When you use our websites, personally identifiable information about you may be collected and processed by Thorne Research employees. In general, we only collect information – such as your name, business address, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, and professional licensing information – when you knowingly provide it to us. In addition, Thorne Research may automatically collect or process personally identifiable information (such as your Internet domain or IP address) as part of the normal operation of our websites, or during the normal course of your activities on or use of our websites. In nearly all cases this data is collected or processed by, or transferred to, Thorne Research's corporate headquarters in Dover, Idaho. By using our websites, you are consenting to the collection, processing, transfer, or use of such personal data. If you do not consent to the collection, processing, transfer, or use of such information, then you should not use or discontinue using our websites.
Without the user's express consent, Thorne Research will not sell, trade, or disclose any user's personally identifiable information to any third party who would attempt to market products or services to the user. However, Thorne Research may disclose information to a third party that is assisting us in carrying out a transaction for you or providing a service to you (for example, packaging, sending, or delivering a purchase or information to you, or clearing a credit card transaction, or performing statistical analyses of our services).
Thorne Research may be required to disclose information as a result of a subpoena, a search warrant, or some other legal process authorized by a court of law. In addition, Thorne Research may disclose information to a third party that is assisting us in conducting an investigation in response to unauthorized activity that we believe constitutes a violation of Thorne Research's rules for using our websites, or when circumstances reasonably dictate that we need to protect and defend the rights or property of Thorne Research.
Thorne Research regularly implements on our website servers the most current technological and operational security processes to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or unintentional destruction. While no security measure can absolutely guarantee against compromise, Thorne Research regularly reviews and updates our security measures in an effort to provide appropriate security for all personally identifiable information held by Thorne Research.
Thorne Research wants to maintain only accurate information about the users of our websites. You can request individual information that has been gathered about you by contacting Thorne Research. Upon receipt of appropriate identification information, Thorne Research will provide you with access to the personally identifiable information that we maintain about your use of Thorne Research's websites or which you have supplied to Thorne Research via Thorne Research's websites. If you find a factual inaccuracy, you can notify Thorne Research and we will correct it.
Thorne Research will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected.
Thorne Research takes children's privacy very seriously. Thorne Research's policy is that children under the age of 18 should not send any personally identifiable information to Thorne Research's websites without the consent of their parents or guardian. Thorne Research encourages all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personally identifiable information on the Internet. Thorne Research will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose to any third party any personally identifiable information collected from children under the age of 18.
Thorne Research occasionally provides links from our websites to third-party websites. Since we do not control these third-party websites, we encourage you to always review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites. Thorne Research is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third-party websites or for services controlled by other companies or organizations.
Thorne Research may use "cookies" in connection with the operation of our websites. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer by Thorne Research's website servers. Cookies are used for record-keeping purposes; that is, so the stored information on your computer can be retrieved by the Thorne Research website servers when you return to our websites. This allows Thorne Research to personalize or regulate the use of our websites, and also permits us to automate the access and data-entry functions of the websites (for example, login information), to store online ordering information for purchases you make when visiting our websites, and to tailor the appearance or presentation of our websites to your preferences or interests.
Last updated: 15 April 2013