Thorne Vet is a part of Thorne Research, Inc. Thorne Research has a longstanding commitment to safeguard the privacy
of practitioner, customer, and patient information that is entrusted to
us. The privacy principles and procedures set forth in this Website
distribute user information via
proprietary websites that are operated or controlled by Thorne Research.
sources other than Thorne Research-affiliated websites.
Types and Uses of Personal Information
When you use this website, personally identifiable information about you
may be collected and processed by Thorne Research employees. In general,
we only collect information – such as your name, business address,
mailing address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, and
professional licensing information – when you knowingly provide it
to us. In addition, Thorne Research may automatically collect or process
personally identifiable information (such as your Internet domain or IP
address) as part of the normal operation of our website, or during the
normal course of your activities on or use of our website. In nearly all
cases this data is collected or processed by, or transferred to, Thorne
Research's corporate headquarters in Dover, Idaho. By using our website,
you are consenting to the collection, processing, transfer, or use of
such personal data. If you do not consent to the collection, processing,
transfer, or use of such information, then you should not use or
discontinue using our website.
Personal Information Shared With Third Parties
Without the user's express consent, Thorne Research will not sell,
trade, or disclose any user's personally identifiable information to any
third party who would attempt to market products or services to the
user. However, Thorne Research may disclose information to a third party
that is assisting us in carrying out a transaction for you or providing
a service to you (for example, packaging, sending, or delivering a
purchase or information to you, or clearing a credit card transaction,
or performing statistical analyses of our services).
Thorne Research may be required to disclose information as a result of a
subpoena, a search warrant, or some other legal process authorized by a
court of law. In addition, Thorne Research may disclose information to a
third party that is assisting us in conducting an investigation in
response to unauthorized activity that we believe constitutes a
violation of Thorne Research's rules for using our website, or when
circumstances reasonably dictate that we need to protect and defend the
rights or property of Thorne Research.
Thorne Research regularly implements on our website server the most
current technological and operational security processes to protect
personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or
unintentional destruction. While no security measure can absolutely
guarantee against compromise, Thorne Research regularly reviews and
updates our security measures in an effort to provide appropriate
security for all personally identifiable information held by Thorne
Access and Accuracy
Thorne Research wants to maintain only accurate information about the
users of our website. You can request individual information that has
been gathered about you by contacting Thorne Research. Upon receipt of
appropriate identification information, Thorne Research will provide you
with access to the personally identifiable information that we maintain
about your use of Thorne Research's website or which you have supplied
to Thorne Research via Thorne Research's website. If you find a factual
inaccuracy, you can notify Thorne Research and we will correct it.
Thorne Research will not retain your personal information longer than is
necessary for the purpose it was collected.
Thorne Research takes children's privacy very seriously. Thorne
Research's policy is that children under the age of 18 should not send
any personally identifiable information to Thorne Research's website
without the consent of their parents or guardian. Thorne Research
encourages all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the
safe and responsible use of personally identifiable information on the
Internet. Thorne Research will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose
to any third party any personally identifiable information collected
from children under the age of 18.
Thorne Research occasionally provides links from www.thornevet.com and
other proprietary websites that we control to third-party websites.
Since we do not control these third-party websites, we encourage you to
always review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites.
Thorne Research is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices
of third-party websites or for services controlled by other companies or
Thorne Research may use "cookies" in connection with the operation of
our website. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your
computer by Thorne Research's website server. Cookies are used for
record-keeping purposes; that is, so the stored information on your
computer can be retrieved by the Thorne Research website server when you
return to our website. This allows Thorne Research to personalize or
regulate the use of our website, and also permits us to automate the
access and data-entry functions of the website (for example, login
information), to store online ordering information for purchases you
make when visiting the website, and to tailor the appearance or
presentation of the website to your preferences or interests.
a user. If you visit our website to read or download content, most of
the information we collect is statistical only and not personally
identifiable (for example, the domain from which you access the
Internet, the date and time you access our website, and the Internet
address of the website from which you linked directly to our website).
We use this information about the number of visitors and their use of
our website in aggregate form to make our website more useful and
attractive to you.
major websites. Cookies will not be used to pass any information to your
computer except the specific information placed into the cookie from the
Thorne Research website server when the cookie is retrieved by the
Thorne Research website server. You can adjust your Web browser to
inform you whenever a cookie is being used or to reject cookies
automatically; however, if you elect not to accept cookies, some parts
of the Thorne Research website may not function properly or permit the
access you desire.
Practitioners, customers, and patients should direct comments or
Customer Service Department.
Modifications to Policy
Thorne Research reserves the right to change, modify, or update this
when it was last updated.
Last updated: 16 February 2011