The privacy of your commercial and personal information is very important to us. In order for us to gain and maintain your continued support, we operate under this code of conduct.
What information do you collect when I visit the site?
As a user of the site, we may automatically collect information about your use of our service. This information can be described as “navigational data”. It is standard for many web sites to collect this type of information in order to improve web site content and navigation by monitoring your usage of the web site.
One way that navigational data is collected is by placing “cookies” in your browser file on your hard drive. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on a consumer’s computer hard-drive via a browser. Cookies do not capture or track any personal information and cannot identify you as an individual. If you wish, you may elect to not accept cookies on your browser. This should not adversely affect your experience when visiting the site.
We may use your navigational information by combining it with the navigational information we collect about other users. These results do not identify any individual and instead give us aggregated results about the usage of the site. By doing this, we are able to improve the look and feel of the site, improve content and navigation of the site, and improve the services we provide for members and users.
Search request data
As a user of the site, you may elect to search our listing database for goods and services that are available for sale, horses who are available for sale or auction, property that is available for sale or lease, employment opportunities, specific news/information, or to locate details of the providers of equine related goods and services. This information may be gathered and used in conjunction with other user information to generate statistics about the types of goods and services that people are searching for.
What personal information is collected?
“Personal information” is information that identifies an individual, or information from which an individual’s identity can reasonably be ascertained. We collect personal information such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number details when you register on the site to become a member, or when you correspond with us or use the site to make inquiries, or when you join our contact list by submitting your email address and the details of the types of goods and services, horses, property, employment opportunities, specific news/information that you are interested in possibly purchasing or leasing or accessing.
Additional information about your use of our service.
This information can be described as “navigational data” and comprises: browser type; IP address; the URL you come from and go to; links to other web sites you click on; the pages you view on our site and time spent on it; cookies; your domain type and service provider. It is standard for many web sites to collect this type of information in order to enable them to monitor usage of a web site and improve web site content and navigation.
How will Personal Information about me be used?
We require your personal information so that we can efficiently facilitate your use of the site. For members, this includes using personal information to issue you with a member name and password, to calculate the fees payable by you, for issuing invoices, to maintain your membership and your content, and to improve the services we provide for all members of this internet site.
In order to improve our service we may use your personal information, such as your e-mail address, to request comments about your use of our site. If you choose, you can opt-out of receiving such communications from us by visiting the Contact Us section, and informing us of your wish to unsubscribe. Click here.
As a user, if you join our contact list you will be asked to submit your email address and the details of the types of goods and services, horses, property, employment opportunities, specific news/information that you are interested in possibly purchasing or leasing or accessing
How will MY personal information be used?
Data and information that we collect about your use of the Site by combining this with information we collect about other users to give us aggregated results (i.e. results which do not identify any individual)about the usage of the Site. We do this to monitor Site usage, to improve the look, content and navigation of the Site and to improve the services we provide for not for profit organisations.
Will personal information about me be given to anyone else?
We may disclose your personal information to third parties where it is required by law, where we reasonably believe it is necessary for law enforcement purposes or where we believe there is a threat to a person’s safety or health.
How do we keep your information safe?
Transmission of personal information is protected between your browser and our Internet server. You will know when transmitted data is safe by a security notice when you enter a secure page, and by the presence of an icon on your browser, either a key for Netscape or a lock for Microsoft Internet Explorer. Additionally, secure web pages can be identified by the URL. A standard page will begin with ‘http://’ whereas a secure web page will begin with ‘https://’.
Personal information received from you is stored on our servers. We take steps to ensure that this personal information cannot be accessed by any person who is not authorised by us and is not subject to loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration.
If your information is incorrect or out of date we ask that you correct that information.
We will also take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if it is no longer required. Information can sometimes
never be completely destroyed due to technical and accounting constraints, plus legal responsibilities that require us to retain some information.