Privacy Policy

I collect various types of information based on your use of my services.

Website Visitors

If you visit my website without sending me a message or commenting on a blog post, I still collect data about you.

Data collected from website visitors:

  • Behavioral data: Date and time of the visit; length of the visit; first page visited; number of pages visited; which pages were visited; whether you are a returning visitor or a new visitor; and which channel you used to get to the website, i.e. a search engine, social media link or by typing in the address directly in the address bar of your browser
  • Demographic data: IP address; town, state, country; and language
  • Technological data: Whether you used a computer, a tablet or mobile phone to access the site; if mobile or tablet, the name of the unit, e.g. Apple iPhone 8; the name of your operating system; the name of your browser; your screen resolution and color depth (bits); flash version; whether Java was activated or deactivated in your browser; and the name of your network provider, e.g. at&t

I use cookies to collect this data. I use Google Analytics. Google gathers the data and provide me with the statistics.

I use the data collected from website visitors to:

  • optimize the website for the browsers and units used by the visitors,
  • evaluate the popularity of the posted content,
  • determine the target group for advertising campaigns

Google has a right to use the data to improve their products and services. They also have a right to access the data, if I ask for technical support from Google about an issue with my use of Google Analytics.

I do not give, sell or rent your data to other third parties than Google without your explicit consent, unless I am required to do so by law.

Data about website visitors is stored for fourteen (14) months.

Website Visitors Who Submit the Contact Form

If you visit my website and submit the contact form, you have to consent to be contacted by me and to data processing.

Data collected from visitors who submit the contact form:

  • Demographic data: Name and e-mail address, as provided by you in the form
  • Other data: All the information you provided in the message in the form

The message is redirected from my host server KottalGenealogy.com to my mailbox with Google Mail. The mailbox is protected by a password, whether I access it on my computer, my tablet or my mobile phone. I am the only person with access to that account and I never leave my phone, tablet or computer unlocked when I do not use them.

I use the data collected via the contact form to:

  • contact you regarding your request and
  • offer services requested by you in your request.

I do not give, sell or rent your data to third parties without your explicit consent, unless I am required to do so by law. 

The data submitted via the contact form is stored for up to three (3) months after you submitted the form. You can revoke your consent and have the data deleted at any time by submitting the revoke consent form, which is at the website below the contact form. If you have problems using any of these forms, you are welcome to send me an e-mail at contact(at)KottalGenealogy.com or call me at +45-50 56 28 94 (please beware of any time difference).

Website Visitors Who Submit a Request for a Preliminary Search

If you visit my website and request a preliminary search, you have to consent to be contacted by me and to data processing.

Data collected from visitors who request a preliminary search:

  • Demographic data: Name, postal address and e-mail address, as provided by you in the form
  • Other data: All the information you provided in the project description in the form and in files you attached to the form

The message is redirected from my host server KottalGenealogy.com to my mailbox with Google Mail. The mailbox is protected by a password, whether I access it on my computer, my tablet or my mobile phone. I am the only person with access to that account and I never leave my phone, tablet or computer unlocked when I do not use them.

I use various systems to perform the preliminary search. It is not possible to give a complete list, but I often consult online indexes of records at Newspapers.com, Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, MyHeritage.com, ddd.dda.dk or DanishFamilysearch.com. The data entered into search engines and indexes is name and vital data for individuals mentioned by you in your request or otherwise relevant to your request.

I use the data collected via the request form to:

  • contact you regarding your research request and
  • offer services requested by you in your request.

I do not give, sell or rent your data to third parties without your explicit consent, unless I am required to do so by law.

If you submit data to me about other living individuals than yourself, regardless of their place of residence, I must ensure that the person knows that I am processing data about that person. In such cases, I will inform you of the implications after receiving your request and then we will resolve how the person is informed.

The data submitted via the preliminary search request form is stored for up to three (3) months after you submitted the form. You can revoke your consent and have the data deleted at any time by submitting the revoke consent form, which is at the website below the request form. If you have problems using any of these forms, you are welcome to send me an e-mail at contact(at)KottalGenealogy.com or call me at +45-50 56 28 94 (please beware of any time difference).

Changes and Further Explanation

I may change this policy at any time by posting a revised version on my website. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you are welcome to send me an e-mail at contact(at)KottalGenealogy.com or call me at +45-50 56 28 94 (please beware of any time difference).

This version of this privacy policy was posted on 25 May 2018 and is effective from that day.