Environmental Tillage Systems, Inc.
Effective Date: February 15, 2017
The following Privacy and Data Policy (“Policy”) discloses the Privacy and Data use practices of Environmental Tillage Systems, Inc. (“us,” “we,” or “our”) for ALL DATA OR INFORMATION WHICH WE receive from you, either DIRECTLY OR THROUGH A THIRD PARTY, including, without limitation, in person or by phone at our physical locations or through WEBSITEs, APPLICATIONS, EQUIPMENT, devices or the provision of services to you. We created this Policy to communicate OUR privacy and data policies to each of our CUSTOMERs and PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERs (collectively a “Customer,” “you” OR “your”) WITH RESPECT TO YOUR INFORMATION.
1. What and How Information is Collected
We collect and share both your Customer Data and Machine Data (collectively “Data”) as described in this Policy.
Customer Data. To purchase, access, receive, download, upload or use goods or services from us, you may be required to create an account with us or another equipment supplier and/or provide various information, which may include personally identifying information (collectively, “Customer Data”). Personally, identifying information is information that can be used to identify, locate or contact you. If you have a user account with us, then you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password and all uses of your account and password. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account. If a Customer directly or indirectly communicates with us by e-mail, posts or uploads content or information to a website or application to which we are provided access or otherwise completes online forms, any information provided in such communication will also be collected by us as Customer Data (or Machine Data, as applicable). Data may be collected by us directly from you or your equipment or it may be delivered to us by third parties if you authorize such access be provided by the third party (such as through the JD LinkTM Telematics system for John Deere Equipment or other manufacturer’s equipment). By granting us access to Customer Data from a third party, you grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual license to use such Customer Data in accordance with this Policy.'
Customer Data may consist of the following types of information:
Personal Data. Personal Data includes your name, user name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, zip or postal code, Social Security/Insurance Number and similar personal information. We use Personal Data to send Customers e-mail, written or other forms of communications regarding:
- Goods or services requested or purchased by Customers;
- Promotional or informational materials about our company, affiliates and/or third parties with whom we conduct business and the related goods and services provided by such businesses;
- Machine-specific information to participating Customers; and
- Updates, advertisements, offers and announcements relating to the goods and services of our company, affiliates and/or third parties with whom we conduct business.
You consent to receive communications from us electronically, but have the ability to opt-out of receiving future e-mails of the type described in (ii)-(iv) by contacting us at the following email address: [email protected]. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may communicate with you by e-mail in certain circumstances allowed by law (for example to communicate warranty information, product recall information or safety or security information about a product). As a Customer, you agree that all communications, disclosures, and notices sent to you by e-mail satisfy any requirement that notice be provided in writing.
Transaction and Demographic Data. We collect transaction information about your purchases, inquiries and customer accounts to fulfill orders or for our general business needs, including maintenance and warranty services. We also may collect general demographic or preference data regarding your interests, goals or needs to understand who you are and what products and services may interest you or meet your needs.
Financial Data. We may collect financial information from you to complete purchases of goods or services, such as credit card information or your billing address. We may also assist you in applying for financing with certain third parties or engage in direct financing with you. We may report information about your account to collection agencies or credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report.
Machine Data. Machine Data includes information that is generated by, collected by or stored on your equipment or any hardware or device interfacing with your equipment, and may be provided directly through such equipment, hardware or device or indirectly when reported to us through you or a third party (collectively, “Machine Data”). Machine Data includes the following data, which we may track, collect, receive and use in accordance with this Policy:
- Technical information including IP addresses, persistent identifiers, statistical utilization, transmission and access methods and sources, and preference information that is collected by cookies, web beacons, or other similar device based collection technologies. This may include any search that led you to our website, your connection speed or type, and your browser or device information. You may block all cookies by following the instructions applicable to your browser at http://www.aboutcookies.org/page-1;
- Equipment use history including acres/hectares’ usage, number of hours, diagnostic data, software and hardware version numbers, geolocation data, and other equipment data; and
- Agronomic information including plant, chemical and fertilizer application rates, recorded yields, soil types and moisture levels, and similar crop or field based information.
Machine Data may be collected by us directly from you or your equipment or it may be delivered to us by third parties if you authorize or allow such delivery or access from the third party (such as through the JD LinkTM Telematics system for John Deere Equipment or other manufacturer’s equipment systems).
By granting us access to Machine Data from a third party, you grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual license to use such Machine Data in accordance with this Policy.
You agree that you WILL clearly and conspicuously notify any affected personnel that the Machine Data is continuously monitored and delivered, including potentially personal and location data, and that you will obtain all necessary consents and approvals from your personnel as required by applicable law to collect and provide such data to us.
2. Confidentiality, Security and Storage of Data
Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we will keep all your Data that personally identifies you (e.g., your name and address) as private and will not share it with third parties, unless such disclosure is necessary to:
- Comply with a law (or based upon our good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary to comply with a law);
- Protect our rights or property; or
- Enforce this Policy or any of our other policies and guidelines.
We may also share your Data as provided below, when required by a third party through whom you authorized or allowed Data to be transmitted to us or when otherwise authorized or requested by you.
We will not sell your Data to third parties except in the case of a sale of substantially all our business or assets or the business or assets of one or more of our locations or business divisions or as otherwise permitted below with respect to aggregate Data. We may permanently delete or destroy any and all Data at any time as determined by us. We use a variety of commercially reasonable security technologies to help protect your Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, the use of such security technologies is not, and should not be considered to be, any type of guarantee or warranty by us that your Data will not be accessed by third parties, or that we will use all available security technologies to prevent unauthorized access to, use, or disclosure of your personally identifying information.
3. Sharing and Use of Information
We share your Data with our affiliates, suppliers, vendors, and/or their agents and employees as we deem necessary for the provision of goods and services to you. Specifically, we may share your Data: (i) with third parties assisting us in the provision, administration, and management of goods and services generally; (ii) with third parties that assist us in providing goods and services that you request; (iii) with third parties that support our business operations or provide marketing or advertising services on our behalf, including marketing, technical, accounting, legal or other professionals; and (iv) as otherwise permitted by law or approved by you. We may use your Data for our general business operations and goods and services provided by us if it is in a form that is not capable of being personally identified with you or if it is combined with Data from one or more other customers in aggregate form that does not personally identify any particular customer. We may also sell, license or otherwise provide such de-identified or aggregated data to third parties.
While we use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard your Data when transmitted to third parties, we do not warrant that your Data will be transmitted without unauthorized interception or modification or that your Data will not be accessed or compromised by unauthorized third parties.
4. Collection of Your Information by Third-Party websites
5. Updates and Changes to Policy
We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy by posting such addition, change, update, or modification on our website. Any such addition, change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on our website.
6. How to Contact Us
You always have the opportunity to request of your personal information which we maintain and to correct any errors or omissions. To do so, or if you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected].