What type of information is The Country Today collecting, and how is the site collecting it?
You can surf The Country Today's Web sites and view much of our content anonymously. But there are certain times when information about our visitors in collected.

First there is information that you offer us yourself because the collection of personally identifiable information is necessary. Those activities include entering a contest, making a purchase or contacting us. This information is collected when you fill out a form. For most activities, we collect only your name, e-mail address, birth date, address, and zip code. To make a purchase we also need your street and billing addresses, your phone number, and credit card information.

The Country Today sites collect some information using technology. For instance, when you come to our site your IP address is collected so that we know where to send information you are requesting. An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. This information is not personally identifiable. The Country Today sites use information collected through technology to make our sites more interesting and useful to you and helps advertisers.

How does The Country Today use the personally identifiable information that has been collected?
The Country Today uses the information to complete transactions. For instance, if you purchase a subscription for the Leader Telegram, we use your information to process your order, or if you contact us for help we will use the information to contact you. We use information collected to notify you if you've won a game or contest. Information we collect is used to send you e-mail updates and newsletters about our sites. We also use the information you provide to send you The Country Today e-mail promotions and special offers from our third-party sponsors. And if you have specifically authorized us to do so, we will send you e-mail alerts of breaking news stories and other pieces of information.

Does The Country Today share information with companies or other organizations that are not part of the The Country Today family of sites?
We do not sell other businesses information about you. On occasion we offer promotions -- like contests or free subscriptions -- in conjunction with a sponsor. When you sign up for the promotion we may share your information with those sponsors so that they can send you other special promotions they offer; however, we will share it only with that specific sponsor. The Country Today only accepts advertising on our sites from companies that have their own privacy policy. Once you've clicked on an advertisement and have left The Country Today sites, you must read the advertiser's privacy policy to see how your personal information will be handled on their site. In addition, we will give out personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena; or site or game rules; or to protect the safety and security of visitors and our sites.
If you have questions or concerns about this policy, contact us here.