Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to and Heritage Gems and Jewels and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Heritage Gems and Jewels include The Heritage Gems and Jewels website is a ecommerce site. By using the Heritage Gems and Jewels website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. 

Confidential handling of your personal information 

We respect your privacy as much as we appreciate your business. 

We will never sell information about your identity to other companies.

Your decision to share personal information, such as banking information, is entirely voluntary.

We will request key information in order to do business with you.  Examples of situations where we will need personal information include registering for an account on our site; entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; signing up for special offers from selected third parties; sending us an email message;  submitting your credit card or other payment information when paying for a loose gem or piece of jewelry on our site. 

Use of your Personal Information 

Heritage Gems and Jewels collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. 

Heritage Gems and Jewels may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of new arrivals in our gemstone collection and other unique offers. 

Sharing Information with Third Parties 

Heritage Gems and Jewels does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. 

Heritage Gems and Jewels may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Heritage Gems and Jewels may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Heritage Gems and Jewels, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. 

Heritage Gems and Jewels may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Heritage Gems and Jewels or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Heritage Gems and Jewels; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Heritage Gems and Jewels, or the public. 

Use of Cookies 

The Heritage Gems and Jewels website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. 

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Heritage Gems and Jewels pages, or register with Heritage Gems and Jewels site or services, a cookie helps Heritage Gems and Jewels to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Heritage Gems and Jewels website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Heritage Gems and Jewels features that you customized. 

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Heritage Gems and Jewels services or websites you visit. 

Security of your Personal Information 

Heritage Gems and Jewels secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Heritage Gems and Jewels uses the following methods for this purpose: 

 -    SSL Protocol 

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. 

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed. 

E-mail Communications 

From time to time, Heritage Gems and Jewels may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Heritage Gems and Jewels or click on a link therein. 

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Heritage Gems and Jewels, you may opt out of such communications by using unsubscribe option. 

Changes to this Statement 

Heritage Gems and Jewels reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.