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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Heirlines Family History & Genealogy Website and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

Internet Security Policy

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. Internet domain information (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from a university’s domain) and IP address information (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. If you linked to the Heirlines Family History & Genealogy website from another website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an e-mail to James W. Petty or someone else at Heirlines Family History & Genealogy, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information that you request. If you submit your writings through our website for the newsletter, we use your personal identification information only in considering your writings for the newsletter. If your writings are published by Heirlines Family History & Genealogy, upon your request and expressed permission, we will include your name, credentials, and a condensed biography. We do not collect personal information for any other purposes. The information you provide is not given to any private organizations or private persons. Heirlines Family History & Genealogy does not collect or use information for commercial marketing without your expressed permission.

Comments, and questions submitted online through the solutions provided on by Heirlines Family History & Genealogy may be included in newsletters, FAQ’s, and other materials published for the purpose of helping people with genealogy research. Personal identification information will not be included without your permission.

Links to Other Sites

Our website has links to the websites of many other organizations. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.