Internet user privacy is of paramount importance to Country Weekly Magazine and our partners. The success of our business depends upon our ability to maintain the trust of our users. Below is information regarding Country Weekly Magazine’s commitment to protect the privacy of users and to ensure the integrity of the Internet.
Information Collected in Ad Delivery
In the course of delivering an ad to you, Country Weekly Magazine, does not collect any personally-identifiable information about you, such as your name, address, phone number or email address. Country Weekly Magazine does, however, collect non-personally identifiable information about you, such as the server your computer is logged onto, your browser type (for example, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera or Safari), and whether you responded to the ad delivered.
The non-personally identifiable information collected by Country Weekly Magazine is used for the purpose of targeting ads and measuring ad effectiveness on behalf of Country Weekly Magazine’s advertisers.
There are also other cases when a user voluntarily provides personal information in response to an ad (a survey or purchase form, for example). In these situations, Country Weekly Magazine (or a third party engaged by Country Weekly Magazine) collects the information on behalf of the advertiser and/or Web site. This information is used by the advertiser and/or Country Weekly Magazine Web Site so that you can receive the goods, services or information that you requested. Where indicated, Country Weekly Magazine may use this information in aggregate form to get a better general understanding of the type of individuals viewing ads on the Web Site. Unless specifically disclosed, the personally-identifiable information collected by Country Weekly Magazine in these cases is not used to deliver personally-tailored ads to a user and is not linked by Country Weekly Magazine to any other information.
Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to you by DoubleClick, our Web advertising partner. Information about your visits to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal in-formation), is used to serve ads to you.
Third Party Cookies
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. For more information about DoubleClick, cookies, and how to “opt-out”, please visit http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy.
When you enter a Country Weekly Magazine sweepstakes, the information you provide is not be shared with any third party, unless you agree by checking the opt-in box on the sweepstakes entry form. If you enter a sweepstakes, you agree that the sweepstakes sponsor may use your name in relation to announcing and promoting the winners of the sweepstakes. See the official rules of the sweepstakes you are entering for additional information.
The Country Weekly Magazine does collect aggregate, anonymous information about the sweepstakes. That information is primarily used to help sweepstakes managers choose prizes and make other decisions regarding the organization of the sweepstakes. Country Weekly Magazine does not associate information provided through the sweepstakes with your other web browsing activities or clickstream data.
Information Collected by Country Weekly Magazine’s Web Site
The Country Weekly Website may ask for and collect personally-identifiable information. Country Weekly Magazine is committed to providing meaningful notice and choice to users before any personally-identifiable information is submitted to us. Specifically, users will be informed about how Country Weekly Magazine may use such information, including whether it will be shared with marketing partners or combined with other information available to us. In most cases, the information provided by a user will be contributed a database to enable personally-tailored ad delivery online. Users will always be offered the choice not to provide personally-identifiable information or to have it shared with others.
Policy for Children Under the Age of 13
AMI sites are not intended for use by children. Children should not provide any personal information or use AMI’s public areas, forums, and chats. AMI sites do not accept registrations or collect personally identifiable information from children due to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA“). COPPA was enacted to prevent websites from collecting and/or distributing information from children without their parents’ consent. For more information on COPPA, please refer to the Federal Trade Commission Website.
Country Weekly offers users who have voluntarily provided personally-identifiable information to Country Weekly Magazine the opportunity to review the information provided and to correct any errors.
Here’s how it works. When you are first served an ad through countryweekly.com, Country Weekly Magazine, Or our advertising partner, assigns you a unique number and records that number in the cookie file of your computer. Country Weekly Magazine may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services of interest to you. The cookie can help ensure that you do not see the same ad over and over again. Cookies can also help advertisers measure how you utilize an advertiser’s site. This information helps our advertisers cater their ads to your needs.
While we believe that cookies enhance your Web experience by limiting the repetitiveness of advertising and increasing the level of relevant content on the Web, they are not essential for us to continue our leadership position in Web advertising.
Country Weekly Magazine will maintain the confidentiality of the information that it collects during the process of delivering an ad. Country Weekly Magazine maintains internal practices that help to protect the security and confidentiality of this information by limiting employee access to and use of this information.
Industry Efforts to Protect Consumer Privacy
For more information about protecting your privacy online, we recommend that you visit www.nai.org, www.netcoalition.com, and www.privacyalliance.org. We also recommend that you review this Privacy Statement periodically, as Country Weekly Magazine may update it from time to time.