For each visitor to the Web site, the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society's servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the IP address and domain name (e.g., txmcgs.org) of visitors. This information is used for internal review, to tailor information to individual visitors and for Web site traffic audits.
The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society may place a "cookie" on the browser of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information. A cookie may be used to tell when your computer has contacted the Web site. The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society uses the information to compile basic Web site usage data without compromising privacy.
The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society may, in the course of providing services through its Web sites, ask you to disclose voluntarily certain information about yourself. This could include information that identifies you or your household. Any information in the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society's possession solely as a result of your use of the Web site and that is associated with you or your household is considered “Personal Information.” It consists of information supplied by you (e.g., name, address, telephone number and e-mail address). “Personal Information” does not include statistical data about large numbers of users, none of whom are identifiable, nor does it include information that you have posted for public view on the Web site or otherwise publicly disclosed.
The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society uses Personal Information only for purposes necessary to provide the Web site and other products and services to you. These purposes are:
to process requests or orders;
to perform such normal business operations as billing, collecting, and accounting;
to investigate complaints and to protect the Web site and the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society, its readers, and employees as provided by law or in case of emergency, as determined by legal counsel for the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society.
The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society does not rent, sell, barter, or give away any lists containing Personal Information for use by any outside company. The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society also respects the privacy of data on your personal computer and does not access, read, upload, or store data contained in or derived from your private files without your authorization.
Opt Out Procedures
You always may opt out of receiving future mailings or other information from the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society. If the mailing does not have an e-mail cancellation form, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the type of information that you no longer desire to receive.
The following additional terms, conditions, and notices apply to use of the Web site by children under the age of 13 years whenever the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society becomes aware that a user is in that age range.
Users under 13 years of age may not submit or post information on the Web site without the consent of the user’s parent or legal guardian. Prior to collecting any personal information about a child under 13, the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society makes reasonable efforts to obtain consent from the child’s parent after informing the parent about the types of information the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society will collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances it will be disclosed.
Although the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society will apply these children’s terms and conditions whenever it becomes aware that a user who submits Personal Information is less than 13 years old, no method is foolproof. The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society strongly encourages parents and guardians to supervise their children’s online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent children from disclosing online their names, addresses, and other personal information without parental permission.
Personal information collected from children may include any of the information defined above as “Personal Information” with respect to general users of the Web site and may be used by the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society for the same purposes. The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society does not rent, sell, barter, or give away any lists containing a child’s Personal Information for use by any outside company.
If a child enters a game, contest, or other activity sponsored by the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society on the Web site, the child may be required by the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society to provide the minimum Personal Information reasonably necessary for the child to participate in such activity.
A child's parent or legal guardian may request the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society to provide a description of the Personal Information that the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society has collected from the child, as well as instruct the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society to cease further use, maintenance, and collection of Personal Information from the child.
If a child voluntarily discloses his or her name, e-mail address, or other personally-identifying information on chat areas, bulletin boards, or other forums or public posting areas, such disclosures may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.
These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society with respect to use of the Web site, superseding all prior or contemporaneous communications and/or proposals. The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions immediately by posting the changed Terms and Conditions in this location. By continuing to use the Web site, you are agreeing to all changes made by the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to use of the Web site to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
The Web site is controlled and operated by the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society from its principal office in the State of Texas, United States of America. The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society makes no representation that materials on the Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. The Web site is not intended to subject the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than the State of Texas and the United States of America.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society site, or your dealings with the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society, you may contact us at:
Mid-Cities Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 407
Bedford, Texas 76095