Granite Shop ("Granite Shop") operates graniteshopcharleston.com and may operate other websites. It is Granite Shop's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Granite Shop collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Granite Shop's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Granite Shop's visitors use its website. From time to time, Granite Shop may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Granite Shop also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on graniteshopcharleston.com blogs/sites. Granite Shop only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Granite Shop's websites choose to interact with Granite Shop in ways that require Granite Shop to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Granite Shop gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at graniteshopcharleston.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Granite Shop are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Granite Shop collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Granite Shop. Granite Shop does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Granite Shop may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Granite Shop may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Granite Shop does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Granite Shop discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Granite Shop's behalf or to provide services available at Granite Shop's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Granite Shop's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Granite Shop will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Granite Shop discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Granite Shop believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Granite Shop, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Granite Shop website and have supplied your email address, Granite Shop may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Granite Shop and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Granite Shop takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Granite Shop, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Granite Shop goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Granite Shop may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.