Privacy Policy

Please read this privacy policy, which describes how collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website, before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy, including our cookie policy (below).

Commitment to Privacy The Northwest Horse Source (NWHS) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected while you’re here at the NWHS website.

Data Collections and Use We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, participate in forum threads, subscribe to a newsletter or email list, participate in an event, survey, contest or promotion, purchase an ad, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, request user support or otherwise communicate with us.

In the course of business, NWHS may collect the following personal information from you:

  • Contact Information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number
  • Unique Identifiers, such as user name and password.
  • Usage activity about how you interact with us, what content you viewed, and which areas of our site you visited.

You may review, correct or modify information maintained in your online account at any time by logging into your account and updating your profile information.

We also, as is true of most websites, automatically gather information about your computer, such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Send you a newsletter or other communications
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests
  • Provide, maintain, improve and promote NWHS and its services
  • Communicate with you about products, services, surveys, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by us and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our products and services
  • Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries and rewards
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better customer service
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected. is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using our website or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

Sharing of Information We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • When you participate in our social media sites (see Facebook’s Privacy Policy and Twitter’s Privacy Policy) or through our blog, certain information you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your name, photo, comments and/or other information you choose to include.
  • Social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), let you share actions you take on sites with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
  • View the Automattic privacy policy, the company behind (the NWHS blog functionality).
  • We use Constant Contact to send our newsletter. See their Privacy Policy.
  • You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas might be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog contact us at
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of or others
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company
  • With your consent, or at your direction.


Please note that if you unsubscribe or opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications. If you choose our payment gateway to order ads with NWHS or to support the site, you will provide your credit card number, directly to’s privacy policy ( will apply to the information you provide on the NWHS website.

Tracking Technologies We, or a third party contracted by us, may use technologies such as cookies, Web beacons, or scripts to gather information about how you and others interact with our Web site. For example, we will know how many users access specific areas or features within our site and which links or ads they clicked on. We use this aggregated information to understand and optimize how our site is used, improve our marketing efforts, and provide content and features that are of interest to you.

Cookies — Our forum software does use cookies. Web cookies (also known as HTTP cookies, or just cookies) are parcels of text that are sent by a server to a Web browser, and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. In other words, a cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer that is tied to information about the user.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. Please check your browser’s help section for instructions on how to do this. Note that if you do this, your login session will not be retained and you may have to re-log in each time you visit the site.

Google Analytics — we use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. View the Google Privacy Policy

Email Addresses you provide your email address when you register on our website. That email address is used to confirm your registration, and to receive alerts regarding Personal Messages (PMs) sent to you through our PM system, and any thread updates that you choose to be notified with through the NOTIFY button at the top of each thread.

By default, your email address is hidden from all forum members except our moderators.

We have never sold or given away the email addresses of our members, and never will.

Log Files Like most standard websites, this website uses log files. These include: Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses), browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, and date/time stamp. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links This website contains links to other websites. Some links are provided by us and some are provided by forum members in their posts. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you, when you leave this website, to read the privacy policy (or privacy statement) of each website you visit. This privacy policy applies solely to this particular website.

Advertisers and Analytics Our advertising partners include, but are not limited to, Google Adsense and Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit our site. These companies may use information about users’ visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on our site, other websites, and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to such users. To protect your privacy, this information is limited to non-personally-identifiable information.

Our analytics services are provided by Google Analytics. This service may also use technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to collect analytics data about web traffic to our site. This information is limited to non-personally-identifiable information.

NWHS has no access to or control over third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt out of certain practices. NWHS’s privacy policy does not apply to, and cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Webmaster Contact Information If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the NWHS privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at

Any questions contact:

Karen Pickering, Publisher
The Northwest Horse Source LLC
(360) 332-5579