Third party embarrassment is similar to second hand embarrassment. However, the third party does not witness the embarrassing act. The second person tranfers the embarrassment to the third party via communication ie: phone,text,email or in person after the initial act of embarrassment has taken place.
Guy 1: While giving a speech during a meeting at work farts really loud
Guy 2: a co worker also in the meeting experiences second hand embarrassment for guy 1.
Guy 2: shortly after the meeting, tells another coworker what happened during his meeting who was not present.
Guy 3: experiences third party emabarrassment.
For third party Embarrassment to happen, Second Hand Embarrassment must occur before hand.