Terms of Use & Privacy Statement

Membership

When players sign up for an account on A Virtual Horse they are asked for some basic information such as a valid e-mail, gender and birth date.
This information is accessible only by the game owners and is strictly confidential. It is used only for statistical data and understanding who our player base is and what they use and like on the game, for account specific settings and site security. The valid e-mail eliminates random, automatic and spam sign-ups that are not truly intending to play the game. It also gives you the means to e-mail problems directly to the game and a place for the game to send you any relevant information about your account. It is not used for any other purpose. The birth date enables us to make sure that the younger players are just as secure on our site as possible. We have all ages that play the game ranging from about 10 years old up through adults.
It may not be suitable for younger players to have access to private messaging or the live chat.
If parents do not wish to have that accessible for their child we can use the birth date to turn features off for that specific account.

For Parents

If you choose to provide a valid e-mail account upon sign up and validate the e-mail through the game's validation process you are giving approval for use of the game mail system and access to the forums, blogs and live chat which come automatically with a verified account.
This access can be changed at any time by the parent's request to turn certain features of the account off for your child.

IP Addresses & Log Files

Like many other Web sites, A Virtual Horse makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. When accessing the game, the IP address of your computer is collected. These IP addresses are specific to computers and enable them to communicate with other computers on networks on the web. The IP address collected is not used for any purposes other than site security, determining if accounts have been breached, multiple account use and cheating. IP addresses are only accessed by the game owners and are kept strictly confidential. It would only be released to proper authorities if required to do so by law. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Acknowledgement

This website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties (outside paid advertisements). You acknowledge that, when you click on a link to visit a linked website, A Virtual Horse has neither endorsed nor is affiliated with the linked website and is not responsible for any content that appears on the linked website.
You also acknowledge that the owner of the linked website neither endorses nor is affiliated with A Virtual Horse.
It is against game rules to post links to outside websites, advertisements, personal websites or non-game related websites.
A Virtual Horse is not obligated to monitor the site for outside link content but we do try to remove any posted linked websites that are not game related or do not fit or abide by the terms of use and code of content.
If you come across a linked website that does not fit these terms of use you should report that so that it can be removed.

Conduct Agreement

While using the website you agree not to: You acknowledge and agree that A Virtual Horse has the right, but has no set obligation, to monitor the site and to disclose any information necessary to operate the site properly, to protect itself and customers and to comply with the rules regarding the use of this website, legal obligations or governmental requests.

Security Notice and Standards Notice

This is a private computer system that is restricted to authorized individuals. Actual or attempted unauthorized use of this computer system will result in any applicable prosecution. We reserve the right to view, monitor and record activity on the system without notice or permission. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing or recording is subject to review by any applicable law enforcement organizations in connection with the investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on the system.
If you are not an authorized user of this system or do not consent to continued monitoring, exit the game at this time.
A Virtual Horse reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that are unacceptable, offensive or in violation of this site's rules and regulations and this term of use agreement.
A Virtual Horse also reserves the right to prohibit any user from accessing this website who violates the Code of Conduct, Site Rules and this terms of use agreement with or without notice.
A Virtual Horse reserves the right to change any rule, at any time and without notice, as we see fit, delete any account or content that appears offensive, and ban users from using the site for any reason and without notice.
The website could include errors. Although A Virtual Horse attempts to ensure the accuracy of the website, it makes no guarantees. In the event that an inaccuracy is found, please inform A Virtual Horse so that it can be corrected.

Privacy Policy

At A Virtual Horse, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by A Virtual Horse and how it is used.

Cookies and Web Beacons
A Virtual Horse does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on A Virtual Horse.
.:: Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to A Virtual Horse and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include Google Adsense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on A Virtual Horse send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. 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.

A Virtual Horse has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by 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. A Virtual Horse's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Copyright

Everything on this Internet site the sole property of A Virtual Horse.

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