Privacy Policy

Regarding the online use of Equestrian Culture at EquestrianCulture.com. This Privacy Policy is effective as of March 1, 2015.

What Data we Collect and How it is Used

When you visit EquestrianCulture.com, create an account, purchase a membership or sign up for our newsletter, we collect certain information from you. The type of data we collect is dependent on how you interact with and use EquestrianCulture.com. We use this data to help us deliver the best content and user experience possible, and to support basic functions on the site such as sending out our weekly newsletters, conducting surveys and maintaining the functionality of member accounts.

a. Google Analytics

Like millions of other websites, Equestrian Culture uses Google Analytics to collect basic anonymous data including:

  • The number of visitors the website receives.
  • Percentages of new versus repeat visitors.
  • Which country users are visiting from.
  • How individuals navigate to and within EquestrianCulture.com.
  • Which pages and posts are most popular.
  • Which browsers and/or mobile devices visitors use to access the site.

We only collect this information in order to make the time you spend on EquestrianCulture.com as enriching and enjoyable as possible—using it to inform content and design choices. Please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy for more information.

b. Email Newsletter

When you sign up for Equestrian Culture’s awesome weekly newsletter, you provide us with your first name and email address. This information is stored on our email marketing service’s databases. See MailChimp’s privacy policy for more information.

c. Paying Members

We collect information necessary to process transactions. Equestrian Culture holds a Comodo EV SSL 256 bit Security Certificate and processes payments with Stripe in an effort to make our site’s checkout process as secure as possible. The information collected during the checkout process is only collected for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested by the customer. Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification available. Read more about Stripe’s security and Stripe’s privacy policy.

Will this Information Be Shared with Third Parties?

Equestrian Culture will never sell, rent, publicize or otherwise share any of the personal information you share with us. We value your trust, and we have a conscience. If you write us a heartfelt note or send a glowing testimonial, we may share it on our site, but we will always ask your permission first before including any identifying information.

We may share the information you provide to us with trusted third parties who are essential to the operation of EquestrianCulture.com, including but not limited to Equestrian Culture staff, advisors and payment processors. We may store your personal information in locations outside the direct control of Equestrian Culture, such as our email marketing provider and payment processor’s databases.

The only information we share publicly is the number of visitors EquestrianCulture.com receives.

Modify or Delete Your Data, or Opt-Out of Future Communications

a. Google Analytics

You may use a browser plugin to opt out of Google Analytics tracking.

b. Email Newsletter

Should you choose to unsubscribe from our weekly email newsletter, an unsubscribe link is conveniently located at the bottom of each email. You have the right and ability to unsubscribe at any time.

c. Membership/Member Account

You may cancel your member account at any time. Please make note of our refund policies for our different paid membership levels and payment plans. A refund may or may not be available upon account cancellation depending on your payment plan and membership type.

Security

Although no digital transmission of data is guaranteed to be 100% secure, we implement a number of measures to keep the information you share with us secure.

Links to other websites

EquestrianCulture.com contains links to third-party websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

Your Consent

BY USING AND VISITING EQUESTRIANCULTURE.COM, YOU CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns regarding to this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

***We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. Any notification of changes made to this policy will be listed on this page on EquestrianCulture.com, so please check this page periodically to learn about any new edits or additional information. This Privacy Policy is effective as of March 1, 2015 and was last modified on March 5, 2015.