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  • The New England Historic Genealogical Society has created this statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for our website, AmericanAncestors.org.

    We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart and to gather broad demographic information.

    Our site uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes only. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests.

    This site contains links to other sites. AmericanAncestors.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

    Our site uses an order form for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect visitor's contact information (e.g., email address), unique identifiers, financial information (e.g., credit card numbers), and demographic information (e.g., zip code, age, or income level). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders and information about our company to our customers and to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Users may opt out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Financial information that is collected is used to check the user's qualifications and to bill the user for products and services. Unique identifiers are collected from website visitors to verify the user's identity and for use as account numbers in our record system. Demographic and profile data is used to tailor our visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

    This site uses a tool which collects your requests for pages and passes elements of them to search engines to assist them in indexing this site, and track marketing behavior for promotional effectiveness. We control the configuration of the tool and are responsible for any information sent to the search engines. 

    Public Forums
    This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. NEHGS reserves the right to modify and/or delete postings for clarity, appropriateness or any other reason.

    Security
    This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. NEHGS (AmericanAncestors.org ) will never sell or share your personal information with anyone, for any reason without your express written consent.

    Children's Guidelines
    This site gives children the ability to publicly post or distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent.

    Choice/Opt-Out
    Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor. Users may remove their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service by sending email to the webmaster at: webmaster@nehgs.org.

    Correct/Update
    This site gives users several options for changing and modifying information previously provided. Please email webmaster@nehgs.org.

    Contacting the Website Administrator
    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact webmaster@nehgs.org.

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