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MAJA Privacy Policy
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The Mid-America Jewelers Association (MAJA) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors (Users) to its Web site. MAJA strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, Users must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, MAJA has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does MAJA Collect?
Most data MAJA collects is used only to help MAJA better serve its Users. It is our general policy to collect and store only information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all Users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web site.

From General Users.
MAJA does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Users to the public areas of MAJA’s Web site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data – such as the number of hits per page – are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From MAJA Members.
To gain access to certain e-commerce and personalization features on the MAJA Web site, Users are asked to register and provide some limited information. These data are submitted voluntarily. MAJA may ask Users to provide their name, member number (where association membership information is collected during show registration), company name (for trade shows), street address, city, state, zip code or country, phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to MAJA through association membership applications, show registration and miscellaneous orders.

How Does MAJA Use Data Collected?
MAJA uses information voluntarily submitted by Users in the following ways:

MAJA User Services and Products.
Generally, MAJA and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own Web content; to respond to User interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties.
MAJA may also make show registrant contact information available to show exhibitors using the Web site. In addition, MAJA incorporates information Users provide into hard copies of the post-show attendee registration list that it provides to show exhibitors. On occasion, MAJA may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services.

Consent to Use Personal Information.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), MAJA or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this Web site. MAJA may send such data outside the European Economic Area for processing. If you reside in the European Union, please indicate your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. User supplies as defined above when registering for the Web site in order to allow MAJA (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the User unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties' products and services.

Credit Card Account Information.
MAJA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its Users. When Users choose to pay using their credit cards, MAJA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does MAJA Use Cookies?
Cookies are files that contain information created by a Web server that can be stored on a User's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). MAJA uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, support e-commerce functions, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "per-session" cookie, but may need to log in each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the User declines the attachment of any cookie, the User may not have access to the full benefits of the Web site. Registration enables the site to better determine Users’ interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
This Web site contains links to other Web sites. MAJA has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?
If any User suspects MAJA has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mail info@midamericajewelers.org or by calling (740) 450-1318.

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