Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

iBiographer.com, LLC adopts this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to provide you with notice of its collection and use of personal and personally identifiable information. 

iBiographer.com, LLC may collect personal or personally identifiable information from you when you use the Website or when you participate in its associated services, including but not limited to your first name, your last name, your company name, your email address, your physical address, a description of your family origin, a description of your personal life and family relations, images, audio files and videos of personal life events and relationship with other members (collectively “Personal Information”).

Host privacy

  • A user who creates a biography becomes the “Host User” and owner of the biography and has complete control over the biography

  • The host user can invite family and friends, both those who are not registered and those that are registered on iBiographer.com, to help them build a biography. If the person is not currently registered, the person would be invited to register. Once registered, they will be able to view and propose changes (add information, comments, stories, upload images, audio, videos, etc.) to the biography or event they are invited to help with.

  • The recommendations of the invited users are updated only after the approval of the host user.

  • The host user can any time delete, rearrange and edit information in the biography.

  • The host user can any time disinvite a guest user previously invited and that will prevent the guest user from viewing the biography.

  • The host user would decide whether the biography will be private (viewed only by the host user) or shared (invited users can view the published biography) or public (any registered user can view the published biography on the website).

Individual Privacy

Before a biography can be started the "Host User" needs to obtain permission from the " Individual". If the " Individual" does not wish to have a biography written the "Host User" needs to respect their decision. If the "Host User" does not comply to the" Individual" wishes, the " Individual" needs to follow the following steps:

  • Discuss with "Host User" to reach an amicable agreement.

  • If a satisfactory agreement has not been reached" Individual" needs to contact iBiographer at info@ibiographer.com.

  • If a complaint has been received from the " Individual" who does not wish to have a biography written about them, a thorough investigation will occur.

  • Upon the results of the investigation iBiographer reserves the right to restrict the creation of a biography of that " Individual". In the future to remove the ban iBiographer will need written permission from the " Individual" allowing the "Host User" to write the biography.

Search privacy

  • You can restrict what information appears on your profile in your account settings.

  • The name of a registered user remains private and is not searchable. Any biography that is designated ‘Private’ by the host user is not searchable. If a biography is made ‘Public’ by the owner, the name will be searchable and will appear in search results of major search engines. If you wish for the name to remain private, do not make your biography public. Though iBiographer.com, LLC takes the security of your Personal Information very seriously, iBiographer.com, LLC cannot guarantee that its servers and Website are completely secure. iBiographer.com, LLC uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, but you provide any and all Personal Information at your own risk.

Email privacy

  • We will not provide any user’s personal information to advertisers or third parties. This includes your email addresses and the email addresses of those you invite. There will be no spamming and you will only receive information, notifications and offers that affect your account.

Data / storage privacy

  • All data and information stored can only be seen by those invited by the host user. If you are disinvited by the host user, you will not be able to view the biography, data and information stored by the host user. Storage space is based on the billing plan selected by the host user.

  • Though iBiographer.com, LLC takes the security of your Personal Information very seriously, iBiographer.com, LLC cannot guarantee that its servers and Website are completely secure. iBiographer.com, LLC uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, but you provide any and all Personal Information at your own risk.

General Security

  • iBiographer.com is intended to be a private family website. iBiographer.com, LLC uses commercially reasonable technical and organizational efforts designed to secure and protect your Personal Information, from accidental loss, unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not overcome those measures or use your personal information improperly. You provide any and all Personal Information at your own risk.

 

Consent to Collect and Use Personal Information

By using the Website, you agree to the terms contained within this Privacy Policy. iBiographer.com, LLC will only collect Personal Information from you when you voluntarily provide such information through your use of the Website.

iBiographer.com, LLC collects Personal Information from users which will include name, email address, postal address, credit card number and related information. While using the services offered by the Website, we also collect your date of birth, date of birth of your family members, relations to other members in your biographies, family tree and your pictures and pictures of your family members. All the information submitted to iBiographer.com, LLC is stored with us, including email and other correspondence information to locate you among all the users. We also collect email addresses of invited users in the course of building biographies and family trees of the users. We collect more Personal Information when you purchase a certain service offered on the Website and post other content through the services. We collect Personal Information related to your transactions with us including information necessary to process payments such as your credit card number.

We protect the privacy of young children as mandated by U.S. law. We do not intentionally collect Personal Information about children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then you must not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner or provide any information to the Website. Any information used to create a biography of a child is protected and secure, unless the host user decides to make it public.

By providing Personal Information to iBiographer.com, LLC, you understand and agree that iBiographer.com, LLC will collect and process your Personal Information and you provide your unequivocal consent to the collection and processing of your Personal Information. 

Use of Personal Information

iBiographer.com, LLC may use Personal Information collected from you to provide you with the Website or its associated services, to respond to requests of inviting family and friends on the Website, to improve the Website or its associated services, including but not limited to through iBiographer.com, LLC’s analysis of usage patterns, and to communicate with you to update you on iBiographer Website or services.

We may also use the information to process transactions and billing, for identification and authentication purposes, to communicate with you concerning transactions, security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Website.

Your Personal Information may also be used for any administrative or technical issues regarding our services. Some third parties who provide technical support to our Website like providing web hosting service, search engine optimization etc. may need to access this information from time to time, but are not permitted to disclose it to anyone else.

Except as stated above, iBiographer.com, LLC will not sell, rent, lease or transfer your Personal Information to any individual, business, or government entity except to respond to duly authorized information requests by government authorities, to respond to a duly authorized court order or subpoena, to protect the owner of iBiographer.com, LLC, or to help prevent against fraud or the violation of any applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance or treaty. Your Personal Information would not be otherwise available to the public.

Some third-party ad servers or networks may provide advertisements on the Website. They usually use technology to send these ads and links directly to your browser that you may see in the iBiographer Website. They automatically receive the IP address of the user and may use other technologies such as cookies, JavaScript or Web Beacons to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to customize their content for you.

We do not provide your Personal Information to any third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. But, if an advertiser asks us to display an ad to our visitors and you respond to that ad, the third party ad servers may consider you as their target audience. We cannot control the activities of these third party ad servers and recommend you to understand their privacy policies.

You understand and agree that iBiographer.com, LLC is not responsible for any third party links, content, or communication sent to you from entities or individuals that iBiographer.com, LLC does not own or control. You are advised to review the privacy policies of all third party websites. 

Use of Cookies

iBiographer.com, LLC may collect Personal Information from you through the storage of data files on your computer called “cookies.” These cookies allow the Website to recognize your computer when you revisit the Website. We usually may collect IP address, browser and session information to monitor the Website and ensure smooth functioning.

Additionally, iBiographer.com, LLC may collect Personal Information from you through the use of “session cookies,” which help iBiographer.com, LLC track the pages that you visit during a single use of the Website and ensure that users are not required to re-enter their usernames and passwords upon accessing each page of the Website. These session cookies will expire once you leave the Website.

Your web browser may provide you with the ability to block or limit cookies. If you object to iBiographer.com, LLC’s use of cookies, you are advised to adjust your web browser’s settings accordingly.

Privacy Settings

Your Personal Information posted by you on the Website may be viewed by the public depending upon the privacy settings you choose. For example, postings to our services are available for viewing by all our visitors unless the host user selects a privacy setting that restricts public access. Please remember that any information disclosed on a non-restricted service becomes public information and may be collected and used by others without our knowledge. You as the host user of the family tree or event or biography can keep your Personal Information private so that no one else can see it. You have the option of sharing the information with limited people like family and friends, who have been invited by you to the Website. You may also wish to make it public to be viewed by any registered user visiting the Website.

When you make your Personal Information public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. Such activities are beyond the control of iBiographer.com, LLC and the coverage of this Privacy Policy. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Although we employ technology and software designed to minimize spam sent to users, we cannot ensure such measures to be entirely satisfactory.

Tracking Techniques

iBiographer.com, LLC may collect Personal Information from you through the use of pixel tags, web beacons or other tracking techniques. iBiographer.com, LLC may use this Personal Information to gather analytics data, which will be used to tailor the Website to your habits and preferences.

iBiographer.com, LLC uses your non-Personal Information including IP address and Website usage data to improve the Website and add new features and services. To improve our Website, we may track, store and analyze your preferences and Website usage patterns and use it to:

  1. Remember your information so you need not enter it every time you visit the Website.

  2. Offer you personalized content.

  3. Monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and collect information like number of visitors and pages viewed.

  4. Resolve any technical issues.

  5. Access your information once you log in and use the Website.

  6. Marketing our Website to advertisers and other third parties.

  7. Collect user and member data including demographic and geographic information.

  8. Some other purposes where we do not reveal your personal identity.

Opt-Out

iBiographer.com, LLC provides you with the ability to opt-out of its collection of your Personal Information by deleting your Member Account and by ceasing your use of the Website.

You may opt out of receiving email notifications for messages, updates, changes and special offers or other information from iBiographer.com, LLC.

You may also opt out of providing your Personal Information to the Website, but then you may not be able to register on iBiographer.com. You can any time update or edit your Personal Information, including Personally Identifiable Information using your account settings.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information at all times. 

Purchase and Sale of a Business Unit or Subsidiary

 If iBiographer.com, LLC acquires or sells a business unit or subsidiary, including but not limited to the complete sale of the Website to a third party, your Personal Information may be transferred to a third party. If this happens, your Personal Information will continue to be used consistent with the terms of this Privacy Policy. We may assign or transfer the information collected to a third party in the event that iBiographer is acquired, merged with third party entity or of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or similar situation.

Protection and Storage of Personal Information

iBiographer.com, LLC undertakes commercially reasonable efforts to protect and secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. iBiographer.com, LLC processes your Personal Information on computers located in the United States and has adopted procedural safeguards to protect against data theft. iBiographer.com, LLC uses commercially standard and commercially reasonable encryption to ensure, to the extent possible, that your Personal Information is protected from unauthorized disclosure.

Your iBiographer Member Account may only be accessed through the entry of a username and password. You are advised not to share your username and password with any other person or entity. The security and privacy of your Personal Information is of utmost importance to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures to protect guest information from unauthorized access and improper use. From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods.

Though iBiographer.com, LLC takes the security of your Personal Information seriously, iBiographer.com, LLC cannot guarantee that its servers and Website are completely secure. Despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no data transmissions over the web can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. iBiographer.com, LLC uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, but you provide any and all Personal Information at your own risk.

Instructions for International Users

The Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to users in the United States. The Website and services are void where prohibited. If you are accessing the Website from outside the United States, your use of the Website is governed by U.S. law, you are transferring your personal information to the United States, and you consent to that transfer.

Accuracy and Integrity of Personal Information

You are responsible for ensuring that your Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and relevant. You have an ongoing duty to inform iBiographer.com, LLC of any changes in your Personal Information related to any of our services.

Notification Procedure

iBiographer.com, LLC will be providing email, written, hard copy or Website posting notifications such as those required by law or for marketing or other business-related purposes, to users in its sole discretion. iBiographer.com, LLC reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to users, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes and Amendments

iBiographer.com, LLC reserves the right to amend, replace or discontinue this Privacy Policy at any time. If iBiographer.com, LLC changes or amends this Privacy Policy, your use of the Website after such a change constitutes your manifestation of assent to the change.

Contact and Notices

All questions and concerns regarding this Privacy Policy may be directed to iBiographer.com, LLC by emailing info@ibiographer.com.