Privacy Policy

Introduction

This Privacy Policy governs your use of the website and services which are made available at the domain bvdfree.org.nz, collectively referred to as the Service. By using the Service, you accept this Privacy Policy in full. If you disagree with this Privacy Policy or any part of this Privacy Policy, you must not use the Service.

Your privacy is important. This privacy policy states how personal information is collected and the ways in which that personal information can be used.

Collection of personal information

Personal information that you provide voluntarily through the use of email and online forms may collected, including: 

•    Information that you provide for the purpose of registering with the Service.
•    Information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the services provided via the Service.
•    Any other information that you upload or send using the Service.

Protection of personal information

Your personal information may be used to: 

•    Administer the Service.
•    Personalise the website for you.
•    Enable your access to and use of the Service.
•    Display the information you provide to other authenticated users of the Service.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, personal information may be disclosed only to the extent required by law in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend the legal rights of authenticated users, managers, administrators, and parties responsible for the development, hosting, maintenance or administration of the Service.

Data Privacy and Confidentiality

Farmers who register on the BVD Free website will be able to view their personal survey data and herd test results online. By default, this information will also be shared with their nominated veterinarian and/or veterinary practice. Farmers will have the right to restrict access or request the transfer of data permissions to another veterinarian and/or veterinary practice at any time either directly through the website or by contacting the project manager. Veterinary practices will also have the right to request that access to client data be terminated for veterinarians no longer employed with the practice.   

We are asking farmers to provide their NAIT location number(s) or LIC/MINDA Participant Code so that we can link their study data directly with their NAIT movement and demographic data. This will help us better understand how cattle movements and spatial proximity to other farms influences the risk of BVD transmission. Personal details will never be used for commercial purposes nor made available to third parties. We will ensure that any results from the studies are presented at a sufficiently aggregated level to prevent identification of individual farms unless prior written consent has been obtained from the farmer to share the information. 

All data shared with the project will be stored on a secure password protected computer server and treated with strict confidentiality. Only the project manager, PhD student, and research technician will have direct access to the full database. These individuals have signed legal agreements not to disclose any identifying or business sensitive information. All study findings will be reviewed by the project governance team and industry stakeholders prior to publication to ensure that no harm will come to either the participants or the industry.

Securing your data

Reasonable technical and organisational precautions will be taken to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. When personal information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it may be deleted.

Variation

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time-to-time. The revised Privacy Policy will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised Privacy Policy on the Service.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

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No responsibility is accepted for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.