ASR places great importance on security of your personal data and only partners with vendors that adhere to the strictest security and data protection standards. ASR has implemented technical and organizational security measures to guarantee the security of your personal data. Information is stored on secure networks and access is restricted to those employees and partners who are entitled to access our systems.
The Data Controller:
Autonomous Systems Research Ltd.
155 Githiga-Matuguta Rd, Githiga
009300 Kiambu, Kenya.
If you have any questions or concerns about ASR's personal data practices or your privacy rights, you may contact us at Team ASR.
In accordance with International Law (EU/USA/Kenya), ASR has adopted this policy to ensure we abide by the data protection laws of the jurisdictions we operate in.
As a startup operating in Kenya and different regions on the African continent we comply with data protection legislation and guidelines in all countries where we operate.
How We Collect and Use Your Personal Data
ASR collects personally identifiable information in the following ways:
When undertaking aerial survey of farmer's land we will ask the following metrics:
First and last name
Job title/Designation in farm
Area of interest in data gathered feedback (e.g. sustainability, climate, soil health, crop health, livestock identified etc.)
All personal data collected will only be used to process consent and feedback of farm health metrics. We do not sell personal data to anyone. Access to this personal data is restricted to relevant employees within ASR only.
Human Resources Data
ASR is always looking for new employees and interns, and we are always pleased to receive solicited job applications. If you wish to apply for a position with us, please apply directly through our website. Email resume attachments will not be considered.
When you submit your application for employment with ASR, we process your personal data in accordance with applicable personal data regulations. This implies that:
Your personal data will be treated confidentially
We only use your personal data for recruitment purposes
We do not disclose your personal data, except for the data processors we use in our recruitment procedure.
ASR has ensured that applicants have expressly authorized personal information to be transmitted to ASR for position consideration. Access to this personal data is restricted to relevant employees within ASR only.
ASR stores employee details and performance data with security-cleared data processors, who are assisting us with these HR services. Your personal data are stored on secure servers in the United States through our webhosting service, with secure encryption end-to-end.
Any personal data received from you with your application will only be used for the purpose of processing your application and will not be disclosed.
Website Visitors’ Data
In general, website visitors do not need to provide personalized information to ASR. We do collect "aggregate data," that is, group data with no personal identifiers. We use this aggregate data to help us understand how the site is being used and to improve its usability. We also use it to enhance the quality and availability of products and services we offer.
Many websites create Cookies (small text files) when a user visits a website, and these Cookies are used to analyze aggregate user behavior on a website. In compliance with the ePrivacy Directive, ASR website ask permission of the visitor prior to setting Cookies. Should the visitor agree, ASR’s server will only collect the following information:
The visitor’s IP address (including the domain name associated with the IP address, i.e. using reverse look-up).
The date and time of the visit to the website.
The pages visited on the website.
The browser being used.
In addition, where this is available, ASR will also collect:
The country from which the visitor is accessing the website (only the ending is saved, e.g., de, since this indicates the relevant country).
The language of the browser being used.
The website from which the visitor is accessing the ASR website.
The search word used (if the site is accessed via a search engine).
The type of connection and operating system.
We only use this data to improve the visitor’s website experience.
When it comes to Cookies, we rely on consent given as the lawful basis under international law.
When you send an inquiry to us through our contact form, we use the personal data that you have stated in the contact form to answer you. Any personal data received from you will not be used for any other purpose without your prior consent and knowledge and will not be disclosed.
In order to ensure that the services we offer meet your requirements, we may ask for your feedback in form of surveys and polls. Any feedback received from you will only be used for the purpose of improving our services and will not be disclosed.
We rely on your consent as the lawful basis under law for the processing of data in connection with surveys.
If we contact you to perform stakeholder interviews, either as a farmer or prospective employee, any personal data received from you will not be used for any other purpose without your prior consent.
Duration of Storage
We will store your personal data until these are no longer necessary for us to process. In certain situations, it may be difficult to envisage an exact period, but have set a threshold of 2 years, upon which time the data is expunged from our system.
Transfer of Your Personal Data
We do not rent or sell personally identifiable information with other individuals or organizations.
Aerial Images generated from farmers land is stored locally on our server, and is not shared without express permission of the farmer. For data uploaded on GitHub we seek consent from the source prior to upload to protect farmer's privacy.