WHO WE ARE
What are Cookies?
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Cookies can be ‘Session Cookies’ or ‘Persistent Cookies’. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session, for example to remember the items you have added to a shopping basket. Session Cookies expire after a browser session and are therefore not stored on your computer or device afterwards. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and can be used when you make subsequent visits to the website, for example to remember your website preferences, such as language or font size.
Cookies We Use and Their Purpose
We potentially use three types of Cookies – ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies, ‘Performance’ Cookies and ‘Functionality’ Cookies. Each type of Cookies and the purposes for which we use them are described in this section. To learn about the specific Cookies we use, please see our List of Cookies.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These
‘Performance’ Cookies collect information about how you use our Website, for example which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These Cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous. We may use these Cookies to help us understand how you use the website and assess how well the Website performs and how we could improve it for you. We may also use such Cookies to discover which parts of the Website interest you and measure how effective our advertising is.
‘Functionality’ Cookies enable a website to provide you with specific services or a customized experience. We may use these Cookies to provide you with services such as watching a video or adding user comments. We may also use such Cookies to remember changes you make to your settings or preferences (for example, changes to text size or your choice of language or region) or offer you time-saving or personalized features. You can control whether or not Functionality Cookies are used, but disabling them may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.
First and Third Party Cookies
To learn about the specific First Party and Third Party Cookies used by our Website [and manage them], please see our List of Cookies.
You can manage Cookies through the settings of your internet browser. You can choose to block or restrict Cookies from being placed on your computer or device. You can also review periodically review the Cookies that have been placed there and disable some or all of them.
Please be aware that if you choose not to accept certain Cookies, it may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.
Flash Cookies and How to Manage Them
We may provide videos and other content through the Website using Adobe Flash Player, which uses ‘Flash Cookies’ (also known as ‘Local Shared Objects’) to provide useful features such as auto-resume and the ability to save your preferences. Flash Cookies are placed on your computer or device in much the same as other Cookies. However, it is not possible to manage them in the same way through your internet browser settings. You can learn more about how to manage Flash Cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware that if you choose not to accept Flash Cookies, you will be unable to view certain content, such as videos.
Questions or Concerns
The Adhesive & Sealant Council, Inc.
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 990
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA
Last Updated: July 31, 2018
Information ASC Collects
ASC collects and utilizes different kinds of information voluntarily disclosed to ASC either online or in writing through publication order forms, meeting registration forms, surveys, and relevant emails to enable the processing of the order or registration. This information usually includes your name, title, mailing address, phone number and/or email address.
We use personal information provided to improve the services we offer. This information is kept confidential by ASC and is used for internal purposes. We do not sell our email lists to third parties.
We use a third party provider, YourMembership, to deliver our bulk email communications. We gather statistics on email open rates using industry standards to help us monitor engagement with those to whom we email and improve our communications. For more information please see https://www.ascouncil.org/ams/legal-privacy.htm.
You may opt out of receiving additional communications from ASC by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our email communications or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name removed from our lists. You may also contact us at 301.986.9700 or write to us at 7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 990, Bethesda, MD 20814.
ASC does not disclose credit card account information provided by our members or customers other than to credit card processors to process your purchase orders, registration, or donations. If you pay for registrations and/or products with a credit card, we collect your credit card number (employing industry standard security and encryption technologies), billing information and e-mail address to process your payment.
How ASC Uses Your Information
We use the information mentioned above in a number of ways, such as:
• Processing purchase transactions, meeting registrations, and donations;
• Periodic marketing messages;
• Verifying your identity, such as when using ASC’s Members-Only portions of our website;
• Responding to your requests and communicating with you;
• Performing analytics from surveys on the quality of ASC programs and events;
• Tallying ballot responses; and/or
• Complying with applicable legal requirements.
What ASC Discloses to Others
ASC may share the information we collect from and about you within our organization and with certain vendors or partners with whom ASC has a contractual relationship. For example, we may share your information with:
• Credit card processors to process your payment, registration, or donation;
• Other ASC websites, such as adhesives.org/sealants.org; and/or
• Other organizations with whom we work to create the ASC EXPO and our other events.
We hold our vendors and partners to the same high level of data privacy standards that we use internally. ASC never sells your personal information to any organization, and our vendors and partners are required to hold your information confidential and for ASC-contracted purposes only.
Updating Your Information
Youare entitled to change or update your personal information at any time by logging into ASCouncil.org, https://www.ascouncil.org/login.aspx, emailing email@example.com, or contact us at the telephone number or address above for assistance.