Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site 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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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. You can use Windows File Explorer and other methods to remove properties and personal data from photos you share online.

Contact forms

We collect data entered in contact forms and volunteer applications to communicate regarding our horses and programs. We do not share your information with any third parties.


Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described herein.

Store Checkout

Your personal data will be used to process your order, support your experience throughout this website, and for other purposes described herein. We will not store your financial data, nor share your information with third parties outside of those required for the purchase process.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Cookies are required for search engines such as Google and Bing to find and analyze websites so that users can find the products and services they’re searching. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Users have the ability to opt out of Google Analytics without affecting their ability to use our site.

How we share your data

As Request by User: When a user completes an adoption application, contract or volunteer form, the user’s personal information may be used to conduct a background check if you are requesting to be on our private property. We may also conduct background checks for adoption applicants.

To Protect Rights and Property: We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Swingin’ D Horse Rescue, third parties, or the public at large.
As Required by Law: We may be required to disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.

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 over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Any information entered in our online Contact Form is retained indefinitely. This is so we can provide users with helpful information about products and services that interest them.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Swingin’ D strives to secure the website’s integrity, as well as users’ personal information, from unauthorized disclosure, use or access through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, which is the industry standard.

The internet can be a dangerous place, and Swingin’ D recommends users take extraordinary measures to protect their private information. We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect the website and its users against hackers and malware so that our visitors’ personal information cannot be stolen or altered. Unfortunately, cyber criminals are constantly evolving and learning, so no information transmitted over the internet can be guaranteed safe and secure. While we strive to protect visitors’ personal information, our visitors must also acknowledge: (a) we cannot guarantee the security, integrity and privacy of data exchanged between visitors and Swingin’ D through the website; because (b) the privacy and security limitations inherent to internet usage are beyond Swingin’ D’s control.

External Data Storage

Swingin’ D stores its data on servers provided through a third-party hosting service. Our database is password protected using strong security to prevent unauthorized access and use.

How Swingin’ D uses your data

  • To respond to communications users submit through our online Contact Form.
  • To process a visitor’s request for adoption.
  • To monitor and protect information under Swingin’ D’s control, detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, to fight spam and malware, and to protect the property and rights of Swingin’ D.
  • To communicate with users about promotions offered by Swingin’ D and our business partners and to keep users updated on the latest industry-related news.
  • To personalize user experience online.

Privacy Policy Changes

Swingin’ D may occasionally make minor changes to its Privacy Policy, so we encourage visitors to frequently review this page for any changes. Your continued use of the Swingin’ D’s website and your continued patronage will constitute your consent to such Privacy Policy changes.

If you have questions regarding Swingin’ D’s Privacy Policy or wish to have your information removed from our databases, please contact us.