Data Protection Policy

This website is a gathering place for McMullen family members and relatives to build an online resource of all ancestors and descendants in the family tree. In doing so, we are likely to come across personal information on other members of the family through research and by accessing other online sources used by genealogists. Typically, this information will contain the person's name, birthdate, marriage date and other information that pertains to that individual. This is the primary goal of genealogy, collect, disseminate and verify the veracity of information to build a profile of relatives that you may or may not have known using research tools. The staff takes every precaution to protect our user data and information.

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This Website is owned and operated by the McMullen Family. The term "you" will refer to any person viewing the Website content using the URL The Website contains copyrighted material and other proprietary information including, but not limited to, text, photos, and graphics. The entire contents of the Website is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws and all rights are reserved. Some parts are copyrighted individually by other entities and used with permission.

When registering for your user account, you must indicate how you are related to our family. If you are not related, you will not be granted access.

With registration, you will be granted access only to your unique family branch within our database. If you add new records, please notify me so I can update personal computer database which is used to populate the website. Failure to notify me, may result in your data not being preserved across a database refresh. Your access will be restricted to:

  • You (the registered user) and your spouse (but not your spouse's family).
  • Your descendants and their spouses.
  • Your parents and grandparents.
  • Your uncles/aunts and their spouses.
  • Your 1st cousins and their spouses (but not their children).
  • Your siblings and their spouses.
  • Your nephews/nieces and their spouses (but not their children).

Note: To see the personal data of a spouse's family branch, married users will have to log in with their spouse's user name and password. If any family branch individual does not want their suppressed personal data accessed, the security design allows a "lock" to be put on their data. This does, however, preclude registration of that individual.If you consider using your spouse'e user ID a security violation, please request a second login account that will be restricted to your spouse's family.

The owners of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The use of our website is possible without providing personal data. When personal information is requested (for example, name and email address on the contact form), this is given voluntarily. This data will not be passed on to third parties.

We point out that sending information over the Internet is subject to security issues. Complete protection of the data from being accessed by third parties is not possible.


This website use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies perform important functions in the operation of this site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit and restore some of your preferences (such as your preferred language).

You can configure your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in certain cases. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.


Server log files

The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address (anonymized)
  • Time of request

These data can not be assigned to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

All information contained within this website is subject to U.S. and International copyright laws. Therefore the following rules apply:

Downloading any file, photo, document or other item from the site is strictly prohibited unless written permission is provided by the site owner(s) and copyright owners. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Many files come from third parties with restrictions and copyrights and the rules for handling these files are to be explicitly followed with no exceptions. Therefore, they cannot be posted or shared to any third party Internet sites or genealogy sites.

Many files have been paid for by considerable personal funds for locating, authorizing, identification and digitization of the resources. All copyrights and personal ownership are to be strictly followed to prevent misuse. No rights are explicitly granted to any materials, documents or copyright material for personal, professional or third party use.

Considerable fees paid for this site go toward ongoing maintenance, support and for research.

No materials from this website are allowed on third party services such as,, Rootsweb or any OTHER third party services.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on any OurLife Family History files without express written permission is strictly prohibited and will be subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec.1001 and 1030.

By using this site, you agree to the following terms of use and any changes thereto:

This Website is for the personal use of the family members listed herein. Use by others is limited to the purpose of genealogical research. The content of this site cannot be used for any sort of unsolicited mail or commercial purposes.

Family members must not share their user name and password with anyone except their current spouse and minor children. They also agree not to share personal data of family members accessible through use of that password without the express permission of the individuals concerned.

Individual images may be copied by family members for their personal use. General distribution, including use on other websites, is prohibited by copyright law unless permission is obtained from the owner of the photo, living individuals in the photo (if identifiable), and the site owner.

Biographies and documents may be copied by family members for their personal use. General distribution (including use on other websites) is prohibited by copyright law unless permission is obtained from the site owner.

In the event of permitted copying or distribution of copyrighted material, no changes in, or deletion of, author attribution or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

Upon granted permission for copying and/or distribution of any copyrighted material, the author shall retain all rights and therefore does NOT relinquish their rights, waive ownership, or waive any other defenses. Nor can any portion of the copyright material be changed or deleted and must contain the author attribution or appropriate copyright notice. You further acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material and thus are only limited to personal use of the material unless expanded permission is granted for other types of use.

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. Of course, we will not pass on this data.For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time.


At any time you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of any processing or transmission, along with a right to correct block or delete this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time.

  • While every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the information contained on, some information was provided by other online services that did not contain any documented sources, and therefore contains a possibility for errors. The OurLife.US Administrators or Owners of this material cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of information, documents, files, etc that are found on this site or linked to this site. Furthermore, family members agree not to hold the OurLife.US Administrators or Owners responsible for any issues that may arise from the inaccuracy of the content on this site. Once an inaccuracy is found, we will attempt to make every effort to correct it but that may not always be the case.

  • This website contains information that has been proven by source materials but also contains information that can only be considered speculative in nature until it can be proven or disproved. Unless the information has been verified by three sources, it should be taken at face value.

OurLife.US Administrator Updated on 3 February, 2019