Terms of Use

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

AncientFaces is a family history community where we share memories and photos about people and events that matter to us.

While everyone can join the community, only those whose involvement adhere with the spirit of the community and to our Community Standards are allowed to stay.

All of the legally required information is below. Bottom line - you control everything you share, you give us the ability to display this information. That's why you're sharing right?

Share and discover the people and places from your past

Terms of Use

Welcome to AncientFaces (https://www.ancientfaces.com). We don’t take ownership of the photos, the user retains that, you are just giving us the ability to display on AncientFaces and our social media channels. If you visit or participate at AncientFaces, you accept these conditions. We reserve the right to change these conditions at any time. Your continued use of the site following any changes to these conditions means that you accept those changes.


Please review our Privacy Policy, which also explains the practices of AncientFaces.


All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, photos, data compilations, and software, is the property of AncientFaces or its content suppliers and protected by United States copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of AncientFaces and protected by United States copyright laws. All photos contained on AncientFaces.com are protected by copyright protection and may NOT be downloaded and/or used in ANY commercial environments included but not limited to other websites.


AncientFaces grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of AncientFaces. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of photos or documents; any collection and use of any information; or any use of data mining and gathering tools. All photographs and any other materials submitted by users are owned or licensed by the submitter and/or AncientFaces. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your personal and noncommercial use. You may not post any material on another web site or on a computer network without the submitter's permission. You may not post any material unique to AncientFaces on another web site or on a computer network without AncientFaces' permission. You may not use this site, or information found at this site, for selling or promoting products or services, soliciting clients, or any other commercial purpose including replication on any other website. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by AncientFaces. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to AncientFaces.com so long as the link does not portray AncientFaces, its affiliates, or their materials, products, or services, in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any AncientFaces' logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.


If you use this site and are a Registered User, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. AncientFaces and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.


Thank you for sharing your family history at AncientFaces. When you add your information at AncientFaces we DO NOT take ownership of your photos or family records. You retain all ownership rights. By participating you're giving us the ability to display your family history on AncientFaces, our social media channels and the ability to promote your content.

IN CONSIDERATION of and for the use of AncientFaces (https://www.ancientfaces.com) uploading facilities it is agreed as follows: By submitting any material, including photographs, and/or accompanying text, you thereby automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to AncientFaces an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable, and universal right and license to use and display the said submitted material in conjunction with this site without compensation to you.

You also grant others to download and use the photos, and/or other submitted content for their own private use, including but not limited to personal genealogical research. Those who download photos, and/or other submitted content can not profit from this information in any manner.

By such submission, you also warrant that you have the necessary rights or ownership to grant permission to display the image and/or submitted content. AncientFaces specifically disclaims any copyrights in your image or text, except that AncientFaces as a whole is a copyrighted concept of its owners. You specifically and explicitly agree that you will not upload images of a pornographic, defamatory, or inappropriate nature. You also agree that you will not upload other binary content such as software programs, illegal copies of software programs, or knowingly upload files containing a computer virus or material in violation of copyright law.

Your name and email address are required in the event someone researching your content wishes to contact you. It will, however, not be sold to any third party or used for anything but normal communications purposes. AncientFaces and its editors reserve the right to refuse or to remove a submission for any reason. Any content that does not meet editorial standards will not be included in AncientFaces.

You grant AncientFaces an irrevocable right to replicate and/or modify your submitted material in any manner deemed appropriate by AncientFaces, it's editors, and owners. AncientFaces and its editors, and the owners of this site take no responsibility for checking the veracity of information, claims, and copyright status of material presented here. AncientFaces services are offered on an AS IS basis, with no express or implied warranty. Although AncientFaces does not normally pre-check for copyright violation, any content reported to the editors by authorized representatives of a copyright owner as constituting an infringement will be removed as soon as possible.


Visitors may send email; post reviews and comments, and other content; and upload suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable, and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam". You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of other content. AncientFaces reserves the right to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content. If you do post content or upload material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant AncientFaces and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant AncientFaces and its affiliates and sublicenses the right to use the keywords that you upload in connection with such content, if that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify AncientFaces or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. AncientFaces has the right to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. AncientFaces takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.


Parties other than AncientFaces and its subsidiaries may advertise or sell products or services at AncientFaces. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their listings or web sites. AncientFaces does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of any third parties. You should carefully review their Customer Service Policy before purchasing from any 3rd party.


For your convenience, AncientFaces contains links to other genealogy and family web sites. These sites are not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made a good faith effort to link only to tasteful, appropriate sites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable material. If you find such material through AncientFaces please notify us immediately.


This site is provided by AncientFaces on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. AncientFaces makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. You expressly agree that our use of this site is at your sole risk. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, AncientFaces disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of seller ability and fitness for a particular purpose. AncientFaces does not warrant that this site, its servers, or email sent from AncientFaces are free of viruses or other harmful components. AncientFaces will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.


By visiting AncientFaces, you agree that the laws of the state of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and AncientFaces or its affiliates.


Any disputes relating in any way to your visit to AncientFaces shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in San Jose, California, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate AncientFaces intellectual property rights, AncientFaces may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of California, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

What Personal Information about visitors does AncientFaces gather?

Information You Give Us:

We collect personal information such as your name, email address, and other basic information to provide you with an enhanced experience at AncientFaces. Your information is used to customize and improve your visits. Registered members enter basic information about themselves to gain the ability to create member profiles, edit email subscriptions, change any of the material they have added to AncientFaces, and communicate with other members. We may also collect various pieces of visitor information to track the use of our web site. This information might include the visitor's domain name or IP address, and the visitor's browser and platform type. All collected information is kept strictly secure and private and is never shared.

Use of cookies:

AncientFaces uses cookies for registered member sessions. The information is erased once you leave the site. When you sign in to your profile as a registered member, a cookie is activated to let our web site know that you are logged in. This enables your membership functions. Without cookies, we wouldn't be able to tell if you were signed in or not.

Does AncientFaces Share the Information it receives?

AncientFaces never shares any of our visitors' personal information. However, please be aware that when you post information to AncientFaces certain information is made available online so that visitors who are interested in your material can contact you to discuss your submission.

How Secure Is Information About Me?

AncientFaces is dedicated to protecting your personal information. AncientFaces uses Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to keep your personal information safe. SSL is an Internet Protocol, which allows for the secure transfer of data. Rather than transferring data between a number of carriers, SSL creates a secure connection between the client (you) and the host (AncientFaces). To ensure your personal information is safe, we employ several other methods of security.

What Information Can I Access?

AncientFaces gives you access to certain information about you for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. You can find this information in 'Your Profile' if you are a member.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions.

If you choose to visit AncientFaces, your visit and any disputes over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions of use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of California. If you have any concern about privacy at AncientFaces, please submit a request at our Contact Us page. Our business changes constantly and this policy along with the Terms and Conditions of use will also change.


Please review our other policies, such as our Privacy Policy, posted on this site. These policies also govern your visit to AncientFaces. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.


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