Western Michigan Genealogical Society

Western Michigan Genealogical Society
Data Protection Policy


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Data Protection

Western Michigan Genealogical Society takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The use of our website is possible without providing personal data if you are just searching. When personal information is requested (for example, name, mailing address and email address on the order form), this is given voluntarily. This data will not be passed on to third parties, but will be used withinWestern Michigan Genealogical Society to fulfil your order and send the requested items to you.

We point out that sending information over the Internet is subject to security issues. Complete protection of the data from being accessed by third parties is not possible.


This website does not currently use cookies, so nothing to worry about there.

Server Log Files

The webserver that runs this site collects information about all visitors to the site in server log files using information provided by your web browser. This information includes

  • Browser type and version
  • Your computer's operating system
  • What site (if any) referred you to this site
  • The host name of the computer accessing the site
  • The date and time of your request
  • Your IP address

This data is not assigned to any specific person, and will not be shared with any other parties, but we may check this data from time to time if specific problems arise with our site.

Order Forms

If you use any of the forms on this site to place an order for any records found by searching this site, then we will record and store the information that you provide to us in order that we can contact you and send the order to you - e.g. Name, address, eMail address, items ordered.

Your Rights

At any time you can request what information we have stored about you, and request its deletion, bearing in mind that such request may affect our ability to provide information you have requested.

See also this page for the WMGS Privacy Policy.

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