The aim of the NFED is to act as a unique independent information resource for equestrian and countryside enthusiasts from all disciplines in the central southern area and in such will remain unbiased on all issues. Articles published are not necessarily the views or opinions of the editor.
These rules have evolved over many years, there is good reason behind them and a formula that works. New issues will always arise which will be treated with thought, consideration and flexibility, but the administrator's decision is final.
NFED - CK Art can accept no responsibility for mistakes or omissions on these pages. All submissions are published in good faith as received. NFED - CK Art cannot vouch for the quality, authenticity or accuracy of any articles, images, information, events, claims or services advertised or displayed on these pages.
Any opinions, advertisements, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available by users of the NFED are those and therefore the sole responsibility of the respective author(s), advertiser(s) or distributor(s) and not of NFED - CK Art. NFED - CK Art can accept no responsibility and neither endorses nor guarantees the accuracy, legality, completeness or usefulness of any such information, advertisements, claims or descriptions. Inclusion or approval only confirms that the rules and guideline requirements have been met; it is not endorsing the information or advert any way whatsoever.
The NFED acts as a point of contact only. Any arrangements, payments or contracts between buyer and vendor/advertiser are the sole responsibility of the parties concerned. We cannot provide personal information due to the data protection act, so please ensure that any important information, contracts or records are kept securely.
In the event of a dispute between users, the editor cannot act as referee. We are not in a position to judge or take sides, but we may be guided by the ruling or seek advice of official bodies such as Trading Standards. We reserve the right to reject or remove any post or advert that causes problems or threatens the good reputation of the NFED. The editors decision is final, no explanations or reasons have to be given.
For your own protection we strongly advise you to make copies of any adverts and to get any arrangements, further information or answers to your questions in writing. If renting, loaning or leaving a deposit, ensure that you a contract in place or have in writing the full terms of the agreement, whether subject to vetting, types of care, facilities offered, etc. Having in writing exactly what is expected from both parties can save a lot of problems in the future, loan and livery agreements/contracts are readily available online from the BHS and other reputable sources.
We strongly advise anyone buying tack or goods that cannot be collected in person to use Paypal. Payments for goods or service made through Paypal do include protection for a limited time. If the goods do not arrive, you can then raise a dispute through Paypal, it is then the seller’s responsibility to provide Paypal with proof of postage.
If selling items: Paypal should only be used for items that are posted. For your protection you should always keep proof of postage & are advised to have any parcels signed for to confirm delivery. If a dispute is raised with Paypal, payment may be reversed if you cannot prove that the items were posted.
Buyer Beware: Under the principle of caveat emptor, the buyer could not recover from the seller for defects on the property that rendered the property unfit for ordinary purposes. The only exception was if the seller actively concealed latent defects or otherwise made material misrepresentations amounting to fraud.
Trade or Dealer Advertising: Under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations it is an offence in the UK if you fail to declare that you are a business seller. You are breaking the law if you mislead potential buyers into thinking that you are a private individual when you are a business seller. Under UK law, if you sell goods in quantities which exceed the level that it would be reasonable for a private person to sell, it is probable that you would be deemed to be a trader and must therefore comply with trading standards legislation. If you are classed as a trader, advertise online and offer to send items by post, you would also come under the distance selling regulations.
Buying a horse is a big decision and a huge commitment in terms of time and money. As the potential purchaser of an equine, what can you do to ensure you are buying the best animal for your needs, abilities and budget? Devon and Somerset Trading Standards have a really useful buyer’s tips page which could help give you the best possible chance of finding your perfect partner Click Here. Horse riding is an inherently high risk sport. Horses can be unpredictable at the best of times but even more so when trying out an unknown horse for the first time. It is your responsibility to ask questions, access the risks and take all possible safety precautions including the wearing of personal protective equipment before making the decision to mount the horse. If unsure, don't take risks.
It is an offence to own or keep, sell or purchase a horse without a passport. For further details see Horse Owners – Do you know the Law? If you are loaning or taking a horse on loan, for the protection of both parties, please make sure that you have legally binding loan agreement. Sample BHS agreements can be see here
Sharing is now common on the internet. It is impossible to block a web page or advert from being copied and shared on various forums or groups. Although beneficial for advertising, it can cause problems if the page, post or photo is or can be considered in any way controversial. Please bare this in mind when posting information or photos, not everyone may be of the same mind set and some are quite happy to let you know. Enquiries are sent directly to advertisers, we do not receive copies so it is up to the advertiser to deal with or ignore any abusive replies accordingly.
To help provide visitors with the most comprehensive information service possible, the NFED provides contact details and or descriptions of services or links to various individuals or companies offering their services. By providing contact details and or descriptions of services offered, the NFED/CK Art are not endorsing any individual, companies or the services offered. It is the responsibility of all advertisers to ensure that their services are accurately and honestly described and comply with all current legislation or legal requirements. Before using any services, it is your responsibility to check claims, statements or qualifications with the relevant authorities or governing bodies.
Photographs. In all cases it is the poster's responsibility to ensure that they hold copyright or have permission to use the photo. In most cases the photographer owns the copyright under UK copyright laws. Using any photograph without permission or the photographers consent is breaking the law. In the event of a dispute, the image will be removed until proof can be provided, any copyright disputes are between the copyright owner and the poster. If posting a photograph of a passport or any other documents, please ensure that any personal details are hidden. NFED/CK Art is not responsible for the actions of its users.
We will not share or republish social networking posts or appeals unless the information comes directly from the originator or trusted source. The provenance is important to ensure that we do not spread false information and help to quash the many false and out dated posts that constantly appear on social networking sites and groups.
Events are subject to change or cancellation at short notice. If asked by the event organiser we will update event details as soon as possible. We cannot update events based on rumour from social media or other untrusted sources, so please contact the event organiser if you have any questions or concerns regarding an event.
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To help fight fraud/crime and to provide a safer environment for both buyers and sellers, we do require the name and address of the advertiser. Only the town and county are shown in all classified adverts, the post code will not be displayed. The name and phone number will be hidden from the public by default, but you can choose to display these details if you wish. Your Email address will be hidden unless you add it to the main text of your advert or reply to an enquiry. Showing any personal details will override built in safety features and may put your details in the public domain. Although the details can be removed from the original website, it can prove impossible to remove them from all search engines and social media.
Your personal details provided for administration purposes will be kept in strictest confidence in line with the Data Protection Act. They will not used for advertising purposes or divulged unless requested by a legitimate investigating authority such as the Police or Trading Standards.
For safety reasons, anyone under the age of 16 must have their parent or guardians permission to post an advert and we ask you not to show your age, phone number, address or personal details in the advert.
We fully endorse and support the work of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre www.ceop.gov.uk. Any advert or post that the administrator considers may put the advertiser at risk, will be rejected without notice.
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