Privacy Policy

Your privacy and the security of your personal information are very important to us. We want you to be as comfortable as possible visiting and using our website.

We are dedicated to protecting the privacy of those who visit our website and use our services. This Privacy Policy governs the United Kingdom and Ireland websites operated by us (our "website") and our internet services and explains how we collect your personal information on our website or through our internet services, how we protect such information, and the choices you have concerning the use of such information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We will not sell, share, licence, trade, or rent your personal information collected on our Website or through the internet services to others.

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis. By using our Website or any of our products, offerings, features, tools or resources that we provide on our Website (collectively, our "Internet services"), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Please remember that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by our Website. We are not responsible for the privacy of any information you reveal or post in any public forum (e.g., message board) or for the privacy practices of websites that are operated or owned by third parties.

We may collect information (including information that is Personally Identifiable Information) from you in different manners and at different places and times on our website, such as when you become a community user on our website or subscribe to one of our internet services. We may also collect information from you in connection with, or through, other Internet services we may make available on our Website from time to time. The following is a description of the areas and/or manners in which we primarily collect information about you.

In order to access certain Internet services on our website, such as our forums or customer portal you must first complete certain steps to become registered. During these steps, you may be required to provide us with information (including Personally Identifiable Information) such as name, postcode and email address, and, if you subscribe to one of our Internet services, credit card and billing information. This information is used to help us understand who uses our Website, to improve our Website and our internet services, to contact users about requested internet services and/or for billing purposes. Providing this information is encouraged so we can provide a more personalised experience on our Website.

Cookies and Action Tags

We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information passively using "cookies" and "action tags."

Referral Programmes

Through third party referral programme operators and others, we offer referral programmes whereby referral websites can earn commissions through the referral of subscribers or other purchasers to our Website. To track the earning of such commissions, and to determine the effectiveness of the referral programmes, purchasers through such referral websites are tracked using technologies that do not include Personally Identifiable Information (such as cookies and/or action tags). Our programme operators and the referral websites themselves can only access non-personally Identifiable Information such as data relating to the number of impressions served, the number of transactions completed, and their resulting earnings. They cannot access our customers' personal data.

If you choose to apply to a referral website, we use the data you provide strictly for conducting business with you. We have entered into certain agreements with third party program operators for the purpose of administering our referral programmes. Should you become a referral website of ours through one of our third party programme operators, any information you provide to them is subject to their privacy policies.

Newsletter

We collect information, some of which it may be Personally Identifiable Information that you voluntarily provide to us when you choose to sign up for our services. We collect this information in order to personalise your Internet experience. If you wish for us not to collect this data please e-mail sales@countrymattersltd.com.

Public Forums and the Public Profile Feature

THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT PROTECT YOU WHEN YOU USE OUR PUBLIC FORUMS OR PROVIDE INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION) ABOUT YOURSELF THROUGH THE PUBLIC PROFILE FEATURE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE. You should be aware that information shared in a public forum may be seen or collected by third parties that do not adhere to our Privacy Policy. You should think carefully before disclosing any information in any public forum, or through the Public Profile feature, on our Website.

Log Files

We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information through our Internet log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. This information may be used to analyse trends, to administer the Website, to monitor our Website's use, and to gather general demographic information.

Third Parties Generally

We may provide to third parties information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. The third parties to which we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties. We do not trade or sell email addresses or personal contact information.

Sale of Business

We reserve the right to transfer information (including your Personally Identifiable Information) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger or other transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of any of us or our Affiliates provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

BY USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND OF US PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU SHOULD NOT USE OUR WEBSITE. YOU’RE CONTINUED USE OF OUR WEBSITE FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY WILL MEAN THAT YOU ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES.