John Hank Edson, dba Family Tree Mediation recognizes and respects your privacy. We want you to make the most of this Web site and to feel confident while doing so. The following discloses the information collection, use and disclosure practices for this domain. This policy does not address information obtained offline.
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CALIFORNIA “SHINE THE LIGHT” LAW & YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits consumers who are California residents, to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the categories of personal information (as defined in the Shine the Light law), if any, that we disclosed in the preceding calendar year to third parties for those third parties' direct marketing purposes. Our disclosure requirements apply only if we share our consumers’ personal information with third parties for them to directly market their own products to those consumers, instead of assisting us with our own business. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, contact us as provided in the "Contact Us" tab of this website. However, Family Tree Mediation does not collect and does not disclose to any third parties any personal information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
When you visit the public area of this website, you remain anonymous. To the extent you use the e-mail form via the Web site, or call us via phone to communicate with us, and provide us with personally identifiable information, however, you will not remain anonymous. Because it is impossible to predict every conceivable context in which such information might be provided to us via e-mail, we can provide you no assurance that personally identifiable information you choose to provide to us via e-mail will be maintained as private.
We collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. The IP address data that we collect does not contain any personally identifiable information about you and is used to administer our site, to determine the numbers of different visitors to the site and to gather demographic data. However, when you submit information via this website, that information becomes identifiable and is kept on record as having come from your IP address. This information may be used to identify you on subsequent visits to this site, and to other sites associated with it, and to personalize your user experience.
The non-personally identifiable data that this website collects is accessible by certain Family Tree Mediation personnel as well as certain third-party Web site designers and personnel involved with the third-party service that hosts the Web site. We use all non-personally identifiable data that we collect internally and together with our Web site designer and host in order to improve the Web site. The information is used, for example, to evaluate what portions of the Web site are more popular than others, to determine where visitors to the site came from, and to determine how many times and how often particular pages of the site were accessed. We may use the data to prepare reports regarding Web site activity as part of the process of maintaining and improving the site.
WHAT STEPS DO WE TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY?
To the extent permitted by law, we will not sell, share, or otherwise disclose any of the information collected online without your express permission.
WHAT ARE THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF SITES TO WHICH THIS WEB SITE LINKS?
WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN'S PRIVACY?
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any children under age 13.
IS DATA STORAGE AND PROCESSING CONDUCTED IN THE UNITED STATES?
Regardless of where you are located, the site collects information and processes and stores that information in databases located in the United States.
Family Tree Mediation welcomes questions and comments this website and about this policy. You are welcome to call us with your comments and questions at (650) 762-8733.