The Gem Shop (website url address: https://thegemshop.ca) appreciates your business and trust. We are a Canadian based online retailer for jewellery and natural gems.
The Gem Shop will never willfully sell or rent for consideration any personally identifiable information about you or your business, or any information you provide to The Gem Shop through its website TheGemShop.ca, to any third party.
2. DATA COLLECTED
Currently we do not have a members login area. When The Gem Shop develops this area of its website, we will revise this policy to reflect the information we gather.
Our form(s), such as the “Contact Us” form, requires users to give us contact information (such as their name, phone and email address). All information that The Gem Shop collects, including the address contact information collected on the shipping and billing forms in the shopping cart, and the best time to reach you in our contact form(s), is used only for internal purposes to communicate with you.
We do not store any credit card information on our server. The Gem Shop uses third party payment processors that are responsible for securely processing and/or storing credit card data on their own server(s).
TheGemShop.ca website may contain links to other websites. The Gem Shop is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
This website makes every best effort, within its resources, to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Please note, you can turn off cookies in your web browser. If you choose to turn off your cookies, or block cookies from TheGemShop.ca, you can still browse TheGemShop.ca website. If you have problems browsing theGemShop.ca website with your cookies turned off, please contact us at admin@TheGemShop.ca . Also note that turning off your cookies will prevent you from processing a purchase on the website. Click here for more information, and to learn how to coordinate a purchase with your cookies turned off.
TheGemShop.ca uses location data to better understand where its visitors are shopping from. Are they shopping from Canada? The US? Europe? Asia? Or elsewhere? By understanding where our visitors are located, we can better tailor the user’s shopping experience by offering such things as multiple languages, shipping options, and different products.
The payment processor that is used to process your credit card on TheGemShop.ca website may also use a cookie to determine your location, and then match it to the location registered to your credit card. Payment processors may use your IP as a precaution to protect the shopper, and ensure your credit card has not been stolen and is not being used by someone in a different country.
While TheGemShop.ca uses SSL technology on its website to encrypt the transfer of your data, if you prefer to purchase an item from TheGemShop.ca website, without using the online shopping cart, or entering your data online, please contact us at admin@TheGemShop.ca to arrange an alternate payment method.
We use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalized data is stored. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behaviour on our website please use this link: Google Analytics Opt-out.
TheGemShop.ca uses “Google Analytics” to collect information about the use of this site. Google Analytics is one of the few statistics applications available to online boutiques and websites. The Gem Shop is committed to exploring alternative analytics options that may be less intrusive for its site visitors. We welcome suggestions for online applications that offer comparable analytics reports that are less intrusive. If you wish to suggest an alternate online analytics application, please contact us at admin@TheGemShop.ca.
Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit, when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.
Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behaviour on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
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3. EMBEDDED CONTENT
Pages on this site may include embedded content, like Vimeo and YouTube videos, for example. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the other website.
5. SECURITY MEASURES
We use the SSL/HTTPS protocol throughout our site. This encrypts our user communications with the servers so that personal identifiable information is not captured/hijacked by third parties without authorization.
6. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
TheGemShop.ca may post links to third party websites on this website. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security compliance by The Gem Shop, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.
All social media sharing links, either displayed as text links or social media icons do not connect you to any of the associated third parties, unless you explicitly click on them.
7. RELEASE OF YOUR DATA FOR LEGAL PURPOSES
Any passing on of personal data for legal purposes will only be done in compliance with laws of the country you reside in.
Updated December 17, 2020