The Climate Corporation Privacy Q&A
The Climate Corporation and our affiliates respect our customers’ privacy. That’s why it’s important to us that you understand how we’ll use the personal and farming information you share with us to enable The Climate Corporation’s products and services.
- Respect that you own the information you provide to us, including the data generated from the farming equipment you operate.
- Allow you to delete your information from our systems upon request.
- Climate Pro, Climate Basic, FieldView, FieldView Plus, FieldScripts, Solum and other farm management, decision support and precision agriculture services described at www.climate.com, precisionplanting.com, fieldscripts.com and solum.ag.
- Precision Planting farming equipment described at precisionplanting.com; and
- Federal crop insurance, crop hail insurance, and other insurance products described at www.climate.com.
Do you own my information once I provide it to you?
How will you use my information?
Your Information will be used to deliver, administer and enhance the Climate Corporation Service Platform products and services that you actually purchase. We may also use Your Information to communicate with you about our products and services, but you can opt out at any time.
We will not use Your Information for any other purpose unless you give us permission, except when we’re legally required to or to protect our legal rights. For example, we will not sell Your Information, use it to speculate on commodities or use it to help seed producers set seed prices.
Who has access to the information I provide?
We and our Service Providers have access to Your Information, unless you choose to provide others access to information on your Climate account. "Service Providers" are companies, and consultants we work with to support our business operations, like website hosting, data analysis, software development and other services. Those Service Providers agree not to use or disclose Your Information other than to provide their services for us. Monsanto’s seed and chemistry sales organizations will not be able to use Your Information to market those products to you.
Will you voluntarily share my personal or farming information with government agencies?
Will you sell my information or use it to speculate on commodities in an attempt to manipulate the market?
Will my information be aggregated? If so, how will this aggregated data be used?
We may create "Aggregated Information" by combining Your Information with information that other customers choose to share with us and with information obtained from other sources, such that your specific information won’t be reasonably identifiable. Examples of Aggregated Information include summary pest and disease reports for a customer’s region, average yield by practice in a customer’s county, and average input costs for all growers in a customer’s state.
Aggregated Information will be used to deliver, administer, develop and enhance Climate Corporation Service Platform products and services and to make general marketing or advertising statements about our products or services, such as the input costs saved or yield loss mitigated from Climate Pro advisor recommendations. We will not use Aggregated Information for any other purposes without your permission, except when legally required or to protect our legal rights. For example, we will not use it to speculate on commodities or to help seed producers set seed prices.
Since The Climate Corporation is owned by Monsanto Company, will my information be used to influence seed pricing? What about for seed pricing by other companies?
Will my information be used by Monsanto Company to sell me seed?
Can I delete my information from Climate Corporation Service Platform systems?
Will you let me export my information from your systems to transfer it to a different agronomic services or precision agriculture company?
Yes. We plan to design the Climate Corporation Service Platform to allow you to extract your data at any time and send it to another service provider.
The Open Ag Data Alliance (OADA), of which The Climate Corporation is a founding participant, is working to provide data standards and formats to make it easier for you to move your data from a service provider and have it easily work on another service provider’s platform. Visit openag.io for more information about OADA.