Farmland stewardship solution's Privacy and Security Policy

Farmland Stewardship Solutions, L.C. (“Farmland Stewardship Solutions”) has created this Privacy and Security Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of all transactions consummated on our website (the “Website”).  This Policy discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Website.  As this Policy may change from time to time, please check back periodically.
 
Collection
You can browse the Website without informing us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. Farmland Stewardship Solutions uses the information we collect when you register with us to process transactions.
 
When you register at Farmland Stewardship Solutions, we collect your name, email addresses, mailing address, credit card number, and expiration date. When you bid on a farm lease, you must enter the amount of your bid, your Farmland Stewardship Solutions User ID and your password. Only your User ID will be publicly available in the current winning bids history. You agree to comply with all applicable local laws and rules regarding online conduct and privacy.
 
Cookies
“Cookies” are pieces of information that are passed to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Farmland Stewardship Solutions uses cookies to recognize repeat visitors, to automatically enter your User ID in our bid form, and to provide additional features to make bidding on farm leases on the Website easier and more efficient. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can turn them off using your browser’s settings. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on the Website.
 
Sharing Data with Third Parties
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may share all available information about tenants that have won auctions with applicable landlords to enable such landlords to evaluate potential tenants. In addition, we may share your personal information with third parties such as escrow agents to facilitate transactions.
 
Further, as permitted by applicable law, Farmland Stewardship Solutions can (and you authorize us to) disclose your User ID, name, street, address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email, company and any other information in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity whenever Farmland Stewardship Solutions in its sole discretion believes necessary or appropriate. In the event Farmland Stewardship Solutions goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
 
Information You Share on the Website
Your User ID is displayed throughout the Website (and is available to the public), and is connected to all of your activity on the Website. Notices sent to other users of the Website about suspicious activity and policy violations on the Website refer to User IDs. If you associate your name with your User ID, the people to whom you have revealed your name may be able to personally identify your activities on the Website.
 
Third Party Advertising
Any ads appearing on the Website are delivered to you by ___________, our web advertising partner, and other third-party advertising companies. Information about your visits to the Website, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you. In the course of serving ads on the Website, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.
 
Links 
The Website may contain links to other websites. We provide these links for your convenience, but we do not review, control or monitor the privacy practices of websites operated by others. We are not responsible for the performance of these websites or for your business dealings with them. Your use of other websites is subject to the terms and conditions of those websites, including the privacy policies of those websites.
 
No Spam or Spyware
We do not tolerate spam or spyware. Please set your notification preferences so we communicate with you as you prefer. You may not use our communication tools to send spam to other users of the Website.

How Your Information Is Encrypted
There are certain areas on the Website where you may enter and submit additional information. Some of these areas are encrypted using SSL encrypted transmissions between your web browser and our web server. This is designed to reduce the chance that someone (for instance on your network at work or at your internet service provider) may try to compromise your private information as it travels from your web browser to our secure server. You will know when transmitted data is encrypted by a security notice when you enter an encrypted page, and by the presence of an icon on your browser. The web pages where you submit your account information, place a bid, and receive confirmation of a successful bid are all encrypted. In addition, your credit card information is encrypted within the Farmland Stewardship Solutions database and access to such information is restricted. This system is unique and designed to provide you with additional security when leasing farms on the Website.
 
Protecting Your User ID and Password 
Always keep your Farmland Stewardship Solutions account number and password secret. They are your only identification for bidding purposes and for purposes of creating listings on the Website. If you receive information about a bid you did not place or other questionable communications regarding your account, please contact Farmland Stewardship Solutions customer support immediately by email at info@farmlandstewards.com or by telephone at 515-243-9352. As a general matter, you should clear your browser’s cache and sign out of the Website when you are done surfing it.