BGS Privacy Policy

Beginning 25 May 2018, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU consumers more control over how their personal data is handled. In the spirit of, and in compliance with GDPR, we want you to know what personal data we collect, and what we do – and don’t do – with it.

What data we collect

The Boulder Genealogical Society (BGS) is only interested in data that will help us deliver products, services, and educational opportunities to you. When you join BGS or renew your membership, we collect the following information.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Spouse’s name (if provided or if also a BGS member)
  • Maiden name (if provided)
  • Year in which member first joined BGS

This information is retained when a member does not renew their membership. In this case, it is only used to notify previous members of special events (e.g. Dessert Night).

Note: If you pay for your BGS membership with a credit card, the transaction is handled by PayPal. BGS does NOT see or store your credit card information.


The BGS website ( uses cookies as required by the underlying WordPress system. Cookies are used when signing up for membership, renewing membership or making a donation.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine 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.

What we do with the data we collect

BGS is committed to safeguarding the data that our members share with us. We use your personal data to make sure you receive important information related to genealogy. Such information includes news about conferences, changes related to genealogical companies and databases, and programs, classes, and other activities of BGS.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

What we don’t do with the data we collect

We have never and will never sell or share your information with marketers or vendors.