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Privacy Policy

The Federation of Genealogical Societies respects your privacy. Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number, and email address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of FGS.

Cookies

The Federation of Genealogical Societies uses cookies to remember certain user information. Cookies are electronic identifiers that are transferred automatically to your computer through your browser that allow our computers to save certain information you provide us and store information about you so we can recognize you when you visit our website in the future. This can speed login and creates a customized website that fits your needs. You may, at any time, disable or refuse to accept cookies by changing the preferences or settings on your web browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to use our website.

Credit Card Details

The Federation of Genealogical Societies will only ask for credit card details when purchasing an item on the Federation of Genealogical Societies website or when registering for an Federation of Genealogical Societies event or conference. Credit card information is never stored on the Federation of Genealogical Societies website. The Federation of Genealogical Societies will never ask you to enter credit card details as a means of verifying your identity or to log in.

External Sites

The Federation of Genealogical Societies is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites to which the Federation of Genealogical Societies website may link. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Use of Personal Information

Personal information consists of the information you supplied (e.g. name, address, telephone number, and email address) as well as information collected about how you use the website (e.g. memberships, conference registration). Unidentifiable statistical data is not considered "personal information" nor is any information you publicly share on the website or otherwise make public.

The Federation of Genealogical Societies only uses personal information for the purposes needed to provide the website, membership or subscriptions benefits and other services. Those include performing normal business operations such as billing and accounting, processing requests or purchases, and allowing access to members or subscribers only content.

The Federation of Genealogical Societies does not sell, share, or give away any personal information you provided to any outside entity, except as needed to process your orders for memberships, subscriptions, conference registrations, or other items the Federation of Genealogical Societies might sell.

Opt-Out Procedure

If you no longer wish to receive communications from the Federation of Genealogical Societies, you may opt out at any time. Most emails have that option but if one does not, please email info@fgs.org and advise which types of communication(s) you wish to stop.

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet

While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to the Federation of Genealogical Societies and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition, other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through FGS have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Federation of Genealogical Societies privacy policy, you may contact us at:
Federation of Genealogical Societies
PO Box 200940
Austin, TX 78720-0940
(888) 347-1500