As a reader of many other sites, I understand how important privacy, is especially in this day and age.
I want to ensure that my readers feel as safe as possible and the information below is full disclosure on what happens on MyGenealogyObsession.com.
Rest assured that I will never share your information or email with anyone else.
Like many other websites, MyGenealogyObsession.com uses log files to help learn about when, from where and how often traffic flows to this site. The information in the log files include:
Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
Types of browser
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Date and time stamp
Referring and exit pages
Number of clicks (to analyze trends)
All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable.
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“MyGenealogyObsession.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, amazonsupply.com, or myhabit.com.”
Unfortunately, that’s some jargon that I had to include in my policy, but let me speak in plain English from here on:
Currently I’m an affiliate with Amazon and a publisher in the Google Adsense program so you may see some of the advertisements on the site and some of the links in my articles or on the Resources page are affiliate links which means that I’ll collect a small percentage of the sale as commission.
The reason that these are in place is because the small commissions add up and help support the costs to run the site without being overly intrusive to my audience’s experience and learning on the site.
These commissions will never come at a cost to yourself and I vow that whether a particular product offers a commission or not, it will never influence my recommendations or teaching material. I know that trust takes a lifetime to build but only seconds to lose, so you can rest assured that I only link to products which I have used and believe in personally and would recommend.
With that said, I’d like to sincerely thank you and my readers.