Recent privacy protection rules which went into effect on 25 May 2018 in the European theatre are causing concerns about data collection
systems in the US. These rules are targeted at companies doing business in Europe, but may spill over into private WEB sites maintaning personal
data. Not knowing who might attempt to access our site and where they are located means we may run afoul of the EU rules. Not likely,
but troublesome none the less.
Here is the jist of their requirement -
Though it is not law in the United States, the European Union's Data Protection Directive is an important document in privacy debates today.
Agreed to among European bureaucrats in 1995, the directive requires member countries of the EU to adopt laws that implement its terms.
The Directive creates rights for persons about whom information is collected, known as "data subjects." Entities that collect information must
give data subjects notice explaining who is collecting the data, who will ultimately have access to it, and why the data is being collected. Data
subjects also have the right to access and correct data about them.
As stated on our intro WEB page, our interest is in the DNA project sponsored by Family Tree DNA, (www.FamilytreeDNA.com) and more specifically
those in DENNIS Group 3. Of the individuals that have tested we know the full line from the 1600"s to present day of 7 men. We have another group of
3 that are close "cousins" to each other and hoping for that final link to find out which TENNISON is their ancestor. And we have another group of 4 men
who use the surnames TENNISON, TENNIS, and DENNIS and still searching for the connection to our family.
There are basically two types of data in our files. 1) Individual and Family history which is readily available either on-line or provided by
family members and, 2) DNA data provided on FamilyTree DNA site. Our intent is to align the DNA results with actual Ancestrial lines so all can see
just where they "fit" into our family. We try to be very diligent in not portraying information on "Living" individuals. If the information collected
as stated above is incomplete and shows no Death date, we assume the person is living.
While your privacy is important to us, in case 1) above, our commitment is to insure accuracy where possible. Since this information is in the
public domain, we do not consider it to be private. We do apply appropriate privacy to living individuals. In case 2) above, DNA is a more private
matter and, while you have consented to allow FamilyTree DNA to display your DNA test results, we do not have that authority. Therefore, we ask that you
grant us that priviledge so that others may find a connection to you. Remember, we permit only individuals with a valid login to browse family histories,
and only those who have DNA test results portrayed in FamilyTree DNA Dennis Group 3 can see your DNA results.
Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website's web servers. Log files do not capture personal information
but do capture the user's IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers.
This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission.
Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared
with any third parties.
This website collects various types of information, such as:
Voluntarily provided information which may include your name, address, email address, phone number Raw DNA data and Family histories.
If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of
our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.