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Privacy Policy

Updates to the Privacy Policy — Effective May 25, 2018, in compliance with the new requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA) respects the privacy of all online visitors. The notice below explains how MJSA and its related websites collect and process your personal and non-personal data. Our policy is applicable to all site visitors, registered users, and any other user of the MJSA websites. By visiting MJSA.org or our related sites, you agree to accept the provisions of this policy.

This policy may be revised over time as we introduce new services/features to our websites. If we make any material changes to this notice or the way we use, share, or collect personal data, we will notify you by revising the “Effective Date” at the top of this notice, prominently posting an announcement of the changes on our site, or sending an e-mail to the e-mail address you most recently provided to us prior to the new policy taking effect.

If you have any questions or concerns about this notice, please contact us at info@mjsa.org, or by calling 1-800-444-MJSA (6572). You may also mail us at MJSA, 8 Hayward St., Attleboro, MA 02703.

1) Use of Cookies

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit our websites, to remember your preferences and give you a more personalized experience. Cookies also make your interactions with our website faster and more secure.

We use cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, and review navigation patterns. Our sites will automatically collect such non-personal data as your browser type, device type, the pages you viewed, the duration of your visit(s), your page interactions, and your local information. This data is used in the aggregate for internal and marketing purposes only—for example, to improve our site content or to provide aggregate statistics about website traffic for the MJSA Media Kit. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users over the internet.

You do not have to accept cookies, and your consent can be withdrawn at any time. To delete cookies from your computer, check the option on your browser of choice that clears away all cookies. 

2) The Personal Data We Collect

To purchase items in the MJSA Bookstore, members and other users are asked to create an account by providing some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. MJSA asks each user to provide his or her name, business name and address, and e-mail address.

We ask for similar information in our membership application, our free trial subscription form, and our registration pages for shows, conferences, contests, and other events and programs.

MJSA also requires a name, company name, and e-mail address from users who subscribe to our e-newsletters and other digital communications.

MJSA makes member contact information available through the online MJSA Buyer’s Guide. This information includes company name, city and state in which the company resides, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail and website addresses. Members that do not wish to have specific information displayed can contact MJSA at 1-800-444-MJSA or e-mail info@mjsa.org and ask to have their information removed. 

MJSA also makes member contact information available through the online MJSA Guide to Subcontractors and the digital edition of MJSA Retail Link. The Guide to Subcontractors includes company names, a company’s full address (street address, city, state, and ZIP code), phone numbers, e-mail address, and website address. The Retail Link includes company name, city and state in which the company resides, phone number, and e-mail and web addresses. Members that do not wish to have specific information displayed can contact MJSA at 1-800-444-MJSA or e-mail info@mjsa.org and ask to have their information removed.

MJSA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, MJSA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

The MJSA website contains links to other websites not controlled by MJSA. MJSA has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites. 

3) How Your Data Is Used

We may use the personal data that you provide directly to us for the following purposes:

• To carry out our obligations arising from your membership, or any other contract entered into between you and us, and to provide you with the information, products, and membership services that you request from us. 

• To organize events for which you have registered and/or purchased, and to provide you with information and materials that relate to the content of the event, the speakers, the sponsors, and other attendees.

• To provide our e-newsletter and other digital publications, provided you have given your consent.

• To respond to your questions and provide related membership services.

• To provide you with information about other events, products, and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased, provided you have not opted out of receiving that information.

• To provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about events, products or services we feel may interest you, provided you have given your consent.

• To transfer your information should there be a merger or sale of the business. 

• To notify you about changes to our membership service.

• To ensure that content from our Site is presented most effectively for you and your computer.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with the services offered by our website. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you with our services, contact us at info@mjsa.org.

We may store information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We maintain one or more databases to store your personal data and may keep such information indefinitely.

4) How Your Data Is Secured

The personal data that you provide to us is generally stored on servers located in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, you should be aware that once your data is submitted through our sites, it will be transferred to our servers in the United States and that the United States currently does not have uniform data protection laws in place.

Although we use security measures to help protect your personal data against loss, misuse or unauthorized disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to us over the internet.

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers.

Any payment transactions will be encrypted using current technology.

5) Correction and/or Removal of Your Data

If any of the information that we have about you is incorrect, or you wish to have information (including Personal Data) removed from our records, you may do so by e-mailing info@mjsa.org, or by calling 1-800-444-MJSA (6572). You may also mail us at MJSA, 8 Hayward St., Attleboro, MA 02703.

Additionally, if you prefer not to receive marketing messages from us, please let us know by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any marketing message that you receive, or by e-mailing info@mjsa.org.

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