It is the policy of the Brandt Group of Companies (“Brandt”) to protect and respect the privacy of personal information.
Brandt’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information
Brandt primarily collects personal information in connection with the provision of its products and services. In connection with the Positioning Technology Network Service, (Brandtnet) Brandt will be collecting the following customer information: name, email address, business address, and, for an agricultural subscription, the customer’s land location.
Brandt uses personal information, as necessary, for the purpose of providing Brandt products and services and administering the customer relationship generally, including, without limitation, for the purpose of marketing other Brandt products and services.
Brandt also collects and uses personal information which is submitted by individuals for the purpose of considering such individual's application for potential employment with Brandt.
Brandt may also use personal information for other purposes to the extent authorized or required by law.
Brandt does not use personal information for any other purposes, unless it has the consent of the individual to whom the personal information relates.
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 only collects, uses and discloses personal information with the consent of the individual to whom it relates. The consent may be express or implied. There may also be situations where Brandt’s collection, use or disclosure of personal information without consent is authorized or required by law.
You can withhold your consent to Brandt's collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, or withdraw such consent at any time upon reasonable notice, subject to any legal or contractual requirements. However, if consent is withheld or withdrawn, Brandt may not be able to fulfill the purpose(s) for which the information was collected, or fulfill any obligations it may owe to you in connection with such purposes.
How does Brandt collect personal information?
Brandt only collects personal information about its clients with the client’s knowledge and consent. Generally, this means that Brandt collects personal information directly from the individual to whom it relates, whether via Brandt’s Web Site, telephone, fax or in person. Occasionally, Brandt may collect personal information from third party sources.
Visitors should also be aware that anonymous technical information may be collected by Brandt as a result of a visit to the Brandt Web Site. For example, this information may include the visitor’s IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring web site addresses. Brandt uses this anonymous technical information to track usage patterns for purposes such as improving the operation and content of the Brandt Web Site and compiling aggregate and statistical information. Brandt reserves the right to disclose such aggregate information to third parties.
As part of the collection of technical information, Brandt may use “cookies” on its Web Site. “Cookies” are small text files placed on your computer that can collect and store a variety of information, including visitor preferences and activities on the Brandt Web Site. 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. Web browsers typically allow users to disable permanent and/or temporary cookies.
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. 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 is an important issue at Brandt.
Brandt has taken reasonable steps to assist in the protection of its customer’s 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 the Web Site or by email over the Internet. No security or encryption we provide can protect against every circumstance.
Internet and E-mail Transmission/Viruses
Internet software or electronic transmission errors may produce inaccurate or incomplete copies of the content of the Brandt Web Site 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 Web Site or any web sites 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.
You are responsible for the general security associated with your personal computer or other device you may use to access Brandt’s Web Site.
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 Web Site. 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.
You may be assigned a User account and Password. You may be required or permitted to set or change the 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 Web Site 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).
For further information about Brandt’s privacy practices or to make a request for access to personal information, please contact Brandt’s Privacy Officer at the following address:
Brandt Group of Companies
Regina, SK, S4P 3R8
ATTENTION: Privacy Officer
Brandt consists of Brandt Tractor Ltd., Brandt Industries Ltd., Brandt Properties Ltd., Brandt Tractor Properties Ltd., Brandt Finance Ltd., Brandt Equipment Ltd., Brandt Equipment Inc., Brandt Road Rail Corp., Brandt Road Rail Inc., Brandt Equipment Solutions Ltd., Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., Brandt Agricultural Products Ltd. and Brandt Agricultural Products Inc. and any partnerships, joint ventures or other business organizations controlled by or comprised of any of the foregoing.