References to Personal Information shall mean any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, first name, last name, age, gender, company, email address, mailing address, telephone number, city, state, postal code, country of residence, and credit card information.
For some features of the Website, you may be able to submit information about or from third parties. For example, if you wish to e-mail an article from the Website or send information about an interesting product to a third party, you will submit the third parties Personal Information, or if you make a purchase for a third party on the Website and want it shipped directly to the third party, you may submit the third party’s Personal Information. THG will use and store any such Personal Information that we collect from you about a third party to carry out your request and for our own internal marketing purposes.
COOKIES AND TRACKING INFO
We may use Personal Information and Preferences Information to ensure compliance with our Terms and Conditions, other policies, and applicable laws. We use your e-mail address as a customer identifier on the Website and App. In addition, we may send you periodic communications by e-mail or regular mail, such as news updates, special promotional offers, or information on our products or services which we determine may be of interest to you.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may sometimes use other businesses to perform certain services for us, such as maintaining the Website and our mailing lists, processing orders and delivering products, sending postal mail and providing marketing assistance and data analysis. We may provide Personal Information and Preferences Information to those businesses when that information is necessary for them to complete a requested transaction or otherwise perform their duties.
As THG develops, we may buy other businesses or their assets or sell our business assets. Personal Information and Preferences Information is generally one of the business assets involved in such transactions. Thus, in the event that THG or all of its assets are acquired, Personal Information and Preferences Information would be one of the transferred assets.
THG fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities, and may in its sole discretion disclose Personal Information and Preferences Information, as well as other information about users, to satisfy any law, regulation, subpoena, or government request, or in connection with litigation. THG reserves the right to release Personal Information and Preferences Information, as well as other information, about users who we believe are engaged in illegal activities or are otherwise in violation of our Terms and Conditions, even without a subpoena, warrant or court order, if we believe in our sole discretion that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the Website and App, or to protect the rights or property of THG, its affiliates, or any of their officers, directors, or employees, agents, third party content providers, suppliers, sponsors, or licensors. THG also reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities we reasonably believe in our sole discretion to be unlawful.
THG intends to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information and Preferences Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. When you transmit Personal Information and Preferences Information to our servers, your information is protected by both a firewall, a combination of computer hardware and software that helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within our computer network, and industry standard secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or stored on a server can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, Preferences Information, and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your Personal Information and Preferences Information.
If you create an account on the Website or the App, you may be asked to choose a password for your account, in which case your online account information shall be protected by your password. We recommend that you do not disclose your password to any other person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account.
Credit card information collected by THG is encrypted through SSL before it is transmitted over the Internet.