This site is owned and operated by The Gem Shop, Inc. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At The Gem Shop, Inc. we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION THE GEM SHOP, INC. GATHERS AND TRACKS
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our email to a friend, and from participation in auctions, contests, or other voluntary activities on our website.
- Information gathered through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience.
Electronic newsletters policy (Dispatches)
We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. The Gem Shop, Inc. gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by opting out on their account management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
Consistent with the Federal Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
The Gem Shop, Inc. tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users.
The Gem Shop, Inc. sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms which users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users.
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
USE OF INFORMATION
The Gem Shop, Inc. uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our site.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters. The Gem Shop, Inc. never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our site are successful based on traffic to those areas.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
The Gem Shop, Inc. operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
- Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.