Need Clarification on Privacy

I am considering uploading my family tree containing some 2,700 people.  Some close relatives of mine are very concerned about privacy and don't want their information visible to others.  As such, my concern (and confusion) is over Geni's handling of privacy.  I read in Geni's "Terms & Conditions" that all living people appear as "Private" and only I and those I designate can see them.

But I just did a search for my wife's name and I found her in the Worldwide Family Tree.  My wife is very much alive, and it listed one of our sons by name and our other son as Private.  Both of our sons are alive.

Why are those names visible from someone's inclusion of them in their uploaded family tree?


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