The Bead Garden ("The Bead Garden") operates beadgardenjewelry.com and may operate other websites. It is The Bead Garden's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, The Bead Garden 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. The Bead Garden's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Bead Garden's visitors use its website. From time to time, The Bead Garden may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Bead Garden also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on beadgardenjewelry.com blogs/sites. The Bead Garden only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Bead Garden's websites choose to interact with The Bead Garden in ways that require The Bead Garden to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Bead Garden gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at beadgardenjewelry.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Bead Garden are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Bead Garden collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with The Bead Garden. The Bead Garden 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.
The Bead Garden may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Bead Garden may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Bead Garden does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Bead Garden 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 The Bead Garden's behalf or to provide services available at The Bead Garden'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 The Bead Garden's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Bead Garden 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, The Bead Garden discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Bead Garden believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Bead Garden, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Bead Garden website and have supplied your email address, The Bead Garden may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with The Bead Garden and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. The Bead Garden takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If The Bead Garden, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Bead Garden 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 The Bead Garden may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.