THG collects information from our users when they create their account for this Site, when they request copies of publications, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities, or register for THG-sponsored events. Some of THG’s registration and other forms may ask users to give us contact information, and subject areas of interest and/or demographic information.
What we do with the information we gather: We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
We sometimes aggregate demographic information, and the types of systems and browsers of users for internal purposes, so that we may better understand the user population of our Site, identify subject areas of interest, and determine whether the Site is designed to work with the computer settings of a majority of our visitors. THG also may conduct user surveys on the Web, which usually are intended to provide THG with information on a number of areas, such as user identity, user viewing habits, whether or not users found what they were searching for, whether the Site content is relevant to user needs, and the like. THG uses the information gathered from such surveys to improve our web content, navigation, and overall visitor experience.
Any personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number etc., allows THG to inform you about updates to the service and to notify you about other products and services offered by THG that may be of interest to you. We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available any of that information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services.
We collect the e-mail addresses at the point of subscription, of users who wish to receive e-mail notification of publications, events, press releases in identified subject areas of interest, and of those who send us e-mail messages or express interest regarding our services or employment opportunities, or register for THG-sponsored events. We will not, however, share any e-mail addresses with any third party or send unsolicited e-mail to any of the addresses we collect, except in very limited circumstances as set forth in this policy.
We keep track of your interactions with us and collect information related to you and your use of our web sites, including but not limited to: your online activity and publications accessed.
THG does not track its customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.
THG has in place technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally-identifiable information, THG cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorized persons.
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by using the Site, you acknowledge and agree to the transfer of your information outside your country of residence to any country (including the United States) where we engage third parties (including but not limited to payment processors, cloud service or other IT providers, and other companies that provide services to us). You understand that the countries to which we may transfer information may not have as comprehensive a level of data protection as in your country.
THG is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non-THG web sites to which we link from this Site.
THG complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. THG may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of this Site or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this Site, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.
THG understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This website is not designed for and does not intentionally target or solicit to children 18 years of age and younger.
Your access to and use of the Site are subject to certain terms and conditions, which are summarized in our Terms and Conditions of Use.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Policy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us by calling 425-452-0818 or sending a letter to:
The Hartman Group
3150 Richards Road
Bellevue, WA 98005
Last Updated: April 18, 2014