GeneSearch : Privacy Policy, Disclosure and Disclaimer

1 March 2008/Updated 4 January 2019

Privacy Policy and Disclosure

Should you choose to contact me: Your email address and contact information will not be shared with anyone else and this information will not be used for any reason other than to respond to your comments (if applicable).

Should you choose to hire me as a professional genealogist: Any information you provide or I obtain during my research for you will not be shared with anyone else without your permission.

Web server log files: For each visitor to this website, the web server uses cookie technology to anonymously record information such as your browser type, Internet Protocol (IP) address, geographic location (country), date/time, referring pages, and other information. This information is used for internal review and is not shared with other organizations. Personal information such as your name and email address is not collected for these web server logs.

With respect to affiliate links and advertisements displayed on this website: To try and bring you offers that may be of interest to you, this website participates in affiliate programs and advertising programs from which I receive a commission. These programs include, and Google's Adsense program. I may also receive complimentary services or products from these companies for my personal use. The links to these programs from this website may include ad banners, search boxes, or text links. As a result of your visit to this website, these ad server companies or affiliate programs may place cookies on your web browser and/or employ web beacons that collect information such as your browser type, your IP address and clickstream information. Most web browsers allow you to control, delete or disable cookies. For further information, see the privacy policies of:

  • Google Adsense:
    • Google's Advertising and Privacy Policy
    • Google's Adsense advertising network may employ their Doubleclick cookie that enables it to serve ads to you based on your visit to this website and other websites on the Internet. You can learn how to control Google's use of advertising cookies by visiting: Google Privacy and Terms.
    • EU/EEA visitors: Google Adsense ads displayed on this website are non-personalized ads for visitors to this website from the European Economic Area (EEA). These ads don't use cookies for ads personalization, but they do use cookies to allow for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse. For further information from Google, see: How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services.
    • Privacy Policy
    • Affiliate links for are tracked using non-personally identifiable information through Partnerize, using cookies or other technologies. For information on how they use their tracking data see: Partnerize Privacy Policy (see section 9: "Data Processing Services and the Partnerize Cookie")


This website is for general informational purposes. I give no assurance or guarantee of the accuracy of the information provided on this website, including, but not limited to, typographical errors, inaccurate descriptions of external websites, or broken or changed links. Content on this website may be changed or updated without notice. This website contains links to external websites for general informational purposes. I am not responsible for the content, privacy practices, or the accuracy of the information on those external websites, or the functionality of those external websites. Links are added to this website or may be removed from this website at my discretion. A link to an external website from this website does not imply an endorsement by me of that website. A link to a commercial website from this website does not imply an endorsement by me of the products or services provided by that commercial website.

-Joe Beine, owner