Cargill Ag Marketing Services' Commitment To Privacy

Welcome to (this "Site"). Cargill Ag Marketing Services ("Cargill Ag Marketing Services," "we," "us" and "our") provides this Site as a service to you.

Your privacy is important to us. We have created this Online Privacy Policy (this "Privacy Policy") so that you will know how we protect your privacy when you use this Site.

This Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Use. To review our Terms of Use, please click here.

Scope of This Privacy Policy

Personal Information

This Privacy Policy applies only to the "personal information" we collect through this Site. "Personal information" is information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us.

Public Areas and Password-Protected Areas
This Site includes areas that are open to all visitors and password-protected areas, such as the Cargill Ag Marketing Services online account management service (the "Service"), that may be accessed only by Cargill Ag Marketing Services "account owners" and other authorized users (collectively, "Authorized Users"). This Privacy Policy applies to both the public areas of this Site and the password-protected areas of this Site.

Your Consent

Please take a few minutes to review this Privacy Policy. By accessing or using this Site, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.


Changes to This Privacy Policy

As we add new features and functionality to this Site, we may need to update or revise this Privacy Policy. We therefore reserve the right to update or revise this Privacy Policy, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version on this Site. These changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on this Site. They will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised version. Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your consent to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. For this reason, it is important to review this Privacy Policy regularly.

If we modify this Privacy Policy, we will provide a notice on the home page for at least 30 days after the new effective date. In addition, we will post a notice on the Account Summary page of Service for at least 30 days after the new effective date to alert Authorized Users of the Service.

You may access the current version of this Privacy Policy at any time by clicking on the link marked "Privacy Policy" at the bottom of each page of this Site.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 16, 2014.

Privacy Notices

This Privacy Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by "Privacy Notices" posted on the pages of this Site on which we collect your personal information. Generally, Privacy Notices provide details about the personal information we collect on particular pages or particular areas of this Site, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information.

Agreements Governing Your Use of Password-Protected Areas of This Site

When you register to use the Service or any other password-protected area of this Site, you will be asked to agree (by checking a box or clicking on a button) to special terms governing your use of the password-protected area. This type of agreement is referred to as a "click-through agreement". If any of the terms of the click-through agreement are different than the terms of this Privacy Policy, the terms of the click-through agreement will supplement or amend this Privacy Policy, but only with respect to the matters governed by the click-through agreement.

What Personal Information Do We Collect Through This Site?

Information You Provide. We collect the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide (about yourself and others) when you use this Site. The information we collect depends on how you use our Sites. For example, if you communicate with us using the "Contact Us" feature, we collect the information you provide when you complete the "Contact Us" form. If you provide production information when you use the Service, we will add that information to your account information.

Information Provided by Others. From time to time, we may supplement the information you give us with information from third parties. For example, we may supplement your profile with demographic information that is supplied to us for each zip code in our database.

Information We Collect Through Other Channels. We may supplement the information you give us with information we collect through other channels. This is especially true if you are an Authorized User of the Service. For example, an account owner may register to use the Service and designate Authorized Users using a paper registration form. The information on that form will be added to the database that supports the online Service.

Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your Web browser. This information typically includes the IP address of your Internet service provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.

This information does not identify you personally. Generally, we analyze this information to improve our Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. Generally, we do not link the information sent by your browser to information that identifies you personally. We do, however, review our server logs – which contain visitors' IP addresses – for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into our network. If we suspect criminal activity, we may share our server logs with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.

Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use "cookies" and other Web technologies to collect information and support certain features of this Site. For example, we use these technologies to

  • collect information about the ways visitors use this Site ? which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
  • support the features and functionality of this Site – for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits to this Site;
  • personalize your experience when you use this Site.

Generally, the information we collect using these Web technologies does not identify you personally. If, however, you have created a user identity, for example, by signing up to use the Service, we may link this information we collect using Web technologies to other information that identifies you personally.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave this Site. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit this Site, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of this Site.

How Does Cargill Ag Marketing Services Use Your Personal Information?

Generally. We use the personal information we collect through this Site

  • to provide the products, information and services you request;
  • for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
  • to provide you with effective customer service;
  • to provide you with a personalized experience when you use this Site;
  • to display personalized advertising when you visit this Site;
  • to contact you with special offers and other information we believe will be of interest to you;
  • to contact you with information and notices related to your use of our Site;
  • to invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us;
  • to better understand your needs and interests;
  • to improve the content, functionality and usability of our websites;
  • to improve our products and services;
  • to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; and
  • for any other purpose identified in an applicable Privacy Notice or other agreement between you and us.

Production Information. If you provide production information to us, we use that information to derive charts and graphs showing how much you have sold and delivered to us and any remaining balances. We may also strip your production information of any information that identifies you personally and combine it with production information provided by other account owners to generate statistics and reports.

To Whom Do We Disclose Personal Information?

We may share the personal information we collect through our Sites as described below:

Our Service Providers. We share personal information with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide website support services to us. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality and security of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide services on our behalf.

Business Transfers. Your personal information may be transferred to a company that has acquired the stock or assets of Cargill Ag Marketing Services, a member of the Cargill Ag Marketing Services family of businesses, or an operating division, for example, as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization or liquidation. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring company's use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.

Compliance With Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. For example, if you have used the password-protected area of this Site to execute a contract electronically, information about that transaction may be provided to Federal and state regulators. We may also disclose personal information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce or apply our online Terms of Use or other agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.

As Described in a Privacy Notice. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any Privacy Notice posted on the Web page where you provide that information. By providing your personal information on that Web page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in that Privacy Notice.

As Described in a Click-Through Agreement. If you enter personal information on a password-protected area of our Site, we may disclose personal information as described in the agreement governing your use of the password-protected area.

What Choices Do You Have?

We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. In most cases, we will ask you to indicate your choices at the time we collect your personal information. We will also include an "opt-out" link in any promotional email we send you so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive promotional email from us in the future. If you are an Authorized User of the Service, you may update some of your privacy choices by changing the settings on your profile page.

How Can You Update or Correct Your Personal Information?

If you are an Authorized User of the Service, you may update certain personal information online using the features and functionality of the Service. In some cases, however, you may need our help. For example, you may review certain account information, such as who may have access to your account, on your profile page, but you must contact us to change that information. Generally, you should contact your local Cargill Ag Marketing Services office for assistance, but you may also contact us via email at When you update your account settings, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records.


SSL Protection. When you log in to use password-protected areas of this Site, we require that a secure connection between your computer and our server be established. We use an encryption technology called Secure Socket Layers (SSL). A secure connection is maintained until you leave the secure area of the Site. Although we use SSL encryption to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information as it travels over the Internet, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet and we cannot guarantee the safety of transmitting personal information over the Internet.

Password Protection. Certain areas of this Site are password-protected. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords. We have the right to assume that anyone accessing this Site using a password assigned to you has the right to do so. You will be solely responsible for the activities of anyone accessing this Site using a password assigned to you, even if the individual is not, in fact authorized by you. If you have reason to believe that your password has been compromised or used without authorization, you must promptly change it using the functionality provided on this Site.

Children's Privacy

This Site is not directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not use this Site to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to children under the age of 13. If we learn that someone under 13 has provided personally identifiable information through this Site, we will use reasonable efforts to remove that information from our databases.

Questions About Our Privacy Practices

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices:

  • Send an e-mail to and write "Privacy" in the subject line
  • Write to us at
Cargill Ag Marketing Services
P.O. Box 9300, MS 19
Wayzata, MN 55440-9300