BFNA Official Genealogy Website - a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
Our privcy policy is in two parts and defines the Blaisdell Family National Association's (BFNA) policy regarding privacy of information.
Part 1 - Addresses BFNA's general policy regarding users accessing the website.
Part 2 - Addresses BFNA's specific policy regarding Personal Identifiable Information (PII) pertaining to data collected and maintained in the BFNA database of genealogical information.
Your privacy is critically important to us
Like most website operators, BFNA may collect non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. BFNA s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BFNA’s visitors use its website. From time to time, BFNA may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
BFNA may also collect potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://www.BFNA.org blog posts. BFNA only discloses logged in users and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally Identifying Information
Certain visitors to BFNA's websites choose to interact with BFNA in ways that require BFNA to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that BFNA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at https://www.BFNAj.org to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility, for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites, products, or services.
BFNA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. BFNA may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BFNA does not disclose your personally identifying information.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
COMMITMENT OF PRIVACY:
Privacy is extremely important to BFNA. To better protect the privacy of those who have so generously provided genealogical and personal information to BFNA, this policy has been adopted by the BFNA Executive Committee to explain the way information is collected and used. BFNA understands the importance of maintaining the confidence of its members by protecting the privacy of information which has been provided to BFNA. BFNA further understands that deceased persons do not have a right of privacy and that certain personal information concerning living individuals is also not protected. Having said that, BFNA desires to comply with the reasonable privacy requests of its members and others when they submit personal information about themselves or their living family members for such information not to be shared with the general public. BFNA understands that assurances of privacy have been given to numerous providers and Members in the past and that such requests may be made in the future and BFNA intends to honor all the past and future assurances of privacy.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information. BFNA has decided that the information collected and /or provided to it shall not be available online nor will the entire database or significant parts thereof, be available through any of the following means:
INFORMATION ON LIVING INDIVIDUALS:
BFNA recognizes the importance of maintaining the privacy of information collected with respect to living persons and especially minors. BFNA strongly discourages minor children from submitting personal information to BFNA. BFNA may collect and may receive information provided by members and others about living individuals in the form of marriage announcements, birth announcements, and obituaries which may contain information concerning living individuals. Such submission includes the right of BFNA to make such information available to other family Members (as discussed below) upon request and to publish such information in the Blaisdell Papers. Providers of personal information regarding living individuals have the right to request that such information, or certain designated portions thereof, be deleted from the BFNA database. Further, BFNA will avoid collecting social security numbers, medical information, health histories, or DNA information or similar personal information on living individuals. Likewise, personal information (on any individual, living or deceased) which might be considered disparaging or otherwise non-edifying in the opinion of the BFNA Genealogist shall not be maintained by BFNA in its database.
SHARING OR INFORMATION WITH THIRD PAARTIES:
BFNA may from time to time provide information, including personal information on living individuals to Members of BFNA upon their specific request. Members of BFNA must indicate that they are part of or related to the particular Blaisdell line being requested. Non-Members of the BFNA may request information concerning such non-Member’s particular Blaisdell ancestors but such information is limited to those individuals in the Ancestral Quest database who have been deceased for at least fifty years; the BFNA Genealogist shall in his/her sole discretion determine whether or not to provide the requested information based upon the aforementioned guidelines. None of the information collected or provided shall be leased or sold. However, BFNA shall require a reimbursement fee, as may be determined by the Executive Committee to produce and mailing of family information to those requesting such information.
AVAILABILITY OF THIS POLICY:
The BFNA Executive Committee reserves the right to revise or amend this Policy at any time in its sole discretion.