[Effective Date: March 13, 2006, as amended on January 17, 2011]
At Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC ("ASM"), we respect and value your privacy. This privacy statement describes and applies to the information we collect from you when you visit any ASM website (which shall include www.asmnet.com and www.asmconnects.com, as well as the websites of any ASM divisions or subsidiaries) (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Website" or "ASM Website"), how we use that information, and under what circumstances we disclose it. It will also give you more information about how to manage the personal information that you provide to us through the ASM Website. This statement applies only to information you provide to us online while visiting or using our website. It does not apply to information we have obtained or may obtain offline through other traditional means.
We use this information to monitor the usage of our website, assess its performance, ensure technological compatibility with your computer, and understand the relative importance of the information provided on our website. We may also use this data to conduct statistical analyses on visitors' usage patterns and other aggregated data.
Cookies can be set to expire: (1) on a specified date; (2) after a specific period of time; (3) when a transaction has been completed; or (4) when a user turns off his/her Internet browser. A cookie that is erased from memory when a visitor's Internet browser closes is called a "session" cookie. Cookies that expire based on a time set by the Web server are called "persistent" cookies.
Persistent cookies may be used in some cases, for example, to recognize when a visitor returns to a web site. The web browser will send the cookie information from the initial visit back to the web site. This is useful to the visitor if he or she has established a password at a particular web site and wants to be identified by that site to perform a function or transaction.
We do need you to actively submit User Information in certain circumstances, for example, when you want to contact ASM via electronic means or website submission. It is possible that you may also submit personal information when you use the search functions on the ASM Website. Furthermore, we collect any User Information that you submit on our "Career Opportunities" webpage (whether via our online "Employment Application" form, resume submission, or additional submission method); on ASM's internal website available to ASM employees (www.asmconnects.com); and on other sites made available to applicants and employees for purposes related to one's application for employment or employment with ASM.
E-mail or other forms of electronic communication, including Website submission, are not necessarily secure and/or confidential means of communication. Information you provide may not be protected under confidentiality laws. Please carefully select what you choose to disclose. While ASM diligently attempts to prevent unauthorized access to our website files, your User Information, or other information you submit; such inadvertent access may occur. Please be advised, however, that ASM is committed to safeguarding the privacy interests and confidential information of its employment applicants as well as its current and former employees and comply with applicable privacy laws.
If you send an e-mail or letter request, please be sure to include your full name, address, phone number and e-mail address and indicate specifically what type of marketing communication(s) (e.g., e-mail, direct mail and/or phone) you wish to receive or stop receiving. This will ensure we identify you correctly in our systems and accurately process your request.
ASM will take appropriate steps to implement your request to opt-out of receiving marketing communications. Please note that due to production, mailing and system timelines, in order to remove you from our marketing lists, it may take up to: 10 business days for e-mails or 30 days for mail. Until that change takes effect, you may still receive marketing communications from us.
Also, please note that even though you may have opted out of receiving marketing communications, you may still receive business-related communications. Please be aware that opting-out of certain third party use may prevent us from providing certain services or products that you request.
How We Use and Share User Information
Our view on using User Information is simple. We do not sell User Information to third parties outside of ASM or share such information to third parties except as noted below. Except where we otherwise obtain your express permission, we share your personally identifiable information with third parties only under the limited circumstances stated below:
We believe that, except where we are compelled by law to disclose your personally identifiable information or required to do so for legitimate business purposes pertaining to one's application for employment or employment (as set forth in paragraph (d) directly above), you should have a right to choose (opt-out) whether we disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party or use your personally identifiable information for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally provided or subsequently authorized by you.
Linking to Third-Party Websites
When you click on links on our website that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, ASM cannot be responsible for the actions of any third-party websites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of any and every website you visit, whether you are linking from the ASM Website or browsing on your own.
Access to and Managing Your User Information
We believe it is important for you to be able to find out what personally identifiable information you have provided to us through the ASM Website. If you have provided us with personally identifiable information, you can contact us to request that we provide you with the personally identifiable information we have in our records about you. We reserve the right to limit the number of times such a request can be made and to charge you for responding to such requests if this process is misused or abused.
We know you want the personally identifiable information we have on record about you to be as complete and accurate as possible. We feel the same way. If you become aware that personally identifiable information or sensitive information you may have provided that we have in our records about you is inaccurate, incomplete, or incompatible with the purposes for which it was provided or subsequently authorized by you, please notify us using the contact information provided below. To inquire about your personally identifiable or sensitive information, and to correct, amend, or delete such information please:
What You Need to Do to Protect Your Personally Identifiable Information
You have several options when deciding how you can best protect your personally identifiable information. One option is simply not to volunteer it. As stated above, this approach would allow you to still visit our website - although it will prevent you, for example, from taking advantage of some of our site's features.
The Federal Trade Commission's website, www.ftc.gov, also offers useful information about how to protect personally identifiable information provided to a website.
What to Do About Suspected Violations of This Privacy Statement
If at any time you believe ASM has not adhered to the policies and principles set forth in this Privacy Statement, please notify us using the contact information provided below. We will make all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly address your concerns.
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