understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your information in
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website
When using authenticated Geni services on our site, account identification for the Geni user is stored to provide services.
Family Tree information process by HistoryLink and SmartCopy is NOT stored or retained. Authentication to Geni is done via token maintained by the user's browser.
This site does NOT store or even see your Geni password.
How do we use your information?
We use the information to identify the user and process Geni requests.
How do we protect visitor information?
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their
information to maintain the safety of your personal information. When using SmartCopy, TLS encryption is used between the user, SmartCopy systems, and Geni.com.
Do we use 'cookies'?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's
hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to
based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use
cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better
site experiences and tools in the future.
• Understand and save user's preferences
for future visits.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you
can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each
browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you disable cookies, some features may not function. It can turn off some of the
features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google Analytics may be used to see demographics, system platform information and site usage.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the
nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and
online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
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