Privacy Policy

Jewels Branch LLC (“Jewels Branch”) operates multiple websites including jewelsbranch.com. It is Jewels Branch’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Jewels Branch collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Jewels Branch’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Jewels Branch’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Jewels Branch may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Jewels Branch also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on JewelsBranch.com blog posts. Jewels Branch only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Jewels Branch’s websites choose to interact with Jewels Branch in ways that require Jewels Branch to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Jewels Branch gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at jewelsbranch.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Jewels Branch – by purchasing access to courses or other services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Jewels Branch collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Jewels Branch. Jewels Branch does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Jewels Branch may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, Jewels Branch does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Jewels Branch discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Jewels Branch’s behalf or to provide services available at Jewels Branch’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Jewels Branch’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Jewels Branch will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Jewels Branch discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Jewels Branch believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Jewels Branch, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Jewels Branch website and have supplied your email address, Jewels Branch may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new products & services, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Jewels Branch and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Jewels Branch takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Who else can access your Personal Data

We do not share your Personal Data with strangers. Personal Data about you is in some cases provided to our trusted partners in order to either make providing the service to you possible or to enhance your customer experience. We share your data with:

Our processing partners:

We only work with Processing partners who are able to ensure adequate level of protection to your Personal Data. We disclose your Personal Data to third parties or public officials when we are legally obliged to do so. We might disclose your Personal Data to third parties if you have consented to it or if there are other legal grounds for it.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Jewels Branch uses cookies to help Jewels Branch identify and track visitors, their usage of Jewels Branch website, and their website access preferences. Jewels Branch visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Jewels Branch’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Jewels Branch’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

We use the Facebook Pixel to to record information about the way visitors use our website. For this reason, each of our web pages contains Facebook Pixel code. This pixel records information about the user’s browser session, which it sends to Facebook, along with a hashed version of the Facebook ID and the URL viewed. Every Facebook user has a unique, device-independent Facebook ID that allows us to address and recognize users across a range of devices using the Facebook social network, so that we can address our visitors for commercial purposes using Facebook ads. The user information will be deleted after 180 days, until the user visits our website again. “Custom Audience from Your Website” respects your privacy. Thus, no personal information about individual visitors to the website will be disclosed to Jewels Branch and Jewels Branch can only advertise to website customer target groups in a targeted way once the customer target group has reached a critical mass. This makes it impossible for Jewels Branch to discover the identity of individual visitors. More information on the Facebook Pixel is available at https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616

We use Facebook Custom Audiences to deliver advertisements to Website Visitors on Facebook based on email addresses that we have collected.  You may learn more about Facebook Custom Audiences by visiting https://www.facebook.com/help/381385302004628/, and you may opt-out of receiving advertisements from Jewels Branch based on your email address by contacting us, see How to Reach Us section below.

You can control Facebook advertising to you at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/

Where Information is Processed

Jewels Branch is based in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the processing and transferring of your information in and to the U.S. and other countries. The laws of the U.S. and other countries governing data collection and use may not be as comprehensive or protective as the laws of the country where you live.

Data Retention

We generally retain personal data for so long as it may be relevant to the purposes identified herein. To dispose of personal data, we may anonymize it, delete it or take other appropriate steps. Data may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time.

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect the information provided via the Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Services may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any information via the Internet.

Business Transfers

If Jewels Branch, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Jewels Branch goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Jewels Branch may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Jewels Branch and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Choices

You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:

  • Limit the Information that You Provide: If you have an account with us, you can choose not to provide the optional account information, profile information, and transaction and billing information. Please keep in mind that if you do not provide this information, certain features of our Services–for example, paid, premium services–may not be accessible.
  • Opt-Out of Electronic Communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from us. Just follow the instructions in those messages. If you opt out of promotional messages, we may still send you other messages, like those about your account and legal notices.
  • Set Your Browser to Reject Cookies: At this time, Jewels Branch does not respond to “do not track” signals across all of our Services. However, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using Jewels Branch’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Jewels Branch’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
  • Close Your Account: If you no longer want to use our Services, you can request that we close your jewelsbranch.com account. Please keep in mind that we may continue to retain your information after closing your account, as described in How Long We Keep Information above–for example, when that information is reasonably needed to comply with (or demonstrate our compliance with) legal obligations such as law enforcement requests, or reasonably needed for our legitimate business interests.

Your Rights

If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to do that, or you would like to contact us about one of the other rights, scroll down to How to Reach Us to find out how to reach us. EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Jewels Branch may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Jewels Branch’s sole discretion. Jewels Branch encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

How to Reach Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or you would like to contact us about any of the rights mentioned in the Your Rights section above, please contact us by email at privacy@jewelsbranch.com.

 

Last modified: MAY 22, 2018.
Effective: MAY 25, 2018.

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