How Farm Star Living Collects Information A. Personal Data you provide to Farm Star Living - Personally Identifiable Information - is any information that can be used to identify a specific individual such as your name, email address, home address, and phone number. Farm Star Living asks you to provide Personally Identifiable Information in various places throughout the Farm Star Living. Some of these areas where the collection of such information takes place are listed below:
- Email Newsletters - Farm Star Living offers electronic newsletters. If you subscribe to any of these newsletters, you will be required to provide a valid email address as well as any other information that is relevant to the delivery of the newsletter.
- Surveys and Polls - Farm Star Living offers online surveys and questionnaires that ask users for opinions on various issues and/or other information. Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like zip code, age or gender) when you answer a survey. Such surveys are completely voluntary.
- Sweepstakes and Contests - We regularly operate sweepstakes, contests and giveaways throughout Farm Star Living . We typically ask you for your email address and/or phone number (to notify you if you've won, or not). We also ask for first and last names, and sometimes post office addresses in order to verify the entrant's identity. In some situations, we need additional information as part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice.
- Commerce Transactions - When you engage in an ecommerce transaction on Farm Star Living you may be asked to provide credit card information and other Personally Identifiable Information in order to complete the transaction.
IP Address Your IP address is a number that is assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to your computer to identify its location. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. We also sometimes use IP addresses to communicate with members and subscribers and possibly even ban those members who are not complying with our Terms of Service.
You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies you may be unable to use those Farm Star Living services that require registration in order to participate or will have to sign in each time you visit the Farm Star Living.
Our advertising is currently served by third party advertising companies which deliver a cookie to you so the ads you see can be tracked and ensure that you are not shown the same ad too many times. Since the third party advertising company only tags your computer with a number, they know nothing about who you are. Farm Star Living does not provide these third party advertising companies with any personally identifiable information. However, these companies may use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to the Farm Star Living and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
How Farm Star Living Uses Information it collects Farm Star Living uses the information you provide for several purposes, such as to communicate with you and to give you a better experience when visiting Farm Star Living by personalizing tools, content, services and email messages. Farm Star Living also uses this information to build new services and develop offers that Farm Star Living believes are more relevant and valuable to you.
The information collected by Farm Star Living is also used to create aggregated portraits of the Farm Star Living audience, portraits which present anonymous statistical demographic information but no personally identifiable information. This aggregated information is used, among other things, to determine trends and needs, and also to supply market research to potential advertisers and partners to help them understand who the Farm Star Living audience is. For example, we may create a report that tells advertisers that 60 percent of our members are females in a certain age range, so that they can determine which of their products or services are most appropriate for our members.
Farm Star Living offers the ability to forward an article to another person via email. If you use this service, we will use the recipient's email address in order to send the article or postcard and we will also ask for your email address. We do not use the recipient's email address for any other purpose unless such recipient gives us permission to do so.
The information you provide on pages of the Farm Star Living that are co-branded with a third party (including tools that are hosted by a third party) may be shared with advertisers and partners on an aggregated basis and in these instances your permission will not be requested since no Personally Identifiable Information will be shared or provided to these third party sponsors or advertisers. Farm Star Living will, however, use commercially reasonable efforts to contractually require all such third party advertisers and partners to agree not to use any non-personally identifiable information about you, in conjunction with other sources of information, or otherwise, to identify you.
The Farm Star Living Opt-in/Opt-out Policy Upon registration or from time-to-time, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us about special offers or news about our sites and advertisers. If you do choose to receive these communications by means of an opt-in, we will occasionally send you an email message that matches your request(s). We currently provide the following opt-out opportunities:
- At any time, you can follow a link provided in every newsletter or email message (except for e-commerce confirmation or service notice emails) to unsubscribe from that mailing list or email service.
- At any time, you can contact us through suggestions@USAFARMSTARS.com to have your contact preference changed to "Do Not Contact Me."
- At any time, you can opt out by going back to your profile of having your Personally Identifiable Information shared with our Affiliates.
Third Party Advertising and Links to other Sites The Farm Star Living contains links to advertiser and partner websites that are not co-branded or affiliated with Farm Star Living e in any way. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such non- Farm Star Living websites, and we do not control the practices of any of our advertisers or partners to whose sites we link.
Access and Correction Farm Star Living provides you with the ability to access, correct or change the Personally Identifiable Information in your member portrait at any time, including contact information or other information you've provided to us. However, you cannot currently change your member name although you may re-register and choose a new name. To review, modify or delete your member information, please revisit your profile. Please be advised that Farm Star Living currently archives information it collects on its members and visitors.
Guidelines regarding children Personal information about children is a concern for all of us. At Farm Star Living, we take the protection of children's privacy very seriously. Farm Star Living does not encourage participation or visitation by children. Visitors who are known to be under the age of 13 are prohibited from becoming a member. Anyone under the age of eighteen is discouraged from participating in any sex related chats or message boards and we ask that no one less than eighteen years of age become a community volunteer.
Public forums/chat rooms/message boards/bulletin boards/social networking Throughout the Farm Star Living site, at some time there could be various public forums such as chat rooms, message boards, "ask the expert" areas and various question and answer areas are available to you as a registered Farm Star Living member.
Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible on the Farm Star Living , so it is important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal personal information in these areas. Farm Star Living may decide to utilize the content of Q&A's, interactions with experts, and/or chat room and message board content throughout the Farm Star Living and in promotions in order to enhance Farm Star Living's editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities. In those cases, we often provide authorship credit by listing the author's member name. We therefore encourage you to use care in protecting your identity when you choose a member name and to keep your member name confidential.
How we protect and secure your information Farm Star Living has numerous security measures in place to protect you from the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, including your credit card information if you choose to conduct an e-commerce transaction on the Farm Star Living . All of your member information require use of your password. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone. Farm Star Living uses industry-standard tools, such as firewalls, to ensure that your information is secure and confidential.
Applicable Law We control and operate the Farm Star Living from the United States. The Farm Star Living is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Please note that we do not represent or warrant that the Farm Star Living is appropriate for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Farm Star Living do so at their own initiative and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.