1. What information will be collected? Most privacy policies should explain what information will be collected for use by the technology provider. Keep in mind the data collected by the provider may be more than just the information you manually provide. The software might also be collecting how you access the program, when you access the program, and why you access the program. Therefore, the first question to always ask is what information is the provider collecting?
Todd Janzen grew up on a Kansas farm and now practices law with Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, which has offices in Indianapolis and South Bend. He also serves as General Counsel to the Indiana Dairy Producers and writes regularly about agricultural law topics on his blog: JanzenAgLaw.com. This article is provided for informational purposes only. Readers should consult legal counsel for advice applicable to specific circumstances. Todd is currently serving as chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Agricultural Management Committee, which is part of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.
Submitted by: Todd J. Janzen, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP