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Privacy Statement


My Jewish Lineage is firmly committed to protecting your privacy choices. We are dedicated to creating, preserving and marketing high quality, detailed and scholarly family history research and tools while maintaining a constant commitment to client care and service. This often involves the collecting, processing, storing and sharing of personal information and we want to ensure that this is done in a responsible, transparent and secure environment that fosters your trust and confidence.

By using this website and the services and products available therein you consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.  In this Privacy Statement, “My Jewish Lineage” may also be referred to “us”, “our” or “we”.

My Jewish Lineage in the US and elsewhere process and share the personal information of users from the European Economic Area subject to the standard model contract clauses approved by the European Commission.

This Privacy Statement should be read in conjunction with the My Jewish Lineage Terms and Conditions.



1.  What personal information is collected?



We primarily use your personal information to provide you with the relevant Services and to let you know about new features or other offers of interest from My Jewish Lineage or to address customer service needs and requests. When you provide us with any personal information, that personal information may be transferred to and stored and processed in other countries which may provide a different level of protection for personal data than in your country of residence. By providing us with personal information, you specifically consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of personal information.


Here is a list of the type of personal information we may request, collect or you provide:


i) Name, Contact Information and Payment Details: My Jewish Lineage asks for your name and e-mail address, gender, and age when you register. In addition, we will need to know your postal address and payment details to facilitate payment and fulfillment for any subscription or purchases you may choose to make through the Website. We may ask for similar information at other times, such as when you enter sweepstakes or other promotions sponsored by My Jewish Lineage and/or any company with which we may co-sponsor an activity.


ii) Your Use of the Website: While you use our Website, we may collect information based on your interaction with our Website or from the devices or computers you use to access the Websites, including web log information, page views and IP addresses on an anonymized basis.


iii) Mobile Devices: If you access the Website using a mobile device (for example, phones, tablets, iPads etc.), we collect mobile device identifiers such as the device type, IP address and the operating system.


2.  How Does My Jewish Lineage use your personal information?


i) To provide the Service: We primarily use your personal information to provide you with relevant information such as appropriate search results, information about content releases or other users activity. My Jewish Lineage may also use registration information to let you know about new features or other offers of interest from My Jewish Lineage,or to address customer service needs and requests. We also use your data to fulfill the purposes for which you have provided the personal information, such as processing your order.  


ii) To verify your identity: to verify and carry out financial transactions relating to payments you make online.


iii) For internal business purposes: such as data analysis, carrying out internal research on how our Website is used, audits, developing new products and services, improving our services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of promotional campaigns.


iv) To communicate with you: My Jewish Lineage may communicate with you for the purpose of informing you of issues with your membership or changes to My Jewish Lineage or of any My Jewish Lineage-related products and services. Our communication with you will generally be via email but may be made via telephone or another method of communication in select circumstances. You can also choose to receive promotional offers from third parties trusted by My Jewish Lineage. If you do not want to continue to receive such emails, you may opt by following the instructions below.


v) To distribute advertisements: We do not provide advertisers with access to individual account information. My Jewish Lineage does not sell, rent or otherwise distribute the personal information you provide us to these advertisers unless you have given us your consent to do so. My Jewish Lineage strives to display relevant advertisements. To that end, we use aggregated demographic information (such as women between the ages of 45-60), anonymized data compared to data from third parties, or the placement of cookies (as discussed in more detail below). In these ways, My Jewish Lineage can display relevant ads to appropriate users either on our Website or on third party websites.


3.  Will My Jewish Lineage disclose any of my personal information to third parties?


(i) My Jewish Lineage will not disclose any of your personal information to third parties except in very limited circumstances.  For example, My Jewish Lineage may disclose your personal information to third parties are: (a) with your knowledge and any relevant consents; (b) as described in this statement; (c) where personal information is collected through this Website; (d) as may be required by law, regulatory authorities, legal process or to protect the rights or property of My Jewish Lineage or other users (including outside your country of residence); (e) to enforce our terms and conditions; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, confidentiality, reputation or property, and/or that of our Group Companies, you or others; (g) to prevent fraud or cybercrime; or (h) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.


ii) To Group Companies: to our Group Companies so that they may use personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. My Jewish Lineage is responsible for the management of the jointly used personal information. Additionally, as our business continues to grow and change, we might restructure, buy, or sell subsidiaries or business units. In these transactions, customer information is often one of the transferred assets, remaining subject to promises made in then prevailing privacy statements. Also, in the event that My Jewish Lineage, or substantially all of its assets or stock are acquired, transferred, disposed of (in whole or part and including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), personal information will as a matter of course be one of the transferred assets;


iii) Third-party service providers: Under the protection of appropriate agreements, we use third parties to perform various tasks for us including for the purposes of data storage, consolidation, retrieval, analysis or the effective management of customer information. For example, we use third parties to process payments from you and to help manage our Website and relationships with you. These third-parties are only given access to that information needed to perform their support functions, and are prohibited from using it for other purposes. Processors include affiliated and unaffiliated service providers in in the United States, Europe and in other jurisdictions. With respect to processors outside Europe, we attempt to ensure adequate safeguards for your personal information, as required by applicable law and endeavour to confirm that they have adopted, are subject to, or are contractually obligated to comply with the principles and objectives of this Privacy Statement.

Please note:   If you click away from our Website to visit the site of any third party advertiser or sponsor, you may be asked for your payment card or other personal information in order to purchase or use products and services offered. These companies have their own privacy and data collection practices. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. You should therefore review their privacy notices carefully if you have concerns about how your information may be used.


4.  What about non-personal information, "cookies", IP addresses and tracking technologies?


We (either ourselves or our appointed third parties) place cookies, small files, on your computer, to optimize and customize the Website and your experience. Our cookies do not extract any contact information or other private or personal information from your computer's memory, but rather record only information your computer sends us when you visit our Website. Cookies enable our server to recognize or "remember" who you are each time you return. My Jewish Lineage may make limited use of cookies to deliver content specific to your interests. For instance, they may be used to retain your personal preferences, hold session information for a "shopping basket," or save your password so it doesn't have to be re-entered each time you login. They may also be used to see how you move around and interact with the Website or may be used to show you relevant products/services ad either on or off the Website.

You can erase or block cookies from your computer if you want to (your help screen or manual should tell you how to do this), but certain My Jewish Lineage services may not work correctly or at all if you set your browser not to accept cookies.  To learn more about our use of Cookies and other tracking technologies please visit our Privacy Center located here. Or to learn more about cookies in general, please click

When you visit our Website, we may automatically collect non-personal information about you, such as the website from which you have come to our Website, your Media Access Control address, your computer type, screen resolution, Operating System version and Internet browser. We may also collect non-personal information such as demographic data, for example, your geographic area. Non-personal information also includes personal information that has been aggregated in a manner such that the end-product does not personally identify you or any other user of the Website, for example, by using personal information to calculate the percentage of our users who have a particular telephone area code or who are female. Because non-personal information does not personally identify you, we may use such non-personal information for any purpose. In addition, we reserve the right to share such non-personal information, with our Group Companies and with other third parties, for any purpose. In some instances, we may combine non-personal information with personal information (such as combining your name with your geographical location). If we do combine any non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated by us as personal information, as long as it is combined, and its use by us will be subject to this Privacy Statement.

"IP addresses"

We need your IP address to deliver the Website and our service to you and to help diagnose problems with our server. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information such as geographic distribution of our members.

Because occasionally the Website may be partially advertiser supported, you may not "turn off" the advertising that appears on Ancestry pages. These third-parties may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness (they do not collect personal information) and to provide in information about your activity on this Website and other Websites to provide targeted advertising based upon your interests.  If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking here and here (you must do both to adequately opt-out). Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.


5.  External Links.


This site contains links to other sites. My Jewish Lineage is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.


6.  Choice Opt-Out.


Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving promotional/marketing information from us.  Please send an email stating your choice to opt-out to


7.  Data Quality/Access.


This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided:  Please send an email to


8.  Changes, updates, consent.


If we decide to change our Privacy Statement, we will issue an updated version of this Statement with an updated date legend and/or notify you via e-mail, via this Website or mobile application or by other appropriate means prior to the change becoming effective if it is a significant change so that you will be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it in accordance with applicable law. If you do not consent to any changes to our privacy statement and as a result, you would like us not to use or hold your information in accordance with the revised terms, you may notify us here so we can decide whether to continue to apply the previous statement or delete your information and/or account.


9.  Contacting us.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact My Jewish Lineage, LLC.:

You may also reach us at:

Call (216) 359-7623

Or write to us at My Jewish Lineage, P.O. Box 221402, Beachwood, OH 44122 USA


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