Last updated March 29, 2017

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to disclose to you what information we may collect, how we may collect it, with whom we may share it, and certain other matters related to such information, including the choices you have regarding our collection of information and our use and disclosure to other parties of information we may have collected from you.

By accepting our Privacy Policy and/or Website Terms and Conditions at (“Website”), you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

This website is operated by or on behalf of the organizers of the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses and any other entity that the foregoing entities choose to add to these Terms from time to time (collectively, the “Organizers”, sometimes referred to as “Our” or “Us” or “We”). “Organizers” includes the affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures and other entities controlling, controlled by or under common control with the organizers of the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses.

When this Privacy Policy uses the term “personally identifiable information” or “personal information,” we mean information that identifies a particular individual, such as your full name, street address or email address.


By using the Website, you signify your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make a material change to the way in which we collect, use and/or share your personal information, we will post a notice on the Website and may send an email to users who have provided an email address. We will assume that you have given your permission for your information to be used under the terms of the Privacy Policy, as modified, if you do not respond to the email, if an email is sent, within 30 days or continue to use the Website 30 days after a notice is posted. Please note that you should always update your personal information to provide us with a current email address.


Information You Provide Us

In the course of using the Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain information, including contact information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number or fax number and demographic information, such as your date of birth or age.

Website Usage Information

We may receive and store certain types of internet usage information whenever you visit the Website, such as your click-stream data and your IP address. See “IP Addresses and Click Stream Data” section below.


We may collect information from you in several different areas on the Website, including but not limited to those described below:

Registration / Update Form

You may be asked to complete a registration or update form and provide personally identifiable information; you may also be asked to choose a user ID and password in order to take advantage of some aspects of the Website.

Surveys or Voting

From time-to-time, We may request personally identifiable information from you in conjunction with a survey or voting poll. Participation is voluntary, and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information.


As with many websites, the Website uses a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a collection of information that gets stored on the hard drive of your computer when browsing the Internet. These small bits of code automatically identify your browser to the Website whenever your computer is used to visit the Website. Cookies also let Us know how many people visit the Website and where visitors go on the Website, as well as non-personally identifiable information, like how many times a user has been on certain pages. For registered users, cookies can make using the Website easier for you by saving information such as your passwords or preferences. By tracking how and when you use the Website, cookies help Us determine which areas are popular and which are not. Improvements and updates to the Website may be based on data obtained from cookies. Accepting cookies allows you, among other things, to personalize your experience on the Website. Cookies may also allow the Website to present to you advertising which may be of interest to you. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, your browser should contain an option that allows you to disable or delete cookie data at any time. Some areas of the Website, however, may not provide you with a personalized experience if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Web Beacons and Other Tracking Technology

The Website may use a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including Web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of websites. We also may use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on the Website, such as the frequency with which Our users visit various parts of the Website. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to Us or to another party authorized by Us to collect information on Our behalf. The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form that is personally identifiable.

IP Addresses and Click-Stream Data

We may collect IP addresses and/or click-stream data. An IP address is a number associated with the service through which you access the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not generally personally identifiable. At times, We also use IP addresses for purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to Our advertisers and sponsors, for example regarding the frequency with which Our guests visit various parts of the Website. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information We obtain from you directly on the Website or any other of Our other websites, or from third parties. Click-stream data is information collected by Our computers when you request pages from the Website. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information. When analyzed, this data helps Us analyze how visitors arrive at the Website, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising, and the like.


We own the information collected on or through the Website. As applicable, the information you provide to Us may be used to:

  • contact you about the Website, technical support or inquiries;
  • provide you with services or information you have requested;
  • prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities and monitor and enforce Our Website Terms and Conditions;
  • notify users of Website updates;
  • monitor or improve the use of the Website or solicit input and feedback;
  • deliver, customize and target the advertising and content you see;
  • send you promotional material or special offers on behalf of Our marketing partners and/or their respective affiliates and subsidiaries and other third parties; and
  • for Our internal use.


At times, as described below, We may share your personal information with others for various purposes:

  • Agents: We employ other businesses and individuals to perform functions on Our behalf. Examples may include Website analysis, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. They may have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions.
  • Aggregate Information: We may share aggregate information, such as demographics and Website usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors or other organizations. When this type of information is shared, the other parties do not have access to your personally identifiable information.
  • Business Transfers: In the event that assets of Ours are sold or transferred to another party, or another transaction occurs in which your personally identifiable information is one of the business assets transferred, all personally identifiable information that has been collected and saved may be one of the business assets We transfer. You will be notified of such a transfer in accordance with the “Changes to the Policy” section.
  • Administrative or Legal Process: We or others may disclose your personal information to third parties without notice to you in order to comply with applicable law, law enforcement agencies, to protect our or third parties’ rights, or to protect the rights of other users of the Website.
  • Additional Matters: We may also disclose your personal information when (a) We believe that the Website service is being used in the commission of a crime, including, without limitation, to report such criminal activity or to exchange information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction; (b) when We have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the health and/or safety of you, another person or the public generally; and (c) in order to protect the rights or property of Organizers (as defined in our Terms of Use), including to enforce their rights under the Terms of Use.


You should be aware that when you are on the Website you could be directed to other websites beyond Our control. These other websites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit personal information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. If you visit a website that is linked to the Website, you should consult that website’s privacy policy before providing any personal information.


The Website incorporates reasonable safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personal information that We may collect and We have put into place reasonable precautions to protect such information from loss, misuse and alteration. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. Our security policies are reviewed periodically and revised as required.


We store information about site visitors on servers located in the United States, and may also store such information on servers and equipment in other countries. Personal data collected within Switzerland and the European Economic Area (“EEA”) may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of Switzerland and the EEA. The data We hold may also be processed by employees operating outside of Switzerland and the EEA who work for Us, one of our affiliates or one of our vendors. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.


Submission of information to our Website is not intended for children under the age of 18 and We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 should not submit any information to the Website at any time. In the event that We learn that We have inadvertently gathered personal information from a child under the age of 18, We will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from Our records.


If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your email address or zip code), or if you no longer desire to have access to the Website, We will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data you have provided to Us. You may request that We do so by emailing Us at, or via mail to: International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses c/o The Jockey Club, Attn: Legal Department, 821 Corporate Dr., Lexington, KY 40503. We will respond to your request within ten business days of receiving your correspondence.


California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of the Website who are California residents to request certain information regarding Our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to: IFAR c/o The Jockey Club, Attn: Legal Department, 821 Corporate Dr., Lexington, KY 40503.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the privacy practices of this Website, please contact Us by email at:

International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses
c/o The Jockey Club, Attn: Legal Department
821 Corporate Dr., Lexington, KY 40503
or e-mail us at: