Privacy Policy


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The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. In order for us to gain and maintain the continued support of our members and website visitors, we operate under this code of conduct.

What types of information are Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) collecting, and how is the site collecting it?
The majority of information, products and services on our site are offered without our collecting any personally identifiable information from you. You can surf the Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) web site and view much of our terrific content anonymously.

Information You Provide
There are a few activities on our site where the collection of personally identifiable information may be necessary. Those activities include things like site registration (when activated), entering a forum (when forums are in use), or contacting us. When personally identifiable information is collected, you will know because you will have to fill out a form. For most activities, we collect only your name and e-mail address.

Information Collected from You with Technology
The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) web site occasionally collects some information about you using technology, so it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance, when you come to our site your IP address is collected so that we know where to send information you are requesting. An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. This information assists us in establishing the value of our external links, and is not personally identifiable.  The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) web site uses information collected through technology to make our sites more interesting and useful to you. We DO NOT normally combine this type of information with personally identifiable information.

Similar to many web sites, our web site, on occasions, utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, What Are Cookies?) and web server logs to collect information about how our web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent on our web site, and the web sites visited just before and just after our web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

Use of "Web bugs"
What is a Web Bug? A web bug is a graphic on a web page or in an e-mail message that is designed to monitor who is reading the web page or e-mail message. Web bugs are often invisible because they are typically only 1-by-1 pixel in size.

We do not use "Web bugs." Some Internet security applications may mis-identify static graphic elements, used for layout purposes only, as web bugs. Consult your security program's documentation for details on filtering unsuspicious images.

What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized. Cookies are needed for such personalisation's as user registrations, shopping carts, 'wish lists', etc.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use web site browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our web site users browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our visitors. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner, and to continually improve our web site to better meet the needs of our members and other visitors.

Cookies also help us collect important technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by visitors to our web site as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our web site and evaluate our web site's visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture any personally identifying information about you.

Cookies Used on this website
Session & persistent cookies: These are used to remember your preferences, and enhance your viewing and site navigation.

Essential Cookies:
These cookies are essential as they help our website function properly. They enable you to complete our online forms, make a payment, submit applications, etc. They do not contain any personal information.

Third Party cookies:
Analytical: These cookies allow us to count the number of visitors to our website, and to see how they use it. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works.

Social Networking
(Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, YouTube, Paypal)

Other Cookies:
Some of our web pages use embedded content from third party sites (such as Twitter and Flickr) and these sites may use cookies. IDHS(GB) does not control how third party sites use their cookies. For more details you need to check their privacy polices.
You can find out more about our Cookie Use, including specific details for each cookie and how long it is retained on your device.

None of this data includes any personally identifiable information.

Explanation of types of cookies + removal/block instructions

Click here

Can You Disable Cookie Acceptance?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can also choose to reject cookies from specific websites only
You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer, Firefox) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you occasionally won't have access to some Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) features that make your web experience more efficient.

Public Forums
This site may make forums and/or chatrooms available to its visitors. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

How does Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) use the personally identifiable information that has been collected?
Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) uses personally identifiable information in a limited number of ways. For example, if you contact us for help we will use the information given to contact you.

Does Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) share information from the website with companies or other organizations
NO!! We aren't in the business of selling, or renting, information about our members, or visitors - nor do we share statistical information.

Third-Party Advertisers, Network Advertisers and externally linked Web sites
Once you've clicked on an advertisement or external link, and have left Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) web site, our privacy policy no longer applies. You must read the privacy policy of the relevant web site to see how your personal information will be handled on their site.

Will personal information about you be given to anyone else?
From time to time sponsorship deals deemed beneficial to the Society or its members are carefully considered for acceptance. If accepted, some membership details such as name and address may be provided to these sponsors. These details will NOT include telephone or fax numbers. Should individual members not wish these sponsors to have access to personal details, they should contact the IDHS (GB) administrator.

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.

Security measures
Personal information received from you is not stored on our servers. We take steps to ensure that any members personal information that is saved elsewhere 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 inform us so that we may 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 may require us to retain some information.

Web Site Security
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to deny and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Misuse Act of 1990 (UK) or the appropriate legislation of the perpetrators access point. (e.g, USA - Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 1986 and/or the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act, 1996).

Website Information
Information presented on the Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) web site is considered copyrighted information, (either of IDHS(GB) or the author) and is the intellectual property of the respective owner. It may not be distributed or copied without written permission. Where permission is granted, the use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

How often should you check this privacy policy?
We may make changes to this privacy policy from time to time, so you should check it each time you visit this site.

Who should you contact with questions or concerns, regarding this privacy policy?
Contact us, either by e-mail or in writing, at:

PO Box 91
Newcastle Emlyn
SA44 9AT
Tel: 0345 2300 399

Registered Charity No. 1080522

Last Updated Saturday 03 March 2018 




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