On May 24th, we updated our Privacy Statement in response to the new EU data protection laws.
Pierce-Southern U.S. DNA Project Privacy Statement
The Pierce-Southern U.S. DNA Project gives priority to protecting your privacy and to the confidentiality of your personal data.
In particular we will not publish your name, e-mail address or other contact details, or share this information with any other project member or other person or organization without your specific written approval.
The only personal data we hold is that relevant to meeting the published goals of our Project, and which has been made
available to us by DNA testing companies, in the same format as they make it available to you, or which you have given us
direct by e-mail or by post. We hold this data indefinitely or until you request its deletion, and publish anonymized data approximately once per month on our Project website (https://www.piercedna.com) where you may see its current status. You may also request a more updated version directly from the Project Administrator.
We will be pleased to correct any errors in your personal data that you bring to our attention.
At your request at any time we will promptly remove your data from our project files. However we cannot retrieve data that
has previously been posted in the public domain.
In our administration of this project we endeavour to comply with the most recent guidance issued by ISOGG
(https://isogg.org/wiki/ISOGG_Project_Administrator_Guidelines) and by FTDNA (https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/project- administration/gap-guidelines-ftdna-projects/).
We endeavor to respond promptly to any queries or complaints you may make about our handling of your personal data for
this Project. However you should be aware that some of your concerns may be better forwarded direct to the testing company, FTDNA.
-Brad Pierce, Project Administrator
Family Tree DNA projects are run by volunteer administrators who work on their projects in their own free time.
Project administrators do not receive any payments or incentives from Family Tree DNA.