Hack Genealogy Boot Camp – Terms and Conditions

Hack Genealogy Boot Camp

UPDATED: 1 January 2019

Hack Genealogy Boot Camp events and webinars (“Boot Camp”) are produced by Hack Genealogy. Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully BEFORE you make payment and register for any Hack Genealogy Boot Camp event. By registering for a Hack Genealogy Boot Camp event (“Boot Camp”), a registrant (“Registrant”) agrees to the following terms and conditions:

Registration and Payment

  • Registrant will be asked to register at GoToTraining for the specific Boot Camp event.
  • Registrant does not need a PayPal account to make payment; Registrant can use a valid credit card or, if Registrant has an active PayPal account, other forms of payment.
  • Refunds will be allowed up until forty-eight (48) hours prior to the Boot Camp event start time.

Webinar Platform

Boot Camp will use the GoToTraining platform from Citrix. GoToTraining is very similar to GoToWebinar, a commonly used webinar platform within the genealogy and family history community. To learn more, visit https://care.citrixonline.com/gototraining.

Webinar Log-In Information

Webinar log-in information will be sent to each Registrant’s provided e-mail address prior to the start of each confirmed webinar: one (1) day before the webinar and one (1) hour before the webinar. This will also serve as the notice of webinar confirmation. A password may be required to access each webinar.

Webinar log-in information is not to be shared. Attendance will be confirmed periodically during the webinar and matched up to the list of Registrants. Any participant not identified as having paid and registered will be blocked from the webinar and barred from future Boot Camp events.


Exclusive of any free handouts (“freebies”)  provided at the discretion of a Presenter, each Registrant will receive a download link to access a handout as a PDF file consisting of at least four (4) pages. The handout link will be made available within a twenty four (24) hour period before the first webinar and will be posted in the webinar information panel during each webinar.

Webinar Broadcasting and Recording

Registrants are prohibited from creating their own recording of any webinar or portion of Boot Camp. In addition, Registrants are prohibited from staging a “broadcast event” where the webinar is broadcast to a live audience such as at a genealogy society meeting. Organizations wishing to broadcast a Hack Genealogy Boot Camp event, should contact hidefgen@gmail.com to discuss discount rates for broadcast.

Time Zone

It is the responsibility of Registrant to know the start time of each webinar offered during Boot Camp. Each webinar will start promptly at the advertised time and each presentation will last sixty (60) minutes with a question & answer period of up to thirty (30) minutes.

Connection and Technical Difficulties

Hack Genealogy is not responsible for any connection difficulties on the part of Registrant.

Limited Number of Registrants

The GoToWebinar platform used as a part of Boot Camp can accommodate a limited number of Registrants. All Registrants who successfully pay and register are guaranteed a spot at each webinar during a specific Boot Camp event.


Boot Camps are offered at a fair price, and often at an early-bird discount of 25%. We reserve the right to discount Boot Camp offerings both prior to the live Boot Camp event and after the event when the Boot Camp digital downloads are sold in the “after market.” Basically, prices are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

IMPORTANT: Please read the cancellation policy carefully before you register and pay for a Boot Camp event!

  • There will be no refunds for cancellations within forty-eight (48) hours of the Boot Camp event start time. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Refund requests made no later than forty-eight (48) hours of the Boot Camp event start time will be honored.
  • Depending upon the payment process, refunds may take up to 60 days through Paypal or Registrant’s credit card company.
  • Hack Genealogy reserves the right to cancel any webinar at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or if the GoToTraining service is unavailable. Hack Genealogy shall be under no liability whatsoever in respect of the consequence of such cancellation. In the event that Hack Genealogy decides to cancel one or more of the webinars, Registrants will be automatically transferred to the next available webinar of similar nature. If requested, Registrant is also entitled to receive a full refund.

Handout Materials

All handout materials are copyrighted by their respective authors with all rights reserved. The instructors/authors work hard to create each handout (each one can take up to 20 hours of time to write and format). Handouts are for the personal use of Registrants who have paid their Boot Camp registration. Registrants are asked not to post handouts in whole or in part or as a file anywhere on the Internet or print and distribute the handouts. Please respect copyright.


Each webinar will be recorded and made available to attendees no later than forty-eight (48) hours after the start of the respective webinar. Each Registrant will receive an email with information about accessing the recordings. A password will be required to access the recording and the recording cannot be copied or downloaded; the recording must be viewed on the webpage via hyperlink sent to each registrant.

Boot Camp Content

Hack Genealogy reserves the right to repackage and re-purpose and or all Boot Camp content including, but not limited to, licensing content such as recordings and handouts, to other third parties.

Other Stuff

Hack Genealogy is not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects in part or whole, delays in operations or transmission, of handout materials, or for any technical or non-technical network, telephonic, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate or partial transmission of or failure to access webinar content on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any web site or any combination thereof. Hack Genealogy is not responsible for any injury or damage to Registrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from accessing any materials during Boot Camp.

By participating in a Boot Camp event, Registrant agrees to release and hold Hack Genealogy and all Presenters harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with Boot Camp content and events.

©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

20 Comments on "Hack Genealogy Boot Camp – Terms and Conditions"

  1. Does one have to be a member of the boot camp with annual dues or is each boot camp session independently paid for?

  2. Carol A. Preece | 30 March 2017 at 7:40 am | Reply

    I’m signed up for a VA GEN SOC Spring Conference April 21-22 in Richmond.. Is there any chance you could make this a module that is accessible later? I’d be more than happy to pay a premium fee and others might also.

    • This boot camp content will be available as a digital download (recorded webinars and handouts) starting Monday, April 24th – I will post the link for purchase here when it is ready!

  3. I would love to do this but I am going to be gone on vacation. Are you going to do this again some other time?

  4. Louise R Henson | 15 July 2017 at 10:11 am | Reply

    Thomas, I studidly put this date on the calendar but forgot to register. I tried last night but it was full ! Can I buy the playback with handouts now ??

  5. i am really interested in this.. My Great Grandma we can’t find her parents.. Mt gave us two @ 0 so hoping I can find the missing parent mother or a family member that can lead us to her! Goodness.. I have lag issued on Computer a lot, is it available to watch after the event if you paid for it?

  6. Marjorie LaTour | 4 February 2018 at 7:51 am | Reply

    Will this boot camp be relevant for me if I have only done the Ancestry DNA test and not an X-DNA or Y-DNA Test

    • AncestryDNA is an atDNA or Autosomal DNA test which we covered in the first boot camp in January – I would not attend this one until you’ve tested X, Y or mT DNA or plan to do so. We also will sell the recording starting Monday 12 February at the same sale price in case you really want to review the material.


  7. Can a paid participant watch the recording as many times as they want to or is it a one-time view?

  8. I have only done Ancestry DNA. I am interested in November 2018 Boot Camp but am in the process of moving and probably cannot attend. Should I wait for a future one?

    • Hello Audrey – you can either register NOW and receive the handouts and the recordings AFTER the live event OR you can purchase the recordings and the handouts starting Monday November 19th at the same discounted price of $19.99 USD Thanks!

  9. Paid for What’s new in DNA Tools Webinar, Saturday, Sept. 28….when will I receive the handouts?

  10. 10/31/2019

    Hi Thomas,

    I recently registered and paid to take this Boot Camp but; due to unforeseen circumstances, was unable to participate. Would it be possible for me to take it in November?

    Thanks for your consideration

    • Hey Gerald

      The DNA Boot Camps are not repeated often – you registered for the Finding Birth Families DNA Boot Camp last month. You should have rec’d an email with the recorded videos and the handouts. If you did not please email me at hidefgen@gmail.com and I can resend it

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