Updated 1 January 2022
recognise that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of
personal information I receive and collect when you use Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com and IrishGenealogyNews.com, as well as some of the steps I take to safeguard information. This will help
you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with me.
As the sole manager of Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com and IrishGenealogyNews.com
(referred to collectively below as IGT.com) I strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and
integrity in all my operations. Likewise, I am committed to protecting your
data and privacy.
and web beacons are
small chunks of data created by a web server.
arrive via your web browser (ex. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari,
etc) and are stored on your computer.
allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application
can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and
remembering information about your preferences. They prevent you having to
re-enter your information on certain website from scratch each time you visit
cookies on Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com and IrishGenealogyNews.com to help me identify and track
visitors, their use of my website and blog, and their access preferences.
Google Analytics cookies
Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com and IrishGenealogyNews.com
use Google Analytics to analyze the use of these sites. Google Analytics
collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other
information about website/blog use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on
your computer. I share this analytical information with Google, which stores and use this
and IrishGenealogyNews.com use information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits
to the websites, browsers and operating systems.
only gives me the data you choose to share with me.
NO personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies.
I use the
information that Google Analytics generates relating to my websites to create
reports about the use of the sites. These reports allow me to update the sites
and improve your usage of them.
choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept
cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if
you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the websites (see
If you do
not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install
its opt-out browser extension or
I use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on my websites. These
you've seen an advertisement. We share this information with these companies,
but do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie
or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information
from our websites.
You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click here to do that.
Affiliate products and services
an affiliate commission for some, but not all, of the products/services mentioned or promoted on Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com and IrishGenealogyNews.com. This commission is small, but helps to offset some of the costs of managing, hosting and updating two large sites. It also helps me to pay for the subscriptions to some of the major family history databases (I do not receive free access from any of the database suppliers; I pay the same rates as every other customer).
When I mention these products/services or include a relevant advert of a product/service, I do so only if I have used their product/service and am comfortable
to recommend their product/service to other researchers.
clicking on a product or service link, you consent to that platform's use of
cookies, as outlined in the documents linked to here:
Refusing cookies - you have a choice
of browsers are Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer.
browsers allow you to choose how cookies are handled by your device via your
browser settings. Browsers mentioned above allow you:
accept all cookies
b) to notify you when a cookie is issued
c) to not receive cookies at any time
this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of my site.
Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all
cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.
fully experience the interactive features of the site.
Personally identifiable information
Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com and IrishGenealogyNews.com may collect and use your personal information for the following
- to run and operate the sites
- to display content on the
- to understand how users as a
group use the services and resources provided on these sites
- to improve the sites
- to improve my products and
- to respond to your
enquiries, questions, and/or other requests
and IrishGenealogyNews.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety
of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit my site or fill out the
- If you complete a form, I
will require your name and your email address, and will ask for
information relevant to the purpose of the form.
- If you purchase a product from
IGT.com, the sale will be handled by my online sales facilitator, ejunkie.
All sales are through PayPal (you do not need an account). Your billing
address and credit card details are not shared with me.
- Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com and IrishGenealogyNews.com
lets you share content with your friends and followers on various social
media platforms. Below are links to the privacy policies of:
always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit my sites
anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain
If I make
material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, I
will inform you by placing a notice on my sites. I will use personal information
received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it
to third parties.
collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. I do
not use IP addresses for any other purpose.
Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com and IrishGenealogyNews.com contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you.
However, once you have used them to leave my sites, I do not have any control
over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection
and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These
sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by
reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA),
enacted in 2018, creates new consumer rights relating to the access to,
deletion of, and sharing of personal information that is collected by
We have not sold any personal information in the previous 12 months (nor since 2008 when this website launched).
Non-personally identifiable information
collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact
with my sites. Non-personally identifiable information may include the
browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method
of connecting to my sites, such as the operating system and the Internet
service provider you used, and other similar information.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
My websites are directed to adults. They are not directed to children under the age of
16. I operate my sites in compliance with current regulations. Anyone
under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use these sites. I do not
knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under
16 years of age.
Release of information
If I sell
one of my sites (Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com and IrishGenealogyNews.com), the information I have obtained
from you through your voluntary participation in that site may transfer to the
new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may
continue. In that event, you will receive notice through my site of
that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to
ensure that the purchaser honours any opt-out requests you might make.
Personally identifiable information and
non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored
on the host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc, located at 1000 Saint-Jean
Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.
Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com uses only one third-party service – ejunkie. This is to enable
payments for and delivery of my own e-products. See 'Personally Identifiable Information' above for a link to ejunkie's
How you can correct or remove information
personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable
information through my website and would like to download and review that
information, click on this link.
also request to edit or delete any of your information from the servers
by clicking on this link.
not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless
required by law to do so.
Updates and effective date
and IrishGenealogyNews.com reserve the right to make changes to this policy. If there is a
material change in the sites' cookie and privacy practices, I will indicate on
the sites that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated
will know what information I collect and how I use it.
If you do
here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the
collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.