Privacy Policy

*Updated April 10th, 2018 

Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for bigapplejewels.com. We are committed to protecting your privacy and encourage you to periodically review this page to be informed of how we protect the information you disclose to us.

If you believe that bigapplejewels.com is not abiding by our posted privacy policy, please contact us at 1-212-938-1038 or e-mail us at [email protected]

Information Collection and Use
Bigapplejewels.com collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

As a policy, Big Apple Jewels Inc. does not sell, trade or rent your personally identifiable information to third-parties, unless you have granted us permission to do so.

Order
We request information from the user on our order form when making a purchase. Here is where a user must provide their contact information, like name and shipping address, and financial information, like credit card number and expiration date. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill the customer’s order. If we have difficulty processing an order, this contact information is used to communicate with the customer. We use Stripe to capture credit cards charges, your credit card information goes straight through to Stripe and never stays or pass through our server.

In addition to Stripe’s secure server, bigapplejewels.com is strongly encrypted with an SSL which you should check for the https:// or the safe lock sign in your browser before placing your order.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. We use both session and persistent cookies. Cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users in the aggregate by analyzing popular areas and products to enhance future experiences on our site. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer systems or files, and only the web site that transferred a specific cookie to you can read, modify or delete such cookie. If you do not want information collected cookies, there are simple procedures in most browsers that allow you to delete existing cookies, to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of cookies to your computer.

Usage Tracking
Big Apple Jewels Inc. database tracks the traffic throughout our site. This information is used to compile overall statistics and is not recorded at an individual level. This includes IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser type, ISP (internet service provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and #of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate. The statistics help us decide which products and services best serve our members and guests.

Aggregate Information
Big Apple Jewels Inc. uses aggregate information from demographic surveys, traffic patterns and IP addresses to customize our site. Aggregate information is occasionally shared with third parties for purposes such as planning or executing advertising or promotions.

Sharing
Bigapplejewels.com gives you access to third party partners to provide you with certain services that are detailed below. Big Apple Jewels Inc. will provide that third party with your transaction information and then that third party will collect additional information if needed to provide you with the requested service, such as outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services.

We reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from users of the site to a third party in the event of any merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of the assets or stock (including without limitation in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings) relating to Bigapplejewels.com.

Finally, notwithstanding any other provision of this privacy policy to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information if we believe that we are required to do so (i) by law; (ii) to comply with legal process or governmental requests; (iii) to enforce our Terms of Service; (iv) to protect our operations or those of any affiliated entities; (v) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Big Apple Jewels Inc., any affiliated entities, you or others; and (vi) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

Links
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by Big Apple Jewels Inc.

Catalog, Newsletters, Etc.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our catalog, newsletter, etc., we ask for contact information such as name and e-mail address to provide these communications. Because we respect our users’ privacy, we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the choice and opt-out section below.

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send you an e-mail. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though you can deactivate your account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Surveys & Sweepstakes
From time to time, our site requests information from users via surveys or sweepstakes. Participation in these surveys or sweepstakes is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, shipping address and e-mail address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Security
Big Apple Jewels Inc. takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the Secure Socket Layers (SSLs) encryption software. While on a secure page, such as our order form, a lock icon appears on your Web browser. When you are not on a secure page, no lock icon will appear. In addition, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment under restricted access. Additionally, our payment processors such as Stripe or PayPal receives your financial directly and securely without saving it on our servers.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, send us an e-mail at [email protected] for more info.

Supplementation of Information
In order for Big Apple Jewels Inc. to properly fulfill its obligation to our customers, it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third party sources such as our affiliated websites. For example, in order for Big Apple Jewels Inc. to enhance our ability to tailor the site to an individual’s preference, we combine information about the purchasing habits of users with similar information from our affiliated sites, and Big Apple Jewels Inc.. When a user makes a purchase from any of these companies, the companies collect and share that purchase information with us so we can tailor the site to our users’ preferences.

Special Offers
Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special offers and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code, phone, e-mail or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate that user’s personally identifiable information provided to us. This can be done by using the unsubscribe feature in our communication.

Choice/Opt-Out
Users who no longer wish to receive promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by using the unsubscribe feature in our e-mail.

Changes to This Policy
We reserve the right to change this privacy policy, and any of our policies or procedures concerning the treatment of information collected through the site, without prior notice. You can determine when this privacy policy was last revised by referring to date at the top of this page. Any changes to our privacy policy will become effective upon posting of the revised policy on the Internet, accessible through the site. Use of the site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised policy then in effect. We encourage you to periodically review our privacy policy to ensure familiarity with our most current version.

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