Terms & Conditions

Secure Shopping

At Sams Certified Diamonds.com we realize the natural apprehension that our valued customers may feel regarding online shopping for diamonds and jewelry. That is why we are fully committed to making your shopping experience an easy, pleasant and safe one. To make you feel comfortable about purchasing your jewelry through our website, we have implemented several added security measures that meet and exceed industry security standards for online shopping with Extended Validation SSL Verification (EV SSL) and are a Verified Merchant by Authorize.net who are the largest gateway that process ecommerce transactions securely. Click on the Authorize.net Logo to verify. Shop with 100% Confidance knowing that we take Security as the upmost Important thing.    

Sams Certified Diamonds.com is dedicated to providing its customers with the most comfortable shopping experience possible. This is why our site is protected with Extended Validation SSL Verification (EV SSL). EV SSL provides you, our valued customer, with a visual indicator that your online transactions are safe and that your internet connection is securely encrypted. While different browsers may display this security certification slightly differently, the basic SSL Verification indication appears in nearly all updated high-security browsers (ex: Explorer 7 , Mozilla 3) as a green lit address bar, or green band to the left of the site address.

What is EV SSL?
SSL verification has been used for years by millions of websites and its gold locked key which appears in the address bar is most likely familiar to most internet users. However, EV SSL has improved upon the old e-merchant identity and security verification system. While the old SSL had no standardized requirements for obtaining a certificate, EV SSL involves a more extensive verification process than any other verification certificate available on the internet. In order to obtain an EV SSL, websites must provide their Certification Authority (CA) with proof of their government filed legal company status, their incorporation registration number, their place of business, business name, and contact information at minimum. This information is reviewed and confirmed before a verification certificate is issued by any CA.

To review the credentials of any EV SSL verified e-merchant, simply click on the green address bar and a small window will appear with the registered name, address, certificate authority and a link that will provide you with further details. These details include encryption specifics, a preview of the complete validation certificate, website cookies, and more.

Green: The Mark of Security
E-merchants who provide their business credentials and neglect to provide their domain credentials to their CA may still obtain a EV SSL. However, this EV SSL will appear as a blue lit address bar or blue bar to the left of the site address. These e-merchants have disclosed required documents verifying their legitimate company status, however, their domain identities have not been validated. At Sams Certified Diamonds.com, we believe it is important for our customers to feel 100% secure with their purchase and confident with their e-transaction. For this reason, we invest in the green EV SSL and disclose all relevant information. The green address bar is the benchmark of complete security.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about Secure Shopping with Sams Certified Diamonds.com, our Customer Service representatives are here for you and ready to explain how online shopping with Sams Certified Diamonds.com can be a safe, easy and convenient experience.


WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

You must be at least  18 years of age to use this website. By using this website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

Unless otherwise stated, Sams Certified Diamonds and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or pictures from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

    republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
    sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
    show any material from the website in public.
    reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
    edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
    redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organisation.



Acceptable Use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities, including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting on or in relation to this website without Sams Certified Diamonds express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Sams Certified Diamonds express written consent.

Restricted Access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. Sams Certified Diamonds reserves the right to restrict access to otherareas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at Sams Certified Diamonds discretion.

If Sams Certified Diamonds provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

Sams Certified Diamonds may disable your user ID and password in Sams Certified Diamonds sole discretion without notice or explanation.


User content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to Sams Certified Diamonds a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to Sams Certified Diamonds the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or Sams Certified Diamonds or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

Sams Certified Diamonds reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on Sams Certified Diamonds servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

Notwithstanding Sams Certified Diamonds rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, Sams Certified Diamonds does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.


No Warranties

This website will be constantly available, or available at all and nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any professional Information or apprasials, advise,  you should consult an appropriate professional.


Limitations of Liability

Sams Certified Diamonds will not be liable to you whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

    to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
    for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
    for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of  reputation or goodwill, or loss or      corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if Sams Certified Diamonds has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Exceptions

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit Sams Certified Diamonds liability in respect of any:

    fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Sams Certified Diamonds; or
    matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Sams Certified Diamonds to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.


Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.


Other parties

You accept that, as a limited liability entity, Sams Certified Diamonds has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against Sams Certified Diamonds officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect Sams Certified Diamonds officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as Sams Certified Diamonds.


Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.


Indemnity

You hereby indemnify Sams Certified Diamonds and undertake to keep Sams Certified Diamonds indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses ,including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Sams Certified Diamonds to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Sams Certified Diamonds legal advisers, incurred or suffered by Sams Certified Diamonds arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.


Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to Sams Certified Diamonds other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Sams Certified Diamonds may take such action as Sams Certified Diamonds deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.


Variation

Sams Certified Diamonds may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
 

Assignment

Sams Certified Diamonds may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with Sams Certified Diamonds rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.


Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.


Entire agreement

These terms and conditions together with  your consent ( that you agree to the terms and conditions of  this website when ordering constitute the entire agreement between you and Sams Certified Diamonds in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.


Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with New York State Law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of  Nassau County  Long Island New York.
 

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Sams Certified Diamonds.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Sams Certified Diamonds collects, and the ways in which Sams Certified Diamonds uses that personal information.

Personal information collection

Sams Certified Diamonds may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

- information about your use of this website.
- information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website.
- information about transactions carried out over this website.
- information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services and
- any other information that you send to Sams Certified Diamonds.

Using personal information

Sams Certified Diamonds may use your personal information to:

-administer this website
- personalize the website for you
- enable your access to and use of the website services
- publish information about you on the website
- send to you products that you purchase
- supply to you services that you purchase
- send to you statements and invoices
- collect payments from you; and
- send you marketing communications.

Where Sams Certified Diamonds discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, Sams Certified Diamonds may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

Sams Certified Diamonds will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Sams Certified Diamonds will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be  protected by encryption technology. SSL
 

Updating this statement

Sams Certified Diamonds may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.  

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.  


Other websites

This website  can contains links to other websites.  

Sams Certified Diamonds is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or Sams Certified Diamonds treatment of your personal information, please write:

by email to:  info@samscertifieddiamonds.com
 

About cookies

This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Sams Certified Diamonds's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

Sams Certified Diamonds uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

Your Information, Address, Email so you can log on with your secure Log on ID and Password into your account.
Shopping Cart.
 

Google cookies

Sams Certified Diamonds uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.


Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.  

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.


Copyright © 2012  Sams Certified Diamonds.Com

Ownership of copyright

The copyright in this website and the material on this website (including without limitation the text, computer code, artwork, photographs, images, music, audio material, video material and audio-visual material on this website) is owned by Sams Certified Diamonds and its licensors.

Copyright license

Sams Certified Diamonds grants to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable license to:

- view this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser;
- copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and
- print pages from this website for your own personal and non-commercial use.

Sams Certified Diamonds does not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website.   In other words, all other rights are reserved.

For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast or show or play in public this website or the material on this website (in any form or media) without Sams Certified Diamonds prior written permission.   

Data mining

The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.

Permissions

You may request permission to use the copyright materials on this website by writing to:  info@samscertifieddiamonds.com

Enforcement of copyright

Sams Certified Diamonds takes the protection of its copyright very seriously.

If Sams Certified Diamonds discovers that you have used its copyright materials in contravention of the license above, Sams Certified Diamonds may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop you using those materials.  You could also be ordered to pay legal costs.

If you become aware of any use of Sams Certified Diamonds copyright materials that contravenes or may contravene the license above, please report this by email to: info@samscertifieddiamonds.com

Infringing material

If you become aware of any material on the website that you believe infringes your or any other person's copyright, please report this by email to :info@samscertifieddiamonds.com


What is spam?

In the context of electronic messaging, spam refers to unsolicited, bulk or indiscriminate messages, typically sent for a commercial purpose.  

Sams Certified Diamonds has a Zero-Tolerance Spam Policy.

Automated spam filtering

Sams Certified Diamonds's messaging systems automatically scan all incoming email [and other] messages, and filter-out messages that appear to be spam.  

Problems with spam filtering

No message filtering system is 100% accurate, and from time to time legitimate messages will be filtered-out by Sams Certified Diamonds systems.  

If you believe this has happened to a message you have sent, please advise the message recipient by another means.

You can reduce the risk of a message being caught by the spam filters by sending the message in plain text (i.e. no HTML), removing any attachments, and ensuring that your messages are scanned for malware before dispatch.

User spam

Sams Certified Diamonds provides a facility that enables users to send email messages / private messages to others.  Users must not use this facility to send unsolicited, bulk or indiscriminate messages, whether or not for a commercial purposes.  Full terms and conditions concerning the use of the facility are set out in Terms & Conditions.

Receipt of unwanted messages from Sams Certified Diamonds

In the unlikely event that you receive any message from Sams Certified Diamonds or sent using  systems that may be considered to be spam, please contact Sams Certified Diamonds using the details below and the matter will be investigated and delt with Promptly.

Changes to this anti-spam policy

Sams Certified Diamonds may amend this anti-spam policy at any time by publishing a new version on this website.

Contact us

Should you have any questions about this anti-spam policy, please contact Sams Certified Diamonds by sending us an Email to
info@samscertifieddiamonds.com.


Status of linking policy

Sams Certified Diamonds welcomes links to this website made in accordance with the terms of this linking policy.

This linking policy is intended to assist you when linking to this website. OR By using this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this linking policy.

Links to this website

Links pointing to this website should not be misleading.  

Appropriate link text should be always be used.

From time to time the URL structure of this website may be updated, and unless Sams Certified Diamonds agrees in writing otherwise, all links should point to www.samscertifieddiamonds.com

You must not use the Sams Certified Diamonds logo to link to this website or otherwise without express written permission.

You must not link to this website using any inline linking technique.

You must not frame the content of this website or use any similar technology in relation to the content of this website.

Links from this website

This website includes links to other websites owned and operated by third parties.  These links are not endorsements or recommendations.  

Sams Certified Diamondshas no control over the contents of third party websites, and Sams Certified Diamonds accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Removal of links

You agree that, should Sams Certified Diamonds request the deletion of a link to our website that is within your control, you will delete the link promptly.

If you would like Sams Certified Diamondsto remove a link to your website that is included on this website, please contact Sams Certified Diamonds using the contact details below.  Note that unless you have a legal right to demand removal, such removal will be at our discretion.

Changes to this linking policy

Sams Certified Diamondsmay amend this linking policy at any time by publishing a new version on this website.

Contact us

Should you have any questions about this linking policy or any information you may require please contact Sams Certified Diamonds using the details set out below:

Send an Email to: Info@samscertifieddiamonds.com.

Thank You.