Effective January 1, 2023
Who are we?
OurBigClan.com is a small, independent, non-commercial, and privately run family history site.
The purpose of this site is to document and publish online the genealogy of the families shown throughout this site and within the family database. We research and record the life of individuals and families. We share that information with family members. We publish the data to benefit other family members and family history researchers in the hope that they may contact us with more information.
We attempt to be transparent in the way we process your personal information and that of living family members. If you have concerns or questions that aren’t addressed elsewhere in this document, please use the Contact form in the menu above to let us know.
The US has no privacy laws in places like the EU GDPR and Data Privacy regulations. In Europe, privacy laws are interpreted by many genealogy sites as referring exclusively to the relationship between the site’s data controller and the people registered to use their site. I am adopting those rules for this site, in order for family members to trust this site.
There is a large group of living subjects in our database, this Privacy Statement is to address them.
Our family tree would be severely diminished if it did not include the latest generations, so this site contains details of living people. Their details are not displayed to people who access the site anonymously, and login is only available to family members and researchers who subscribe and are manually approved by the site administrator.
Personal information of living family members
If you want to see, edit, or delete information in the family tree that relates to your family’s living members, the most effective way is to register as a member of the site after which you will be able to access and request edit or deletion of the records yourself.
If you would prefer not to have to edit the data yourself we can provide you with a guest login that will let you view the information we hold. If you are unhappy about any aspect of it you can use the Contact form in the menu above to tell us about it.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit and restore some of your preferences (such as your preferred language).
You can configure your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in certain cases. Disabling cookies will limit the functionality of this website.
What happens when you block cookies
The two most visible outcomes from blocking cookies are:
- You will be unable to login successfully because your login details are normally stored in a cookie. You will be treated as an anonymous browser and access to the records of living people will be denied.
- The GDPR cookie consent and privacy preferences footer bar will appear on every page you visit because your GDPR consent status would normally be stored in some of the blocked cookies. On every page, you will be treated as a new visitor, and Agreeing to or Dismissing the cookie consent bar will have no effect.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, the personal details and the inquiry will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this data with third parties.
This site is privately funded and uses no commercial advertising. This means we do not share your personal data with any advertisers.
We use no analytics on this site.
Changes to this Statement
Changes to this statement will occur from time to time as we update policies or any laws change.
Commonly used cookies
This is a list of some of the common cookies used on this site. We are currently in the process of identifying new entries and will update this table periodically. Depending on your browser settings and the page you are visiting you may not see all of these
|tng||Cookies with this prefix are related to the family tree software “The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding” (TNG) and are used to manage your journey around the family tree pages. The number and exact name of these cookies depend on which of the dozens of TNG screens you are visiting and a full list would not add any more useful information.|
Disabling these cookies will seriously impact your ability to view content in the family tree
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The print is prepared by exchanging data with the Print Friendly server
19 July 2018
This plugin has been disabled because the free version is not currently GDPR compliant. It will be reinstated once it is compliant.