Privacy Statement

This app Pest Partner is provided by Bayer CropScience Limited (registered in England under company number 218826). For further information regarding the provider of the App, please refer to our imprint.

Handling of personal data

In the following we wish to provide you with information on how we handle your personal data when you use our App. Unless otherwise indicated in the following chapters, the legal basis for the handling of your personal data results from the fact that such handling is required to make available the functionalities of the App as requested by you (processing is necessary to perform a contract with you or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract).

Using our App

In order to make available to you the services of our App, it will transfer the following data to us, every time you use our App:

  • IP address

  • Date and time of access

  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  • Operating system information

  • Status of access/HTTP status code

  • Transferred volume of data

  • Language settings, version of app

  • Log-in credentials (username and password)

To protect our legitimate interests, we will store such data for a limited period of time in order to be able to initiate a tracking of personal data in the event of actual or attempted unauthorized access to our servers (processing is based on our legitimate interests).

Registration and login

You will be able to use each functionality of the App 3 times without the need to create an account. In order to be able to use our App fully, you will need to create an account, where you are able to determine your personal login credentials that you need to use to log into our App. For this registration and subsequent login procedure, we collect the following information about you:

  • First name and last name

  • Contact data: email and postal address (post code, city, country)

  • Phone

  • Company name (optional)

  • Position (optional)

We process this personal data in order to provide you with an access to our App and the service therein. They are automatically deleted in case you deactivate your user account.

Access to your device’s interfaces

In order for our App to function properly, we need to access and use the following interfaces of your mobile device for the following purposes:

Interface

Purpose

Camera

To enable you to make photos of pests which subsequently are sent to us for analyzes.

Library

To access your photos.

Location

For the weather forecast function to be able to show you the forecast for your actual location. However, we only collect obfuscated geolocations from you, meaning that before your geolocation is sent to us, the last digits of your exact location are deleted. We send weather forecast information applicable to the whole obfuscated area you are located in. Your device then uses your exact location to pick out the forecast applicable to your exact location.

App Analytics

On our App we use Google Analytics, an analytics service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

Google will analyze your use of our App on our behalf in order for us to be able to better understand how you use this App, which enables us to improve this App according to our customers’ interests. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our App (e.g. content of our App visited by you, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution, etc.) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the US, where it will be stored and analyzed. The respective results will then be made available to us in anonymized form. Your usage data will not be connected to your full IP address during this process. We have activated on our App the IP anonymizing function offered by Google, which will delete the last 8 digits (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address. Moreover, Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, which ensures that an adequate level of data protection is maintained with respect to the processing of data by Google in the US.

Further information on Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics Terms of Use, the Privacy and Data Protection Guidelines of Google Analytics and in the Google Privacy Policy.

We only analyze your use of this App, if we have obtained your prior consent upon your first access to our App or if you make use of the switch above to turn app analytics on or off. You may revoke your consent at any time by using the same switch above.

External services and content in our App

We include third-party services and/or content on our App. When you use such third-party services or when third-party content is displayed, communication data are exchanged between you and the respective provider for technical reasons.

The respective provider of the services or content may also process your data for own additional purposes. To the best of our knowledge, we have configured the services and content of providers known to process data for own purposes in such a way that either any communication for other purposes than to present their services or content on our App is blocked, or communication only takes place once you have actively opted to use the respective service. However, since we have no control over data collected and processed by third parties, we are not in a position to provide binding information regarding the scope and purpose of such processing of your data.

For further information regarding the scope and purpose of such collection and processing of your data, please consult the privacy statements of the providers whose services and/or content we include and who are responsible for the protection of your data in this context:

  • Google Maps for Android

  • Sitecore CMS

  • MapKit for iOS

  • Iteris for weather forecast

Job reporting

You can use the App to send reports about visits that you have recorded using the App by email. When you do this, data you have entered for that visit will be passed to the relevant contact. We have no control over the data once it is sent and will not be responsible for any use made of the data outside of the App. We are not in a position to provide any information regarding what your contacts will do with such data.

II. Transfer of data for commissioned processing

For the processing of your data we will to some extent use specialized service contractors. Such service contractors are carefully selected and regularly monitored by us. Based on respective data processing agreements, they will only process personal data upon our instruction and strictly in accordance with our directives.

III. Processing of data outside the EU / the EEA


Your data will in part also be processed in countries outside the European Union (“EU”) or the European Economic Area (“EEA”), which may have a lower data protection level than European countries. In such cases, we will ensure that a sufficient level of protection is provided for your data, e.g. by concluding specific agreements with our contractual partners (copy available on request), or we will ask for your explicit consent to such processing.

Information regarding your rights


The following rights are in general available to you according to applicable data privacy laws:

  • Right of information about your personal data stored by us;

  • Right to request the correction, deletion or restricted processing of your personal data;

  • Right to object to a processing for reasons of our own legitimate interest, public interest, or profiling , unless we are able to proof that compelling, warranted reasons superseding your interests, rights and freedom exist, or that such processing is done for purposes of the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;

  • Right to data portability;

  • Right to file a complaint with a data protection authority;

  • You may at any time with future effect revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data. For further information please refer to the chapters above describing the processing of data based on your consent.

If you wish to exercise your rights, delete your account and the data linked with it, please address your request to the contact indicated below

Contact

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about this privacy statement you can contact the Data Protection Officer of Bayer PLC. To do so, please use the following contact details and state that your inquiry relates to Bayer CropScience Limited:

Data Protection Officer
Legal and Compliance Department
Bayer plc
400 South Oak Way
Green Park
READING
Berkshire
RG2 6AD

email: dataprotection-uk-eire@bayer.com

Amendment of Privacy Statement

We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time. Updates of our Privacy Statement will be published on our App. Any amendments become effective upon publication on our App. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit the site to keep yourself informed on possible updates.

Last updated: 17/04/2019