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Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC Privacy Policy

This notice discloses the privacy policy of Family Roots Publishing Co, LLC. This applies to information collected by the FRPC website and the associated GenealogyBlog.com, as well as the Genealogy Newsline Newsletter.

If you wish to purchase at the FamilyRootsPublishing.com website, you must register. During registration a user is required to give their name, billing and shipping address, phone number, and email address. This information may be used to bill for and ship the products/services which you purchased listed on our site. GenealogyBlog.com is a free site, featuring genealogy related news, articles, and products. No data is kept on visitors to the site, and cookies are not used to track visitors.

Genealogy Newsline is a free newsletter produced in cooperation with GenealogyBlog.com and the FamilyRootsPublishing.com site. Subscribers receive the newsletter as well as genealogy-related product emails. The newsletter is an opt-in email product. Subscribers to the Genealogy Newsline signed up online at the FamilyRootsPublishing.com, Everton.com, GenealogyBlog.com, by email, or at genealogy conferences. To opt-out and stop receiving our emails, click on the Unsubscribe link at the base of email Newsletters, or advertising emails received from us.

Credit Card Data

Although a credit card is required to make most purchases at the Family Roots Publishing Co. site, we do not store this data in any way. The credit card processing bank (Elavon Inc., a processor of credit card transactions and a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp.) only gives us the last 4 digits of your credit card, and expiration date of your card. Although inconvenient, you will need to reenter your card number when making each purchase.

What Personal Data Is Collected About You?

• Name • Address - both billing & shipping • Phone number • Email address • Your product purchases • Last 4 digits & exp. date of credit card when purchasing.

How Is Your Data used?

Your name, address, email and password are used to identify you to the website. The password is also used to ensure the security of the minimal data kept at the website.

Your product purchase records are created at the point of invoicing, and are an identical copy of the invoice you receive when receiving product.

Your email address may also be used for communications about the following. You may opt-out of any of these communications at any time.

• Genealogy News of general interest carried in the Genealogy Newsline. • News dealing with genealogy-related events • News and promotions of genealogy-related products. • Changes to this privacy policy • If you contact us, we will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us.

Sharing of Data

Your Contact information is not sold, rented or shared with other entities. We will not share your information with any third party outside of Family Roots Publishing, LLC.

How long will the data be stored for?

Your minimal contact information is stored as long as you maintain an account with Family Roots Publishing, or receive the Genealogy Newsline. Data created when invoicing product is kept for a minimum of seven years, as required by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Security Procedures

• The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. • We have in place appropriate physical, electronic, technical, operational and managerial procedures to protect all personal data both online and offline. • We use encryption of data at rest and in transit (https) to protect all personal data. • We use Bluehost servers, which are accessible only to minimal authorized personnel. • Our computing practices are reviewed regularly, to assure the utmost in security. • GenealogyBlog.com, as well as the Genealogy Newsline contains numerous links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our readers to be aware when they leave our site, or email from us that other sites may have different Privacy Policies. Please read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Sweepstakes, Surveys and Contests

From time-to-time our company, via email, blog or newsletter, may request information using sweepstakes, surveys or contests. Participation in these sweepstakes, surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. The information collected will be used for marketing purposes by Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC in most cases.

Data Ownership

We are the sole owners of the information collected by Family Roots Publishing, LLC. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, phone or other direct contact from you. We will not and do not sell or rent this information to anyone.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact me immediately at Lmeitzler@gmail.com. This is the personal email of Leland K Meitzler, the owner-manager of Family Roots Publishing. Your privacy is important to us at Family Roots Publishing. Again – if you do not wish to receive email communications from us, please click the Unsubscribe link at the base of our communications, and you won’t hear from us again, unless you opt-in to do so.