Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use (The Serious Bit and as Unserious as we can make it!)

Use of www.hay-net.co.uk – HAYNET

This policy is valid from 1st September 2017 and updated for GDPR purposes in May 2018. Please see our updated PRIVACY POLICY under the new General Data Protection Regulations (which is Haynet being deadly serious!).

The reading of all information on www.hay-net.co.uk is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you should cease use of this website immediately. If you do however want to read some brilliant equestrian content, please don’t leave just yet.

I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time on this website.

Even though I work very hard to provide you with up-to-date information (through thorough research and eating lots of digestive biscuits while re-writing already published articles), I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or related graphics contained on Haynet for any purpose.

I aim to provide you with accurate information at the time of publishing, but some information will understandably be less accurate as time passes. Should you find any inaccurate information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will drop everything, get behind my laptop and correct this inaccuracy… or as soon as I finished my cup of coffee!

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, I (Samantha Hobden, from Haynet) am the legal copyright holder of all (written, multimedia and graphic) material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, (partially) modified or published without my written consent. A link to www.hay-net.co.uk must appear in all copies of any artwork or content, including articles and press releases.

Guest bloggers and other contributors to Haynet are responsible for their own submitted material on my website and have to ensure that their work complies with national and relevant foreign, comical-, attraction- and gravitational laws. The opinions expressed by any Third Parties are their own and do not represent the position or beliefs of www.hay-net.co.uk I also am not responsible – but very sorry –  for any narrow minded, impolite or offensive comments by others on my blog (incase they slip through the haynet!)

Hold Harmless

All the information provided on www.hay-net.co.uk is for general information and entertainment purposes only and is the expressed opinion of myself, Samantha Hobden (‘Haynet’) or my by Guest contributors.

I am not providing any medical, legal, professional … gynecological, astrological, paleontological, philosophical, bacteriological, mineralogical, criminological or dermatological advice for you or your horse, cow, dog rabbit….. You are taking all the provided information at your own risk. Please contact your local hospital, vets, emergency service, search Google or your ring your mum to find or obtain a referral to a competent professional.

Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage) or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

Although I try to keep https://www.hay-net.co.uk/running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion, due to possible updates or technical issues beyond my control, such as my dogs deciding to jump up and press their paw on my keyboard. I will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period of time. I will try to get the website back online as soon as possible. Or as soon as the dogs have finished surfing the net…

Privacy Statement

Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private. You will not be spammed in any way, I will not send you Christmas Cards (unless you ask me to and I really like you) and I will not sell or disclose your information to any other companies. In order to comply with GDPR regulations which came into effect in May 2018, you will have to tell me whether you want to receive communications from Haynet. Any personal data or email addresses that Haynet has been held prior to the new GDPR regulations before May 2018, have all been deleted. I will only send you the latest news and hot topics if you have signed up directly.

I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of my advertisers or blog commenters.

Reserve Rights

I, Samantha Hobden from Haynet, reserves the right to change the focus of the blog, to shut it down, sell it, change the terms of use (go to a paid platform) at my own discretion.

I also reserve the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to Haynet without notice due to: comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam, comments including profanity, comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, comments that attack a group or person individually.

Advertisers and Sponsors

I am not responsible for the actions of my advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues, not Haynet.

Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

To help the website expand, to cover costs of running the site and for me to be able to visit every equestrian event worldwide (YEAH I WISH!), some advertising and affiliate links are run on my website. Affiliate links earn me a (mind you – very) small income on one of these links. I will do my absolute best to only provide you with information about (equestrian and rural) products that I truly believe in. I will never take your trust for granted. All reviews on my website will be presented honestly and I will disclose whether I will be receiving any income or products for free by clearly stating this is a collaboration.

Letters to the Editor

Any letters, e-mails, blog comments, responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter, or questions written directly to me may be used to share with my blogging audience unless specifically requested otherwise. (Part of) these letters or emails, questions or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns or up-and-coming books.

Thank you so much for visiting my website and don’t forget to enjoy yourself!

Samantha Hobden

Founder of Haynet

Please see our updated PRIVACY POLICY  under the new General Data Protection Regulation required from 25th May 2018.