Privacy Policy

This website, Family History Hound  (the “website”), is a business website owned, created and edited by Ellen Thompson-Jennings  (the “Owner”). The blog, Hound on the Hunt (the “blog”) and the store, Shop the Hound (the “store”) are a part of the Family History Hound business. For questions about this website, please contact me at [email protected]

The Family History Hound respects your privacy. Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of The Family History Hound.

External Sites; The Family History Hound is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.  There are times that the Hound on the Hunt blog will provide links to other products.   You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Information we collect about you

When you register on our website, we collect your name, email address, and location. This allows us to process your registration, fulfill your order (if you’ve made one)  and send you important service messages.

We do collect some information from cookies, pixels and similar software which allows us to understand how you arrive on our websites, how you use and navigate around them. This information is used to improve our services and communication. We obtain some information from Google Analytics.

Withdrawing Consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent to any processing that is currently being done under your consent, such as marketing. Consent can be withdrawn by sending an email to [email protected] or you may also unsubscribe at any time by scrolling to the bottom of any communication and hitting the unsubscribe link.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about privacy or wish to update your details or have them removed from our mailing list at any time, please contact us at [email protected]


Cookie Policy 

What are cookies

Family History Hound uses cookies on this website (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. We use cookies to store certain information such as searches and presenting personalized content.

How can I control my cookies?

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and similar technologies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser settings to do the following:

  • Delete all cookies;
  • Block all cookies;
  • Allow all cookies;
  • Block third-party cookies;
  • Clear all cookies when you close the browser;
  • Open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
  • Install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.

For more information on controlling cookies using different browsers, see Browser Controls below.

Useful information

  • A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.
  • The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
  • Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
  • New technologies such as Mozilla’s Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
  • Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.

Type of Cookies

Analytics – Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our websites, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyze patterns of user behavior and we use that information to enhance the user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Advertising – These cookies, which may be placed on your device by us or our trusted third party service providers, remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioral advertising (OBA) and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g. your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests. If you would like more information about OBA, including how to opt-out of these cookies, see the section above ‘How can I control my cookies’.

Where we associate personal information with cookies, we process this information for the purpose of our legitimate interest in the case of necessary cookies and in all other cases on the basis of your consent.

Browser Controls

The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable but, in general, the website may not operate properly if some/all cookies are switched off.

If you want to disable cookies on our site, you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.

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