Privacy Statement


Privacy Statement


Last updaLast Updated on April 16, 2009

The Genealogical Research Library, Inc. ("GRL") has adopted and implemented this Privacy Policy as part of our commitment to protecting your personal information from misuse. This Privacy Policy applies to our information-gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site: (the "Site"). This Privacy Policy also applies to all GRL services ("Services") related to the Site. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies solely to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Site and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline.

The Site is not directed at persons under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not provide any personal information on the Site.

What information does GRL collect on the Site?

GRL collects both personal information and aggregated information on the Site. We discuss our collection and use of different kinds of information below.

Personal Information

You do not have to provide personal information to use the Site. Particular Services provided by GRL, however, may require that you furnish personal information. We collect such personal information only when you provide it to us. You may be asked to provide your contact information (such as your name, postal address, telephone numbers, and/or e-mail address and demographic information (such as your Zip or postal code, or age) in connection with your use of our Services. Please note that financial information, such as credit card numbers, are never captured on our site nor maintained or stored on our site.

Your contact information is used to carry out surveys, to respond to your inquiries, to send you newsletters or emails from time-to-time regarding our Services or Products ordered from the site, or to respond to your technical or customer support inquiries. We may also forward information to you regarding third-party products or services, without disclosing your personal information to such third parties.

We use IP addresses to calculate our Site's usage levels. Whenever you are on the Internet, a number (an IP address) is automatically assigned to your computer. This number is identified and logged automatically whenever you visit our Site. Collecting IP addresses is a standard practice on the Internet and is done automatically by many Web sites.

Demographic information, as well as usage data calculated from logging IP addresses, is only shared with advertisers and third parties on an aggregated basis. (See the Aggregated Information section below.)

Whenever we request your personal information on the Site, to the extent that we intend to use it in a manner not disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we will try to explain to you how we intend to use it, and to provide you with a choice to decline certain uses.

We may also disclose personal information if we believe that we are permitted to do so (i) by law, (ii) to comply with legal process or governmental requests, (iii) to enforce our Terms of Service, or (iv) to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Site, our users, or the public.

Aggregated Information

We collect information through the Site relating to traffic levels - for example, the total number of users visiting particular pages - as well as aggregate demographic information. Such aggregated information is helpful to us in improving the Services we offer and for marketing purposes. We may share aggregated information, which does not personally identify our users, with our Affiliated Companies, advertisers, business partners, or other third-party vendors.

Use of Cookies and Other Technologies

Cookies are data that a Web site transfers to an individual's computer for record keeping purposes. Cookies, which are an industry standard tool used by most Web sites, can facilitate a user's ongoing access to and use of a Web site. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer systems or files.

We may use cookies and other authentication technologies to eliminate the need for you to log in every time you use certain features on the Site or access particular Services for which you have a subscription through the Site. We may also use cookies to "pre-populate" certain forms with your personal information, for example your billing or shipping address when you make a purchase. In no case does pre-populating a form automatically transfer any data to any third party. (See the Service Providers section below.) Only if you voluntarily request that such data be transferred will any transfer take place - for example, when you click a "submit form" or similar button.

We also use a temporary cookie to track the products you have chosen to purchase while shopping on the Site. The cookie expires once you are done shopping.

In addition, from time to time, we may use cookies and other technologies to gather non-personally identifiable information to track the popularity of certain pages of the Site; the success of our e-mail notifications and ad campaigns on third-party sites, based on click-through rates; and other similar information, all of which assists us in improving our Site and related Services.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most web browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of a cookie to your computer. You should note, however, that declining or deleting cookies may encumber your ability to access subscriptions and make it more cumbersome for you to make purchases through and use certain features within the Site.

Service Providers

We work with third parties who provide services, including but not limited to Web site hosting, order processing and fulfillment, credit card authorization and clearance, technical support, data analysis, e-mailing and other services of an administrative nature. We only share personal information, including financial information, with such third parties to the extent necessary for such third parties to provide those services, and we take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is protected from unauthorized use.

Links to Third Party Sites

The Site contains many links to third-party Web sites. The linked sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any linked site. We are providing these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link on our Site does not imply our endorsement of the linked site.

Changing or Deleting Personal Information

Upon your request, we will deactivate your profile and personal information from our active databases. You can make this request on our Site and clicking on Contact Us. Such information will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records. We reserve the right, from time to time, to re-contact former users of the Sites.

Correcting or Updating Personal Information

If you would like to correct or update any personal information within your profile, you may do so on the Profile page within this Site


We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of user information we have  under our control. Please note that financial information, such as credit card numbers, are never captured on our Site nor maintained or stored on our Site.


We reserve the right to transfer any and all information, including your personal information, that we collect from users of our Site to a third party in the event that we sell or transfer substantially all of our assets related to the Site to such third party.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our Site's practices, or your dealings with us, you can direct them to us by sending an email to or contacting us by mail at: The Genealogical Research Library, Inc., 4025 Dorchester Road, Suite 305, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 7K8.

Revisions to Privacy Policy

Any of the policies or procedures described above may be changed at any time without prior notice. You can determine if this Privacy Policy has been revised by referring to the "Last Updated" date at the top of this page. Use of any Site constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy then in effect. We encourage you to bookmark this page and to periodically review it to ensure familiarity with the most current version of our Privacy Policy.

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