Compliance with the Platform for Privacy Preferences Initiative
PriceGems.com is proud to be among the first to voluntarily participate in the W3C P3P privacy initiative. The W3C's Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) provides a standard way for web sites to communicate about their privacy practices, and many of the most popular web sites now use P3P to conveniently communicate their privacy policies to their customers. Modern web browsers now include built-in software that allows users to view P3P policies at the sites they visit.
You Must be 18 or Older to Use This Site
You must be 18 years of age or older to use our products and services. Minors are not eligible to use our products or services without parental consent, and we ask that minors (persons under the age of 18) not submit any personal information to us. Minors may access our web site only under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
Information We Collect
We collect personal information from our users to enable seamless access to our site, pricegems.com. Where possible, we indicate which information is required and which is optional whenever a request from you is made. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.
Credit Card Numbers
If you make a purchase from us using a credit card then we will request certain financial information such as is normal for an online credit card transaction. In the routine course of business, we use your financial information, including credit card information, only for billing and verification of your name, address, and other data, and to ship to you the products you've purchased. In case of Installment purchases, additional credit information, including a consumer credit report, may be obtained from a Credit Reporting Agency.
How We Use Your Information
- We use your information to facilitate the various services we provide to you at your request.
- If you make a purchase from us using a credit card then we will use your financial information, including credit card information, to verify your name, address, and other data, as well as to bill you for the products and services you've purchased.
- You agree that we may use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze usage at our site, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize our software and our site's content, layout, and services.
- As a matter of strict policy, however, we do not sell or rent or lease or loan any personally identifiable information about you to any third party.
Non Personally-Identifiable Information. We may aggregate (assemble statistical data across all customer accounts) certain information and then disclose such compilations in a non-personally identifiable way to advertisers and to other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. Certain information, such as your name, email address, and credit card number, are never disclosed to anyone except to law enforcement, and only then under subpoena or court order.
PriceGems cooperates with law enforcement inquiries. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or to other governmental agencies as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, theft, or other activity that is illegal or that may expose us or you to legal liability. Generally, however, we will not make any disclosure without being served with a specific court order or subpoena.
We use standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of user information, such as fire walls and SSL. We take great care to protect our data against loss, and we employ many different security techniques to protect our data from unauthorized access. Despite our best efforts, however, we cannot guarantee 100% security of our data.
Upon your request, we will deactivate your account and remove your personal information from our active databases. To make such request, simply email email@example.com. Deactivation will occur as soon as is reasonably possible following your request, and in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law. >We shall, however, retain in our files some information because, due to technical and legal requirements, we must maintain certain records for specific periods of time. Therefore, you should not expect the complete removal from our databases of all information pertaining to you in response to any request.