Protecting Member Information
Farm Bureau has a strong tradition of protecting the confidentiality of our members' personal information. All personal information you provide is used to administer our business and related services in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations. We maintain this personal information according to high standards of security and confidentiality.
General Privacy Principles
Farm Bureau understands that Visitors to our Website are concerned about the privacy of information. The following summarizes our online privacy principles with respect to the information that we collect through our Website.
- We do not sell member information.
- We do not allow those who are doing business on our behalf to use our member information for their own marketing purposes.
- We contractually require any person or organization providing products and services on our behalf to protect Farm Bureau member information.
- We afford our former and prospective members the same protections as existing members with respect to the use of personal information.
- Farm Bureau policies require that individuals with access to confidential member information not use or disclose the information except for business use.
Visitor Data Collected on this Website
When an individual visits our Website, we collect and maintain certain kinds of anonymous and personally identifiable information. The specific information we collect varies depending upon the Website function the Visitor selects, and the information the Visitor provides. Examples of Website functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Event Registration
- Grant Application
- Join the Iowa Farm Bureau
- Email Subscription
- Create a Login
- Submit a Comment
- Update Account Information
- Submit a Payment
Information that may be collected includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Name, address, phone number, email address, birthdate
- Spouse and dependent information
- Farm operation information
- Employment information
We also use “cookies” to enhance your experience when visiting Farm Bureau Websites. “Cookies” are files we use to store your Website preferences and identity. We may use “cookies” and other technologies to help us track visits to our Websites and to find out how Visitors use our site.
We may collect, use, and share (with Farm Bureau partners or service providers) precise location data, including the real-time location of your mobile device or fixed location device.
We also use analytics tools and other third party technologies, such as Google Analytics, to collect non-personal information in the form of various usage and user metrics when you visit our Website. These tools and technologies collect and analyze certain types of information, including cookies, IP addresses, device and software identifiers, referring and exit URLs, onsite behavior and usage information, feature use metrics and statistics, usage and purchase history, MAC address, mobile unique device ID, and other information. You may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.
Sharing Personal Information
We share limited personal information with third party service providers who assist us in the day-to-day operations of our organization. Additionally, we may share some of the information we obtain about you in order to allow you to access membership benefits which may suit your needs.
Safeguarding Personal Information
We have implemented physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of the personal information in our possession and to guard against unauthorized access. These include, among other things, procedures for controlling access to member and non-member information, building security, and information technology security measures, such as the use of passwords, encryption, and firewalls. Your password (when available) is a component of our security system. As such it is your responsibility to protect it. Do not share your password with any third parties. You are responsible for any access to your account information or to the Website through use of your password.
Farm Bureau may make changes to our online privacy policies occasionally. We recommend that Visitors to our Websites review our online privacy policies from time to time to learn of new privacy practices and changes to our policies.
Effective June 1, 2015
Last Updated January 6, 2016
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION, PLUS ANY ADDITIONAL TERMS OR CONDITIONS WITHIN THE WEBSITE ITSELF. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY BE REVISED AT ANY TIME BY UPDATING THIS POSTING. YOU ARE BOUND BY ANY SUCH REVISIONS AND SHOULD THEREFORE PERIODICALLY VISIT THIS PAGE TO REVIEW THE THEN CURRENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO WHICH YOU ARE BOUND. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.
1 ABOUT IOWA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation®, a national organization of farmers and ranchers which includes Farm Bureau® organizations in 49 other states and Puerto Rico. The Iowa Farm Bureau is responsible for Farm Bureau memberships and programs within the State of Iowa. Iowa Farm Bureau Federation programs and services are available to Farm Bureau Members within Iowa. The political views expressed (Visitor Submissions excluded) in these pages represent the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation's position on various issues as they relate to Iowa. The positions of the national Farm Bureau organization collectively are expressed through the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau and FB are registered service marks owned by the American Farm Bureau Federation. More information about the American Farm Bureau Federation can be found at
THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL SOFTWARE) ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, IOWA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY, "FARM BUREAU") DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. FARM BUREAU DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FARM BUREAU DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT FARM BUREAU) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF ALL EQUIPMENT, DATA, OR OTHER ITEMS. THE INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTIONS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL TERMS, EXCLUSIONS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, BUT ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. FARM BUREAU MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE MATERIALS AND THE PRODUCT INFORMATION AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE AND WITHOUT OBLIGATION TO UPDATE THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE.
3 RESTRICTIONS ON USE
Use of Website.
You shall use the WEBSITE for lawful purposes only. You shall not post or transmit through the WEBSITE any material that (i) violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, (ii) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, or (iii) encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law. You shall not: (i) post or transmit through the WEBSITE any material that contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services without Farm Bureau’s express prior written approval, or (ii) use the WEBSITE to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, without limitation, the solicitation of users to become subscribers of other on-line services. Any conduct by you that in Farm Bureau’s discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the WEBSITE will not be permitted.
Use of Materials.
This WEBSITE is owned and operated by Farm Bureau. Except as otherwise expressly permitted by Farm Bureau, no materials from this WEBSITE or any WEBSITE owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Farm Bureau may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. You may download material displayed on this WEBSITE for your personal non-commercial reference only provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use the content of this WEBSITE for public or commercial purposes, including the software, text, images, audio, and/or video without Farm Bureau's prior written permission. Farm Bureau neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on this WEBSITE will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with Farm Bureau. Use of any Farm Bureau trademarks as metatags on any third-party Website is strictly prohibited. You may not Co-Brand the Website or display the Website in frames (or any of the content via in-line links) without prior written permission from Farm Bureau. "Co-brand" means your display of any of the Intellectual Property, or your taking of other means of attribution or identification of Farm Bureau in such a manner reasonably likely to give a third party the impression that you or such third party has the right to display, publish or distribute the Website or any of its content. You agree to cooperate with Farm Bureau in causing any unauthorized co-branding, framing or linking to immediately cease. The Website and its content are not intended for children ages 13 and younger.
Use of Email.
At various points in the WEBSITE, we provide visitors the opportunity to contact us via email. Email messages are not encrypted. You acknowledge and agree that by providing Farm Bureau with any personal or confidential user information through the email function, you consent to the transmission of such personal or confidential user information through the public Internet, and understand that there are risks that this information could be viewed by other parties. You agree to adhere to procedures that we may establish to enhance the safety and confidentiality of transmissions of personal data over the Internet.
4 ONLINE ACCESS
For some Online Activities, Farm Bureau permits "Online Access," which includes the ability to use a personal computer equipped with an active connection to the Internet to create and access a Farm Bureau account and to perform certain transactions as available. Only one account is allowed per individual. In order to conduct some Online Activities, you agree to receive information applicable to your use of the Online Activities delivered to you electronically. These may include registrations, billings and payments, updates, notifications or other information that you request, transaction receipts, or any other documents ("Communications"). Your consent does not mean that Farm Bureau must provide the Communications electronically; Farm Bureau may, at its option, provide the Communications through non-electronic means. As part of the Online Activities, many of these Communications are made available to you in non-electronic form. If you wish to withdraw your consent to receive information electronically through your use of the Online Activities, you may discontinue your use of the Online Access.
We may collect your email address through your voluntary actions on our Website, including but not limited to your registration for Online Access, response to a survey, registration for an event, application for a grant, subscription to group email, renewal of your membership, or other online activities. If you supply us with your email address you may receive emails from us with information related to your online activities. You may also receive periodic email messages from us on other topics, such as benefits and services, meetings and events, legislative issues, advocacy alerts, election information, county Farm Bureau information, or other information which we believe may be valuable to you.
If you do not wish to receive email communications for a given topic please click on the link at the bottom of the email to “unsubscribe” to future emails of a given topic. Alternatively, you may contact your county Farm Bureau office or the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and ask to be removed from all future emails.
As part of the Online Activities, you may be given the option to sign certain Communications electronically by either checking the appropriate box or engaging in a similar online process as instructed online. You agree that by checking the appropriate box within or adjacent to the applicable Communication or engaging in a similar online electronic signature process, you are providing your electronic signature and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions in such Communication just as if you had signed your name to a paper document.
System Requirements for Access.
To obtain Online Access you will need:
- a personal computer or other access device with Internet access,
- a web bgrid-xser which is capable of supporting 128-bit SSL encryption,
- a unique email address, (email addresses already associated with another user cannot be used)
To receive, access, and reply to applicable Communications you will need:
- software that provides access to emails sent to your email address,
- software that lets you get and open Portable Document Format or "PDF" files, and
- the ability to download or print agreements and disclosures.
System Requirements to Retain Information.
To retain the Communications sent to you electronically for your records, your system must have the ability to either download (e.g., to your hard disk drive, floppy disk, CD-R, thumb drive/flash drive, etc.), print PDF files, or print web pages and embedded HTML files. In some cases, you may need to print, complete, and sign Communications with a pen, and then return them to Farm Bureau according to the instructions on the document. To do this, you must have a functioning printer connected to your personal computer or other access device which is able to print Communications and the instructions on plain, white 8½ x 11 inch paper.
5 TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS
All trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and icons are licensed or proprietary to Farm Bureau. Nothing contained on the WEBSITE should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on this WEBSITE without the prior written permission of Farm Bureau or such third party that may own the trademarks displayed on this WEBSITE. Your use of the trademarks displayed on this WEBSITE, or any other content on this WEBSITE, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited. Images displayed on this WEBSITE are either the property of, or used with permission by, Farm Bureau. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted herein. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. The materials on this WEBSITE are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials on this WEBSITE may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. If you breach any of these Terms and Conditions, your authorization to use this WEBSITE automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.
7 REFUND POLICY
Your Iowa Farm Bureau Membership is non-refundable. No exceptions will be made.
8 VISITOR SUBMISSIONS
All communications initiated by you (also defined herein as a "Visitor") and made to or through portions of the Website that permit uploading of questions, comments or other material are hereby considered "Visitor Submissions".
Visitor Submissions are not the views or opinions of Farm Bureau.
You agree not to submit any Visitor Submissions that infringe in any manner on the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or that contain privileged, confidential, proprietary or trade-secret information of any individual or entity, or that may violate the legal rights of any person or entity in any jurisdiction or locale. You may not submit materials that are or purport to be the personally identifiable information about others, such as full name, postal address, email address, telephone number or any other personal attribute which would constitute harassment or an invasion of privacy.
Visitor Submissions become the property of Farm Bureau and you grant Farm Bureau a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully transferable, sub-licensable and assignable right to use, edit, modify, adapt, translate, and/or reformat Visitor Submissions as necessary and for any purpose, anywhere in the world, including into those forms that may constitute advertising. If you submit a Visitor Submission, you are also hereby granting to Farm Bureau the non-exclusive right to seek enjoinment and possible damages from any third party who otherwise uses Visitor Submissions in an unauthorized way or through unauthorized reproduction of any Visitor Submission. Farm Bureau reserves the right and you agree to permit Farm Bureau to contact you by email regarding Visitor Submissions.
Visitor Submissions used, displayed or propagated by Farm Bureau or others licensed by Farm Bureau to use Visitor Submissions may be attributed to you unless the visitor has expressly requested anonymity. Farm Bureau reserves the right to select among the Visitor Submissions for the most appropriate material to be used, subject to Farm Bureau's sole discretion and judgment. Farm Bureau otherwise reserves the right to remove Visitor Submissions from the Website pursuant to its discretion and judgment, but maintains no obligation to do so.
Visitors also hereby agree to not redistribute or reproduce elsewhere Visitor Submissions in any manner or in any media, including the re-submission or republishing of any Visitor Submission on any other site not affiliated with Farm Bureau.
9 LINKED WEBSITES OR CONTENT
THIS WEBSITE MAY BE LINKED TO OTHER WEBSITES WHICH ARE NOT MAINTAINED BY FARM BUREAU. LINKS ON THIS WEBSITE TO SUCH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED SOLELY AS A CONVENIENCE TO YOU. IF YOU USE THESE LINKS, YOU WILL LEAVE THIS WEBSITE. FARM BUREAU HAS NOT REVIEWED ALL OF THESE THIRD-PARTY SITES AND DOES NOT CONTROL AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF THESE SITES OR THEIR CONTENT, NOR DOES THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK TO SUCH WEBSITES IMPLY APPROVAL OF OR ENDORSEMENT BY FARM BUREAU OF THE WEBSITES OR THE CONTENT THEREOF. THUS, FARM BUREAU DOES NOT ENDORSE OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THEM, OR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS FOUND THERE, OR ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USING THEM. IF YOU DECIDE TO ACCESS ANY OF THE THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
10 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Farm Bureau’s Liabilities.
WHILE FARM BUREAU USES REASONABLE EFFORTS TO INCLUDE ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS SOMETIMES OCCUR. FARM BUREAU MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY OF THIS WEBSITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL FARM BUREAU OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED AT THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF FARM BUREAU OR A FARM BUREAU AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL FARM BUREAU'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS. FARM BUREAU ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR Bgrid-xSING IN THE WEBSITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM THIS WEBSITE OR ANY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS WITH FARM BUREAU VIA EMAIL OR OTHERWISE. FARM BUREAU SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FAILURE, FAILURE OF COMMUNICATION LINES, TELEPHONE OR OTHER INTERCONNECTS, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, THEFT, OPERATIONAL ERROS, STRIKES OR OTHER LABOR PROBLEMS, OR ANY FORCE MAJEURE. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Farm Bureau has the right to deny you access and use of the Website and its content if you violate (as Farm Bureau may determine in its sole and absolute discretion) any provision of these Terms and Conditions. Farm Bureau reserves the right to seek all other remedies available at law and in equity. You agree, at your own expense, to defend, indemnify and hold Farm Bureau harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by a third party in connection with or arising out of your access to, or use of, the Website or any of its content in a manner other than as expressly authorized by these Terms and Conditions, your breach of these Terms and Conditions or your violation of applicable laws or any rights of any third party.
Use of Software.
Any software that is made available to download from this WEBSITE is the copyrighted work of Farm Bureau and/or its suppliers. Use of the software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the software ("License Agreement"). You may not download or install any software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you have read and accepted the terms of the License Agreement. REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION OF THE SOFTWARE IS PROHIBITED EXCEPT AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
Export of Software.
You acknowledge that any software available or provided to you on this WEBSITE may contain technology that is subject to strict controls by various agencies of the United States Government pursuant to United States export control laws and regulations. You hereby agree that you will not transfer or export such software from the United States (including, for example, providing such software to any foreign person or entity in the United States) or re-export such software outside the United States in violation of United States export laws and regulations. Farm Bureau does not authorize the downloading or exportation of any software or technical data from this WEBSITE to any jurisdiction prohibited by the United States export controls laws and regulations.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Farm Bureau and its directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of your use of the WEBSITE in violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use or any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
13 JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES
Farm Bureau administers this WEBSITE from its offices in West Des Moines, Iowa. Unless otherwise expressly set forth herein, Farm Bureau makes no representation that materials on this WEBSITE are appropriate or available for use in any location, including, without limitation, for use outside the United States, and access to the materials on this WEBSITE from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export or re-export the materials on this WEBSITE or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including, without limitation, U.S. export laws and regulations. Those who choose to access this WEBSITE do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Iowa, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. You consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in Polk County, Iowa and waive any objections or defenses based on lack of personal jurisdiction or venue.
14 ADDITIONAL TERMS
Except to the extent otherwise set forth in the Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions set forth the entire understanding between Farm Bureau and you with respect to your access to, use of, and/or submissions to the Website and its content and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding access and use.
If any portion of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unenforceable, the remaining sections of the Terms and Conditions will remain in effect.
Failure by Farm Bureau, in any instance, to exercise any of its rights under the Terms and Conditions will not constitute waiver of such right or any other rights under the Terms and Conditions.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Communications Director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (515) 225-5408. We continue to evaluate our efforts to protect personal information and make every effort to keep your personal information accurate and up to date. If you identify any error in your personal information or need to make a change to that information, please contact us and we will promptly update our records.
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Effective June 1, 2015
Last Updated January 6, 2016