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Changing the rules

Can companies change their terms of use? Reader Cheryl Brownstein isn’t happy about changes in the terms of use of genealogy websites — AncestryDNA, in particular — that occur long after a user begins using the website. “Can the company simply change...

MyHeritage DNA terms changed

Changes in terms of use announced The genealogical community spoke… and a genealogical company listened. MyHeritage has thoroughly revised its terms of use for its newly-announced DNA Matching service — and the terms that the community may have had qualms...

Ancestry terms of use updated

No major changes, just some tweaks Ancestry’s family of companies is in the process of updating its terms of use, applicable to all of its non-DNA-related websites, including Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, Newspapers.com and Ancestry Academy. The update — a...

AncestryDNA doings

A sale and privacy changes AncestryDNA has two things going on that genealogists need to know about this fine Sunday morning. A sale. And some changes in the privacy terms and conditions that users have to go along with if they want to test with AncestryDNA and/or...

Reprise: a terms of use primer

Let’s review: terms of use Three years ago, The Legal Genealogist began an occasional series on terms of use. And every single time I sit down with anybody and talk about copyright issues and when we can and can’t use materials, the conversation bleeds...