This statement of privacy applies to the Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary (HSES) website and governs the collection and usage of your data. This statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it and by you using this site, you consent to the practices described in this statement.
Collection of Information
HSES gathers two types of information about our visitors:
- Information that visitors provide through voluntary and option submissions, such as our electronic newsletter and store purchases.
- Information gathered through tracking page views throughout the site.
HSES does not provide any information about visitors to our site to third parties, nor is this data sold for marketing purposes.
What Information is Gathered?
1. Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by visitors:
a. Electronic newsletter – HSES gathers the email addresses and optional contact details of visitors who voluntarily subscribe. Visitors may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter.
b. Contact Form – we provide a form on this website for purposes of contacting HSES. All information that is voluntarily supplied in this form, is saved and used for the stated purpose of that form (such as responding to a request for information, etc.). This form of interaction is only recorded by HSES for record keeping purposes.
2. User Tracking
The HSES website tracks visitor traffic patterns , however, we do not correlate this information with data about individual visitors, nor do we break down overall usage statistics according to a visitor’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every visitor’s browser).
We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it allows us to relate your use of this website to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
HSES takes all reasonable efforts to protect the security of information obtained through our website. Your personal information will never be disclosed to a third party for marketing purposes.
Opt-In / Opt-Out Policy
Our mailing list is a strictly an opt-in service, meaning, you must specifically request to be included on the subscriber list. You will not be added to the mailing list without your consent. Visitors can subscribe to the mailing list manually, or by opting in via one of our website contact forms (see above). Links to opt-out of the mailing list are included at the bottom of every email broadcast that we send.