Dear readers,

I want to take a minute to make our privacy policy clear in a more personal manner. As My Pomerania’s main intent is to help connect researchers to information, its nature by default is to collect information. It is important to note, however, that the only information we store for use is for our newsletter mailing lists, Family Tree Search, Tracing Service, and for access to our online portal through Google Drive. We promise to NEVER sell your information to third parties

That being said, it is impossible for us to ensure that absolutely no data is collected about your use. My Pomerania utilizes website statistics to understand geographic information about our readership and analyze page views. This includes automated plugins which may capture or store information about your sessions on you local computer as “cookies.” This information is not marketed by My Pomerania, and to the best of my understanding, does not identify readers personally. Our website is primarily funded by online ads through Google Adsense and adheres to Google’s policies.

To make this easier for the common person to understand, we are a small genealogy website with a niche in Pomeranian history. This website was not started with the intention of utilizing your information for a large-scale profit and it never will. We are not affiliated with data-brokering agencies.

By using this website, you acknowledge that computers and servers exchange information in order to serve you web pages. This website is governed underneath the United States legal system and complies with U.S. laws. You agree to having data processed to serve you requested pages, and you will hold My Pomerania and its content creators harmless from any lawsuit. For users residing outside of the United States, especially members of the European Union, by continuing to use this website, you agree to have your data processed according to U.S. laws and waive the right to any lawsuit or penalty stemming from the GDPR or other privacy laws outside the scope and jurisdiction of where My Pomerania is locally run and operated.

This is a small website based in the United States created primarily for helping members of North and South America find their ancestors. We do not have a legal department. We do not have a business headquarters. We do not have the funds to make sure everything on our website complies internationally. We do not market explicitly to members of the EU. Once again, by choosing to sign up for our mailing lists, registering for our online portal, and interacting with website content, you agree to have your data processed irrespective of the GDPR and surrender your right to sue us for any possible infraction of the GDPR. This is not because we do not respect your privacy; it is because we do not have the financial means to hire a legal team to run a small website. By proceeding to use this website, you are acknowledging and agreeing to our privacy policy.