This policy and accompanying legal information describes the fair information practices which govern the collection, maintenance, use and disclosure of personal information on or from the Farmers Electric Cooperative, Inc. web page.
The information provided on this site has been provided for the convenience of our members and other persons affiliated with Farmers Electric (“Cooperative”). The Cooperative assumes no responsibility or liability of any kind for the accuracy or content of this site. Visitors who rely on the information set forth in the Cooperative’s web page do so solely at their own risk.
Information that the Cooperative gathers from this website, including your email address, name, residential address or any activities associated with the Cooperative will not be given to any outside party, unless as otherwise provided hereafter.
The Cooperative is committed to providing you with the highest quality of electric service. While personal information about you is fundamental to our ability to do this, your privacy is also of utmost importance to us.
Information you provide electronically to the Cooperative through use of this website or directly by email transmission may be shared among Farmers Electric staff and support services as necessary in order to respond to your request. Once information reaches the correct office, it will be used in the same manner as comparable information collected in other ways.
Otherwise, we restrict access to non-public personal information for all member-consumers to only those employees or affiliates who need to know specific information to provide products and services to a member/consumer.
The Cooperative maintains its website and its information with technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification, and improper disclosure. No computer system can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard. The Cooperative provides reasonable and appropriate security to protect against foreseeable risk.
Routine emails sent to the Cooperative through this website or otherwise is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication contains personal information that you consider sensitive, you may not want to use email.
The Cooperative could be required to disclose personal information in response to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order. Any record keeper faces this possibility. Disclosures may also be appropriate to protect the Cooperative’s legal rights or during emergencies where physical safety is at risk. Farmers Electric believes that these events are unlikely, but they are possible. The Cooperative will take reasonable steps to limit the scope and consequences of any of these disclosures.