Types of personal information collected
The personal information which Discover Water Ford collects and holds will depend on the nature of your interaction with us but generally includes your name, contact details (such as your phone number, address and email address) and general information about your livestock and business operations. It may also include credit card details if you are purchasing a product, your frequent flyer details, travel insurance details, dietary requirements or information from your résumé if we require these details for an event or for responding to a job application. We will ordinarily identify at the time of collecting your personal information which elements we require to facilitate your interaction with Discover Water Ford.
You may be able to deal with Discover Water Ford without identifying yourself (ie anonymously or by using a pseudonym) in certain circumstances, such as when you make a general enquiry about Discover Water Ford or its programs. If you wish to do so, please contact us to find out if this is practicable in your circumstances.
Method of collection of personal information
Discover Water Ford generally only collects personal information if you choose to provide it yourself, for example in person, over the telephone, by post or email, via Discover Water Ford’s website or by completing online or hard copy forms. However, there may be occasions when Discover Water Ford collects your personal information from someone else, such as when we engage a third party to assist us with membership drives or when we jointly conduct a program or event with other Research and Development Corporations or consultants.
Discover Water Ford also automatically collects certain information when you visit Discover Water Ford’s website. Such information includes your browser type, server address, operating system type, your IP address, how and when you use the Discover Water Ford website and previous websites visited. Discover Water Ford uses this information on anonymous basis and does not use it to personally identify you unless required to do so by law.
You do not have to provide your personal information to Discover Water Ford but, if you do not provide the information requested, Discover Water Ford may not be able to manage your membership or provide you with its products and services.
Disclosure of personal information
Generally, Discover Water Ford will obtain consent before it discloses any personal information other than as specified in this policy. Such consent may be given expressly or it may be implied by conduct.
Depending on the product or service, your personal information may be disclosed to:
(a) Discover Water Ford’s related entities, International offices and representatives for the purpose of Discover Water Ford’s business only;
(b) external service providers (on a confidential basis and such service providers will be limited in their use of the information to the purpose of Discover Water Ford’s business only). In particular, Discover Water Ford’s database of members is maintained on a server operated by a third party, under contractual obligations of confidence;
(c) specialist advisers to Discover Water Ford who have been engaged to provide Discover Water Ford with legal, administrative, financial, insurance, research, marketing or other services; and
(d) any other person authorised, implicitly or expressly, when the personal information is provided to or collected by Discover Water Ford.
Discover Water Fordmay also publish its disclosure practices in relation to specific products or services that it provides.
Security of personal information
Discover Water Ford takes reasonable steps to protect personal information it holds from misuse, loss and interference and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Discover Water Ford will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information it holds if it is no longer needed for Discover Water Ford’s business purposes and it is permissible by law to do so.
Discover Water Ford does not generally collect any sensitive information as that term is used in the privacy legislation (including information relating to racial or ethnic origin, membership of political bodies, religion or trade unions, sexual preferences or activities, criminal record, state of health or medical history). Discover Water Ford will only collect sensitive information where required by law or with consent. If Discover Water Ford holds any sensitive personal information, that information will only be used and disclosed by Discover Water Ford for the purpose for which it was provided.
If Discover Water Ford asks for sensitive information, Discover Water Ford will explain the reason for this.
Access to personal information
A person may request access to personal information that Discover Water Ford holds about them by contacting Discover Water Ford using the contact details below. Discover Water Ford will process such requests within a reasonable time and may charge a fee for providing access to cover the costs of verifying the application and retrieving the information requested. If Discover Water Ford denies an access request, it will provide reasons for doing so.
Correction of personal information
Discover Water Ford will take reasonable steps to ensure the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up to date.
Discover Water Ford should be promptly notified if there are any changes to an individual’s personal information by contacting Discover Water Ford using the contact details below. A person may ask Discover Water Ford at any time to correct personal information held by it about them. On request, Discover Water Ford will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date, or will provide reasons for not doing so.
Changes to this policy
Discover Water Ford may amend this policy from time to time, and the amended policy will be published on Discover Water Ford’s website. Please review Discover Water Ford’s website periodically for changes to this policy. Your continued use of Discover Water Ford’s website or services or provision of further personal information to Discover Water Ford once this policy has been amended constitutes your acceptance of the amended policy.