Last updated 16 October 2011
This page explains how www.familyresearcher.co.uk, which is owned by Jane Hewitt Family Tree Researcher, uses any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.
What information do we collect?
We collect two kinds of information from visitors to www.familyresearcher.co.uk: information you provide to us when you commission research, and logs of activity on our website.
At www.familyresearcher.co.uk we value your privacy very highly. When you commission a research project, you provide information to us. This information is used for two purposes: to communicate with you during a research project (to keep you informed of progress, to pass on research findings and certificates, and for billing), and for undertaking the actual research in tracing your ancestors. We never pass on your private information to other companies. We do not engage in bulk email or text messaging activities. We will not publish any information about living individuals on our website (with the exception of acknowledgements for contributions made or if we publish a notice at the request of an individual or organisation), nor will we publish your family tree unless you ask us to. If you wish us to attempt to trace living individuals who are your long lost relatives, we will not pass on your contact details unless you specifically ask us to do so.
Site usage information
Log files recorded by our ISP allow us to understand visitor’s use of the site. We analyse log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information and they are not used to identify any individual patterns of use of the site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
The Family Researcher website provides, free of charge, an assortment of research findings, transcripts and other information such as the Blitz Resource Centre etc. We do this to help preserve local history and to help people who are conducting their own family tree research. It costs money to run a website, because we have to pay our internet hosting company. For this reason we show advertisements to help fund the Family Researcher website. Third party advertisers may place and read cookies, or use web beacons to gather information in the course of serving advertisements. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites. Jane is a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.co.uk.
What happens when I link to another site?
If you wish to contact us, email . We also have a Contact form which can be used to send short messages to us. If you choose to use the contact form then we capture the information you provide along with the sender's IP address, which we only use in the event of needing to block a spammer or to report abuse.