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Privacy Policy

This document sets forth the BALL PUBLISHING Online Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") for this web site (the "Site"). If you have objections to the Privacy Policy, you should not access or use this Site.

Changes in Privacy Policy

All "personal information" ("personal information" is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains) that we collect and maintain will be subject to the version of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of such collection. BALL PUBLISHING reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion, and will provide notice of material changes on the home page of the Site. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, such changes by your continued use of the Site after such notice has been posted for thirty (30) days with the following exception: If at the time you provide personal information to BALL PUBLISHING you are given the opportunity (as you currently are) to limit how such information will be used to communicate with you, either by BALL PUBLISHING or by third parties, BALL PUBLISHING will not change your preference in this regard without your express consent.

Entities collecting personal information

Personal information on this Site is collected by BALL PUBLISHING.
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
60185
USA
630-231-3600

The Site contains links to other sites at which personal information is collected. In such instances, unless expressly provided to the contrary, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site. That privacy policy should identify the entity that is collecting your personal information.

Collection of personal information

As a visitor to this Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as subscribing to the collaboration services offered on the Site or utilizing online software applications, BALL PUBLISHING may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, BALL PUBLISHING may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including ZIP code), e-mail address, employer, job title and department, telephone and fax numbers, and other personal information.

When you use the Site, BALL PUBLISHING or third parties authorized by BALL PUBLISHING may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the Site and its services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of the Site and its services. BALL PUBLISHING also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on the Site. Without expressly informing you in each particular circumstance, we do not match such information with any of your personal information.

When you submit personal information to BALL PUBLISHING through this Site, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which BALL PUBLISHING and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices, including, without limitation, the United States. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted vendors of BALL PUBLISHING. Such vendors are bound by contract not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties.

BALL PUBLISHING has established relationships with various service providers whose services are available to you from this Site or from web sites that are linked to this Site. Typically, these providers offer services that BALL PUBLISHING customers might find useful, such as those that can be used in conjunction with BALL PUBLISHING services and products. In order to use those services, you may be required to provide personal information to the providers. Unless expressly provided to the contrary, personal information that you provide while you are visiting a provider's web site will be subject to the privacy policy posted on such site, and personal information that you provide while on this Site in conjunction with a provider's service will be subject to this Privacy Policy. You should be aware that our agreements with these service providers often provide that they will share with BALL PUBLISHING personal information collected from you. In such instances, BALL PUBLISHING may use this information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

How your personal information is used

BALL PUBLISHING collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you subscribe to a service or register a product, for example, the information is used to register your rights, if any, to technical support or other benefits that may be made available to registered users. As another example, if you enter a contest, information is collected to qualify the entry and contact you regarding the contest or prize awards. With you consent, your personal information may be used to keep you informed about product upgrades, special offers, and other products and services of BALL PUBLISHING and selected third parties.

BALL PUBLISHING collects and maintains business information about its customers. All of the information gathered about our customers from any of the BALL web sites is kept confidential, used for business purposes only and will not be sold to a third party.

For consumers and other users of any of the BALL PUBLISHING web sites, BALL may collect information about the use of the Site, such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. BALL PUBLISHING may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes.

Your choices with respect to personal information

BALL PUBLISHING recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on this Site. BALL PUBLISHING will not communicate any information to you without your consent regarding products, services and special offers available from BALL PUBLISHING. If necessary, we reserve the right to communicate with you regarding your use of the services on this Site. Except in the particular circumstances described in this Privacy Policy, BALL PUBLISHING will also not provide your name to other companies or organizations without your consent.

There are other instances in which BALL PUBLISHING may divulge your personal information. BALL PUBLISHING may provide your personal information if necessary, in BALL PUBLISHING's good faith judgment, to comply with laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body or in response to a valid subpoena, warrant, or order or to protect the rights of BALL PUBLISHING or others.

Protection of your personal information

The personal information that you provide in connection with registering yourself as a user of BALL PUBLISHING products or services or registering a BALL PUBLISHING product is classified as Registration Information. Registration Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Registration Information is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Registration Information resides on a secure server that only selected BALL PUBLISHING personnel and contractors have access to via password. BALL PUBLISHING encrypts your personal information and thereby strives to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to BALL PUBLISHING.

Personal information that you provide that does not constitute Registration Information also resides on a secure server and is accessible only to selected BALL PUBLISHING personnel and contractors via password. Since this information is not accessible by you, you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.

Use of cookies

When you visit this Site, you can browse the Site and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our Site, we use "cookies" to track your visit. A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, and enables BALL PUBLISHING to record your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. (For some web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)

While BALL PUBLISHING uses cookies to track your visit to any of the BALL PUBLISHING web sites and our web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer, BALL PUBLISHING does not use this information to identify you personally.

Personal information submitted through this Site that is not Registration Information is not accessible online. To access and/or correct such information, you may write BALL PUBLISHING at:

BALL PUBLISHING Headquarters
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
60185
USA
630-231-3600

In your correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible the location on this Site where you provided your personal information.

Privacy-related complaints

BALL PUBLISHING takes its users' privacy concerns seriously. If you believe that BALL PUBLISHING has not complied with this Online Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, you may write the BALL PUBLISHING Privacy Officer at the address indicated above.

In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the BALL PUBLISHING Online Privacy Policy has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.

Please note that if you provide BALL PUBLISHING with inconsistent privacy preferences (for example, by indicating on one occasion that third parties may contact you with marketing offers and indicating on another occasion that they may not), BALL PUBLISHING cannot guarantee that your most recent privacy preference will be honored.

Also, please note that BALL PUBLISHING is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-BALL PUBLISHING web sites to which this Site or any other BALL PUBLISHING web site may link. You should review the privacy policy of such sites before using the sites.
         

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