Privacy Statement


Independent Data Management LLC (or “IDM”) is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of any personal information and farm data received. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and protect information provided through MyAgData. "Personal information" for purposes of this Policy means information that identifies you, such as your name, addresses, phone number, or email address. “Farm Data” means information that identifies your farm, fields, crop, or yield. 

IDM ensures your data is secure to guard against identify theft and provide security for your personal information and farm data. MyAgData is implemented in the Microsoft Azure cloud which has received FedRAMP certification (http://cloud.cio.gov/fedramp) to ensure secure cloud computing for the Government.

Data privacy and protection in agriculture is evolving. We annually review our privacy and security policies and adapt them as necessary to address new challenges. Changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and so you are encouraged to review this webpage regularly. If you maintain an account with IDM, you will be notified of any changes to this Privacy Policy when you log in to your account at which time IDM will request your acknowledgement of the changes.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at support@MyAgData.com.

  1. Types of Information & Farm Data We Collect
  2. How We Use Information & Farm Data (the "Purposes")
  3. What We Do Not Do with Your Farm Data
  4. Disclosure of your Information to Protect our Rights or if Required by Law

1. Types of Information & Farm Data We Collect

MyAgData collects "Personal Information" and "Farm Data."

Personal Information is information that can be used to identify, locate or contact you. We collect contact Information that allows us to identify and to communicate with you, such as your name, phone number, username, mailing address, and email address.

We collect the following types of Farm Data:

  • Farm, Tract, and Field information required to identify your farms to the USDA.
  • Crop Insurance Policy information required to tie your farm data to your policy units.
  • Farm data generated by, collected by, or stored in your farm equipment or any hardware or device interfacing with your equipment. This includes as applied and yield data used to complete USDA acreage reporting.

The transferring of Farm Data to IDM does not mean ownership of the Farm Data is transferred to IDM. As between the farmer and IDM, the farmer retains ownership of his/her/its Farm Data.


2. How We Use Information & Farm Data (the "Purposes")

MyAgData uses Personal Information and Farm Data for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Customer Support: to validate the caller is who they are in order to avoid disclosure of personal information to a 3rd party;
  • Product Support: to answer your questions about the use of MyAgData® for reporting; and
  • Acreage Reporting: to complete the acreage reporting process by the service provider or the grower and to send only required data to the crop insurance company or the USDA.

3. What We Do Not Do with Your Farm Data

We do not use your Personal Information or Farm Data beyond what we are contractually obligated to do for you including:

  • We do not sell your Personal Information or Farm Data.
  • We do not use your Personal Information or Farm Data to advertise or market to you.
  • We do not use your Personal Information or Farm Data to sell you additional products or services.

We will not allow any third party access to your information other than is required to provide to you services. We will use our best efforts to ensure that all such third parties accessing your information have in place a privacy policy substantially similar to, if not more protective of your Personal Information than, this Privacy Policy.


4. Disclosure of your Information to Protect our Rights or if Required by Law

Notwithstanding the foregoing, IDM reserves the right to share or disclose your personal information when IDM determines, in its sole discretion that the disclosure of such information is necessary or appropriate:

  • To enforce our rights against you or in connection with a breach by you of this Privacy Policy or the MyAgData Terms of Use;
  • To prevent prohibited or illegal activities; or
  • When required by any applicable law, rule regulation, subpoena or other legal process.

Upon request, and after providing satisfactory proof of identity, you will be given access to the Personal Information and Farm Data you have provided in the original format. We retain original farm data for 7 years to meet audit retention requirements. Personal Information and Farm Data can be retrieved by contacting Customer Service via email at info@myagdata.com or calling (888) 510-1299.


5. Notification in the event of a breach of security

We will notify you of any breach in cyber security that results in the unauthorized acquisition by a third party of your Personal Information or Farm Data.



Last Updated:  February 27, 2016