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Privacy Policy

Welcome to the ASEV Web site. ASEV has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy for our Web site Users. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. The Privacy Policy may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page. Should you have additional questions, comments or concerns please contact us:

  • Our postal address is: P.O. Box 1855, Davis, CA 95617-1855 USA
  • We can be reached via e-mail at: society@asev.org
  • You can reach us by telephone at (530) 753-3142

User privacy is of utmost concern to ASEV, and as such, the following policies governing your usage of this Web site:

What Information Does ASEV Collect?

Most data ASEV collects are used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide.

Information Collected from General Users:

ASEV does not collect any personal information from Users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate data — such as the number of hits per page — are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

General Contact Form:

http://www.asev.org/ has a function that allows you to provide inquiries and feedback to ASEV by e-mail. You can locate this form by clicking on the menu bar labeled “Contact,” or by click here. This form requests address, phone, and e-mail information and includes a segment for your questions and comments. This information will be utilized by ASEV employees, members, officers, and directors to the extent necessary to respond to your inquiry. ASEV is authorized to provide the information collected by the General Contact Form to any party, as necessary to assist with your inquiry. The choice of how much personal information you choose to disclose on the General Contact Form to is left completely up to you.

Demographic or Personal Preference Questions:

ASEV may, from time to time, ask demographic or personal preference questions. This data may be used for analyzing overall Website demographics, User preferences, and to further develop our member services. We may disclose this data to third parties, including service providers, for services to our members and other users.

The conference Directory of Registrants for ASEV events is offered for sale.  If you choose to register for any ASEV hosted conference, your information will be added to the ASEV registration database and ultimately the conference Directory of Registrants. This is a condition of registering for an ASEV conference.

Use of Session and IP addresses: 

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Our Web site uses Session to keep track of various functions within the Web site.

  • In telecommunication, a “Session” is a series of interactions between two communication end points that occur during the span of a single connection. Typically, one end point requests a connection with another specified end point and if that end point replies agreeing to the connection, the end points take turns exchanging commands and data (“talking to each other”). The Session begins when the connection is established at both ends and terminates when the connection is ended.
  • A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet.

Credit Card Account Information

ASEV does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, ASEV submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse. See below for information about credit card information obtained by AJEV On Line.

How Does ASEV Use Cookies?

Web sites will commonly write small data files (cookies) to your hard drive during your visits to the Web site. A cookie file is used in order to track your traffic patterns on a particular Web site and contains information that can anonymously identify you. This information is encrypted for security purposes. ASEV reserves the right to measures the activity of the Web site by using cookies. Cookies help us make improvements to the Web site so you can have a pleasant and productive experience. Cookies are created to identify your computer when visiting our Web site and are never used to identify you personally. Cookies can’t read data off your hard disk, do damage to your hard disk or memory, or read cookie files created by other Web sites. You can set your browser to send a warning message before accepting cookies or to refuse cookies. Check with your browser for instructions on how to handle cookies. If the User declines the attachment of any cookie, the User may not have access to the full benefits of the Web site. Registration enables the Web site to better determine members’ interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links to Other Web sites?

This Web site contains links to other Web sites. ASEV has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such Web sites. If you decide to access any of the third-party Web sites linked to this Web site, you do this entirely at your own risk. You may create links to this Web site from other Web sites, but only in accordance with the terms of ASEV’s Web Link & Logo License Agreement. ASEV has a Linking Policy. Please visit ASEV’s Web Link & Logo License Agreement to read more.

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links to www.AJEVonline.org?

The American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV), published quarterly, is the official journal of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV). AJEV publishes full-length research papers, literature reviews, research notes, and technical briefs on various aspects of enology and viticulture, including wine chemistry, sensory science, process engineering, wine quality assessments, microbiology, methods development, plant pathogenesis, diseases and pests of grape, rootstock and clonal evaluation, effect of field practices, and grape genetics and breeding. All papers are peer reviewed, and authorship of papers is not limited to members of ASEV. The science editor and a group of associate editors, drawn from academic and research institutions worldwide, guide the content of the Journal. http://www.ajevonline.org/ makes AJEV publications available to ASEV members online and sells individual articles to the general public. http://www.ajevonline.org/ is hosted by Stanford University Libraries’ HighWire Press®. Please see http://www.ajevonline.org/ for more information, including Terms of Use, Frequently Asked Questions, and AJEV Online Subscriber Help & Services. Credit Card information to purchase AJEV articles is obtained by using a secured encryption under a security certificate issued by Equifax Secure Global ebusiness CA-1 to Secure.Highwire.org.

What Means of Redress Are Available?

If any User suspects ASEV has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mailing to society@asev.org or by calling (530) 753-3142.

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