Legal

Terms and Conditions (website)

Your use of the H&C website (the “Website”) and any products, software and services, including the H&C embeddable video player (the “H&C Player”) provided to you on or from the website (collectively called “the Services”) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and H&C. H&C means H&C TV Ltd registered office Pembroke House,Llantarnam Park Way, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 3AU, United Kingdom, registered company number 7366438. These Terms may be updated by H&C from time to time without notice to you, so it’s important that you review them periodically. The latest version will always be available here.

Competitions

  • Any competitions running on the H&C website are bound by these rules – acceptance is implied on entry of the competition.
  • Competitions are not open to H&C staff, H&C contractors, advertising partners or their families.
  • One entry per household is permitted.
  • H&C’s decision is final in all ambiguities or queries.
  • No cash alternative is offered for a competition prize.
  • You may need to register (for free) on the H&C site to enter and agree to the further T’s and C’s that relate to registration.
  • You may need to register for a third party service (such as Twitter, Facebook, etc) and agree to the further T’s and C’s that relate to registration.
  • You agree that your email address and any other information you provide may be passed on to the competition’s advertising partner for future marketing use. (You may opt out of future marketing emails by contacting the advertising partner directly.)
  • We reserve the right to remove entries, competitions or to change the competition, rules etc at any point without prior warning.
  • Competitions are free to enter and require no purchase.
  • We will inform the advertising partner of winners’ details after the competition closes.
  • Supplying and delivery of competition prizes is a private matter between the winner(s) and the advertising partner, which H&C take no responsibility for at any stage.

Registration

  • In order to access some features of the Website or other Services, you will have to create an H&C account. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information (“Registration Data”). If there are reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, H&C has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof).
  • You must be at least 16 years of age to register.
  • You will receive an account and a password upon completing the Services’ registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account.
  • You agree to immediately notify H&C of any unauthorised use of your password or account and any other breach of security.
  • H&C will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
  • You agree that H&C may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that any such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce the TOS; (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of H&C, its users and the public.

Limitations on commercial use

You agree not to use the Website or any Services for any commercial use, without the prior written authorisation of H&C. Prohibited commercial uses include, without limitation:

  • the resale of access to the Website or any of the Services on another website for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue; and
  • the redistribution of the Services for the primary purpose of generating revenue from a substantially similar or comparable business enterprise to that carried on by H&C, excluding any use that is expressly authorised by H&C in writing;
  • if you use the H&C Player on your website, you must include a prominent link back to the Website on the pages containing the H&C Player and you may not modify the H&C Player in any way;
  • use or launch of any automated system (including, without limitation, any robot, spider or offline reader) that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the H&C servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a publicly available, standard (i.e. not modified) web browser;
  • use of the Website and the Services (including the comments and email features in the Website) for the solicitation of business in the course of trade or in connection with a commercial enterprise;
  • access of User Videos (as defined below) for any reason other than your personal, non-commercial use solely as intended through and permitted by the normal functionality of the Services, and solely for Streaming. “Streaming” means a contemporaneous digital transmission of the material by H&C via the Internet to a user operated Internet enabled device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be downloaded (either permanently or temporarily), copied, stored, or redistributed by the user.

H&C grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. H&C reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that H&C may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally at H&C’s sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Services at any time. You do not need to specifically inform H&C when you stop using the Services.

Public content submitted to H&C

You acknowledge that all information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages and other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you are entirely responsible for all the Content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Services. You acknowledge that any personal data or information (or any other Content) posted to publicly accessible areas may remain publicly accessible indefinitely. Furthermore, you grant H&C the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. H&C and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, move or remove any Content that is available via the Services that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. Notwithstanding the rights granted to H&C, the ownership of any materials uploaded remains with the user.

Modifications to the service

H&C reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that H&C shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.

Termination

You agree that H&C in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Services, and remove and discard any Content within the Services, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if H&C believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. H&C may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Services, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Services under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that H&C may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Services. Further, you agree that H&C shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Services.

Special admonitions for international use

Recognising the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local laws and rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United Kingdom, the United States and the country in which you reside (if different from the aforementioned).

Dealings with advertisers

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that H&C shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.

Links

The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources. Because H&C has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that H&C is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that H&C shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

H&C proprietary rights

You acknowledge and agree that the Services and any necessary software used in connection with the Services (“Software “) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Services or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorised by H&C or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services or the Software, in whole or in part. H&C grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and licence to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sub-licence, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. The foregoing is subject to applicable statute and other express law. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorised access to the Services. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by H&C for use in accessing the Services.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold H&C and its affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders and other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post to or transmit through the Services, your use of the Services, your connection to the Services, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.

Refund policy for H&C subscriptions

Users can cancel their subscription at any time without incurring any cancellation penalties. Their Horse & Country account will remain functional as normal until the last day of the current subscription. No payment will be taken thereafter. Cancellations can be made either via the My Account pages of the site or by contacting our Support Team. Cancellation requests need to be received 7 days before the end of the billing period to ensure that we have time to process the cancellation request before the next payment is due.

Disclaimers

You expressly acknowledge and agree that:

  1. your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an “As is” and “As available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, H&C expressly disclaims all warranties, conditions and other terms of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to any implied term of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, and any term as to the provision of services to a standard of reasonable care and skill or as to non-infringement of any intellectual property right.
  2. H&C makes no warranty or representation that (I) the service will meet your requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.
  3. any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
  4. no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from H&C or through or from the service shall create any warranty or other obligation not expressly stated in the tos.

Limitation of liability

You expressly acknowledge and agree that H&C shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if H&C has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (I) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or rela ted to use of the service of these tos must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Exclusions and limitations

Nothing in these tos shall affect the statutory rights of any consumer or exclude or restrict any liabiity for death or personal injury arising from the negligence or fraud of h&c.

Notices

Notices to you may be made via email. The Services may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Services.

Trademark information

Horse and Country, the H&C logo, product and service names are trademarks of H&C TV Ltd. You agree not to display or use in any manner the H&C trademarks without prior permission by H&C.

Copyrights and copyright agents

H&C respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that any of your intellectual property rights have been infringed on our site, please review our copyright policy and report the problem.

Bloggers

The views of our bloggers are their own and do not represent those of H&C. Comments from others are welcomed using the comment facility. We do not accept responsibility for bloggers’ comments or comments made on blogs and stress that these are their personal opinions only. Blogs are not and should not be seen as news stories or factually checked articles.

General information

These TOS (including the guides and rules referred to herein) constitute the entire agreement between you and H&C and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and H&C. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. The TOS and the relationship between you and H&C shall be governed by the laws of England. You and H&C agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Any failure by H&C to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect. Neither you nor H&C may assign or transfer any rights or obligations under these TOS without the prior written consent of the other party, except that H&C shall be entitled to assign or transfer any or all of its rights and obligations (without your prior consent) to any of its affiliated companies. The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. No Right of Survivorship and Non-Transferability. You agree that your H&C account is non-transferable and any rights to your H&C ID or contents within your account terminate upon your death. Any free account that has not been used for a certain period of time may be terminated and all contents therein permanently deleted in line with H&C’s policy.

Violations

Please report any violations of the TOS to H&C Customer Care via the email address here.

Community guidelines

Put simply, just treat others with respect. H&C gives you a place to enjoy great content, and to meet and interact with others who share your passions. Like any community, while you may have different opinions from others and engage in passionate discussions, it’s important to be tolerant of others’ point of view and respect their rights to express them. Here’s some common sense rules we expect you to follow:

  • Do not harass, abuse or threaten others.
  • Do not post content that is obscene or otherwise objectionable.
  • We defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view, but we will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of hate-speech, or content that could be interpreted as such.
  • Everyone hates spam. Do not use our services for commercial or advertising purposes, or for any illegal purposes, and, please do not post in quantity through automated methods.
  • Stay on topic. If you want to discuss a topic that is not related to the community area in which you are participating, please go to the relevant topic area.
  • Don’t post content that infringes the legal rights of others, such as material that is defamatory or that makes use of copyrighted content without permission from the owner. Do not reveal personally identifiable information linked to other users and
  • Be cautious when disclosing personally identifiable information on a publicly accessible or shared area. Remember that this information may be publicly accessible for a long time.

H&C does not review nor edit the content of every post in the communities before it is published on the website. However, in the case that H&C notices or is made aware of postings that violate these guidelines and/or the Terms or Service, it reserves the right to (a) edit or remove the posting or (b) delete, without notice, your H&C account and everything associated with it. Notwithstanding the foregoing, events submitted to H&C for publication will be sent to a moderation queue and the user who submitted it will be notified via email when an editor authorises its publication. We rely on our users to report abusive, offensive or otherwise inappropriate comments when they spot them, so if you find something that violates the TOS, please report it to our Customer Care team. Remember that this is your community, so make the most of it. Have fun, let others know what you think and share what you like! Thanks! The H&C Team.

To report abuse, harassment, inappropriate content, privacy complaints and any other type of violation except copyright and IP infringement, please contact Customer Care H&C respects the intellectual property of authors and creators and we ask our users to do the same. H&C may in accordance with its Terms of Service and in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate without notice the accounts of users who may be infringing the intellectual property rights of others.

Terms of Service (H&C Play)

Please read these terms and conditions before subscribing for Services. You acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree with these conditions now and every time you use the Services, and you accept any revised version.

In clicking on the “Continue” button, you are entering into a legally binding agreement with H&C TV Limited to purchase the Services. The contract is conditional on payment being authorised by your card issuer and is at all times subject to these Conditions.

Do I need a TV licence to watch H&C Play?

You do need to be covered by a valid TV Licence if you watch any TV channel on any device at the same time as it is being broadcast on TV – but not for watching our 7 day Catch Up or on demand. See tvlicensing.co.uk for more information.

Contracting party

Your subscription contract will be fulfilled H&C TV Ltd, whose registered address is Pembroke House,Llantarnam Park Way, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 3AU, United Kingdom.  Please read below before you subscribe to H&C Ply.

H&C Play is available on a subscription basis with a monthly rolling subscription of £3.99 per month. Your subscription will be automatically renewed at the end of each period unless you unsubscribe (see below How do I Unsubscribe?).

To access the service, download the application from the iTunes store or the Android App Store then go to www.horseandcountry.tv/play and follow the steps in the subscription process.  You will have access to Horse & Country TV within a few seconds. You will be billed via your debit or credit card.

When is the subscription contract formed?

By completing the subscription process you are entering into a contract. The minimum term of the contract is one month. After one month your contract will automatically become a rolling contract and you will be free to cancel it at any point if you should so wish.  Whenever you cancel you are liable to pay the subscription amount due for the current subscription period
(a) Unless otherwise agreed you will be charged for the Service from the date your subscription is enabled to receive the Service under this Contract.
(b) You must pay us Subscription Payments in advance.  For Direct Debit, Debit and Credit Card payments we will collect the amount due automatically from your account each month.
(c) We may change your Subscription Payment at any time by giving you at least one month’s notice.
(d) We may also charge any other payment due under this Contract under your Direct Debit, Debit, or Credit Card instructions together with any other payments that you agree we may charge under that instruction.
(e) We may alter your Direct Debit, Debit or Credit Card instruction if your Subscription Payment changes for any reason.
(f) We may refuse your application for subscription to the Service based on the results of an assessment of your credit standing using credit searches. We may from time to time assess your credit standing during your subscription; we will apply reasonable practices for the administration of your account based on the result of that credit search, including if we believe it is reasonable applying different payment terms to your account. We will notify you in advance of any change in payment terms. We may use information from, and supply information to, outside agencies for this credit searching.
(g) A reasonable non-refundable registration fee notified to you or publicised on our website and/or our marketing from time to time, if applicable, shall be paid by you with the first Subscription Payment due for the Service under this Contract. Also we can charge a reasonable non-refundable administration fee if you want to change your Service and we allow this. Such administration fee will be notified to you or publicised on our website prior to being applied to your account.
(h) If you have missed any payments you owe to us, we can suspend provision of the Service without giving you notice. If we are unable to collect a payment you will be given notice and a period of 10 days to rectify the problem. After 10 days we will try to collect the payment again, and if it fails a second time the subscription will be cancelled and the access to the Service removed.

Payments

All payments are made through the creation of a payment agreement with Sage Pay hence you will also be subject to their terms and conditions.

How do I unsubscribe?

In order to unsubscribe from H&C Play please visit the Billing and Payments page on the www.horseandcountry.tv/play web site and click on the “Unsubscribe” button.

You can access H&C Play until the end of your current subscription period and will no longer be charged a monthly or annual fee once your subscription period expires. No refunds for unused periods will be given.

Price information

Prices displayed on the website prevail at all times.

Although we try to ensure that all prices are accurate, errors may occur. If we discover an error in the price of your subscription, we will inform you as soon as possible. You will have the option of reconfirming your subscription at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you, we will treat the order as cancelled. We will refund you in full if you cancel the order and have already paid.

Use of devices

H&C Play permits you to register three devices through which you can access the Service.  These devices include a desktop or laptop computer, a tablet device and a smartphone.

Once you are logged in to the service on a particular device, you will remain logged in until you log out.  It is not possible to log in to more than three devices with the same user ID and password.  In order to change your devices you can visit the “Manage Devices” section of this Website.

Your subscription is personal and sharing of subscriptions is strictly prohibited under these terms of service.  Only one device can actually be used at any given time to access the Service.

Use of personal information

We only use the personal and transactional information (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, credit/debit card details) you supply to us in order to fulfil your subscription order.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of users of this Website and H&C Play. This Privacy Policy explains what information we may collect about you, how we will use it and the steps that we will take to ensure that such information is kept secure. This Website may have links to other websites. Third party websites should have their own privacy policies and we recommend that you read such policies to find out how your personal details are protected. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these third party websites. By using this Website, you consent to us collecting and using your details in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1. Information We Do and Don’t Collect

1.1 When you use this Website we may collect details about you, which may consist of your contact details (such as your name or e-mail address) or other anonymised information about you such as your computer’s IP address.
1.2 Such details are collected in a number of ways: they can be obtained via the use of cookies (please see paragraph 7 below) or when you register to purchase a particular product or service from us.
1.3 We use details that we collect about you to fulfil orders you have made for products or services and/or to improve our understanding of customer needs in developing the Website.
1.4 Where you have given us your permission to do so, we (and/or third parties where applicable) may contact you with details of products, offers, services and promotions.
1.5 If we contact you via e-mail or SMS we will give you the opportunity to decline to receive future e-mail and SMS messages from us.

We do not store the financial details (credit or debit card numbers and billing information) of our subscribers.

2. How Do We Share The Information We Collect?

2.1 We will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others unless you have given us your permission to do so. If you give us such permission then you may be contacted by our advertisers, partners, affiliates or other third parties with offers relating to their products, offers, services or promotions.
2.2 You should know that if we are requested by the Police or other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your personal details, we will do so.

3. Data Security

We have adopted measures to ensure that users’ personal details are not misused, accidentally destroyed, lost or altered. Where information is transferred to a third party, that third party will be required to keep your personal details secure.

4. Transfer of Details Overseas

Given the global nature of the Internet, use of the Internet to collect and process personal details may involve the transmission of data internationally. Therefore, by browsing this Website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree that we may process your personal details overseas. However, we will always ensure that any third party to whom your personal details are transferred will take appropriate steps to safeguard your personal details.

5. Updating Your Details

You can update the personal details we hold on you by visiting the “My Account” section of this Website

We may change or update this Privacy Policy (for example in order to comply with new legal requirements) so please do check here from time to time to note such changes.

6. Accessing Your Details

We will provide you with a summary of personal details that we hold on you upon your written request, subject to an administration charge of £10 per request. To make a request, you should send an email to [email protected] and provide your full postal address and postcode. You can also request that the personal details that we hold about you are removed from our system. However, this may mean that we can no longer provide you with the products or services that you wish to receive.

7. Cookie Policy

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are issued to your computer when you enter a website. Cookies are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, and they can be used for a wide range of purposes, such as identifying your computer’s previous visits to this Website, and to ascertain the most popular features of this Website. Like many other websites, this Website uses cookies as they enable us to identify your computer when you visit this Website. We may also collect information about your computer and internet connection, such as your computer’s IP address. This information will not individually identify you and will only be used to recognise your computer’s visits to this Website. We also use cookies to develop a clearer picture of which parts of this Website are the most popular to its visitors, and your preferences. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you may amend your browser’s settings to prevent it from accepting cookies. Go to www.cookiecentral.com for instructions on how to disable cookies. Please be aware that if you do disable cookies, certain services on this Website may not be available to you and your enjoyment of this Website may be impaired.

General Terms & Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE BEFORE YOU USE H&C Play

In using this website, you agree to the following terms and conditions of use. If you do not accept any of them, you should exit this website now. H&C TV reserves the right to change these terms of use from time to time and your use of the website following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. H&C TV further reserves the right, at any time, to charge you for accessing certain content on this website.

1. Copyright and Trade Marks

This website and its design, text, graphics, illustrations, images and video and the selection and arrangement thereof and software are copyright of H&C TV or their licensors. The trademarks depicted on this website are the property of H&C TV or their licensors and they retain all rights in such trademarks. The sports archive photographs are supplied and used under licence. All rights are reserved and reproduction of part or all of the contents of this site is prohibited other than in accordance with the permissions below:
It is expressly forbidden to download, copy, reproduce, retransmit or in any way use the video and audio element of H&C TV except where permitted or specifically authorised such as via H&C TV download player within the H&C TV channels or website or any other version of H&C TV.
It is expressly forbidden to copy, duplicate, download all video content on H&C TV for upload and distribution to any video sharing website such as YouTube, Myspace, Google Video and any other known of or yet to be created video sharing site without the full written permission of H&C TV
It is expressly forbidden to insert or present H&C TV or to pretend to represent H&C TV or any of its content as part of any third party video site or any aggregated internet tv or iptv service without the full written permission and/or legal contract entered into with H&C TV.
It is expressly permitted only for non-commercial private purposes only without making any gain and that you will not permit any other person or persons to use the Services. You must keep your password secure and never share passwords or other access codes with anyone or make them accessible to others. You will not copy, record or store all or any part of the Services.
Permission is granted to download only the text based content contained on this website to a single personal computer and to print a hard copy of such materials solely for personal, non-commercial use.
Permission is granted for you to copy extracts of texts from news articles that appear on this website for non commercial supply, in text format only, to individual third parties for their personal, non commercial use, but only if you acknowledge our website as the source of the extract and include a prominent reference to this website’s URL. If the supply by you of the extract is via the internet, such acknowledgement must include a hypertext link to this website with the copy of the extracted material; and you inform the third party that the conditions set out in this Section apply to him/her and that he/she must comply with them; and you re-produce the extracted material in complete and unmodified form and, if the supply by you of the extract is via the internet, that you do not frame the extract within your own website.
For the purpose of these terms, non commercial supply or use shall mean that neither you nor any third party may charge for viewing any materials that have been downloaded or copied from this website, and that neither you nor any third party can use any materials from this website to attract others to buy goods or services. Any other use of materials on this website, including storage and recording (other than on a purely transitory basis to permit you to view them), reproduction, modification, distribution, re-transmission, diversion or republication, without the prior written permission of H&C TV, is strictly prohibited. This means, for example, that you must not use on any other website any materials displayed on this website from time to time.

2. Data Protection

The information and data (“personal data”) which is provided by you in connection with this website will be held on the computers and manual records of, and will be used by H&C TV only. The personal data shall be used by the Company for the following purposes:
i) to update and develop the Company’s records and for assessment and analysis including market and service/product analysis;
ii) to assist the Company in the provision of services/products to you; and
iii) to facilitate reviews, developments and improvements to the services/products offered to you. H&C TV may inform you from time to time by e-mail about relevant news, information, services and products offered by H&C TV which they believe may be of interest to you and which may be of benefit to you to make your life better, easier and help you make the best use and the most enjoyable use of H&C TV.

3. Liability

The views expressed on this website are the views of the contributors to it and not necessarily the views of H&C TV. H&C TV is not responsible for any material included on this site by any third party which is defamatory, abusive, obscene, illegal or otherwise in breach of any person’s rights; does not make any representations or warranties that the information and/or material contained on or accessible via this site is accurate, complete or current or that use of the site is free of risk of viruses or other damage. Unless otherwise agreed in writing and except as provided in the conditions of sale, H&C TV shall not be liable to you for: (i) any direct loss; (ii) any loss of profits, business or anticipated savings or loss of or corruption of data or any indirect loss or consequential loss whatsoever, in each case, whether such loss arises in contract, tort, negligence, misrepresentation, breach of statutory duty or otherwise and even if H&C TV have been advised of the possibility of such loss. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer under English law. All rights reserved save as per Terms of Use.

4. General

Nothing in this Privacy Policy shall restrict or exclude any liability that we have to any party that cannot be excluded by law. This Privacy Policy shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales and shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising in relation to this Privacy Policy and this Website.

Privacy Policy

Horse and Country TV takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following carefully to learn more about and understand our privacy and cookie policy. This policy (together with our Terms of Services) outlines how we will process and use any personal information we may collect from you or that you provide to us. Personal information means any information that personally identifies you (such as your name, address or email address). By using the H&C website (http://www.horseandcountry.tv) you agree to our use of your personal information in accordance with this policy. The data controller (i.e. the legal person responsible for controlling, keeping and using your personal information) is H&C TV Ltd registered company number 7366438, and registered office at Fleet Place House, 2 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RF.
You agree that Registration Data and certain other information about you will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. For more information, please see our full privacy policy here

General use – your obligations as a user

H&C hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website and the Services, subject to the following express conditions, and you agree NOT TO:

  1. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  2. Harm minors in any way;
  3. Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  4. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of any party;
  5. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose;
  6. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  7. “Stalk” or otherwise harass another; or
  8. Extract, collect, process, combine or store personal data about other users nor use it to contact such users of the Services for commercial purposes.
  9. Distribute any part of or parts of the Website, including but not limited to any User Submissions (as defined below), in any medium without H&C’s prior written authorisation; (except for those ways in which it’s allowed – e.g. embeddable player)
  10. Alter or modify any part of the Website or any of the Services (including but not limited to the H&C Player and its related technologies);
  11. Access User Submissions (defined below) or other content made available on the Website (including H&C Content, as defined below) through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Website itself, the H&C Player, or other means H&C may explicitly designate for this purpose;
  12. Circumvent, (or attempt to circumvent), disable or otherwise interfere with any security related features of the Website or features that (i) prevent or restrict use or copying of any User Submissions or H&C Content or (ii) enforce limitations on use of the Website or the content accessible on the Website;
  13. Collect or harvest any personal data of any user of the Website or any Service (including the H&C account names);
  14. Include any parts of the H&C Content, Websites nor Services within a third party site (“frame”) without previous written consent by H&C.

Information collection and use

H&C collects personally identifying information when you register for a H&C account, when you enter promotions or sweepstakes and when you visit H&C pages or the pages of certain H&C partners outside the branded H&C network of websites following a referral from H&C.

  • When you register with H&C, we ask for your name, email address, post code, and personal interests. Once you register with H&C and sign in to our website, you are not anonymous to us.
  • H&C also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, H&C cookie information and the page you requested.
  • H&C uses information for the following general purposes: to personalise the advertising and content you see, based on the details given by you at registration and your activity at H&C, fulfil your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

Should you not wish to receive personalised advertisements while on the H&C Websites, you may need to disable cookies and/or opt out of off-network targeting. Note that disabling cookies will prevent you from logging into your H&C account to use advanced features like sharing, commenting, rating content and submitting events. Please see section on Cookies below for more information.

Information sharing and disclosure

H&C will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. H&C may send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

  • We have your consent to share the information;
  • We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
  • We need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of H&C to provide a product or service to you; (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.); or
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or to any legitimate request by authorities with which we must comply.

H&C may transfer information about you if H&C acquires, or is acquired by or merged with, another company. In this event, H&C will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Cookies

H&C may set and access an H&C cookie on your computer. H&C allows other companies that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to H&C’s cookies. H&C uses web beacons to access our cookies within our sites, in connection with H&C products and services and to track your activities on our advertisers and partners’ websites. For more information on cookies refer to the Help section.

Data storage

Account Information – When you register for an H&C Account or submit information to H&C, a temporary copy of that information is routinely made to prevent accidental loss of your information through a computer malfunction or human error. H&C keeps your account information active in our user registration databases in order to provide immediate access to your personalisation preferences and advanced features each time you visit the H&C website. As H&C servers (specialised computers) send you web pages and advertising banners, they process and store an enormous amount of information which is recorded and stored (or “logged”) daily on “log” files. These log files are used for analysis, research, auditing, and other purposes, as described above. Once this information has been used, it’s stored for safekeeping and is no longer easily accessible; however, until the information is stored, your H&C ID may remain in our active server’s log files.

Your ability to edit and delete your account information and preferences

H&C gives you the ability to edit your H&C Account Information and preferences at any time, including whether you want H&C to contact you about specials, new products and for customer feedback. You may request deletion of your H&C account by contacting our Customer Care team and confirming your choice to terminate the account. In most cases, upon receiving your request for deletion, your account will be deactivated and then deleted from our user registration database in approximately 90 days. This delay is necessary to discourage users from engaging in fraudulent activity. Please note that any information that we have copied may remain in back-up storage for some period of time after your deletion request. This may be the case even though no information about your account remains in our active user databases.

Posting on publicly accessible areas

A publicly accessible area is any area of H&C that is accessible by the general public and may be indexed by search engines. H&C offers you the opportunity to post, submit and exchange content and information on publicly accessible areas, such as leaving comments on specific shows, blogs, or submitting an Event for publication. You should exercise caution if you choose to disclose personally identifiable information in a publicly accessible area. Remember that this information may remain indefinitely in the publicly accessible area of the Service. You are solely responsible for any personally identifiable information that you disclose and disseminate on publicly accessible areas. If you have a concern about any personally identifiable information you have posted on any publicly accessible areas and are unable to delete or edit it, please refer your query to Customer Care.

Confidentiality and security

No data transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, H&C takes the security and protection of your personal data very seriously:

  • We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our legal obligations to protect personal information about you.
  • We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

H&C may store, process and/or transfer personal data to countries outside of the EEA, to carefully selected business partners. Data is transferred outside of the EEA for the purposes of business and data management, or to undertake outsourced data processing on behalf of H&C. By using H&C’s products and services you consent to our transferring your information to countries outside the EEA, if necessary, for H&C’s legitimate business purposes as outlined above. H&C will take reasonable steps to ensure your information is adequately protected.

Changes to this privacy policy

H&C may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.

Your rights to access your personal information

The Data Protection Act (1998) gives you the right to access any information we hold about you. You can contact our Customer Care Department for more details on how to access this information.

Questions and suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Customer Care.

Cookies

By using the Horse & Country TV website, you agree to our use of cookies as described below.

Cookies are small text files that are shared between your computer and a website. We use cookies on the website to know if you are logged in to the website, and also to gather anonymous information about the pages you visit so that we can provide the best possible service. For more information about cookies, click here.

Here is some information about the cookies that are shared between your computer and the website (note that cookies for horseandcountry.tv do not get sent to any other website):

Cookie Name Description
__unam, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz These cookies are used by Google analytics to gather anonymous information about the pages you visit. These help us understand what our audience is most interested in and allows us to provide a more relevant service.
BC_BANDWIDTH This cookie is used by our video host (Brightcove) to know which quality of video to serve you with depending on how fast your internet connection is.
SESS[…] This is used by our website to validate your login session. Without cookies enabled, you will be unable to login to our website.
__lo_[…] These cookies are used by our website to remember which tab to show you when you return to a page.

Disabling cookies

If you would prefer to turn off cookies for horseandcountry.tv, please follow the instructions below.

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Open Google Chrome, click on the spanner icon and go to Settings. See the screenshot below for what to do next:
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Open Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools and click on Options. See the screenshot below for what to do next:
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Open Safari, go to the Safari menu and click on Preferences. See the screenshot below for what to do next:
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Open Opera, go to the Opera menu, go to Settings and click on Preferences. See the screenshot below for what to do next:
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For any browsers not listed above, please refer to its individual documentation.