Privacy Policy

Acumen, LLC Privacy Policy

Summary – From the President, Steve Killpack

Our mission is to make your information more meaningful to YOU.  Let’s face it, this whole data privacy thing in ag is really a pain in the neck.  All the talk about Big Data changing agriculture is wrong.  Big Data, aggregated data, average data or whatever you want to call it, will do just that; keep you average.  Let’s free ourselves from the promise of Big Data and start focusing on YOUR DATA.  You are an individual that has been farming for 1 year or 30 years and we know that YOUR DATA can help you make better decisions.  We want to encourage you to look inside your own fences to understand what YOU can do to make better decisions. There are so many companies with unknown intentions, who gets what data, how is the data being used, what are they doing with it?  I get it, so let’s keep this simple and let’s work together.

My commitment to you:

CLEARLY DEFINE OUR INTENTIONS

  • Our goal is to make you more profitable, while ultimately you are responsible for what happens on your farming operation, we believe we can help take YOUR data coupled with our process to create a seamless inflow and outflow of customized reports and recommendations specific for YOU.
  • If you are successful, we will be successful.

WHO GETS THE DATA?

  • YOU get to control your data and make it meaningful. So many times, I hear farmers tell me how much data they capture but they don’t know what to do with it.  We make information that YOU capture meaningful.
  • We will never share your personal information unless you have granted us permission to do so. Period, end of discussion.
  • If we ever share information publicly it will always be aggregated together, meaning no one will know where you farm or how you farm, they will just know the average of farms in an area or performance by a geography. We will only share information publicly if the information cannot be disseminated into personal information, the pool of information is large enough that someone couldn’t find where you live.

HOW IS THE DATA BEING USED?

  • We will use the information that we gather to collectively get more intelligent, to improve your farming operation as information has improved mine and to improve our offerings so we may better serve you.

WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH THE DATA?

  • We are getting more intelligent by analyzing your data and testing new concepts on our research farm that we then share with YOU say that you can become more intelligent too. Again, we never share personal information, only aggregated information or information that growers have consented to sharing. We will never use your data to directly compete with you and it is our highest priority to help other farmers be profitable.

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Acumen, LLC and any of Acumen’s subsidiaries (acumen.ag). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
    2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
    3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
    4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection and Use
You are the sole owner of the raw data created from your site specific data which we have only been granted access to/collect this information that you voluntarily give us via email or via your Acumen user account.  We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.  We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order, deliver rx, reports, etc.  We are the owners of any information created for or within the site, including trade secrets, publicly marketed programs, and services.  We have granted the user permission to use our reports and recommendations to make more calculated decisions for their farm.
Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Sharing
We may choose to share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
And/or:
We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.
And/or:
We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Registration
In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.

Orders
We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

Cookies
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Links
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

No Guarantees

We make no guarantees; expressed or warrantied that the reports and recommendations that we make will lead to a change in outcome.  Other factors such as, Acts of God, weather, disease, seed selection, fertility, nitrogen loss, excessive rain, drought, pests, etc may influence the outcome of our reports and recommendations.  The information we deliver is solely for educational purposes.  The user acknowledges that farming is a risky business and that they have entered into this agreement knowing that it is their sole responsibility to acknowledge, implement, and utilize practices that suit their farming operation.  Knowing the nature of farming, the user agrees to free Acumen, Acumen Agronomics or any of its subsidiaries from liability associated with financial loss or loss of yield related to the outcome of the users farming operation.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email @ acumenag@gmail.com.

2020 Yeti Cooler and Membership Sweepstakes

Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Official Sweepstakes Name:  2020 Yeti Cooler and Membership Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCESOF WINNING.

Eligibility

This 2020 Yeti Cooler and Membership Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to all natural persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old at time of entry. Void outside the USA, in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other United States territories and possessions. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law

Sponsorship

The Sweepstakes sponsor is Acumen, LLC (“Sponsor”), located at 24384 Whippoorwill Rd, Neola, IA 51559. Sponsor and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration, judging or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, the immediate family members of such individuals, are not eligible to participate. Sponsor will conduct the Sweepstakes substantially as described in these Official Rules.

Entry Period

This Sweepstakes begins on 2/27/2020 at 9:00 AM CST and ends on 2/29/2020 at 12:00 PM CST (“Entry Period”).

How to Enter

During the Entry Period, visit the Sweepstakes registration page located on Sponsor’s website at acumen.ag follow the instructions to electronically complete and submit the Sweepstakes entry form. You will be asked to provide basic contact information, including your name, street address, phone number, and email address. (NOTE: You must complete all required fields of the entry form with information that is valid on the date of the drawing to be eligible). If entering the Sweepstakes via Twitter, you must be the owner of the email account associated with the Twitter account from which your entry is made. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. You understand you are providing your information to Sponsor and/or Administrator and not to Twitter. All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned.

Limitations on Entries

LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER EMAIL ADDRESS unless utilizing the additional Twitter Rules. No third party entry or entry through any sweepstakes service is permitted. Any person who attempts or otherwise encourages the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage multiple or false entries, as determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified. Use of robotic entry devices is strictly prohibited.

Twitter Rules

Additional chances to win through Twitter

  • Follow us on Twitter @Acumen_Ag and receive 1 additional entry
  • Mention @Acumen_Ag and receive 1 additional entry
  • Tweet a Selfie with Kelly Garrett and mention @ Acumen_Ag and @KellyGarrett75 and receive 1 additional entry as well as qualify for a 1 year membership.

Twitter’s purpose is to serve the public conversation. Violence, harassment and other similar types of behavior discourage people from expressing themselves, and ultimately diminish the value of global public conversation. Our rules are to ensure all people can participate in the public conversation freely and safely.  Twitter policy may be found at https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-rules

Additional Twitter Rules

Do not create multiple accounts

If people create a lot of accounts in order to enter a contest more than once, they’re liable to get all of their accounts suspended. Please be sure to include a rule stating that anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.

Do not post the same Tweet repeatedly

Posting duplicate, or near duplicate, updates or links is a violation of the Twitter Rules and jeopardizes search quality. Please don’t set rules to encourage lots of duplicate updates (e.g., “whoever Retweets this the most wins”).  Your contest or sweepstakes could cause people to be automatically filtered out of Twitter search. We recommend setting clear contest rules stating that multiple entries in a single day will not be accepted.

Mention @Acumen_Ag in their update so you can see all the entries

When it comes to picking a winner, you’ll want to see all the contestants. If the updates mention you, you’ll be able to see all the updates in your Notifications timeline (learn more about replies and mentions). Simply running a public search may not show every single update, and some contestants may be filtered from search for quality.

Hashtags to use

You might decide to have people include relevant hashtag topics along with the updates (e.g., #AcumenROI or #Garrett2020 or #Acumen_Ag). Keep in mind that hashtag topics need to be relevant to the update; encouraging people to add your hashtag to totally unrelated updates might cause them to violate the Twitter Rules.

Drawing

Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries collected during the Entry Period taking place on or about March 4th, 2020 at Sponsor’s principal place of business. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions and interpretations on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or winner and may refuse to award a prize to a person who is not eligible or has violated a rule, gained unfair advantage in the Sweepstakes, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. If there is a dispute about the identity of an entrant, prize will be awarded to the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by the internet service provider responsible for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with Sweepstakes rules, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be awarded the prize in a separate random drawing. Winner will be notified by telephone. Inability of Sponsor to contact winner by telephone within seventy two (72) hours after selection, may result in disqualification of winner and an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing at Sponsor’s discretion. Prize will be sent to winner by U.S. mail within fourteen (14) days after winner has been notified and accepted the prize. If prize is returned as undeliverable, then prize will be forfeited and another winner will be randomly drawn.

Prizes

Ten (10) ) Acumen Ag Memberships will be awarded, which consists of: 1 Year Membership to Acumen.ag Profitability Suite and Budget tools.  Future versions of software may not be eligible. Valued at $499. USD.

1 (1): Yeti Backpack cooler valued at $299.00 USD.

1 (1):  Yeti 18 pack cooler valued at $299.00 USD.

1 (1):  Yeti 12 pack cooler valued at $265.00 USD.

If there is a dispute about the identity of an entrant, prize will be awarded to the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by the internet service provider responsible for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with Sweepstakes rules, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be awarded the prize in a separate random drawing. Winner will be notified by email. Inability of Sponsor to contact winner by email within seventy two (72) hours after selection, may result in disqualification of winner and an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing at Sponsor’s discretion. Prize will be sent to winner by U.S. mail within twenty-one (21) days after winner has been notified and accepted the prize. If prize is returned as undeliverable, then prize will be forfeited and another winner will be randomly drawn.

Odds

The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received, according to the eligibility requirements in the Sweepstakes. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE ANY SPONSOR-OWNED WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION OR RELATED SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE, THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE INTERFERE WITH OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

General Terms

By entering this Sweepstakes, you promise to abide by the Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse, disqualify or withdraw any entry at any time. Sponsor will not be responsible for any injury, damage or loss of any kind arising out of your participation in the Sweepstakes. YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY OR ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, INJURIES, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting prize, winner grants Sponsor a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use winner’s name, photograph, voice, and/or likeness without further authorization, compensation, or remuneration of any kind for advertising, promotion and other publicity purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world.

Winner’s

The name of winners is available within seven (7) days after the close of the Sweepstakes. To receive the name of the winners, where permitted by law, or a printed copy of the Sweepstakes Official Rules, please contact Sponsor by email at acumenag@gmail.com