Privacy Policy – GDPR (EU)

PRIVACY POLICY – GDPR(EU) is adopted here to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act, instituted by the European Parliament and Council for the benefit of nations and individuals belonging to the European Union. Visitors to Stray Leaves from all countries, including the USA*, may benefit from these requirements, too.

About Us

Who we are:

Stray Leaves is the official website for the family of Frank & Jesse James.

Our website address is:

Stray Leaves is published by Eric F. James in conjunction with The James Preservation Trust and Cashel Cadence House.

What we do:

We research, document, and report the family history and genealogy of the family of Frank & Jesse James, their related families, plus their relevant social communities. What we learn, we make available for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes. We invite collaboration.

How To Contact Us:

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the contact form on our website.

Or you may write us via postal mail at:


211 Wilderness Rd.

Danville, KY 40422 USA

About Your Data

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

When commenting, subscribing, ordering or registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your visitor experience. We retain this data. If you correspond with us via the contact form or email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses.

When do we collect data from you?

We collect information from you when you contact us, comment, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter or contribute information on our site.

Your contact information:

We collect your email address in order to respond to your email and if you have signed up for our newsletter or subscribed to the site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a contribution, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To maintain our relationship with you.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site features.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your comments, order or other products and services.

Who we share your data with:

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

How long we retain your data:

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register or subscribe to our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data:

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data:

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data:

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular malware scanning. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. All sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Data breach procedures we have in place:

In line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify the users via in site notification within 14 business days. We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only those individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

About Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection.

About Contact Forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Blocking Cookies:

Certain browsers may be configured to notify you when you receive cookies or allow you to restrict or disable certain cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, that could affect certain features of the website that use cookies to enhance functionality.

About Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

About Analytics

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies such as the Google Analytics cookies. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.

Additional Information

Decline to Submit Information:

You may, of course, decline to submit personal information through the service, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you.

Unsubscribe from emails:

To unsubscribe from newsletter emails, click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of that email newsletter. When we send newsletters to subscribers we may allow advertisers or partners to include messages in those newsletters, or we may send dedicated newsletters and marketing messages on behalf of those advertisers or partners. We may disclose your opt-out choices to third parties so that they can honor your preferences in accordance with applicable laws.

Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

CAN SPAM Act The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. In accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.

EEA Residents. If you are located in the EEA, or if otherwise required by applicable law, you also have the following rights in relation to your information:

  • Inspection and access: you can request from us a summary and a copy of any Personal Information we hold about you;
  • Correction/addition/removal: where you believe your information is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to request us to correct, amend or delete it;
  • Portability: you may request that we send you any Personal Information that you have provided to us or ask that we send this information to a third party;
  • Objection: you may object to us using your Personal Information where we use it based on our legitimate interests to do so;
  • Restriction: you may request that we restrict the processing of your information where you believe it is inaccurate, our processing is unlawful, you believe we no longer need the information or if you have objected to our use of it; and
  • Automated Decision Making: where we undertake automated decision making (including profiling), which significantly affects you, you are entitled to object to such decision-making.
  • You always have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority for data protection in your jurisdiction.

For more about our personal information policy, see also PRIVACY POLICY-Genealogy and TERMS OF USE.


* Some requirements of GDPR may not be lawful in the United States of America and may be subject to legislative review and/or revision pending compliance with U.S. law and the U.S. Constitution. Any future alterations will be reflected here in succeeding updates.

This privacy policy is effective May 24, 2018

Official site for the family & friends of Frank & Jesse James