We collect no personal information from you when you visit our site unless you provide it to us. Any information you give to us is treated confidentially, and is not provided or sold to third parties.
If you visit our site only to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
You may elect to provide us with personal information via E-mail or via online forms. This information is used internally, as appropriate, to handle your request. Information you provide to us is not disseminated or sold to other organizations. We may share the information with government agencies enforcing the law. In other limited circumstances, including requests from private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit. Note that email is not necessarily secure against interception. Data submitted via forms on our site will get to us through our internal network, but an email you send to us will travel over the Internet first. If you are concerned about the security of the information you send to us, you should send it via postal mail.
This Farm Credit web site is not directed towards children. Farm Credit does not intend to collect personally identifiable information from children without permission from the child’s parent or guardian. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be removed, you may contact us and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.
For Web site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Some areas of our web site may use a “cookie” temporarily stored in your computer’s memory to allow the web server to store preferences you set within the site, and to know if you have visited the site before. The information stored in the “cookie” is used only by our web site when you return to display the information you have set.