Privacy Policy

Last modified: 23 Sep 2015


The site is anonymous and we track no personal information about any user, so we have nothing about you to share with others. We do track usage anonymously for analytics purposes. We partner with other services (e.g., Github, Google, etc.) and social media systems (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+), and when you utilize those partner services, their respective privacy policies apply.



Note that this privacy policy applies only to the website. We partner with other sites and companies (e.g., Github, Google, etc.) and when using those partner services, their respective privacy policies apply.

Information we collect

We collect no personally identifiable information about users of gedcom4j at Users do not get profiles at and all usage of the site is anonymous.

If users wish to become contributors to the project, to log issues, to comment on the code, or to otherwise participate beyond downloading and using the software, they will be subject to the privacy practices of Github or our other partners which host those services.

Social Media

We provide widgets, links, etc for users to connect with various social media systems such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ to share their opinions about gedcom4j. Usage of those widgets is subject to the respective privacy policies to which those widgets connect.

Cookies and anonymous identifiers

We use various technologies to collect and store anonymous information when you visit the site, primarily for site analytics. This may include origination IP, browser, geographic location, referring web site, etc.

How we use information we collect

We use the information we collect for site analytics, to determine how users are getting to and using the site, so as to make improvements to site content, organization, or placement in search engines.

Transparency and choice

People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. That said, if the privacy policy is not acceptable to users, we advise against visiting the site as there is no customization possible (since we don't keep user profiles or other personally identifiable information).

You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Information you share

As mentioned above, we have widgets, links, etc. available that allow users to inform others through social media their opinions of gedcom4j. For example, it is possible to add a Facebook "like" for gedcom4j. Doing this is optional, and users who choose to use the social media links are subject to the privacy policies of the social media tools they choose to use. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, and once it's on the internet, it's usually nearly impossible to remove it.

Accessing and updating your personal information

We track no personal information about you, so we have nothing for you to access or update.

Information we share

We track no personal information about you, so we have nothing personally identifiable to share with any third party. We may share aggregate usage statistics with third parties.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (for example, a banner on the front page highlighting the recent changes).

17 Nov 2014

Some grammatical, spelling, and punctuation fixes. Some clarifying verbiage in the summary, and a better example on how we will notify users of significant changes to this privacy policy.

23 Sep 2015

Removed obsolete references to Cloudbees, who is no longer a partner/service provider.