As coordinators of the MacDougall DNA Research Project we recognise the need to give due care to protecting your privacy and to the confidentiality of your personal data. To that end we will not publish your name, e-mail address or other contact details, or share this information with other project members, individuals or organizations without your specific written consent.
The only personal data we hold is that which is relevant to meeting the published goals of the MacDougall DNA Research Project, and which has been made available to us by DNA testing company, Family Tree DNA, in the same format as they make it available to you, or which you have given to us direct by e-mail or post.
We hold this data indefinitely or until you request its deletion. We may also publish anonymised findings related to the objectives of this particular research project on this site https://macdougalldna.wordpress.com
We may also publish anonymised research findings on this site https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/mc-dougall/about/background
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 any data that has been previously 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
- FTDNA – https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/project-administration/gap-guidelines-ftdna-projects/
- Genetic Genealogy Standards – http://www.geneticgenealogystandards.com
We will endeavour 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 relevant DNA testing company.