What measures have you taken to protect my privacy?
I have followed the standard guidelines for genealogists. This involves the removal of birth dates, addresses and other notes for living individuals. The links to the family tree are retained - i.e. connections, marriages etc.
Nothing is included in my database for living individuals which cannot be found in official public records.
Deceased persons have no rights to privacy.
I don't want my name on the family tree - can I prevent you putting it there?
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Basically - no. If you are a family member then the integrity of the tree will be spoilt if individuals want themselves removed.
If you have strong arguments for not having your name there then please submit them to the webmaster who will use her discretion.
This may earn yourself a place in the Cactus section of the Acknowledgments!
Co-operation is all important in building a tree which will be of use to future generations.
There is some sensitive information about a deceased relative that I do not want shown on the internet. What can I do?
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Write and explain the problem to the webmaster who will use her discretion if necessary.
What happens if another family member to whom you have given information puts up their own site and doesn't observe privacy for living individuals?
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Any family member can share the information and likewise set up their own website - there are already several related sites on the web. I have no influence over how others wish to present the facts. If anybody thinks the privacy issues are being ignored then they should take up the matter with the owner of that particular site.
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