This page set forth the privacy policies and practices of Local Gold, LLC and its affiliated companies within the Local Gold, LLC Network (“Local Gold” “Localgold.com” “Local Gold Network” “LG” “we” or “us”).
YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
Effective January 1, 2005, companies that collect personally identifiable information (“PII”) from United States residents and disclose such information to third parties (including affiliated entities) for marketing purposes must, in response to a request by a consumer, either (1) provide a list detailing the categories of information shared and the entities to which such information was provided or (2) provide a mechanism by which a consumer may opt-out of having their information shared with third parties. We have elected the second option and you may request that your PII not be shared with third parties by sending your request, including your full name, email address and postal address to: Local Gold, LLC, 24 Merchants Way, 2nd Floor, Colts Neck, NJ, 07030. You may also call us at 1-800-850-0493.
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBLE ONLINE MARKETING
The Local Gold’s collection of information usage practices are based on two beliefs: first, that protecting user privacy is essential to the growth and prosperity of the Internet; second, that a personalized web experience can provide significant benefits to Internet end users if done properly. In accordance with these beliefs, Local Gold creates opportunities for advertisers and consumers in revolutionary ways without compromising individual privacy.
1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT: INDIVIDUAL INTERNET CONSUMERS
A. Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
Local Gold websites are designed to offer Internet consumers with a variety of valuable information and products. When you place an order with a Local Gold site, you will be asked to provide your name, address, zip code, email address and billing information. This information is used to process your order and we cannot do so without it.
Local Gold may use your PII for customer service, to provide you with information that you may request, to customize your experience on the Site, and to contact you when necessary in connection with transactions entered into by you on the Site. We also may use your personal information for internal business purposes, such as analyzing and managing our business or combine the information we have gathered about you with information from other sources.
Unless you tell us not to, we may use your personal information to contact you about offers or promotions from both Local Gold and selected third parties we think you would be interested in.
B. Non-Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
When you visit a Local Gold network website, we send a cookie and/or gif file (“Cookies”) to assign an anonymous, unique identifier to the end user’s Internet browser. Cookies are small data files commonly used on the Internet to help optimize and personalize the Internet end user experience and identify repeat visitors to websites. For example, Cookies enable Local Gold to track your shopping cart and retrieve your information and preferences when you return to our site.
For each visitor to our website, our Web server automatically recognizes only the visitor’s IP address. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. Upon visiting our website, we assign each visitor a unique ID that is used to track visitor traffic patterns within our website. We also collect aggregate and user-specific information on what pages visitors access or visit. We reserve the right to retain all website traffic reporting data as long as may be reasonably necessary for accounting and auditing purposes.
2. INFORMATION SHARING
Local Gold may use third party vendors (e.g., credit card processors) to help us operate our business and Local Gold Network sites or administer activities on our behalf. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes. Any third-party vendor so used has agreed to protect the confidentiality of information provided by Local Gold.
Local Gold and/or our marketing partners may enhance and/or merge PII about consumers who have opted-in to receive marketing communications with commercially-available third party data collected from other sources in an effort to ensure that the messages being sent to the consumer in online and/or offline marketing programs are relevant to their interests. In the event we enhance and/or merge such personally identifiable information with data collected from other sources, we will take reasonable steps to maintain the integrity and quality of that information.
Local Gold may share PII (including information that has been enhanced with information from other sources) with advertisers, third party marketers, our affiliated entities for their online and/or offline marketing programs or in connection with the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial asset, reorganization or liquidation of any of the Local Gold companies. While Local Gold strongly encourages clients and partners to adopt responsible approaches to online marketing, Local Gold is not responsible for the information practices of clients or their partners. The collection, use, and disclosure of information by clients and partners are subject to their respective privacy policies, which may differ from this policy.
Local Gold may release account and any other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to respond to a subpoena or otherwise comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Local Gold or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.
3. CONSUMER CHOICE AND ACCESS
If at anytime you no longer wish to receive offers from Local Gold, you may “unsubscribe” by using the unsubscribe option within any promotional offer. In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, you will be removed entirely from our email list and will no longer receive offers from us. If you have registered or submitted PII under more than one email account, you must submit separate unsubscribe requests from each account.
Local Gold uses software and third-party sources to validate the accuracy of PII provided and/or filter suspicious data. You may change, correct or update your information by email by contacting us at 1-800-850-0493. Changing or deleting your information or otherwise opting-out of receipt of communications from Local Gold will change or delete the data only in our database for purposes of transacting future business on our sites and for managing future communications from Local Gold. These changes and deletions will not change or delete information already collected as part of a particular transaction.
Local Gold employs industry standard security measures to ensure the security of all data. Any data that is stored on PPD’ servers is treated as proprietary and confidential and is not available to the public. Local Gold also encrypts sensitive information such as passwords and financial data. Local Gold has an internal security policy with respect to the confidentiality of customer and other data, allowing access only to those employees or third parties who have a need to know such information for the purpose of effectively delivering Local Gold products and services by means of user login and password requirements. Local Gold routinely evaluates its data security practices to identify security threats or opportunities for improvement.
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of Local Gold to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your PII, Local Gold cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. You acknowledge and assume this risk when communicating with a Local Gold Network company.
5. CONSENT AND CHANGES
6. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY AND SPAM
Local Gold is very sensitive to the issue of children’s privacy and makes every effort to protect the privacy of children using the Internet. Local Gold web sites, products, and services are not developed for or directed at children. Our policy is not to permit anyone under the age of 13 to do business with us. If you believe your child has provided Local Gold with any personally identifiable data by registering at a Local gold web site, please contact to have them removed.
Local Gold is committed to proper Internet practices and full compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. § 7701). It is our policy to prohibit the sending of unsolicited or “Spam” email by PPD or any of its marketing partners.
Please note that under the CAN-SPAM Act, an advertiser is required to provide an opt-out mechanism for consumers to unsubscribe from future emails about the advertiser. Although not required to by law, many email marketers also include an opt-out mechanism to enable consumers to be removed from their mailing list.
7. DATA PROCESSING
You acknowledge that Local Gold operates in the United State and agree to (i) permit Local Gold to transmit and use your User information anywhere necessary, including across international boundaries, to affect the services and transactions provided by this Site; and (ii) that such use by Local Gold shall be subject to the terms and conditions stated in this Privacy Statement and our Terms and Conditions.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, THIRD PARTY INFORMATION & LANGUAGE
You also agree that you have provided notice to, and obtained consent from, any third party individuals whose personal data you supply to Local Gold with regard to: (a) the purposes for which such third party’s data has been collected; (b) the intended recipients or categories of recipients of the third party’s personal data; (c) which of the third party’s data are obligatory and which data, if any, are voluntary; and (d) how the third party can access and, if necessary, rectify the data held about them. It is the express will of the parties that this agreement and all related documents have been drawn up in English.
C’est la volonté expresse des parties que la présente convention ainsi que les documents qui s’y rattachent soient rédigés en anglais.