Disclaimer/Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how we handle the personal information that you provide to us on websites controlled by B. F. Ascher. Unless otherwise specifically noted, this Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected from you offline, to websites that do not link to this Privacy Policy, to residents of countries other than the United States, or to third-party websites to which the B. F. Ascher websites may link. Your use of B. F. Ascher websites which link to this Privacy Policy is subject to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

Please read this Privacy Policy before using the B. F. Ascher website or submitting personal information to us.

“PERSONAL INFORMATION” DEFINITION

“Personal information” means information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you and which is submitted to and/or collected by the B. F. Ascher website and maintained by B. F. Ascher in an accessible form. Examples of personal information include your name, your postal address and your telephone number.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

B. F. Ascher collects information in two ways:
Personally Identifying Information You Specifically and Knowingly Submit:
B. F. Ascher collects personal information that you enter into data fields on the B. F. Ascher website. For example, you may submit your name, postal address, e-mail address, and/or other information in order to receive information about various products, register for B. F. Ascher programs, contact customer service, or respond to surveys. To protect your privacy, you should not provide B.F. Ascher with any information that is not specifically requested, such as your medical history.

Passive Collection of Unidentifiable Information:
The B. F. Ascher website may collect generic usage information about your visits to the B. F. Ascher website without you actively submitting such information. Unidentifiable information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies, internet tags, and IP logging. Your internet browser automatically transmits to the B. F. Ascher website some of this unidentifiable information, such as the URL of the website you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating. Passive information collection technologies can make your use of the B. F. Ascher website easier by allowing us to provide better service, customize the site based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve the B. F. Ascher website. Certain features of the B. F. Ascher website may not work without the use of passive information collection technologies. Information collected by these technologies cannot be used to identify you without additional identifiable information.

B. F. Ascher will use the personal information you provide through the B. F. Ascher website to respond to your questions and to provide you with efficient customer service. After you have entered personal information into a form or data field on the B. F. Ascher website, we may use certain identifying technologies to allow the website to “remember” your personal preferences, such as sections of that website that you visit frequently and, if you choose, your user ID.

ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal information can only be accessed by a restricted number of B. F. Ascher employees. We train our employees about the importance of privacy and how to handle and manage customer data appropriately and securely. Also, it is B. F. Ascher’s practice to notify you if you are registering for a program which is conducted in conjunction with another company that may require access to your personal information. In addition, B. F. Ascher’s practice is to require its contractors to keep your personal information confidential and to use personal information only to perform functions for B. F. Ascher.

SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

As a general rule, B. F. Ascher does not share your personal information with third parties, unless subject to disclosure under applicable Kansas and/or Federal statute.  Unless required by law, B. F. Ascher will not disclose your personal information to third parties.  However, if B. F. Ascher sells one of its product lines, your personal information may be transferred to the buyer so that the buyer can continue to provide you with information and services. If B. F. Ascher provides your personal information to individuals and entities which assist us with our business activities, it is B. F. Ascher’s practice to require those individuals and entities to keep your personal information confidential and to use your personal information only to perform functions for B. F. Ascher. B. F. Ascher reserves the right to disclose your personal information to respond to authorized information requests from government authorities, to address national security situations, or when otherwise required by law.

INFORMATION SECURITY

It is B. F. Ascher’s practice to secure each webpage that collects personal information; however, the confidentiality of personal information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting personal information over the Internet, especially personal information related to your health. B. F. Ascher cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your personal information; therefore, when submitting personal information to the B. F. Ascher website, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks. In addition, this Privacy Policy does not provide coverage for any website that is not controlled by B. F. Ascher; you should check the privacy policies of such third-party web sites before submitting personal information. E-mail addresses or any personally identifying information about individuals or organizations/companies are not sold or rented to any governmental or commercial entities.  When a user gives us his/her e-mail address for purposes of communicating with or requesting information from B. F. Ascher, that communication becomes a part of the public record and may be subject to disclosure under applicable Kansas and/or Federal statute(s).

PRIVACY OF MINORS

B. F. Ascher does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children (we define “children” as minors younger than 18) on B. F. Ascher websites. We do not knowingly allow children to order our products, communicate with us, or use any of our online services. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using one of the methods specified below, and we will work with you to address this issue.

CORRECTION / DELETION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may request to remove your personal information from our current customer records or to amend your personal information. Please notify us of your wishes by contacting us in one of the ways specified below. For our record keeping purposes, we will retain certain personal information you submit in conjunction with commercial transactions.

CONTACT

If you have questions about the use, amendment, or deletion of personal information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to opt out of future communications from B. F. Ascher, please contact us by clicking on the “Contact Us” link on the website you are visiting. Alternatively, you may send a letter to the following address:

B. F. Ascher & Co., Inc.
Attention: Marketing Manager
PO Box 717
Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-0717

In all communications to B. F. Ascher, please include the e-mail address used for registration (if applicable), the website address on which you provided any personal information about which you have questions or concerns (e.g. bfascher.com), and a detailed explanation of your request. If you would like to delete or amend your personal information and are contacting us by e-mail, please put “Deletion Request” or “Amendment Request”, as applicable, in the subject line of the e-mail. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner.

UPDATES TO POLICY

B. F. Ascher & Co., Inc. reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy without prior notice to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes and good business practices. If B. F. Ascher changes its privacy practices, a new Privacy Policy will reflect those changes and the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy will be set forth in this paragraph. This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 08, 2016 and is effective as of that date.