Privacy policy

SmartFarming cotton app – last updated 7 June 2017

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application SmartFarming Cotton India (“Application”) for mobile devices that was created by SmartFarming B.V. (address: Vijfde Polder 1, 6708 WC Wageningen). The Application provides farmers with agricultural support, advices and information about sustainable cotton production in India. The Application is completely available in the local language of Maharashtra, Marathi as well as in Hindi and English.

User Provided Information

The Application obtains the information you provide when you download the Application and make a user profile (referred to as ‘’personal information’’ in the Application). Providing personal information is compulsory to be able to use the Application. This information is used to provide you with better information and advices.

The following information is required to share with us to be able to use the Application:

  • Language
  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Location
  • Total farm area (acre)
  • Total cotton area (acre)
  • Total irrigated cotton (area)
  • Certification
  • Soil type
  • Irrigation method
  • Seed type
  • Mechanization

Beside this list it is optional to share more information about:

  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Sowing date
  • Pump capacity

It is not required to provide us with this information. However it is strongly recommended to share this information so we can provide you with better information and advices.

We may also use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions (only be SmartFarming, not third parties).

Automatically Collected Information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the version of the app installed, and information about the way you use the Application. While using the app you are asked to fill values for observations in your field. All inserted values will be collected.

Further permissions are asked for accessing device storage and, make and manage phone calls and to determine your location.

Third parties

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
  • if SmartFarming is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

Opt-out rights

You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain user provided data/information and automatically collected information for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.

If you wish to know what information SmartFarming has collected about you, you can send a request for information on your personal data to SmartFarming will respond to your request within 4 weeks.


If you wish to correct, add, remove or screen your personal data, you may send another request thereto. SmartFarming shall respond within 4 weeks to such a request. If SmartFarming decides to deny your request, it shall inform you on the grounds of this decision.

Data/information usage

We hold the rights to use all User Provided Information and Automatically Collected Information for multiple purposes. The purposes are:

  • to enable your use of the Application,
  • to generate statistical data on your use of the Application,
  • improvement of our Application (to protect, adjust and update our Application),
  • to communicate with you about our Application and to response to any complaints and/or questions you may have,
  • generating data/information reports. The User Provided Information and Automatically Collected Information will be used anonymous in data/information reports (Reports) unless your permission to link it specifically to you is granted.

SmartFarming holds the rights to share and/or sell the Reports with/to third parties.


The Application may contain hyperlinks which take you away from the Application environment and to the website or application of a third party. SmartFarming has no authority over the services and/or websites of third parties to which is linked. It therefore may be the case that for the use of those services and/or websites of third parties another privacy statement is applicable. This Privacy Policy is exclusively applicable to the personal data that is obtained trough the Application of SmartFarming. SmartFarming does not accept any responsibility or liability for the (use and/or content of the) services and/or websites of third parties.


Google Analytics is installed in the Application and is making use of Google Analytics cookies in a privacy friendly way:

  • Google Analytics is installed
  • A Data Processing Amendment is accepted
  • IP-address are anonymized by deleting the last octet of the IP-address
  • Data Sharing is disabled
  • No other Google-services are used in combination with the Google Analytics cookies.


We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application.


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on our website ( and informing you via a message in the Application. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at and we will get back to you in a reasonable time.



Terms and conditions

SmartFarming Cotton App – Last updated 7 June 2017


All the information in this Application is the best of our knowledge. The information is gathered from sources we trust and/or based on field experiments. With the information and advices we believe good yields could be obtained. However we give NO guarantee good yields will be realized with the information and advices in the Application. This is dependent on factors we cannot control. SmartFarming or any person related to SmartFarming cannot be hold responsible for results of following the advices and information provided through this Application or provided in any other form.

We advise to do experiments with the advices and information provided on small plots of your land first before applying them on a large scale.

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided by this Application, SmartFarming assumes no responsibility. Therefore, your use of the Application is at your own risk. The Application, including all contents, and functions made available on or accessible through the Application, is provided “as is” and “as available”.

In no event, including but not limited to SmartFarming’s negligence, shall SmartFarming or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates or related entities be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, punitive, special or incidental damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of yield, revenue, data and information) resulting from, arising out of or in connection with (a) the use of, (b) the inability to use, or (c) errors or omissions in the content or the functions of the Applications, even if SmartFarming has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Although information provided by this Application has been carefully checked for accuracy, no guarantee is given to the completeness and correctness of the contents. The product introduction, prices or other marketing and promotional information does not constitute an offer for purchase.

Feedback and suggestions

It is possible to provide us with feedback and own suggestions for problems you face in your field or while using the Application. SmartFarming is no way required to use the feedback and/or provided feedback and suggestions.

By providing feedback and/or suggestions to SmartFarming you are giving SmartFarming the right to publish and use the feedback and/or suggestions in their Applications or in any other way.

By providing feedback and/or suggestions to SmartFarming in text, photos, videos or any other form you give SmartFarming a royalty free, unlimited, worldwide, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use the provided in connection with the Application and for statistical, marketing and/or promotional purposes.


SmartFarming holds all the copyrights of the texts, photos, illustrations, videos used in the Application unless stated differently. In case you wish to use any of this forms of information you can contact SmartFarming for permission of use by e-mail at


This Terms and Conditions may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Terms and Conditions by posting the new Terms and conditions on our website ( and informing you via a message in the app. You are advised to consult this Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

Term and termination

You agree that SmartFarming is entitled to terminate the agreement for any reason without becoming liable to you.

SmartFarming is also entitled to put the App (temporarily) out of service and/or reduce the use of it without any prior notice and without being obliged to pay any compensation to you, if – to the discretion of SmartFarming – this is necessary for instance in connection with the reasonably required maintenance of the Application.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the terms and conditions while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at and we will get back to you in a reasonable time.