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Ancestry Internet Services Copyright Policy

Ancestry Operations Inc. ("Ancestry", "we", "us" or "our") owns the World Wide websites Ancestry.com, Ancestry.ca, Ancestry.co.uk, Ancestry.com.au, Ancestry.de, Ancestry.fr, Ancestry.it, Ancestry.se, MyFamily.com, RootsWeb.com, and Genealogy.com. The design, content and graphics of those sites and all other elements created by us, or by third parties as work for hire, or where the copyright has been assigned to us or one of our subsidiaries, is subject to copyright protection with all rights reserved.

To obtain permission to use any of these copyrighted elements, which permission may be granted or refused in our sole discretion, please write to the address below with a full description of the element which you desire to use, the purpose, place and extent of use intended, and full contact information including name, address, phone, fax and email to:

Copyright Permissions
Ancestry
360 W 4800 N
Provo, UT 84604
USA

Fax: (801) 705-7010
Email permissions@ancestry.com

Content which has been contributed to public areas of Ancestry sites listed above by users remains the property of the submitter or the original creator and we are a licensed distributor of such content. Occasionally, a person may feel that content submitted by another user is their property, or is covered by the copyright of someone other than the submitter. Please remember that we are only the distributor of user supplied content and the submitter, not Ancestry, is the one who has violated copyright if such a violation has occurred. However, we will respond to substantiated claims of violation. In such a case, the person who believes they have a claim under copyright should send a claim of copyright violation to:

John-David Anderson
Copyright Agent for Notice
Ancestry
360 W 4800 N
Provo, UT 84604
USA

Email copyright@ancestry.com

All the following must be included:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to be infringed, and the basis of the claim
  • Identification of the material which is claimed to be infringing, including the URL
  • Full contact information on the claimed copyright owner or other claimant (who must have a license which is being infringed or other standing to make the claim) including name, address, telephone, fax and email information
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information sent is accurate and the complaining party is the owner or an authorized agent of the owner
  • A physical or electronic signature of the claiming party