Entities collecting personal information
Personal information on this Site is collected by BALL PUBLISHING.
335 N River St
PO Box 9
Batavia, IL 60510
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.
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
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.
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.)
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:
335 N River St
PO Box 9
Batavia, IL 60510
In your correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible the location on this Site where you provided your personal information.
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.