Brandt Group of Companies Privacy Policy

It is the policy of the Brandt Group of Companies which consists of Brandt Tractor Ltd., Brandt Industries Ltd., Brandt Properties Ltd., Brandt Finance Ltd., Brandt Road Rail Inc., Brandt Industries Canada Ltd., Brandt Industries USA Ltd., Brandt Agricultural Products Inc.  Brandt Equipment Inc., Brandt Developments Ltd., and any partnerships, joint ventures or other business organizations controlled by or comprised of any of the foregoing (collectively referred to as “Brandt”) to protect and respect the privacy of your personal information. This Policy explains the way Brandt uses, collects and discloses your personal information and outlines your rights relating to such personal information.

Your Consent

By providing Brandt with your consent to use, collect and disclose personal information, you consent to the use, collection and disclosure of such personal information in accordance with this Policy and in addition to any other use, collection or disclosure by Brandt of your personal information that has been consented to by you. Brandt will only collect, use and disclose your personal information if Brandt has obtained your consent to collect, use, and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy or any other use you may consent to from time to time. However, Brandt may disclose, collect or use your personal information without your consent if required or authorized to do so in accordance with applicable law. In the event that you have provided Brandt with your consent to use, collect and disclose your personal information, you may withdraw your consent at anytime by providing Brandt with notice of your intent to withdraw your consent or use any other method made available by Brandt to you available from time to time to withdraw your consent. Once Brandt receives notice of your intent to withdraw consent, Brandt will no longer collect, use or disclose your personal information to the extent that you have withdrawn your consent. Withdrawal of your consent is subject to any contractual obligations or any other legal obligations that may exist from time to time. It is important to note that if you withdraw previously provided consent, Brandt may not be able to fulfill the purpose(s) for which the information was collected, used or disclosed or fulfill any other obligations Brandt may owe to you in connection with such purposes.

Brandt’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information

Brandt, with the consent of an individual, primarily collects personal information that is directly provided to Brandt by you (such as name, address, and contact information). In addition, Brandt  collects personal information in connection with the Positioning Technology Network Service, (“Brandtnet”) offered by Brandt. Brandtnet collects the following customer information: name, email address, business address, and, for an agricultural subscription, the customer’s land location which is used by Brandt to provide its services to you. Brandt uses and discloses your personal information for a number of purposes, which includes:
  • General Service and Product Support: Brandt uses your personal information for the purpose of providing Brandt products and services to you and for the general administration of the customer relationship;
  • Product and Customer Support: Brandt uses your personal information to provide product and customer support to you, which includes monitoring and managing your file, follow up communications, product safety and all other correspondence related to product and customer support of Brandt’s products and services;
  • Marketing: Brandt uses your personal information to provide you with communications and offers for products and services from Brandt, including promotional materials, notification of promotional events, surveys, miscellaneous discounts, extending special offers, and other miscellaneous marketing purposes based on your personal information;
  • Eligibility: Brandt uses your personal information to determine if you are eligible for certain products, services, or offers;
  • Communications: Brandt uses your personal information to provide you with information that may be of interest to you such as Brandt bulletins or notices, catalogues, announcements, reminders and other Brandt related notices or announcements;
  • Manage Brandt’s Everyday Business Needs: Brandt uses your personal information to manage its everyday business needs such as payment processing and financial accounting (as applicable),  product and service development and safety, contract management, website administration, order and contract fulfillment, analytics, fraud prevention, corporate governance, reporting and legal compliance; the use of your personal information by Brandt for the purpose of contacting you and providing you with information or material for Brandt promotions, marketing purposes, and extending special offers and miscellaneous correspondence to you relating to Brandt’s products and services;
  • Potential Employment: Brandt uses your personal information, if provided for the purposes of obtaining employment with Brandt, for the purpose of considering your application of potential employment with Brandt;
  • Response to Inquiries and Requests: Brandt uses your personal information for the purpose of responding to any inquires, service requests, or other correspondence between you and Brandt; and
  • Other Miscellaneous Uses: Brandt uses your personal information to prevent fraud or other potentially illegal activities, protect the safety of you and Brandt customers, enforce any legal terms that govern your use of Brandt services or products, any other use that may be consented to by you from time to time, and for any other purpose as Brandt may be required to or authorized by law to do in the applicable jurisdiction.
Brandt does not use personal information for any other purposes, unless it has the consent of the individual to whom the personal information relates. In addition to the above, Brandt reserves the right to transfer customers to a third party payment processing service for the purposes of payment and credit card processing. As of February 2012, Brandt has engaged PayPal as its payment processor. Brandt accepts no responsibility with respect to the collection, use or disclosure of information provided to such payment processor; please refer to the privacy policy on the website of the third party payment processor. Further, Brandt reserves the right to transfer personal information to a third party service provider located in the United States for the purposes of processing and/or storing such personal information. Accordingly, such personal information may be accessible by law enforcement authorities in the United States. Brandt has taken all appropriate technical, organizational and legal steps to secure your personal information. Brandt will delete any personal information stored and collected relating to an individual customer if: (i)Brandt is no longer using the personal information for the purposes described in this Policy or such other purposes consented to by the individual from time to time; or (ii) if an individual that has consented to the collection, disclosure and use of his/her personal information requests to Brandt, in writing, to delete that individual’s personal information from Brandt’s personal information storage system.

How does Brandt collect personal information?

Brandt collects your personal information only with your prior knowledge and consent.  Generally, this means that Brandt collects personal information directly from you, whether through Brandt’s website, telephone, fax or in person.  Occasionally, Brandt may collect personal information from third party sources in accordance with the applicable laws governing third party collection of personal information applicable in such jurisdictions. From time to time, Brandt may use or contract with a third party information processor/collector to collect, use and store your personal information. This may include services that track “cookies” to ascertain certain information regarding your use of Brandt’s website with your device or browser. For greater clarity, “cookies” are small text files placed on your computer that can collect and store a variety of information, including visitor preferences and user activities on the Brandt website. Permanent cookies are stored indefinitely on a user’s hard drive unless manually deleted, while temporary cookies are automatically deleted from the user’s browser upon logging out of a web site. As of the date of this Policy, Brandt does not store, collect or use personal information collected from your use of Brandt’s website, and does not track cookies to collect your personal information. Brandt will not use cookies to collect your personal information unless that individual has consented to such collection in the manner provided by Brandt on Brandt’s website.

Access to Personal Information

Brandt will provide you with access to your personal information in accordance with applicable laws. Brandt reserves the right to require that any request for access to personal information be made in writing and may require proof of identity in a manner determined by Brandt as a protection measure against unauthorized access of an individual’s personal information. Generally, there is no cost for a request for access to your personal information.  However, Brandt reserves the right to charge such costs on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable laws.  You will be notified in advance if such charges apply. Brandt will correct or amend the personal information in its files where it can be shown that the information is incorrect or incomplete.

Security of Personal Information

Security of your personal information is of upmost importance to Brandt. Brandt has taken reasonable steps to assist in the protection of your personal information, including the use of firewall technology and the implementation of reasonable internal security policies and procedures. Brandt will continue to monitor security issues and will update and improve security when it is reasonable and practical to do so. However, it is important to note that the Internet is not a secure method of communication and Brandt cannot guarantee the privacy or security of customer information submitted through Brandt’s website or by email over the Internet.  No security or encryption we provide can protect against every circumstance. In the event of an unauthorized breach of security of personal information at Brandt, Brandt shall notify the applicable authorities and individuals in accordance with applicable laws.

Internet and E-mail Transmission/Viruses

Internet software or electronic transmission errors may produce inaccurate or incomplete copies of the content of the Brandt website when downloaded and displayed on any computer. Brandt does not assume any liability or responsibility whatsoever for computer viruses or other destructive programs received during the electronic transmission of such content of the Brandt website or any websites accessed through links provided therein. Any unprotected email communication over the Internet is, as with communication via any other medium (e.g. cellular phones, post office mail), subject to possible interception or loss, and is also subject to possible alteration.

Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for the general security associated with your personal computer or other device you may use to access Brandt’s website. Brandt suggests you take additional measures to protect your security.  These might include:
  • Ensure you are using the most secure web browser currently available.  Occasionally, security patches will be available to fix known security gaps associated with your web browser.  You should monitor and implement these patches where appropriate.
  • Familiarize yourself with your web browser’s various functions and enable/disable such functions as needed in order to maximize security.
  • Web browsers often use a “cache” to temporarily save web pages in your computer’s memory.  Although the cache is designed to improve performance, subsequent users of your computer may be able to view web pages previously visited by you by accessing the information in the cache.  You should always completely close your web browser after each session on Brandt’s website.  You should also frequently clear your cache.
  • Ensure you have up-to-date virus protection software on all systems and that you run virus scans regularly.
  • All connections to the Internet under your control should be protected by firewall protection to help prevent unauthorized Internet access to your systems.

Password Rules

You may be assigned a user account and password by Brandt. You may be required or permitted to set or change your password to your user account from time to time.  Certain password selection rules will be automatically enforced at the time of selection.  In addition, any password selected by you shall:
  • Be different from any other personal identification number or other secret code used by you for any other type of services;
  • Not contain any information about you that may be easily obtained or guessed by someone else (such as your name, birth date, telephone number, address or Username); and
  • Not be changed to any Password previously used by you.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your user account and password. In addition, you are responsible for every action undertaken on the Brandt website using your user account and password.

Scope of Policy

This policy only applies to personal information that is subject to the privacy laws of Canada or any of its Provinces (as applicable)or the laws of any other jurisdiction as applicable.

Changes

Since privacy and security concerns and legal and business requirements are constantly changing, Brandt reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy by providing notice on Brandt’s website or in such other manner as Brandt may determine.  Brandt encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly.

Contact Brandt

For further information about Brandt’s privacy practices,  to make a request for access to personal information, to make a request to remove personal information, or withdraw consent please contact Brandt’s Privacy Officer at the following address:
Brandt Group of Companies Box 3856
Regina, SK, S4P 3R8
Canada
ATTENTION:  Privacy Officer
privacyofficer@brandt.ca 
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