Finders Cafe has been created to Preserve, Validate and Discover, both rare and commonly available Images and Information about historical Artefacts in a collaborative, secure, safe and sustainable computer assisted environment, for all its users to Share, into the future. Finders Cafe is not a social media forum, but will allow its Members to communicate through the Website, to further assist them use the available Services. To provide these services, we will ask for very little personal information at the point of registration and when using the Website.
The Website's goal is to assist individuals and organizations archive, preserve, validate, catalogue, discover and share their precious history. To use the Website successfully you will submit User Provided Content such as Information, Images, and Comments. That User Provided Content may include personal information, which will also be treated with the utmost privacy protection. To assist you retain your privacy, we provide simple Website settings for you to manage. These settings will allow you to modify your Account details and who you wish to view or unlock your Threads.
For your online protection, we have implemented detection and monitoring systems throughout the Website. This will further assist to protect your personal information and User Provided Content against unauthorised access and use.
We will not give your personal information to any third party for use in any advertising outside of this Website.
When you use the Website, you will also be using it with other individual users or larger organizations, who you may wish to share User Provided Content. We believe this should be done in a safe environment for all our Members. Therefore, we allow you to list your public profile as an Alias and encourage you not to use your own personal name. This is to further ensure you are not identifiable, unless you choose to. You will be given the opportunity to select your Alias when you register as a Member.
You may wish to preserve and validate your own family research on the Website, but not have others view it. This feature is available to you by simply choosing not to Publish your Thread. There is also the ability to hide your own personal research notes relating to each Image you submit. This feature is available whether or not you have submitted the Thread for public viewing and so allows you to retain personal research you don't wish others to see.
Any Image you wish to unlock access to, or Subscription you wish to purchase on the Website, is with Finders Cafe Credit, which is purchased through Paypal. Therefore, the financial details of those transactions are not retained by the Website.