Who we are
Our website address is: https://tvgemandmineralsociety.com. We are a club in The Villages, Florida that specializes in the lapidary arts. The club is only open to residents of The Villages. This website is intended for the use of our members although access is not restricted to only members at this time.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you complete the contact form on this website, your information may be stored by the plugin that created the form. Your email, name and other information you entered into that form will be sent to a member of the board of The Villages Gem and Mineral Society and/or the webmaster for the group. This is necessary in order for us to respond to you.
If you are a member of the group, your information may be kept on a membership database. If there is a waiting list for membership and you have requested to be added to that list, the information you provide will be kept by our membership team in order to contact you when an opening is available. If you are a vendor, supplier, or other party interested in doing business with the group, your information may also be retained for those purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We may add analytics to this website. Analytics will anonymize your information. It is not used to identify any individual.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with other groups unless specifically directed/requested/permitted to by you or required by police/legal/governmental agencies.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
You may contact the President of the Board of The Villages Gem and Mineral Society at:
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