Privacy Policy

David J. Wardell, owner and operator of this site, and his associates and third-party contractors and suppliers (the "Owner"), recognizes the confidentiality of information that may be disclosed by persons in registering with, subscribing to lists associated with, or making purchases from, and we are firmly committed to protecting your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.


We strongly encourage you to thoroughly read the Terms and Conditions of Use for this site.

The personal, private information that is provided to the Owner by individual users or subscribers is not provided to unrelated third parties except in rare cases involving possible violations of our use policies or legal statutes. We do collect some data, always with your knowledge and consent, that is used to honor subscription requests, fulfill orders and otherwise enhance content to better meet the needs of our users

Information submitted by you on=line (such as subscriptions to lists associated with the Owner, e-mail address) may be shared with companies with which the Owner has a commerce relationship and through which you reached this site, for purposes of facilitating delivery of e-mail messages to lists or for marketing purposes. In such circumstances you will be considered their customer as well. If you object to such use, you may opt-out by e-mail request. Under no circumstances will the Owner share with any other party your personal information it may acquire about children, family, etc.

Demographic information collected through on-site user surveys may be used in aggregate statistical form to attract potential sponsors and subscribers.

The specifics of our Privacy Policy are best described in the answers to the following Frequently Asked Questions:

Does the Owner ask for personal information?

Yes. the Owner asks for your e-mail address, and other limited personal information when you sign up as a subscriber and use features such as e-mail.  Most of this information may be entered at your discretion. We may ask for similar information at other times.

How Does the Owner use my personal information?

Our goal is to provide you with the most personalized, relevant, user-friendly Web experience possible. The primary use of all your personal information is to efficiently provide you with relevant information.

The Owner will also use registration information to let you know about new features or other offers of interest from us.

In viewing or otherwise distributing advertiser or sponsor messages, the advertiser never has access to individual subscriber information. the Owner does not sell, rent or otherwise distribute the personal information you provide us to these advertisers. Advertisers simply provide an insertion order for the advertising message in the e-mail list services with which we participate, or they participate in banner ad display services hosted on our site.  The ads are they included with e-mail messages or displayed in banner form on the site.

Does the Owner request or require any personal financial information?

In order to take advantage of value-added services that offered by the Owner, users may be required to supply financial information, but this is not necessary in order to access the site.

Will the Owner disclose any of my personal information to third parties?

The Owner will not disclose any of your personal information, except with your knowledge and consent as described in this policy or as may be required by law, to protect the rights or property of the Owner, and as may be required to deliver the specific content and services offered by this site.

The Owner reserves the right to disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties.

Additionally, if you click away from the Owner to visit the site of any third party advertiser or sponsor, you may be asked for your credit card or other personal information in order to purchase or use products and services offered. These companies have their own privacy and data collection practices. the Owner has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. You should therefore review their privacy policies carefully if you have concerns about how your information may be used.

Will the Owner use my information for direct mailings?

Only at your option. the Owner will occasionally send e-mail messages to advise subscribers when new information has been posted to the Web site or to announce special product and service offerings that we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive such mailings, you may opt out at any time by using the unsubscribe link listed in the e-mail.

May I refuse to provide personal information to the Owner or to accept advertising?

Yes and No. Visitors may access the Owner’s free web-based services without providing any personal information. To subscribe to the lists, and to participate in certain planned future services, an e-mail address is required.  Certain further personal, financial and appropriate billing information may be required in the future. Because the the Owner site is partially advertiser supported, you may not "turn off" the advertising that appears on the Owner pages, nor in the e-mails distributed to subscribers, but you may opt to be excluded from any e-mail list by unsubscribing.

IP Addresses

We do use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information such as geographic distribution of our members.


Contrary to popular myth, cookies do not extract private or personal information from your computer’s memory, but rather, record only information about your visits to our site, or that you volunteer to us upon registering for certain services or products. Cookies are tiny files placed onto the hard drive of your computer when you our Web site  or request certain services that enable our server to recognize or "remember" who you are each time you return. the Owner may make limited use of cookies to deliver content specific to your interests.

Advertiser Cookies

The Owner does post third party advertising banners on the Owner general use pages. These ads may contain cookies used primarily to provide data to the advertiser about where visitors are coming from. While we do use cookies in other parts of our Web site as explained above, cookies received with banner ads may or may not be collected by our company or be under our control.

What else should I know about privacy?

The following encapsulates a few key issues mentioned in context above.

Member Profiles

Demographic data are collected at our site at the users’ option. This information may include age and gender and other personal preferences that can be viewed and tabulated for use in marketing the Owner to advertisers and others. In no case is personal information given or sold to third parties. the Owner controls the distribution of all information at the site.

Contests & Promotions

The Owner may occasionally run contests or other special promotions on our site in which we ask subscribers or visitors for contact information (like an e-mail address) or demographic information (like a zip code, age, or income level). We use this data to send users promotional material about us or our partners. The subscriber's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary and may be shared with other companies for promotional purposes, but only with your prior permission and under the terms and conditions specified when you take part in the promotion. At any time, users may opt-out of receiving future mailings of this kind, or simply decline to take part in the promotions.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Website, you can contact:

    Wardell Family Genealogy
    P.O. Box 1756
    Williamsburg, VA  22187-1756