Privacy Policy

This Internet Privacy Policy Statement discloses how the Automotive Service Association (ASA) protects the privacy of visitors to its Web sites. ASA has created this statement to demonstrate its commitment to its members’ and visitors’ right to privacy. The following information discloses ASA’s information gathering and dissmination practices for this specific Web site: www.TakingTheHill.com. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact ASA at (817) 514-2900, or by e-mail at takingthehill@asashop.org.

AVAILABILITY

ASA will post this statement on this specific Web site (www.TakingTheHill.com) and it will be linked from the home page and from any page where information about visitors may be collected.

INFORMATION COLLECTED BY ASA

For each visitor to this Web site, our Web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s IP address, referring site URL, time and date. ASA uses this information to analyze trends, administer the site and gather demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

TakingTheHill.com utilizes the services of Capitol Advantage to contact your elected officials or media. When you send a message to a government official or media contact, your name, address and e-mail address are captured for our records. Capitol Advantage collects the full text of the message you send through our Web site. This information is used to deliver your message and to identify you to the recipient.

If you subscribe to the ASA Alert Network, ASA captures your personal information to send you legislative alerts specific to your region. Subscribing to the MegaVote feature will allow ASA to store your information in a central database, hosted by Capitol Advantage, to send a weekly e-mail report of key congressional votes. Your personal information will be used solely for this site, TakingTheHill.com, and will not be sold or distributed to other companies.

If you use the Tell-a-Friend feature to e-mail a link within our site to another party, you will need to provide your e-mail address, as well as that of the recipient. We will automatically send your message to this person, as well as invite them to participate in the efforts of this site. This information is used for the sole purpose of sending this e-mail and will not be used for any other reason or sold or distributed to other companies.

COOKIES

If you click the “Remember Me” option for any feature within this Web site, Capitol Advantage will place a cookie in your browser to remember your personal information. This particular cookie is a file that contains your name, address and e-mail address information. The next time you send a message, or access region-specific information, Capitol Advantage will retrieve your information from the cookie and automatically enter it on the message form for you. Please understand that cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on our site. If your browser is set up to reject cookies, you will not be able to use the “Remember Me” feature.

DISCLOSING PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your name, address and e-mail address will be disclosed to the recipient of sent messages. Because most government officials and media contacts will not accept messages from unidentified correspondents, this information must be disclosed to them.

Neither ASA or Capitol Advantage gives, rents, lends or sells individual information to any third parties, other than as described in the above paragraph.

LINKS

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, ASA, are not responsible for the privacy practices on other sites. We recommend you read the privacy statements of Web sites before submitting any personal information within subsequent sites.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

Any changes to this policy will be posted immediately. We always welcome your comments or questions about our privacy statement. To send us feedback, please contact takingthehill@asashop.org.