Privacy Policy

This Data Privacy Policy describes what personal data Growers (“we”, “us”, “our”) collects, how we use and protect it, and what rights the individual identified or identifiable in such data (“you”, your”) has with respect to this information. The terms and requirements of this Privacy Policy are also specifically included in any contract you may enter into with us.

1. What personal data we collect and how we collect it.

When you use our services or website, or otherwise contact us, we collect, process, manage and use a limited amount of personal information—in particular, your name, email address and other contact information that you provide. Your company, association or other group of which you may be a member may also provide this information to us. We also process, manage and use IP addresses, “cookies” data, and other usage and device data that is collected automatically when you access and use our website and services.

2. How we use your personal data.

We control, process and use your personal data— • to provide our services to you and perform our contracts with you. • to provide information about our services and activities, including marketing information, to you. • to operate, personalize, maintain and improve our services, apps and website. • to comply with legal and regulatory requirements. • for other related lawful and legitimate interests. We use and keep your personal data only as long as reasonably necessary to carry out these purposes. We may combine the various types of data we collect and use it as described in this Privacy Policy. We may also anonymize and aggregate any data collected, and use and transfer any such anonymized data without notice, consent or limitation, so long as such data does not and cannot be used to identify you.

3. What rights you have in your personal data.

You have the right to review our Privacy Policy and to opt in to our use of your personal data for communicating with you, including marketing communications; you may opt out of such use of your personal data at any time. You also have the right to get access to, correct, have deleted or anonymized, or transfer your personal data. (Note that these rights do not apply to non-personal information related to your company or other organization. Any additional or different privacy terms and conditions required by your organization in a separate contract with us shall apply.)

4. Who processes and uses your personal data and where.

We control, process and use personal data internally, and we give some third parties access to such data to help us process the data and provide certain aspects of our services to and communications with you. These may include your business partners (e.g. agronomists, agronomic service providers (ASPs), equipment dealers), our reseller and other business partners working with you, and technology providers (e.g. Cloud data services) that we use to provide our services to you. We will provide access to your personal data to our business partners only if they are legally bound by a contract with us to protect your personal data in accordance with all terms of this policy and our contract with you. For other third party technology providers, the terms their own specific privacy policy will apply to their protection of your personal data, but we will only engage with such service and equipment providers if their terms of protection for your personal data are materially consistent with the terms and protections of this policy. We and our third-party providers collect and process your data principally in the U.S., but some third-party providers’ services also do so in Europe and other countries and regions.

 

 

5. How we protect your personal data.

We use appropriate security safeguards to protect your personal data against loss or destruction and unauthorized access, use, disclosure, transfer, or alteration. In the event of a data breach, we will promptly take steps to mitigate the breach and if required will notify relevant organisations, individuals and/or authorities. You understand, however, that no data transmission over the internet or stored on a server can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any data you disclose or transmit to us and cannot be responsible for the theft, loss, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of personal data.

6. When and how we may transfer your personal data. We may transfer personal data in our possession to a new owner of our business or in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a merger, asset sale, joint venture, bankruptcy or other reorganization or dissolution, so long as the acquirer is legally bound to protect and use your personal data only under the terms of this policy and our contract with you. We also reserve the right to maintain, use or disclose personal data if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, employees, customers or the public. We will not transfer or sell your personal data except as described in this policy or with your consent.

7. How changes to our Privacy Policy work.

From time to time we may need to change some of the terms of this policy in order to conform with changes to legal requirements or our services. We reserve the right to make such changes at any time, subject to notice and posting of the new policy terms on our website. You may opt-out of any subsequent use of your personal data at any time. 8. How to contact us. You can contact us with requests, inquiries or complaints related to this policy at info@growers.ag.

Farm Data Privacy and Security Policy

 

This Farm Data Privacy and Security Policy describes how Growers (“we”, “our”, “us”) collects and uses data about the farm and farming activities of its customers (“you”, “your”). The terms and requirements of this policy are incorporated into your contract with us.

1. We collect, process and use a variety of data about your farm and farming activities to provide our services to you.

We collect agronomic data, including crop plans, past and current as-planted, as-applied and yield data, soil fertility, soil treatment, and crop care activities; land, climate and weather data, including farm and field boundaries; and farm management data, including equipment, financial and other information about your operation. These are collectively referred to as “Farm Data”.

2. The Farm Data that you provide us or that we otherwise collect under our contract with you belongs to you.

We will manage your Farm Data on your behalf in accordance with this policy and your contract with us.

3. You will supply Farm Data to us lawfully and only if you have obtained any needed consents from relevant persons to do so.

You will secure any permissions that may be needed from other stakeholders or suppliers, and otherwise comply with the law.

4. We use your Farm Data to provide services to you, and for other related purposes.

We collect, control, process and use your Farm Data to provide our services to you and perform our contract with you; to provide information about our services and activities (including marketing information) to you; to operate, personalize, maintain and improve our services and apps; and to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

5. We grant some third parties access to your Farm Data to help us provide certain aspects of our services to you.

These may include your business partners (e.g. agronomists, agronomic service providers (ASPs), equipment dealers), our reseller and other business partners working with you, and technology providers (e.g. Cloud data services) that we use to provide our services to you. We will provide access to your Farm Data to our business partners only if they are legally bound by a contract with us to protect your Farm Data in accordance with all terms of this policy and our contract with you. For other third party technology providers, the terms their own specific privacy policy will apply to their protection of your Farm Data, but we will only engage with such service and equipment providers if their terms of protection for your Farm Data are materially consistent with the terms and protections of this policy.

6. We will not sell or disclose your Farm Data to any third party except as provided in this policy or our contract with you.

We may transfer Farm Data and other data in our possession to a new owner of our business or in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a merger, asset sale, joint venture, bankruptcy or other reorganization or dissolution, so long as the acquirer is legally bound to protect and use your Farm Data only under the terms of this policy and our contract with you. We also reserve the right to maintain, use or disclose Farm Data and other data if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, employees, customers or the public. We will not otherwise disclose or sell your Farm Data without your express written consent; we would give you notice of any such disclosure or sale, and you would have the right to opt out and have your data removed from any such disclosure or sale.

7. We will not use your Farm Data to engage in a conflict of interest or illegal activity.

We will not, for example, use your Farm Data for speculation in commodity markets.

8. We will use appropriate security safeguards to protect your Farm Data against loss or destruction and unauthorized access, use, disclosure, transfer, or alteration.

We will notify you in not more than forty-eight (48) hours after we learn of any security breach that may result in the loss or destruction or unauthorized access, use, disclosure, transfer, or alteration of your Farm Data, and work with you to respond to and do damage limitation with respect to any such breach.

9. We may anonymize your Farm Data, and aggregate and use this with other anonymized data, so long such data is not identified or identifiable with you or your farm in any way.

We are the owner of all anonymized and aggregated data, which is not included in the definition of Farm Data for purposes of this policy or our contract with you. We may use anonymized and aggregated data for any purpose, and disclose or sell it, at any time.

10. We will provide a copy of your Farm Data to you upon request, or when your contract ends.

We will provide your raw Farm Data to you in a compressed machine-readable form compliant with an industry standard format.

11. We will delete your Farm Data within one-hundred eighty (180) days after your contract with us ends, unless you instruct us otherwise, or ten (10) years after collection, or upon your request.

12. Policy changes, contact details.

From time to time we may need to change some of the terms of this policy in order to conform with changes to legal requirements or our services. We reserve the right to make such changes at any time, subject to notice to you and posting of the new policy terms on our website. We will not, however, change any aspect of your ownership of your Farm Data, or our commitments to you in this policy and in our contract with you regarding our use, sale or disclosure of your Farm Data, without your express written consent. You can contact us with inquiries or complaints related to this policy at info@growers.com.