Effective date: August 1st, 2023
If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, please contact us at: A.Eitzinger@cgiar.org.
This Privacy Notice ("GDPR notice") describes how we obtain, processes and shares Personal Data on GeoFarmer Application and its derivates MyGeoFarm, GeoFarm Facilitator, MyGeoTree Nursery, and MyGeoTree Collector ("Apps"), developed by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture – CIAT ("Company"). By using the Apps, you agree to be bound by this GDPR notice. If you disagree with these terms, please refrain from using the Apps.
While we do not frequently process Personal Data of individuals residing in the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), or the United Kingdom (UK), we are steadfast in our commitment to safeguarding privacy and ensuring that all personal data is treated with utmost care and in strict accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
It's important to note that GDPR is not intended to hinder research efforts; rather, it acknowledges the value of research and extends certain privileges in this regard. GDPR recognizes that all forms of data can contribute to valuable research and acknowledges the long-term nature of research endeavors. Consequently, research activities are granted exemptions from certain purpose and storage limitations, provided that they adhere to other data protection principles and incorporate specific safeguards.
While recognizing the research exemptions within GDPR, we want to assure you that our approach to data processing is fully aligned with the principles of legality, fairness, and transparency. We are dedicated to ensuring that the processing of data remains lawful, fair, and transparent at all times.
We are transparent about the data we collect, how it's used, and the measures we take to safeguard it. The information we may collect includes, but is not limited to, location data, agricultural preferences, device information, and usage analytics. This data helps us enhance the functionality of the GeoFarmer app and deliver a tailored research experience.
Your data is stored securely on our servers and is accessible only to authorized personnel. We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent unauthorized access, loss, or alteration of your data.
We do not share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may share anonymized and aggregated data with research partners, industry collaborators, or regulatory bodies for the purpose of advancing agricultural research and innovation.
Under GDPR, you have the following rights concerning your personal data:
If you have any questions or concerns about how your data is being collected and used, or if you wish to exercise your rights under GDPR, please contact us at A.Eitzinger@cgiar.org.