Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Oakland County Genealogical Society “the Society” uses and protects any information that you give the Society when you use this website or our mailing lists. The Society is committed to insuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or our email lists, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
In this policy, the Society refers to OCGS board members, volunteers and consultants, all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to OCGS confidential.
This website, (“site”), is operated on behalf of the Oakland County Genealogical Society (“OCGS,” “the Society”, “we,” “us” and “our”). It is our policy to protect your Personal Information (as defined below) and to use it in accordance with this Privacy Statement
The Society may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 7 June 2017.
Website Privacy Policy
The Society servers may record the numerical internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time that you access our site; and the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
This information (“Non-Personal Information”) does NOT identify you personally. We use this Non-Personal Information to monitor the effectiveness of our site and identify areas of interest and improvement.
If you choose to use certain features and functions of the site, we ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”). By providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in this Privacy Statement. We do not collect any Personal Information about you when you visit the site unless you give us that information. The Personal Information you provide includes information provided during any registration process, including contact information, such as your name, organization name, address and email address, and information about your interests and preferences.
We are committed to insuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Online Donations Privacy Policy
The Society may use third party suppliers and service providers to facilitate donations, and they may have access to Personal Information. Please remember that, although we make every effort to select only reputable companies who share our commitment to customer privacy, we are in no way responsible for the actions or policies of these other organizations, and may not be able to ensure their compliance with the privacy policy.
Mailing List Privacy Policy
The Society maintains mailing lists. There are a sveeral ways to subscribe to the mailing lists, including submitting a form at our website or emailing us. You may remove your name from our email list at any time by sending a request to
How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Our site will work if you have cookies turned off in your browser. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. There is no personally identifiable information included in cookies. You can choose 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.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Our site is not designed for children. We do not knowingly collect any information from children under 13.
Compelled Disclosure
If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited from doing so) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. We will independently object to overly broad requests for access to information about users of our site. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.
Providing and Receiving Information
You can choose not to provide information or to opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time. Contact us in these ways:
PO Box 1094
Birmingham, MI 48012-1094
Changes to this Policy
We may change this Privacy Policy at our discretion at any time. If make substantial changes, we will notify you by posting a notice of the change on our website. We will make every effort to notify users of substantial changes provided we have your email address on record. If you disagree with our policy you may discontinue subscribing to our services by notifying us at