Business Seals

Watkyn LLC, d/b/a Family Tree in a Week (“FTIAW”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for its users. Our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website or our Services. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Website” refers to and “Services” refers to FTIAW’s services offered for purchase there and described more fully below, in the Terms of Use and on the Website. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to FTIAW.  “You” refers to you, as a user of the Website or the Services. By accepting our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (found here:, you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.


1. How we collect information

We collect information in two basic ways:

a. We collect information that we request from you and that you voluntarily provide in connection with the purchase and receipt of our Services, such as your name, your email address, your phone number, date and place of birth, and similar information about your relatives, as well as payment information related to your purchase of the Services; and

b. When you browse or use our Website, technological tools including “Log Data” and “Cookies” collect certain information, as explained in the following section.

2. What information we collect and how we use it

a. Personal Information. When you want to purchase the Services, we ask you for certain information about you and your relatives that could be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information may include, but is not limited to: 

We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your “Non-Identifying Information,” see below) to provide the Services or additional services to you. For example: 

i. Provision of Services. We create an order for and provide the Services to you based upon the Personal Information you provide.

ii. Communications. We use your Personal Information to contact you in connection with the Services, to request clarification, ask questions or obtain more information, or possibly in connection with FTIAW newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications. (See “Your Rights Regarding The Use of Your Personal Information” below.)

iii. Customer service. We use your Personal Information to respond to your questions and/or inquiries.

b. Non-Personal Information. We also collect other information that you provide as part of your use of the Website or request for Services that cannot reasonably be used to identify or contact you (“Non-Personal Information”). Certain Non-Personal Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be personally identified or contacted. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Personal Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other Non- Personal Information. We may use your Non- Personal Information and aggregate it with information collected from other FTIAW users to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Website or Services and to analyze and understand how our Website and Services are used. We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance to present an offer to you according to your preferences or restrictions.

c. Log Data. When you visit the Website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as the browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Website, pages of our Website that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Website, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Website and the Website’s technical administration, to increase our Website’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor our Website to our visitors’ needs and wishes. For example, some of this information is collected so that when you visit the Website again, it will recognize you and the information could then be used to serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your interests. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Website meet the criteria required to process their requests. In connection with this, we use Google Analytics, and you can learn more about how it collects and processes data by reading the article “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.”

d. Cookies. Like many online services, FTIAW uses “cookies” on our Website to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer or mobile device’s hard disk. We may use cookies for two purposes. First, we may utilize “persistent” cookies to recognize you when you return to the Website. Second, we utilize “session ID” cookies to enable certain features of the Website, to better understand how you interact with the Website and to monitor aggregate usage by FTIAW users and web traffic routing on the Website. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you leave the Website and then close your browser. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Website or all functionality of the Website. (See “Your Rights Regarding The Use of Your Personal Information” below.) 

3. Our policy towards children’s information

This Website is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers and files.


Personal Information:

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We may share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for us, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to user’s email address for purposes of sending emails from us or vendors who provide payment-processing services on our Website. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  We also share certain of your genealogy-related Personal Information with the various third-party vendors and websites we use to conduct our Services, such as:

In addition, our researchers may try to go deeper into certain branches of your family by consulting specialized resources in print or online, whereupon certain genealogy-related Personal Information of yours would be shared. 

Your Personal Information once shared with genealogy services vendors would be subject to such third parties’ privacy policies and terms of use, which we urge you to consult. You hereby expressly acknowledge and consent that we may share your Personal Information with such third parties for the purposes of providing our Services.  

In addition, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we may use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers.

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Website so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Website periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

Non-Personal Information:

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Website and Services and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Website. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. FTIAW cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We can disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process including, but not limited to, subpoenas, to protect the property and rights of FTIAW or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.


We implement certain security measures designed to protect information from unauthorized access. We protect your financial information from potential security breaches by utilizing payment processors with certain technological security measures including encryption and firewalls. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls. By using our Website and Services, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.


You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail. Please note that notwithstanding the promotional preferences you indicate by either unsubscribing or opting out, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy or related to the Services. After purchasing the Services, you may instruct us to cease sharing your genealogy-related Personal Information on reasonable notice on a prospective basis by emailing us at, after which we will use reasonable efforts to cease future such disclosures within a reasonable time after receipt of such notice.  However, you understand that once Personal Information has been disclosed as permitted herein, it cannot be undisclosed or unshared. You also acknowledge that we may not be able to complete the Services as a result, but that your notice has no bearing on your eligibility for any refund.

Your information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, FTIAW transfers Personal Information to the United States and processes it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.


As part of the Website or Services, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Website. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by selecting a link on our Website or via our Service. To the extent that you access or use the Website through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.


We reserve the right to change this policy and our Terms of Use at any time. We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the primary email address specified when you ordered our Services or by placing a prominent notice on our Website. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check the Website and this privacy page for updates.


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Website or Services, please contact us by sending an email to

Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 29, 2016