Privacy Policy

Kiwi Technologies, Inc. dba as Guardian Agriculture (“company”, “we”, “us”,”our”) needs to gather and use information about individuals and businesses. This may include information collected from customers, business contacts, suppliers, employees, and others with whom the organization has had or will have a relationship. This policy describes how personal and commercial data is collected, handled, and stored to meet the company’s data protection standards, safeguard the privacy of individuals, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance with the law.  

 

This privacy notice applies to all information collected through our crop protection products, services, and supporting technologies, which includes our mobile applications (the “App”), collectively referenced as Services (the “Services”), as well as any related services, sales, marketing or events.

 

In this policy, “user” or “you” means any person viewing or using the Kiwi Technologies website (the “Site”), subscribing to or using the Services, or submitting any personal or business information to us in connection with the Services. By visiting the Site or using the Services, you indicate your consent to this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SITE OR SERVICES.

Policy brief & purpose

Our Data Protection and Privacy Policy refers to our commitment to treat information of employees, customers, stakeholders and other interested parties with the utmost care and confidentiality. With this policy, we ensure that we gather, store and handle data fairly, transparently and with respect towards individual rights.

Who is covered under the Data Protection and Privacy Policy?

Our company and its subsidiaries must follow this policy. 

Policy elements

As part of our operations, we need to obtain and process information. This information may include offline or online data that makes a person identifiable (“Personal Information”) such as names, addresses, usernames and passwords, digital footprints, photographs, social security numbers, financial data etc. Other data collected includes geographic location of our equipment, general customer data, billing data, operations data, performance data, crop data, product data, multiple types of media of our systems in operation, and other associated information necessary for performing, or improving our ability to perform, the Services (“Business Information”).

Our company collects this information in a transparent way and only with the full cooperation of interested parties. Once this information is available to us, the following rules apply.

Our data will be:

  • Be processed fairly and lawfully

  • Collected fairly and for lawful purposes only

  • Be held only as long as necessary

  • Processed by the company within its legal and moral boundaries

  • Protected against any unauthorized or illegal access by internal or external parties

Our data will not be:

  • Communicated informally

  • Distributed to any party other than as set forth in this policy (exempting legitimate requests from law enforcement authorities)

 

In addition to ways of handling the data the company has direct obligations towards people to whom the data belongs. Specifically we will endeavor to:

  • Let people know which of their data is collected

  • Inform people about how we'll process their data

  • Inform people about who has access to their information

  • Have provisions in cases of lost, corrupted or compromised data

  • Allow people to request that we modify, erase, reduce or correct data contained in our databases

 

Actions

To exercise data protection we're committed to:

  • Restrict and monitor access to sensitive data

  • Develop transparent data collection procedures

  • Train employees in online privacy and security measures

  • Build secure networks to protect online data fromhttps://resources.workable.com/cyber-security-policy data theft

  • Establish clear procedures for reporting privacy breaches or data misuse

  • Include contract clauses or communicate statements on how we handle data

  • Establish data protection practices (document shredding, secure locks, data encryption, frequent backups, access authorization etc.)

 

Data access guidelines

 

Data will only be accessed by those who require access to it to do their jobs.

 

  • The only people able to access data covered by this policy should be those who need it for their work.

  • Data should not be shared informally. When access to confidential information is required, employees can request it from their line managers.

  • We will provide training to all employees to help them understand their responsibilities when handling data.

  • Employees should keep all data secure, by taking sensible precautions and following the guidelines below.

  • In particular, strong passwords must be used and they should not be shared.

  • Data should not be disclosed to unauthorized people, either within the company or externally.

  • Employees should request help from their line manager or the data protection officer if they are unsure about any aspect of data protection.

 

Data storage and security

We endeavor to secure our data, and have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any Personal or Business Information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. BY USING OUR SERVICES, YOUR ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ASSUME THIS RISK.

These general guidelines apply to our data, including data that is usually stored electronically but has been printed out for some reason:

●      When data is stored on paper, it should be kept in a secure place where unauthorized people cannot see it.

  • When not required, the paper or files should be kept in a locked drawer or filing cabinet.

  • Employees should make sure paper and printouts are not left where unauthorized people could see them, like on a printer.

  • Data printouts should be shredded and disposed of securely when no longer required.

  • When data is stored electronically, it must be protected from unauthorized access, accidental deletion and malicious hacking attempts:

  • Data should be protected by strong passwords that are changed regularly and not shared between employees.

  • If data is stored on removable media (like a CD or DVD), these should be kept locked away securely when not being used.

  • Data should only be stored on designated drives and servers, and should only be uploaded to an approved cloud computing services.

  • Servers containing customer data should be sited in a secure location, away from general office space.

  • Data should be backed up frequently. Those backups should be tested regularly, in line with the company’s standard backup procedures.

  • Data should not be saved directly to laptops or other mobile devices like tablets or smart phones except on a temporary basis as necessary to perform our jobs.

  • All servers and computers containing data should be protected by approved security software and a firewall.

  • Except where otherwise necessary, when data is transmitted through the Service, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

Data usage

We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent. Data will be used only for the purposes of operating the business, performing our work, and improving our ability to do both of the former items. 

 

What Information Do We Collect?

Site:  If you contact Kiwi Technologies through the Site or sign up for our Services, we ask you for certain Personal and Business Information. If you contact us through the Site to inquire about career opportunities, we ask you for information such as your first and last name and email address. If you disclose additional Personal and Business Information to us, we may store that Personal and Business Information. 

 

Web tracking information:  We, and third party service providers that we engage to provide services to us (“Contractors”), may use web tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags and clear GIFs in order to operate the Site efficiently and to collect data related to usage of the Services.  Such collected data (“Web Tracking Information”) may include the address of the websites you visited before and after you visited the Kiwi Technologies Site, the type of browser you are using, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, what pages in the Site you visit and what links you clicked on, and whether you opened email communications we send to you.  In order to collect Web Tracking Information and to make your use of the Site more efficient, we may store cookies on your computer.  We may also use web tracking technologies that are placed in web pages on the Site or in email communications to collect information about actions that users take when they interact with the Services or such email communications, and our Contractors may also do so. We do not correlate Web Tracking Information to individual user Personal Information.  Some Web Tracking Information may include data, such as IP address data, that is unique to you.  You may be able to modify your browser settings to alter which web tracking technologies are permitted when you use the Services, but this may affect the performance of the Services. 

 

Services: If you use the Services, we ask you for additional Personal and Business Information. The requested information depends on the specific Services to which you request. This information may include your work e-mail address, phone number, physical address, billing information, and job title, for subscribers. We may also request information related to your property and activities, such as GPS location information, and latitude and longitude coordinates, crop types serviced, products requested and or used, and other associated information necessary for performing, or improving our ability to perform, the Services.

 

Mobile users: If you access the App or the Site from a mobile device, we may collect unique identification numbers associated with your device, your geographic location data including GPS coordinates, or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device.

 

We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent. Data will be used only for the purposes of operating the business, performing our work, and improving our ability to do both of the former items. 

 

We use the information we collect or receive:

  • To facilitate account creation and logon process. If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process for the performance of the contract.

  • Request feedback. We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our App.

  • To manage accounts. We may use your information for the purposes of managing your account and keeping it in working order.

  • Fulfill and manage Service delivery and or orders. We use your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, comments, reporting, and other associated tasks.

  • To respond to user inquiries/offer support. We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our goods and or services

  • To improve the quality of our service. We may use data gathered in the course of our operations to improve the quality of our service.

  • To deliver reporting and analysis. We may use data gathered to delivery reporting to you and or necessary partners as needed to fulfill our obligations and provide you with the best quality of service.

  • For limited marketing and sales purposes. We may use your data to market goods and services to you. We may also use your data as part of aggregated, anonymized data sets to generate sales, marketing, and promotional materials.

  • For legal obligations.

 

Data sharing

 

We only share Personal and Business Information to comply with laws, to provide you with the Services, improve our Services and or our ability to perform our Services, market our Services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations. Specifically, Personal and Business Information may be shared to: 

  • Provide our goods and Services to you. In some cases data may need to be shared in order to provide our goods and services to you. Examples include: payment processing, data, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing activities, suppliers, employees, and regulatory bodies.

  • Improve our ability to provide goods and Services. Data may need to be shared in order to do things such as analyze our performance, compare methodologies, coordinate activities, collaborate with other providers, integrate services, or evaluate efficacy.

  • In limited cases and as part of aggregated and or anonymized data, for sales and marketing. We may use your data in sales and marketing materials, but only stripped of any identifying information.

  • Comply with legal obligations. We may disclose your Personal and Business Information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).

  • Accommodate vital interests. We may disclose your Personal and Business Information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

  • Perform business transfers, audits, or associated activities. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.  We may share your data with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. 

  • We may disclose your Personal and Business Information with your consent.

 

How can you opt out of use and disclosure of your information?

If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please contact us at privacy@guardian.ag.  In the event of any such removal, Kiwi Technologies may retain copies of information for its archives. If you wish to opt out of promotional emails, you may do so by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in the email, or by editing your account settings, or by sending a request to privacy@guardian.ag. All users receive administrative emails, and so you cannot opt out of them while you remain an active user of the Services. Unless otherwise requested by the individual whose Personal Information is in the possession of Kiwi Technologies, Kiwi Technologies will retain Personal Information of users after the termination of the applicable Services for archival purposes.

Access and Updating of Information

You may be able to update some Personal Information by using tools on the Services. Kiwi Technologies will respond to any reasonable request by a user to review or amend his or her Personal Information held in our mailing list or database. Kiwi Technologies reserves the right to verify your identity in order to provide such access. Please contact us by sending an email to privacy@guardian.ag.

Links: The Site and Services may contain links to other websites. Kiwi Technologies is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites. Users should be aware of this when they leave our Site and review the privacy statements of each website they visit that collects information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to Personal and Business Information collected by Kiwi Technologies. 

 

Amendments: Kiwi Technologies may modify or amend this policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, as determined by Kiwi Technologies, in the way in which Personal and Business Information is collected, used or transferred, we will notify you of these changes by modification of this Privacy Policy, which will be available for review by you on the Site. 

Service visitors and users from outside the United States: Kiwi Technologies and its servers are located in the United States and are subject to the applicable state and federal laws of the United States. If you choose to access the Services, you consent to the use and disclosure of information in accordance with this privacy policy and subject to such laws. 

California Online Privacy Protection Act Notice

On September 27, 2013, California enacted A.B. 370, amending the California Online Privacy Protection Act to require website operators like us to disclose how we respond to "Do Not Track Signals"; and whether third parties collect personally identifiable information about users when they visit us.

(1) We do not track users who do not interact with our sharing functionality across the web, and therefore do not use "do not track" signals.

(2) We do not authorize the collection of personally identifiable information from our users for third party use through advertising technologies without separate member consent.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 also permits our users who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  To make such a request, please send an email to privacy@gaurdian.ag.  Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per user each year.

Children: Kiwi Technologies does not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of the Services are directed at persons under 18. If you are under 18 years of age, then please do not use the Services. If Kiwi Technologies learns that Personal Information of persons less than 13 years of age has been collected without verifiable parental consent, then Kiwi Technologies will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. To make such a request, please contact us at privacy@guardian.ag

Contact Information

 

Kiwi Technologies welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Kiwi Technologies has not complied with this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@guardian.ag. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly investigate and remedy the problem.

 

 

Effective Date of this policy: February 20, 2021

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