Your privacy is very important to us. At the ASCOT (American Spirits Council of Tasters) Awards we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site. Any credit card transactions are handled through a third-party service and are encrypted. The ASCOT Awards does not store any credit card information on our servers or systems.

It is The ASCOT Awards’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The ASCOT Awards collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The ASCOT Awards’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The ASCOT Awards’ visitors use our website.

The ASCOT Awards also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our sites. The ASCOT Awards only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The ASCOT Awards’ website choose to interact with The ASCOT Awards in ways that require The ASCOT Awards to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that The ASCOT Awards gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask entrants who enter our competitions to provide a username and password. Those who wish to receive The ASCOT Awards updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, The ASCOT Awards collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The ASCOT Awards. The ASCOT Awards does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The ASCOT Awards may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, The ASCOT Awards may monitor the most popular pages on our website or use spam screeners to help identify spam. The ASCOT Awards may display this information publicly or provide it to others such as vendors or consultants. However, The ASCOT Awards does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information

The ASCOT Awards discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The ASCOT Awards’ behalf or to provide services available at The ASCOT Awards website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The ASCOT Awards’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The ASCOT Awards will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The ASCOT Awards discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The ASCOT Awards believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The ASCOT Awards, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of The ASCOT Awards website and have supplied your email address, The ASCOT Awards may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new competitions, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with our competitions. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The ASCOT Awards takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The ASCOT Awards uses cookies to help The ASCOT Awards identify and track visitors, their usage of The ASCOT Awards website, and their website access preferences. The ASCOT Awards visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The ASCOT Awards’ website, with the drawback that certain features of The ASCOT Awards’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If the ASCOT Awards, or substantially all its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The ASCOT Awards goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The ASCOT Awards may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on or referencing our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The ASCOT Awards and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Sharing Your Marketing + Design Entry Information

We may showcase outstanding Marketing + Design entries, but this is done only if the entrant grants us permission during the online entry process. The ASCOT Awards recognizes that many entrants are may not want their work displayed. Only those entries that grant permission will be considered for inclusion on our various public platforms. Otherwise, only judges will see the full files of each of your entries.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The ASCOT Awards may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The ASCOT Awards’ sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the privacy policy in effect at the time such information is used. The ASCOT Awards encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact, call 214-377-3528 or send mail to:

The ASCOT Awards
Attn: Privacy Policy
127 Pittsburg St.
Dallas, TX 75207