Privacy Policy

This privacy notice will inform you of how we deal with and look after your personal data when you visit our website and tell you about your privacy rights.

This will include any data you may provide through this website when you sign up for our newsletter, take part in forum, discussion, an event, survey or competition.

This notice, together with our website terms and conditions and our cookies policy tells you about how we collect, use and protect your personal information.


Personal data: It refers to ll kinds of information about an identified or identifiable natural person,

Processing of personal data: It represents acquisition, recording, storage, preservation, modification, reorganization, disclosure, transfer, acquisition, making it available by means of wholly or partially automated or non-automated means as part of any data recording system, any action taken on data such as its classification or inhibition of its use,

Data processor: It refers to the real or legal person who processes personal data on his behalf, based on the authority given by the data controller,

Data recording system: It means the recording system where personal data is processed according to certain criteria,

Data controller: It refers to the natural or legal person who determines the purposes and means of processing personal data and is responsible for the establishment and management of the data recording system.


The Data we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

Identity Data: first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, title, date of birth and gender.

Contact Data: postal address, email address and telephone numbers.

Technical Data: internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

Profile Data: your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.

Usage Data: information about how you use our website and services.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

How and when we collect data

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you. We use different methods to collect data from, for example:

Direct interactions. You may give us your email address, first and last name, title by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, and email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:

     Subscribe for a newsletter;

     Register for an event;

     Enter a competition or survey;

     Request an enquiry;

Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. Please see our cookie policy for further details.

Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties as set out below:

     Analytics providers such as Google, Social platforms such as Facebook; Instagram, twitter etc.

If you fail to provide personal data, where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.


How and why we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

     Where we need to perform the contract, we are about to enter into or have entered into with you as a Member of The Farmer Network.

     Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

     Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.

     To register you for the newsletter: Necessary consent.

     Asking you to take a survey: Necessary for our legitimate interests. To keep our records updated and to study how customers use our services.

     To enable you to partake in competition: Performance of a contract with you.

     Administration: If you contact us with a query, we may use your personal information to provide you with a response.

     To use data analytics: Necessary for our legitimate interests to define types of customers, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our customers.

     To use your IP addresses: Necessary for our legitimate interests to avoid duplicate input and improve the users experience on the website.

In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.



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Who do we share your information with? Disclosures of your personal data

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


How we protect your information - Safety measures

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.


Third-Party Links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third- party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.


Visitor analysis

This website uses the open source web analytics service Google Analytics It uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before storage on 2 bytes, so that an assignment is no longer possible later. The data is stored for 180 days and automatically deleted. Setting the cookie for analysis is disabled by default.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.


Data retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements. In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see [your legal rights] below for further information. In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.


Your legal rights as the personal data owner

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.

-You have the right to request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

-You can request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it.

-You have right to withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent.

-You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights).

-You can ask us to stop sending you messages at any time by clicking unsubscribe or by contacting us at any time. Where you opt out of receiving these messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us.

Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.


Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


Revocation, changes, corrections and updates in our privacy notice

We keep our privacy policy under regular review, and we will place any updates on this website

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

This privacy was last updated on May 13th, 2020.