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Privacy Policy

Responsible handling of Personal Information is a high priority for us at Stone Worthy. We want website users and visitors to be able to understand when and what data is collected and used by us.


In principle, Personal Information is only processed to the extent necessary. Which data is collected and processed for what purpose and on what basis depends largely on the type of service you are using and depends on the required purpose.


Personal Information at Stone Worthy is processed in accordance with Illinois` Personal Information Protection Act, 815 ILCS 530/, (“PIPA”) and the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).


Person responsible and data controller

The person responsible for the processing of Personal Information is


Stone Worthy

355 E IL Route 83,

Mundelein 60060



If you have specific questions about the protection of your data, please contact us using or call +1 847-573-0419


What is Personal Information?

Personal Information is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly - in particular by means of an association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data or an online identifier.


Protection of minors

Persons under the age of 16 should not transmit any Personal Information to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request Personal Information from minors and children and do not knowingly collect such data or pass it on to third parties.


Legal basis for processing

Our legal basis for collecting and using your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information involved and the specific context in which we collect it. Generally, your Personal Information will be collected and processed by us on one or more of the following legal bases:


  • Your consent,

  • Compliance with contractual obligations,

  • Compliance with legal obligations, and

  • On the basis of our legitimate interests.


If you have any questions or need more information about the legal basis for the collection of your Personal Information, please contact us.


Retention of your data

We will retain your Personal Information as necessary in connection with the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, for as long as you are actively working with us, and in accordance with Illinois` Retention Periods and other applicable laws.


Processing of Personal Information by us


  1. Log files

Each time a user accesses our website and each time a file is retrieved, data about this process is temporarily processed in a log file.


In detail, the following data is stored for each access/retrieval:


  • Date and time of the retrieval (time stamp), as well as the IP address of the accessing device or server,

  • request details and destination address (protocol version, HTTP method, referrer, UserAgent string),

  • name of the retrieved file and transferred data volume (requested URL incl. query string, size in bytes) as well as

  • Message as to whether the retrieval was successful (HTTP status code).


On the basis of our legitimate interest in a secure website, we are store the data to protect against attacks for up to 7 days beyond the time of your visit. This data is analyzed and required for legal and criminal prosecution in the event of attacks on communications technology. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the performance of tasks.


  1. Cookies

We use so-called cookies on our web site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your respective device (PC, smartphone, tablet, etc.) and saved by your browser. The legal basis for the use of cookies is your consent as well as our legitimate interest.


  1. Hosting

To provide our website, we use the services of Ltd which processes the data listed below and all data to be processed in connection with the operation of this website (log file when visiting the website) on our behalf. The legal basis is our legitimate interest.


  1. Contacting us

Personal Information is processed depending on the contact method. In addition to your name and e-mail address, IP address or telephone number, we usually collect the context of you message which may also include certain Personal Information. The Personal Information collected when contacting us is processed for the purpose of dealing with your request and the legal basis is your consent. The use of your IP address takes place exclusively in the context of law enforcement and security measures in compliance with our legal requirements.


For the Chat, we use Ascend by Wix. We have no influence on the processing of data by Wix and no possibility to influence it.


  1. Working with us

If you have contracted us to provide a service, we process your data (if provided: Name, contact details (email address and telephone number), address, and all information required in the context of the performance of the services including payment data, exclusively for the purpose of processing and handling the contractual relationship. This includes in particular our support, correspondence with you, invoicing, fulfilment of our accounting and tax obligations. Your data will not be used by us for automated decision making or profiling, nor will it be shared with third parties. Accordingly, the data is processed on the basis of fulfilling our contractual obligations as well as to fulfil our legal obligations.


  1. Administration

We process data within the scope of administrative tasks as well as organization of our business, financial accounting, and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process in the context of providing our contractual services. The purpose and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, archiving of data, i.e., tasks that serve the maintenance of our business activities, performance of our tasks and provision of our services. The deletion of data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information mentioned above.


In this context, we disclose or transmit data to the tax authorities, consultants such as tax advisors or auditors as well as other fee offices and payment service providers. Accordingly, the data is processed on the basis of fulfilling our contractual obligations as well as to fulfil our legal obligations.


  1. Careers and Applications

If you apply for a role or job, we process the information we receive from you as part of the application process, e.g., through your letter of application, CV, references, correspondence, telephone, or verbal details. In addition to your contact details, information about your education, qualifications, work experience and skills is particularly relevant to us.


As a rule, we do not require any special categories of Personal Information for the application process. We ask you not to provide us with any such information from the outset. If such information is relevant to the application process, we process it together with your other data.


The legal basis for processing data during the application process is the initiation of a contract and, if you have given your consent, for example by sending us information that is not necessary for the application process, it is consent. The legal basis for data processing after a rejection is our legitimate interest.



Insofar as you have also given us your consent to process your Personal Information for marketing and advertising purposes, we are entitled to contact you for these purposes via the communication channels you have given your consent to.


You may give us your consent in a number of ways including by selecting a box on a form where we seek your permission, or sometimes your consent is implied from your interactions or contractual relationship. Where your consent is implied, it is on the basis that you would have a reasonable expectation of receiving a marketing communication based on your interactions or contractual relationship with us.


Our Marketing generally takes the form of e-mail but may also include other less traditional or emerging channels. These forms of contact will be managed by us, or by our contracted service providers. Every directly addressed marketing sent by us or on our behalf will include a means by which you may unsubscribe or opt out.


Social media

Stone Worthy is active on the social networks of Facebook, houzz, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. We have no influence on the type and scope of the data processed by Facebook, houzz, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube, the type of processing and use or the transfer of this data to third parties. In addition, there are no effective control options. By using these services, your Personal Information is collected, transferred, stored, disclosed, and used by the providers. Regardless of where you reside, the data will be transferred to, stored in, and used in the United States, Ireland, and any other country where the social media providers do business. Personal Information may be evaluated and analyzed by the relevant social media platforms. We however have no influence or control over the use of your Personal Information on the relevant social media platforms and we ask you to refer to the relevant platforms Privacy Policy for further information.


International transfers

We usually do not transfer your Personal Information to other companies and/or business partners. However, when doing so we have contractual arrangements regarding such transfers to provide adequate protection for your Personal Information when it is transferred. We will also take all reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect the Personal Information we transfer.


Sharing of Personal Information by us.

We may share your Personal Information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including, without limitation, to carry out transactions you request or to respond more quickly to your needs in our operations. We will only share your Personal Information with businesses who have agreed to protect your Personal Information and to use it only for the purposes we have specified.


With your consent, we may disclose your Personal Information for any purpose.


In addition, we may disclose your Personal Information: in connection with law enforcement, fraud prevention or other legal proceedings; as required by law or regulation; if Stone Worthy (or a part of Stone Worthy) is sold to or merged with another company; or if Stone Worthy has reason to believe that disclosure is necessary to protect Stone Worthy, its clients or the public.


In all cases other than those described above, Personal Information will not be disclosed by us to third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent.


Data Security

Our data processing is subject to the principle that we only process the Personal Information that is necessary for the use of our services. In doing so, we take great care to ensure that your privacy and the confidentiality of all Personal Information are always guaranteed.


All transmitted data is protected by HTTPS encryption. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a protocol used to ensure secure data transmission on the Internet. The public-private key procedure is used here. This means that data encrypted with a publicly accessible key can only be decrypted again with a separate private key.


We also use technical and organizational security measures (TOMs) throughout the company to protect the data we manage from you against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons.


Nonetheless, databases or data sets that include Personal Information may be breached inadvertently or through wrongful intrusion. Upon becoming aware of a data breach, we will notify all affected individuals whose Personal Information may have been compromised, and the notice will be accompanied by a description of the action being taken to reconcile any damage as a result of the data breach. Notices will be provided as expeditiously as possible after which the breach was discovered.


Your rights

You can exercise the following rights:

  • Right to information

  • Right to rectification

  • Right to object to processing

  • Right to deletion

  • Right to information

  • Right to data portability

  • Right of objection

  • Right to withdraw consent

  • Right to complain to a supervisory authority

  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing.


If you have any questions about the nature of the Personal Information we hold about you, or if you wish to request the erasure or rectification of Personal Information we hold about you, or to exercise any of your other rights as a data subject, please contact us.


Updating your information

If you believe that the information, we hold about you is inaccurate or that we are no longer entitled to use it and want to request its rectification, deletion, or object to its processing, please do so by contacting us.


Access Request

In the event that you wish to make a Data Subject Access Request, you may inform us in writing of the same. We will respond to requests regarding access and correction as soon as reasonably possible. Should we not be able to respond to your request within thirty (30) days after receiving your request, we will inform you in writing within thirty (30) days of the time by which we will be able to respond to your request. If we are unable to provide you with any Personal Information or to make a correction requested by you, we shall generally inform you of the reasons why we are unable to do so (except where we are not required to do so under the respective legal regulations mentioned above).


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy or materially change Stone Worthy's use of your Personal Information, we will revise the Privacy Policy accordingly and also change the effective date at the end of this section. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how we use and protect your Personal Information.



If you would like to contact us regarding our privacy practices for any reason, please contact us using or call +1 847-573-0419 or write to us at the above-mentioned address.


Effective Date

Thursday, January 26, 2023



At Stone Worthy, we are committed to protecting your Personal Information and to providing clear and transparent disclosures about the types of information we collect and how we use it.


When you visit our website, cookies may be used to collect information that distinguishes you from other users of our website.


This Cookie Policy describes the purposes for which we and our partners use cookies and similar technologies and how you can manage your preferences regarding cookies.


Who we are and how to contact us

We are Stone Worthy of 355 E IL Route 83, Mundelein 60060, IL, USA and in the case of your direct use of our website or our services, we act as the data controller in accordance with Illinois` Personal Information Protection Act, 815 ILCS 530/, (“PIPA”). As well as the EU`s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (“PECD”) and the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).


If you have any questions about Cookies or about data protection in general, you can reach us using or call +1 847-573-0419 or write to us at the above-mentioned address.


What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a text file or software element that records information about your device's navigation on the Internet. It is controlled by your browser and sometimes contains a unique number or a random number.


When we mention "cookies", these may be cookies or other similar technologies based on access to the device (computer, tablet, smartphone) used by you when you visit our websites. Third parties, such as our partners or service providers, may use cookies and similar technologies in connection with our Services.


A cookie allows us or our partners, as creators of cookies, to recognise your device during the period of its validity when it accesses digital content that contains cookies from the same creator.


Some of the information from cookies does not allow your direct or indirect identification, nor does it constitute Personal Information. Other information may allow your identification and as such is subject to our Privacy Policy. If you would like more information regarding how we use, store, and protect your Personal Information and your rights, we recommend that you read our Privacy Policy.


Why does Stone Worthy use cookies?

We are always looking for new ways to improve our website and provide better content and experiences to you. Consequently, we and our partners use different types of cookies (as described below). In the case of some cookie categories, your consent is required and obtained through our Cookie Pop Up before the cookie is placed on your device or read. In any case, you always have control over cookies and can refuse, allow, or delete cookies.


How can I manage cookies?

a) Browser control

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through the cookie settings, which can be customized for giving your consent to the use of cookies. In addition, most browsers will enable you to review and delete cookies. To do so, please refer to the documentation provided by your browser manufacturer by following the for you relevant link Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Flash cookies, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, Opera, Safari.


b) Pop-Up Consent Tool

We offer a cookie preference pop-up when you first visit our website. This pop-up is a consent tool and allows you to specify your preference about cookies. You can accept or reject them or access this Cookie Policy before giving your consent to cookies or rejecting them. This permits you to make an informed decision about the cookies we use. You are free to accept or reject cookies, but note that after rejecting them, browsing our website might be less user-friendly and the relevant content might be affected.


You may, regardless of your original choice, from time to time withdraw your consent or adjust your settings using the Browser control settings, clearing your cookie folder or by changing your preferences in our Pop-Up Consent Tool.


What types of cookies do we use?

A cookie can be classified in different ways. 


According to its lifetime, a cookie is either a: 


  • Session cookie, which is deleted when you close your browser.

  • Persistent cookie, which remains on your device for a predefined period of time, according to the specific cookie’s lifespan.


Given the domain to which they belong, they are either:


  • First-party cookies, which are set by the web server of the visited site and have the same domain, in this case

  • Third-party cookies, which are stored by another domain in the domain of the visited page. They are set by a third party, partners contracted by us. These external partners, to the extent that they use cookies, are responsible for the cookies they use. We recommend that you read their Privacy Policies.


Apart from these characteristics Cookie can be classified in terms of how they work:


  • The least privacy invasive type of cookies are Essential or Necessary cookies. These cookies are essential or necessary to ensure that a website works properly and is secure so that you can navigate a website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain features of a website would not function, and thus you would not be able to use certain services. They are strictly necessary for your navigation, consequently they do not require your prior consent. These cookies are NOT managed by our Pop-Up Consent Tool.


  • There are also Functional cookies or sometimes called convenience cookies. These cookies allow a website to remember the options a user has made (including user ID`s stored, consents given, or languages selected) and other personalization options you have selected when browsing. You are free to accept or reject them, but if they are blocked, there is a possibility that the service choice you previously made will not be saved.


  • Further there are also Analysis and performance cookies, which are used to monitor and improve the function and service of a website. Those can track down problems when using a website, facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers, and provide analytics metrics. You are free to accept or reject them, but if they are blocked, less information will be available to us to improve the performance of its website.


  • Lastly, advertising cookies or targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very convenient, but also very annoying. The use of these cookies requires your prior consent. 


Cookies placed by us

Below you can find the cookies we use listed in accordance with their Name, Description, Lifespan, and Type. Please keep in mind that this list may be updated from time to time.


  • _ga_HV3BB92F8L


    • This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.

    • 2 years

    • Analytics


  • _ga


    • The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.

    • 2 years

    • Analytics


Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, US, if you are resident outside the EU and Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland if you are a resident within the EU, that tracks and reports website traffic. When Google Analytics is used, interactions of website visitors are primarily recorded and systematically evaluated with the help of analytical cookies. The following data is processed through the use of Google Analytics:


  • 3 bytes of the IP address of the called system of the website visitor (anonymised IP address),

  • the website called up,

  • the website from which the user reached the accessed page of my website (referrer),

  • the subpages accessed from the website,

  • the time spent on the website, and

  • the frequency with which the website is accessed.


Google states that it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: The use of Google Analytics requires your prior consent.


Does this policy change?

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. This might be for a number of reasons, such as to reflect a change in the law or to accommodate a change in our business practices and the way we use cookies. We recommend that you check here periodically for any changes to our Cookie Policy.

Who should I contact for more information?

If you would like to contact us regarding our privacy practices for any reason, please contact us using or call +1 847-573-0419 or write to us at the above-mentioned address.


Effective Date

Thursday, January 26, 2023

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