Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Privacy Policy

Thorotrends is committed to protecting the privacy of all information we collect from our clients and from research participants. This Privacy Policy applies to the data we recieve in our normal course of business from our clients, data collection partners and vendors, subcontractors, and any data obtained through the Thorotrends website.

Client Information
We treat all information we receive from clients as confidential and do not use the information for any purpose other than to fulfill our obligations to clients. We keep client information secure at all times, and prevent the use and disclosure of it by our employees or any third parties.

Research Participant Information
Thorotrends routinely works with data provided to us by our data collection partners and vendors. These organizations may collect personally-identifying information such as email address, telephone number, name and address. However, personally-identifying information is not transferred to Thorotrends.

Website Information
Thorotrends offers its interested business clients a convenient way to make contact via our "Contact Us" form. When you use this form, we ask you to provide your name, email address and other pertinent information. We use this personally-identifying information only to answer questions or make business contact with the individual or organization requesting the contact. Like most website operators, Thorotrends collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Thorotrends' purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how Thorotrends' visitors use its website.

Certain visitors to the Thorotrends website choose to interact with Thorotrends in ways that require Thorotrends to gather personally-identifying information. For example, we ask visitors who wish to comment on a blog article to provide a username and email address. Thorotrends collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Thorotrends. Thorotrends also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for visitors leaving comments on Thorotrends' blog articles and for those visitors using our "Contact Us" form. These IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the site administrator.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Thorotrends uses cookies to help Thorotrends identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Thorotrends visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Thorotrends website, with the drawback that certain features of the Thorotrends website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Links to Other Websites
Thorotrends lists on its website links to other websites not owned or maintained by Thorotrends. These sites may have different privacy policies governing the collection of personal information.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Thorotrends may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Thorotrends' sole discretion. Thorotrends encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy.