is collected by Gem Stone USA Inc.
and how is this information used?
automatically collect and store the following information
about you: the name of the domain from which you access
the Internet; the date and time you access one of our
sites; and the Internet address of the website from
which you linked directly to our site. We use this information
to measure the number of visitors to our site, to better
develop the Network sites to address our users' preferences
and to attract new users, and, in some instances, to
properly credit third-parties who refer users to our
addition to the information we automatically collect
any time a user visits our site, we also ask users to
voluntarily provide certain information so that users
can take full advantage of the services and features
offered at our site. Users of our site are often able
to enter contests, sign up to receive electronic newsletters,
greetings and other emails or content (such as weekly
jokes), become members, play games, and participate
in chat rooms. To provide these services to our users,
we generally request that the user provide no more than
a name and an email address. We do not require any of
our users to disclose more information than is reasonably
necessary to participate in an activity as a condition
of participation. We use the information collected to
distribute the requested newsletter or other content,
to notify contest winners, to enable password protected
access to certain services and sections within our site,
and to provide whatever other service the user has authorized
in providing the contact information.
make a purchase at our site, users are asked to provide
their name, email address, mailing address, credit card
number and credit card expiration date. Once entered,
this information is usually saved by the site. When
you choose to make future purchases through our site,
this information automatically appears in the appropriate
spaces on the web page within the site for placing orders.
Gem Stone USA Inc. may occasionally poll users and request
background information from users such as address, age
range, gender, occupation, interests, hobbies, etc.
The provision of any such information is always voluntary
and never unnecessarily a condition of access or use.
The information collected in user polls is solely for
the internal purpose of letting Gem Stone USA Inc. know who
its users are and what they like in order to be better
able to serve them. User poll information is only maintained
and released by Gem Stone USA Inc., if at all, in aggregate
statistical fashion and never in any manner that would
allow for personal identification of a particular user.
Information does Gem Stone USA Inc. store about my visit?
Gem Stone USA Inc.
or any of its third party affiliates, may during the
course of your visit to our site, store "cookies" on
your computer. Cookies are small pieces of information
that an internet website can put on your computer to
help track information about your visit. You may stop
or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer
by adjusting the preferences of your web browser.
Gem Stone USA Inc. disclose this information to anyone?
time to time, an Gem Stone USA Inc. Network site may notify
registered users of product or service offerings that
certain registered users may find of interest. Additionally,
when communicating with users or responding to requests
for mailings and other opt-in features, our sites may
include third-party advertisements, offers or promotions.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt out of
receiving any promotional offerings or other mailings.
Gem Stone USA Inc. does not sell, trade, lease or distribute
the personal information of its registered users. Please
the web sites or web pages that link to the Gem Stone USA Inc.
Network of sites and services.
does Gem Stone USA Inc. protect this information?
transmissions of personal user information are through
Gem Stone USA Inc. secure computer servers which run authentication
and data encryption software. Access to registered users'
accounts on our site is password protected.
do we handle individually identifiable information collected
from children under the age of 13 years old?
general, Gem Stone USA Inc. is comprised of general interest/audience
sites and is not directed at children under the age
of 13. It is Gem Stone USA Inc. policy to refrain from
knowingly collecting personally identifying information
from children 12 or under and to actively discourage
children from providing such information at points of
may I get more information about Gem Stone USA Inc. privacy
you would like any additional information about Gem Stone USA Inc.
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org