Data Protection Act
The Society’s principles in respect of processing personal information are:
- To comply with our obligation under the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation;
- To keep personal information in strict confidence;
- To obtain personal information lawfully and fairly;
- Not to disclose personal information without the permission of the individual to which it relates except in limited circumstances as permitted or required by law. However, we may share personal information with agents or service providers in connection with providing, administering and servicing the products purchased from us;
- Personal information is collected and recorded by this Society to allow it to create and maintain stud book records and to supply passports under EC Regulation 504/2008. Horse passport based information provided may be used for research purposes or statistical analysis. It may be passed by this Society to Defra, the devolved authorities, other Central Government Departments, Non-Departmental Public Bodies and Local Authorities. Information may be required to assist -
- in national veterinary disease control
- in tracing the owners of straying, lost or stolen horses
- in reducing malpractice in the sale of horses and ponies
- in furtherance of compliance with the Horse Passports Regulations (England) Act 2009
- To maintain appropriate procedures to ensure that personal information in our possession is accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
- Where we choose to have certain services, such as data processing, provided by third party providers, we do so in accordance with applicable law and take all reasonable precautions regarding the practices employed by the service provider to protect personal information;
- To maintain appropriate technical and organisational safeguards to protect personal information against loss, theft, unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, and use of modification;Not to sell personal information.
The keen-eyed of you will have noticed that our homepage looks different!
We have had a small refresh done to update the look of the website. This has been done free of charge, and we thank Free-rein for their kind services on this. All features and accesses operate as previously, but we have added icons for direct access to our Instagram and Facebook pages.
WHERE TO SEE A SUFFOLK
You may have already seen our postcard, advertising places that you can visit in order to see a Suffolk. We have now also listed these places under 'Links To Other Sites', and will update this listing as we are notified of more places where Suffolks can be seen.
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Our Stallion A-Z Listing now includes a 5 generation pedigree for each listed stallion. Click on the tree symbol shown on the individual stallion's detail
Horserace Betting Levy Board Publishes Codes of Practice for 2018
The Codes are an essential guide for the prevention and control of equine diseases threatening equine breeding.
The SHS recommends that all Suffolk owners/breeders familiarise themselves with the new code - see our website main panel, in order to read the HBLB's full press release and provided links.
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Attention all Suffolk horse owners.
Is your Equine Passport up to date? It is a UK LEGAL requirement to tell us IMMEDIATELY if
- your horse has died and you have not returned the passport
- if you have bought a horse and not arranged for the passport to be endorsed into your name
Trading standards can fine owners in possession of incorrect passports. Click here to see the Legal Responsibility of Owners.