The following was written by Matthew Deighton of Ancestry.com:
Date: Thu, April 26, 2012 2:17 pm
From: Matthew Deighton Ancestry.com Public Relations
I have received a few emails about the recent change in Ancestry.com’s Terms and Conditions. I wanted to give you our official statement letting you know what our response it. Long story short, it was never meant to exclude professionals from using Ancestry.com, and it has been added back in. Let me know if you have any questions.
In a recent update, the Ancestry.com Terms and Conditions excluded “or professional” as part of the terms of service. This change was in no way intended to exclude professional genealogists from using Ancestry.com in a business or professional setting. Our legal team has reviewed the statement and has reinstated the original text to include “or professional” into Ancestry.com’s Terms and Conditions. We apologize for any misunderstanding. The statement is now updated and reads as follows:“You may access the Website, use the graphics, information, data, editorial and other Content only for personal or professional family history research, and download Content only as search results relevant to that research.”
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