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Privacy Statement

Matteson.us is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Matteson.us Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Matteson.us website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Matteson.us recognizes and respects your need for privacy and security as you visit our site. When you visit our site to view any pages, you do so without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. While we do not collect identifying information about visitors to our site, we do use standard software to collect information for the strict purpose of tracking activity on our site. This allows us to better understand how many people use our site and which pages and features are most popular. The only information we normally collect and store is:

  • The name of your Internet service provider.
  • The web site that referred you to us (if any).
  • The date and time the pages were accessed.
  • The page or pages you requested.
Matteson.us may ask for your name, email address, and other limited personal information when you register for the message boards or sign up for the email newsletter. However, Matteson.us does not collect any personally identifiable information about you without your knowledge.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Matteson.us public message boards, this information could be collected and used by others.

Matteson.us contains links to other sites. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of web sites which are linked to from Matteson.us so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Matteson.us is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Our goal is to provide you with the most personalized, relevant, user-friendly Web experience possible. The primary use of your personal information is to efficiently provide you with relevant information. Matteson.us will only use registration information to address user needs and requests.

Matteson.us does not sell, rent or lease your personal information to third parties. Matteson.us may on occasion provide some of your personal information to an individual strictly to aid in their contacting you for the sharing of personal ancestral information when they have similar interests or family histories.

Use of Cookies

The Matteson.us Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register for the Matteson.us message board a cookie helps Matteson.us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of logging in on subsequent visits.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Matteson.us services or Web sites you visit.

Children's Privacy

The Matteson.us website is not intended for or directed to persons under the age of 13. Children should always obtain their parent's or guardian's permission before they send any personal information to anyone over the Internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children's online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.

Acceptance of Privacy Statement

By using the Matteson.us Website and services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any part of this Privacy Statement, you should no longer use our Web-site.

Changes to this Statement

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Statement at any time. Because we do not typically use personal information except as explained above, we are unable to notify each user of material changes in this Statement. We encourage you to periodically check this Statement to be aware of any changes. Your continued use of any portion of our website following notification or posting of such changes the site will constitute your acceptance of those changes.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement or If you believe that Matteson.us has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Matteson.us at:

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