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ASA Privacy Policy

Welcome, the American Securities Association (“ASA”) is an independent, non-profit organization that has created this statement so that you understand our information gathering and dissemination practices both on and off the ASA website (“Website”).




ASA is the sole owner of the personal information collected as described. ASA will not sell, share, or rent this personal information to others except as described herein. Any third-parties with whom personal information is shared for business purposes (i.e., Website hosting company, database administration firm, mail houses, etc.) are prohibited from releasing the Personal Data to anyone else or from using it for purposes other than those outlined herein.


ASA's Advocacy Efforts

ASA may use the information it collects to determine your Congressional District, the identity of your elected officials, or similar information relevant to our advocacy objectives. ASA may share aggregated demographic information about our membership with legislators, regulators, the media, and the public.


What Personal Information We Collect 


The Website does not collect any personal information about you unless you specifically and knowingly provide such information. We retain varying amounts of personal information for as long as necessary for our legitimate interests in pursuing the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.


When We Collect It 


We collect information when you fill out an online form to provide us with your email address. We may collect information from various public sources and social networking platforms. The data we receive from these third-party platforms is dependent upon that third party’s policies and your privacy settings on that third-party site.


Submitting personal information is not required to use the ASA website except to access password-protected portions of the site.


What We Do With It 


We use your information for the purposes of connecting you with ASA to provide you with information about issues and public policies that may interest you.


On the website, we use your email address only to send you a notice when a webpage is updated. ASA does not subject data subjects to decisions that have legal effects on them due solely to automated processing of personal data.


For United States residents, we will send you information that may be of interest to you, but you can opt-out of any electronic mailings. We may undertake marketing, but only in compliance with applicable law.


Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information


We may disclose personal information to outside companies that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may work with an outside company to: (a) manage our databases; (b) assist us in distributing emails; (c) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (d) provide us storage and analysis; (d) provide fraud prevention; and (e) provide other services designed to assist us in maximizing our business potential. We require these outside companies to agree to keep confidential all information we share with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations in our agreements with them.


We do not disclose any personal information collected from unrelated third parties. In addition, your information may be used to send you information about ASA or any of its activities. You can choose to “opt out” of any electronic mailings, although if you are a member, then we may need to contact you regarding membership issues.


We may disclose information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, such as to respond to a subpoena or similar legal process, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website, to limit our legal liability, and to protect our rights or to protect the rights, property, or safety of visitors of this website or the public, and to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or regulatory authorities.


We may transfer or share a copy of personal information about you in the event that ASA or one of its properties, affiliates, or subsidiaries goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets. You will be notified via email or prominent notice on our website prior to a change of ownership or control of your personal information, if your personal information will be used contrary to this policy.

Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to interfere with the ability of ASA to transfer all or part of its business and/or assets to an affiliate or independent third party at any time, for any purpose, without any limitation. ASA specifically reserves the right to transfer or share a copy of any information collected from its websites to the buyer of that portion of its business relating to that information.


Such transfers may involve the transfer of your information between jurisdictions and outside of the jurisdiction in which you submitted your information, including to jurisdictions that the European Union may not deem to provide “adequate” data protection. Please do not provide us any information that you do not wish to be transferred between these entities.


Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies


ASA uses Google analytics; you may turn off Google analytics tracking and disable cookies in your browser settings. Google Analytics does not share actual IP address information with Google Analytics customers (Learn more).


We may also track users by IP address and by Cookies (cookies can be disabled in your browser settings) for broad demographic data, as well as to help make sure that we are delivering the information you want.


“Do Not Track” options available on your browser to tell operators of websites that you do not wish to have your online activity tracked. Our websites operate no differently if these “Do Not Track” options are enabled or disabled. Our internet services do not allow any third parties to collect personal information about your online activities over time or across websites for their own purposes.


California Privacy Rights


Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California customers are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing at the address information below. 


How to contact us about privacy


If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this Website or your interaction with this Website, please send an email to or call 202.621.1784 or write us at 1455 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC  20004.

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