We take very seriously the security of your personal information.
Controllers of Personal Information Any personal information provided to or gathered by https://www.ethicalhorseproducts.co.uk/ is controlled primarily by Ethical Horse Products. 8 Kingcup Road, Stafford, Staffordshire. ST17 9JQ.
What Personal Information about you does Ethical Horse Products gather?
When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. This is stored in our shop software for the purpose of managing a transaction which includes, taking a payment, allocating product stock or pre-purchase stock, shipping a product, and in the event that you require a refund.
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. It is also required to enable us to protect against fraudulent behaviour.
If you are a member of our internal staff, or are an external consultant, we may process sufficient data that we can fulfil our contract with you (ie pay you on time).
Here are the types of information we gather. Information You Give Us:
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features such as making a purchase. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customising future offers for you, improving our Site and communicating with you.
Payment information Ethical Horse Products does not process financial transaction itself. We rely on two online payment services to manage securely the process of making, and taking a payment. We are based in the UK, and as such UK Law take precedence.
Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use “cookies” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses https://www.ethicalhorseproducts.co.uk/. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalised experience if we cannot recognise you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.
E-mail Communications: Our primary means of communication with you is through email or by phone. By becoming a client of Ethical Horse Products, we assume that you are happy for us to contact you in order to inform you about the services or products you have available to you through Ethical Horse Products.
In GDPR terminology, this constitutes “Legitimate Interest”. Persons who are not clients of Ethical Horse Products must “opt in” by some explicit method before we will communicate with them by email (or other means). By opting in, they are agreeing that we may inform them about the products or services that we provide, all of which are intended to assist them in helping their horse.
To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mails from us if your computer supports such capabilities.
If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, you will always have the opportunity to unsubscribe.
The right to be forgotten - Important Notice Within the requirements of GDPR, there is a clause relating to the right to be forgotten. This means you can request in writing to have all of your information held by Ethical Horse Products destroyed. You should understand that by making a request which we are obligated to carry out, your purchase information will be deleted as well. This means that, if at a later date, you require a refund due to faulty goods, or a replacement, you will need to provide your invoice that you received from Ethical Horse Products. We will not be able to provide a refund or replacement item in the event that you cannot provide the invoice, as we will not have records to cross check with.
What about Cookies? Cookies are most often small text files that websites may put on your computer whilst you are browsing. Cookies are used for many different purposes. For example, they can: • help search engines remember that you want your search results in English; • help a website remember your preferences so that you don’t need to customise it every time; • help our website to deliver a better service by showing you the content most relevant to you; • identify and resolve errors so that the site is improved for everybody; • analyse how well a website is performing.
The most common function of cookies is to remember bits of information that help make browsing the web easier and more hassle-free for you.
Here is an example of a cookie: • Name: SomeCookie • Value: 1234a5b678c9 • Domain: awebsiteaddress.com • Expires: 13th September 2015
The cookie explained: • Name = The name of the cookie • Value = The piece of information that the cookie is created to store • Domain = The website where the cookie is used • Expires = The date when the cookie will be deleted from your web browser
All modern browsers have tools to help you delete or block cookies. But it’s important to remember that many websites need cookies in order to function properly. By deleting or blocking cookies, you could also block certain personalised features and you may not be able to take full advantage of some of the website’s features.
To find out how to turn cookies on or off, see how to manage cookies.
Does Ethical Horse Products share the Information it receives? In general, no. Information about our clients is an important part of our business and we will never share your details with others without your express permission. We do share the bare minimum of your data to the extent that it is necessary for us to process your payments and ship products. This may mean that your data is saved on servers outside the EU. If you have opted-in to a newsletter then your name and email address will be stored on another service which is currently Madmimi which is part of GoDaddy. There terms are here: https://madmimi.com/legal/terms and their privacy statement here: https://uk.godaddy.com/Agreements/Privacy.aspx
Notices and Revisions If you have any concern about privacy at Ethical Horse Products, please e-mail us a thorough description and we will try to resolve the issue for you. Our business changes constantly and our Privacy Notice and the Terms & Conditions will change also. You should check our website frequently to see recent changes.