ASA Online Privacy Policy

ASA is committed to protecting your privacy. We DO NOT sell, trade or rent your personal information to other parties.

Please read the following details of our online privacy policy ("Privacy Policy"). This Privacy Policy explains how ASA collects your personal information on its website (the "Site"), how we protect such information, and the choices you have concerning the use of such information.

Please remember that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by our Site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites that are owned or controlled by other parties. We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. By using our Site you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected

The information we gather from our clients and other users of our Site enables us to personalize and improve our services. We collect the following types of information:

Personally Identifiable Information You Provide to Us: We receive and store any personal information you voluntarily provide to us on our Site to sign up to receive "Annie's Take" or to link to "Annie's Blog" or to receive our monthly newsletter, "ASA News & Notes. The types of personal information we might collect could include your name and e-mail address.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected Automatically: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Site. We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, the ASA cookie information, which documents you download, and the page you requested. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to personalize your experience on our Site. For example, cookies allow us to recognize you when you return to our Site. Most web browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. You do not have to accept cookies to use our Site although this may impair the functionality of the Site. You may reset your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Please be aware that some ASA features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Use of Personal Information

The personal information you provide is used for such purposes as responding to your inquiries or requests for certain products and services, and communicating with you about ASA announcements, meetings, services and surveys.

If you provide us with your address, telephone number and/or email address, you may receive occasional communications from us or our agents with ASA information, industry news and upcoming events. When doing this we use only the information that you have provided to us when visiting our Site.

If you do not wish to receive communications from us, please contact us by email at or in writing to ASA, 6273 19th Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98115.

Information Sharing

We do not share personal information that you have provided to us with other companies or individuals outside of ASA.We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of any information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce our Terms of Use including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of ASA, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

If ASA becomes involved in a merger, acquisition or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular service, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular link. Such information does not identify you individually.

Accessing and Updating Personal Information

Please contact us in writing to ASA, 6273 19th Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98115 if you would like to access personal information we have collected about you. We will make good-faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either correct this data if it is inaccurate or delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We will ask that you identify yourself and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required.

Information Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include periodic internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as safeguarding against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information by ASA employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our products and services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations.

Data Integrity

We process personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete and current, but we depend on you to update or correct your personal information whenever necessary.


We regularly review our compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or our treatment of personal information by contacting us at or in writing to ASA, 6273 with Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98115. If we receive formal written complaints at this address, it will be our practice to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns.


We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors. If you are a child or minor, please do not provide us with your personal information. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided us with their personal information, please contact us at the address given below and we will delete that information from our databases.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we make changes to our privacy procedures or practices we will also change this Privacy Policy on our Site to notify you of this change.

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy: May 1, 2009.


Modified: May 23, 2018.