This statement sets out how SchiffGold LLC (“we”) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website, call us or visit us.
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. All information provided by you will be treated securely and strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page, and you should check this page as you reuse this website to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
What information we collect
We may collect certain information when you use this website, call us or visit us and as part of our order processing procedure.
Where you contact us by telephone, we will retain recordings of all conversations.
Information collected and retained by us will include:
- Your name, date of birth and contact information including postal address, email address and telephone number
- Your IP address
- Details of any purchase or sale orders you place with us, even if not completed, as well as delivery details
- Details you provide when contacting us with enquiries
- Information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques to help us improve the website
- ID verification details obtained as part of our order processing
- Personal Information provided by you in order to conduct appropriate anti-fraud checks. Personal Information that you provide may be disclosed to a credit reference or fraud prevention agency, which may keep a record of that information. You can rest assured that this is done only to confirm your identity, that a credit check is not performed and that your credit rating will be unaffected
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- So that we can process your purchase or sale orders, and for ongoing customer service
- Internal record keeping for regulatory and accounting purposes
- We may use the information to improve our products and services
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email or postal address which you have provided
- We may ask you for feedback on the services we have provided
We may also disclose your personal information:
- Where we use authorised subcontractors or service providers to perform certain services on our behalf, such as storage of goods, we may need to share limited information in order that they can perform their services. In these circumstances we will restrict any information that is shared and ensure that they do not share or use this information for any other purpose
- Where we have a legal obligation or in order to prevent or detect criminal activity we may share details with regulators, law enforcement, private investigators or other government agencies
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, however we cannot guarantee the safety of any information you provide online.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
SchiffGold may use the following cookies when you use the site:
Essential Website Cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
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|JSESSIONID||JavaServer Pages Technologies||Used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server in Java™ 2 Platform Enterprise Edition web applications.||session|
|__cfduid||CloudFlare||Used by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address, and apply security settings on a per-client basis. This is an HTTP type cookie.||12 months 5 days|
Performance and Functionality Cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
|GPS||Youtube||A session cookie that registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||30 minutes|
|ARRAffinity||Azure||Used by websites running on the Windows Azure cloud platform for load balancing.||session|
Analytics and Customization Cookies:
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.
|_gid||Google Analytics||Keeps an entry of unique ID which is then used to come up with statistical data on website usage by visitors. It is an HTTP cookie type.||1 day|
|#collect||Google Analytics||Sends data such as visitor’s behavior and device to Google Analytics. It is able to keep track of the visitor across marketing channels and devices. It is a pixel tracker type cookie.||session|
|_gat#||Google Analytics||Enables Google Analytics regulate the rate of requesting. It is an HTTP cookie type.||1 minute|
|_ga||Google Analytics||It records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user. It is an HTTP cookie.||1 year 12 months 4 days|
|_dc_gtm_UA-#||Google Tag Manager||Google Tag Manager uses it to control how a Google Analytics script tag loads. This is an HTTP cookie.||1 minute|
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
|YSC||YouTube||YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.||session|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||YouTube||YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.||6 months|
|ga-audiences||AdWords||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites||session|
|tr/||Facebook tracking pixel used to identify visitors for personalized advertising.||session|
|fr||Used by Facebook to collect a unique browser and user ID, used for targeted advertising.||3 months|
|_fbp||Facebook tracking pixel used to identify visitors for personalized advertising.||3 months|
|IDE||DoubleClick||Used to measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user.||1 year 12 months 4 days|
|test_cookie||DoubleClick||A session cookie used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||15 minutes|
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to our registered address.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us, or email us as soon as possible at the registered address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.