Our website address is: http://www.findrussianheritage.com.


Please read this Privacy Policy so that you understand our information collection practices, such as the types of information we collect from visitors to the site and how we may use that information. Please also review our Terms of Use, which governs your use of the site.

Active Collection of Personal Information

To access or take advantage of certain features of the site, we may request that you provide personal information. “Personal Information” is information about you that is associated with your name or identity, such as name, gender, mailing address, e-mail address or similar information.

Generally, we only collect personal information from this website when you voluntarily supply that information to us, for example by registering on this website or when you have authorised a third party to provide that information to us.  We will not use the Personal Information on you or of these individuals for any other purpose unless we disclose otherwise at the time you provide the information.

Passive Collection of Information

In addition to the Personal Information that you actively provide to us, we or our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies to automatically collect information about you when you use the site. This information may include demographic information, browser type, operating system, clickstream data, IP address and other information.

The methods that we and our service providers may use to automatically collect such information may include the following: cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts and mobile device identifiers.

If we associate any such passively-collected information with Personal Information about you, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information.

Information collected by our ISP

Like most Internet Service Providers (ISPs), in order to give you access to our website, our ISP needs to collect some information about you. This information is made available to us.  When you read or download information from our website, our ISP collects the following information about you: your Internet address; your domain name, if applicable; and the date and time of your visit to our website

Our ISP also collects information such as the pages our users’ access, the documents they download, links from other websites they follow to reach our website, and the type of browser they use. However, this information is anonymous and is only used for statistical and website development purposes.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Use of Personal Information

We use the personal information in order to provide our clients with the services that they request. We will not use or disclose personal information collected by us for any purpose other than:

  • the purposes for which it was provided or secondary related purposes in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure; or
  • where you have consented to such disclosure; or
  • contact you about the site or inquiries you make through the site;
  • for the purpose of improving our relationship with you, or to provide you with direct marketing material such as new products, services and research that may be of interest to you, to inform you about any new products and services or special offers from time to time;
  • monitor, administer or improve the site or develop future website; or
  • monitor compliance with the Terms of Use and other applicable agreements and policies; or
  • for internal business purposes or the purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information.


Advertisements from third party advertisers (“Advertisers”) may appear on the site. Advertisers may compile information about the advertisements that appear to you while you are using the site and which advertisements you click on. The Advertisers may use cookies, web beacons and other methods of passively collecting such information. The collection of such information through these methods may allow the Advertisers to track each time you are sent an online advertisement from that Advertiser. These Advertisers may use this information to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy does not cover the methods for collecting information used by these Advertisers or the use of the information that the Advertisers collect.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

The comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Third Party Website

There may be hyperlinks on the site to other website or locations that are operated and controlled by third parties (“Third Party Website”). These Third Party Website may use their own cookies, web beacons and other technology to independently collect information about you. In addition, these Third Party Website may solicit Personal Information from you. We make no representations regarding the policies or business practices of such Third Party Website and have no control over the type or use of the information that is collected by these Third Party Web site.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Modifications to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, for any reason in our sole discretion and without prior notice or liability, to change, modify, amend and/or update this Privacy Policy.

Questions/Contact Us

If you have questions about the site or this Privacy Policy, including how we may collect, store, use or share information about you, please contact us.



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