Improper use of information
I have been using My Heritage for some time to publish my family tree. Recent increases in fees made it too expensive to maintain. I let it expire.
The following email was sent to all the members of my site. My Heritage went into my family tree, entered the members file and took out the email addresses and sent the following letter to the members. The company had no idea why I didn't renew the site and took personal information to do the solicitation. I never gave My Heritage the permission to use the members list for their own use. Watch out, you info is not safe with this company. Below is the message received by a member of my family:
----- Original Message -----
From: MyHeritage Message
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2010 3:30 AM
Subject: Johnson Family Tree (Norfolk Co) Web Site expired
'Johnson Family Tree (Norfolk Co) Web Site' has expired two weeks ago :-(
It's a great-looking site with 2422 people in the family tree, 127 photos and 15 invited members. It would be a shame to lose it.
We were unable to contact XXXXXXXXXXXXx who manages the site.
It would be a great gift for your family if you could sponsor the site this year. Only one family member needs to take this up for the whole family to continue enjoying the site. Help preserve your family's heritage and save it from being lost!
To celebrate the upcoming holidays, we will help you provide this gift to your family by giving you a 30% discount on extending the site, to make this as affordable as possible.
This is a limited-time discount, good for the next few days only.
If you are not interested, ignore this email and the site will remain expired. If you would like to see additional details on keeping the site up and running, click here.
The team at MyHeritage. com