COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
Your privacy is important. At Home Gems we are committed to protecting your privacy and will ensure that any information we obtain from you and use will always be processed and transferred in compliance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
TYPES OF DATA COLLECTED
Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or collected automatically when using this website.
Among the types of Personal Data that Home Gems collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, IP address, usage data, first name, last name, and email address. Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the sections below.
METHODS OF PROCESSING
We take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organisational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In some cases, the Data that we collect and process may be accessible to certain external parties, such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, or IT companies.
THE PURPOSE OF PROCESSING
The Data concerning the User is collected to allow Home Gems to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: advertising, analytics, comments, displaying content from external platforms, or interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties.
Using the information collected helps us to:
- operate and maintain the Website
- respond to your comments or enquiries
- provide you with user support
- track and measure advertising on the Website
- protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.
Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels
This Website may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
AFFILIATE PROGRAMME PARTICIPATION
This website works with third party affiliate advertising networks (currently Skimlinks and Awin) who collect Data in order to track referrals to advertiser websites, track the consequent sales transactions and to report on that activity.
Sales that result from Users clicking on affiliate links are recorded, and the networks securely provide encrypted details of which websites generated those clicks and sales to the retailer. The encryption process means the data does not contain anything that can personally identify Users, and affiliate links do not capture personal data unless that data is specifically requested and entered by the consumer. The affiliate link may capture the IP address of the computer used, which can show the customer location.
We use analytics services to monitor and analyse our web traffic and to keep track of User behaviour.
Google Analytics (Google Inc)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
The specific type of Personal Data collected by Google Analytics is Cookies and Usage Data.
If you choose to leave a comment on an article on Home Gems, we require your Name and your Email Address and we request your Website (URL) if you have one. You may also elect to provide a partial name, initials or even a pseudonym in lieu of your full name. You are not required to provide a website URL.
If you elect to leave a comment on an article, in addition to the comment text you provide we also collect your IP Address and your User Agent.
Your comment text, your Name, Email Address, Website (URL), IP Address and User Agent are accessible by the Owner of this site.
Prior to approval of your comment, your profile picture is only visible to administrators. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Following approval of your comment, your comment text, your Name, and Website (URL) (if provided) are visible to the public.
Comments containing links or certain words or phrases may require manual approval by an administrator.
Your comment, including comment text, your Name, Email Address, Website (URL), IP Address and User Agent, is:
- stored in the website’s database, access to which is restricted to site administrators. Site administrator authentication is by username and password.
- retained indefinitely until explicitly deleted by an administrator.
In the event that Home Gems runs a competition or giveaway, the winner supplies their full name, postal address and mobile phone number by email. This data may need to be passed onto a third party in order for the prize to be sent out. All data submitted by competition winners to Home Gems is deleted within 10 days of receiving confirmation of the receipt of the prize.
Articles on this site may include embedded content from other services (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).
These services may collect your IP Address, your User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional third party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including correlating your interaction with the content with your account with that service, if you are logged in to that service.
- Houzz https://www.houzz.com/privacyPolicy
- Instagram https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388
- YouTube (Google) https://policies.google.com/privacy
Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as Users consent to its processing.
YOUR ACCESS RIGHTS
Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.
In particular, Users have the right to do the following:
- Withdraw consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.
- Access Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.
- Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
- Have Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Owner.
If you wish to obtain a copy of the personal data that Home Gems holds about you, or for any other questions regarding Personal Data, please contact email@example.com
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Last updated: 23/5/2018