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Ancestral Attic is committed to respecting the privacy rights of any visitors to our website. While visiting our Ancestral Attic website and during subsequent communications, we may ask you to register and/or provide information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information") for purposes of interacting with the Site. To further the protection of your Personal Information, Ancestral Attic has adopted a set of information management guidelines (outlined below) which serve as the basis for our customer relationship. These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, and that underlying business models are still not established. Accordingly, guidelines are subject to change. Any such changes will be posted on this page.

Use of Personal Information

Ancestral Attic does not and will not share user information with third parties. Ancestral Attic will use reasonable efforts to ensure that only our employees or consultants that must know relevant information will have access to it. We do not release personal information about you as an individual to third parties.

Genealogical Research

Ancestral Attic follows the standard genealogy code of ethics.  Ancestral Attic requires that any publishing of reports and/or information taken from reports provided by Ancestral Attic are first presented to uur office for approval.  We require that sources we have cited be properly and accurately presented and that Ancestral Attic be fairly credited for the research for any and all work performed by our researchers and for any of our research performed that leads to further, independent findings.

Ancestral Attic will provide thourough and ethical research in an attempt to locate documentation of  data specifically relevant to the clients heritage; however there are no guarnatees in genealogical research for positive findings.  The time and energy of the research whether negative or positive is considered equal.

Links to Other Materials

If any link is offered connecting you to a third party web site, it is as an accommodation to the respective third party site owner and without charge. Third party sites linked to and from the Site are not necessarily under the control of Ancestral Attic. Ancestral Attic shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. Ancestral Attic does not necessarily endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which the Site is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk. Ancestral Attic hereby disclaims any rights to trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names or other intellectual property interests of third parties.

Responsibility and Liability of Airlines

The sole and exclusive responsibility and liability of any IATA carrier used shall be in accordance with and as limited by the contract of carriage in the passenger's ticket when issued, the applicable tariffs, and the provisions of the Warsaw Convention, if applicable. Any carrier used shall not be responsible or liable for any act, omission, or occurrence during the time passengers are not on board its airplanes. All tours, services, and transportation (other than air) are furnished by contractors that are independent and that do not act for or on behalf of the carrier, nor are servants of the same, and neither do they have any business relationship, as joint ventures or otherwise.

Further, the carrier shall not be responsible or liable in any way for the accuracy of any representations of the tour operator and its agents on tours or tour services other than those contained in the tour brochures or tour itineraries. Carrier liability for passenger's baggage is clearly stated on the passenger contract included on all tickets or can be found on file for inspection at the offices of the carrier. Liability for checked and unchecked baggage shall in no event exceed the actual loss incurred by the passenger, subject to proof of the amount of the loss.

Overbooking of Flights

Airline flights may be overbooked, and there is a slight chance that a seat will not be available on a flight for which a person has a confirmed reservation. If the flight is overbooked, no one will be denied a seat until airline personnel first ask for volunteers willing to give up their reservation in exchange for a payment of the airline's choosing. If there are not enough volunteers the airline will deny boarding to other persons in accordance with its particular boarding priority. With few exceptions persons denied boarding involuntarily are entitled to compensation. The complete rules for the payment of compensation and each airline's boarding priorities are available at all airport ticket counters and boarding locations. Some airlines do not apply these consumer protections to travel from some foreign countries, although other consumer protections may be available. Check with the airline.


RESPONSIBILITY: Ancestral Attic and/or agents and officers and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these itineraries, shall act only as agents for the passenger in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, restaurants, guides, drivers, or any other service and does not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accidents, incidents or delay to any person or property due to an act of negligence of or default of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, company or person rendering any of the services included in the tour or by an act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather or other causes beyond their personal control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. The passage contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and purchaser of these tours and/or passenger. The right is reserved to withdraw any program in this offer and/or make such changes in the program(s) as may be found desirable for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of tour(s).


Ancestral Attic does not assume any responsibility for errors or omissions on this web site. Please note that the persons, vehicles, establishments, places, attractions and other features depicted or described on this website may not be part of your actual tour depending on availability and circumstances.

Itinerary Changes

Due to the nature of expeditions, tour packages, excursions and/or other services provided; weather, acts of God, government, train and/or airline regulations may require changes to be made to the itineraries and/or the cancellation of certain excursions or add-ons. Every attempt will be made to adhere to the itineraries described within the limits of safety and time. In the event of changes, passengers have no right to any refund or other compensation, for these tours, excursions, accommodations and/or transportations, except where provided by the particular providers of said services. Should you choose not to take part in any activity or make use of services provided, no refund will be made.

Passport and Visas

It is the passenger(s) sole responsibility to obtain any and all documents required for travel, including, but not limited to valid passports, exit and/or entry/re-entry visas, and any other documents required by the respective immigration officials of the country(ies) you are to visit and/or return to, as well as any required and/or needed vaccinations prior or after your travel.

Booking, Payments, Cancellations and Refunds

Booking, Payments, Cancellations and Refunds policies as specified on your individual offer apply to your individual booking. Standard policy applied by Ancestral Attic is:

1) 75% deposit due at acceptance

2) Balance due 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations received in writing 31 + days before departure 5% booking deposit is non-refundable. For cancellations received in writing 30 days before departure, there is an 80% refund. For cancellations received in writing until the day before departure, there is a 20% refund. There are no refunds for cancellations received on the day of or after the departure date.


The price of a private tour operated by Ancestral Attic DOES NOT include: personal expenses, insurance, or any other service not expressly included in tour quote provided.

Effective Date and Changes

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 14 July 2007 . Ancestral Attic reserves the right to modify the terms of this policy at any time and in our sole discretion, by posting a change notice to this web page. Your continued use of the Site following our posting of a change notice will constitute binding acceptance of those changes.

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