Privacy Statement

Introduction

Generally, ASE only collects identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by a visitor to our site. A visitor to our site may choose to provide this information to register for certain areas of the site, apply for a job, or order a publication. When a visitor provides this type of identifiable information to us, we use it solely for the purposes for which it was provided. Our policy is not to share personally identifiable information with third parties, unless required by law, or unless explicitly requested by a visitor. We recognise that your information is valuable and we take all reasonable measures to protect your information while it is in our care.

Data Collection

We collect only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to the ASE Web site. ASE receives limited identifiable information, such as name, Title, company address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers, from Web site visitors.

Typically, identifying information is collected to:

  • Register for certain areas of the site
  • Inquire for further information
  • Distribute requested reference materials, or Submit resumes.

It is ASE's policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a visitor's request. In any instance where non-mandatory information is sought, the Web site visitor will be notified of this at the point of collection.

Visitors are also able to send email through the site. Their messages will contain the user's screen name and email address, as well as any additional information the user may wish to include in the message. Because we use the Web site as a recruiting tool, a visit to the Web site may also result in the user sending a resume to an individual within ASE.

ASE's intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our Web site unless legally required for recruiting purposes. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, ASE accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this privacy statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.

Use of Data

A user may choose to provide personal information in the following examples:

  • Order publications
  • Submit resumes or work history information
  • Participate in "join our mailing list" initiatives
  • Participate in bulletin boards, discussion or message forums
  • Contact us for further information
  • Enter Quick Surveys, Quizzes or Benchmarking Surveys
  • Register for events and conferences
  • Register for premium online services

If you would like to find out more about the different categories of information collected, please review the data collection section.

Information attained by the site is used only for the intended purpose stated at the time that the information is collected. This data is not shared with other entities in the Firm for secondary or unrelated purposes, or shared with a third party, unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection. If there is an instance where such information may be shared, the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand.

ASE makes every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If a visitor believes the site has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us at and raise any concerns.

Except for the mailing list initiative described above, where visitors explicitly choose to receive specific ASE marketing or other materials, ASE will not use personal data collected from our Web sites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.

Third Parties

It is ASE's policy to only disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances: as required by law through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process; when explicitly requested by a visitor; when required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by a visitor; when required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party.

ASE's policy is to disclose information to third parties upon visitors submitting their requests (e.g. when ordering a publication, we display the party fulfilling the order).

ASE Web sites do not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

Security

ASE has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. All ASE employees follow a firm-wide security policy. Only authorised ASE personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information. ASE's policy is to use secure socket layer technology for the protection of credit card information submitted through web forms. This policy is also required for any fulfilment agents of our firm.

Cookies

This web site uses cookies in a number of ways which are as follows:

Aggregated Site Usage Statistics

Cookies may be placed on your computer, phone or other Internet device to provide us with aggregated data of the usage of this site and the mediums which are driving traffic to the site. The data gathered by these is aggregated and therefore your individual usage of this site cannot be attributed to you.

Essential Site Features

Cookies may be placed upon your computer, phone or other Internet device in order to provide essential site features.

All these functions are designed to improve your experience of using the site. If you don't want this site to place Cookies on your device you can disable these using your Internet Browser settings.