Equestrian Connect Terms of Service and Policies

Children's Privacy Policy

effective December 1, 2018

What This Children's Privacy Policy Covers

Our Privacy Policy covers all data collected and used by Equestrian Connect, LLC (the "Company"). In addition to our general Privacy Policy (the "General Privacy Policy"), this Children's Privacy Policy provides further information and privacy protections for our users who are under the age of 13. For your convenience, this Children's Privacy Policy uses terms that are defined in our General Privacy Policy. If there are any conflicts between this Children's Privacy Policy and the General Privacy Policy, this Children's Privacy Policy shall control with regard to information collected from users under the age of 13.

Information Collection and Use

In addition to our information regarding "What Personal Information Does Company Display or Collect," as set forth in the General Privacy Policy, when someone under the age of 13 attempts to register with the Company, we implement certain additional requirements to ensure that we are appropriately protecting children's information and privacy under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").

When a user who is under age 13 attempts to register to use the site or services, we require the child's first name, birth date and an e-mail address of a parent or legal guardian. We use this information to enable us to obtain parental consent for the child's use of the Site or Services.
If the parent does not consent or if we do not receive a response from the parent, then we delete the child's information from our database. If the parent permits the child to register, the child will be able to use all the features of the site and service.

We use the child's Personal Information to create and maintain accounts, to register the child and the child's horse for horse shows in response to a request by the child, for research, and to customize certain advertising and content seen on our pages. Please note that, except in the case of sharing the child's information with a horse show organizer in response to request by the child, such use of information is expressly limited to use within Company or for internal Company purposes only, and Company does not allow any posting or sharing of the child's Personal Information to third parties on the Internet.

Further, according to COPPA, no web site operator can require, as a condition of participation in an activity that a child under the age of 13 disclose more Personal Information than is reasonably necessary. Company adheres to this requirement.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Company will not rent or sell children's Personal Information to anyone.
Company will not contact children under the age of 13 about special offers or for marketing purposes without parental consent.
Company will not send Personal Information about a child to other companies or people, except when: we have a parent's consent to share the information or we are required to do so to comply with the law, including for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena; to enforce our Terms of Service, or site rules; or to protect the safety and security of our users and site.
If Company, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. As set forth in the General Privacy Policy, you acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Company may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.

Ability to Update or Delete Information

Children can update or delete information in their Company accounts through the "What Personal Information Can I Access" directions set forth in the Privacy Policy.

Moreover, parents may review, edit, and delete information relating to their child's account at any time. We use two methods to allow parents to access, change, or delete the personally identifiable information that we have collected from their children:

A parent can access, change, or delete his or her child's Personal Information by logging on to the website and following the instructions set forth above in "What Personal Information Can I Access." The parent will need to have their child's username and password. There are instructions on the website home page where you login as well as in the FAQs. explaining how to recover a password if the child has forgotten it.

A parent can contact our customer service department to access, change, or delete the child's Personal Information by sending an e-mail to info@equestrianconnect.com. Please include the child's member name and the parent's e-mail address in the e-mail so that we can better assist you with your inquiry or request.

Please note that Personal Information about a child may remain in back-up storage for some period of time after a request for deletion of that child's account. This may be the case even though no information about that account remains in our active user databases.

Contact Company

If you have questions or concern about this Children's Privacy Policy, you can contact Company via email at info@equestrianconnect.com or write to us at the following address:

COPPA Compliance
Equestrian Connect, LLC
PO Box 1277
Menlo Park, CA 94025

You may also telephone us at (310) 906-0041. Please note that if you are not 18 years of age or older, then you must have your parent or legal guardian's permission to call this number.

Effective Date of this Children's Privacy Policy: August 20 2011