Privacy policy.
  • 1. Data Collected
  • 2Use of Data
  • 3Sharing of Data
  • 4. Changes to the Privacy Policy
Policy
At Hawthorne Group, we are fully committed to respecting your privacy. The following Privacy Policy has been published to provide a clear outline of how and when personal information is collected, used, stored, and distributed by Hawthorne Group. This policy applies to the Hawthorne Group Website, the information provided over the telephone, in written correspondence and information shared while visiting our showroom.
 

1. DATA COLLECTED:

Anonymous data is collected from every visitor to our Website in order to monitor website traffic and address any operational issues. For example, we collect information like web requests, the data sent in response to such requests, the Internet Protocol address, the browser type, the browser language, and a timestamp for the request.

We ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address) in order to be able to save your profile and the documents associated with it. In order to enable these or any other login based features, we use cookies to store session information for your convenience. You can block or delete cookies and be still be able to use Hawthorne Group, although if you do you will then be asked for your username and password every time you log in to the Website.

You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to delete your account, please contact us at [email protected] and we will action your request as soon as possible.

Minors should not use the Website, by using the Website, you represent that you have the legal capacity to enter into a binding agreement.

2. USE OF THE DATA:

Your personal information is only used to provide you with the Hawthorne Group services, or to communicate with you about services or the Website.

No personal information you have provided to us is shared without your consent, unless:

  • - It is required.
  • - There are technical issues.
  • - Doing so is appropriate to carry out your own request..
  • - We believe it is needed to enforce our Terms of Service.
  • - We believe it is needed to detect, prevent or address fraud, security or protect our property, legal rights, or that of others.

Hawthorne Group is operated from New Zealand. If you are visiting the Website from outside of New Zealand, you agree to any processing of any personal information you provide us according to this policy. Hawthorne Group may contact you by email or other means, for example, Hawthorne Group may send you promotional emails relating to Hawthorne Group or other third parties Hawthorne Group feels you would be interested in or communicate with you about your use of the Hawthorne Group website. Hawthorne Group may also use technology to alert via confirmation email when you open an email from us. If you do not wish to receive emails from Hawthorne Group, please opt out of receiving emails via the unsubscribed link at the bottom of any Hawthorne Group email or by editing your profile settings.

3. SHARING OF THE DATA:

We do not share your personal information with any third parties. Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the Hawthorne Group Website and services. We also use social buttons provided by services like Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and Pinterest. Your use of these third-party services is entirely optional. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third-party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those third-party services’ privacy policies.

We employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (“Agents”). We may need to share personal information with our Agents in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use personal information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of personal information with our Agents.

We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we or substantially all of our assets were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

4. CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY:

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make major changes in the way we collect or use information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the website or by sending you an email. In any case, you can track all changes via the website. A user is bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the services after such changes have been first posted.