GEM respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This statement applies solely to information collected at GEM's web site.
Part I. Information Collection and Security
GEM only collects information on our web site submitted by registered users. Such information may include user-submitted news and events, uploaded photos, private messages and forum posts. The information is collected by the voluntary submittal of such by registered users.
GEM's web site employs the use of "cookies". A cookie is a small text file that our web server places on a user’s computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. Cookies enable GEM to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to users. Our cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.
GEM does not divulge any personally identifiable information about registered users or GEM members to outside parties for any reason (with the exception of a request made for such information [which is legally warranted and presented in person] by an official law enforcement official or agency).
For COPPA compliance (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), GEM asserts that its web site contains nothing designed, displayed or formatted to attract, influence, interest or solicit anyone under the age of eighteen. GEM memberships are available only to individuals 18 and older.
Part II. Information Usage.
The information collected by GEM is used for the purposes of this web site only. Registered users may receive additional announcements from us about site news, events, private messages, uploaded photos, forum posts and web site updates. Out of respect for the privacy of our registered users we present the option to not receive these types of communications.
We do offer links to other web sites. Please note: When you click on links to other web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.
Because our web site also offers forums, user-submitted news and events, and a photo gallery, please be advised that information posted in these venues becomes public knowledge with the submittal of any information or images contained therein.
Part III. Access to Information
GEM maintains the accuracy of our web site's information with daily updates. Users may access their own personal information and contact us about inaccuracies they may find by using the Contact Us link.