The-racehorse.com is an information service for the bloodstock and racing industries and is published by Harbury Media Limited, a UK company. Through our platform, website, products and services (the "Service"), we publish a range of information and statistics.
We are committed to:
- protecting the personal information you give us
- telling you how we use the information we gather about you
- not disclosing your personal information without your consent.
"Personal information" is any information that we could use to identify an individual. It does not include personal information that is encoded or anonymized.
"Sensitive personal information" is information that meets the "personal information" criteria and also a.) reveals race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or b.) concerns health or sex life, information about Social Security benefits, or information on criminal or administrative proceedings other than in the context of pending legal proceedings.
Ways We Collect Information
We collect information from Your use of the Services, information you provide us directly and publicly available information within our statistics database.
Information we get from your use of the Services is primarily non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers, servers, and services like Google Analytics typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the time of each visit. Other non-identifying information that we might have access to includes how you use the Service (e.g. search queries), your approximate location, cookies, etc.
We collect this non-personally-identifying information in order to better understand how visitors use the Services and, where possible, to improve their experience. For instance, we may log the time it takes to run database queries so that we can improve performance. In some cases, we may publicly display information that is not personally identifying in the aggregate, (e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our Services) or may provide the aggregate data to third parties.
When you use the Services, we also collect potentially personally identifying information in the form of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) accessed, and the unique identifier associated with the account.
Information you provide to us directly
Certain visitors to our Services choose to interact with them in ways that may require them to provide us with personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that is provided depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who register with the-racehorse.com to provide a real name, username, and email address. Organizations and individuals who engage in financial transactions to purchase paid services are asked to provide additional information, such as the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, we only collect as much information as is necessary or appropriate given the type of interaction. We do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And you can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent you from engaging in certain activities.
Publicly available information within our statistics database
Our statistics database includes personal information such as vendors and purchasers of horses at public thoroughbred auctions and trainer names in race results. This information is publicly available. We process such information in a minimal way by publishing names within results of races and sales and in the context of reports on an individual horse. Such processing is undertaken under the legitimate commercial interest of Harbury Media in providing as complete information as possible to users of its database, and in the belief that individuals affected would reasonably expect their personal information to be processed in such a manner, and such processing is neither intrusive nor likely to cause harm.
Third party technologies
If you are outside the United Kingdom, any personally identifiable information you enter into the Services will be transferred out of your country and into the United Kingdom, and possibly to other countries. By using the Services, you consent to such transfer and are representing that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country.
The-racehorse.com does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 without parental consent. If we learn that we have inadvertently obtained information in violation of applicable laws, we will promptly delete the information.
When we collect your personal information, we'll tell you how we're using it, any types of third parties to which we might disclose it, (other than "agents," such as vendors or contractors, who are only processing such information for us or at our direction), and the choices we offer you to limit the use of your information.
Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when you are first asked to provide us with personal information, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and we will notify you before we use the information for something other than the purpose for which it was originally collected.
Ways We Use Information We Collect
Among other things, we may use information about you to:
Allow you to register for our Services and to administer and process the registration;
Communicate with you about our products, services and related issues;
Evaluate the quality of our products and services, and to enhance your experience on our web site;
Maintain and administer our web site and comply with our legal or internal obligations and policies;
Transfer information to others as described in this policy or to satisfy our legal, regulatory, compliance, or auditing requirements, including to disclose information to law enforcement authorities upon validly served legal process or a valid judicial instruction (for example, pursuant to a court order);
Charge you any fees and provide you with a receipt or resolve billing issues associated with your account, which may involve the use of third party agents;
In the case of accounts created using business email domains, to provide your contact information to an administrator of the business email domain to facilitate the provision of additional products and/or services.
We will not share your personal information with non-agent third parties unless we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property, rights or those of third parties or the public at large. It is possible that we may, on occasion, buy or sell assets from or to other companies. If that should occur, user information is typically one of the assets that gets transferred.
Similarly, if Harbury Media Ltd or most of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information could be transferred or acquired. You should be aware that such events can occur, and that if it does, the buyer may continue to use your personal and non-personal information, but only as set forth in this policy. Other than in these rare circumstances, Harbury Media Ltd will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying information to anyone.
We may from time to time request some of your financial information for the purposes of completing transactions you have initiated through the Services, enrolling you in discount, rebate, and other schemes in which you elect to participate, protecting against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business.
If you are a registered user of our Services and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date with what's going on with the Services. If we do send you information that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with a way to request that you don't get any similar notices (opt-out, unsubscribe, etc.).
We may also provide non-personal data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Site. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our Site, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our Site, or the activities that visitors to our Site engage in while on our Site.
Prior to providing agents with any personal information, we will obtain assurances that they will safeguard it in accordance with this policy. In the unlikely event that we should discover that an agent is using personal information in a way that conflicts with this policy, we will take all reasonable steps to stop it immediately.
All records containing personal or financial information are considered to be our property and are afforded confidential treatment at all times. We work hard to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personal or financial information. All such electronic information is stored on restricted database servers, and is generally kept until such time as you may ask us to edit or delete it, as described below. We only disclose such information to our employees, contractors or affiliates that a) need to know that information in order to process it for us or to provide other services, and b) have agreed not to disclose it to others.
We use a third-party, industry-accepted Payment Gateway to securely process credit card transactions and a third party supplier to calculate VAT liability on any transaction in order that we may comply with rules on payment of VAT on digital downloads.
Upon request, we will provide you with reasonable access to the personal information we collect about you. Because personal information—for example, your email address—is required to use the Services, we retain personal information as long as your account is active. You will have the opportunity to correct, update, modify or delete this information updating your information in the Services. Please note that some information may remain in our records even after you request deletion of your information, and in particular we are obliged by law to keep financial records of transactions for a fixed period of time. Additionally, there may be limits to the amount of information we can practically provide. For example, we may limit an individual's access to personal information where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual's privacy or where doing so would violate others' rights.
If you have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.