ASHS Privacy Policy

Please note that OUR “PRIVACY POLICY” was last updated in February 2010. PRIOR TO USING OUR WEB-SITE, WE ADVISE YOU TO CAREFULLY REVIEW ALL of the SECTIONS THAT APPEAR BELOW.

The privacy policies described herein (this “Privacy Policy”) apply wherever you use the web pages available under the domain www.ashs.com or any successor website and selected other domains, including any linked pages owned and operated by ASHS or any successors thereof (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy tells you how we protect the personal information that you supply voluntarily and will describe the choices you have concerning such information. We may need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our Website. Changes and modifications to this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon our posting of the changes and modification on the Website. You agree to review this Privacy Policy each time you use the Website so that you are aware of these changes. By submitting your personal data to us, or continuing to do so after we have modified our Privacy Policy, you consent to the collection and use of your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy, including as amended.

Anonymous Information

We may gather information during normal browsing which we do not tie back to a specific individual user. Like many other web-sites, ASHS receives and collects information about your session, including the IP (internet protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system you use, the files you download, pages you visit and dates/times of those visits. When ASHS receives information about your session or about you, we may use it as part of aggregated statistics for research, regulatory purposes, or to improve our Website, products and services. This data is analyzed for certain trends and statistics and allows us to enhance our offerings to you and to provide an enjoyable and an innovative online experience. This information about your session or about you may be collected by technology such as cookies. Cookies. There is a technology called "cookies" which are small text files that a website transfers to a user’s hard disk or browser which can be used by a web-site to enable its users to store tailored information from the web-site. A cookie does not retrieve any other data from your hard drive or capture or store your e-mail address. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You may continue browsing our Website even if you decide not to accept the cookie. However, if you decide to erase or block the cookie you may not be able to utilize some features of the Website. Third Party Links. ASHS provides links to third party web-sites, however, we are not responsible for those sites, their content or privacy policies. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any web pages not under a domain owned and operated by ASHS, regardless of any hyperlinks from a web page under our domains to external web pages. We advise you to check their privacy policies as well.

Personal Information - Collection and Use

You can visit the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The choice of whether to and how much personally identifiable information you provide to ASHS is left completely to you and is voluntary. Voluntary information. There are times when we may need information from you, such as your name, mailing address or e-mail address. You will be asked to supply that information voluntarily. We collect and use personal information (including but not limited to name, address, telephone number and email) in order to (i) tailor our services to match your requirements; (ii) respond to queries or requests submitted by you; (iii) administer or otherwise carry out our obligations in relation to any agreement you have with us; (iv) anticipate and resolve problems with any products or services supplied to you; (v) create products or services that may meet your needs; and (vi) communicate with you about our products and services.

Disclosure. Except when required to do so by law (for example, if required to do so by legal process or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime), ASHS does not currently share, sell, rent, lend or give any of the personally identifiable information you provide to us with any third party. ASHS does not knowingly permit third parties to use personally identifiable information obtained from any communication you have made with us for any purpose, either by manual or electronic means.

Security. ASHS seeks to maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your non-public, personally identifiable information. However, ASHS cannot guarantee that any information is totally secure. Third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications and ASHS makes no representation, warranty or guarantee that our Website is protected from viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities or that your information will always be secure. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner. If we become aware of any security breach which we know has resulted in unauthorized access of your personally identifying information, then we will try to inform you of that breach as soon as it is practicable for us to do so. We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to access, review or change the details you have supplied us with, or would like to contact ASHS about our Privacy Policy, please email our Website Editor (info@ashs.com).

Laws and Applicable Jurisdiction

You agree that this Privacy Policy for all purposes shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regards to principles of conflict of laws, and that any action based on or alleging a breach of these provisions must be brought in a state or federal court located in the State of California. In addition, you agree to submit to personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

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