Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

Shaffer Minerals ("Shaffer Minerals") operates and may operate other websites. It is Shaffer Minerals' policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Shaffer Minerals collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Shaffer Minerals' purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Shaffer Minerals' visitors use its website. From time to time, Shaffer Minerals may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Shaffer Minerals also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs/sites. Shaffer Minerals only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Shaffer Minerals' websites choose to interact with Shaffer Minerals in ways that require Shaffer Minerals to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Shaffer Minerals gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Shaffer Minerals are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Shaffer Minerals collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Shaffer Minerals. Shaffer Minerals does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Shaffer Minerals may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Shaffer Minerals may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Shaffer Minerals does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Shaffer Minerals discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Shaffer Minerals' behalf or to provide services available at Shaffer Minerals' websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Shaffer Minerals' websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Shaffer Minerals will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Shaffer Minerals discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Shaffer Minerals believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Shaffer Minerals, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Shaffer Minerals website and have supplied your email address, Shaffer Minerals may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Shaffer Minerals and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Shaffer Minerals takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Shaffer Minerals uses cookies to help Shaffer Minerals identify and track visitors, their usage of Shaffer Minerals website, and their website access preferences. Shaffer Minerals visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Shaffer Minerals' websites, with the drawback that certain features of Shaffer Minerals' websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Shaffer Minerals, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Shaffer Minerals goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Shaffer Minerals may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Shaffer Minerals and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Shaffer Minerals may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Shaffer Minerals' sole discretion. Shaffer Minerals encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.