Data Protection and Cookies Policy

Data protection

The owners of this private and non-commercial family genealogy site take the protection of your personal data extremely serious. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. Genealogy details of living and deceased persons are, for privacy purposes, visible only to logged-in site users. Password protected user accounts are only supplied to family members upon application to and approval from the site administrator. Personal information is only used for creating listings, reports, charts and family trees for the members of the genealogy database. Details of living and deceased persons are not sold or shared with third parties for any purposes, and this site does not carry out any marketing to companies nor to individuals.

The use of our website is not possible without providing personal data. When personal information is requested, for example name and email address when you register, this info must be given for a person to be approved and registered as a user. This data will never be shared with or passed on to third parties.

Sending information over the Internet is subject to security issues. Complete protection of the data from being accessed by third parties is not possible. We have, however, set up an HTTPS server with a browser-trusted SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt, where the public and private keys are establishing a secure connection to make data transfer to and from the site as secure as possible.

Cookies

This website use cookies - small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. These files do not harm your computer and they do not contain viruses. The cookies perform important functions in the operation of the website.

Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are normally automatically deleted when you close your browser, but some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit and restore some of your preferences, such as your preferred language.

You can configure your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow their use only in certain cases. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

Server log files

The server that runs this website collects and automatically stores information which your browser transmits to us - in server log files. We have, in addition to TNG's own collection function, installed the program "Statcounter - Web Analytics Made Easy". The following types of information are collected and stored:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address (anonymized)
  • Time of request

These data are not assigned to specific persons and the data are not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right, however, to check the data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Inquiries via the 'Contact Us' form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored. This is done in order to process the request, for use in case of follow-up questions and for later communication with the site administrator. We will never pass on to or share this data with any third parties.

Right to information, cancellation and blocking

At any time you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of any processing or transmission, along with a right to correct, block or delete this data.

Contact us

For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time.