Privacy Policy

AFBF values individual privacy and we want to give our website visitors the opportunity to know what information we collect about them and how they can limit the use of personally-identifiable information beyond the purposes for which they first provided it. At all times, however, AFBF reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order), to protect AFBF’s rights or property, including without limitation in the event of a transfer of control of AFBF substantially all of either of their assets, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.

Types of Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personally Identifiable Information

If you are over the age of 13, we may collect your name, address, phone number and email address if you communicate that information to us voluntarily. We will not share your personally identifiable information with anyone outside AFBF and its affiliated companies.

We may use this information to respond to an email or other inquiry or request, to help improve our website and our services, to customize your experience at our website, or to send updates or notices about our organization. We may also combine this information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify visitors’ preferences or interests.

If you decide to participate in the Farm Bureau Rural Challenge (the “Challenge”), you will be required to provide personal contact information including your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.  You will also be required to provide your business name and description, your home county and state, an executive summary of your new business idea, and up to six relevant photos with captions.  You may also voluntarily provide your gender age group and race. (collectively, Your Challenge Information”).

Your Challenge Information will be shared and used confidentiality by the staff of AFBF, as well as judges for the Challenge.  

If you are chosen as a Finalist (as determined by the rules of the Challenge, you agree that your image, name and hometown may be copyrighted, used and/or published individually or in conjunction with other photography, video works and records, in any medium, including print publications, public and private broadcasts and websites, for any lawful purpose, including, trade, exhibition, illustration, promotion, publicity, advertising and electronic publications of any/all types.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, when you visit our Site, we may also collect information that is non-personally identifiable information or information that, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser or computer operating system you use, the date and time you visited our Site, the pages you accessed, the name of the website from which you linked to our Site and other anonymous data involving your use of our Site. We use this information to analyze trends and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This information is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

How We Use Cookies

We may send “cookies” to your computer and use other technologies to enhance your online experience, help us recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the Site, and track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that can lead to website improvements. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you can deny or accept the cookie feature using a simple procedure available in most browsers. If you block cookies, however, you may lose some website functionality.

Data Integrity and Security

We make reasonable commercial efforts to keep any information you provide as secure as possible. Only authorized employees or agents are permitted to have access to personally identifiable data about website visitors, and that access is limited to what is reasonably needed to perform an employee’s responsibilities, such as providing updates or notices or customer service. Your password (if issued) 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.

Third Party Collectors of Information

This Privacy Statement addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Any information you disclose to a third party, such as other users or advertisers, is subject to that party’s Privacy Statement. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.