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MCGS Copyright Policy

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to protect the intellectual property of the Marin County Genealogical Society and any material which is produced exclusively by the Marin County Genealogical Society and its members or submitted to the Marin County Genealogical Society by its members or any other person or group.


Policy

It is the policy of the Marin County Genealogical Society to provide information on the Internet.  In keeping with this policy, data, files or articles published or posted on the Internet by the Marin County Genealogical Society may be used by non-commercial entities, as long as the following message remains on all copied material.

"These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or for presentation by other persons or organizations. Data, files, articles, etc. may be printed or copied for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for purposes other than stated above must obtain the written consent of the file contributor or the author of the article and the Marin County Genealogical Society".


Procedures

The following copyright statements will appear in all material published by the Marin County Genealogical Society.

In all books/articles/or printed publication:

"This {book/article/or printed publication title} is published and copyright {insert year} by the Marin County Genealogical Society {insert Library of Congress Catalog Number here if appropriate}".

"No part of this book/article/publication may be reproduced without expressed written consent of the Marin County Genealogical Society.

Brief passages may be quoted for purposes of review in publications where genealogical books are usually reviewed.

Blanket permission is hereby granted to reproduce any or all of this publication for the convenience of Marin County Genealogical Society members or others who may request such copies for purpose of genealogical research. A copy of the title page and the copyright page shall in all cases be included with the reproduction".


Website and Pages:

-1.  The following statement will appear on each web page belonging to the Marin County Genealogical Society: "Copyright {insert year} Marin County Genealogical Society. All rights reserved."

-2.  The following statement will appear with each article and/or data provided on the Marin County Genealogical Society web site and/or other electronic medium:

"PERMISSION TO REPRINT articles from any of the Marin County Genealogical Society's electronic medium is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, PROVIDED: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article:

Written by {author's name, e-mail address, and URL, if given}. Previously published by Marin County Genealogical Society {insert date of publication}. Marin County Genealogical Society: www.maringensoc.org"


Approved by Marin County Genealogical Society Board of Directors, March 10, 2010.

Updated:  March 11, 2010


MCGS Terms and Conditions of Use

Short version:

By joining this website, you agree to all the terms and conditions of use as detailed by Wild Apricot AND you agree to all the terms and conditions of use as detailed by the Marin County Genealogical Society.  If you don't agree with any of these terms and conditions, don't use the Service.  If you violate any of the terms and conditions of use as detailed by Wild Apricot and/or the Marin County Genealogical Society, you will lose your site access privileges.

Long version:

Visitors:

Visitors cannot login to the site. They can view all content visible to the public but they are not allowed to add or change anything.

Members:

Members have login privileges as well as access to Members only section of the site and can add content and files to the certain places on this site.

Administrators:

Administrators have all the above privileges, and the responsibility for management of the site.  

User Provided Content

Portions of the Service contain user provided content, to which you may contribute appropriate content. For this content, Marin County Genealogical Society, Inc. is a distributor only. By submitting content to Marin County Genealogical Society, Inc., you grant Marin County Genealogical Society, Inc., a limited license to use, and to distribute the content. You should submit only content which belongs to you and will not violate the property or other rights of other people or organizations. Marin County Genealogical Society, Inc. is sensitive to the copyright and other intellectual property rights of others. Be aware that content, including photographs, even if submitted to a site of which you are a member belongs to the creator or submitter and you should not reproduce it without permission of the owner.   For more details on the MCGS’s copyright policy, go to the MCGS’s Privacy web page.

Liability Disclaimer

The information, products, and services included on this Web Service may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Marin County Genealogical Society, Inc. provide all Content in this Service "AS IS", and without any warranty of any kind.  For more details on the PRA's disclaimer statement, go to the MCGS’s Privacy web page.

Marin County Genealogical Society, Inc. makes no representations concerning the suitability, reliability or accuracy of the Content or the service provided on the Service for any purpose. We and our third party suppliers disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, in connection with the Content and the services provided on the Service, including conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In the case of goods or services purchased via the Service, any warranty is supplied by the manufacturer and Marin County Genealogical Society, Inc. provides no such warranty. In no case will we or our third party providers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special or other damages including, without limitation, lost or delay of use, lost profits, loss of data or any other damage in contract, tort, equity or any other legal theory, even if advised of the possibility thereof.

Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, this limitation may not apply in part to you.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THIS WEB SERVICE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS WEB SERVICE.

Additional Member Terms

Your use of this website is voluntary and you agree to be responsible for your actions.  You must be a member of the Marin County Genealogical Society to obtain access to the Members only sections of the site.  Membership expires each year on December 31.  To maintain your membership, you must renew it PRIOR to December 31 each year.

 

Approved by Marin County Genealogical Society Board of Directors, March 10, 2010.

Updated:  March 11, 2010


MCGS Privacy Statement

At Marin County Genealogical Society, we respect and protect the privacy of those who visit or use our website. We want you to know how your information is used. To demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices, we have adopted these privacy guidelines.

Our Principles:

    • Notice - We post our privacy statement which fully discloses what information is collected, how it is used and with whom it is share.  We will make every effort to inform our visitors when our privacy statement has been modified.
    • Choice - We give our visitors the option of providing information other than what is necessary to complete a form, such as a membership application.
    • Security - We make reasonable efforts to protect personal information from outside access.

This privacy statement defines privacy aspects specific to the Marin County Genealogical Society website.

Our Philosophy and Practices:

We want to give you the comfort and confidence you need to fully participate in our website so that we can better serve your needs. Therefore, here are the principles governing our information practices and other privacy aspects of our website:

    • The Marin County Genealogical Society does not share, give away or sell any personal information about its' members or website visitors to any person or company for any reason.
    • We provide you notice of our website information practices.
    • We give you choices about how the personally identifiable information that you provide us may be used when you submit your membership application or any submission form on our website.
    • We let you update or correct the personally identifiable information that you provide us when you submit your membership application.
    • We work to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration.
    • We provide methods for you to contact us about our information practices and other aspects of privacy.

WE PROVIDE YOU NOTICE OF OUR WEBSITE INFORMATION PRACTICES.

To maximize the value of our services, we may request information from you when you visit our websites. When we collect information from you, we'll tell you what is being collected, how it is collected, by whom it is being collected, why it's being collected, and to whom it may be disclosed. Here is how and why we collect and use information from you:

 

Membership Application. We provide you the opportunity to submit a membership application online. When you submit a membership application, we need certain information, such as the following:

    • Your contact information - name, spouse's name, address, telephone, e-mail address
    • Billing information - how you want to pay for your membership and donation
    • Type of Membership information - which type of membership that you have selected (new or renewal), the date you first joined the Marin County Genealogical Society and your dues.
    • Consent information - obtain your consent to use your personal information for Marin County Genealogical Society purposes only

We use this information to process your membership application and to give you confirmation that the application has been processed.

    • Feedback and other Forms. We offer you the opportunity to provide us with feedback on the Marin County Genealogical Society website or to submit other forms to help you with your experience here at the website. We request optional information such as name and e-mail address as part of these forms. All submissions through these forms are treated as confidential and proprietary, and are used by the Marin County Genealogical Society to help us improve the website and to process your query or other information you submit.  

How and why we use some common web technologies to help manage our website:

Cookies:  A "cookie" is a small piece of information that is used on some websites. The Marin County Genealogical Society does NOT use any cookies on our website.

Website Usage Data. With or without cookies, our website keeps track of usage data, such as the source address that a page request is coming from (i.e., your IP address, domain name), date and time of the page request, the referring website (if any), and other parameters in the URL. We use this data to better understand website usage in the aggregate so that we know what areas of our website users prefer. This information is stored in log files and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting. This log information is not linked to personally identifiable information gathered elsewhere on the site. 

WE GIVE YOU CHOICES ABOUT HOW THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE US IS USED.

We give you the opportunity to keep us from using or sharing the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us for purposes other than to process your membership application.

WE LET YOU UPDATE OR CORRECT THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE US.

We provide you the opportunity to update or correct the personally identifiable information that you provide us. You may contact us by clicking here.

WE WORK TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM LOSS, MISUSE AND UNAUTHORIZED ALTERATION.

We employ industry recognized security safeguards to help protect the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us from loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration.

We work to protect personally identifiable information stored on the site's servers from unauthorized access using commercially available computer security products, such as firewalls, as well as carefully developed security procedures and practices.

WE PROVIDE VARIOUS WAYS TO CONTACT US ABOUT OUR INFORMATION PRACTICES AND OTHER ASPECTS OF PRIVACY.

Questions regarding the Marin County Genealogical Society website's privacy statement, our online privacy policy, our information practices or other aspects of privacy on our website should be directed to us by clicking here.


Approved by Marin County Genealogical Society Board of Directors, March 10, 2010.

Updated:  March 11, 2010

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