Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is a Genealogy Research Site of the relatives of Upadhyaya family.
Our website address is:
My name is Mahesh Upadhyaya and I am the administrator of this site. This is a personal hobbyist website for use by family members only.

You may Contact Me by using our contact form.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Genealogy Data

This genealogy site tracks Descendants of 8 individuals.

The site stores names and dates of birth, death and marriage of individuals.

The site stores individual, individual’s parents and siblings’ names, their dates and places of birth, marriage and death. All data of living individuals is password protected and can only be viewed by logged in members.

Members can request to have certain names in their family to be hidden. These names are only visible to site administrator. For other Logged in members it will be displayed as “Family of Private: Details withheld“.

Membership of the site is restricted to individuals who are part of the genealogy family tree.

The database stores email addresses and passwords of the member. It does not store addresses or telephone numbers of the users.


When you leave a comment on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the member’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Only logged in members are allowed to leave comments. If a member leaves a general comment regarding the web site,  the comment is visible to other members. If a member leaves a comment regarding family data, this is acted upon by the administrator and then the comment is removed.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.
Images featuring living individuals or those tagged with living individuals are exclusively visible to members who are logged into the website

Contact forms

When a contact form is used to contact the administrator, the request is emailed to the administrator. Data from the contact form is not retained.


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices.

  • Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year.
  • If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks.
  • If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may contain embedded content such as videos, images, articles, and more. This embedded content from external websites functions in precisely the same manner as if the visitor had directly visited the respective external website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use anti-spam software to record and block attempts to gain access to the site.
We use Google Analytics to analyse anonymous user interactions with the website. We do not collect any analytical data except when a user logs in to the site. In this case, we record successful or failed logins, user’s name and IP address. If a failed attempt is made to login to the site, A log of user name is kept to see if remedial action is required.

Who we share your data with

Our data is for the use of family members only. Registered members have access to the ancestor and descendant charts, forthcoming events such as birthdays and anniversaries.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, a general comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. If you leave a comment regarding amendments / corrections, the comment will be deleted once appropriate changes have been made.

For members that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. We do not store any contact information apart from a valid email address.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive, by your registered email,  an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we have to keep, to keep our family genealogy meaningful.

Where we send your data

From time to time we may send out details of upcoming events such as birthdays and anniversaries to registered users.

Your contact information

My name is Mahesh Upadhyaya and I am the administrator of this site. If you have any concerns about the security of our data you may Contact Me by using our contact form.

How we protect your data

We use password encryption to protect the data of living individuals.

What third parties we receive data from

All our data comes from our authenticated users and is only viewed by authenticated users.