Privacy Policy

Gemline is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Protecting your personal information and using it only in ways to which you have consented is of the utmost importance to us. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to let you know how we will and will not use the personal information that you entrust to us.

This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with Personal Information that we collect through websites operated by us, through the software applications made available by us for use on or through computers and mobile devices (the “Apps”), through our social media pages and apps, if any, through HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you that link to this Privacy Policy, as well as through your offline interactions with us where notice is legally required (collectively, including the Websites, Apps, Social Media Pages and offline interactions, the “Services”).  By using the Services, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect From You and How We Use It

  •  Web Browsing Information: We collect the domain names of all visitors to our Site and other information such as number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on the Site, etc. Gemline uses this information to provide you with personalized content and to continually improve the convenience and functionality of this Site for our customers. Most of this information is collected using cookies. For details, please see our link to our Cookie Policy. In general, you may visit Gemline on the World Wide Web without telling us who you are or providing us with any information.
  • Registered Users: If you wish to register on Gemline.com you will be asked to provide demographic, personal and commercial information.  When you provide us with personal or commercial information, you are agreeing to share that information with Gemline. When you provide us with such information (for example, your name, company name, address, phone number, and other personal data) we store it in a secured manner and limit access to authorized Gemline associates. We may use information you have given us to provide a personalized service, ensure the proper delivery and billing of orders, inform you about our products and services, or measure the interest of visitors in the features of our products and websites.
  • Order Information: When you place an order through any of our Sites, we will collect the following information to properly process your order: your name, company name, address, phone number, e-mail address, shipping information and purchase order and/or credit card information. We will use reputable companies to verify your credit card information and credit worthiness before billing your account. Where applicable, we will also share your shipping information with the delivery service you request.
  • Credit Card information: Gemline provides a form on our website for you to enter your credit card information for payments. After you enter your information the site encrypts and securely transmits the data to our credit card service provider where it is stored in a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant, secured system.  We do not transmit or store your credit card information in Gemline systems.
  • Email Addresses: We collect the e-mail addresses of those who send us e-mail messages, but we do not share or sell those addresses with any other company.
  • Pixel tags: We collect pixel tags also known as clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels. These are snippets of code or tiny images embedded on websites or email that tell us how you interact on our website and emails.
  • Offline: We may collect Personal Information from you offline, such as when you attend one of our trade shows, place an order over the phone or contact customer service.
  • Surveys: We may also conduct online surveys to better understand the needs and profiles of visitors to our websites. When we conduct such a survey, we will let you know how we will use your responses at the time we collect them from you. Your participation in any of our surveys is optional. You are not required to respond to a survey in order to visit our Sites or take advantage of any of their features.
  • From Other Sources: We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, marketing list providers, and from other third parties.

Information That You Submit About Other People

If you submit any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

On some of our website pages, you can submit information about other people and compose personalized messages to them. For example, you can send an image of a product to a friend along with a personalized message you compose for the recipient. We consider the information you submit to us and contents of your personalized messages to be private communications between you and the recipient.

Gemline will not disclose any information you provide about someone else, except to ship an order and confirm delivery, to identify or resolve technical problems or customer service issues, as required by law, to comply with a court order or other legal process, to enforce the Terms of Use, to respond to claims that your personalized messages violate the rights of third parties, and to protect the rights or property of Gemline.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Gemline has not sold any personal information to third parties for a business or commercial purpose in the preceding 12 months.

Unless you specifically grant us permission, we will not trade, rent or sell your personal information, your survey responses or any other specific details about you or your company. We may provide aggregate statistics to reputable parties about the visitors to our Sites, but these statistics will not include any personal or private information that identifies you. Gemline may disclose your personal information:

  • To our third-party service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, order and payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other services.
  • To third parties, to permit them to send you marketing communications, consistent with your choices.

We and our service providers may use Personal Information:

  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to complete your transactions and provide you with related customer service.
  • To send administrative information to you, such as changes to our terms, conditions and policies, as well as marketing communications that we believe may interest you.
  • To personalize your experience on the Services by presenting products and offers tailored to you and to facilitate social sharing functionality.
  • To allow you to participate in sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions and to administer these activities. Some of these activities have additional rules about how we use and disclose your Personal Information.
  • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing new products, enhancing, improving or modifying our Services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities.

Please note that Gemline will fully cooperate with law enforcement and other governmental agencies to identify those individuals who use our Sites for fraudulent or other illegal activities.

You have the right:

  • To change the personal data you have provided to us.
  • To request that Gemline disclose and/or delete personal information that we have collected about you or that you have submitted about someone else.
  • To designate an authorized agent to make a request under CCPA or GDPR on your behalf.
  • To request that Gemline not share your personal information with others.
  • To request that Gemline not send you information about products and services.

Transfer/Suppression/Deletion of Personal Information

If you would like Gemline to disclose, delete, transfer, suppress sharing, or stop sending you information please contact us by writing to Gemline Privacy Policy, Attention: Customer Services, 9 International Way, Lawrence, MA 01843 or emailing customerservice@gemline.com.

In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have transferred, suppressed, or deleted or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information.  For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the specific email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.  We will comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

You may use an authorized agent to submit a request on your behalf if you provide the authorized agent with written permission to do so.  Before complying with a request from an agent, we may require that you verify your own identity directly with us.  We may deny a request from an agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase or enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Information provided until after the completion of such purchase or promotion).  There may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.

How you can access and change your Personal Information

You can access your personal information at any time to update, correct, add or delete any of the data you have shared with us. To access your personal information, click on "My Account" at the top of any page in gemline.com and then click on "My Profile" at the top of the page to go to your personal profile page and make any desired changes.

Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Transfer

The Services are controlled and operated by us from the United States and are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States.  Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Services you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country.  In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your personal information.

Contact Us/Accessibility

We want to assure you that we are committed to protecting your privacy. We are also committed to making this policy accessible to all people.  If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, wish to exercise your rights, or you would like to obtain more information about the information we collect or use, please click here to send us an e-mail or write us at:

Gemline
Privacy Policy
Attention: Customer Services
9 International Way
Lawrence, MA 01843

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Your use of this Site constitutes your consent to our collection and use of the information described in this Privacy Policy, and subject to the terms and conditions stated above. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will update this page of the Site so you will always be aware of how we use your information. The amended terms shall be automatically effective 30 days after they are posted on the www.gemline.com websites. The terms and conditions may otherwise be amended only by a writing signed by both parties. Your continued use of this site or the services will constitute your acceptance of any such changes.

 

Last updated: December 30, 2019

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