We at Facets of Mankind – the World Diamonds Museum (“WDM”, “us”, “we”, or “our”), appreciate your privacy and are committed to ensure that your personal information is used fairly, lawfully, transparently, and only to the extent necessary to carry out our services.
Website means the website available at www.facetsofmankind.org and social media profiles, owned and operated by WDM.
b. “Personal Data”
Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from such data (or from such and in combination with other information, either in our possession or likely to come to our possession).
c. “Processing” or “Using” of information
Processing or Using means an operation which is performed on information, such as, without limitation, collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, retrieval, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, erasure or destruction.
d. “Usage Data”
Usage Data is data automatically collected by us from your use of the Website or from the Website infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit) regarding how the Website is accessed and used.
Cookies are text files that are sent to your browser from our Website and stored on your device (computer or mobile device). Cookies help websites to remember information, such as items added to shopping cart; users’ preferences; or users’ browsing activity.
f. “Data Controller”
g. “Data Processor” or “Service provider”
Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers, including but not limited to Google, Stripe, Mailchimp, and their respective affiliates, to process your data more effectively. We ascertain that our Data Processors comply with applicable privacy laws and are obligated not to disclose or otherwise use your Personal Data for any other purpose.
h. Data Subject (or User)
II. Information Collection and Use
When you use the Website, you may provide and we may collect several different types of information for various purposes, including to provide you with our service and improve your user experience while visiting our Website.
We do not buy or receive from third parties, nor do we sell to third parties any Personal Data or information.
A. Types of Data Collected
i. Personal Data
While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
Personal Data also includes other information, such as geographic area or device preferences, when such information is linked to information that identifies a specific individual. You may provide us with Personal Data in various ways on the Website.
If you use the Website for online shopping or for ordering from our online shop, we may collect and store, directly or through our Service providers, additional personal Data such as: shipping and billing address, payment method and credit card details and information about the history of your orders and purchases. We may also ask you to provide a username and a password, which are required to identify you when you login to the service and are stored in an encrypted format. This information may be used to perform automated decision-making processes by our Service Providers, such as blocking suspected or potentially fraudulent transactions and we do so because the decision is necessary for entering into, or performance of, our contract with you. We do not employ automated decision-making processes directly and when engaging our Service Providers, we make our best efforts to ensure that your Personal Data is safe and that your rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests are protected.
We use the Personal Data and information to support and process your orders, to enable you to create a password protected account from which you can correct or delete your Personal Data, for screening and assessment of risks and fraud, authentication, and payments.
When you create an account, subscribe to our mailing list or other services, or when you provide us with your contact details in order to be informed of upcoming publications, we may collect and store such Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, as well as other information that may be of interest to you.
You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send you, or by otherwise contacting us directly.
ii. Usage Data
We may also collect Usage Data. Usage Data may include diagnostic data such as:
We may use your Usage Data to automatically improve and customize users experience of the Website. We may also employ data collection, processing, monitoring and analyzing tools such as Google Analytics, to study our Website traffic, measure its effectivity and to provide information that might be relevant to you.
You may opt-out of the Google analytic tools. For more information, please visit the Google Privacy Terms page at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
B. No Data Mining
We do not use features of data mining such as unauthorized access to your device’s camera, microphone, contacts, communications, etc. to gather information. We do not use location based applications and do not track or locate your whereabouts unless specifically requested for.
C. Tracking Cookie Data
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies, as well as to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note, however, that if you do not accept cookies you may not be able to use some features of the Website.
Our website does not support “do not track” preference. “do not track” is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. you can enable or disable “do not track” at the preferences or settings page of your web browser. however, we may not be able to change our data collection and usage methods even if we detect such a signal from your browser.
Examples of Cookies we use include, but are not limited to:
III. Basis for Processing Personal Data
We may further use or process the Personal Date in order to comply with the provisions of the law.
IV. Retention of Data
You may request us to retain your Personal Data directly or through our service providers when you subscribe to our services, and when you purchase publications at the on-line store.
WDM will also retain Usage Data. Usage Data may be retained among others when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Website, or when we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
V. Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, country or other governmental jurisdiction. Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to and maintained in such jurisdictions where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
IF YOU RESIDE IN THE UK OR THE EEC, AND CHOOSE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND CONTENT TO US, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE COLLECT INFORMATION AND PROCESS IT IN THE UNITED STATES.
Information related to method of payment which is stored and processed by our service providers once you check the “save payment information to my account for future purchases”, might also be transferred to countries other than the country where the Data was collected, including to the United States.
VI. Disclosure of Data
We may share your Information or some of it with third parties when it is required by official authorities under any applicable law, or needed to investigate or prevent illegal activities such as fraud or security breach. Without derogation, WDM may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
VII. Security of Data
We and our Service Providers follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure, both during transmission and after we receive it. We ascertain that our Service Providers comply with industry guidelines and standards with respect to security and safeguarding of your Personal Data.
The security of your data is important to us and we do our best to preserve it. Please note however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is a hundred percent safe. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we do not and cannot guarantee its absolute security. If we learn of a security systems breach, we will inform you and the authorities of the occurrence of the breach in accordance with applicable law.
VIII. Your Rights Under the Data Protection Act 2018 and/or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the UK or the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you have certain data protection rights. We respect your privacy rights and provide you with reasonable access to the Personal Data that you may have provided through your use of the Website. Accordingly, WDM aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data as follows:
A. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us, as set forth below.
B.under certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
i. The right to access, update or to delete information.
You have the right to receive from us, upon request, confirmation as to whether or not your Personal Data is being processed by us and how we are using it, to whom we disclose it and for what purpose.
Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you in making any such changes.
ii. The right of rectification.
You have the right to rectify your information if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
iii. The right to object or restrict.
You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data, by requesting us to restrict or stop processing it under certain grounds; specifically in case of a dispute over the legitimacy of the usage or the processing, or over the accuracy of the Data. We are required to honor your request within a month period. Please note that while processing may be restricted, we may still keep the data, mainly in order to protect our legitimate interests.
iv. The right to data portability.
You have the right to be provided with a copy of the Personal Data that we have gathered about you and you may reuse your data for different services.
v. The right to withdraw consent.
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we relied on your prior consent to process your Personal Data.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
vi. The right to lodge a complaint
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in your state of residency or work, if you consider that the processing of your Personal Data infringes the GDPR Regulations.
IX. Your Rights Under California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
If you are a resident of California, note that we are exempt from applying the CCPA and the obligation under California Civil Code to provide you upon request with a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes and the identity of those third parties.
OUR WEBSITE DOES NOT SUPPORTS “DO NOT TRACK” PREFERENCE. “Do Not Track” is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable “Do Not Track” at the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser. However, we may not be able to change our data collection and usage methods even if we detect such a signal from your browser.
X. Links to Other Sites
WDM has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party’s website.
XI. Children’s Privacy
Our Website does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”); the Website is solely intended and made available to those who are over 18. If you are under 18 years of age, please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you, as a parent or guardian, are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have inadvertently collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove such information from our servers.
XIII. Contact Us