Thurman & Variations

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Thurman & Variations DNA Project Provisional Privacy Statement

The volunteer Administrators and Co-administrators of the Thurman & Variations DNA Project give priority to protecting your privacy and to the confidentiality of your personal data.

Endeavoring to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of May 25, 2018 and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and following the recommendation of the International Society of GeneticGenealogy (ISOGG), the following policies are in effect for the Thurman & Variations DNA Project. In our administration of this project we follow the most recent guidance issued by ISOGG( and by FTDNA(, and in accordance with the Genetic Genealogy Standards(

What personal data about you do we hold or have access to? 

The only personal data we hold or have access to is that which has been made available to us by Family Tree DNA with your consent (to the access level you have chosen on your personal page), and additional data which you may have given us directly by e-mail or by post, including your Thurman (or variant) genealogy connecting you to your most distant documented Thurman ancestor which you must submit when you join the Thurman project.

How do we use this personal data? 
The only use we make of this data is that which is relevant to meeting the Goals of our Project as stated in our public website ( 
We may from time to time compile such information into specialized formats for the purpose of analysis to fulfill those goals. These analytical records are not made public and all reports exclude the personal data of Project members. We will not publish your name, e-mail address or other contact details, or share this information with any other project member, or other person, or organization without your specific written approval.

For how long do we hold this personal data? 
We hold this data for as long as you remain a member of our Project. If you wish to withdraw from the Thurman & Variations Project you should advise FTDNA and all of your personal information will automatically be removed from this Project by FTDNA. At your request, at any time, we will also promptly remove your data from our specialized Project files. However, we cannot retrieve data that has previously been posted in the public domain. You may set your own privacy controls from your FTDNA personal page. (

We will be pleased to correct any errors in your personal data that you bring to our attention. However, we are unable to edit any of the data which you manage on your FTDNA personal page.

We endeavor to respond promptly to any queries, errors, or complaints you may bring to our attention about our handling of your personal data associated with this Project.  However, you should be aware that some of your concerns may be better addressed directly to Family Tree DNA. Please remember that when you have taken a Family Tree DNA test you have accepted their Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Refunds ( and signed an informed consent (

The Project Administrators and Co-Administrators have no financial or contractual relationship with Family Tree DNA or any other testing company. This Surname Project is not the recipient or steward of any actual DNA samples and has no responsibility for their care, handling, or return to the participant.


Participation in the Thurman & Variations DNA Projectis welcome but strictly voluntary.

Sydni Thurmond-Hamill

Steve Turman