The BURPEE brand and intellectual property related thereto is the
property of W. Atlee Burpee Company and licensed to BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY.
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
to time at its 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 60185 USA 630-231-3600
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 personal information
policy should identify the entity that is collecting 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 information.
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
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
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 Privacy
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
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 your consent.
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 information.
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.)
While BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY uses
cookies to track your visit to any of the 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
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
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
Headquarters 622 Town Road West Chicago,
Illinois 60185 USA 630-231-3600
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 that BALL HORTICULTURAL
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 you believe that the BALL HORTICULTURAL
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.
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