Who We Are
Our website address is: https://www.CrystallographyGems.com.
What Personal Data we Collect, and Why
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you fill out contact forms on our website, each form stores to different external sites (Squareup.com and Mailchimp.com), and have strong data practices in each. We utilize Google Forms for some of our information gathering, and the information drops to a local excel spreadsheet. Should we use this to contact you or set a requested appointment, the information will be uploaded to Squareup.com.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
The google calendar and articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who We Share your Data With
Our site links with WooCommerce and Squareup.com to make purchases.
Comments are moderated through WordPress.com.
Emails are gathered using Mailchimp.com.
How Long we Retain your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What Rights Do you Have Over your Data
You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.