Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (Updated)

PRIVACY POLICY (Updated May 23, 2018)

We are serious about securing your privacy while using our services at RootsPoint.com. By registering to our site, you must first agree to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use document during the registration process. We do not share your information with anyone, nor will we sell your information to any third parties. Your personal information is protected with your password and your email address. Your name, email address, and RootsPoint.com password is all we ask for. We will never store credit card or other additional personal information. Be careful what information you decide to share with others in comments, messages, or the like, as we are not responsible for information you freely share with others. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use document often as it is subject to change at any time.

We may send you notification emails to confirm your registration for the site, following your purchase of a subscription or book, or as an answer to a query initiated by you, the user. We may also send out an email in the event of a security concern or an update of this privacy policy. These emails are for the purpose of informing you of transactions you make on our site and not for marketing purposes.

You have a choice, as a user, to register on our site via your Facebook login. This process will grant us access to your basic profile information like name and profile picture. Your name and profile picture will be shown to other website users, but we will not share other personal information from your Facebook account. If you don’t want your Facebook basic profile information shared, don’t use Facebook to register for our site.

We use cookies to track affiliate traffic to our site. Cookies also help us to recognize you, as a registered user, if you return to our site to use our services. You can prevent this from happening by disabling our cookies in your browser settings.

We use Google Analytics to collect non-personal information for statistical purposes such as demographic data, devices used to access the internet, and browsers used while visiting our site.

We use third-party merchant services such as Amazon, PayPal and Stripe. You are subject to these service providers’ privacy policies and terms of use when an ecommerce transaction is made by you through our subscription service or GenMall.

We feature links to third-party genealogical services such as 23andMe, GenealogyBank.com, OneGreatFamily.com, e-yearbook.com, Genealogical.com, Larson Digital and Genealogists.com. You are subject to the privacy policies and terms of use of these companies when you follow our links and browse these entities’ sites.

We sell pdf copies and hard copies of books from third-party vendors and are not responsible in any way, shape or form for the content of these entities’ books or are not legally bound in any way for copyright or other related issues, except to issue a refund for the purchase price of any book(s) you purchased through our site.

Our search engine features data from several third-party genealogical databases. If you find information about you in one of our databases (this is VERY rare) that you would like removed, please contact us by email at info@rootspoint.com or snail mail us at RootsPoint.com, 2850 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 200, Henderson, Nevada, 89052, Attn: Personal Data.

In the event of a buyout (someone purchasing this website), the information of our user base that you entered when you registered for our site, or any comments you made to the site, will be transferred along with every other part of our website.

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use, please write to us by email at info@rootspoint.com or snail mail us at RootsPoint.com, 2850 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 200, Henderson, Nevada, 89052, Attn: Privacy and Terms.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE

The internet pages available at www.RootsPoint.com, and all linked pages (“Site”), are owned and operated by RootsPoint, Inc., and is accessed by you under the Terms of Use described below (“Terms of Use”).

By using any part of this site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree, then do not continue to use the site.

MODIFICATIONS

RootsPoint.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the Terms of Use at any time. RootsPoint.com will notify you via email if it deems any change to be a major alteration to this agreement. Use of the Services by you following such notification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use as modified.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Subject to full compliance with the Terms of Use, RootsPoint.com may offer to provide certain services and content, as described more fully on the Site, (“Services”). Services shall include, but not be limited to, any service RootsPoint.com performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed on the Site (“Content”). RootsPoint.com may change, suspend or discontinue the Services including any Content for any reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. RootsPoint.com may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.

YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

In order to use Services, you are required to register with RootsPoint.com and select a password and username (“User ID”). You can also choose to register with your Facebook authorization credientials. You are also required to enter a valid email address in order to validate/verify your account. This information must be accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your account. You may not (i) use a User ID that attempts to impersonate another member of RootsPoint.com; (ii) use as a RootsPoint.com User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) use as a RootsPoint.com User ID a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. RootsPoint.com reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a RootsPoint.com User ID in its discretion. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your RootsPoint.com password. Services are available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old. If you do not so qualify, do not attempt to register for or use the Services.

RULES AND CONDUCT

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by RootsPoint.com. These include, but are not limited to:

1. to submit arguments or comments that abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other RootsPoint.com users.
2. to contribute any argument or comment that is infringing, racist, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party.
3. for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you are an international user, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
4. to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any RootsPoint.com user.
5. to create or submit unwanted email (“Spam”) to any other RootsPoint.com users or any URL.
6. to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
7. to submit arguments or comments linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, or other means of advertising or methods of Spam.
8. with the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that creates an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site; RootsPoint.com may remove any Content and RootsPoint.com accounts at any time for any reason, or for no reason at all.

CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE

By uploading, submitting Content, unless source quoted, you represent and warrant that you own all rights in the Content and you agree that the Content will be subject to the Creative Commons Public Domain License.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The Service, Content, and Site are provided on an ‘as is’ basis, without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event will RootsPoint.com be liable for any loss of earnings or any other commercial damages, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other indirect damages, losses or costs arising out of or in correlation with the use of this site or including without limitation, interactions with other site members, claims arising from malfunction or defects in the site or related software or inability to access or use the site by any party, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or telecommunications or system malfunction. Members may include links within their profiles, arguments, or comments. In no event will RootsPoint.com be liable for any inappropriate third party links. You are advised to use caution when clicking on any unreliable third party link. If you do find links that are inappropriate, contact us at info@rootspoint.com, so we can remove said link from our Content.

TERMINATION

RootsPoint.com may terminate or suspend any and all Services and your RootsPoint.com account immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any of the terms or conditions of the Terms of Use. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your RootsPoint.com account, you may simply discontinue using the Services.

MISCELLANEOUS

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms of Use and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind RootsPoint.com in any respect whatsoever.