Colorado Horse Forum does not compensate buyers or sellers for any losses that they may suffer as a result of using the Website.
If you have a dispute with any other user of the Website, you hereby agree to release Colorado Horse Forum and its officers, members, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees from any claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected to such disputes.
Buying and Selling
Use caution and good judgment when transacting through the Website. Colorado Horse Forum acts as an online venue for interactive, self-published listings of horses, equines, services, and products. Colorado Horse Forum is not involved in the transaction between buyers and sellers. Colorado Horse Forum is NOT an agent, broker, or dealer in horses, equines, services, or products and does not receive any commission. Colorado Horse Forum offers the interactive service of ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING for horses, equines, products and services for sale, for lease, for rent, and at stud.
“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider” (47 U.S.C. § 230). https://www.eff.org/issues/cda230
The Website is a classified ad search engine and listing service that brings together buyers and sellers. Information about a particular item, animal or service is supplied by the seller, not by Colorado Horse Forum. Colorado Horse Forum will not be a party to any transaction between a buyer and seller based upon information posted on the Website. At no time does Colorado Horse Forum take title to any of the goods or animals offered for sale on the Website or process any payments related to goods or animals offered for sale on the Website. The price and other terms of any sale remain subject to direct negotiation between the buyer and the seller. The prices listed by sellers on the Website may exclude other charges which may be added to the listed price to arrive at the final price of a particular item. All payments are handled directly between the buyer and the seller, and Colorado Horse Forum will not provide any refunds or other compensation for transactions relating to listings on the Website.
When you place an ad on this Website, you must be prepared to sell the item, animal, or service in the ad at the price at which, and the terms on which, you’ve listed it. You must have possession of the actual item or animal listed and the ability to transfer ownership. To list an item, animal or service for sale on the Website, sellers are required to provide certain identifying and contact information. Colorado Horse Forum reserves the right to deny use of the Website to anyone who uses the Website in a manner we consider, in our sole discretion, inappropriate. Responsibility for the information contained in ads lies with each seller. You alone are responsible for the material you post and for the content of all messages transmitted through the Website. Sellers are solely responsible for any taxes or fees resulting from use of the Website, including any sales arising out of the Website.
Colorado Horse Forum does not guarantee the sale of your horse or your horse’s services, your product, or your advertised services. Colorado Horse Forum does not guarantee the owner/seller’s services, representations, or any horse’s or item’s performance or fitness for a particular purpose. In addition, ColoradoHorseForum.com strongly recommends that a pre-purchase exam should be performed by the buyer’s equine veterinarian of choice, on any horse prior to purchase. Colorado Horse Forum does not guarantee or warrant the performance of any person or entity advertising on its site. Colorado Horse Forum does not control or verify the content posted on the Website and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content.
Right to Refuse Service
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
Slanderous, malicious, warning, or ANY KIND OF DEROGATORY ads are not permitted on Colorado Horse Forum. Ads for horses or items with any kind of ownership dispute are not allowed on Colorado Horse Forum. Profanity and harassment are not allowed on Colorado Horse Forum.
COLORADO HORSE FORUM IS FOR HORSE AND EQUINE ADS ONLY INCLUDING DONKEYS, MULES, AND A FEW OTHER LIVESTOCK ANIMALS SPECIFICALLY LISTED ON OUR SITE – ADS FOR NON EQUINE RELATED ITEMS ARE ALLOWED.
If you see an inappropriate ad listed on our site, please contact the team here at Colorado Horse Forum. After an ad has been reported, our team will review the ad and determine if edits or deletion are necessary. This is a quick and easy way to alert our staff to problem ads. (We suggest that you report any incidents of fraud to the Internet Crime Complaint Center and your local authorities.)
Solicitation and Spamming
Solicitation or spamming of other Colorado Horse Forum users through our site or ads is not allowed. If you send any type of unsolicited email (spam) to other users of our site advertising your own services, your account may be disabled and your ads may be deleted, your email may be blocked from further ad responses, and you may be marked on our site as a spammer.
If you see a slanderous or malicious ad on our site or receive unsolicited email (spam) from another user such as someone trying to sell you their own services via our ad response form, please report the scammer/spammer through your saved ad responses within your account. If you see a possible stolen or missing horse or item listed on our site for sale, please Contact Us.
Your Privacy, etc.
Always PRINT and KEEP a copy of any ad used to buy or sell a horse, item, or service on our site. WE DO NOT KEEP ANY KIND OF ARCHIVE OF DELETED OR EXPIRED ADS.
Monitoring and Cooperation with Law Enforcement
We have the right to:
- Remove or refuse to post any user information for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
- Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
- Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
However, we do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, sales, payments, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
Colorado Horse Forum does NOT have any sort of program to insure receipt of your purchases from third parties. We recommend that you place insurance on the horse or item and utilize safe fund transfer means.
Owners are responsible to proofread ads and confirm that correct photos are appearing on ads. Owners are responsible for early deletion of ads. Owners are responsible for marking horses, items, and services as sold.
Service interruptions are possible. Colorado Horse Forum cannot guarantee uninterrupted service due to circumstances beyond our control.
Colorado Horse Forum is not responsible for typos or accidental errors appearing on advertisements as they are completely self-published by website users. Our directory and featured ads have a fee, which are subject to change at any time. This is a setup, hosting, and bandwidth fee. Photo(s) will remain on the ad until the horse, item, or service is SOLD, removed by the owner, requested to be removed by the BUYER, or featured time period has passed -whichever comes first. All fees paid are non-refundable, i.e. if your horse sells quickly, there is no refund for remaining time. We reserve the right to delete ads for sold horses without notice to seller upon the request of the buyer.
By using and continuing to use this interactive service, all users, sellers, and buyers agree to the above terms entirely.
Copyrighted Images, Proofs, Etc.
Colorado Horse Forum cannot be held responsible for violations created by its users and/or customers. These violations include, but are not limited to: copyright violation, trademark violations, trade names or patents, or other content which is in violation of any local, state or federal laws.
Our customers are solely responsible for obtaining express permission from professional photographers, subjects, etc. to display images on our site. We will not accept any images labelled “PROOF” for use on our web site, however if these images make it onto the website we cannot be held responsible. If there is a visible photographer’s signature or label on the face of a photo, we will not remove this information from the digital image that we display. If we are informed of copyright violations created by our customers, we will remove disputed images from the site without refund or prior notice to the offender. Colorado Horse Forum may, in appropriate circumstances and at its own discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who have infringed on the copyrights of others. If you are a photographer, please be sure to contact your customer directly about their inappropriate use of your photo.
If you believe that your intellectual property has been infringed on our site, please provide Colorado Horse Forum with the following information:
- A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed.
- The Horse ID or Item ID or other location where this property is being displayed.
- Your name, business name, address, telephone number, and email address.
- A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
- The signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright.
Colorado Horse Forum’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached through our Contact Form.
While Colorado Horse Forum cannot give legal advice, we do have some general recommendations for buying and selling horses:
Colorado Horse Forum strongly recommends that a Vet-Check or Pre-Purchase Exam should ALWAYS be performed on any horse being considered for purchase by the buyer’s Equine Veterinarian of choice.
We recommend that you DO NOT BUY a horse sight unseen. At the very least, have a veterinarian or trusted individual lay eyes on the animal.
Always be sure to specifically ask the seller if the horse has any soundness issues, vices, or other problems. Get this information in writing.
You should never complete a transaction without first writing down the terms of the deal and have each party sign it. If you can’t afford a lawyer to draft up a contract, you still should write down the terms of the deal in plain English and get it signed. Any buyer or seller that is hesitant or resists is usually a sure sign of a potential problem.
Do Your Research to make sure you are comfortable with the other party to your transaction. Find out who you are dealing with. Research any and all information you can find online about the person. Look up their social media accounts, look them up on people-finder sites like pipl.com, look for their email address on Google, etc. Ask for verifiable references such as their Veterinarian, Farrier, Trainer, or other business associates in the horse industry. Look online for complaints by other people.
Always PRINT and KEEP a copy of any ad used to buy or sell a horse on our site. WE DO NOT KEEP ANY KIND OF ARCHIVE OF DELETED OR EXPIRED ADS.