The information we collect:

Legally and transparently - if you volunteer information to Fine Minerals, we may collect this personal information. This can include your names, address, telephone numbers, email address and information about minerals you like.

Please note that we do not store any credit or debit card information, or bank account information, as all payment authorisations are fully encrypted and handled entirely by third parties.

We may collect your data in these circumstances:

directly from you - via the registration forms, mailing lists and email;
through your use of the Website

What we do with your information

The Personal Information and data we collect will be used:

to process your order and provide after sales service, and to deal with enquiries from you;
to continuously improve our website and service based on the requirements and preferences of yourself and our other users, and to analyse the most frequently accessed pages and the usage of the Website;
to provide you with information about us, our mineral specimens, and upcoming events that we believe may be of interest to you. Please note we will only do this with your consent, which is given by choosing to join our mailing list, or opting in on the registration form.

You may unsubscribe or opt out from our mailing list at any time by following the instructions given at the end of each email or as detailed in our Terms and Conditions.

Any Personal Information we collect from this Website will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable laws.

Who we disclose the information or data to

We may disclose the information we collect to third parties in order for us to carry out certain activities, such as shipping and postage, handling payments, monitoring how customers use the Website and issuing our emails for us. Third parties will not be allowed to use your personal information for their own purposes. Please consult the privacy policies of these parties.

We may also disclose your Personal Information to others where we are required to do so by law; to prevent and/or detect crime; and for credit reference purposes. We will never disclose your Personal Information to others for purposes such as marketing and mailing lists.

Security of your information

We will take all reasonable care in the storage and disclosure of information that you have given to us; however we are unable to provide any guarantee that information stored by us will not be subject to unauthorised access.

If you register with us, you will create a login using your email address as your username, and your chosen password. Your password will then be linked to your email address. You are responsible for any use of your password or your Login Account.