Accesses to third party websites linked within the Dakota Matrix website are provided to you for convenience only. These links include, but are not limited to PayPal, Mindat, Webmineral, other mineral or geology related websites and social media sites such Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Plaxo, and Delicious. Once you leave this website by clicking on one of these links, you enter a third party website and thereby are subject to their policies and standards. Dakota Matrix encourages you to review all third party policies.
If you are unsure whether this policy statement is in conflict with applicable local (USA or International) regulations or laws, you should not submit your information.
Types of Information Collected and How It Is Used
Through the course of regular business transactions, Dakota Matrix will require standard and specific personal information to establish identity. This will include first and last name, email address, phone number(s), and address. If you choose to register for an account with Dakota Matrix, you will be asked to provide a username and password and the standard personal information as mentioned above. Optional registered user information includes collecting habits, interests, wish list items, and favorites. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) document on this website for more information on user registration. Once you register an account with Dakota Matrix, please be aware that only the personally identifiable information mentioned above will be stored on secure servers. This information will remain in our possession only and will never be sold, rented or leased to a third party. All personally identifiable information and other information supplied during registration, mailing list subscriptions, feedback, or otherwise and changes and alterations henceforth will remain confidential. Dakota Matrix reserves the right to use this information for our proprietary use to complete transactions, to contact you, or for direct marketing purposes.
Some features of the Dakota Matrix website will allow you to subscribe to our mailing list, contact us through the website, provide feedback, and apply for account registration. These features will require all or part of the personal information mentioned above.
Information collected for purchases from Dakota Matrix will include the information as mentioned above. However, Dakota Matrix will NOT collect credit card information. Payment information for credit card transactions will be completed by an industry standard third party merchant such as PayPal merchant services. This merchant will collect your payment information necessary to complete the transaction with Dakota Matrix. All credit card merchant services must comply with the highest degree of financial standards as regulated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. As always we encourage you to review their policies and standards.
Non-personal information will be automatically collected by computers. This type of information includes collective data from which individual customer identities are not known. Dakota Matrix will collect the following non-personal information to evaluate how patrons use the website to more effectively improve their visit.
Information gathered automatically upon your visit to the Dakota Matrix website will include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, domain names, referral data, time spent on the website, and “surfing” patterns. This information can be aggregated to produce non-personally identifiable reports which can yield demographics and traffic patterns to help improve your visit to the Dakota Matrix Minerals website. Web beacons are used to track how many people are opening and accessing our website via email contact and are not used specifically on the website.
Information Access and Security
Dakota Matrix is committed to keeping registered user information as accurate as possible. Registered users will have total access and control over their personal information provided to Dakota Matrix. Registered users can make changes to any account information, change a password, or remove information at any time. To protect our registered user’s privacy and security, we may take reasonable steps to verify identity before granting permission to altering personal profile data. Dakota Matrix makes every effort to protect personal information including firewalls and other security measures on its server. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your user ID, password, and your personal information.
Questions about this Privacy Statement can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org