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“Origin Digital” is a trading name (herein after referred to as “Origin Digital,” “we,” “us” or “our”) of Origin Enterprises Digital Ltd with company registration number of 08700766 and with VAT number 173 1031 48 and with its registered address at HQ Building 329 F Wing, Thomson Avenue, Harwell Campus, Didcot OX11 0GD, England.
Origin Digital is a leading provider of Digital Agronomy Services and Technology to support sustainable and profitable farming solutions in the UK.
This Policy covers all sensitive, private, and proprietary information that is both internally and externally transmitted, irrespective of the medium of storage or transfer. Types of data covered by this Policy may include but are not limited to, client data, personal information, confidential legal data, confidential client data, non-public financial data and proprietary research data. Collectively, these data types are referred to as “confidential data.” This Policy applies to all Origin Enterprises Group employees and others performing work for the Company who may handle and store confidential data on behalf of Origin Digital, its Customers or Suppliers.
This Policy comprises the internationally accepted data privacy principles without replacing the existing national laws. It supplements the national data privacy laws. The relevant national law will take precedence if it conflicts with this Policy, or if it has stricter requirements than this Policy. The content of this Policy must also be observed in the absence of corresponding national legislation. The reporting requirements for data processing under national laws must be observed.
At a high level, data processing principles that Origin Digital will comply with include:
4.1. Fairness and lawfulness: When processing personal data, the individual rights of the data subjects must be protected. Personal data must be collected and processed in a legal and fair manner.
4.2. Restriction to a specific purpose: Personal data can be processed only for the purpose that was defined before the data was collected. Subsequent changes to the purpose are only possible to a limited extent and require substantiation.
4.3. Transparency: The data subject must be informed of how his/her data is being handled. In general, personal data must be collected directly from the individual concerned. When the data is collected, the data subject must either be aware of, or informed of: the identity of the Data Controller; the purpose of data processing; and third parties or categories of third parties to whom the data might be transmitted.
4.4. Data reduction and data economy: Before processing personal data, it must be determined whether and to what extent the processing of personal data is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it is undertaken. Where the purpose allows and where the expense involved is in proportion with the goal being pursued, anonymised or statistical data must be used. Personal data may not be collected in advance and stored for potential future purposes unless required or permitted by national law.
4.5. Deletion: Personal data that is no longer needed after the expiration of legal or business process-related periods must be deleted. In some cases, there may be an indication of interests that merit protection or historical significance of this data in individual cases. Please see our Data Retention policy for further information.
4.6. Factual accuracy: Personal data on file must be correct, complete, and (if necessary) kept up to date. Suitable steps must be taken to ensure that inaccurate or incomplete data is deleted, corrected, supplemented or updated.
4.7. Confidentiality and data security: Personal data is subject to data secrecy. It must be treated as confidential on a personal level and secured with suitable organizational and technical measures to prevent unauthorised access, illegal processing or distribution, as well as accidental loss, modification or destruction.
Collecting, processing and using personal data is permitted only under the following legal basis:
Data can be processed following consent by the data subject. Before giving consent, the data subject must be informed in accordance with this Policy. The declaration of consent must be obtained in writing or electronically for the purposes of documentation. In some circumstances, such as telephone conversations, consent can be given verbally. The granting of consent must be documented.
The processing of personal data is also permitted if national legislation requests, requires or allows this. The type and extent of data processing must be necessary for the legally authorized data processing activity, and must comply with the relevant statutory provisions.
Sensitive personal data can be processed only if the law requires this or if the data subject has given consent for the same. This data can also be processed if it is mandatory for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims regarding the data subject. If there are plans to process sensitive data, the Corporate Data Protection Officer (DPO) must be informed in advance.
In some circumstances, Origin Digital will rely on the legitimate interest concept to justify our processing of personal data but only in circumstances where such processing should be reasonably expected by the Data Owner. The below Section is a non-exhaustive list of these circumstances and therefore we suggest you consult your Origin Digital representative in case of doubt.
Origin Digital will process customer orders and personal data with the intention of fulfilling the order management process. Specific examples of data processed are as follows:
Origin Digital processes satellite imagery and uses image data to enhance our digital products and services with the intention of improving capacity management for customers and agronomists and optimising the process for conducting agronomy field trials. Specific examples of this are:
Origin Digital will process GPS data for customers using our digital products and services with the intention of supporting customers and agronomists with additional information to help manage their capacity. Specific examples include:
Origin Digital will store business network contact information, with the intention of engaging the network with information about Origin Digital’s products and services. Examples of such engagements include:
Origin Digital will process customer data and profile customer segments with the intention of enhancing the relevance of our products and services. Specific examples of this include the following:
In some cases, customer data is used as part of R&D trials process. Outputs from R&D trials enable Origin Digital to provide relevant information to customers that promotes enhanced farming practices. Specific examples of data that is used in research trials are:
From time to time Origin Digital may share data with 3rd parties with the intention of enhancing capacity and increasing profit for our customers and enhancing our products and services. Specific examples include:
Every data subject has the following rights
7.1. The data subject may request information on which personal data relating to him/her has been stored, how the data was collected, and for what purpose. If there are further rights to view the employer’s documents (e.g. personnel file) for the employment relationship under the relevant employment laws, these will remain unaffected.
7.2. If Personal Data is transmitted to third parties, information must be given about the identity of the recipient or the categories of recipients.
7.3. If Personal Data is incorrect or incomplete, the data subject can demand that it be corrected or supplemented.
7.4. The data subject can object to the processing of his or her data for purposes of advertising or market research. The data must be blocked from these types of use.
7.5. The data subject may request his/her data to be deleted if the processing of such data has no legal basis, or if the legal basis has ceased to apply. The same applies if the purpose behind the data processing has lapsed or ceased to be applicable for other reasons. Existing retention periods and conflicting interests meriting protection must be observed.
7.6. The data subject generally has a right to object to his/her data being processed, and this must be considered if the protection of his/her interests takes precedence over the interest of the data controller owing to a particular personal situation. This does not apply if a legal provision requires the data to be processed.
7.7. Additionally, every data subject can assert their rights as per national privacy laws.
7.8. When a data subject makes an application to exercise his/her data subject rights, the application must be handled immediately by the Corporate Data Protection Officer.
Personal Information is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as name, social security number, or biometric records, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual, such as date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc.
A. Data is anonymised if personal identity can never be traced by anyone, or if the personal identity could be recreated only with an unreasonable amount of time, expense and labour.
B. Consent is the voluntary, legally binding agreement to data processing.
C. Data breach incidents are events where there is justified suspicion that Personal Data is being illegally captured, collected, modified, copied, transmitted or used.
D. Data subject under this Policy is a natural person whose data can be processed. In some countries, legal entities can be data subjects as well.
E. Sensitive data is data about racial and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, union membership or the health and sexual life of the data subject. Under certain national laws, other data categories can be considered sensitive or the content of the data categories can be structured differently.
F. Personal Data is all information about certain or definable natural persons. A person is definable for instance if the personal relationship can be determined using a combination of information with even incidental additional knowledge.
G. Processing personal data means any process, with or without the use of automated systems, to collect, store, organise, retain, modify, query, use, forward, transmit, disseminate or combine and compare data. This also includes disposing of, deleting and blocking data and data storage media. Processing personal data is required if the permitted purpose or justified interest could not be achieved without the personal data, or only with exceptionally high expense.
H. Data Controller is a natural or legal person, alone or jointly with others, who determine the purposes and means of the processing.
I. Data Processor is a natural or legal person, who processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.