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EFFECTIVE DATE: This Privacy Policy shall be effective as of October 09, 2013

Welcome to TheACAs.com ("Site" or "Website"), a voting and information site for American Country Awards™ (collectively, "The ACAs " or "the Show"). TheACAs.com is operated by Bob Bain Productions, Inc. and its affiliates, including Fox Broadcasting Company (collectively, "us", "we" "our" or the "Company"). The services that the Site offers may include content pages, voting, sweepstakes and promotions, display of social media content, offers, newsletters, mobile services and any other features, content, promotions, games or applications offered from time to time by Company (collectively, the “Services”).

This Privacy Policy describes how the Company collects, uses, and shares personally identifiable information (e.g., information that identifies a specific person, such as full name or email address) (“PII”) in connection with the Site and the Services and provides general information on the Company’s practices for handing of other non-personally identifiable information (e.g., zipcode, demographics and Site usage) (“non-PII”) to the extent such information is associated with a particular user or user account. The Internet presents an opportunity for us to reach our audience with product, entertainment, and company information, and the Services. We are committed to providing and maintaining that opportunity in a safe and secure environment for our visitors.

Agreement to This Privacy Policy and Privacy Policy Modifications

By using this Website you (and your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor in your jurisdiction of residence) are agreeing to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, or any of its terms, you must immediately leave the Site and discontinue your use of Services. From time to time, and at any time, this Privacy Policy may be revised or changed. We will notify you about material changes and their respective effective date(s) that expand our rights to use your PII by sending a notice to the primary email address you have specified and by placing a prominent notice on the Site. Users should review this Privacy Policy periodically to be up-to-date on the Site's most current privacy policies and practices. In the event the last email address you provided to Company is not valid or is not capable of delivering the notice to you, Company's dispatch of an email containing the notice to that email address shall nonetheless constitute effective notice.

For Children Under the Age of 13

The Site and the Services are general audience and not targeted to children and we will not knowingly accept/collect information from children under the age of 13.

Using the Website and the Services

This Website is intended to provide a unique, informational, and entertaining experience for users without requiring them to submit any more PII than is necessary to participate in particular activities that may be offered, or to use the Site and/or the Services effectively. We do not require users to register or submit PII in order to visit the Website. In addition, some activities on the site may be performed without providing PII. At times, users may also be asked to provide non-PII such as first name, age, gender, zip code, city, and/or state of residence.

When PII May Be Requested

Registration and/or input of PII may be required to participate in Services such as, but not limited to, participation in voting, sweepstakes, contests, specific promotional activities and offers, and some surveys. If PII is required for participation in a Service you will not be able to participate in that Service without disclosing the requested PII.

Use of PII

If you make information publicly available on the Site or the Services (whether directly, or indirectly, for example by posting it on a social media account that will be displayed on the Site) your information will be publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers and anyone else with access to the Site and the Services.

We use the PII we collect from and about users for the following purposes:

To provide and manage the Site and/or the Services. We use the information we collect from and about users to provide the Site and the Services to you, which may include: to register you for and allow you to participate in the Services; to verify that you comply with the published rules or terms and conditions; to notify you if you are a winner in a sweepstakes or contest; to keep track of your compliance with requirements when voting in award events; to provide you with information regarding promotion activity; for prize delivery, for notification of important changes to Website or Service functions; to ensure that we comply with applicable laws; to personalize and enhance your experience; to send you personalized information about our Site and Services via email; to contact you for feedback regarding us or our advertisers or business partners, if any; and to provide you with customer support and respond to inquiries. We may also use aggregated, anonymous data about use of and activity on the Site and the Services to assist us in this regard and such data is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

To allow third party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Site and the Services. The PII you disclose on the Site and the Services may be shared with third party service providers such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us to administer the Site or the Services, for example: developing or supporting products and features; processing payments; providing advertising, conducting email marketing on our behalf; processing data or statistics; or assisting with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes. Your PII will only be shared with administrators, business partners, or advertisers for a particular purpose and they will not be permitted to use it for any unauthorized purpose. Should you respond to a particular offer from our business partners or advertisers, we may also use your PII to provide a report to our advertisers or business partners that tells them who responded to a particular offer. Further, if you accept an offer contained in, for example, an email, we may provide the advertiser or business partner with the PII necessary to fulfill that offer to you.

To contact you. The Company may use the email address or other contact information you provided to us to send you notifications in connection with the Site and the Services. In addition, if you have given us permission (or should you give us permission in the future) by affirmatively opting-in, we may use your email address and other contact information provided to us through the Site or the Services (i) to send you promotional materials from us, for example, but not limited to, notification of special offers and newsletters, or, (ii) to have promotional materials sent directly to you from and by third parties. Opt-ins can be selected when you register and/or complete your communication preferences if or when those preferences are offered, or otherwise. If you do not want to receive such promotional information from third parties do not opt-in to receive them. You can change your communication preferences if and when offered, and remove yourself from our email lists at any time from clicking on unsubscribe at the bottom of the email. Please also note that even if you do not opt-in or have opted-out of receiving promotional emails from us or third parties, we may still use your PII to communicate with you for other purposes, such as notifying you in connection with the Site or Service features, if you are a winner in a sweepstakes or contest or if you are participating in other activities where we believe communication is necessary.

To deliver relevant advertising. We may use the information you provide to us, and information we collect about your use of the Site and the Services through cookies and other technologies, to assist us in delivering you relevant ads when you visit the Site and the Services or other websites. We may work with third party advertising networks and advertisers who help deliver these ads to you. We do not share your non-public personal information with these third parties, but we may share de-identified, anonymized or aggregated information with them to improve the relevancy of the ads you see on the Site and the Services. As noted above, these third party advertising networks and advertisers may also use cookies and similar technologies to collect and track non-personally identifiable information such as demographic information, aggregated information, and Internet activity to assist them in delivering advertising that is more relevant to your interests. To find out more about third party online advertising and to opt out of this type of advertising, visit aboutads.info.

To protect the rights of Company and our users. There may be instances when Company may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where Company has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety or property of Company and our affiliated companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our terms of use); (ii) protect the safety, privacy and security of users of the Site and the Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process; and (v) respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence.

To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Company sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Company may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

Safety and Security

We take steps to help ensure that all information provided by you, whether PII or non-PII, is treated securely. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect visitor information from unauthorized access and improper use. From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods.

If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public, remember to sign off and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will help to ensure that others cannot access your PII.

Please be aware though that despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. No data transmission over the Internet, however, can be guaranteed to be totally secure. While we try to protect your PII, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. You use the Site, the Services, and provide us with PII, at your own risk.

Use of Non-PII

Use of Non-PII you provide to the Site or the Service: From time to time, we may also ask you to provide us with non-PII which is data that does not allow us to identify you, such as first name, zip code, age, gender, product and promotional preferences, and household characteristics like presence of children or income bracket. Your non-PII may be aggregated and used for our internal purposes or for creating reports for third-party advertisers and partners, or otherwise shared with third parties for any lawful purpose, without your permission. Other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy or otherwise with your consent, we will not provide a third party with non-PII in a manner that would allow them to identify you personally from such non-PII.

Gathering Transactional and Site Activity Information: During the course of any visit to the Site or the Services, Company collects certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Site, our servers receive and record information about your computer and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Site or the Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device or other transactional information for that device in order to serve content to it. We may also use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe flash technology), which are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. Websites send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the website can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that site. These technologies may be used to collect and store information about your usage of the Site or the Services, such as pages you have visited and advertisements you have seen. Company may also use cookies, pixels and similar tools to relate your use of the Site or the Services to personal information obtained from you, from publicly available sources or a reputable third party. For example, if you have asked us to provide you information about our upcoming products or promotions, cookie and/or click stream data about your activities on the Site or the Services may allow us to limit the materials we provide you to items we think you will find interesting, based on your prior online activities and preferences.

Third parties that support the Site or the Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as tracking aggregate site usage statistics may also use these technologies to collect similar information. Company does not control these third party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of these third parties using such technologies. For more information about third party ad networks and services that use these technologies, see aboutads.info, and to opt out of such ad networks' and services' collection and advertising practices, go to aboutads.info/choices.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies). Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, including cookies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through the Site or the Services.

Third Parties

Linked Services. Third parties may have landing pages on our Site that may be linked to independent micro-sites that will take you off our Site. The Site or the Services may also contain links to third party websites or services and may offer content, functionality, games, rewards programs, newsletters, contests or sweepstakes, or applications developed and maintained by third parties. We do not maintain those third party services. We are not responsible for the content, practices, or information practices (including but not limited to information practices relative to the gathering and use of PII) of the micro-sites operated by these third parties, and we do not sponsor endorse or approve the content, policies, practices, or products of these micro-sites. When you leave our Site check the relevant service’s privacy policy and terms of use in order to understand their policies and practices regarding the collection and use of PII.

Third-Party Advertisements: We may include banner, icon, text or other advertisements for third parties (or for sites operated by third parties), including those that are not sponsors of and are not affiliated with our Website or the Services. Should you click on any such advertisement, you will leave our Website and be taken to the advertiser's website. As such, we are not responsible for the content, practices, or information practices (including but not limited to information practices relative to the gathering and use of PII) of the websites operated by these third parties. In addition, these advertisements do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement, or approval by us of the content, policies, practices, or products of these websites. All users should check the relevant website's privacy policy and terms of use in order to understand their policies and practices regarding the collection and use of PII.

International User Notice: The Site is intended for use exclusively by residents of the United States of America. Our computer systems are based in the United States. Personally Identifiable Information may be treated differently than it is in other parts of the world, such as the European Union.

Review, Change and Deletion of Personal Information: All users may review their PII at any time. If you would like to review, modify, or delete this information, please email us at mailto:staff@theacas.com or by mailing a letter with the request to: Bain/Sills Productions, Inc. Attn: Privacy Policy Administrator, 1447 Cloverfield Blvd., Ste 201 Santa Monica, CA 90404

Comments, Questions, or Suggestions: If you would like to communicate with us about our Privacy Policy, please email us at staff@theacas.com or contact us by mail at: Bain/Sills Productions, Inc. Attn: Privacy Policy Administrator, 1447 Cloverfield Blvd., Ste 201 Santa Monica, CA 90404.

California Residents: Privacy Rights California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our Website users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, should you be a California resident and would like to make such a request please submit your request in writing to: Bain/Sills Productions, Inc. Attn: ACA Privacy Rights Administrator, 1447 Cloverfield Blvd., Ste 201 Santa Monica, CA 90404.