Terms of Use

Welcome to myorigins.org

myorigins.org is an online service that allows users (you) to build their own family tree jointly with relatives and to share it with friends. This service is owned and operated by myorigins.org (we, us). Any use of myorigins.org is subject to compliance with our terms of use, so please read them carefully. If you do not agree with our terms of use then please do not use our service.


Running and developing myorigins.org does not only require a lot of time, but also money. Therefore we have to charge a small subscription fee. The table below explains the available packages.

PackageNumber of
WebspaceMonthly fee
Free trial (30 days)3050 MBfree
Hobby300500 MB1.001.251.50
Advanced10001000 MB2.002.503.00
Professional20002000 MB4.005.006.00
Unlimitedunlimitedfrom 3000 MBfrom 6.00from 7.50from 9.00

We believe in treating you fairly hence: No minimum contract. No advertising. No sharing of your private family tree information with third parties.

Please note that your family tree will expire at the end of the trial or if its subscription is not paid. If this happens, we will try to contact you to give you an opportunity to (re-)subscribe. If you have not (re-)subscribed two months after your family tree has expired, we will delete your family tree in order to conserve resources, unless you have indicated to us that you may (re-)subscribe at a later date. We shall not be held responsible for the resulting loss of data.

Your Family Tree

As part of the registration process, you will provide your name and email address. You must provide us with accurate, complete and updated registration details. In particular, you must not use someone else's email address without their consent and you must not use someone else's identity.

You will be the administrator of any family tree that you create on myorigins.org. We allow you to control and limit the public's access to information contained in your family tree and it is your responsibility to do this in a way that does not offend or upset family members. Please be aware that it is by default that historic data is public. By selecting the most restrictive settings, all personal information can only be viewed by users of your family tree. Such users can only be chosen by you (or other administrators, if you choose to give administrator rights to someone else).

Keeping this in mind, please select your privacy settings and the information you wish to include in your family tree carefully. In particular, refrain from posting illegal, obscene or offensive content. We do not edit or monitor the content of your family tree, but we reserve the right to remove any content that comes to our attention and that we consider in breach of our terms of use. In case of severe breaches of our terms of use, it is in our sole discretion, that we reserve the right to terminate, restrict or suspend access to and use of our website at any time with or without prior notice and without any liability, financial or otherwise.

Your Login

You are responsible for activity on myorigins.org via your login details. We will never ask you to reveal your password. You are responsible for the confidentiality of your password and sharing of login details is explicitly prohibited and constitutes a breach of this agreement. If we find login details in the public domain (e.g. internet) or if we notice any illegal activity via an account, we will immediately lock the affected account to protect the privacy and security of all family members. If you know of a relative who legitimately would like to get access, then please contact your administrator or ask them to contact your administrator.

You shall contact your administrator or myorigins.org if you know about or suspect unauthorized or illegal use of membership or any other breach of security.

Privacy Policy

We do not share any personal information or data from your family tree with third parties and private data from family trees is not viewed by myorigins.org staff, except in case of suspected or reported breaches of our terms of use or where required by law.

Access to each family tree can be flexibly controlled by its administrator, who first created the family tree. Access to all data can be limited to family members and friends selected by the administrator, historic data can be made public (default) or the administrator can choose to make all information public. Users are responsible for protecting their username and password (see "Your Login").

We do not use personal information routinely for any purpose other than providing you with a personalized family tree. For example, we will use your email address for sending anniversary reminders, if you sign up for them. We may also use your email address to contact you with regard to your family tree or to inform you about new features.

Our pages are free from advertising and your personal data is not used for marketing in any way.

We do not hold any of your financial information. All financial transactions are handled by our partner PayPal.

Individual family tree members can ask their administrator to delete their profile.

The creator of a family tree can ask myorigins.org to delete his or her family tree.


All content on myorigins.org, except for user-submitted content, is owned or licensed by us.

User-submitted content is owned by the person who created it. By submitting content to myorigins.org, you confirm that you have the right to do so and that you have obtained any permissions required under data protection and intellectual property laws. Furthermore, you grant us the royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive right to host, copy and distribute (subject to your privacy settings) such content.

You may not download, copy, modify, hack or reverse engineer the code that powers myorigins.org or create derivative works on its basis.

Limited Use License

You are granted a license to use myorigins.org for personal, non-commercial purposes only subject to these terms of use. Violation of this license may result in termination of membership and legal action. We reserve the right to discontinue any part of or all of our service at any time.

Liability Disclaimer

We strive to provide a high quality service. However, myorigins.org may contain errors and inaccuracies in content, spelling, punctuation and programming. Please let us know about any mistakes that you spot. We can only fix problems we are aware of. We are always interested in suggestions.

However, we cannot provide you with any warranty of any kind. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any damages of any kind.

In particular, we do not have any influence on external websites (that we don't manage), which are linked from these pages, therefore we cannot assume any responsibility for content or services offered on linked websites.

If you are dissatisfied with our service or terms of use, we encourage you to contact us and to give us an opportunity to address your concerns. However, if this does not result in a solution that is satisfactory for you, we ask that you stop using myorigins.org.


We retain the right to modify our service at any time, to modify these terms of use at any time and to assign our rights under these terms of use to any third party. Modifications of these terms shall take effect as soon as they are posted on our website.

If any part of these terms of use is held to be unenforcable or invalid, the remainder of these terms shall remain valid and enforcable.

Contact Information

You can contact myorigins.org at www.myorigins.org/contact/, or by mail: myorigins.org, 101 Monks Way, Southampton, SO18 2LR, United Kingdom.

Best regards,
myorigins.org and your webmaster Eric