Effective Date 01-01-2022
Protecting the privacy of our users is important to Gem Shopping Network, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “GSN”, and sometimes referred to in this Policy as “we,” “our” or “us”). We hope the following statement about the information we collect from the www.gemshopping.com website and associated webpages (collectively, the "Site") and via the interactive features or services available via the Site (the “Services”), will help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information provided to us on the Site and through the Services by the users of the Site and Services (such user sometimes referred to in this Policy as “you” or “yours”).
A Special Note for International Visitors to our Site: Much of our computer systems are currently based in the United States, so your personally identifiable information will be processed by us in the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may be different than other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you create an online account on this Site or use the Services as a visitor from outside the United States, you are agreeing to the terms of this Policy and our Terms of Service and you will have consented to the transfer and processing of all such information in the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that in the European Union or certain other countries.
This Policy provides the following information:
- Visiting the Site.
- Collection and Use of Anonymous Information.
- Collection and Use of Personal Information.
- Protection of your Personal Information.
- Financial Information for Credit Card Transactions.
- Submitted Content.
- Links to Other Sites.
- Cookies and other Tracking Technology.
- How to View and Modify the Personal Information on our Systems.
- Children's Privacy.
- California Privacy Rights.
- How to Contact Us.
Visiting the Site
You can view many portions of the Site anonymously and without creating an account. In this case, we may collect anonymous information (i.e., information that cannot, separately or combined, be used to personally identify you) about your visit as set forth below. If you submit a request for further information about any Services, register for or use any Services, or purchase products from us via the Site, you may provide certain personally identifiable information, which we may collect. Additional details on the specific information we collect and how we use the information is provided below.
Collection and Use of Anonymous Information
When you visit the Site anonymously (i.e., without logging in), we may automatically collect anonymous information about your visit that will not be used to personally identify you. This information may include, but is not limited to, your IP address, operating system, client type, whether you came to our Site from one of our advertisers, whether you have previously visited our Site, how long you stayed on our Site, what you viewed on our Site and browser type and version. This information is used for administrative purposes, such as to generate usage statistics, to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Site, and to ensure that the Site and Service are accessible to the widest possible audience. Information collected while using the Site anonymously is never tied to a user account or otherwise associated with the identity of a user.
We may also track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from all Site and Services users (collectively, all of the foregoing, the “Aggregate Information”). The Aggregate Information is used to help us diagnose technical problems, administer the Site and Services, and improve our offerings and marketing. The Aggregate Information is never linked or otherwise associated with any personally identifiable information that we may collect.
Collection and use of Personal Information
Collection at Sign Up
An account may be required to access and use the Services or certain areas of the Site and to purchase products via the Site. To create an account, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information about yourself, including, without limitation, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This information is associated with your account. You will also be required to use a username and password to help restrict access to your account.
We use your personal information to create your account, administer the Site, identify account holders, provide you access to your account, process your orders and provide customer services to you with respect to such orders, provide you the Services, send you important communications and as otherwise described below.
Collection at Payment
Depending on your payment method, we may collect your credit card information, other payment account/method information or other specific information about you or your payment account that is necessary to process your payments. We will store your payment account data for use with respect to future purchases only if you authorize us to. You may add, update, or delete your payment information in your account settings.
Other Uses of Your Personal Information:
We may use your personal information to periodically send information that we think you might find of interest from our company or our affiliates such as coupons, bonuses, new products and services, special offers, company news or other important product information.
You always have the option to opt out of our internal marketing communications by indicating your preference in your account settings. Please note that opting out of receiving these communications will not remove your personal information from our files and we will still contact you as necessary to fulfill your orders and provide any applicable Services at your request.
We do not sell, share, or rent your personal information to third parties for purposes other than as discussed below. We will only provide your personal information:
- to certain third-party providers whose software or services interface or otherwise may receive information from, or provide information to, the Services, but only as necessary to provide you with the Services;
- to our third party vendors who provide services on our behalf. These services may include, but are not limited to, shipping services, payment services, customer or technical support, sales or marketing services and sales analytics. We will only permit these third parties to access, use and maintain the information that they need in order to provide these services on our behalf and subject to confidentiality obligations. They are prohibited from using the information for any other purpose;
- to a third party that may acquire our business; or
- to comply with any legal obligation, subpoena or other court order, to cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies and other parties involved in investigating claims of illegal or inappropriate activity, and as necessary to enforce any of our Terms or to protect the rights, property or safety of our systems and network for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Protection of your Personal Information
We take your privacy and the protection of your personal information very seriously. While no service provider can guarantee absolute security when communicating over the internet or wireless networks, we are committed to taking steps to help secure any personal information that may be in our possession. For example, we use electronic security measures, including encryption, passwords, and SSL network connections, all of which are reasonably designed to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure, consistent with industry standards
You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any password used to log in, if any, and you should always be mindful and responsible whenever disclosing information online that the information is potentially accessible to the public, and consequently, could be collected and used by others without your consent.
Financial Information for Credit Card Transactions
We charge for all our products in advance and accept payment via credit card and other payment methods that are posted on our checkout page. We use a third party to process each credit card transaction. All credit card transactions are processed over a network secured using an encryption protocol, such as SSL or 3DES. In addition, we use a secure SSL connection to receive your payment information online. If you authorize us to, we retain credit card information, with the exception of CVV codes, for the purpose of processing automatically reoccurring payments and to make future payments more convenient. We store credit card information on a secure server, which is not connected to a public network. We only display the last four digits of your credit card number when confirming an order. Depending on your user preferences, we may send you an email at the address specific in your account settings in certain circumstances, such as if your credit card has been declined.
By submitting or posting information, materials or content via the Site or the Services, you agree that we can further distribute such content as described in the Terms under “Submissions.” You agree that you have no expectation of or right to privacy with respect to such Submissions, except for any limits on our ability to use or distribute such content as set forth in the Terms. The terms of this paragraph does not apply to personal information you submit to us via the Site or the Services.
Links to Other Sites
Our Site and Services may contain links to, or incorporate or utilize, Linked Sites as described in the Terms under “Links to Third Party Sites.” We provide access to these Linked Sites as a convenience to our users. These Linked Sites are not intended as an endorsement of or referral to the Linked Sites.
This Policy applies to this Site and the Services only. Linked Sites have their own privacy policies and procedures. We assume no responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of any Linked Sites. We strongly recommend that you carefully read the privacy statements, notices and terms of service of any Linked Sites to understand how your information will be handled.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technology
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We may also use third party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts, as well as to understand your browsing of the Site (for example, which page you visit or how long you stay on each page).
- Assisting you in navigation;
- Assisting in registration to our events, login, and your ability to provide feedback;
- Analyzing your use of our products, services or applications;
- Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts (including behavioral advertising).
Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our Site. Our Site is scanned with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible. We classify cookies in the following categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Functional Cookies
- Targeting Cookies
You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button at the bottom of the page or in our Cookie Notice. Note that, even if you opt out of or disable cookies that track your activities on the Site, we may still collect information from you based on orders or purchases from us or via our other interactions with you, as noted elsewhere in this Policy.
How to View and Modify the Personal Information on Our Systems
You can view and modify the personal information stored in your account by visiting the account settings portion of the Site. In addition, account information changes, technical support, service information, and changes in usage may be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will endeavor to respond to all requests in a timely manner.
As addressed in the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and associated rules, we do not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from anyone under the age of 13. FURTHER, BY PLACING AN ORDER FOR ANY PRODUCTS OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU ARE ATTESTING THAT YOU ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child has provided personally identifiable information on our Site, please contact us at email@example.com so that we can delete the child's information.
California Privacy Rights
California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for household use may periodically request and obtain from us information about the customer information that we collected and shared, if any, with other businesses. For more information, please see our Privacy Notice for California Residents.
How to Contact Us
Questions about this Site or Services should be addressed to:
Gem Shopping Network™, Inc.
3259 Duluth Hwy 120
Duluth, Georgia 30096