HPD Privacy Policy

We understand that your privacy is important to you, especially when conducting online activity. We consider the information you choose to share with us private and confidential. The following will describe what information we collect and how we put it to use.

High Performance Diamonds will be referred to as HPD below.

1. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?

a. When you register to receive the HPD newsletter we collect your e-mail address, for the purpose of direct contact for our newsletter only.
b. When you sign up for an HPD member account an HPD employee collects your personal information for registration only. Here the following information is collected:
Name, address, company name, telephone numbers, email address.
c. Information that is collected automatically by the system:
Your browser version and type, operating system, the site you came from, IP-address, your provider and geographic location.

2. IS SUBMISSION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OPTIONAL?

Users are not required to submit personal information to use the site. However, there are portions of the site limited to members only. Only members may enter the registered members portion of the site and use the site’s services. Submission of personal information is required to become a member.

3. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

HPD collects and securely stores the information gathered from registered members in their member profiles.

4. HOW IS THE INFORMATION USED?

a. We use personal information to contact you in response to specific inquiries you have made to us, or to provide you with specific information and services you have requested or agreed to be notified about.
b. To establish statistics on the number of visits in the various sections of our website.
c. For technical administration of our website.

5. WITH WHOM IS THE INFORMATION SHARED?

HPD offers the opportunity to “opt out” from being contacted directly or indirectly by agencies acting on our behalf. Your email and full name will never be shown to anyone; they are fully confidential.

6. DIRECT MARKETING AND COMMUNICATING TO THIRD PARTIES

We consider your personal data as confidential information that we never communicate to third parties.

7. HOW CAN USERS CORRECT ANY INACCURACIES IN THEIR INFORMATION?

Users and members may contact us to update personal information or correct any inaccuracies by going to the contact us page.

8. CAN A USER DELETE OR DEACTIVATE PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE SITE?

Yes, our members are able to edit or remove their user data by using the Edit My Account feature when logged in. An individual who removes his or her personal data removed will not be able to access member features or to access member-restricted parts of the website.

9. THE USE OF COOKIES

The only cookie used on the HPD website is the remember me function in the login box. No passwords are stored here, just the user name.

10. HOW DOES THE SITE KEEP PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE?

HPD is committed to preventing others from unauthorized access to your personal information. Our employees are made aware of our security policy and practices. The personal information of our users and members is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to that information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information is protected by encryption protocols in place to protect information sent over the Internet.

11. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO COMPLY WITH LAW.

We will disclose personal information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena, or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose personal information where reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our users and members.

12. CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

HPD will let our users and members know about changes to our privacy practices and policies by posting any such changes on the site. All information collected before changes are made will be secured according to the prior privacy policy. However, if any changes would cause the possible disclosure of your personal information, which previously would not have been disclosed, we would contact you to notify you of the change and allow you to prevent such disclosure.

13. LINKS

This web site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links you are being transferred to another site. HPD encourages you to read the privacy statements of these sites, as their privacy statements differ from ours.

14. CONSENT

By using our website you consent to the collection and use of your information in a manner described in this privacy statement.