Who we are
Disclaimer and Legal Notice
This disclaimer and legal notice pertains to this website and all content on it or derived from it. The information you find here comes from a variety of sources, some of which are more careful than others in protecting the privacy of living persons. We do our best to review and control the disclosure of such data in conformity with the policies and guidelines discussed below. On this website we provide commentary, information and educational information on a variety of subjects. Just like in life itself, everything on this website is subject to change or deletion without notice.
Everything on this website is provided ‘as is’ and Garry Stein does not guarantee anything at all regarding this information, so it may be right or wrong; guiding or misleading; functional or non-functional; nice or offensive; up-to-date or not up-to-date; funny and entertaining or not.
In any case how you interpret the information is entirely up to you. Should you happen to dislike what is presented here, please keep your dislike to yourself, because the we are not going to reply to negative, derogatory comments.
Also, regarding the contents of this website, we accept no liability or responsibility for anything anywhere at any time in any way, shape or form for any reason whatsoever, so you alone are 100 percent responsible for what you do or don’t do with the information presented.
Obviously, garrystein.com assumes no responsibility whatsoever for anything regarding any websites outside of this website, including the websites that this websites provides links to as a service.
Furthermore. the contents on this website are not to be considered a substitute for anything; including help, diagnosis, medication or advice given by trained professionals like medical doctors, etc.
In other words: Your life, opinions and actions while reading and after reading the information provided by this website are your own business and responsibility, just like they were before you started reading it.
If you contribute information to Garry Stein, or to this website, you are in every way responsible for that information, and for honouring the rights of others, including intellectual-property rights (copyright, trademark and patent), the right to privacy, and the right to not be defamed. The information you contribute to me, or this website, is considered non-confidential and you will receive no royalties nor any payment in any way any time, no matter what the publisher chooses to do with your information, and we will forever keep the non-exclusive right and license to delete, edit and publish your information (or parts of it) in any way, shape, form or forum we choose – worldwide.
And, finally, every scrap of information on this website, no matter how silly or apparently worthless it may appear, is copyrighted by Garry Stein and garrystein.com.
Or, to put it in ‘legalese’:
THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ‘AS-IS’ AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR DELETION WITHOUT NOTICE. THE AUTHOR(S) AND THE PUBLISHER WILL ASSUME NEITHER LIABILITY NOR RESPONSIBILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RELATED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE. NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE MADE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THE PUBLISHER WILL PROVIDE NO REMEDY FOR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING SUCH FROM NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR BREACH OF WARRANTY OR CONTRACT, EVEN AFTER NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES HAS BEEN MADE. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ASSISTANCE, DIAGNOSIS, MEDICATION OR ADVICE OF TRAINED EXPERTS AND PROFESSIONALS, MEDICAL OR OTHERWISE. THE PUBLISHER ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY WHAT SO EVER FOR ANYTHING REGARDING ANY WEBSITES OUTSIDE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE WEBSITES THAT THIS WEBSITES PROVIDES LINKS TO AS A SERVICE. ALL INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS COPYRIGHTED BY THE AUTHOR(S) AND THE PUBLISHER. INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE PUBLISHER IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SUBMITEE (INCLUDING THE SECUREMENT OF ALL RIGHTS FROM THIRD PARTIES) AND ALL SUCH INFORMATION PROVIDED BY A SUBMITEE SHALL BE CONSIDERED NON-CONFIDENTIAL AND COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE, ROYALTY OR OTHER COMPENSATION. THE PUBLISHER WILL PERPETUALLY AND IRREVOCABLY KEEP THE NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHT AND LICENSE TO PUBLISH, REPRODUCE, USE, DISCLOSE, DISTRIBUTE, EXCERPT, DELETE, EDIT AND DISPLAY ALL SUCH INFORMATION, OR PARTS OF IT, WORLDWIDE IN ANY WAY SHAPE FORM OR FORUM THE PUBLISHER CHOOSES.
If you do not want to be bound by all these terms, please do not use this website.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect a great deal of data on individuals, mostly from public sources on line and at archives around the world. We do this mainly as part of our genealogical research and include such data on a large family tree hosted at www.ancestry.com and in wirtings on this website. Such data may include information on residences, birth and death dates, burial information, medical data, DNA information, social security/insurance numbers, photos, and more. As noted below, external sites we use, such as Ancestry, disclose no personal information on living persons except to individuals authorized to view such information. Our policy is to grant such viewing access only to relatives and a few select trusted researchers. In writing about family research, I use the names or information about living persons only with their permission (or that of their parents in the case of minors).
Like many other Web sites, garrystein.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
You can configure your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in certain cases. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These hyperlinks are provided for your convenience, and their development and maintenance is not under our direction or control. Thus, the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, and other links provided by these external web sites are neither verified by garrystein.com nor endorsed by us.
Because garrystein.com has no control over external web sites, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources and shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by the use of any such content, product or materials.
Who we share your data with
As noted, we collect a great deal of data from online sources, archives, literature searches, and that provided to us by visitors to garrystein.com and others. Such data may be shared on this website and other external websites. We make extensive use of external genealogy sites for sharing of our data and publishing of online family trees. In general, such sites disclose no personal information on living persons except to authorized persons. Our policy is to grant such viewing access only to relatives and a few select trusted researchers. In writing about family research, I use the names or information about living persons only with their permission (or that of their parents in the case of minors).
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes or have obtained independently from already public sources.
Where we send your data
We collect information about visitors who comment on our site using Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
We may use external contact management services for broadcast email purposes. Subject to the limitations on uses of data noted elsewhere herein, we may post information on social media sites – such as Facebook or LinkedIn – and we may post data on public Family Trees as sites such as Ancestry.com or JewishGen.com. Where applicable we always give credit or attribution to third parties or publications.
How we protect your data
Note that sending information over the Internet is subject to security issues. Complete protection of the data from being accessed by third parties is not possible. Nonetheless, we take the protection of your data seriously and take appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. Our website is extra protected by encryption through HTTPS ensure that your data does not fall into the wrong hands. We make use of WordPress.com, their software and extensive suite of security protections and procedures to protect our data.
Your contact information
We do not share our mailing lists with external third parties without permission.
Denial of Access, Use or Service
We reserve the right to deny access, use or service on garrystein.com to any User, for any reason whatsoever, at our sole discretion.
This website contains images, texts, presentations, articles and other material collected by or written by the owner of this site. All such material on this website is subject to copyright, intellectual property rights to which the owner is entitled under law, owns exclusively or has been obtained under license. Before using the content for or personal or professional family history research, please review the following information, terms, conditions and disclaimer.
Use of materials
Users are licensed to use the content of this website only for personal use or academic research and may download textual content only as search results relevant to that research, as long as appropriate attribution/credit are given. However, you are not allowed to republish the content of garrystein.com without prior consent. When in doubt, please contact me.
Some material has been used by permission of various copyright holders other than this website and therefore I cannot grant permission for you to reuse it.
You are not allowed to copy any material from this website for any other commercial purpose.
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You are not allowed to use the site in any way that interferes with our systems, other users or harasses, menaces or harms anyone. You will indemnify us from and against all actions, claims, suits, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses arising out of, or in any way connected with, use of the site by you or any other person using your login information.
You are not allowed to copy (whether by printing onto paper, storing on disk or any other way), distribute (including distributing copies), tamper with or alter in any way or otherwise use any material contained in this website except as set out above in “Use of materials”.
Any attribution to material from this site may be quoted as follows:
Source: Garry Richard Stein, “<name of section or page being quoted from>”; from Garry Stein Expositions, https://www.garrystein.com.
Copyright Infringement or other claims
If you believe that any copyright infringement exists on garrystein.com, please notify us by email.
If you believe we have violated any other obligations laws or ethical standards, please also notify us by email.
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Changes to these Terms and Conditions
GarryStein.com may at any time change or modify all or any part of these Terms. By browsing this website you are accepting that you are bound by the terms and conditions and disclaimer current at that time, so you should check these each time you visit the site.
Garry Richard Stein, Hong Kong SAR, 15 May 2019