Privacy Policy

StarStone is committed to protecting your privacy and giving your non-public personal information all the protection required by law. The StarStone Internet Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is to advise you of how we will handle this information. By using www.starstone.com (the “Website”) you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Type of Data Collected on the Website
You can visit the Website without revealing who you are or providing any personal information about yourself.
There will be times, such as when you request information or leave feedback, when we will need to obtain personally identifiable information from you or about you.  Such personally identifiable information may include your name, company, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.  This information will not be collected without your knowledge.

When you visit the Website, we may collect various types of technical data, including but not limited to your IP addresses, browser and platform names, domain names, access times and referral data.

Please note that certain non-personal information may be linked with personal information. Any linked information will be treated as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy as long as it is linked.

How is your data used?
The user data collected over the Website may be processed for the following purposes:

  • We may use your connection data for statistical purposes and to manage and improve the usability of the Website by means of particular software (e.g. Google analytics & cookies, below).
  • We may use your contact data to (i) answer any queries you have about this Website; or (ii) provide you with information you have requested.
  • We may include your comments that you provide through the commenting functionality of this Website or otherwise in anonymous reports, statistics, surveys. However, these types of information will not enable readers to identify individuals or individual businesses.

Data disclosure to third parties
We will not disclose your personal data to third parties, except for the following: (1) disclosure of data to other companies of StarStone for the purposes stated here above; (2) disclosure of data if legally required or ordered by an authority or a court; (3) disclosure of data to external service providers who support Torus in the area of data processing or otherwise; (4) disclosure of data to third parties in corporate reorganizations, disposals or acquisitions; (5) disclosure of data to third parties if necessary to protect the interests of StarStone or other users.

We will not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make your contact or other data commercially available to any third party, except with your prior permission.

Data storage and transfer outside your country
Any data you send over the internet to Torus is stored in London, England and the Netherlands as the Website is operated on a platform of a service provider located in the Netherlands.  Some data will also be stored on servers of Torus in Canada or other countries.  Employees of StarStone in various countries will be able to access your personal data on a need-to-know basis for the purposes stated here above (group-wide access).

Your personal data will be transferred to and processed in locations outside the country in which you are viewing this Website (the “User Country”).  Any data or material sent or uploaded by you will be accessible in countries outside the User Country.  If your User Country is within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or is Switzerland or another country providing an adequate level of data protection, please note that your personal data will also be accessible and processed in countries with a lower level of data protection.  In these situations StarStone will ensure (by entering into a written agreement or otherwise) that an adequate level of data protection is maintained by the recipients of your data in accordance with applicable data protection law.

Data Security and Confidentiality
StarStone applies and ensures that service providers apply technical and organizational security measures that are appropriate to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access and against all other unlawful forms of processing.

The accessing and entering of information on the Website by users take place over the internet which is an open and unprotected network.  This data transfer takes place in non-encrypted form.  Therefore, we are not able to guarantee the security of your data during the transfer to the website.  You confirm to be aware of the risks of unencrypted transmission of data via the internet. StarStone shall not be liable for any damage caused by such transfer. For this reason, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (e.g. social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, bank account details etc.) on or through the Website or otherwise to us.

You may communicate with us by e-mail.  E-mail messages sent over the internet are neither confidential nor secure.  They may be viewed by third parties, lost, intercepted or altered.  E-mails may be transferred across national borders, even if both sender and recipient are located in the same country.  StarStone will not be liable for any damages suffered in connection with the use of e-mails or any other electronic messaging system when communicating with us.

Links to External Websites
From the Website you are able to obtain access to websites operated by third parties (“External Websites”).

This Privacy Policy does not apply to External Websites. External Websites are not monitored or maintained by StarStone.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies of any External Websites.

Cookies & Google Analytics
Please see Cookie policy for StarStone for information regarding StarStone’s use of Cookies.

Questions and Concerns
If you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy, please feel free to email us at feedback@starstone.com.

Please note that we may update and modify this Privacy Policy. Please review the Privacy Policy whenever you access and/or use the Website.

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