How We Collect and Use Information
We collect the following types of information about you:
Information you provide us directly:
We ask for certain information such as your username, real name, address, phone number and e-mail address when you register to advertise a horse, or if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the contact form, and may collect information you provide when you post the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. Your username and if you choose to disclose it, your real name, will be published publicly.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
When you visit the Thoroughbred Adoption Network, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets the Thoroughbred Adoption Network help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Thoroughbred Adoption Network (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Thoroughbred Adoption Network), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the Thoroughbred Adoption Network over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Thoroughbred Adoption Network may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled
Location data: (not currently enabled)
When you access the Thoroughbred Adoption Network by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. Some features of the Thoroughbred Adoption Network, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.
Commercial and marketing communications:
We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Thoroughbred Adoption Network, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of Service-related emails.
Use of certain service type information we collect about you:
Sharing of Your Information
We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside the Thoroughbred Adoption Network and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted below:
Who can see User Content: Any User Content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Thoroughbred Adoption Network becomes available to the public and cannot be removed, except by the Thoroughbred Adoption Network in its sole discretion. Once posted on the Thoroughbred Adoption Network, User Content may not be removable from public view, as copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Thoroughbred Adoption Network, on other sites that have republished us, or if other Users have copied or saved that information. If you do not wish your User Content to be available to the public, please don’t post it on the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. Your username and if you choose to disclose it, your real name, will be published publicly. Once published your username and / or real name may not be able to be removed.
Who can see your IP address: If you post User Content on the Thoroughbred Adoption Network while not logged in, your IP address will be published with your User Content in order to attribute your contribution to the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. A selection of Trusted Users with administrative powers on the Thoroughbred Adoption Network have the ability to review IP addresses of users to reduce abusive behavior. Any third party service embedded on the Thoroughbred Adoption Network such as an advertiser, video provider, social network or other third party will also have access to your IP address.
Who can see your email address: If you enter an email address, you will enable communication from the Thoroughbred Adoption Network and other Users. If you reply to users or participate in group the Thoroughbred Adoption Network activities such as meetups, your email address will be shared with these users. In addition, some email addresses such as blocked@the Thoroughbred Adoption Network.com forward to a group of Trusted Users, who will use your email address to reply to the email.
What happens in the event of a change of control:
We may buy or sell/divest/transfer the company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the Thoroughbred Adoption Network may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company.
Instances where we are required to share your information:
Sharing certain service type information we collect about you:
We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on “How We Collect and Use Information.” We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.
Ads on the Thoroughbred Adoption Network:
For example, Google uses DART cookies in order to deliver ads to you through the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to the Thoroughbred Adoption Network and previous websites that you may have visited. Other advertising networks also use similar cookies, clear gifs, or other mechanisms to deliver targeted advertising to you through the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. You can delete these cookies by following the instructions here: http://www.the Thoroughbred Adoption Network.com/Clear-Your-Browser%27s-Cookies . You may opt out of use of Google’s DART cookie and cookies placed by Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) certified ad networks here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp . Opting out of these cookies will be effective not only on the Thoroughbred Adoption Network, but on all websites with NAI certified advertising networks. However, these opt-outs will be ineffective on networks that are not NAI certified.
Please note that an advertiser may ask the Thoroughbred Adoption Network to show an ad to a certain audience of Users (e.g., based on demographics or other interests). In that situation, the Thoroughbred Adoption Network or our Partners determines the target audience and the Thoroughbred Adoption Network serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.
To enhance your user experience or help us improve and measure our effectiveness, the Thoroughbred Adoption Network may embed code from third parties on the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. Examples of such parties may include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, YouTube, Howcast, VideoJug, AOL, and others. These third parties may collect information about you including IP address, cookies in ways the Thoroughbred Adoption Network does not control.
How We Store and Protect Your Information
Storage and Processing:
Keeping your information safe:
The Thoroughbred Adoption Network cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Thoroughbred Adoption Network. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from the Thoroughbred Adoption Network, at all times. However, the Thoroughbred Adoption Network cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the Thoroughbred Adoption Network or guarantee that information on the Thoroughbred Adoption Network may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add to the Thoroughbred Adoption Network Service, such as social networks. the Thoroughbred Adoption Network is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Compromise of information:
In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, the Thoroughbred Adoption Network will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
the Thoroughbred Adoption Network does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. The Thoroughbred Adoption Network and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the Thoroughbred Adoption Network.com.
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