Privacy Policy


The Ohio Genealogical Society is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and members as it interacts with our mission to protect and share Ohio family resources. This policy governs the manner in which the Ohio Genealogical Society collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users (“User”) of the website (“Site”). In this policy, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Ohio Genealogical Society.

How we use your personal data

We may process usage data about the User whenever they interact with our Site. Usage data may include the IP address, browser type, operating system, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths. 

We may collect personal data from the User in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when the User visits our Site, registers for the OGS Annual Conference on the Site, responds to a post, and in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources we make available on our Site. The User may be asked for, as appropriate, name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number. The User’s decision to disclose personal data is entirely voluntary, and by doing so, the User is providing us with specific consent to use the personal data only for the purposes for which the User has disclosed it to us. We may access and use the User’s personal identification information only for the purposes for the User has submitted it to us: (a) to provide information to the User, (b) to make contact with the User, (c) to provide registration information to the User, and (d) to maintain the operations and security of the Site. We will not use the User’s personal data for any other purposes.

Providing your personal data to others

We do not sell, trade, or rent User’s personal data to others. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out a newsletter. We may share the User’s personal data with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that the User has given us that permission.

Children’s personal data

This Site, and any services available from this Site, are not directed to children under the age of 13. If the User learns that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with their personal identification information without having parental consent, please contact the Ohio Genealogical Society immediately so that we can take appropriate action.

External links

This Site may include relevant hyperlinks to external websites not controlled by us. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. These sites may have their own privacy policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Website cookies

This Site uses cookies to record log data. We use both session-based and persistent cookies, dependent upon how the User interacts with this Site. Cookies are small text files sent by us to the User’s computer, or from the User’s computer or mobile device to us each time the User visits our Site. They are unique to the User and the User’s web browser. Session-based cookies last only while the User’s browser is open and automatically deleted when the User closes the browser. Persistent cookies last until the User or the User’s browser deletes them, or until they expire. We use cookies which are not specific to the User’s account, but are unique and allow us to undertake Site analytics and customization, among other things. If the User decides to disable some or all cookies, the User may not be able to use all features on our Site.

Contacting the Ohio Genealogical Society

If the User has any questions about this Privacy Policy, would like to exercise any of the User’s rights, or to make a complaint, please contact us: Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97  W, Bellville, OH 44813-8813, 419-886-1903,