Equus Law Privacy Policy

Ranke Law Firm dba Equus Law hereafter “EQ LAW.”

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the equuslaw.com website and governs data collection and usage. By using the equuslaw.com website, and specifically our form contracts/horse contracts site information, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Equus Law ("EQ LAW") may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. If you purchase EQ LAW products and services, we collect and store billing and credit card information. EQ LAW may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your Postal Code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. EQ LAW will not delete customer information for paying members. However, EQ LAW reserves the right to delete customer information for members with a free account status at any time.

Information about your computer hardware and software also may be automatically collected by EQ LAW. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by EQ LAW for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the EQ LAW website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through EQ LAW public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

EQ LAW encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from EQ LAW so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information.  EQ LAW is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the equuslaw.com website.

Use of your Personal Information

EQ LAW collects and uses your personal information to operate the equuslaw.com website and deliver the services you have requested. 

EQ LAW may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from EQ LAW and its affiliates. EQ LAW may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Confidentiality of User Information; No Third-Party Disclosure

EQ LAW does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. EQ LAW may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party without your explicit consent. In addition, EQ LAW may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. EQ LAW may share your information with third parties who perform tasks required to complete a purchase transaction. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to equuslaw.com, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

EQ LAW does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as financial, race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

EQ LAW keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within equuslaw.com, in order to determine what equuslaw.com services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within equuslaw.com to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

EQ LAW websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on equuslaw.com or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of EQ LAW; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of equuslaw.com, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The equuslaw.com website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize our Site pages, or register with our Site or services, a cookie helps EQ LAW to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same equuslaw.com website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use our features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the EQ LAW services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

EQUUS LAW USES PAY PAL MERCHANT SERVICES

We work to ensure privacy and security during your online payment.
Pay Pal Merchant Services protects and secures your personal and financial information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Your personal and financial information is securely stored on Pay Pal computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

PAY PAL MERCHANT SERVICES describes its Merchant protections services as follows:

“Whether you’re buying, selling, or transferring money, you get an additional layer of privacy when you use PayPal. That’s because all your financial information, like your debit or card numbers, is securely stored and encrypted on our servers. So, you don’t need to share your financial information with the person you’re buying something from or selling something to.

In addition, your transactions are also monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by a dedicated team of security specialists. Their mission is to identify suspicious activity and help protect you from fraudulent transactions.

We store and process your personal information on our computers in the US and elsewhere in the world where PayPal facilities or our service providers are located, and we protect it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable US federal and state regulations. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.”

Children Under Eighteen

EQ LAW does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from minors, e.g. persons under the age of eighteen (18). If you are under the age of eighteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Changes to this Statement

EQ LAW will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. EQ LAW encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how EQ LAW is protecting your information.

Contact Information

EQ LAW welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that EQ LAW has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us direct @ (619) 495-1700.

For more information, please review our Terms of Use section.