Privacy Policy


Lindsay Agricultural Society


1. Introduction

The Lindsay Agricultural Society (“LEX”) is committed to maintaining the accuracy, security and privacy of personal information. This Privacy Policy is a statement of principles and guidelines for the protection of personal information of our exhibitors, customers, personnel, service providers and other individuals. The objective of the LEX Privacy Policy is to ensure responsible and transparent practices in the management of personal information, in accordance with applicable legislation.

This Privacy Policy applies to LEX and its personnel and agents. LEX does not include exhibitors, resellers or distributors of LEX products and services. Any time you do business with LEX, or with an agent authorized to act on our behalf, you are protected by the rights and safeguards contained in this Privacy Policy. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “affiliates” means the parent company, subsidiaries and affiliated companies of LEX, as they may exist from time to time, and the Lindsay Agricultural Society and its parent company, subsidiaries and affiliated companies as they may exist from time to time.

In addition to this Privacy Policy, LEX may also be subject to the requirements of applicable legislation and regulations and the orders of any court, regulatory body or other lawful authority.

2. Personal Information

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. Personal information does not include aggregated information that does not allow an individual to be identified. An individual’s business contact information, such as his or her name, title, business address, business telephone and business facsimile numbers, are not considered to be personal information.

3. Privacy Principles

The following are the ten privacy principles forming this Privacy Policy.

Principle 1 – Accountability

LEX is responsible for personal information under its control and shall designate one or more persons who are accountable for LEX’s compliance with the following principles. LEX has established a Chief Privacy Officer to oversee compliance with this Privacy Policy. Contact information for the LEX Chief Privacy Officer is provided below.

Principle 2 – Identifying Purposes for Collection of Personal Information

LEX shall identify the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time the personal information is collected. Some of the identified purposes for which LEX collects, uses or discloses of personal information are described in section 4 below.

Principle 3 – Obtaining Consent for Collection, Use or Disclosure of Personal Information

The knowledge and consent of an individual are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of his or her personal information, except where inappropriate or as permitted by law. In obtaining consent, LEX shall use reasonable efforts to ensure that an individual is advised of the identified purposes for which personal information will be used or disclosed. In determining the appropriate form of consent, LEX shall take into account the sensitivity of the personal information and the reasonable expectations of a reasonable person. Consent shall not be obtained through deception. An individual may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. LEX will advise the individual of the implications of such withdrawal.

Principle 4 – Limiting Collection of Personal Information

LEX shall limit the collection of personal information, both the amount and the type of information, to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by LEX. Personal information shall be collected by fair and lawful means, and not by misleading or deceiving individuals about the purpose or which information is being collected.

Principle 5 – Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention of Personal Information

LEX shall not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than the identified purposes for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required or permitted by law.

LEX shall retain personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the identified purposes.

Principle 6 – Accuracy of Personal Information

Personal information shall be as accurate, complete and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. LEX shall update personal information about individuals as and when necessary to fulfill the identified purposes or upon notification by the subject individual. LEX will not routinely update personal information, unless such process is necessary to fulfill the identified purposes.

Principle 7 – Security Safeguards

LEX shall protect personal information by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. LEX shall use reasonable efforts and security measures to protect personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, modification, disposal or destruction. LEX shall protect personal information disclosed to third parties by contractual agreements stipulating the confidentiality of the information and the limited purposes for which it is to be used.

Principle 8 – Openness Concerning Policies and Practices

LEX shall make readily available to individuals specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information. LEX shall make information about its personal information policies and practices available on the LEX website at and upon request to the Chief Privacy Officer via the contact information provided below.

Principle 9 – Individual Access to Personal Information

Upon written request from an individual pursuant to Principle 8, LEX shall inform the individual of the existence, use, and disclosure of his or her personal information and, subject to certain exceptions, hall give the individual access to that information. If access is denied, LEX shall notify the requesting individual in writing, give reasons for the denial, and inform the individual of the recourses open to him or her. If access is granted, LEX shall afford the requesting individual a reasonable opportunity to review the personal information collected by LEX. Personal information will be provided in an understandable form within a reasonable time, generally within 30 days, and at minimal cost to the individual. LEX may extend such 30 day period by up to an additional 30 days if meeting the time limit would unreasonably interfere with the activities of LEX or the time required to undertake any consultations necessary to respond to the request would make the time limit impracticable to meet. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.

Principle 10 – Challenging Compliance

An individual shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with this Privacy Policy to the LEX Chief Privacy Officer.


4. Identified Purposes for the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

LEX and its agents, affiliates and service providers may collect, use and/or disclose your Personal Information for the following purposes:

(a) to consider whether LEX or any of its affiliates should establish or continue a commercial or franchise relationship with existing or potential exhibitors, including without limitation, to evaluate credit standing and to match credit bureau or credit reporting agency information, to check references and confer with banking institutions;

(b) to establish and maintain commercial or franchise relations with exhibitors, customers, suppliers, financial institutions, and affiliates, and to provide ongoing products and services, administer accounts, make and receive payments, engage in leasing arrangements and fulfill contractual obligations;

(c) to understand and respond to franchisee and customer needs and preferences, including to communicate with exhibitors and customers and to conduct surveys and promotions;

(d) to develop, publish and distribute our franchise newsletters, press releases, marketing and advertising media, and other LEX branded products and services, in any format or media;

(e) to develop, enhance, market, sell, provide and inform you of LEX’s products and services;

(f) to develop, enhance, market, sell, provide and inform you of products and services of third parties, including our affiliates and franchise suppliers, with whom LEX and/or its exhibitors have a commercial relationship;

(g) to manage and develop LEX’s and its affiliates’ businesses and operations;

(h) in the course of conducting regular human resources operations, compensation, tax and benefits administration, including for the purposes of establishing, managing or terminating an employment or consulting relationship, to administer corporate travel, and to obtain and provide references regarding prospective, current or former personnel and exhibitors;

(i) to update and verify our databases and information provided by third parties;

(j) to monitor communications to ensure the consistency and quality of the products and services of LEX, its affiliates, exhibitors, suppliers, and other third parties with whom LEX has a commercial relationship;

(k) to detect and protect LEX, its affiliates, exhibitors and other third parties against error and fraud and other illegal activity, and to audit compliance with LEX’s corporate policies and contractual obligations;

(l) to engage in business transactions, including the purchase, sale, lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, securitization or financing involving LEX or its affiliates or exhibitors;

(m) as permitted by, and to comply with, any legal or regulatory requirements or provisions; and

(n) for any other purpose to which you consent.

In addition to the purposes identified above, LEX may collect, use or disclose personal information from or to an organization or individual (including an affiliate):

(1) who, in the reasonable judgment of LEX, is providing or seeking the information as an agent of the subject individual;

(2) retained by LEX to perform functions on its behalf or to provide services to LEX, provided such organization or individual does not collect, use or disclose the personal information for any purpose other than to perform such functions or provide services to LEX;

(3) where the subject individual consents to such collection, use or disclosure, or as required or permitted by law.



BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO LEX OR ITS AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND AGENTS, YOU AGREE TO OUR COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE IDENTIFIED PURPOSES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PROVIDED THAT SUCH COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW. Subject to legal and contractual requirements, you may refuse or withdraw your consent to any one or all of the purposes described in Sections 4(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (i), (j), (l) and (n) at any time with reasonable notice by contacting the LEX Chief Privacy Officer. If you refuse or withdraw your consent, we may not be able to establish or maintain a franchise or commercial relationship or provide you or continue to provide you with some products, services or information which may be of value to you. To the extent that you provide LEX with personal information of another person, you represent that you have the power and/or have obtained all necessary consents from such person to enable LEX to collect, use and disclose such personal information for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy.


5. Privacy and our Websites

Cookies – When you access the LEX websites, we may use a browser feature called a ‘cookie’ to collect information that is not personally identifiable (such as the type of Internet browser and operating system you use, the domain name of the website from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on our website, and pages viewed). A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that identifies your browser, but not you, to our computers each time you visit one of our websites that uses cookies. Unless you specifically inform us, we will not know who you are. In addition to the identified purposes described in our Privacy Policy, LEX may use this cookie information and share it with our affiliates and other organizations with whom we have a commercial relationship to measure the use of our websites and to improve the functionality and content of the websites. If you wish, you can reset your browser either to notify you when you have received a cookie or refuse to accept cookies. However, if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on our websites.

We use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise Lindsay Agricultural Society and its events across the Internet, in particular on the Google Display Network. AdWords remarketing will display ads to you based on what parts of the website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your web browser. This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer or mobile device. The cookie is used to indicate to other websites that“This person visited a particular page, so show them ads relating to that page.”

Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.

If you do not wish to see ads from Lindsay Agricultural Society you can opt out in several ways:

1. Opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s  Ads Settings.

2. Opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Online Communications – In order to provide you with a product, service or information, you may voluntarily submit personal information to us for purposes such as submitting a franchise application, obtaining information, corresponding with us, and participating in contests and surveys. We may combine and store personal information about your use of our websites and the online information you have provided with certain other online and offline information we may have collected.

E-Mail Communications – Occasionally, LEX may send you e-mail communications with information that may be useful to you, including information about the products and services of LEX, its affiliates and other third parties with whom we have a commercial relationship. We will include instructions on how to unsubscribe and inform us of your preferences if you decide you do not want to receive any future marketing or promotional e-mails from LEX. However, if you are a franchisee, customer, supplier or otherwise have a commercial relationship with LEX, to ensure that you receive important information, you agree that we may send you non-marketing related information when necessary.

Links – Our websites may contain links to other websites which are provided to you as a convenience only. You are advised that other third party websites may have different privacy practices than LEX, and LEX has no responsibility for such third party websites.


6. Changes to this Privacy Policy

LEX reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make any change to this Privacy Policy, we will post such changes on our website and will be available upon request to the LEX Chief Privacy Officer. However, LEX will seek an individual’s consent if it seeks to collect, use or disclose his or her personal information for purposes other than those to which the individual has consented unless otherwise required or permitted by law.

Changes to our Privacy Policy will be noted here so that you can be fully informed about our privacy policies and practices.


LEX Chief Privacy Officer

Harry Stoddart

General Manager

Phone 705-324-5551