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OUR COMMITMENT

Our Commitment is to provide you with agricultural loan financing and other quality financial products and services. We obtain and use information about you to do so. We appreciate and respect the trust you show in providing information to us. We value our relationship with you, therefore, explaining to you how we collect, use and protect customer information is important to us.

WHY WE COLLECT CUSTOMER INFORMATION

We collect customer information to identify you, confirm facts about you, help us assess requests for financial products and services, and deliver financial products and services to you.

CUSTOMER INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may get customer information from a variety of sources, such as:

  • Information you, or others on your behalf, provide on applications and other forms, including identifying information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and social security number and credit related information such as your assets, income, and liabilities.
  • Information from consumer reporting agencies such as credit history and capacity.
  • Information from outside sources like employers, marketing firms and others sources, such as demographic data.
PROTECTING CUSTOMER INFORMATION

Safeguarding customer information is important to us. We use systems, policies and procedures to maintain the accuracy of customer information and to protect it from loss, misuse, or alteration. Customer information is accessible by appropriate personnel who have a business need for the information. We provide training and communication programs to educate our personnel about the meaning and requirements of this privacy notice.

DEALER SECURITY INFORMATION

Our certified dealers are issued a user id and password to the online account access area. Each and every certified dealer is solely responsible for ensuring that only authorized employeeís of their organization may utilize the assigned id and password to access the online input application. The Cooperative Finance Association, Inc. shall not be and is not responsible for any loss, claim or other liability that may arise from the unauthorized use of nay id or password. If a userís password is lost of stolen, it is the dealer/userís responsibility to notify The Cooperative Finance Associations, Inc. about the lost or stolen id and password so that it can be disabled and a new id and password and be assigned. It is also the dealers responsibility to info CFA when a certified lender is no longer with the organization, so that CFA and disable that id and password.

The Cooperative Finance Association, Inc. authorized dealers have been granted access to submit online applications on behalf of CFA’s Production Ag loan officers. This information submitted online is held with the utmost confidentiality and security. CFA complies with federal regulations that prohibits the unauthorized use of your information. The data submitted is securely transmitted to an authorized secure server, where at the least a 128-bit encryption or higher is used to protect your data.

The transmission of this website material shall not be construed to grant a license of any type under any patents, copyright, or trademark owned or controlled by The Cooperative Finance Association, Inc.

The information in this website is provided as is without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. CFA shall not be responsible for error or omissions in this website. Although this site may contain links to other websites, these links are provided as a convenience. Such links are not under the control of The Cooperative Finance Association, Inc. and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. This inclusion of any link does not imply endorsements by The Cooperative Finance Association, Inc. of the site, and The Cooperative Finance Association, Inc. shall not have responsibility for information, which is referenced by or linked to this website.

HOW WE SECURE YOUR INFORMATION

  • We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, which automatically encrypts information you input.
  • We use encryption to protect your information contained in our customer list.
  • We use a firewall to protect against unlawful intrusion.
  • We limit access to your information on a need to know basis.
  • It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
  • No system can guarantee absolute security, just as the finest lock cannot guarantee physical security. However, we take every reasonable precaution to assure that your data is secure.
  • Another layer of protection would be for you to subscribe to a third-party personal identity theft security service (e.g., LifeLock, Trusted ID, ID Watchdog, Identity Guard)

HOW WE USE CUSTOMER INFORMATION

We use customer information to meet your requests for financial products and services, administering accounts, develop new financial products and services and comply with legal requirements. We also use customer information to determine which products or services might be of interest to you.

In striving to serve you, we sometimes share customer information with others so they may help us by providing services to us or by providing services on our behalf or jointly with us to you. We don't sell personal information about you to unrelated companies for their independent use. We do share information as permitted by law. In the past, our customers were asked if they wanted to "opt out" of information sharing. However, because we limit our sharing as described in this notice, there is no reason for you to provide us an opt out request. We automatically "opt" you out of all sharing services with companies and organizations not affiliated with us or working with us on your behalf.