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The GAGenWeb Project is
dedicated to the free exchange of genealogical information on the World
Wide Web. Our goal is to provide free genealogical information for the
family researcher in a manner that will protect the privacy of living
persons by not sharing personal information about them without their
In order to provide the most
protection, some genealogical information may not be available to the
researcher. Being aware that the sharing of information online is essential to family
history research, and that living persons have a right to privacy, The
GAGenWeb Project and the volunteers who make up the Project will abide
by the following guidelines when publishing personal information of any
person on a Project site.
- Recognize that the legal right to
privacy may limit how information is used on their Web site(s).
- Never knowingly include information
of living persons on their site(s) without that person's prior approval.
- Provide information, as needed, to
contributors on the need to protect the privacy of their living
- Ask contributors if permission has
been granted by living people for the sharing of personal information
- Remove any information upon receipt
of a request by the person listed at the earliest possible time.
Allowable exceptions to this policy are:
- Census records - transcriptions or other
facsimiles of U. S. Census Bureau schedules are acceptable for use on
Project sites, though a Project volunteer
should remove any person's census record upon request by that person.
- Marriage records - transcriptions or other
facsimiles of county marriage records are acceptable for use on Project
sites, though a Project volunteer may choose a specific cut-off date
for their local or special project. A Project volunteer should remove
any person's name from a marriage record upon request by that person.
- Cemetery surveys - compiled cemetery
headstones are acceptable for use on Project sites, though a Project
volunteer should remove any living person's headstone transcription
upon request by that person.
- Obituaries - the names of surviving family
members, pallbearers, and friends listed in obituaries may be
published, if all other personal information (such as place of street
address, employer, etc.) on those persons is redacted.
©2005 Pat Sabin for the
Gwinnett County GAGenWeb Project
Part of the USGenWeb Project