What Personal Information is CollectedDepending on how you use guardian-silver.com, we may ask you to share personal information with us. Whether you choose to give Guardian information is completely up to you, but keep in mind that if you withhold information, you may not be able to use some of our services.
When Personal Information is CollectedGuardian will ask you for information, including some personal information, if you use one of several services:
- Becoming a registered user
In order to register, you need to share some personal information, such as your name, shipping address and e-mail address. You do not have to be a registered user to visit guardian-silver.com web pages. But, you will have to register if you want to place orders or make full use of our services.
- Making a purchase
When you buy something on guardian-silver.com, you have to supply name, email address ,billing address, phone number and shipping address (if different from billing address) information. By making a purchase, you become a registered user of www.guardian-silver.com and the information mentioned above is stored in our database.
- Sweepstakes, Contests and Surveys
If you enter a sweepstakes or contest, answer a survey, or provide a testimonial, you will become a registered user (if you aren't one already). We may also ask you for some demographic information, such as your age. If you choose not to answer, you probably will not be able to participate in the sweepstakes, contest or survey.
- How Guardian Protects Your Information
We realize that our customers trust us to protect their personal information. We take this task seriously. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. For example: We use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") authentication to safeguard the confidentiality of online transactions made on our site. SSL authentication and encryption of the information that you send to us over the Internet help protect your online transaction information from third party interception.
- We never display your full credit card number once it has been entered. We will only reveal the last four digits of your credit card for verification purposes.
- We urge you to protect your own privacy. We recommend that you do not share your username and password with anyone or share your username and password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail.
How Guardian Uses Your Personal InformationGuardian collects personal information primarily to make our services and products more rewarding for you to use. We usually use this information for internal purposes, such as studying our customers' preferences. We may also use your information to contact you for account and promotional purposes. In the event that another company buys the assets or stock of guardian-silver.com, your personal information may then belong to another entity.
Who Views Your Personal InformationGuardian may share your personal information with companies that perform services for us, such as fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mails, analyzing customer data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, investigating fraudulent activity, conducting customer surveys, and providing customer service. They only have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not disclose your personally identifiable information for any other purposes. Some personal information is stored on servers owned by other companies. Only Guardian has the right to access this information. We currently share aggregate information about our customers with advertisers and marketing partners. This information does not identify individual users. Personal information may be disclosed if required by law.
Guardian Use of Web BeaconsWe have included web beacons on some of our web pages. Guardian uses web beacons to transfer data (such as purchase and site usage history). Guardian may provide this data to companies that assist Guardian in data research and analysis; these companies are prohibited from using this data for any other purpose. The analysis and research helps Guardian to determine customer preferences and improve Guardian offerings. Guardian may also rely upon third parties to assist with the use and implementation of the web beacons. Definition of web beacon: A web beacon, sometimes called a pixel, is a graphic image or small string of code, that is included on web pages or in an email to enable the transfer of data. Web beacons can be used by companies for several purposes such as reporting web site traffic, customer preferences, advertising effectiveness, and general auditing.
When you buy something on guardian-silver.com, you have to supply name, a billing address, phone number, shipping address, and credit card information. By making a purchase, you become a registered user of guardian-silver.com. You can choose to store information needed to make a purchase, such as your credit card number, shipping and billing addresses in the My Account - Profile page. If you change your mind about storing this information, you can amend or delete it by going to the relevant area of the My Account-Profile page and following the instructions. You can access this section using your registration username and password.
Cookies on guardian-silver.comWe collect some anonymous information about how you use the site by setting and accessing cookies on your computer. These cookies track information such as how often you visit our web site, what pages you view, and where you go after you leave the site. The cookies track your computer, not you. They are not connected to any personal information about you.