Commitment to Privacy
Collection And Use of Your Personal Information
We collect and use information about you which will help us administer our business or provide products, services or other opportunities to you. Among other things, we use the information we learn about you to help us personalize and improve the experience you have on our website, to respond to your requests and to communicate with you.
Personal Data We Collect
The types of information we collect, retain and use include the following:
1. Site Use Information
In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers do collect the domain names, locations, and type of device but not the email addresses of visitors.
2. Registration Information You Provide to Us
Personally Identifiable Information and Voluntarily Provided Additional Information
Generally, you are not required to register in order to access our Site. However, when you send us an email, respond to a survey, apply for a job, contact us to provide or receive information or news, receive products or services or register in connection with a specific area of the Site, we collect profile information from you (“Personally Identifiable Information”) such as:
- Your first and last name;
- Email Address;
- Survey Responses;
- Phone Number; and
- Other information as requested in the applicable pages.
At your option, you may voluntarily provide additional information. Although you may choose not to provide the optional information to us, it may result in some features not being available to you.
How Long We Keep Your Information
The Personally Identifiable Information that is collected by us will only be retained as long as necessary for business continuity, valid legal purposes, or as required by applicable law.
How We Use the Information We Collect
1. Site Use Information
This information may be aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Site, pages viewed, the site you visited just before coming to this Site, internet service provider, type of device being used (laptop vs. mobile device, etc.), country, etc. This information is used to measure the use of our Site and to improve the content we offer.
2. Personally Identifiable Information
- To respond to your inquiries;
- To process an order or request;
- To contact you regarding a purchase, your account status or customer service;
- To ask you for feedback;
- To let you know about products or services which may be of interest to you; or
- To allow you to access specific account information.
When you register, order products or services or provide information through this Site, you consent to allow us to contact you for these purposes.
We may store the information you share with us for marketing research and other marketing purposes. You consent to our making your email addresses available to other reputable organizations associated with TSG whose products or services we think you may find interesting.
If you do not want to receive information about our products and services, you will be provided with the opportunity to easily opt-out of participation or you may contact us at (402) 932-7285 or Privacy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personal information in public areas of the Site, such as chat rooms or bulletin boards, this information may be seen and used by others. So be sure to exercise good judgment when sharing personal information in these forums.
3. Email Communications
We use your email address to contact you to respond to your inquiries or to provide information on products or services to you. To help us determine whether you have received an email from us and to help us make emails more useful and interesting, we may receive a confirmation that you have opened an email from us.
Because of the nature of our business, our products and services are not designed to appeal to minors, and therefore we do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children. Our terms and conditions of use require that any registration may only be made by those age 16 or older and that any product or service purchases may only be made by those age 16 or older. If we have reason to believe that information is being provided by a child under the age of 16, TSG will not collect the information without parental consent or parent notification, which will include the opportunity for the parent to prevent the use of the information or to prevent the child’s participation in the activity. Without parental consent, online information will only be used to respond to an unsolicited request and for no other purpose. We recognize that protecting children’s identities and privacy online is important and that the responsibility to do so rests with both the online industry and with parents.
Restrictions On Disclosing Information To Third Parties
We do not sell or lease your Personally Identifiable Information to others, but we may share your Personally Identifiable Information with our authorized representatives and you agree to allow us to do so.
1. Site Use Information
We may share experiential information or other data which does not personally identify users of our Site with third parties. For example, this might include product or service preferences of all visitors to our Site.
2. Personally Identifiable Information
We do not reveal Personally Identifiable Information about you to unaffiliated third parties, unless:
- you request or authorize it;
- the information is provided to help complete a transaction for you;
- the information is provided to comply with the law, applicable regulations, court orders or
- the disclosure is done as part of a purchase, transfer or sale of services or assets (e.g., in the event that substantially all of our assets are acquired by another party, customer information may be one of the transferred assets); or
- the information is provided to our agents, outside vendors or service providers to perform functions on our behalf (e.g., analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, etc.).
We may also gather aggregated data about you and disclose such aggregated (but not personally identifiable) information to third parties for promotional or other purposes.
EU Personal Data will only be transferred to third parties outside of the EU if:
- the third-party data controller processes the personal data in accordance with a Commission
decision finding that a third- party country provides adequate protection; or
- the third-party data controller becomes a signatory to a data transfer agreement approved
by a competent authority in the EU; or
- data subjects have been given the opportunity to object, after having been informed of the
purposes of the transfer, the categories of recipients and the fact that the countries to which data is exported may have different data protection standards.
Security Procedures to Protect Information
We maintain security standards and procedures to help prevent unauthorized access to confidential information about you. Our Site uses a combination of encryption technology and authentication to protect your Personally Identifiable Information. As long as the web browser you are using supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), your information will be submitted to us with a high level of security. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We have procedures limiting employee access to Personally Identifiable Information to those employees who have a business reason to know such information about you.
We use commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological methods to transmit and store your data securely. However, TSG cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, all in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Links To External Sites
Thestrawgroup.com pages and other TSG digital media platforms may link to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations and individuals. When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving Thestrawgroup.com and are subject to the external site‘s privacy and security policies. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on any external site. We also do not endorse the site’s sponsor, any views they express, or any products or services they offer.
Inapplicability of Privacy Policies Of Any Linked Sites Or Other Parties
Your Rights to The Information We Collect
Right to Know About Personally Identifiable Information Collected, Used, or Disclosed
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection, use and disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information. Once we receive your request and verify your identity, we will disclose to you: (1) the categories of Personally Identifiable Information we collected about you; (2) the categories of sources for the Personally Identifiable Information; (3) our business or commercial purpose for collecting or disclosing that Personally Identifiable Information; (4) the categories of third parties with whom we shared that Personally Identifiable Information; and (5) the specific pieces of Personally Identifiable Information we collected about you.
Right to Delete Personally Identifiable Information Collected or Maintained
You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personally Identifiable Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your request and verify your identity, we will permanently delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personally Identifiable Information from our records, unless a legal exception to deletion applies. In our response to your request to delete, we will specify the manner in which we have deleted your Personally Identifiable Information or, if we must deny your deletion request, the basis for this refusal.
Right to Non-Discrimination for Exercise of Privacy Rights
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights by: (1) denying you goods or services; (2) charging you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties; (3) providing you a different level or quality of goods or services; or (4) suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
If access cannot be provided within a reasonable time frame, TSG will provide you with a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, TSG will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied.
Neither the Site nor any element thereof, including, without limitation, text, graphics, images, or other materials, may be copied, repurposed, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or redistributed, except that you may download one copy of such materials to your individual computer solely for your personal, non- commercial use only (which also excludes any use by any governmental, educational, charitable, or other institutional use that is not strictly a personal use by you), provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices appearing on such materials are strictly preserved without any alteration, modification, or obfuscation. With respect to any software downloaded by you from the Site, such software, and all elements thereof, are licensed to you by TSG for your personal use only. You may not modify or prepare derivative works based upon the Site, or any element thereof, and you may not redistribute, sell, recompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to access the source code to any software downloaded from the Site.
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