HORSES FOR CHAMPIONS LTD. ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our terms and conditions and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it.
Your use of the www.horsesforchampions.com (Website) signifies your consent to us collecting and using your personal information in accordance with the terms set out in this policy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller (i.e. the legal person who controls and is responsible for the keeping and using your personal information) is HORSES FOR CHAMPIONS LTD. with Company Number 9321631 and registered office at 3rd Floor, 14 Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1YH
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following information about you:
Details you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, subscribing to our service, or posting content. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion, and when you report a problem with our Website.
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
Details of transactions you carry out through our Website, where applicable.
Details of your visits to our Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, community areas and posts, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP (Internet Protocol) address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our Website according to your individual interests.
To speed up your searches.
To recognise you when you return to our Website
Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
To ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
To periodically provide you with information on relevent products and services (by email or SMS) from Horse Hero or selected third parties.
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
To notify you about changes to our service.
Generally, we do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 women aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in Gloucesterhire). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
However, as the site is free to use, we may periodically sell our mailing list to relevent sponsors or third parties, so that they can provide you with information about goods or services which may be of interest to you.
We may also notify you periodically of any site improvements we make to enhance your experience of using it.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If www.hosehero.com Limited sells or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or to protect the rights, property, or safety of HORSES FOR CHAMPIONS LTD. our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
You have the right to ask us not to disclose your personal data should we sell our user list to relevent sponsors or third parties. You can exercise your right to prevent this by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Thank you for taking the time to read this policy.