Privacy Policy

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In the event that STK asks you for any information, you are hereby advised that we are committed to collecting, maintaining, and securing personal information about you in accordance with this Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”), as well as applicable laws, rules and regulations. This Policy applies to personal information (as defined below) collected from STK online resources and communications (such as this Website, via e-mail, and other online tools) that display a link to this Policy. This Policy does not apply to third-party online resources to which STK’s Website may link, where STK does not control the content or the privacy practices of such resources.
How We Collect and Use Information

a) Information for Customer Support and Inquiries
We collect and store personal information, such as name, email address, telephone number, business affiliation and contact information, when you submit inquiries or requests with respect to our products or services, or when you contact us for the purpose of purchasing products and services. We will use such information to contact you only for the purposes for which you sent the inquiry.

b) Information for Marketing and Promotional Purposes
We also collect and store personal information, such as name, email address, telephone number, business affiliation and other contact information, if you subscribe to our newsletter or wish to attend our events, for the purpose of sending you product information, marketing, business and promotional materials or information on our future events. We do so only if you have given your explicit, free and informed consent for such purposes. In line with the GDPR we will always give you the opportunity to opt in to our mailing list and without your consent we will not add you to our mailing list to receive direct marketing or market research information.

c) Information for the maintenance and Improvement of our Website and Services
We may also use your personal information, such as web server logs, IP addresses, cookies and web beacons, when you send us inquiries regarding our products or when you browse the Website, to administrate and improve this Website or our products and services, for our internal records and for statistical analysis.

d) Cookies
This Website may also collect cookies subject to our Cookie Policy available
https://stk-ag.com/cookie-policy/

Legal Basis for Processing
Our collection and processing of personal information is based on the following:
a) Need to carry out the above processing of information, which is in anticipation of entering into commercial engagements or as part of the performance of existing engagements with you or the organization you work for.
b) To the extent that we use the personal information for advertising or promotional activities, we will request your specific, freely-given, unbundled, informed and separate consent to such uses.
c) To the extent that we use the personal information to improve this Website or for analyzing statistics, the basis for collection of data is our legitimate interest to conduct such improvements and analysis.

Services
We may provide services based on third party applications and content tools on STK Website such as Google Maps. These third parties may automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us on our Website using such third party applications and tools.

Your Choices
You have several choices regarding your use of our Website. You could decide not to submit any personally identifiable information at all by not entering into any forms or data fields on our Website and not using any available personalized services. We may ask for your permission for certain uses of your information and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication.

Data Security
STK uses technology and security precautions, rules and other procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use, disclosure, loss or destruction. To ensure the confidentiality of your information, STK uses also industry standard firewalls and password protection, taking into consideration the state of the art technology, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of processing your personal information. It is, however, your personal responsibility to ensure that the computer you are using is adequately secured and protected against malicious software, such as trojans, computer viruses and worm programs. You are aware of the fact that without adequate security measures (e.g. secure web browser configuration, up-to-date antivirus software, personal firewall software, no usage of software from dubious sources) there is a risk that the data and passwords you use to protect access to your data, could be disclosed to unauthorized third parties.

Data Sharing and Transfer
STK shares personally identifiable data about you with various outside companies or agents doing technological maintenance or working on our behalf to help fulfill business transactions, such as providing customer services, and sending marketing communications about our products, services and offers. We may also share personally identifiable data with our company’s subsidiaries and affiliates. All these companies and agents are required to comply with the terms of our privacy policies.
More specifically, we may send your personal information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances:
a) When we have your consent to share the information;
b) When we need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of STK to provide a product or service you have requested as part of our contractual relationship (we will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the product or service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose);
c) In the event of sale or transfer of all or substantially all of STK or any STK affiliate’s shares or assets, in cases of mergers or in case of negotiations with respect to the foregoing;
d) To our service providers and subcontractors in order to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, services updates, special offers or other information we think you’d like to hear about either from us or from our business partners (unless you have opted out of these types of communications), only if you gave your explicit, free and informed consent to such processing activities, as detailed above.
e) To respond to appropriate requests of legitimate government agencies or where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations; or
f) Where needed for corporate audits or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat.

We will not sell or otherwise transfer the personally identifiable information you provide to us at our Websites to any third parties for their own direct marketing use unless we provide clear notice to you and obtain your explicit consent for your data to be shared in this manner.

Other than as described above, any other transfer of your personal information to third parties will be subject to your consent.

Data Retention
The STK stores the personal information as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the data has been collected. This means that STK deletes your personal information when such information is no longer necessary. Statistics which has been anonymised may be saved thereafter.

Data Subject Rights
You may at any time request the rectification or erasure of your personal information. Please note however that deletion could mean that STK cannot process your requests or provide you any requested services. You have the right to request a copy of your personal information from our record. You have the right to request a limitation of the use of your personal information (for example if you deem the information to be incorrect) or the termination of use of your personal information (for example as regards the use of the information to improve our services).

Links to Other Sites
Our Website contains links to a number of websites that may offer useful information to our visitors. STK does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. It should be clarified that this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites, and we recommend communicating to them directly for information on their privacy policies. Although we choose our business partners carefully, STK is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites operated by third parties that are linked to our site. Once you have left our Website, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party website to determine how they will handle any information they collect from you.

Privacy Policy for Children
Our Website is directed to an adult audience. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from anyone we know to be under the age of 16 without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative. Such legal representative has the right, upon request, to view the information provided by the child and/or to require that it be deleted.

Updates to Privacy Policy
From time to time, the STK may revise this Privacy Policy. Any such changes to this Privacy Policy will be promptly communicated on this page. Continued use of our Website after receiving notice of a change in our Privacy Policy indicates your consent to the use of newly submitted information in accordance with the amended Stockton Privacy Policy. The effective date of this Privacy Policy is June 27, 2018.

Privacy Inquiries
STK is responsible for the processing of your personal information, and requests to exercise your rights as stated above shall be addressed to marketing@stk-ag.com
If you are a resident of the EU/EEA, and have a complaint regarding the processing of your personal information by STK you are entitled to report such dissatisfaction to the applicable supervisory authority in your country of residence.

How to Contact the STK
For questions or if you wish the STK to amend or delete your personal information, please contact us in writing (by post), as follows:
Stockton (Israel) Ltd.
17 Ha’Mefalsim St., Petach Tikva
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Tel: +972.72.2570000
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STK REGEV® ‘Hybrid’ fungicide, now registered in Argentina!

September 10th, 2018 (Petach Tikva, Israel) – STK bio-ag technologies, the innovative Israeli-based leader in bio-ag technologies for sustainable crop protection and aquaculture, is announcing that its ‘hybrid’ fungicide STK REGEV® is now registered in Argentina for peanuts, with future label extensions on potatoes, wine grapes, tomatoes, peppers, blueberries and tobacco. STK REGEV® protects and heals a variety of diseases, including Cercospora Arachidicola (early leaf spot), Cercosporidium Personatum (late leaf spot) for peanuts, Powdery mildew, Alternaria, Rust and Botritis for other crops. STK REGEV® is the world first foliar ‘hybrid’ fungicide, and is currently used successfully in ten countries in various regions of the world, with plans for global expansion in 2019. STK REGEV® is a ready to use fungicide, used exactly as other fungicides, but with the added benefits of reduced chemical residues and much better resistance management due to its highly complex formulation of Tea Tree Oil and Difenoconazole. This ready to use fungicide serves as a ‘bridge’, enabling farmers who have never used any biological product to try one, without having to mix, rotate or do anything different, thereby expanding the use of biologicals products for sustainable agriculture. Field test data has shown STK REGEV® performs as well or better than solo chemical leader market fungicides. Only with REGEV®, farmers will realize all the benefits of lower chemical load, reduced chemical residues and having a new tool for resistance management. According to STK Argentina’s country manager Mariano Laurencena, STK REGEV® is going to be distributed exclusively by SummitAgro. STK is also happy to answer questions directly on TIMOREX GOLD®, STK’s botanical-based bio fungicide, which Argentinean and other farmers throughout Latin America have been using with great success for many years on about 15 different crops. About STK Founded in 1994, STK is a bio-ag technology company, committed to food protection from field to fork. Our botanical-based solutions (BBS), a synergy of cutting-edge scientific research and technology, enhance the safety, yield and quality of multiple crops. STK helps growers, food companies and supermarkets deliver healthier and safer food to market. Our botanical and hybrid solutions are easily integrated into conventional spraying programs, helping to advance the Integrated Pest Management approach to food production. STK’s flagship product Timorex Gold® is used to control a broad spectrum of diseases in diverse crops. The product demonstrates an efficacy equivalent to chemical fungicides and is suitable to be used in conventional and organic agriculture. Timorex Gold® is registered and sold in over 30 countries.

Effective solution for avocado disease found

Shay Shaanan, STK Bio-Ag Technologies This is according to Shay Shaanan, the company’s Vice President of Research and Development. “In collaboration with the growers, we found a very effective solution for this disease, using Timorex Gold®.” Timorex Gold® is a broad-spectrum, botanical-based fungicide that can be used for many different crops or diseases. “Here, we are talking about Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. We are still in the process of registering this solution in Chile. It looks like avocado is becoming the next big crop for us. Avocado is the new banana”, says Shay. “We are constantly developing new applications for the product because it has many modes of action.” Shay explains why Timorex Gold® is so versatile. “It is made from the extract of the Australian tea tree. This extract contains various molecules. Each molecule has a different function. Basically, Timorex Gold® is a product that can be used in many different ways. It counters many different diseases and has different effects on different plants.” Interesting finding in banana plants He goes on to say that they have learned from the banana growers in Brazil that Timorex Gold® affects their trees’ roots when sprayed directly onto the tree’s leaves. According to Shay, this combats Fusarium disease, which affects the roots of the banana tree. “This is very interesting.” “We know that Timorex Gold® molecules penetrate the plant, but not moving systemically down to the roots . Spraying the tree’s leaves with this product dramatically influences its roots and the entire plant. We are researching exactly how this happens, but we now know that Timorex Gold® has another good attribute.” The benefit of using Timorex Gold® is also being recognised further down the food chain. One of the international supermarket chains in Brazil has introduced a high taste and quality category, requiring that produce have no chemical residue and pass labor and environmental audits. Bananas treated with Timorex Gold® have qualified for this program and have received the taste and quality label. The use of Timorex Gold® has been reauthorised in Chile until 2022 and has been expanded to include other fruits & vegetables. It has been approved in China, Brazil, and just about every US state. Expanding quickly Shay goes on to say that STK is growing very fast, with its technologies expanding geographically. “There have been so many new developments with Timorex Gold®, Aviv®, REGEV ™, and partnerships in the last six months or so”. This company is one of a handful that focuses on developing botanically-based pesticide solutions. One of these partnership deals for Timorex Gold® is with BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world. “Our strategy is based on this kind of cooperation”, says Shay. “We see the benefits of this from two angles. Firstly, these large companies have access to the big markets. They can usually offer our product better than us because of the army of salespeople that they have at their disposal.” “The other angle is that we are developing new lines of biopesticides based on mixing biological and soft chemical solutions. In order to develop these new products, we need to cooperate with large multinational companies to get access to their data packages in various countries. This is the most costly part of trying to register new solutions on the market, especially in Europe and the US.” Shay adds that Europe is a much a tougher market to penetrate than the United States. “It takes much longer, and the costs are much higher”, he says. “European farmers will not use unregistered products. We are working hard to get Timorex Gold® onto the European market. We have submitted a registration, which should be completed in 2021. This is only in two years time, but in our industry two years is like tomorrow.” AVIV ‘Low Dose’ Bacillus subtilis biofungicide Another well-known STK Bio-Ag Technologies product in the US is AVIV®. AVIV® is an advanced microbial solution, a low-dose fungicide that contains Bacillus subtilis”, says Shay. “You only use a very small fraction compared to other well-known similar products. This is a big advantage.” Shay continues, “The strain of Bacillus in AVIV® as is also much more efficient, so you need much less in order to get the same efficacy.” “It is much easier for the farmer to use”, says Shay. “The very friendly and clear formulation makes the difference. This product is selling well, especially in the USA.” AVIV has recently been approved for use in California and 26 other American states. “Things are progressing ahead of schedule”, says Shay. Hybrid Fungicide: REGEV® REGEV™ is STK Bio-Ag Technologies’ first hybrid. “It is a completely new solution on the market”, Shay says. “We call it a bridge. We believe that this is a nice link for us to reach conventional farmers. These farmers are feeling pressured into using more environmentally-friendly solutions. They are hesitant to go all out in using purely biological products. These are usually not as efficient as the chemical pesticides.” “Once you tell them REGEV™is a mixture of a biological fungicide with a chemical they know,” he continues to say, “it makes it much easier for them to use it. In many cases, this solution performs better than the chemical solutions they are familiar with. At the end of the day, they reduce the amount of chemical they use dramatically. It is also very versatile when it comes to which crops it can be used on. In each country, different crops respond well to this product.” “REGEV™ solves a big problem”, adds Shay. “The use of bio-pesticides is growing at an average of annual rate of something like 15 - 20 %. In contrast, synthetic pesticide usage is only increasing by three per cent year-on-year. Yet, most growers are still not using any biologicals. Why is this?” He says REGEV™ addresses this issue. “It is a premix, so the farmer does not have to mix anything, and they do not have to do rotations between bio-pesticides and conventional pesticides. So, the grower can use REGEV in exactly the same way he used his chemical pesticide. Only now, with REGEV™, the farmer gets to participate in this biological revolution and gets to have a more sustainable profile. He also has a new product with which manage crop disease resistance.” Hybrid Technology at LATAM BioControl Conference Shay says the company has great faith in this product. “We can see how fast the farmers and industry are accepting this product. That is why there several new hybrid solutions in the pipeline. We have many interesting, attractive developments in the works.” Jose Antonio Estevez, STK Bio-Ag Technologies’Colombia Country Manager, will be doing a presentation about its ‘hybrid technology’ at the upcoming LATAM BioControl Conference. This is the largest international event dedicated to biocontrol in Latin America. It is to be held on 14 November in Medellin, Colombia. Publication date : 9/6/2018 Author: © FreshPlaza.com