Your privacy is critically important to us. At Jewel and Lotus we have a few fundamental principles:
• We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
• We don’t share your personal information with anyone except, when needed, to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
• We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
• In our blogging and marketplace products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.
Jewel and Lotus LLC. (“Jewel and Lotus”) hosts users of all types. It is Jewel and Lotus’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Jewel and Lotus 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. Jewel and Lotus’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Jewel and Lotus’s visitors use its website.
Jewel and Lotus also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on JewelandLotus.com blogs. Jewel and Lotus 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 blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Jewel and Lotus’s websites choose to interact with Jewel and Lotus in ways that require Jewel and Lotus to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Jewel and Lotus gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask vendors who sign up to provide a username, business address, and several other questions about those persons. Those who engage in transactions with Jewel and Lotus – by purchasing products from vendors, for example – are asked to provide information at checkout, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions (which is handled exclusively by PayPal Inc.). In each case, Jewel and Lotus collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Jewel and Lotus. Jewel and Lotus 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.
Jewel and Lotus may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Jewel and Lotus may monitor the most popular shop categories or products on the JewelandLotus.com site or use spam screened by the Sucuri service to help identify spam. Jewel and Lotus may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Jewel and Lotus does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Jewel and Lotus 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 Jewel and Lotus’s behalf or to provide services available at Jewel and Lotus’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 Jewel and Lotus’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Jewel and Lotus 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, Jewel and Lotus discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Jewel and Lotus believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Jewel and Lotus, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Jewel and Lotus website and have supplied your email address, Jewel and Lotus 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 Jewel and Lotus and our products. We primarily use our update letters to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support 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. Jewel and Lotus takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Comments and other content submitted to our Jewel and Lotus website are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
• March 26, 2015: Updated Privacy Policies added to the website