PRIVACY POLICY
PRIVACY POLICY
PRIVACY
I, Larry Lachance, as the author and publisher of this website, consider the privacy of visitors (especially those who are related) to be extremely important. This privacy policy describes in detail the types of personal information collected and recorded and how it's used. (Nothing is really collected!)  This Privacy Policy applies to www.lachance.org (hereinafter, "us", "we", "www.lachance.org", "Lachance & Bussell Family Genealogy Website" or "Website").

CONSENT 
This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on this Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting this Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions and by your use of this website, you hereby agree to conditions contained in this privacy policy.

If you need more information or have any questions about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact me directly by a means provided on the "Contact" page on this website or at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for visiting the Lachance & Bussell Family Genealogy Website and reviewing this privacy policy. I've tried to make this clear: This site, nor it's author, will collect personal information about you when you visit the website unless you choose to provide that information to me.

Below is how information about your visit to the website is handled:

NAMES AND RELATIONSHIPS
Most genealogy programs today, including the software I use locally, are able to suppress the names of living individuals and substitute "living" or "still living". I have made a careful attempt to suppress the names of living individuals throughout.  Sometimes this is not possible, for instance, names taken from obituary notices or other news content.  If you are aware that someone is living and their full name is shown here, please let me know, so I can remedy the situation.  Please note that for the software I am using to compile my database, it is a date of birth that renders an individual as "living".

PERSONAL DATA ACCESS
NOTE: ONLY INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE REGISTERED WITH THIS SITE, PROVEN TO BE A LEGITIMATE FAMILY MEMBER AND ARE SECURELY LOGGED IN TO THE SITE DATABASE WILL BE ABLE TO VIEW INFORMATION ON LIVING INDIVIDUALS.

Personal data access is restricted to registered family members who must login to access the normally suppressed personal data of living individuals. At the discretion of the site owner (Larry Lachance), access may be restricted to their own family branch only. Any individual who desires to register must first read the Privacy Policy, agree with the Terms of Use, and then, register for a user account. When registering for a user account, you must demonstrate a direct connection to a grand-parent, great-grand-parent, or great-great-great-grandparent within our family tree. If you are not related, you will not normally be granted a user account except under mitigating circumstances. In this case, a temporary or time-limited account MAY be made available at the discretion of the site owner.

ONLINE PRIVACY ONLY
This privacy policy applies only to the online activities of the website and is valid for visitors to this website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

NOTICE ABOUT INTERNET PRIVACY
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information or in any other way, maliciously attempt to make changes to this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 - U.S. Code, Title 18, Part I, Chapter 47, ยง 1030. More information about this act can be found here: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1030

LOG FILES
Like many other Web sites, www.lachance.org makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site - a standard procedure for most hosting companies and a part of hosting services analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
If you do nothing during your visit other than browse through the website, read pages, or download information, certain information, as described above, about your visit is automatically generated. Again, this information does nothing to identify you personally.
This information is used only to help me make our site more useful to visitors by learning about the number of visitors to the site and the types of technology visitors use. Of particular use is the browser being used which allows me as the author of the page to make sure the pages are readable in the most common browsers used by the majority of visitors.

COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
This website uses cookies, in particular, Session Cookies, to store information about visitors' preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Session Cookies are temporary cookies stored in the browser's memory just until the browser is closed.
These types of cookies pose less of a security risk and are used to control the page elements shown to a user during a single multi-page visit to a website, and for other short-term storage purposes.

GATHERING OF PERSONALLY INDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Certain visitors to Lachance and Bussell Family Genealogy websites choose to interact with Website in ways that require the Website to gather personally identifiable information. The amount and type of information that is gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who request a registration are asked to provide a username and email address.  Guestbook users, those submitting feedback, etc., share similar identifiable information.

SECURITY
The security of your Personal Information is very important, but one must also remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While I do my everything I can to use commercially acceptable means to protect information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This website contains links to websites outside of the Lachance.org site. These links are provided because some readers find them useful. All outside linked sites open in a new/separate browser window and once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the that site. www.LACHANCE.org is not responsible for the content (including terms, conditions and privacy policy) of any website linked from this site. All outside links provided are for information purposes only, for your convenience and are not be regarded as an endorsement by me unless I've recommended the site for some specific reason and made a statement to this effect.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES
Although most changes are likely to be minor, this Privacy Policy may change from time to time, and at the authors sole discretion.Should I update, amend or make any changes to this privacy policy, those changes will be posted here. I encourage all visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.
This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.
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If you use information or data from this site, you must give proper acknowledgement and credit. 
Contact me with your comments and corrections.
Copying expressly forbidden except for your PERSONAL (not-for-profit/non-commercial) Family History/Genealogy.