Privacy Policy – Terms and Conditions of Use

Privacy Policy

 Last modified: 11 October 2020

St. Clair County Genealogical Society (SCCGS),, and are owned by the St. Clair County Genealogical Society (SCCGS), PO Box 431, Belleville, IL  62222-0431.

By visiting, joining or contacting SCCGS, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use.

The St. Clair County Genealogical Society (SCCGS) uses personal information that you voluntarily provide via our website orders, membership application form, and when contacting SCCGS (such as name, address, and/or email address) for such purposes as

  • processing your requests and purchases,
  • joining our society, and
  • communicating with you.

You can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information.

The St. Clair County Genealogical Society

  • does not have access to your credit card information,
  • will never ask for your credit card or login information, and
  • does not sell or give away your personal information to outside companies.


Like many websites, SCCGS uses “cookies” to personalize and improve your interactions on The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information.

Browser settings may be changed to warn you each time a cookie is being ‘sent.’ Cookies may be turned off by you although doing so may affect the way the website works for you.

SCCGS uses Google Analytics to help us understand the times of day and ways visitors use our website, the webpages most often viewed, the number of visitors who are unique, new, or return to the SCCGS website. If you have elected to share the city and country, that information is available to us. SCCGS uses these statistics for internal review and to improve website content and page flow. Learn more about Google Analytics and its privacy policy, and how to opt-out of tracking by Google Analytics.

SCCGS uses PayPal to process payments for items purchased on PayPal requires customers to read and agree to PayPal policies before completing a purchase.

The SCCGS website store is powered by WooCommerce whereby SCCGS uses it to process items you order, hold, or cancel, and to improve your experience on our website.

SCCGS is “a member” of MailChimp whereby SCCGS sends email announcements about events, publications, and our websites to subscribers who voluntarily sign up on this public website homepage Members who provide an email address receive monthly announcements, e.g., when new content is posted to that website.

You may unsubscribe at any time by using the link provided in any announcement or by contacting SCCGS through our mailing address or email, Read No. 3 “Privacy for Contacts” at MailChimp to read how Mailchimp’s policies apply to you.

SCCGS uses PayPal to process payments for items purchased on PayPal requires customers to read and agree to PayPal policies before completing a purchase.

SCCGS uses Zoom to hold virtual programs and meetings. Zoom privacy and security practices are at the bottom of the page.


SCCGS retains purchase orders and financial records for the time required by law along with information you voluntarily provide to complete such orders, e.g., name, address, phone number, and email address.

SCCGS keeps correspondence (mail or email) following recommended guidelines: general–one (1) year; customer and vendors–two (2) years; legal and important–permanently. [Reference: “Records Retention and Disposition Guidelines” prepared by the Collaborative Electronic Records Project, Rockefeller Archive Center, October 2007.]

Terms and Conditions of Use

All users of, whether members of the St. Clair County Genealogical Society (SCCGS) or not, shall have read the Privacy Policy above and agree to the following Terms and Conditions, which defines your rights, responsibilities and benefits. If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions, do not use this site.

License Terms and Conditions of Use

The website is owned and operated by the St. Clair County Genealogical Society (SCCGS). “You” or “your” means an adult user of this website for himself or herself and you as parent or guardian for any minor who you allow to access this website, and for whom you will be held strictly responsible. Your continued use of this website indicates that you are bound by this agreement, and any future changes, with SCCGS.


All material (data, content) on and its member website is owned, copyrighted, and/or licensed by SCCGS. is protected by copyright as a collective work, compilation, and/or original work, pursuant to United States copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws.

You are licensed to review, download, and print the content of only for your personal or professional genealogical and family history research. You may not publish material from this site in whole or in part in any electronic, print or other medium, except as unique elements that are part of a unique family history or genealogy. You may not use this site or content therein (including names and contact information for those who submit information) for any purpose other than your personal or professional client family history research, including, but not limited to, contacting individuals for purposes other than genealogical research, selling or promoting products or services, soliciting clients or any other commercial purpose.

Violation of this license may result in immediate termination of your membership in SCCGS and may result in legal action for injunction, damages, or both.

As a member of the St. Clair County Genealogical Society, you also agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your sign-in name and password to the SCCGS member website. You agree that you are responsible for all activities that occur using your sign-in name and password.

If someone else uses your sign-in name and password, or the St. Clair County Genealogical Society is made aware of said use, it would be considered a violation of this agreement and may result in termination of your membership.

Featured Links

The and SCCGS publications contain links to other websites that may be of assistance in your genealogical research. Those websites are not maintained or controlled by us, and SCCGS is not responsible for the content of those websites. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policy of websites you visit by linking through the St. Clair County Genealogical Society website.

Linking to SCCGS

Unless you are advised otherwise by SCCGS, you are licensed to create links (hyperlinks) to content on, provided that the link accurately describes the content of and the link is not in that portion designated as our members’ website.

Liability Disclaimer

The St. Clair County Genealogical Society makes no representations concerning the suitability, reliability or accuracy of the content or the service provided on for any purpose. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the content and the services provided, including conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no case will we be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special or other damages including, without limitation, lost or delay of use, lost profits, loss of data or any other damage in contract, tort, equity or any other legal theory, even if advised of the possibility thereof.

Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, this limitation may not apply in part to you. If you are dissatisfied with this website or any terms of its use, your sole remedy is to discontinue using it.

General Disclaimers

All material on this site is provided “As Is” and without warranties of any kind, express or implied. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, to the fullest extent permissible by law. We do not warrant that the data on this site is accurate or that functions on this site will be uninterrupted or problem free, that errors will be corrected or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other damaging materials.

St Clair County Genealogical Society reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions immediately by posting the changed Terms and Conditions in this location.


Our website,, the St. Clair County Genealogical Society, SCCGS and the SCCGS logo are trademarks of the St. Clair County Genealogical Society. They may not be used without the express written permission of the St. Clair County Genealogical Society’s Board.

Contacting Us

St. Clair County Genealogical Society (SCCGS)
PO Box 431
Belleville, Illinois 62222-0431

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