As Geni is a Collaborative site and we have many famous profiles that are related to a number of different individuals therefore we have Shared Profiles. A Shared Profile is searchable and viewable by anyone and is indexed in public search engines. This is done to make it easier to view those profiles that may present merging opportunities on the site.
Any former or current manager of that profile may share that profile. Collaborators may also edit any living Shared Profiles.