Last updated: January 22, 2023 4:14 PM

MyCompass.Horse respects the privacy of its users and ensures that all personal information it receives is protected and treated confidentially. This privacy policy is part of our terms of use. 

Collection of personal data
If you create a MyCompass.Horse account, you provide us with certain information that can be used to identify you, such as:

1. First name and last name
2. Email address
3. Profile and cover photo

For the sake of transparency, only real names or company names can be used to create an account. Your name, username, and profile picture will be displayed publicly on MyCompass.Horse. 

Your content
We collect the content you upload and share on our platform, such as the images and texts, as well as the metadata provided with the information you share, such as creation time, language, country and time zone.

Use of personal data
Our platform is designed to help you share and find information within the horse world. The personal information mentioned above is used to make this possible and to improve MyCompass.Horse. MyCompass.Horse can analyze your information for trends and other insights. This data cannot be traced back to individual persons.

Visibility settings
By default, most of the content you submit, post or display through our platform is public and can be viewed by other users. For certain information fields, we provide you with visibility settings so that you can select who can see this information.

To make your use of MyCompass.Horse smoother, more convenient, more efficient and safer, we use so-called cookies that collect additional information, including data about website usage. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Any cookie-related information is not used to personally identify you and is not used for purposes other than those described below.

Important to know:
Cookies can never be used to read private data from your computer or to intercept passwords. Also, they cannot infect a computer with a virus or trojan. Thus, they are completely safe and have been used on almost all websites in the world without incident since the 90s. When visiting you can expect the following types of cookies:

  • Functional cookies  Cookies necessary for the use of
  • Cookies for Website Analysis  In order to keep track of our visitor statistics, we use Google Analytics. This system keeps track of which pages our visitors view, where they come from, what they click on, what browser and screen resolution they use and much more. We use this information to get a better picture of our visitors and to provide you with the best possible user experience. We have a processing agreement with Google. Your IP address is explicitly not provided and we have disabled the sharing of information with Google.
  • Enabling, disabling and deleting cookies More information about enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the Help function of your browser.
  • Disable and delete cookies It is possible to disable and/or delete existing cookies. However, the exact procedure depends on the browser you are using. Therefore, we recommend that you follow the instructions and / or use the help function of your browser to set the necessary cookie behavior.

If you want to prevent your personal data from being used by Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Sharing and disclosing information to third parties
We will not disclose your personal information to third parties except as described below:

  • Information provided for our protection and the protection of others
    We may work with government officials and law enforcement or private parties to enforce and comply with applicable laws and regulations. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our sole discretion, we deem necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our (intellectual) property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public at large; and (iii) to stop any activity that we deem to be illegal, unethical or legally practicable.
  • Information disclosed in connection with business transfers
    Information we collect from our users, including personal information, is considered a business asset. In the event that MyCompass.Horse is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or if our assets are acquired by a third party in the event we go bankrupt or go bankrupt, some or all of our assets, including your personal information, may be sold or transferred to a third party as part of that transaction. Your privacy remains assured.
  • Links to other websites and services
    Our platform may contain links to websites and services owned or operated by third parties. Any information you provide to or to third parties or that is collected by other third parties is no longer covered by our Privacy Policy. We are not responsible and liable for the content, privacy or security practices and policies of such third-party services. To protect your information, we encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of all third-party websites and services you visit.
  • International data transfers
    Your personal information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your country or other government jurisdiction where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your home jurisdiction. If you are located outside the European Union and choose to provide your personal data to us, we may transfer your personal data to other countries and process it there, provided that mandatory laws do not prohibit such transfer. We will always try to comply with the rules for such a transfer.

Accessing, modifying and deleting personal data
Under applicable law, you may have the right to request an overview of the personal information we have recorded about you. You may also have the right to request the modification of inaccurate personal information or deletion of your personal information.

If you are a registered user of our platform, we may provide you with tools and account settings to access or change your personal information associated with your account, such as your profile picture, username. If the functionality for changing your account is not available, you can contact us via our contact form. You can also permanently delete your MyCompass.Horse account or request that we delete your personal information by contacting us at

When you request an overview of your personal data or request us to change or delete your personal data, we may ask you to provide us with a copy of a valid proof of identity to prevent misuse. However, we kindly ask you to make your Citizen Service Number illegible.

We will respond to any appropriate request within the period specified by law.

Retention period
We will retain your personal data for the period necessary to achieve the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Safety measures
We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures to protect the information we collect from or about you (including your personal information) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Please note that the security of your personal information also depends on the protection of your account. Don't give your account credentials to unauthorized people. Also, make sure to sign out when you're done using a shared computer.

Changes to this Policy
All information collected through our platform is subject to this Privacy Policy. We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make a change to this Privacy Policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will attempt to notify you of those changes by posting them on our platform and/or by sending you an email to the email address associated with your account and we will update the "Last Updated Date" above to indicate when those changes will take effect. By continuing to access or use our Platform after these changes take effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Questions and contact
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us via