Last updated March 26,2021
- Personal information provided when you register for an account and all content, materials and information submitted to or uploaded on the Website.
- Information that you provide if you enter a competition or promotion or contest on the Website or when you report a problem with the Website.
- Correspondence passing between you and us.
- Responses to any surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to participate in such surveys.
- Details of transactions you carry out through the Website and of the processing of your account including details of your payment history.
- Details of your visits to the Website and/or use of any associated apps, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, and other communication data, whether this is required for our own accounting purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
- We compile statistics that show the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Website and its individual pages. The Website is not set up to automatically collect personally identifiable information from each visitor to it. It does recognize the home server of visitors, but not email addresses. For example, we can tell which Internet Service Provider our visitors use, but not the names, addresses or other information about our visitors that would allow us to identify the particular visitors to the Website.
This information is used for internal purposes by our technical support staff, our agents, and sub-contractors.
If you become aware that an underage user has created a User Account using false, stolen, or otherwise misleading information, please contact us immediately pursuant to the methods outlined at the bottom of our homepage.
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store your passwords and information about your preferences so as to allow us to customize the Website according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognize you when you return to the Website.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
From time to time your data may also be transferred to and processed on servers situated in other jurisdictions for the purposes set out below, including backup and disaster recovery. Such processing may be performed by us or on our behalf, by our staff, agents and sub-contractors who may be located anywhere in the world. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this storing, transfer, and processing.
We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy statement and will encrypt certain portions of your personal data where appropriate, including payment transactions if applicable. If we ever decommission or reallocate any computer equipment we will ensure that all sensitive information contained on such equipment will be permanently erased either using specialist software or by physically damaging the equipment.
Where you have chosen a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential and for preventing any unauthorized use of your account. We do not permit you to share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to or uploaded on the Website, which takes place at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
- Verifying your identity and age. This is because we need to know that you are who you say you are and that you are at least 19 years of age, or of at least the minimum permitted age for participating in such activities if you live or reside in a jurisdiction that stipulates a minimum age restriction that is greater than 19 years. By submitting your information, you authorize us to confirm the accuracy of the information you have submitted against government-issued ID or other reasonable means.
- Ensuring that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- Providing you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
- Carrying out obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us or our legal obligations imposed by our regulator(s) and/or any court of competent jurisdiction.
- Notifying you about changes to our service.
- Enabling the processing of payments from or due to you if applicable.
- Providing you with customer support.
- Statistical analysis and market research.
- Advertising and marketing activities. For example we may notify you of special offers and updated information regarding our various products and services and other products and services offered by carefully selected third parties if we feel they may be of interest to you. Such notification will be by email or by SMS text messaging (if you have opted in to such processes) and for these purposes we may enhance or merge information collected from you on the Website with data obtained from third parties.
At any time, you can easily opt in to or opt out of receiving further marketing from us or our carefully selected third parties by updating your account profile. Third-party content may from time to time appear on the Website or be accessible from the Website via links to other websites and/or mobile apps. If you follow a link to any of these websites and/or mobile apps, you leave the Website and enter sites that may or may not have their own privacy statements. We have not reviewed, do not monitor and are not responsible for the content on such websites and/or mobile apps or for the terms of their privacy statements. Please check these statements before you access or submit any personal data to these websites.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- If all or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by customers will be one of the transferred assets.
- We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in Toronto), to improve the Website and for product development and marketing purposes generally. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
- We may disclose information from or about you to government officials, law enforcement or private parties if we believe that such disclosure: (i) is reasonably necessary to comply with federal, state, or local legal process and legally binding law enforcement instructions and/orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (ii) is helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with our Websites or Services; or (iii) protects our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users, affiliates, clients, partners, or the public. We may disclose your information if we believe doing so is appropriate or necessary to prevent any liability, or fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses, or to protect THE FARMER’S LINK, our Websites and Services, or any rights, property, or personal safety of THE FARMER’S LINK or others.
Our agents or subcontractors who are given access to your personal information will be required to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us.
You can request a copy of the personally-identifiable information that we have collected about you via the Website by contacting our Customer Services team at the address below.
For the added security of your personal information, when you request a copy of the personally-identifiable information that we have collected about you via the Website you will be asked to provide us with proof of identification.
Any request for a copy of the personally-identifiable information that we have collected about you via the Website may be subject to a fee of $20 to meet our costs in providing you with this information.
You can also have factual inaccuracies in the personal information that we hold about you corrected by contacting our Customer Service team, who may require you to send in supporting documentation.
We may amend or vary this statement at any time and with immediate effect by updating this web page and, whilst we will seek to notify you of such changes beforehand, we may not always be able to do so, so you should check this web page every time you visit the Website to review the then current privacy statement.
The terms of this privacy statement are to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada and any disputes that cannot be resolved shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Canada.