Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective date: 28 August 2019

Farms Initiative (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the http://www.farms-initiative.com/ website (hereinafter referred to as the Website).

Farms Initiative respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Policy. This page informs you of our practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you visit the Website and the choices you have associated with that data.

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect: (1) on the Website; and (2) in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and the Website.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected by: (1)  us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by members of the Farms Initiative or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or (2) any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

The Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information to or on the Website.  Please see section of this Privacy Policy entitled “Children’s Privacy”.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Privacy Policy periodically for updates.

We use your data to present our Website and its contents to you and improve the Website. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Definitions

Website

The http://www.farmsinitiative.com/ website is operated by the Farms Initiative.

Personal Data

Personal Data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual.

Usage Data

Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated bythe use of the Website or from the Website infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

Cookies

Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).

Data Controller

Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.

Data Processors (or Service Providers)

Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

Data Subject (or User)

Data Subject is any living individual who is using the Websiteand is the subject of Personal Data.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve the Website.

Types of Data Collected

The information we collect on or through the Website may include:  (1) information that you provide to us by filling in forms on our Website (this includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, posting material, or requesting information, or reporting a problem with our Website), as well as records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us; and (2) information we collect through automatic data collection technologies.

Information You Provide to Us

Personal Data

While using the Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you.

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, ortransmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

 

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including, but not limited to the following:

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Website is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of the Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on the Website and we hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may includean anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve andanalyse the Website.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicatewhen a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not acceptcookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the Website.

Examples of Cookies we use:

Session Cookies.

We use Session Cookies to operate the Website.

Preference Cookies.

We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

Security Cookies.

We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Farms Initiative uses the collected data for various purposes:

To provide and maintain the Website.

To notify you about changes to the Website.

To allow you to participate in interactive features of the Website when you choose to do so.

To provide customer support.

To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Website.

To monitor the usage of the Website.

To detect, prevent and address technical issues.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), Farms Initiative legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website

Farms Initiative may process your Personal Data because:

We need to perform a contract with you.

You have given us permission to do so.

To comply with the law.

Retention of Data

Farms Initiative will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Farms Initiative will also retain Usage Data for internal analysispurposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provideinformation to us, please note that we transfer the data, includingPersonal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

We use generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies — Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) — for the secure transfer of personal and financial data and to protect against unauthorized access to our servers, equipment, and other components of our online presence.

Farms Initiative will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet or email is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the Website or over email; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft and unauthorized use, access or modification.No transfer of your Personal Data will take place to anorganisation or a country unless we have received assurances that there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

Farms Initiative may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

Comply with a legal obligation, process or request.

Enforce our terms and conditions and other agreements, including investigation of any potential violation thereof.

Detect, prevent or otherwise address security, fraud or technical issues.

Protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users, a third party or the public as required or permitted by law (exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember thatno method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Data Protection Rights under the General DataProtection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Farms Initiative aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

The right to access, update or delete the information we haveon you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.

The right of rectification. You have the right to have yourinformation rectified if that information is inaccurate orincomplete.

The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Farms Initiative relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity beforeresponding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals tofacilitate the Website (“Service Providers”), provide the Website on our behalf, perform Website-related services or assist us in analyzing how our Website is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of the Website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Website available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics optout browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, pleasevisit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Links to Other Sites

The Website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you toreview the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for thecontent, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

The Website is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child hasprovided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we becomeaware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

By email: info@farms-initiative.com