The USIHC adheres to the highest standards in assuring our members' and visitors' privacy. All information, including member information, transactions, and all correspondence, is handled with the utmost discretion.

The policies below are applicable to the USIHC web site, icelandics.org. Our Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect when you visit icelandics.org, how we protect it, and what choices you have about how that information is used. We urge you to read our entire Privacy Policy so that you will understand both our commitment to you and your privacy, and how you can participate in that commitment.

Collection of Personal Information Some functions and services offered through icelandics.org require that you provide certain personal information; for example, when you become a member, place a classified ad, send us an e-mail, etc. we may need your postal or email address or other information.

Receiving Email and Postal Correspondence Except as noted below, the USIHC will not share email addresses we collect through icelandics.org with any unaffiliated third parties unless we specify this at the point of the collection. Occasionally, the USIHC may make names and postal addresses we collect through icelandics.org available to reputable companies and organizations whose products and/or services may interest you, unless you opt out of being included in our postal mailing list. Except as otherwise noted, unless you consent to the disclosure of your personally identifiable information, only we and our affiliates, our technical consultants, and other third parties who make icelandics.org available, enhance its functionality, or provide associated services and/or who deal with you in delivering content, samples, products, etc., have access to this information, and we require them to agree that they are covered by this policy. Please note that we do reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information and other information to our successors and purchasers of site assets. In the following limited circumstances we will consider, and may release, personal information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others.

The USIHC may also provide aggregate statistics about our members, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third parties for statistical analysis, but these statistics will include no personal information.

Opting Out
Receiving email messages from the USIHC, our affiliates and partners, is optional. You may choose not to receive email, even after granting prior permission, or you may wish to correct information you previously provided. If you do not wish to receive email or wish to correct information you provided to the USIHC, please e-mail us immediately at info@icelandics.org. The USIHC will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete records from our database when we receive requests to do so; however because of possible retention of a residual copy in a system backup file, we cannot guarantee deletion in every instance.

If you prefer not to receive postal mailings from the USIHC or from reputable companies we may share your name and postal address with, write to us at the address below.

Communicating by Postal Mail If you prefer to contact the USIHC by regular mail, please write to:

U.S. Icelandic Horse Congress
c/o Kari Pietsch-Wangard
300 South Sawyer Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
USA

You may use the address above for general questions. You may also use this address to communicate that you would prefer not to receive USIHC postal mailings and/or mailings from other companies and organizations to which we make our postal mailing list available.

Online Policy for Individuals 17 Years Old and Younger No personal information should be submitted or posted at icelandics.org by individuals 17 years of age or younger.

Note to parents:
If your child has submitted his or her name through icelandics.org, and you wish to review that information, to have it corrected or deleted from our records, please communicate your wishes to us at the above mailing address, or via email to info@icelandics.org. The USIHC pledges to exert reasonable efforts to assure that the information is deleted as soon as possible.

We encourage parents to be aware of their children's online activities, and to learn about software that can filter objectionable materials.

Advertisers
If you submit your name through a form on icelandics.org to request information from an advertiser or other third party, the USIHC is not responsible for any marketing or other use of your name by the third party. To learn more about any other company or organization's privacy policy, we suggest visiting its Web site or contacting the company by postal mail or telephone.

Email Messages
If you send the USIHC or any person affiliated with the USIHC an email message, we may retain that message and your email address, as well as any response we send you.

Hyperlinks to Other Web Sites
Icelandics.org may include links to Web sites of other companies, organizations, or individuals unaffiliated with the USIHC. Please note that we are unable to review all such sites and take no responsibility for the content of any unaffiliated Web site.

Cookies
The USIHC, related Web hosting providers, and advertisers and ad serving and tracking companies sometimes utilize "cookie" technology. Cookies are bits of data stored on your computer's hard drive that contain no personally identifying information but which help enhance your Web browsing experience. Not all Web browsers accept cookies, and those that do usually provide a preference or setting which allows you to refuse cookies. If your browser does not accept cookies, you may still enjoy icelandics.org.

Privacy Precaution Warning
Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via our online services.

Improper Conduct
The restrictions above will not apply in the event that you engage in certain improper conduct. Specifically, we shall have the right to use or release to third parties personally identifiable information regarding users who are suspected of having used icelandics.org for any fraudulent purposes or having otherwise violated any law, rule or regulation or the rights of third parties or having engaged in any conduct that we deem improper.

How The USIHC Handles Privacy Internally
The USIHC wants your personal information to remain as secure as reasonably possible. Only authorized employees and volunteers are permitted to access your personal information. All employees and volunteers must abide by our Privacy Policy and those who violate our Privacy Policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination and other legal action.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy
By using this site, you signify your agreement to the icelandics.org privacy policy. You further authorize the export of personal information to the USA and its storage and use as specified in this policy when you provide such information to us. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at anytime. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of icelandics.org following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes. This policy and all of our legal obligations are subject to the laws of New York and the USA, regardless of the location of any user. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the USA in the State of New York.