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Privacy Policy: ACountryConnection.com is committed to protecting 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.

General Information

  • 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 statement.
  • 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 constitutes your agreement to the terms of this site's privacy policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will 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.

What 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 business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.
  • 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.
  • Surveys 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.

What Types 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 and off-line.

    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?

  • Special 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 or phone.
  • Correction/Updating 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.

What Is ACountryConnection.com's Policy Regarding Children's Privacy?

  • ACountryConnection.com 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.

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