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Privacy Policies.

The “Descendants Book’ of genealogical information is edited before publication of the website version to remove data about living persons. If you submit information to us about living persons, it stays here, except for statements in genealogical information and in ancestor and descendant lines that a person does exist and his/her position in an ancestor or descendant line.

It is the Society’s policy not to publish or include data about living persons (not otherwise publicly available on the Internet) on our websites — unless the living person requests or authorizes it.

We will furnish an address or information about a living person ONLY with the living person’s permission to do so. Should you wish to contact someone, ask us, and we will contact that person for their permission to give you their contact information, and then we will respond to you as appropriate.

Personal information about living persons is not given, sold, or otherwise released to other groups or companies.

The information contained in these files has been obtained over past years from various individual contributors and from various sources, including public, church, cemetery, and organization records. Some of the information is from published genealogies, histories and records transcriptions. The desire of some past submitters to include as many ancestors, potential ancestors, cousins, and details as possible has resulted in the admittance of family history data that may be undocumented and based on family tradition or on circumstantial evidence. We continually are in the process of providing documentation as it can be found. The reader must determine and seek from other sources any missing documentation that is desired to meet his/her self-imposed demands for accuracy. The names, dates, and places in these files should give direction in obtaining the desired documentation

Notification is requested if any material in these files is being used contrary to the rights of others. If permission cannot be obtained for the continued use of such material, it will be removed from the files on request of the owner.

Notification is likewise requested if any material in these files is considered to be contrary to the privacy desires of any person or source named. Upon request of the person or source named, the material or reference will be modified or removed.

Corrections and additions will be welcome. Please use our “Contact Us” button to contact us regarding new documentation or information.

Copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights.

All the material on this site that is original work is copyrighted. The format and content of all files at this location, and other locations under the control of the Society, are subject to current and future applicable copyright laws. None of the content may be used without express permission of the copyright owner, as explained in the copyright laws.

The contents of all files at this website are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly provided in these terms of use, or in an express written license granted to you, nothing contained in this website or the materials sold you shall be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, of copyright or other intellectual property rights. When you use this website or when you purchase products through this website, you agree that this website, its content, and any item furnished or sold you through this website, are all protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. None of the content may be used for any purpose whatsoever without express permission of the copyright owner, except for fair use as defined in the copyright laws, or except as defined in an express written license given you.

Joseph Bucklin Society, Bucklin Society,, and Bucklin Database are each trademarks of Leonard H. Bucklin. The trademarks may not be used without permission. The entire material, except for intellectual property of others, on this website and in all products sold or distributed through this website is claimed as intellectual property of Leonard H. Bucklin (herein “Intellectual Property). All content, including but not limited to text, designs, logos, titles, and visual materials and format within this website are the copyrighted ownership material, trademarks, service marks, trade names or other property of Leonard H. Bucklin. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting (including without limitation, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise) any license or right to use any Intellectual Property displayed on the site without the written permission of Leonard H. Bucklin.

Legal Notices of Disclaimer 

Thank you for visiting the Web site of the Joseph Bucklin Society. This site is for informational purposes only. The information at this Web site is not legal advice. We make no warranty, express or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information at this Web site or at any other Web site to which this site is linked.

This Web Site does not create a privileged relationship between you and Leonard Bucklin or the Joseph Bucklin Society. A relationship with us cannot be formed by reading the information at this Web site.

Any information that you send us in an e-mail message is not confidential or privileged.

We have tried to comply with all legal and ethical requirements in compiling this Web site. Cited links are to help you identify and locate other resources on the Internet. The links are not intended to state or imply that Joseph Bucklin Society sponsors or is affiliated or associated in any way with the information at those other Web sites.

We reserve the right to choose the documents we accept and to choose the ones we electronically store or the ones we publish on our web site, if we publish any, and to determine in all ways whether a document will be added to the Document Depository. We reserve the right to discontinue the Document Depository, at any time, without notice, although it is presently intended that this Depository will exist as long as the Joseph Bucklin Society exists. Unless requested otherwise at the time of submission, it is assumed that the person submitting the document has the copyright and is releasing the copyright to us for use, or that the material is not copyrighted.