Our core privacy principles remain the same throughout Thermon worldwide:
- We do not sell or rent your information to third parties.
- We do not give your personally identifiable information to advertisers.
- We let you select how you may be contacted by us when you join our community.
- We use safe, secure encryption technology to protect your personally identifiable information.
- We have no tolerance for spam (unsolicited, commercial email).
- We do our best to tell you all of the information we collect from you and how we use it.
- We let you change your information so that you can keep it up to date.
- We give you choices about how you wish to be contacted by Thermon.
- We use safe, secure technology and other privacy protection programs to keep your information secure on Thermon.
- For third-party services or features on Thermon that you have chosen your information will be shared with these third parties only when absolutely necessary and under confidential restrictions.
- If other Thermon companies have access to your information in accordance with the policy, they are required to protect your information at least as strictly as we do.
- We do not allow third parties to sell the information we provide to them or to disclose it in any other way without your consent.
A Special Note About Children.
Children are not eligible to use our services and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with your parents or guardians.
Information We Collect.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience easier. Under some circumstances we may require some additional financial information, such as, but not limited to: if you are registering using an email account at a free email service. We use your financial information, including credit card information to verify your name, address, and other information.
We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on our site. We use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address.
If you choose to post messages in our forums, chat rooms or other message areas or leave feedback for other users, we will collect that information you provide to us.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
If you register for Thermon on another web site or use a web site providing a service for Thermon or a web site that helps facilitate your activity on Thermon, that web site may provide personal information about you and your transactions back to Thermon.
Our Use of Your Information.
We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms of Service. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular we may examine your information to identify users using multiple User IDs or aliases.
You agree that we may use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize our site's content, layout, and services. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.
Our Disclosure of Your Information.
As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be disclosed.
Thermon Community. Throughout the Site, you are identified by your User ID.
If you select your email address as your User ID you will disclose your email
address to other users and third parties. As a result, other users and third
parties might send you unsolicited email and be able to personally identify
all of your public activities on the Site. Although our pages are coded with
robot exclusion headers, others may illegally attempt to automatically collect
your email address from our site. We describe how to change your User ID below.
Even if your User ID is not your email address, your User ID can be used to
identify you and your activities throughout the Site.
Other Corporate Entities. We share much of our data, including personally identifiable
information about you, with our subsidiaries, joint ventures, authorized representatives,
and distributors that are committed to serving your online needs and related
services, throughout the world. Our subsidiaries and joint ventures follow privacy
practices no less protective of all users than our practices described in this
document, to the extent allowed by applicable law. It is possible that Thermon,
its subsidiaries, its joint ventures, or any combination of such, could merge
with or be acquired by another business entity. Should such a combination occur,
you should expect that Thermon would share some or all of your information in
order to continue to provide the service. You will receive notice of such event
(to the extent it occurs) as provided in "Notice" and we will require that the
Legal Requests. Thermon cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as
other third parties to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose
any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as
we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection
with any activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.
Your Use of Other Users' Information.
In order to facilitate interaction among all Thermon community members, our
service allows you limited access other users' contact information. By agreeing
to our Terms of Service, you agree that, with respect to other users' personally
identifiable information that you obtain through the Site or through Thermon-related
communication or Thermon-facilitated transaction, Thermon hereby grants to you
a license to use such information only for: (a) Thermon-related communications
that are not unsolicited commercial messages, (b) using services offered through
Thermon, and (c) any other purpose that such user expressly agrees to after
adequate disclosure of the purpose(s). In all cases, you must give users an
opportunity to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review what
information you have collected about them. In addition, under no circumstances,
except as defined in this Section, can you disclose personally identifiable
information about another user to any third party without our consent and the
consent of such other user after adequate disclosure. Note that law enforcement
personnel and other rights holders are given different rights with respect to
information they access.
Thermon and our users do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the
foregoing, you are not licensed to add a Thermon user to your mail list (email
or physical mail) without their express consent after adequate disclosure. To
report Thermon related spam to Thermon, please send an email to the webmaster
Control of Your Password.
Reviewing and Changing Your Personally Identifiable Information.
Following registration, you can review and change the information you submitted during registration including:
- Your User ID and email address. If you change your User ID we keep track of your old User ID(s) and your new User ID.
- Your registration information such as: name, company, address, city, state, zip code, country, primary phone number, secondary phone number, fax number and gender.
- Your password.
- Your credit card number and expiration date, and other financial information.
You must promptly update your information if it changes. Once posted, you cannot change or remove any public postings made in our chat rooms or other message areas or the feedback area.
Upon your request, we will deactivate your account, contact information, and financial information from our active databases. To make this request, email the firstname.lastname@example.org. Such information will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law.
We will retain in our files information you have requested to remove in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms of Service. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored "back up" systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.
Other Information Collectors.
Thermon uses industry standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, including "firewalls" and Secure Socket Layers. Thermon treats data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.
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