Types and Uses of Personal Information
When a user visits one of our websites, information that personally identifies the user can be collected and processed by Thorne Asia employees. Usually, the only information that will be collected is the user’s name, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, when this information is knowingly provided to us. In addition, this information can be collected as a result of the services or the products a user requests information about or purchases from us. Finally, Thorne Asia can collect or process personally identifiable information, such as a user’s Internet domain or IP address, as part of the normal operation of our websites, or during the normal course of a user’s activities on or use of our websites. In nearly all cases this data is collected or processed by, or transferred to, Thorne Asia's corporate headquarters. When a user visits our websites and/or makes a transaction with Thorne Asia, the user is consenting to the collection, processing, transfer, or use of this information. If a user chooses not to consent to the collection, processing, transfer, or use of this information in this manner, then the user should not visit, or should discontinue visiting, our websites.
Personal Information Shared with Third Parties
Thorne Asia might be required to disclose information about the users of our websites as a result of a subpoena, a search warrant, or some other legal process authorized by a court of law. In addition, Thorne Asia might disclose information about the users of our websites to a third party who is assisting us in conducting an investigation about unauthorized activity that constitutes a violation of the policies for using our websites, or when circumstances dictate the need to protect or defend our rights or property.
It is the policy of Thorne Asia to comply with the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (2012) (“PDPA”). You have the legal right to request that all of your personal data be deleted from Thorne Asia’s databases, networks and/or servers. If you wish to request that your personal information be deleted from Thorne Asia’s databases, networks and/or servers, please transmit your request to PDPO@thorneasia.com. We may take reasonable steps to verify your identity before acceding to your request for the deletion of your personal information. Once we have processed your request, we will delete your personal information in accordance with the PDPA. Please note that we may not be able to provide you any services and/or products if your personal information is deleted from our databases, networks and/or servers.
Thorne Asia regularly implements industry-recommended technological and operational security measures for the purpose of protecting personally identifiable information from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, alteration, or unintentional destruction. Although no security measure can absolutely guarantee against unauthorized uses, Thorne Asia regularly reviews and updates our website security measures for the purpose of providing appropriate security measures for personally identifiable information.
Access and Accuracy
Because Thorne Asia only wants to maintain accurate information about the users of our websites, any user can request to be provided the individual information that has been gathered about the user. Any user can contact Thorne Asia (see the Contact Information section below), and, upon receiving proper identification information, Thorne Asia will provide the user with the personally identifiable information that Thorne Asia maintains about the user. If a user finds a factual inaccuracy, then the user can notify Thorne Asia and the inaccuracy will be corrected promptly.
Thorne Asia will not retain a user’s personally identifiable information longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected.
Thorne Asia's policy is that children under the age of 13 should not provide any personally identifiable information to a Thorne Asia website without a parent’s or guardian’s consent. Thorne Asia encourages parents and guardians to instruct children about the safe and responsible use of personally identifiable information on the Internet. Thorne Asia will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose to any third party any personally identifiable information collected from children under the age of 13.
Transfer of Personal Data
If we transfer a user’s personally identifiable information outside of Singapore, the personally identifiable information may be transferred to, stored and processed in a jurisdiction outside of Singapore where Thorne Asia’s servers, service providers and/or Affiliates may be located. The user consents to the transfer of his or her personally identifiable information out of Singapore as described herein. Thorne Asia shall take all necessary steps to ensure that the personally identifiable information receives a standard of protection that is at least comparable to that provided under the PDPA.
When a user browses this website, one or more temporary cookies can be placed on the user's computer to help Thorne Asia collect information to better understand the user's interests and to better serve the user. Cookies are used on most major websites. What are "cookies"? Cookies are small bits of information stored by the user's web browser's software on the user's computer's hard drive or temporarily in the computer's memory. Using cookies is an industry standard. Cookies enhance a user's experience and access to information on a website. Cookies enable Thorne Asia to recognize a user and personalize the user's experience on the Thorne website.
In addition to using cookies, Thorne Asia websites can employ "pixel tracking," a common process used in connection with advertisements and/or internal tracking. Pixel tracking involves the use of pixel tags - an invisible tag that is placed on various pages of a website that tracks a user's activity. Pixel tags are not visible to users and consist of a few lines of computer code. Pixel tracking measures the effectiveness of advertisements by compiling aggregate and specific usage statistics. Thorne Asia can access pixel tags to identify the activities and interests that better enable us to match products, services, and offers to the user's interests and needs. For example, if a user visits a Thorne Asia website as a result of an advertisement on a third-party website, then the pixel tag will allow the advertiser to track that its advertisement brought the user to a website operated by Thorne Asia. If a user visits a website or other online system operated by Thorne Asia, and the user is linked to another website, then Thorne Asia also is able to determine that the user was sent to and/or interacted with a third-party website. This data is collected for use in marketing and research.
If a user wishes to opt-out of Google Analytics entirely when visiting a Thorne Asia website or any other website that utilizes this service, or interest-based advertising, then visit the Network Advertising Initiative at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices. Or if a user wishes to specifically choose not to send information to Google Analytics about the user's visit to a Thorne Asia website, then the user can do so by going to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Modifications to Policy