Privacy Statement

The Family Tree recognizes the importance of protecting information we may collect from visitors to our website, www.familytreemd.org (the “Site”).  Our policy is to use the information we acquire from visitors to our Site for internal purposes only, and we maintain appropriate security measures designed to keep this information private. By visiting the Site, you agree to the practices detailed in this Privacy Statement. If you don’t agree to the privacy statement you may not use our site. The Family Tree reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Statement simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to The Family Tree by sending an email to info@familytreemd.org. Please reference the Privacy Statement in your subject line.

Personal Information

Users can visit our Site without revealing any information about themselves. If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet for the purposes of correspondence, processing a donation or providing a subscription to a publication (such as our newsletter), then it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information at the time the information is collected.
Technical information, such as the date, time and length of your visit, browser type and IP address, may be used for analysis of traffic patterns (site management). No information collected by us on the Site is shared with third parties by selling, giving, trading, or any other method.  Users of this site will not receive unsolicited contact from a third party.

Protection of Information

All information collected by The Family Tree, such as name, address, and credit card (if making an online donation or purchasing an item), is stored subject to policies, procedures and measures designed to ensure the security of the information.  More particularly, in order to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the security of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.

Use of Cookies

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site.  A cookie is a small string of text that a web site can send to your browser. Cookies are used to enhance the user’s visit, by  securely storing a user’s ID and password, personalize home pages, identify what parts of the Site have been visited, or keep track of selections in a “shopping cart.” Cookies help us to understand which parts of our Site are the most popular where our visitors are going, and how long they spend there. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. 
Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to have cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies.  If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.