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Website Privacy Notice

Book Gemz.com will treat personal data that you provide through this web site according to this privacy policy (this “Policy”).  By visiting the Site, you agree to be bound by this Policy.

Foreign visitors

If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States, please do not provide any personal data through the Site or by e-mail, as this Policy may not comply with local laws in your jurisdiction. 

BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO HOLD US HARMLESS FOR ANY SECURITY BREACH, YOUR COUNTRY’S REGULATORY COMPLIANCE, FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES, AND/OR ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER. JURISDICTION AND LEGAL VENUES ARE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF BOOK GEMZ.COM.

Children

We respect the privacy of children.  This Site is not intended for visitors under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal data from or about people under 18 years of age, nor do we knowingly market our products or services to people under 18 years of age.  If you believe personal information was collected from someone under the age of 18, without parental or guardian consent, then please contact us to have that information deleted.

Personal data we collect from visitors

Personal data identifies an individual by, for example, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or avatar image. This information can be collected when you subscribe to a newsletter, contact us, use the search feature, or post comments.  

Other data we automatically collect

When you visit the Site, we collect certain non-personal data by various means, one of which is “cookies.” A cookie is an alphanumeric string of text (a unique identifier) that our web server stores in your computer by means of your web browser. The cookie allows us to recognize your computer when you revisit the Site.  Cookies also allow us to analyze aggregate traffic on the Site to streamline navigation and keep the content fresh for all visitors. You can configure your browser to reject cookies but doing so may disable some of the Site’s features. Cookies do not contain personal data, nor can they read or transmit any data on your computer’s hard drive.   

This website automatically collects certain information about you through Log Data.  Log Data is information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address (“IP Address”), browser information, and ISP’s information.  This information is not directly connected with the personal data noted above. 

At this time, we do not respond to web browser “do not track” signals.

How we use the data we collect

We may use the data that you provide to tailor a personalize experience, provide support, improve functionality and/or content, tailor advertisements to you, or to directly communicate with you.

Sharing data

Book Gemz.com generally do not disclose your personal information to others.  However, we may share data that you provide under the following circumstances:

  1. Third Parties (Disclosures Permitted or Required by Law) – In certain instances, we are permitted or even required to disclose your personal data to third parties. Examples of this type of permitted disclosure are reporting information about your transactions with us responding to regulators or auditors, protecting against fraud.   We may also disclose your personal data to third parties when legally compelled to do so, or when we believe that such disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce our terms of use, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Book Gemz.com, its employees, customers, visitors to the Site, and others. Please be aware that these disclosures are permitted by law without your consent.
  2. Affiliates – We may use your personal information to provide you with offers, promotions, or advertisements from our partners or our affiliates in exchange for a commission without additional cost to you.   This may include the use of Google AdSense.  Google uses cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to this and other websites.   You can opt out of Google by visiting their privacy policy and ad settings.
  3. Analytics – Google Analytics collects certain information about locations, browsing history, equipment, traffic patterns and other information related to your use of the website.   This information is used to analyze website statistics to allow us to improve performance and further enhance our services offered to you. 
  4. Successor – we may disclose your information to our successor in the event of a merger, acquisition, restructuring, dissolution, or partial sale in the future.  However, your information will be transferred to the successor in accordance with this privacy policy.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA Compliance)

If you reside in California, you are entitled to additional rights under California law and we ensure compliance with the CCPA. Here are your rights:

  1. You have the right to know whether your personal information is sold or disclosed to third parties.
  2. You have the right to say no to the sale of your personal information.
  3. You also have the right to access your personal information, which we will provide within 30 days of such request.
  4. You have the right to know what personal information is collected from you and how it is used, which we explained in this Privacy Policy
  5. You have the right to have your personal information deleted
  6. You have the right to equal service, price and no discrimination
  7. You have the right to data portability and right to request your personal information and use it for your own purposes

Pursuant to California’s “Shine the Light Act,” you are permitted to request information about the manner in which we share certain categories of information with third parties for their marketing use. We may disclose your personal information to our affiliates or other related third parties such as service providers, vendors for their use in marketing to you, so we can provide the products and/or services offered on this website to you. When we disclose such information, your personal information is still kept confidential and between us and that third party. It is not used for any other purpose that’s not permitted under the laws.

Please be advised we DO NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION to third parties and have never sold your personal information. We do not intend to sell your personal information in the future either.

Under the CCPA, you still have the right to opt-out of such sales and send us a “do not sell my information” request. If you would like to exercise any of your rights under California law, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by sending us an email at privacy@bookgemz.com. Only you as the person registered with the California Secretary of State can make such verifiable consumer requested related to your personal information or someone you authorize to act on your behalf.

Your verifiable consumer request must provide sufficient information that allows us to verify that you are the person you are claiming to be or that you are the authorized representative of such person about whom we had collected personal information. You must describe your request with enough details such as your first and last name, address and your country that allow us to properly understand the request and respond to it. Please note we cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information unless we first verify your identity or authority to make such a request and confirm that the personal information relates to you. We will make all attempts to respond to your request within 30 days of receipt.

Public areas And Social Media

Book Gemz.com does not control and is not responsible for other visitors’ treatment of information that you post on public areas of the Site. For example, such information may be collected and used by others for their own purposes, including sending you unsolicited e-mail.

Social Media accounts and sharing tools are available on this site.  Social Media sites can track your personal information.   Should you choose to interact with us via social media, you are VOLUNTARILY disclosing your personal information for which we will have no control over.  As such, we take no responsibility for the use, storage, dissemination, or deletion of such public information.

ANY INTERACTION VIA PUBLIC AREAS OR SOCIAL MEDIA WITH US DO NOT SUBJECT US TO ANY KIND OF LIABILITY RELATED TO MISUSE OF YOUR INFORMATION BY OTHERS.

Your access to personal data

If you wish to review, correct, or remove personal data that you provided to Book Gemz.com, please send an e-mail to privacy@bookgemz.com.

Links

The Site may have hyperlinks to or pop-up windows from other websites. Book Gemz.com has no control of these external websites and is not responsible for their content or privacy practices. Once you leave our site, you are no longer bound by our Privacy Policy nor Terms and Conditions.  We urge you to review the privacy policy of any web site that you visit.  You also agree that your use of these third-party sites is solely at your risk.

Absolute Hold Harmless

Security of your personal information is important to us.  We strive to protect your personal information submitted to us.  However, no method of storage or transmission over the internet is absolutely secure therefore we can not guarantee complete security of your information. As such, BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO HOLD US HARMLESS FOR ANY SECURITY BREACH AND FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION THROUGH OUR WEBSITE WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT.

Notices and revisions

This privacy policy is effective as of April 28, 2020.  Book Gemz.com may revise this Policy from time to time. You should periodically check this web page to learn of any revisions. Your use of the Site at any time is deemed acceptance of the Policy then in effect. If you have questions about this Policy, please send an e-mail to privacy@bookgemz.com.