Telling your storiesfrom the stables to the fields

This privacy policy sets out how Haynet uses and protects any information that you give Haynet when you use this website.

Haynet is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected when visiting this website. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Your acceptance of Haynets Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Haynet.If you do not accept and agree to this Privacy Policy, you must stop using  Haynet immediately.

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Cookies mean a small text file placed on your computer or device by Haynet when you visit certain parts of Haynet and/or when you use certain features of Haynet. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Please also take a look at our Cookie Policy.

Personal Data means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Haynet via this website. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and We/Us/Our means Haynet, Hardham Cottage, Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 4PP

Information About Us

Haynet is owned and operated by Samantha Hobden, Hardham Cottage, Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 4PP

What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Haynet. Haynet may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and Haynet advises you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

Your Rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:

  • The right to be informed about Our collection and use of personal data
  • The right of access to the personal data that Haynet holds about you
  • The right to rectification if any personal data We hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Haynet) The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask Us to delete any personal data We hold about you (We only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in section 6 but if you would like Us to delete it sooner, please contact by email at info@www.hay-net.co.uk
  • The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data
  • The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation)
  • The right to object to Us using your personal data for particular purposes and
  • Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.

If you have any cause for complaint about Haynet over the use of your personal data, please contact Haynet using the details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy and Haynet will do their best to solve the problem for you. If we are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.

For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

What Data Do We Collect?

Depending on your use of Haynet, we may collect some or all of the following personal data on the use of Cookies and similar technologies and Our Cookie Policy.

  • contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers
  • IP address
  • web browser type and version
  • operating system
  • a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Haynet, and the site you exit to

How Do We Use Your Data?

All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with Our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times. For more details on security, which is in the Security section of this policy.

Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for Haynets performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to the use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in our legitimate interests. Specifically, we may use your data for the following purposes:

  • Supplying our product and services to you (please note that we will require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you)
  • Replying to emails from you
  • Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by selecting unsubscribe from the bottom on the newsletters.
  • Analysing your use of Haynet to enable us to continually improve Haynet and your user experience;

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email with information, news and offers on our products or services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to Haynet using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.

We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Data will, therefore, be retained for the following periods (or its retention will be determined on the following bases):

  • For as long as you use the site or have signed up to the mailing list.

How and Where Do We Store Your Data?

We only keep your personal data for as long as Haynet needs to in order to use it as described in how we use your data and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.

Do We Share Your Data?

Subject to the condition stated next,  we will not share any of your data with any third parties for any purposes. In certain circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain data held by Haynet, which may include your personal data, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.

We may compile statistics about the use of Haynet including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.

What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?

We may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of our business. Any personal data that you have provided will, where it is relevant to any part of our business that is being transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use that data only for the same purposes for which it was originally collected by Haynet.

In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.

How Can You Control Your Data?

When you submit personal data via Haynet, you may be given options to restrict Haynet use of your data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails and at the point of providing your details

Your Right to Withhold Information

You may access Haynet without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Haynet you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.

You may restrict our use of Cookies. For more information click HERE for our Cookie policy.

How Can You Access Your Data?

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by  Haynet (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and we will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please CONTACT US for more information.

Our Use of Cookies

Haynet may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Haynet and are used only by Haynet. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Haynet and to provide and improve our products and services. In addition, Haynet uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics, which also use Cookies. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling Haynet to better understand how people use our site. For more details, please refer to Our Cookie Policy.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about Haynet or this Privacy Policy, please contact Haynet by email at info@www.hay-net.co.uk by telephone on 07909 596295, or by post at Haynet, Hardham Cottage, Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 4PP. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data Haynet holds about you.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be immediately posted on Haynet and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Haynet following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

About Haynet

Haynet is a leading equestrian and countryside blogging directory, telling your stories from the stables to the fields. If you love living in the countryside, riding your horse, farming the fields or walking your dogs through the woods – then you will feel right at home here!

Haynet is also the host of the Country Style and Equestrian Blogger of the Year Award celebrating top class bloggers within the industry. We are also the founder of the #HorseBloggers channel and the host of #RuralBloggers, a dedicated network to share countryside related content, engaging with the rural blogging community. Working also with equestrian and rural companies, Haynet brings you all the views, news and latest products that you will find of interest.

So grab a cuppa, kick off your wellies and enjoy reading from the countryside!

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