Data Protection Policy
WHO WE ARE
Belmont House Stud is a stud farm located in the centre of Ireland. Our domain name was first registered in 2007 and Etter Sportpferde Ireland AG was registered as a business in 1992. Our website address is https://www.belmonthousestud.com
Our commitment to privacy
Our customer’s privacy is important to us. To protect your privacy as best we can, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we have included a link in the footer on all our web pages.
Our commitment to data security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our website is hosted on secure servers and is constantly monitored for DDoS attacks, uptime and malware scanning by our host. We also have extra defence monitoring on our site and lockout repeated failed login attempts or suspicious login attempts.
We have implemented an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate on the hosting space to encrypt the data that you share with us. This means that the data you enter into any forms or fields on our contact forms, or you enter when making a purchase is transferred to our servers over a secure and private link.
The information we collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Belmont House Stud website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected on these pages are:
- E-mail address
- Phone number
- Mare details (Semen Order)
- Enquiry specific information
- IP address
How we use information
We use your e-mail addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
You can register with our website if you would like to receive our newsletter as well as updates on our new products and services. The information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
OTHER INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHY
Other information may also be collected by you interacting with our website. This section sets out what this information is, why it is collected and how it is used.
On some pages, we may have comments enabled. If this is the case and you choose to leave a comment on that page we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Embedded content from other websites
The vast majority of content on our website has been generated by ourselves or by photographers/videographers working for our clients. From time to time we will embed some of this content on our site. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE TO YOUR DATA
If you have an account on our website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA
HOW TO CONTACT US
Or write to us at Belmont House Stud, Belmont, Co. Offaly, Ireland, R42 PK64
WHAT DATA BREACH PROCEDURES DO WE HAVE IN PLACE
To limit any exposure to a data breach, we ensure that our website is always up to date with latest security patches. We also maintain regular and secure backups and export completed orders to secure storage periodically.
In the unlikely event of a breach, we undertake to notify the appropriate supervisory authority within 72 hours of us becoming aware of a breach of user’s personal data. We notify this authority of the number of users whose data we have confirmed has been exposed, the nature of the breach and what actions are being taken to mitigate its effects. We will also notify the impacted users, especially if the data breach exposed any of their unencrypted personal data.