Protecting your privacy is important to us at Keepin’ it Country Blog. During your visit of this site, you may enter in activities that require you to provide your personal information such as e-mail address, full name, location, and IP address. We will never sell, solicit, or redistribute your information. Some contests may require us to pass on winners’ address and name information to the sponsor in order for the winner(s) to receive their prize. For some activities we may only require an e-mail address and name, other times it may be your permanent mailing address. Only site owners or authorized representatives will see this information. While commenting on the site, your Facebook profile may be used or your e-mail address depending on which method of commenting you use. You will never be spammed through the information you provide. We also provide an option for site visitors to sign-up for our bi-weekly e-mail newsletter, which readers can opt-out at anytime by following the link at the bottom of any e-mail sent while on the list.
Keepin’ it Country Blog also collects technical information on our readers through IP addresses, google searches, cookies and what readers click on while visiting the site. This is to help us keep track of our statistics to help us see what we need to cover more or less of, and where we are becoming popular. These are collected on nearly any website a reader will visit, and we do not log IP addresses after 24 hours. It’s purely statistical and will never be used otherwise. Your name a likeliness may be used in contest promotion, but you have the ability to opt-out when entering or contacting us to not broadcast the name or picture of the winner(s) if chosen.
We will never ask for a visitor’s personal banking information or credit card information.
All information provided to us is secure.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of data that a website will store on an individual’s computer to make it easier to access the website at a later time. An example of a cookie is storing your log-in information on the comment box so you don’t have to type it out again next time you visit Keepin’ it Country Blog. There are two types of cookies: a session cookie – which only keeps the information for as long as you are online at that time, or a persistent cookie – a cookie that is stored on your hard drive until you delete it. We are not able to access cookies on visitors’ hard drives. If you want to delete this information, you can do so yourself through your internet browser software. Please check your browser’s help file on how to do this, or if you need help, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will walk you through it.
How Do We Share Your Information?
The only time we will share your information is if you are selected as a winner in one of our contests. We will, on occasion depending on logistics, send off winner(s) full name, mailing address, and phone number to the sweepstakes sponsor(s) who will be sending the prize to the recipient. This is the only time we will use your information to give to another party. By entering a contest you are giving us consent to use your information in this purpose. We will never sell or distribute your information without your knowledge otherwise. We do not profit off of users’ information.
If you chose to comment on a story on our site, you will be required to share either your Facebook profile information or your e-mail address in order to verify that you are a real person and not a robot commenting. No one can see your e-mail address besides site owners. We have a plug-in that will send you notifications by e-mail if someone replies to a comment you make, or if you are a first time visitor saying thank you for commenting on our site. To opt-out of the welcome e-mail, click the “opt-out of thank you emails” link on the comment page.
If you have any questions about how your personal information is used on this website, or want a copy of our policy, contact us: