Privacy Policy, Copyright and Ethics


Privacy

I respect the privacy of everyone who visits this site. I do not collect personal information about visitors without their knowledge and prior consent. No scripts or devices are used for this purpose. This site also does not use cookies, but it may link to sites that may use cookies or use technologies of third parties who employ them to provide useful features and services. Cookies identify a user's computer, not the individual user.

As per standard genealogy practice (and due to the possibility of identity theft) no date or place of birth, or marriage date will be shown on any screens or reports in this website, if the person is alive or if there is a possibility that the person is still alive.  The contact details, which are available in some family trees, have been included with the expressed permission of that person or persons, with the view of keeping the extended family in touch at all times. It was felt that the new medium of the Internet was the best way to keep the geographically distributed families in touch. This will not be used for any sort of unsolicited mail or for any commercial purposes.

No private information will be released except with the expressed permission of the person that the information applies to. No unlisted email or contact addresses will be released without the permission of the address owner.

Restrictions

This site is owned and operated by Jayashanta De Fonseka, of Battaramulla, Sri Lanka. All material found at this site is owned or licensed by me. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your personal, noncommercial use.

This site contains articles, which have been reproduced with the permission of the authors or their heirs or executors. Citations are made to portions of books, articles, web pages, journals or archival material where the family name or members are mentioned, or where the information is relevant to the topic discussed in a page. The original authors, the name of the book, page numbers and the publishers have been quoted in these instances. No separate Bibliography has been used. Sources of all articles and or photographs have been acknowledged where possible. All photographs contained in this site are copyright the author, unless otherwise stated.

In the event you have any concerns , clarifications or needs to suggest any changes with regard to this website or its contents, please contact the web master through email fonnydefonseka@gmail.com or please write to the following address.
You may not post material from this site on another web site or on a computer network without my express written permission. You may not transmit or distribute material from this site to others. You may not use this site or information found at this site (including the names and addresses contained in it or of those who contributed information) for selling or promoting products or services, soliciting clients, or any other commercial purpose.

Linking

For your convenience, defonseka.com contains links to other Genealogical web sites or sites of Historical Interest that complements the information contained in this website. These sites are not maintained or controlled by me, and I am not responsible for their content. I have made a good faith effort to link only to tasteful, appropriate sites. The views expressed in these sites are that of their site owners, and may contain inappropriate or objectionable material to your liking. If you find such material while using the defonseka.com site, please notify me immediately.

I believe that those who make information available on the Internet expect that it will be publicly and widely available. Therefore, I believe that linking to other sites is legally permissible and consistent with the expectations of those who use the Internet. However, if access to a particular site should be restricted or not welcomed, the site operator should promptly notify me. In the same context, you are free to link to this site at your will, but I appreciate if you could inform me of your site and the page where the link is contained, so that I could have a list of the sites such linked.

Ethics

This site does not promote the cause of any race, gender, nation of origin, religion, caste or any other reason, which is generally viewed as an illegal or distasteful trait or manner of conduct. The caste information contained in this website is there for informational purposes and portrays the views of the Webmaster and that of the original authors.

It does not in any way espouse or imply the supremacy of one race or caste over another.

2001 J. F. R De Fonseka