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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Circassian Family Tree. 
Effective Date: 15.06.2023

Protecting your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how Circassian Family Tree (referred to as "we," "us," or "our") collects, uses, shares, and protects your personal information in connection with our website and Video Directory Listing Services. (collectively referred to as the "Services"). By accessing or using our Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please refrain from using our Services.

Information We Collect
a. Personal Information: When you register for an account or use our Services, we may collect personal information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, and contact details. We may also collect additional information you voluntarily provide, such as your family history or other relevant data.
b. User Content: Our Services allow you to create and share family trees, upload videos, and participate in the directory listing. The content you provide or upload, including videos, family tree information, and directory listings, may contain personal information.
c. Log Data: When you access our Services, we automatically collect certain information about your device, browser type, IP address, and usage patterns. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the Services, track users' movements, and gather demographic information for aggregate use.
d. Cookies and Similar Technologies: We may use cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies to enhance your experience and collect information about your usage of our Services. You can control cookies through your browser settings, but disabling cookies may limit certain features and functionality of our Services.

Use of Information
a. Provision of Services: We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, and improve our Services, personalize your experience, and communicate with you regarding your account and updates related to our Services.
b. User Content: Your family tree information, videos, and directory listings may be shared with other users of our Services as per your preferences and settings. Please be aware that any personal information or content you voluntarily disclose through these features may be accessible to others and can be collected and used by them.
c. Analytics and Research: We may use aggregated and anonymized data for analytical purposes, including understanding user behavior, trends, and preferences. This helps us improve and optimize our Services and enhance the overall user experience.
d. Communications: We may use your personal information to send you updates, newsletters, promotional offers, and other communications related to our Services. You can opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions provided in such communications or by contacting us directly.

Sharing of Information
a. With Your Consent: We may share your personal information with your consent or as directed by you, such as when you choose to share your family tree information or directory listing with other users.
b. Service Providers: We may engage third-party service providers to assist us in providing and improving our Services. These service providers have access to your personal information only to perform tasks on our behalf and are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of your information.
c. Legal Compliance: We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in response to valid legal requests or court orders.
d. Protection of Rights: We may disclose your personal information when we believe it is necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, protect our rights, investigate potential violations, or address fraud, security, or technical issues.\[/size

Data Security
We take reasonable measures to protect the security of your personal information and prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is entirely secure. We cannot guarantee absolute
security of your information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account credentials and for taking appropriate measures to protect your personal information.

Data Retention
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We will delete or anonymize your personal information when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or upon your request unless retention is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements.

Third-Party Links and Services
Our Services may contain links to third-party websites or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites or services before providing any personal information.

Children's Privacy
Our Services are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will take steps to delete such information as soon as possible. If you believe that we may have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

International Data Transfers
Your personal information may be transferred to and processed in countries other than your own. These countries may have different data protection laws than your country of residence. By using our Services, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to these countries, including the United States, where our servers may be located.

Your Rights and Choices
You have certain rights regarding your personal information, subject to applicable data protection laws. These rights may include the right to access, correct, update, or delete your personal information, as well as the right to object to or restrict certain processing of your information. You may also have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal information. To exercise your rights or for any privacy-related inquiries, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective upon posting the revised Privacy Policy on our website. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any updates. Your continued use of our Services after the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

California Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of California, you may have additional rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). To exercise your CCPA rights, including the right to access or delete your personal information, please contact us using the information provided in this Privacy Policy. We will respond to your request in accordance with applicable laws.

European Economic Area (EEA) and United Kingdom (UK) Users
If you are located in the EEA or UK, you may have rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable data protection laws. We are committed to complying with these regulations. If you have questions or wish to exercise your rights as a data subject, including the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict processing, object to processing, and data portability, please contact us using the information provided in this Privacy Policy.

Consent to Transfer
By using our Services or providing us with your personal information, you consent to the processing and transfer of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy, including the transfer to countries outside your country of residence.

If any provision of this Privacy Policy is found to be unenforceable or invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect, and the unenforceable or invalid provision shall be replaced with a valid provision that most closely reflects the intent of the original provision.

Governing Law
This Privacy Policy is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [Jurisdiction]. Any disputes arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy or our Services shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts.

Entire Agreement
This Privacy Policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and Circassian Family Tree regarding the subject matter herein and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications, or understandings, whether written or oral, relating to such subject matter.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices. We are committed to protecting your privacy and providing transparent information about our data collection and usage practices.
Thank you for reviewing our Privacy Policy for the Circassian Family Tree website and video/directory listing services.

Data Breach Notification
In the event of a data breach that poses a significant risk to your rights and freedoms, we will promptly notify you and the appropriate regulatory authorities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will take all necessary measures to mitigate and address the breach, including implementing security enhancements to prevent future incidents.

Third-Party Advertising
We may display third-party advertisements on our website and within our Services. These advertisements may be served by third-party advertising networks or advertisers who may collect certain information about your visits to our website or other websites to provide targeted advertisements. We do not have control over the practices of these third-party advertisers, and their collection, use, and disclosure of your information are subject to their own privacy policies. We recommend reviewing the privacy policies of these third-party advertisers to understand how they handle your personal information.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the revised Privacy Policy on our website or through other communication channels. It is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policy periodically and ensure that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued use of our Services after the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of the updated terms.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us using the information provided:

We will make reasonable efforts to address and respond to your inquiries in a timely manner.
Thank you for taking the time to read and understand our Privacy Policy for the Circassian Family Tree website and video/directory listing services. Your privacy and the security of your personal information are important to us.