The following are the principles guiding data management on the CXN360 (Ag Exchange Group) service. If you are a CXN360 community member, your data is managed in accordance with these principles.
Data Analysis and Privacy
All data on the CXN360 system is analyzed to provide value-added capabilities such as the reports that are available from the CXN360 dashboard.
Reports that are generated from data that is uniquely identifiable as belonging to you, such as land use reports, are only available to you – no other CXN360 member can access those reports.
Reports on system activity are based on data accumulated across all CXN360 members. For example, summary Grower inventory reports are available to CXN360 Buyers and summary Buyer search reports are available to CXN360 Growers. In these summary reports, personal identifiers are never included but your data does contribute to these reports. The way in which your data contributes to these reports is governed by the analysis that we perform upon the data to generate the reports and the techniques that we use for data analysis may change at any time.
CXN360 members are not anonymous. CXN360 members use the system for mutual economic benefit and, to be able to conclude negotiations on the CXN360 system, members must know the identity of the person with whom they are negotiating. In general, Growers can see the identity of the Buyers but not the identities of the other Growers and Buyers can see the identities of the Growers but not the identities of the other Buyers.
You have control over the data that you enter into the CXN360 system via your CXN360 member account. You can add data to your member account, delete data from your member account or close your member account at any time.
Once you have deleted any data (or your member account), your deleted data will not appear in any searches on the CXN360 system after that time. However, there are places where there are still elements of your data left on the CXN360 system, even after you delete the data or your member account. These include, but may not be limited to, the following cases:
1. If you have ever attempted to buy (Offer) or sell (Target) on the CXN360 system, or completed a transaction on the CXN360 system using either or both of the Offer and Target features, then there is an audit trail created. This audit trail cannot be deleted because the audit trail is the final authority in case there is ever a dispute between CXN360 members over the terms of a negotiation and it must remain on the CXN360 system to protect both parties if there is a disputed negotiation.
2. Your data will be present in the backup copies of the database. The backup copies of the database are not in active use and the data cannot be accessed by anyone other than one of our system administrators. These backup copies exist to protect you (and CXN360/Ag Exchange Group) from disaster and your data must remain intact to ensure that we can protect the integrity of the database for you and all of the other CXN360 members. In the unlikely event that we must restore the CXN360 database from backups, we shall follow generally accepted disaster recovery principles and techniques to ensure that the database is correctly restored. However, no disaster recovery plan is perfect and, in the event of a disaster, we may need to contact you to ensure that your data is correctly restored, or deleted, as appropriate.