WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
There are cases where Gemstones Corporation may ask you for personal information, such as your name, company name, address, date of birth, gender, email address, etc. We do this for instance when you register for promotions, respond to communication such as e-mail, and for services that require registration or subscription. If you would like to be on our mailing list, we will ask you to actively opt-in. We might also collect personal information from you about a third party, for instance if the website allows you to send an email referring someone to our site or an active promotion, in which case we need to know the name and e-mail address of the recipient. That information will only be used for the specific purpose (delivering the email) and Gemstones Corporation will not further contact the third party unless the third party contacts us.
When you visit our website we may collect so called 'click stream' data (server address, domain name etc.). This information can be combined with information you have provided to us (for instance by registering), which will enable us to analyze and better customize your visits
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO GEMSTONES CORPORATION
While Gemstones Corporation does not generally require that you provide us with personally identifiable information in order to visit and use the Sites, please note that in order to participate in some activities, such as checking prices and other promotions, we may ask you to provide information that could reasonably be used to contact you or to identify you personally (such as first and last name, company name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number) ("Personal Information"). If you choose not to provide such Personal Information or other information to us, you may not be able to participate in certain activities we offer. If we combine demographic or other information we collect about you as Personal Information, We may offer opportunities to enter into promotions on our own or together with a third party. Such Promotions may require registration and the disclosure of both Personal Information and non-Personal Information. In the event that a promotion is offered jointly with a third party, as a result of your participation in such promotions, your Personal Information and non-Personal Information may be shared with such third party which we will disclose to you at the time you provide your information. By entering a promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that promotion; which may contain specific requirements of you, including but not limited to, allowing the sponsor and/or other third parties connected to the promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising and marketing materials; except where prohibited by law, Therefore, always carefully read the rules of the promotion before entering.
INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to provide via the Sites, whenever you visit or interact with the Sites, Gemstones Corporation automatically collects certain information such as your IP address and/or another unique identifier ("Device Identifier") for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device ("Device") you use to access the Sites and any referring website. (A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a website or its servers. Our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier.) Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third-party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the Device used to access the Websites.
In addition, Gemstones Corporation, as well as certain third-party analytics and other service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how you use the Sites ("Usage Information"). Usage Information may include, in part, browser type, operating system, the page served, the time at which a page was accessed and/or the time spent on a page, and the preceding pages views. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if Gemstones Corporation associates the collected data with you as a specific and identifiable person, we will treat it as Personal Information.
INFORMATION SHARED ON A WEBSITE OR NETWORK OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY A THIRD PARTY
Functionality on the Sites may permit interactions between such Sites and a third-party website, such as enabling you to “like” a product or “share” content to third-party websites. If you choose to “like” or “share” content or to otherwise post information from or via the Sites to a third-party website, feature or application, that information may become public and the third-party web site may have access to information about you and your use of the Sites.
You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature through which you allow us to collect and share (or the third party to share) information about you, including Personal Information. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third-party website give us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections,” or if information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third-party website or interactive service.
PROTECTION OF VISITORS' INFORMATION
In order to protect the information you provide to us by visiting our website we have implemented various security measures. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of people who have special access rights and are required to keep the information confidential.
However, keep in mind that whenever you supply personal information online, there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information for their purposes. While Gemstones Corporation strives to protect its user's personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, therefore you do so at your own risk.
DISCLOSING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
Except as described in this policy, we do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties without informing you in advance and in accordance with applicable data protection law. Your data may be transferred to web site hosting partners and other parties who assist us in designing and operating the website, executing services or help us analyze collected data. These parties will only use your data for the purpose of carrying out the work as indicated and will be required to keep the information confidential. We will also release personal data without consent if such is required by law, for security purposes, or to prevent imminent harm.
A cookie is a small string of information that the website that you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the website and that information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Cookies are also used to remember for instance your user name and password. You can turn off all cookies, in case you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options you have to adjust your browser settings (like Google Chrome). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware though that when you have set your computer to reject cookies, it can limit the functionality of the website you visit and it's possible then that you do not have access to some of the features on the website.
THIRD-PARTY TRACKING AND ONLINE ADVERTISING
We participate in interest-based advertising and use third party advertising companies to serve you targeted advertisements based on your online browsing history and your interests. We permit third-party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third-party services, to collect information about your use of our Website and Apps over time so that they may play or display ads on our Website, on other websites, apps or services you may use, and on other devices you may use. Typically, though not always, the information used for interest-based advertising is collected through cookies or similar tracking technologies. We may share a common account identifier (such as an email address or user ID) or hashed data with our third-party advertising partners to help identify you across devices. We and our third-party partners use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics and market research.
Google Analytics and Advertising. We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as Remarketing with Google Analytics, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features enable us to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and display ads based on your past visits to the Website and Apps. You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at Ads Settings, or by visiting NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
OPT-OUT, DELETE OR MODIFY PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may cancel your registration at any time, and you can choose to opt-out of receiving any e-mails from Gemstones Corporation. Additionally you can choose to have all your personal information deleted from our database. If you want to opt-out, delete or modify your personal information, please visit the Gemstonescorp.com account settings page. We encourage you to update your personal information if anything changes.
Gemstones Corporation has no access to your confidential billing information. All billing information is entered directly into PayPal or Square payment system. Both payment providers are hosted on SSL (Secure Socket Layering) encrypted servers. SSL technology allows two parties to exchange information in a secure environment via the internet, while ensuring that no information can be intercepted or stolen during protocol.
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