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Commitment to your Privacy

This site is owned and operated by Anthony T. Holdener III. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to me. At Holdener.com, I want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because I gather certain types of information about the family that could be potentially dangerous, I feel you should fully understand my policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of this information. This privacy statement discloses what information I gather and how I use it.

Information Holdener.com Gathers

At Holdener.com, I gather two types of sensitive information:

  • Information that family members provide through optional submissions. These are voluntary submissions to provide me with genealogy information I collect in my database, and present as web pages on this site.
  • Information that users provide to me for login requests so that I may determine if they are valid family members who have a right to view some, but not necessarily all, of the information I provide throughout the site. Under no circumstances will I divulge any information about an individual user to any third party.

Holdener.com Gathers Information with the Following Processes

Manditory Login Information

To gain access to more information within the site, a login is required. To acquire a login to holdener.com, you must send me personal information so that I may properly assess whether or not you are a family member. No one who is not related to the Holdener family may gain a login to the site.

Optional Voluntary Information

I offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

This site
Everything on this site is provided to you, the user, for no charge. The site, however, would not exist without the availablilty of family information.
Genealogy collection
I readily collect genealogy information related to the Holdener family. This information is used solely for the genealogy database or genealogy documents on this site to be disseminated to other Holdeners around the world.

Usage tracking

I track user traffic patterns throughout all of the site. However, I do not correlate this information with data about individual users. I do break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

I sometimes track and catalogs the search terms that users enter in the Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. I use tracking information to determine which areas of the site users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas. I do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps me to continue to build a better service for you.

Use of Information

I use any information voluntarily given by my users to enhance the experience while on the site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements within the genealogy application or to better prepare future content based on the interests of my users.

I create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns. I will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of my users or the public.

Sharing of the Information

I use the above-described information to tailor my content to suit your needs. I will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of my users or the public.

Security

I operate a secure data network protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. My security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals (me) have access to the information provided by my users.

Opt-Out Policy

I give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.
  • Opting not to devulge information on the user's family to the site.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by me. If I decide to change my privacy policy, I will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances I disclose it.

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