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Privacy Statement

At Country Roads magazine ("CR"), we value and protect your privacy. We thank you for the trust that you place in us and we want you to know that the information you share with us will be treated with care.

The objective of our Privacy Statement is to disclose and explain what information we collect, use, and share and to explain the privacy choices that you can make. We encourage you to read our Privacy Statement as well as those of all websites that you visit.

This Privacy Statement applies to any information collected by CR or its "Vendors" via: (1) the websites owned or operated by CR ("CR Websites" or "Websites"), (2) e-mail or any electronic newsletters in which you enroll, (3) offline means such as telephone, traditional mail, or in person, or (4) any other online or offline means in connection with CR generally or with any of the CR products and services. CR may provide links to third-party websites. Since we do not control third-party sites and are not responsible for any information you may provide while on such sites, we encourage you to read the privacy policies on those sites before providing any of your "Personally Identifiable Information" ("PII") on such sites.

Effective Date: November 1, 2013
Updated: January 13, 2017

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

  • The Information We Collect
  • How We Use and Share The Information We Collect
  • Using Your E-mail Address
  • Advertisements That Link to Our Websites
  • Transfers of Information to Other Countries

The Information We Collect

When you visit the CR Websites, we collect information, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that you provide, in order to provide you with the products and services you requested or with offers or promotions that may interest you, and save you time and better respond to your needs.

We use "Cookie" technology to collect Website statistical information and to improve your customer experience with the CR Websites. Cookies set by CR do not capture any PII. However, if you choose to furnish us with PII, this information may be linked to the data stored in the Cookie to further enhance your experience with our Websites. For example, we may use Cookies to personalize your experience at our Websites (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our Websites), or to save your password in password-protected areas. We also may use Cookies to offer you products, programs, or services.

When browsing the CR Websites, you may choose not to provide us with any PII, such as by choosing not to register or to login. When you browse in this way, we will not link your Cookie information with the account(s) you may have with AEP.

We or our Vendors also automatically collect some statistical data as you browse our Websites. For example, we automatically collect your "IP Address" used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, operating system and platform, average time spent on our Websites, pages viewed, information searched for, access times, "Clickstream Data," and other relevant information about your online experience.

CR may also use "Web Beacons" to present offers on the CR Websites, or other websites on which CR advertises. In addition, e-mail offers that we send you may contain Web Beacons to help us record response rates, assist in measuring the offer's effectiveness, and/or generally enhance the relevance of e-mail offers. Web Beacons do not capture any PII that you enter on the CR Websites.

We or our Vendors may also collect information, including PII, that you provide via telephone, traditional mail, e-mail, in person, or otherwise.

At some CR Websites and through certain promotions, you can submit information, including PII, about other people. For example, if you order a gift online or offline and want it sent directly to the recipient, we might collect the recipient's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

How We Use and Share The Information We Collect

CR uses the information we collect about you and others, including PII, to complete transactions, respond to your requests, deliver the products and services in which you enroll or request, and notify you of updates, products, services, offers, or promotions that may interest you. We may process or combine your information with other information that is publicly available. This enables us to customize your customer experience and provide you with more relevant offers. CR may also use the information that we or our Vendors collect from you online and via other means to market to you through alternative channels.

To provide products and services to you or offers that may interest you, CR may also share your information with carefully selected Vendors with whom we work. This includes companies that manage accounts and companies that perform marketing services and other business operations for us. All companies that act on our behalf are required to safeguard PII.

CR may share your information with "Business Partners" carefully selected by us that may wish to offer you products or services that may interest you, either in conjunction with CR or by themselves. Occasionally we offer giveaways, presented in partnership with carefully selected business partners. By entering these giveaways you give CR permission to share your name and email address with the giveaway sponsor, which may use your email address to contact you with additional offers and promotions.

We may also use or disclose your information, including PII, to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process, or as otherwise permitted by law; to report or collect debts owed; to reduce fraud or criminal activity; to protect the legal rights of CR, our customers, our Websites, or the users of our Websites; or to allow a purchaser of an CR division, or CR as a whole, to continue using your information to serve you or as otherwise permitted by this Privacy Statement.

Using Your E-Mail Address

We may use your e-mail address for the following types of e-mail messages:

  • Account Service Communications. We may send you communications related to CR products and services in which you are enrolled (e.g., subscription communications).
  • Updates and Valuable Offers. We may send you e-mail account updates, offers for our products and services, requests for enrollment, as well as valuable offers from our Business Partners that we send you on their behalf.
  • Regularly Scheduled E-mail Newsletters that you elected to receive.

You can also elect to receive other types of e-mail messages from us, including alerts and notifications.

Advertisements That Link to Our Websites

AEP hires Vendors to place advertisements on the CR Websites and our banner advertisements on other websites, and to perform tracking and reporting activities on the AEP Websites and other websites. This enables us to learn which advertisements and websites bring users to our Websites and to improve the user experience. Cookies are used to assist with these activities. In doing so, a unique Cookie is placed on your computer either by us or a Vendor in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement.

This Privacy Statement does not cover any use of information that such Vendors may have collected from you or the methods used by them to collect that information. Rather, such Vendors have their own privacy policies.

Transfers of Information to Other Countries

Some of the uses and disclosures mentioned in this Privacy Statement may involve the transfer of your PII to various countries around the world. By submitting your PII to CR via a CR Website or otherwise, you consent to such transfers.

YOUR COMMUNICATION AND PRIVACY CHOICES

How To Opt Out of Receiving Offers and Promotions

CR respects the choices that you make regarding your privacy. You may request that we no longer send you e-mails and/or offline offers or promotions, or share your information with our Business Partners that are interested in providing you with offers and promotions that may interest you.

Privacy Choices: How to Opt Out of Receiving Offers and Promotions

  • If you do not want to receive future offers or promotions from CR via e-mail, please scroll to the bottom of any e-mail message delivered by CR and click the "unsubscribe" button. This action will also prevent your e-mail address from being shared with any Business Partner in the future until such time as you choose to resubscribe.
  • Please note that even if you opt out of receiving e-mails and/or offline offers or promotions, we may continue to send you service notifications via e-mails or offline means that are related to your account(s) and other products and services you have requested or in which you are currently enrolled. These include e-mails that provide account information (including information about the expiration and possible renewal of any subscription you have with AEP and other servicing communications based on your customer status), answer your questions about a product or service, facilitate or confirm a sale, or fulfill a legal or regulatory requirement.

SECURING YOUR INFORMATION

We use reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect your PII from unauthorized access and use. Do not use e-mail to send us any PII, since it would be unencrypted and can be read by anyone who receives or intercepts it.

UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION

If you wish to correct or update the PII related to your CR account(s), please contact us at 728 France Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or by calling 225-343-3714.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

CR reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time by posting revisions on this Website. Such changes will be effective upon posting.

CONTACTING CR

Click here to contact CR if you have any questions about this Privacy Statement.

GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS

Business Partner - A Business Partner is any third party with which CR conducts business, except that the term Business Partner does not include a Vendor, as defined below.

Clickstream Data - Clickstream Data is information that users generate as they move from page to page and click on items within a website, usually stored in log files. Website designers can use Clickstream Data to improve users' experiences with a website.

Cookie - A Cookie is a small piece of information that a website transfers to the hard drive of a visitor's computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies provide visitors a personalized experience on the Websites owned or operated by CR by enabling us to determine unique preferences and trends based on visits to these Websites and to other websites.

IP Address - An IP Address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically and required for using the Internet.
Personally Identifiable Information ("PII") - PII is information collected online or offline by CR or by our Vendors that identifies the person to whom such information pertains, including without limitation name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Vendor - A Vendor is any third party that performs business operations on behalf of CR, including without limitation printing, mailing services and other communications services (e.g., e-mail, direct mail, or otherwise), marketing, data processing, customer acquisition and servicing, collections, or advertisement management.

Web Beacon - A Web Beacon, also known as a "clear GIF" (a common format for image files), is an invisible file located on webpages that you visit. They are often used in combination with a Cookie to track navigation of a site. If you visit a page on a website owned or operated by CR that contains a Web Beacon, it communicates with your computer to determine, among other things, whether you have been to that page before or viewed a particular advertisement.

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COUNTRY ROADS PROMOTIONAL GIVEAWAY

Country Roads Magazine may conduct periodic sweepstakes giveaways that are announced on its website and are governed by these Official Rules. THIS IS A PROMOTIONAL SWEEPSTAKE GIVEAWAY. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Any Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by applicable law, and all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Winners are responsible for any taxes, customs, duties and like amounts that may be connected with the sweepstakes Prize. 

1. How to Enter. To participate in a Country Roads Sweepstakes Giveaway ("Promotion") for a chance to win the Prize identified on the website, eligible individuals must (a) timely sign up online providing name and email address (“Entry Process”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion. The odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Limit one entry per email individual

2. Eligibility. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM THE PRIZE. The Promotion is open to all individuals who are legal U.S. residents (except Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations where this Promotion is void) and who, at the time of entry, are at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Any effort by an entrant to misrepresent himself or herself through the use of aliases or multiple e-mail addresses will disqualify that entrant. Any entrant who disregards these Official Rules is not eligible to participate or win. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Promotion will be ineligible for Prize and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Directors, officers, employees, contractors and agents (and their immediate families and household members) of the Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, including the Administrator, or any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Promotion are also not eligible. Winning the Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Entry in the Promotion constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules. The Sponsor's determination of eligibility, in its sole discretion, shall be final. 

3. Prize. Nothing more than the Prize stated in the website will be awarded. Winner will be responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes. No transfer, assignment, substitution of the Prize, or cash equivalent is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute Prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised Prize is unavailable. Expenses not specifically included in Prize description and all applicable state and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of the Official Prize Winner. The Sponsor’s determination of the Official Prize Winner is in its sole discretion in accordance with these Official Rules and is final. The Prize is awarded “as 2 17200858_1

is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer's limited warranty. 

4. Conditions of Participation. As a condition of entry, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions will be final. If any provision of these Official Rules is declared to violate any federal, state or local law, it will be amended to conform to such law and all other provisions will remain in full force and effect. If, for any reason, the fairness or integrity of the Promotion becomes compromised, or the Sponsor's administration or fulfillment of the Promotion becomes impracticable, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate so as to end the Promotion early or modify the Promotion, and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry Process or the administration of the Promotion. 

5. Consent to Use and Sharing. Entrant consents to the use of entrant’s name on the Sponsor’s website, Facebook page or other social media to announce that the entrant is the Official Prize Winner. Entrant further grants to Sponsor, its agents and others working on Sponsor’s behalf, the right to use the entrant’s name, for advertising and marketing purposes, including on the website, without additional compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Sponsor reserves the right to any video, audio, photographic or print material involving the winners for promotional use without further permission or compensation. Additionally, Entrant acknowledges that his/her name and email address will be shared with clients of Sponsor. 

6. Entry Errors. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misidentified or misdirected entries, or telecommunication or computer hardware or software performance, errors, delays or failures. The Sponsor is not responsible for any printing errors in these Official Rules or any other materials regarding the Promotion available on the Promotion Site or anywhere else. 

7. Winner Notification. The Official Prize Winner will be notified by email. Sponsor may require the Official Prize Winner to execute an affidavit of eligibility, publicity release (except where prohibited), liability waiver and/or IRS Form W-9 (if required by IRS regulations) prior to the delivery of any prize (collectively, "Affidavit"). If the Official Prize Winner does not respond to the notification within 10 days, is otherwise found to be ineligible, fails to execute the Affidavit or other documentation required by Sponsor and/or the Prize is returned as undeliverable, the Sponsor may consider such Official Prize Winner to have forfeited the Prize, and another prize winner may be selected as time allows. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Official Prize Winner who is unable or unavailable to accept or utilize the Prize as described herein. The Prize will be awarded within approximately 10 days of the Official Prize Winner's complete response to the notification. Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to the Prize. 3 17200858_1

8. Internet. Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to select the Official Prize Winner from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in a Promotion if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law. 

9. Announcement of Winners. After the Official Prize Winner has claimed his or her prize, Westmoreland Publishing Company, Inc., reserves the right to publish the Winners name on the company website, www.countryroadsmagazine.com and/or associated social media accounts, unless Winner requests in writing that it refrain from doing so. the name of the Official Prize Winner will be posted on the website.

10. Disclaimers, Dispute Resolution and Limitations of Liability. Each entrant hereby releases, and agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, those working on Sponsor’s behalf, and each of their respective officers, directors, representatives, employees, agents, successors and assigns, from any damage, injury, death, loss or other liability, either at law or equity, whether known or unknown, asserted or non-asserted, that may arise from or in any way relate to participation in this Promotion or the awarding, acceptance, use or misuse of the Prize or any other substitute Prize. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. This Promotion shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Louisiana, regardless of conflicts of laws principles. Any action or litigation concerning this Promotion shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and each entrant expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction 4 17200858_1

and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Each entrant agrees to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of Louisiana. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY'S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. 

11. Sponsor. The Sponsor of the Promotions is Westmoreland Publishing Company, Inc. 758 Charles St. Baton Rouge,