Welcome to WhitestonesRhinestones.com.
We respect the privacy of our all visitors to our site. We are very concerned about any practices which may violate their right of choice and confidentiality. We promise to respect the purpose for which our visitors came to our site and not to sell, rent, or loan any user information to third parties.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Whitestones Rhinestones welcomes you. Whitestones Rhinestones provides its service to you subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the TOS at any time. In addition, when using particular Whitestones Rhinestones owned or operated services, you and Whitestones Rhinestones shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules (including but not limited to our Spam Policy) are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS. Whitestones Rhinestones may also offer other services that are governed by different Terms of Service.
Information We Collect
We may collect certain personal information from you in connection with your activities at Whitestones Rhinestones , such as when you shop on our Website, through our catalogs, in our stores, or on our mobile applications. This information may include:
Payment card or other financial account information;
contact and billing information (including name, e-mail address, postal address, and phone number);
driver's license number, military identification or state-issued picture identification;
date of birth;
geolocation data; and
other personal information you provide to us on our Website, through our catalogs, in our stores, on our mobile applications, or when you interact with us in other ways, both online and offline.
Additionally, we or companies acting on our behalf may collect certain computer and browser information through automated technologies such as cookies and web beacons when you visit our Website or download or use one of our mobile applications. A "cookie" is a file that a website sends to a visitor's computer or other Internet-connected device to identify the browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A "web beacon," also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.
The information collected using these tools may include your IP address, browser characteristics, operating system, the address of the web page that referred you to our Website, dates and times of Website visits, the language your system uses, and the country and time zone in which your device is located. These automated technologies also permit the collection of "clickstream data," which may include a log of content you access while browsing a website.
Companies acting on our behalf may combine the information collected from your visit to our Website with other information they have collected previously. Your web browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict, reject or disable certain cookies.
Interest-Based Online Advertising and Google Analytics
This section of our Privacy Notice provides details about interest-based online advertising (also called "targeted advertising", “remarketing”, or "behavioral advertising"), Google Analytics, and your choices with respect to this type of advertising.
We use Google Analytics’ 3rd-party audience data such as age, gender and interests to better understanding the behavior of our customers and work with companies that collect information about your online activities to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences. For example, you may see certain ads on this website or other websites because we contract with Google and other similar companies to target our ads based on information we or they have collected, including information that was collected through automated means (such as cookies and web beacons). These companies also use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
How We Use the Information We Collect
When we collect information from you, we may use it for a number of purposes, including to:
Process, manage, complete and account for transactions, including purchases and refund, exchange and layaway requests;
Provide our products and services to you and fulfill your gift card orders;
Identify your product and service preferences;
Improve merchandise selections and customer service;
Invite you to participate in customer research;
Notify you about new products, services, features, promotions, events and special offerings relating to the TJX Businesses we think you will find valuable;
Provide customer support and respond to your requests, comments and inquiries;
Create and manage online accounts you establish;
Enroll you in and administer our loyalty and other rewards programs upon your request;
Administer your participation in promotions, contests and sweepstakes;
Verify your identity in certain instances (such as when you pay by check, return merchandise, or request a refund);
Protect against, identify and help prevent fraud, unauthorized activity, claims and other liabilities and minimize credit risk;
Operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services, managing our communications, performing market research, and administering our Website).
We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
In addition, we use information collected online through automated means for purposes such as (i) customizing our users' visits to our Website and mobile applications; (ii) delivering content (including advertising) tailored to our users' interests and the manner in which our users browse our Website and mobile applications; (iii) measuring and managing the advertising effectiveness of our online and offline advertisements and events; and (iv) managing our business. We also use this information to help diagnose technical and service problems, administer our Website and mobile applications, identify users of our Website and mobile applications, and gather demographic information about our users. We use clickstream data to determine how much time users spend on web pages of our websites, how users navigate through our websites, and how we may tailor our websites to better meet the needs of our users. In order for us to maintain the accuracy of your personal information and improve our communication with you, we may also supplement the information we collect with other public demographic information.