(the "Policy") sets forth BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY's privacy
practices and potential collection and use of information gathered on this Web
site (the "Site").
All personally identifiable information that we collect and maintain will be
subject to the version of the Policy in effect at the time of such collection.
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY reserves the right to change the Policy from time to
time at its sole discretion, and will provide notice of material changes on the
home page of the Site. As such, BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY recommends that you
periodically review the privacy practices contained in this Policy.
Collection of personal
In connection with certain activities, such as, for
example, subscribing to the collaboration services offered on the Site or
utilizing online software applications, BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may ask you
to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an
online form, such as, for example, 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.
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may collect information through the use of common
information-gathering tools such as web beacons, cookies and server logging. A
cookie is a small string of text that a website can send to your browser which
helps the Site remember and customize your visit. For example, cookies allow the
Site to be tailored to better match your interests and preferences. With most
Internet browsers or other software, you can erase cookies from your computer
hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.
Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions.
If you reject cookies, functionality of the Site may be limited, and you may
not be able to take advantage of many of the Site's features.
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may also
use single-pixel images on the Site or in our emails to you (web beacons). This
technology provides information concerning browsing activity, click-tracking,
and viewing, but none of your personal information is transmitted through this
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may also
collect other anonymous information, including but not limited to server
logging that your web browser or device provides when you view the Site, your
IP address, the type of browser you are using, a referring URL, and other
information contained in HTTP headers.
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may use
third-party advertising companies to place ads on the Site and to place our ads
on other web sites. These companies may use anonymous information about your
visits to this and other web sites to provide advertisements on the Site and
other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
How your personal information is used
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY 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 HORTICULTURAL COMPANY and selected third parties.
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY 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 except as authorized in this Policy.
For consumers and other users of any of the BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY 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
HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data
for statistical analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes.
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may
disclose your information to third parties for the following purposes:
Service Providers. Your information may be shared with third
party service providers to process your orders, deliver packages, send mail,
provide search results and links, or provide other customer services.
Law Enforcement. Your information may be shared with law
enforcement officials if it relates to a criminal investigation or alleged
- Necessary or for
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may also disclose your information if required
or permitted to do so by law, for fraud protection and credit risk
reduction purposes, or in the good-faith belief that such action is
necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of BALL
HORTICULTURAL COMPANY or the users of the Site, to act under urgent
circumstances to protect the safety of BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY or its
employees or a member of the public, or to comply with a judicial
proceeding, court order, or legal process.
Sale or Acquisition of Assets. If BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY becomes involved
in a transaction involving the sale of its assets, such as a merger or
acquisition, or if BALL
HORTICULTURAL COMPANY is transferred to another company, BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
may disclose and/or transfer your information as part of the transaction. If
the surviving entity in that transaction is not BALL
HORTICULTURAL COMPANY, the surviving company may use your Personal
Information pursuant to their own privacy policies, and those policies may be
different from this Policy.
Your choices with respect to personal
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY recognizes and appreciates the importance of
responsible use of information collected on this Site. BALL HORTICULTURAL
COMPANY will not communicate any information to you without your consent
regarding products, services and special offers available from BALL
HORTICULTURAL COMPANY. 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 Policy, BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY will also
not provide your name to other companies or organizations without your consent.
Protection of your personal
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY employs commercially reasonable standards to protect
personal information obtained through use of the Site. For example, passwords
provided to the Site by you are encrypted in transfer, your personal
information is stored on BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY infrastructure that is only
accessible by selected personnel and contractors. Unfortunately, no safeguards
or processes can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As such, BALL HORTICULTURAL
COMPANY cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information provided by
you to the Site, and you provide such information at your own risk.
External Links and
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
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
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 HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
customers might find useful, such as those that can be used in conjunction with
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY 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
while on this Site in conjunction with a provider's service will be subject to
this Policy. You should be aware that our agreements with these service
providers often provide that they will share with BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
personal information collected from you. In such instances, BALL HORTICULTURAL
COMPANY may use this information in a manner consistent with this Policy.
and Accessing Your Information
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY takes its users' privacy concerns seriously. If you
believe that BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY has not complied with this Policy, you
may write the BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY Privacy Officer at the address
In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which
you believe that the Policy has not been complied with.
Please note that if you provide BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY 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 HORTICULTURAL COMPANY cannot guarantee that
your most recent privacy preference will be honored.
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
HORTICULTURAL COMPANY at the contact information provided below. In your
correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible the location on
this Site where you provided your personal information.
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices
described herein, please contact us using the information below
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois