PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF WEBSITE USE

BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND/OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE EXIT THE WEBSITE NOW. YOUR REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT, OR OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR THOSE PARTICULAR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. YOUR AGREEMENT WITH US REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH THESE TERMS OF USE BECOMES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON COMMENCEMENT OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.
 
Privacy Policy
Equitrekking.com has adopted a set of information management guidelines, which serve as the basis for our customer and advertiser relationships. These guidelines disclose the privacy policies for our Website. These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, and that underlying business models are still not established. Accordingly, guidelines are subject to change. Any such changes will be posted on this page.  Equitrekking.com is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Websites to which it may link.
 
What information does Equitrekking.com gather and/or track about you?
 
Registration. When you register to receive free services from Equitrekking.com, we require that you supply your full name, email address, and demographic information. Customers who register must agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use for use of the relevant service and/or the Equitrekking.com Website.
Anonymous Information. Equitrekking.com may also gather anonymous information, which may be used by Equitrekking.com or shared with third parties. This is information which does not personally identify you, but which may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer. Generally this information is collected through "traffic data" and may entail the use of "cookies," "IP addresses," or other numeric codes used to identify a computer.
Cookies. Equitrekking.com employs cookies to recognize you and your access privileges on the Website, as well as to track site usage. Subscribers who do not accept cookies from the domain (e.g. "Equitrekking.com") cannot access some areas of the Equitrekking.com Website. We may use an advertising server developed by a third party, to display ads on our Website. Some of these ads may contain cookies that are set by third parties (i.e., advertising agencies or advertising clients). We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain. Acceptance of cookies from domains other than Equitrekking.com is optional.
IP Addresses. Equitrekking.com also logs IP addresses for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. (Your IP address indicates the location of your computer on the Internet). We do not log IP addresses to track your session, nor do we link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.
Credit Card Information. If you use a credit card to pay for anything on the Equitrekking.com or Shopdarley.com we will not use your credit card information for any other purpose or to pay for any other type of purchase, other than to fulfill one order, and Equitrekking.com will not store your credit card information.
 
 
What does Equitrekking.com do with the information it gathers and/or tracks?
 
Statistical Analysis and Banner Advertising. Equitrekking.com may perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our Website (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. Equitrekking.com also uses demographic information to allow advertising banners on our Website to be targeted, in aggregate, to the readers for whom they are most pertinent. This means that readers see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. In this statistical analysis and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information about you as an individual subscriber or registrant will not be provided to any third party, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, as described in our Terms and Conditions of Use.
Email. Using the email addresses provided at registration, Equitrekking.com periodically sends promotional email to its subscribers about services offered by Equitrekking.com and its advertisers. Equitrekking.com may contact you regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement, and to confirm registration.
Occasionally, Equitrekking.com shares data collected about subscribers with other units within the Equitrekking.com group of companies or third parties whose products or services we feel may be of interest to you. Many of our subscribers find these mail or email promotions valuable, whether they are shopping for merchandise, taking advantage of a special offer or purchasing unique services. If you prefer not to receive promotional materials from companies outside the Equitrekking.com group of companies, please see the "Opting Out" provision below.
Data Security. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online, including SSL encryption security for credit card submissions. Detailed information about our security for credit card submissions is available from http://www.authorize.net/support/knowledgebase/?url=/authorize.net/consumer/search.asp.
 
With whom does Equitrekking.com share the information it gathers and/or tracks?
 
Equitrekking.com shares the information it gathers, in aggregate form, with advertisers and other affiliates. We do not release personal information about you as an individual to third parties, except when we have your permission. This information will only be sent to the email address on file for the subscriber ID associated with it.
Discussion Forum. Equitrekking.com's Website offers a discussion forum that is freely accessible to anyone. These guidelines do not cover the transfer of information in this context. Any information you disclose when posting a message on the forum becomes public. Moreover, users who post messages on the forum with their email addresses, make these email addresses available to others and could result in unsolicited email from other users or third parties. You should always be careful when distributing your personal information in this manner.
If you choose to participate or post messages in Equitrekking.com's forums, we will collect such information about you as you choose to disclose. If you send Equitrekking.com personal correspondence to Equitrekking.com about your activities or postings on Equitrekking.com's Website, Equitrekking.com may collect such information in a file specific to you.
The forums may be used only for noncommercial purposes. You may not post any material concerning promotion, advertising or solicitation for goods or services. From time to time the boards may be monitored by Equitrekking.com in order to maintain professional decorum and to prevent prohibited uses. Equitrekking.com reserves the right to remove any material, message or discussion thread that is, in the sole judgment of Equitrekking.com, inappropriate.
 
DISCLAIMER
 
ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS“ AND “AS AVAILABLE“ BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. THIS WEBSITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE MATERIALS AND SERVICES AT THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE PRICES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES LISTED HEREIN, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND WE MAKE NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH MATERIALS.
 
THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.
 
Through your use of the Website, you may have the opportunities to engage in commercial transactions with other users and vendors. You acknowledge that all transactions relating to any merchandise or services offered by any party, including, but not limited to the purchase terms, payment terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance and delivery terms relating to such transactions, are agreed to solely between the seller or purchaser of such merchandize and services and you. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY TRANSACTIONS EXECUTED WITH ANY THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE, AND YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SUCH TRANSACTIONS ARE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY WARRANTY THAT IS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE FROM A THIRD PARTY IS PROVIDED SOLELY BY SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND NOT BY US OR ANY OTHER OF OUR AFFILIATES.
 
Content available through this Website often represents the opinions and judgments of an information provider, site user, or other person or entity not connected with Equitrekking.com, Equitrekking, or DCN Creative, LLC. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of, any opinion, advice, or statement made by anyone other than an authorized Equitrekking.com, Equitrekking, or DCN Creative, LLC. spokesperson speaking in his/her official capacity.  
 
Under no circumstances will Equitrekking.com, Equitrekking, or DCN Creative, LLC. or their affiliates be liable for any loss or damages caused by your reliance on information or advice obtained through this Website, including your use of any of the discussion forums. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, opinions, advice, or other content available on or through this Website. 
SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
 
User Conduct
 
Your use of the Website is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and you are solely responsible for the contents of your communications through the Website. By posting information in or otherwise using the discussion forums, you agree that you will not upload, share, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content -- including text, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information -- that:
  1. Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), or otherwise violates our rules or policies;
  2. Victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
  3. Infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
  4. Constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as “spamming“), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
  5. Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; or
  6. Impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives.
 
We neither endorse nor assume any liability for the contents of any material uploaded or submitted by third party users of the Website. We generally do not pre-screen, monitor, or edit the content posted by users of communications services, chat rooms, message boards, newsgroups, software libraries, or other interactive services that may be available on or through this Website. However, we and our agents have the right at their sole discretion to remove any content that, in our judgment, does not comply with these Terms of Use and any other rules of user conduct for our Website, or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. We are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content. You hereby consent to such removal and waive any claim against us arising out of such removal of content. See “User Submissions” below for a description of the procedures to be followed in the event that any party believes that content posted on this Website infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party.
 
In addition, you may not use your account to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server. Not all areas of the Website may be available to you or other authorized users of the Website. You shall not interfere with anyone else's use and enjoyment of the Website or other similar services. Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.
 
You agree that we may at any time, and at our sole discretion, terminate your account without prior notice to you for violating any of the above provisions. In addition, you acknowledge that we will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other Websites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected criminal violations.
 
User Submissions
 
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT UNSOLICITED IDEAS OR CONFIDENTIAL\PROPRIETARY INFORMATION TO US UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  EQUITREKKING.COM, THROUGH DCN CREATIVE LLC AND ITS EMPLOYEES,  DOES NOT ACCEPT OR CONSIDER UNSOLICITED IDEAS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IDEAS FOR NEW SHOOTING LOCATIONS, SHOWS, PRODUCTS, PROMOTIONS, AND ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. 
 
If, despite our request, you still send us your ideas or confidential\proprietary information, then regardless of the content or proposed terms in any accompanying documentation sent by you, the following terms shall apply to your submission.  Subject to our Privacy Policy outlined above, any communication, including but not limited to ideas and confidential\proprietary information, or material that you transmit to this Website or to us, whether by electronic mail or other means, for any reason, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.  While you retain all rights in such communications or material, you grant us and our designated licensees a non-exclusive, paid-up, perpetual, and worldwide right to copy, distribute, display, perform, publish, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise use such material for any purpose regardless of the form or medium (now known or not currently known) in which it is used.
 
Further, by submitting your contribution to Equitrekking.com and DCN Creative LLC, you warrant that your contribution is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to the Equitrekking.com and DCN Creative, LLC for all the purposes specified above, is not defamatory and does not infringe any law. You also agree to indemnify Equitrekking.com and DCN Creative, LLC against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Equitrekking.com and DCN Creative, LLC as a result of your breach of the above warranty and waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on equitrekking.com and DCN Creative, LLC and the purposes specified above.
 
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you or any user of this Website believes its copyright, trademark or other property rights have been infringed by a posting on this Website, you or the user should send notification to our Designated Agent (as identified below) immediately. To be effective, the notification must include:
 
  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  4. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be subject to infringing activity and that is to be removed and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the materials;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringing.
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c), our Designated Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as indicated below. Service of repeat infringers of copyright or of users about whom repeat claims of copyright infringement are received will be terminated.
 
Designated Agent for Claimed Infringement:
 
St. Clair & Greschler, P.C.
3100 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 503, Boulder Colorado, 80303
(303) 440-7500
sglaw@stclairgreschler.com
 
Your acknowledge and agree that upon receipt of a notice of a claim of copyright infringement, we may immediately remove the identified materials from our Website without liability to you or any other party and that the claims of the complaining party and the party that originally posted the materials will be referred to the United States Copyright Office for adjudication as provided in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
 
A Special Note About Children.
Children are not eligible to use Equitrekking.com's services, and we ask that minors not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you may use this service only in conjunction with a parent or guardian.
 
Opting-Out, Corrections and Cancellations.
Upon request, Equitrekking.com will: (a) remove you and your personal information from our database, thereby canceling your registration; (b) correct personal information that you state is erroneous; or (c) permit you to "opt out" of further email contact (except notification of major changes to the service) while still allowing access to the Website. To request a correction or cancellation, contact us through our contact from: http://www.equitrekking.com/contact/
 
Linking
 
Within Equitrekking.com there are links to non-Equitrekking/DCN Creative websites. When you link to third party websites, you leave our Website and no longer will be subject to our privacy policy. Equitrekking.com and DCN Creative, LLC are not responsible for the privacy practices nor the content of non-Equitrekking/DCN Creative, LLC websites, and such links are not intended to be an endorsement of the non-Equitrekking/DCN Creative, LLC websites or its content.
 
Official Contest Rules 2013
 
To Enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. To enter, fully complete and submit the online entry form available on the Contest entry page located at www.equitrekking.com/newsletter_archive/. If you already get the Equitrekking newsletter, email us with the subject line EquineLUX contest to get entered to win. Entries will be collected between March 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and March 29, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. ET (the “Contest Period”). Contest Sponsor: Equitrekking.com The Prizes: Four saddle pads from EquineLUX.

How to Enter: Visit www.equitrekking.com/newsletter_archive/ and fill in required entry information. If you already get the Equitrekking newsletter, email us with the subject line EquineLUX contest to get entered to win. Individuals may enter this Contest more than once, but multiple entries do not improve odds of winning.

Drawing: A random email drawing from the emails received will be conducted four times over the course of the Contest Period by DCN Creative, LLC whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the contest. The Winner of the contest will be posted on www.Facebook.com/Equitrekking and contacted at the “sender” email address used to enter the contest, and the person receiving and replying to the winner announcement email will be considered the winner unless they specify another person within the reply email as the winner. DCN Creative, LLC will email the contest Prize to the email address supplied by the recipient of the winner announcement email. Claiming of Prizes requires an email response to Sponsor from the winning sender email address within 7 days of being notified of winning at the email address used to enter. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the Prize. If a Prize or notification is returned as undeliverable, the corresponding Prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Winners may not request substitutions of Prize winnings. Acceptance of Prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use each winner's name, Prize won and city and state for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity including online posting without additional compensation. Eligibility: Contest is open to legal residents, 13 years of age or older, of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) and Canada. Management, employees and families of DCN Creative, LLC are prohibited from winning any Prizes awarded by DCN Creative, LLC. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Contest Rules and to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final.

Prizes: By accepting the Prize, winner agrees to hold the Sponsor and their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest or acceptance of the Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Prize. Four Prizes will be awarded. Approximate Retail Values (ARV) for each Prize: ($59 to $160 U.S. Dollars) If the specified Prize becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, DCN Creative, LLC may substitute a Prize of like or equal value.

Other Terms and Conditions: Potential winner will be required to respond to prize notification within seven (7) days of notification, failing which the potential winner will be disqualified and another winner selected in the place of the disqualified person at random from all entries received. If any prize or prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and another potential winner will be selected in the original potential winner's place. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees that the Sponsor and those acting under the Sponsor's authority may use winner's name, picture/portrait likeness and/or voice, for advertising and promotional purposes without further consideration, unless prohibited by law. BY ACCEPTING THE PRIZE, THE WINNER AGREES THAT THE SPONSOR, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND ALL OF THE SPONSOR'S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND WILL BE HELD HARMLESS BY WINNER FOR ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY. Subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited.

Miscellaneous: All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and none will be returned. In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The "authorized account holder" is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, stolen, or misdirected entries.

Use of Information: The collection and use of entrant information will be governed by Sponsor's online privacy policy, available for viewing at http://www.equitrekking.com/privacy/

Winner's List: The winner's name will be announced on www.Facebook.com/Equitrekking

Prize Provider: EquineLUX
If you have any questions about this Contest, please contact us. 
 
Comments
 
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