When accessing the Website, biggranite.com we learn certain information about you during your visit.
Similar to other commercial Web sites, this Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site, your IP address.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by the web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to ou customers and prospective customers. biggranite.com will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
A Special Note About Children
Children are not eligible to use our web site and services and we ask that minors (under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this site only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.
How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information is never transmitted via email.
biggranite.com may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of my site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, biggranite.com uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
You should always conduct your own investigation (perform due diligence) before buying products or services online. This includes products and services sold, liked to, or recommended on this website. And all other websites.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, you should assume that all references to products and services on this website are made because material connections exist between the website’s owners or the contributors and the providers of the mentioned products and services.
Good Faith Recommendations.
We recommend products and services on this website based in part on a good faith belief that the purchase of such products or services will help purchasers in general. We have this good faith belief because (a) We have tried the product or service mentioned prior to recommending it or (b) We have researched the reputation of the Provider and have made the decision to recommend the Provider’s products or services based on the Provider’s history of providing these or other products or services. The representations made by us and our contributors about products and services reflect our honest opinion based upon the facts known to us at the time a product or service is mentioned on this website.
Potential Bias and Due Diligence.
Our opinion, and that of the contributors about a product or service may be partially formed (consciously or subconsciously) in part based on the fact that we have been compensated or will be compensated because of our business relationships with the Providers.
In some instances, ourselves or our members and a Provider will have a business or personal relationship that does not involve us receiving compensation related to products and services mentioned on this website. However, the nature of the relationship is sufficient to establish a material connection between us and the Provider.
Because there is a material connection between us and Providers of products or services mentioned on this website, you should always assume that we may be biased because of our relationship with a Provider and/or because we have received or will receive something of value from a Provider.
Perform your own due diligence before purchasing a product or service mentioned on this website (or any other website).
The type of compensation received by us may vary. In some instances, we may receive complimentary products, services, or money from a Provider prior to mentioning the Provider’s products or services on this website.
In other instances, we may receive a monetary commission or non-monetary compensation when you take action based on the content of this website. This includes, but is not limited to, when you purchase a product or service from a Provider after clicking on an affiliate link on this website.
Your Questions about Products and Services.
Our goal is to make your experience using this website a pleasant one. If you have any questions about products or services mentioned on this website, please contact us and have those questions answered prior to making a purchase of such products or services.