Privacy Policy

This is the current OnGenealogy Privacy Policy republished January 1, 2021. Please check back regularly to keep track of any Privacy Policy updates.

OnGenealogy is a WordPress website and uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information on the device a visitor is using (your computer or mobile phone) that can be used to identify you personally.

To comply with the EU User Consent Policy enacted by the European Economic Area (EEA) this is a full disclosure of the use of cookies or other local storage at OnGenealogy.

OnGenealogy and third-party sites it uses, use cookies to measure how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and make sure there’s enough capacity to ensure the site is fast. We use cookies to limit login attempts and prevent spam and hacking. Cookies also allow ad technology providers (including Google and other ad networks and vendors) to gather data about visitors to this website, for example, to show them personalized ads or to report on conversions. 

OnGenealogy allows users to register on the site, comment, create listings, and create a favorites list. OnGenealogy keeps any information submitted by the registered user, including login name, email address, any social media links, public comments, and listings created by users. If your comments were not approved or considered spam, they were deleted. If you would like your profile or other information deleted, please contact and we will delete your registered user account and any listings, comments, or other information you want deleted. The admins at OnGenealogy do not have access to your login password. If you lose your password, you’ll have to follow the site directions to create a new password. OnGenealogy does not sell emails or email lists to anyone.

OnGenealogy also uses third-party WordPress plugins to provide services for the website. Third-party service providers with a link to their privacy policies include:

  • WordPress – open code website development & plugins to optimize site
  • SiteGround – third-party site host
  • SEO Yoast
  • WPMU Dev
  • UpDraftPlus
  • Automattic
  • NSP Code
  • Askimet by Automattic – We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
  • Smush – to compress images – Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.
  • Google Analytics – This website uses Google Analytics to track website traffic. Collected data is processed in such a way that visitors cannot be identified.

OnGenealogy uses Google’s commonly used ad technology providers. “Any ad technology provider with an asterisk is part of the commonly used list.”’s statement on Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookies. [Here are Google Chrome’s instructions.]

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit (EU based), or based).

Some specific opt out programs are available here:

Quantcast –
Google Analytics –

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.