This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 20, 2016. If you have not reviewed it since that date, please do so now.


Successful families recognize the importance of communication and keeping the family connected. Family governance research shows that 60% of generational wealth transfer failures are caused (not by taxes, bad investments or spendthrifts but) by the breakdown of communication and trust within the family across generations. (Williams & Preisser, 2003).  (the “Family Website”) is an on-line portal administered by Cabot-Wellington, LLC  that allows family members to access and share information relevant to the Cabot family and their family-wide entities. In it you will find (among other interesting things) a family directory where you can update and share your personal profile and in addition you will be able to display family photos and stories; research family and entity history; access geographical maps of interest; determine who is a current trustee, board member or manager of a family entity; locate reports, presentations, policies and other documents related to the family or its entities; search family entity calendars for meetings and events; get updates on family news and happenings; and link to the CW quarterly newsletter.

The purpose of the Family Website is to foster good family communication and family cohesiveness, to encourage teamwork and collaboration within the family. We hope you will enjoy the site and use it to enhance your life and relationships within the family. We ask that you use the site responsibly and be mindful that its purpose is for you to learn about and share family information, building strong relationships and foster trust within the family.
This is a Family Website with family information some of which is personal to individuals.

In this document (the “Privacy Policy”) we provide information on what personal information is collected and explain how you can view this personal information, control its content, or delete it. Much of the personal information on the Family Website is uploaded by family members. We recognize the sensitivity and confidentiality of information that may be disclosed by family users in logging in and making use of the Family Website. The personal information that you and other users enter is stored in the Family Website only for the purpose of sharing with other family members.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will issue an updated version of this Privacy Policy with an updated date legend (and/or notify you via email or by other appropriate means) so that you will be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it in accordance with applicable law. If you do not consent to the Privacy Policy or to any changes to our privacy statement and as a result you would like us not to use or hold your information in accordance with the revised terms, you may contact us (see contact information at the bottom of this Privacy Policy) so that we will delete your information and/or account.

Whenever this Privacy Policy is modified in substance, the label “updated” will be displayed prominently next to the “Privacy” link in the footer of the Family Website pages. The “updated” label will be removed after 30 days or when you visit the updated Privacy Policy to read it, whichever comes sooner. Use of the Family Website following any changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy then in effect. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Family Website.


The purpose of this Family Website is to help the Cabot family stay connected to each other, discover more about your immediate and extended family, preserve and share our family history and serve as a resource to all family members.  The family can benefit from the synergies of having all of its members sharing their stories, their challenges, and their insights because we recognize that we are all part of a whole and we are better together.

The Family Website does not allow for third party access or access by anyone who has not been invited in as a family member and set up their own username and password.  However, while this Family Website like the internet itself is designed to make our lives better, sharing information on the internet carries with it risks.  By using this Family Website you consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of the personal information you share in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

For those who are uncertain about the risks of sharing information online, the federal government and technology industry have developed practical tips to help you guard against internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information.

If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy or are uncomfortable with assuming the risks of internet convenience and information sharing, please do not use the Family Website.

What personal information does the Family Website contain?

The website contains your name, contact Information, family entity governance positions, birthdate, family tree relationships, social media preferences, personal interests, photos videos and other media, and dates and places of events.

How does your personal information get used?

The information on the family website is shared with other family members who are users of the Family Website.

Will CW, LLC disclose any of my personal information to third parties?

No. None of the personal information provided by family members is distributed outside of the Family Website.  The personal information provided by our users will not be sold, licensed or otherwise shared by us with advertisers, sponsors, partners or other third parties.

May you refuse to provide personal information to the Family Website?

Yes, of course.  You may refuse to provide personal information to the Family Website. In fact, family members may access the public area of the site without registering as a user.  In addition, the amount of personal information you decide to share within the Family Website is up to you but you must contact CW, LLC site manager if you choose to have your entire profile deleted.  The personal information posted on the Family Website is intended for family use only.  Naturally, removing or restricting your personal information may compromise the usefulness of the site for you and other family members.

How do you report, change or delete information about yourself or your immediate family?

Your profile is controlled by you and information can be amended or deleted from the Family Website by either you or the CW, LLC site manager. Each family user is responsible to protect his or her username and password. Any family member may modify his/her personal information, including password, by logging into the Family Website, visiting their family directory profile and editing it.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the management of the Family Website, or would like the web manager to update, correct inaccuracies or delete personal information, please contact Robyn Tretter at: or call her at: 617-451-1744.  We hope you enjoy the Cabot Family Website!