Last updated 30 July 2020
FamousKin.com takes privacy and security seriously. All pages on our website are secured with an SSL certificate.
What does that mean?
It means that all communications between your browser and our server are encrypted.
Why is this important?
One reason is that any information that you send to us through a form on our website is encrypted and secure from any computer in between your browser and our server such as your internet provider.
A second reason is authentication. It gives you the confidence and peace of mind that you are really contacting our site and not an imposter who may be trying to steal your information.
How do you know it's working?
There are visual cues in the address bar of your browser. Look for a green padlock and https to the left of the website address in the URL bar. You can also click on the padlock to view the details of our current SSL certificate. This will let you know that your connection to our site is private and secure, and that our site is encrypted and authenticated using a strong protocol, strong key exchange and strong cipher. It should also let you know that ALL resources on the page are served securely.
However, keep in mind that this encryption applies only to communication between your browser and our website's server. Email and social media communications are most likely not encrypted and therefore do not have the same protections as do communications with the website. Any links you follow from those sources to our website should be authenticated by looking for the green padlock and https in the address bar.
The only personally identifiable information we currently collect is through our contact form. This information may include name, email address, and any message that is sent by the visitor. This information is strictly used for communication between the visitor and FamousKin.com. We do not share, sell, or rent any names or email addresses with third-party companies.
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These cookies are used to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. They collect information such as, which pages you visited, how many pages you visited, and if you experienced any errors. They do not collect anything that could personally identify you as we only care about the statistics in the aggregate.
This information is collected by our analytics partner who may combine it with other information you’ve provided to them or they’ve collected from your use of their services. Our current partner for analytics is Google Analytics.
If you would like to opt-out of your data being used by Google Analytics, click here.
For more information about how Google uses data from this website, click here.
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However, European vistors will not receive personalized content and ads even if they do consent to cookies. FamousKin.com relies on this advertising in order to provide much of the information found on this website free of charge to its visitors.
reCAPTCHA v2 and v3
This website uses reCAPTCHA v2 and v3. reCAPTCHA is a Google service that is only used to protect our site from spam and abuse. It uses advanced risk analysis techniques to tell humans and bots apart. You probably have experienced it on websites, including this one, as the "I am not a robot" challenge you must pass before you submit any communications to us through our contact page.
reCAPTCHA works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending these data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. It will not be used for personalized advertising by Google. reCAPTCHA tokens are short lived and expire after only two minutes.
How do you delete cookies?
Unless you have your browser settings already set to block cookies, this website will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site. However, if you block cookies with your browser, parts of this website will no longer function.
If you want to disable cookies on our website, you need to change the settings in your web browser. How you do this will depend on the browser you are using. To get instructions for some of the more popular browsers, you can visit