All "personal information" ("personal information" is defined as any information
that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom
such information pertains) that we collect and maintain will be subject to the version
sole discretion, and will provide notice of material changes on the home page of
the Site. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to,
such changes by your continued use of the Site after such notice has been posted
for thirty (30) days with the following exception: If at the time you provide personal
information to BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY you are given the opportunity (as you
currently are) to limit how such information will be used to communicate with you,
either by BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY or by third parties, BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
will not change your preference in this regard without your express consent.
Entities collecting personal information
Personal information on this Site is collected by BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY.
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
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
your personal information.
Collection of personal information
As a visitor to this Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any
personal information. In connection with other activities, such as 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. It is completely optional for you
to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however,
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may ask that you provide us personal information, such
as 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
When you use the Site, BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY or third parties authorized by
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may also collect certain technical and routing information
about your computer to facilitate your use of the Site and its services. For example,
we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU
speed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. We use these environmental
variables to facilitate and track your use of the Site and its services. BALL HORTICULTURAL
COMPANY also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on the
Site. Without expressly informing you in each particular circumstance, we do not
match such information with any of your personal information.
When you submit personal information to BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY through this
Site, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national
boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which BALL
HORTICULTURAL COMPANY and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices, including,
without limitation, the United States. You also acknowledge that in certain countries
or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage, and
processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted vendors of BALL HORTICULTURAL
COMPANY. Such vendors are bound by contract not to use your personal information
for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties.
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
and personal information that you provide while on this Site in conjunction with
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
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.
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.
Your choices with respect to personal information
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
COMPANY will also not provide your name to other companies or organizations without
There are other instances in which BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may divulge your personal
information. BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY may provide your personal information if
necessary, in BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY's good faith judgment, to comply with laws
or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body or in response to a valid subpoena,
warrant, or order or to protect the rights of BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY or others.
Protection of your personal information
The personal information that you provide in connection with registering yourself
as a user of BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY products or services or registering a BALL
HORTICULTURAL COMPANY product is classified as Registration Information. Registration
Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Registration Information
is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password
is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition,
your Registration Information resides on a secure server that only selected BALL
HORTICULTURAL COMPANY personnel and contractors have access to via password. BALL
HORTICULTURAL COMPANY encrypts your personal information and thereby strives to
prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted
to BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY.
Personal information that you provide that does not constitute Registration Information
also resides on a secure server and is accessible only to selected BALL HORTICULTURAL
COMPANY personnel and contractors via password. Since this information is not accessible
by you, you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such
When you visit this Site, you can browse the Site and access important information
without revealing your identity. In order to improve our Site, we use "cookies"
to track your visit. A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your
browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
It functions as your identification card, and enables BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
to record your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code
or deliver viruses.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify
you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept
it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional.
Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY Web sites and our Web servers automatically log the IP/Internet
address of your computer, BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY does not use this information
to identify you personally.
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:
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY Headquarters
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
In your correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible the location
on this Site where you provided your personal information.
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY takes its users' privacy concerns seriously. If you believe
with respect to your personal information, you may write the BALL HORTICULTURAL
COMPANY Privacy Officer at the address indicated above.
In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which
complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.
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.
Also, please note that BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY is not responsible for the content
or privacy practices of non-BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY Web sites to which this Site
or any other BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY Web site may link. You should review the