We respect your privacy and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy while online at Tree52.com (the "website"). The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the website.
Information we collect
We collect the following information in our website from our site users..
1. Email Address.
2. User Name.
3. Password. (We do not store your password directly, only an encrypted version that can be matched to similarly encrypted entries. If you forget your password, a new temporary one will be generated.)
4. One or more challenge questions and answers for use if you forget your password (future feature).
We do not share personal private information with other companies or third parties, but if the need arises to change this policy, we will not do so until we get explicit permission from our users. We never sell your personal information to third parties. If, in the course of time, ownership of Tree52.com is transfered, the database containing your information will be included in that transfer, of course. If a new owner intends to change these terms, they will be bound by these same terms (any modifications will require permission from each user to keep using the data).
Announcements and other messages
We may email messages to you directly on matters concerning your acount, to notify you of messages from other users, or to otherwise enhance your experience on the website, including, but not limited to: invitations to start or view threads in the forums, to increase your participation in the Surname Registry, to encourage the contribution of content, and to consider becoming a volunteer caretaker. Occasionally we email announcements to our users. You may opt out of some of these, after receiving a few, by visiting your account page.
Like most websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Roudrunner Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. This information is used for purposes, including but not limited to: analyzing usage trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
This website contains links to other third party external sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.