Last Updated April, 2017
The SM.com Network
This EC.com website is part of a network of affiliated dating websites ("Affiliates") that cater to people who are horse lovers and equestrian singles (the "SM.com Network"). Although the EC.com Member database is owned and maintained by SM.com, most of the websites within the SM.com Network are not owned or operated by SM.com.
If you create or maintain a profile on the EC.com website and you share your profile or username with other EC.com Members, you are agreeing that your profile may be displayed to such Members. All Members of EC.com can view your profile unless you set your profile to invisible or restrict access to portions of your profile.
You can see a list of current Affiliate websites via this link. That list of Affiliates may be changed or amended from time to time and the changes reflected in the list referenced above and linked to this Policy. Affiliate websites are landing pages which provide a portal to the EC.com website, which potentially increases the number of individuals with whom you may have a match. Affiliate websites within the SM.com Network have different domain names, but all link to the EC.com website. Anyone who is a EC.com Member, and who accesses the EC.com website through an Affiliate landing page , can view your profile on the EC.com website, unless you set your profile to invisible or restrict access to portions of your profile. Non-members cannot recognize your specific identity by accessing your profile, either on the EC.com website or from an Affiliate landing page, unless you provide public information about yourself, which you have agreed you will not do. See, section 8.3 of this Agreement.
Your Personal Information
SM.com is committed to ensuring that your "Personal Information" (defined below) is protected, but you must also take necessary steps to protect your Personal Information from access by persons whom you do not wish to view it, including anyone who is a EC.com Member. This Policy was created to demonstrate SM.com's commitment to protecting your Personal Information and to inform you how SM.com handles information it receives from you. This Policy only applies to transactions and activities in which you engage and data which is gathered on the EC.com website (including double blind email communications between SM.com or EC.com Members) but does not apply to any non-Affiliate website or offline point of contact or any other company or consumers with whom you may interact and which SM.com does not control.
Entering Into This Legal Agreement
By checking the box at the end of the Service Agreement, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Service Agreement and this Policy for as long as you are a Member of EC.com and use the EC.com website. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy, please do not check the box at the end of the Service Agreement or register as a EC.com Member. If at any point as a EC.com Member you disagree with any of the terms and conditions contained in this Policy or those in the Service Agreement, you may terminate your membership by sending an email to support@EquestrianCupid.com.
Your IP Address
Each time you visit the site, SM.com automatically collects your IP address, SM.com Cookie information and the web page from which you entered the site. SM.com uses that information and your IP address to identify you and to gather demographic information about you to diagnose problems with SM.com's site and to administer and optimize the EC.com website for your use.
Your Personal and Financial Information
SM.com does NOT knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18. SM.com requires that all Members affirm that they are at least 18 years old.
Information From Other Sources
SM.com may obtain Personal Information and non-personal information about you from the SM.com Network and credit card or other payment processors,which SM.com adds to its account information or other information it has collected for management purposes. This information includes user preferences, email addresses, user site preferences, and billing information.
Information About You And Others
SM.com may collect and store Personal Information that you provide to us about other people, such as their name, address and email address. This information will be used solely for the purpose for which it is provided, such as your referral of our service to others, or to manage your product purchase information. If you use the EC.com website to send a product or a gift to others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.), SM.com may store your Personal Information, including your product purchase history, product preferences, and product recipient information, in order to process those requests and facilitate your future purchase activities.
How SM.com Uses Personal Information
SM.com uses your email address and your other Personal Information to operate the EC.com website efficiently, to contact you in connection with your membership and other activities on the website (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with EC.com or SM.com), and to forward messages to you from other EC.com Members. These types of communications are known as "Operational Communications."
To operate the EC.com website, SM.com may share your Personal Information with SM.com's agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide SM.com with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, email origination, receipt or support services, and customer relationship management services. SM.com requires these entities not to use your Personal Information for any other purpose.
Any Third Party (not SM.com or EC.com) with whom you permit SM.com to share your Personal Information is authorized to use your Personal Information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such Third Parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which SM.com has no control. You agree that SM.com is not responsible or liable for any Third Party actions or omissions. You will need to instruct any Third Parties who contact you regarding your preferences for their use of your Personal Information.
You agree that your Personal Information and Financial Information may be provided to a Third Party in the event of a transfer of ownership or assets by SM.com or a bankruptcy or to comply with the law or to protect the interests or safety of SM.com or other visitors to the EC.com website.
How SM.com Uses Financial Information
If applicable, SM.com may use your Financial Information to check your qualifications and to bill you for services. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses Financial Information on the EC.com website, you consent to our providing your Financial Information to SM.com's service providers and to such Third Parties as SM.com determines are necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer. These Third Parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support the transaction or activity.
Location Information and Services
The EC.com website includes location based services and features. These features are used to connect you to other users based upon your geographic location and to provide other services that personalize your experience. To implement these features,SM.com collects your location data, including but not limited to GPS data, WiFi data, and cell tower data.
How SM.com Uses Public Information and Other Demographic Information
SM.com may review all your demographic information. SM.com may use public information to enable other SM.com Members to determine whether they are a match for you and to communicate with you. SM.com may use demographic information to tailor the EC.com website and cater to your interests.
SM.com may also use the information you provided during registration to automatically set up an email account for you at the registered site, to make online dating and social networking more convenient and secure.
SM.com complies with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). To submit a notice under the DMCA, please send an email to SM.com's DMCA agent at support@EquestrianCupid.com.
SM.com's Security Precautions
The EC.com website and mobile application have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under SM.com’s control. SM.com utilizes secure server software (SSL) to provide secure commerce transactions for our members. SM.com encrypts all of your Personal Information and Financial Information as it travels over the Internet and SM.com stores your Financial Information on its servers in encrypted form. However, although we strive to maintain necessary safeguards to protect your Personal Information, Financial Information and other data, you acknowledge and agree that we cannot ensure the absolute security or privacy of such information in the case of an unauthorized breach of those safeguards by a third party. Your Personal Information and Financial Information and other data may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have laws which are as protective of your privacy as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.
How You Can Access and Update Your Email Preferences, Personal Information and Public Information
SM.com applies attributes used to classify user profiles, including items such as age, gender, location, STD type(s), and source or name of Affiliate website. By registering with the EC.com website, you acknowledge and agree that SM.com may apply such classifications to your profile and may use such classifications to restrict: