Data Privacy

Ag Connections’ Data and Privacy Policy seeks to complement and reinforce its trusted relationship with growers. As a result, our Data and Privacy Policy is guided by four simple principles:

Ag Connections’ Collection of Grower Information

To provide services to growers, Ag Connections maintains grower-provided personal information, such as the grower/farm entity name, address, company ID, contact information, like telephone number(s)/ e-mail addresses, and computer log-in/password to Ag Connections’ software tools. Growers may also provide farm data relating to its farming activities, such as crops planted and acreage, application rates/dates/costs for certain agricultural products, and geo-referenced field locations. For some service offerings, either from Ag Connections, or from third parties having crop and/or market specific marketing programs for growers (for example, product incentive programs or sustainability programs), growers may also elect to provide additional farm data like soil characteristics, crop rotation and management, crop inputs, transportation, and drying. All of this data is the property of the grower.

In providing its services to growers, and to insure the integrity of its systems, Ag Connections utilizes standard software tools to track and monitor user interaction and use of the Ag Connections software, as well as customer support phone calls and on-line technical support.

Ag Connections Use of Grower Information

Ag Connections maintains grower personal information and farm data to provide the data storage services, either directly to growers, or indirectly to growers through third parties having crop and/or market specific marketing programs for growers. Ag Connections may access such data to provide customer service assistance relating to its services, for example, if a grower needs assistance during a support call. If specifically requested or authorized by the grower, Ag Connections may also provide analysis, aggregation, and data mining for a grower, but will not do so without such grower request or authorization. Ag Connections may also use the grower information to communicate with the growers, for example to provide information regarding Ag Connections’ software tools, software updates, and product announcements. Ag Connections does NOT sell or disclose grower information to unauthorized third parties for marketing purposes.

Sharing Grower Information

Ag Connections has built its reputation as a valued partner of growers through its protection of grower data. Accordingly, Ag Connections allows the growers to decide what information is shared, and Ag Connections will not disclose grower data outside of Ag Connections except as authorized by the grower or its designee. Such authorization may be provided in a written request from the grower to Ag Connections to provide grower data to a third party, by the grower using grower data export functionality in the Ag Connections software tools, or as provided in a separate grower contractual agreement or partnership. For example, some growers may authorize third party companies having crop and/or market specific marketing programs for growers to receive grower data as a part of offers or programs of the third party, and allow unlimited use of such data. Additionally, some growers may authorize third parties to receive farm data for aggregation, analysis, and/or processing, for example, as part of a sustainability program. In either case, Ag Connections will provide such third parties with the grower data only as authorized by the grower.

Security of Grower Information

Ag Connections implements a number of security features and processes to protect grower data from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. Ag Connections stores grower data on secure servers, with controlled access both to the facilities and the data. Access to grower data, on the user side, is further protected by use of controlled access via user log in and password. While Ag Connections strives to ensure no unauthorized access, disclosure, or use of grower data occurs, in that unlikely event, Ag Connections will immediately seek to minimize and address the issue, and the affected grower(s) will be notified by Ag Connections or the third parties offering the crop and/or market specific marketing programs directly to growers. Using the grower-specific log-in and password, the growers also have the ability to access and edit their information through the software tools made available to the grower.

How to Contact Ag Connections

For more information about Ag Connections, please visit http://www.agconnections.com/. If you have questions regarding Ag Connections, or this Data and Privacy Policy, you may contact us via http://www.agconnections.com/contact.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

The most current version of Ag Connections’ Data and Privacy Policy will be made available on Ag Connections’ website listed above, and will note the date of the most recent update. We encourage our growers to periodically review Ag Connections’ Data and Privacy Policy to stay informed of Ag Connections’ efforts to protect grower data.