1. What information do we collect, and how do we collect it?
We and our third party service providers (“Contractors”) may collect certain identifying information from or about you in connection with your use of or submissions to the Site, including, but not limited to, your name, title, street address, company, telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses (together, “Collected Information”). In addition, we and our Contractors may retain the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us or our representatives, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence was made. This information helps us to improve the Site and the online content, materials, and services that we make available on the Site, and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future inquiries.
In addition, our Site may send one or more “cookies” to your computer to improve the utility of the Site by storing user preferences and tracking user trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note that you may not be able to access the full functionality of our Site if cookies are disabled on your browser.
2. How will we use the information you provide to us?
3. With whom do we share the information we collect?
We may share Collected Information with our Contractors and affiliates in order to provide services to you, and for other lawful business reasons. We may also share Collected Information with other users of our Site or other third parties on a case-by-case basis if we suspect that such users or third parties have been the victim of fraudulent, libelous, or other wrongful activity committed through use of the Site. If all or part of Pricescope is sold, merged, or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer Collected Information to such entity as part of that transaction. We may decide from time to time to utilize a number of business and marketing partners in delivering the content, materials, and services available on or through the Site to you. We may share Collected Information with these business and marketing partners for any lawful purpose, including to communicate with you or to fulfill your requests for our services. We and our Contractors may also produce reports on Site traffic or usage patterns and share these reports with our business and marketing partners and others.
4. What choices do you have?
When corresponding with Pricescope or our representatives, or when making a request for information or otherwise interacting with us or others through the Site, you choose what information to supply, what questions or comments to submit, whether you wish to receive further information, and by what method of communication such information should be delivered. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. You are under no obligation to provide us with personally identifiable information, but without it we may not be able to provide you the products or services you request. You may contact us as indicated below if at any time you would like to ask us about our data collection practices and our information security policy.
5. How do we protect the information collected about you?
6. Affiliate / Monetization / FTC Disclosure
We’re so glad you’re here on PriceScope with us! PriceScope does not sell diamond, it is first and foremost an educational, consumer-focused website. With that being said, a website is expensive to maintain. These expenses include staff time, developers, internet, electricity, computers, software, hosting, moderation, etc.
Affiliate links help us do this without costing you, the PS user, anything! On PS, affiliate links might allow us to collect a small commission on diamonds/products bought from some of our vetted vendors. If you found a diamond through us, we greatly appreciate your support in clicking through to it from PS or letting the vendor know you found them through PriceScope. It lets the vendor know that their sponsorship makes a difference. If you buy something after clicking one of those links it does not change your shopping experience or the final price you pay.
Links on this site may contain an affiliate link or automatically convert to one. As a general rule PriceScope uses this system to discourage affiliate link spammers. Some sponsors may also use affiliate style links to help with their analytics systems. As a bonus, we may sometimes get paid if someone clicks on some of those links and purchase a product or service. Any links or recommendations that are posted by us or our community do not represent endorsements by PriceScope Inc.
In the case of our blogs, news and other content, we may offer direct links to stores and vendors for the convenience of our readers, but unless otherwise stated, do not necessarily represent any type of endorsements to those products. Click here to view who our featured sponsors are.
Regardless of any affiliates relationships, PriceScope plan is to continue to be educational, consumer-focused website and to be as unbiased as possible.
7. Advertising Privacy Statement
This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at https://www.pricescope.com/contact/ and contact AdThrive at [email protected]. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)
For California Residents
California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided here http://optout.networkadvertising.org. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at [email protected]. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.
8. We may change this Notice.
9. Separate Agreement.
10. Any questions? Please contact us at: https://www.pricescope.com/contact/