Thom&Gery is committed to respecting your data privacy. We act in accordance with applicable data privacy laws when collecting and using personal information provided to us or which we have obtained from visits to our websites and online services.
2) When Our Policy Applies and How We Use Your Information
We may hold and retain information about you for the legitimate purposes of promoting our business, if you request information about our services or indicate that you have an interest in receiving communications on Thom&Gery topics, respond to invitations to events, or comment on our blogs or social networks. Based on your choices and behaviour, we may also identify further products, services, topics and events about which you may wish to know more. We may also analyse your usage of our websites and other online services in order to improve your experience and our offering.
We retain personal information for the functioning of our business and its operations, to fulfill our legal and regulatory obligations, to handle complaints, to monitor our business and compile statistical data for analysis or to facilitate a sale or other transaction involving all or any portion of the business associated with Thom&Gery.
3) Use of Customers’ Personal Information
We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to do so. Most commonly, we will use but are not limited to using your personal information in the following circumstances:
(i) Thom&Gery’s daily operation on provision of products and services to customers;
(ii) conducting credit checks when required;
(iii) designing services or products for customers’ use;
(iv) processing your order and providing the products and services that you have bought from Thom&Gery and keeping you updated with the progress of your order;
(v) assisting you with any products or services enquiries, including investigating and resolving service affecting issues and dealing with any billing queries you may have;
(vi) billing you for selling/leasing Thom&Gery’s products or services;
(vii) analysing your past sales history and correspondences so that Thom&Gery can further improve its products and services and/or better tailor the type of products and services presented to customers;
(viii) carrying out research and statistical analysis and monitoring customer use of Thom&Gery’s products and services on an anonymous basis;
(ix) assisting Thom&Gery in fraud and crime prevention;
(x) debt tracing, debt recovery and credit management; and (xi) contacting you if necessary.
4) Collection of Customer’s Personal Information
a) For the purpose of carrying on Thom&Gery’s business including sale, provision, registration and promotion of Thom&Gery’s products and services, Thom&Gery will collect your personal information when you:
(i) purchase any product from Thom&Gery in an Thom&Gery Store, by phone, online, or through salespersons properly authorized by Thom&Gery;
(ii) entered into a sales or rental contract with Thom&Gery for any product provided by Thom&Gery;
(iii) accept any design services provided by Thom&Gery;
(iv) entered into franchise or wholesale agreement with Thom&Gery
(v) enquire information about a product or service from Thom&Gery;
(vi) contact Thom&Gery with an enquiry or complaint;
(vii) enter any promotions, competitions, prize draws arranged by Thom&Gery; (viii) take part in market research arranged by or on behalf of Thom&Gery; or (ix) visit or browse Thom&Gery’s websites.
b) Thom&Gery may also collect information about you from other organizations including general business directories and credit information or reference bureau necessary to establish and support the payment of any services being requested by you.
c) Thom&Gery may also collect information indirectly from you when you visit or browse Thom&Gery’s websites;
5) Types of Personal Data Collected
a) For the purpose of carrying on Thom&Gery’s business including sale and provision of Thom&Gery’s products and/or services (including relevant on-line services where applicable), the information that Thom&Gery collects include but is not limited to the following:
(i) your name;
(ii) your delivery/service address, correspondence address and/or billing address;
(iii) payment details including credit card information, bank account and other banking information;
(iv) contact details, including contact name, fixed and mobile telephone number and email address;
(v) your preferences for particular products, services or your hobbies and leisure activities; (vi) a note or recording of a call that you made to Thom&Gery’s stores or hotlines;
(vii) an email or letter you send to Thom&Gery; and other records of any contact you have with Thom&Gery;
(viii) your account information, including but not limited to dates of payment.
b) In support of the provision of products and/or services by Thom&Gery -, information may be automatically collected by Thom&Gery on how you use Thom&Gery’s products and services, including but not limited to your searching, browsing history in Thom&Gery’s website.
6) Retention & Storage of Personal Data
Thom&Gery is a global organisation. Your personal information is stored on servers located in different international jurisdictions, and your personal information may be processed by Thom&Gery worldwide for business or administrative purposes. Information held in hard copy is stored onsite or at secure locations.
We will not sell your personal data to third parties for their commercial purposes. However, we may provide personal data to third parties that perform services for us solely for our use and benefit in accordance with this policy. We also may provide personal information to third parties in order for them to perform services on behalf of a client or to provide services to Thom&Gery. On occasion, Thom&Gery may also be required to disclose personal information by a regulator, court or authority.
Thom&Gery will destroy any personal data it may hold in accordance with its internal policy. Personal data will only be retained for as long as Thom&Gery needs it unless the personal data is also retained to satisfy any applicable statutory or contractual obligations or for the purpose of investigation, detection and prosecution of crime.
7) How Long is Your Personal Information Retained?
Thom&Gery has document retention and destruction policies relating to data which differ according to the geographical region, practice area/business support team, the nature of the information, its format and type of documentation. Please contact us for further information.
8) Use of Online Identification Technologies
9) Third party websites and social media platforms
You may wish to participate in the various social media platforms hosted by us. However, we do not accept any responsibility for any personal information that you share on such platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user.
10) Confidentiality and Security
If Thom&Gery has a contract with another third party organisation to provide a service on its behalf, Thom&Gery will ensure they have appropriate security measures and only process your information as Thom&Gery has authorized. Those organisations will not be entitled to use your personal information for their own purposes. Thom&Gery will take reasonable steps to check these organizations to make sure that they are meeting the security requirements set by Thom&Gery.
Thom&Gery may disclose information about you to the following parties:
(i) companies in Thom&Gery;
(ii) contractors, agents or suppliers who are involved in delivering the products and services you have ordered or used;
(iii) any banking or financial institutions, charge or credit card issuing companies; (iv) credit information or reference bureaux;
(v) debit-collection agencies or other debt-recovery organizations;
(vi) professional advisers (which shall include lawyers and auditors);
(vii) any agent, contractor or third party service provider who provides administrative, payment or other services to Thom&Gery in connection with the operation of its business;
(viii) law-enforcement or government bodies, regulatory bodies, courts or as required by law;
(ix) any person to whom Thom&Gery is under an obligation to make disclosure under
the requirements of any law binding on Thom&Gery or under and for the purposes of
any guidelines issued by regulatory or other authorities with which Thom&Gery is expected to comply; and
(x) third party reward, loyalty and privileges programme providers;
11) Direct Marketing
Thom&Gery may use your Personal Data to keep you updated of Thom&Gery’s latest offers or promotions or to conduct direct marketing of the following products and services (in respect of which Thom&Gery may or may not be remunerated):-
1. all products or services offered by Thom&Gery;
2. reward, loyalty or privileges programmes and related products and services; and
3. products and services offered by Thom&Gery’s business partners including travel,
dining, entertainment, apparel, health & beauty, education, household, transportation, banking, insurance and other consumer products and services; Thom&Gery will not use your Personal Data unless Thom&Gery has received your consent to the said intended use. You may choose not to receive these promotional materials by informing Thom&Gery through the below contact details, and Thom&Gery will cease to do so, without charge.
12) Provision of Data for Direct Marketing
Thom&Gery may provide the Personal Data collected to its external service providers (including but not limited to mailing houses, data processing companies and information technology companies) that Thom&Gery engages for the purposes set out above.
We will not provide your Personal Data for the direct marketing purposes unless Thom&Gery have received your written consent to the aforesaid intended provision. Thom&Gery will also sign a non- disclosure agreement with such external service providers in order to prevent any unauthorized disclosure of the Personal Data.
13) Your Privacy Rights
Data Inquiries and Access to Information
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking the appropriate boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise that right at any time by contacting us.
Thom&Gery wants to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. If you believe the information we hold is inaccurate or no longer current, please contact us so that we can remove or correct the information as appropriate.
If you are in the European Union or your data is processed by us in UAE or China data protection legislation gives you rights to access information held about you and to rectify such information.
(a) In accordance with the terms of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“the Ordinance”) and European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and subject to exemptions specified in the Ordinance and GDPR, any customer:
(i) has the right to check whether Thom&Gery holds personal data about him or her and has a right to receive copies of such data;
(ii) has the right to require Thom&Gery to correct any personal data relating to him or her which is inaccurate; and
(iii) has the right to ascertain Thom&Gery’s policies and practices in relation to personal data and to be informed of the kind of personal data held by Thom&Gery.
(iv) has the right to restrict or withdraw processing of any personal data relation to him or her
(v) has the right to object to any personal data relating to him or her being used for Thom&Gery marketing purposes
(vi) has the right to data portability with regards to their personal information
(vii) has the right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority where their data have been processed in a way that does not comply with the GDPR
(b) Requests for access to personal data, correction of personal data, information relating to the kind of data held and to stop receiving or re-start receiving direct marketing, may be made either
i) by e-mail to email@example.com
If there is any inconsistency or conflict between the version posted on the website and the previous versions, this version shall prevail.
How to Contact Us
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. We are very happy to assist with any further queries. You may contact our privacy team directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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