your privacy. We use the information that we gather from you in order to personalize your
experience, continue to bring you the type of content that is most accessed and to grow
our e-community with businesses and individuals that have a commitment to environment. Please read this policy to further
understand how we will treat the personal information that we gather from you.
- We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information
to anyone without your permission. ACountryConnection.com is the sole owner of the information collected
on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this
- We allow all users
to opt out at any time from receiving email messages from ACountryConnection.com and selected ACountryConnection.com partners.
- This policy will change over
time as we modify or expand our services, so please check the policy from time to time. Your use of ACountryConnection.com
post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what personal information we collect, how we use it, and under
what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of ACountryConnection.com constitutes your agreement to any such changes.
Information Do We Collect And How Do We Use It?
- Registration Data: In order
to use certain areas of the web site, a user must first complete a registration form where the user inputs contact information.
This information is used to contact the user about a purchase or transaction that they engaged in or to contact the user about
services on our site which may be of particular interest to them.
- Placing Orders: We request information from the user on our order form. Here, a
user must provide contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number,
expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill a customer' order. If we have trouble processing
an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
- Cookies: A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive
containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while
on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site,
the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the
cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site.
Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Some of our
- Log File Data:
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information
for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
- Shared Data: We may also use the information we collect to develop
summary reports for our advertisers. An example of a summary report might be "100,000 people clicked on this link and,
of those people, 35 percent were registered users above the age of 25." We provide this information to assist our advertisers
in determining how to promote their products. We do not tell our advertisers who it was that saw or clicked on their advertisements
unless you have specifically told us this is acceptable.
- Links: This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible
for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the
privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies
solely to information collected by this web site.
- Newsletter: If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information, such as name
and e-mail address.
and Contests: From time-to-time, our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these
surveys or contests is completely voluntary, and the user, therefore, has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.
Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such
as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will
be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Of Security Measures Does ACountryConnection.com Use?
- Security: This web site takes every precaution to protect
our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, your information is protected both online
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our
power to protect user information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned
above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing
clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees
are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our
employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what they can do to ensure our customers'
information is protected.
What Types Of E-mails Will You Send Me?
Offers: We send all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally
receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we
present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.
- Site and Service Updates: We also send the user site
and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements,
which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to
provide requested services and with regard to issues relating to their account via e-mail
Personal Information: If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as
your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update,
or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the
member information page or by e-mailing our Customer Support.
Is ACountryConnection.com's Policy Regarding Children's Privacy?
is committed to the safety of children. Children under age 18 may not register or purchase or sell goods
without the permission and with the supervision of their guardians. We will not request
or knowingly collect from a child any information online that can be traced to the child,
such as an e-mail address, name, or information about the child's family.
If you have any problems or questions about this site, feel free to email or call us at 1.760.685.6014.