​​Shenandoah Valley Equine Rescue Network


Your privacy is critically important to us. At SVERN we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.

  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services. 

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals.

Shenandoah Valley Equine Rescue Network. (“SVERN”) operates this website,SVERN.org. It is SVERN’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, SVERN collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. SVERN’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how SVERN’s visitors use its website. From time to time, SVERN may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

SVERN also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our site. SVERN only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to SVERN’s websites choose to interact with SVERN in ways that require SVERN to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SVERN gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who donate to provide an email address or telephone number or, of those who engage in other monetary transactions with SVERN – by registering for an event or paying for a product we may sell. In each case, SVERN collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with SVERN. SVERN does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
SVERN may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, SVERN may monitor the most popular pages on its site or use comments screened by a service to help identify spam. SVERN may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SVERN does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
SVERN discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on SVERN’s behalf or to provide services available at SVERN’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using SVERN’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. SVERN will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, SVERN discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when SVERN believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SVERN, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an SVERN website and have supplied your email address, SVERN may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with SVERN and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. SVERN takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. SVERN uses cookies to help SVERN identify and track visitors, their usage of SVERN website, and their website access preferences. SVERN visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using SVERN’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of SVERN’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If SVERN, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that SVERN goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of SVERN may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by SVERN and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments and other content submitted to our anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, SVERN may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in SVERN’s sole discretion. SVERN encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.