Privacy Policy

The Shams Group is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the The Shams Group web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the The Shams Group website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Shams Group collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. The Shams Group also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, and favorites.

We also automatically collect information about your computer hardware and software such as your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. We use this information simply for the operation of our service, to maintain the quality of our service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the The Shams Group website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Shams Group public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Shams Group does not read any of your private online communications.

We encourage you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from The Shams Group so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the The Shams Group and our family of sites.

Use of your Personal Information

The Shams Group collects and uses your personal information to operate our website and deliver the services you have requested. We also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from us and our affiliates. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

We do not sell, rent, or lease our customer lists to third parties. We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, we may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you emails or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Shams Group, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Shams Group does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Shams Group keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within our main site in order to determine which services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the website to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

We will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Shams Group or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Shams Group; (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Shams Group, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Shams Group website uses “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server and cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

Cookies are a convenient way to notify a web server that you have returned to a specific page. If you personalize The Shams Group pages, or register with our site or services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the The Shams Group services or other websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The Shams Group secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We secure the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

The Shams Group will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.