Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the http(s)://, Farmers' Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) and FIRST LLC and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to FIRST include http(s)://(www.) and FIRST LLC. The FIRST website is a corn grain, soybean, and corn silage yield performance reporting site. By using the FIRST website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

FIRST may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by this website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the FIRST website. FIRST encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to FIRST so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. FIRST is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the FIRST website.

Use of your Personal Information

FIRST collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

FIRST DOES NOT SELL, RENT, OR LEASE ITS SUBSCRIBER LISTS TO THIRD PARTIES. FIRST may use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from FIRST. FIRST may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. FIRST may share data with trusted partners to send you email or postal mail. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to FIRST, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

FIRST will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on FIRST or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of FIRST; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of FIRST, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The FIRST website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page.

For example, if you personalize FIRST pages, or register with FIRST site or services, a cookie helps FIRST to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same FIRST website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the FIRST features that you customized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the FIRST services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

FIRST secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Children Under Thirteen

FIRST does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from FIRST by contacting us here:

Web page:

Email: [email protected]

Changes to this Statement

FIRST will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. FIRST encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how FIRST is protecting your information.

Contact Information

FIRST welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that FIRST has not adhered to this Statement, please contact FIRST at:

PO Box 1001 Urbana, IL 61803
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone number: 815.246.2112

Effective as of September 9, 2020