Policy and Terms

Terms of Use

Your use of the myFields site, including any of the information or services offered through the myFields site is subject to the following Terms of Use. We may modify these Terms at any time without prior notice to you by posting revised Terms on this Site. Your use of this Site constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms, including any modifications.

You understand and agree that you must be over the age of eighteen (18) to subscribe to register with myFields for purposes of contributing data. Remember that any contact information provided by you will be used only for e-mail announcements, area alerts and mailings from myFields. The number and content of announcements and mailings e-mailed by myFields to you will be kept to a minimum. 

You understand and agree that the Services of this Site may include communications such as service announcements and administrative messages from myFields team members authorized to make such communications from the Site, and that these communications are considered part of the Services. You will not be able to opt out of receiving these messages as long as you continue to use the Site. These types of communications are not intended to include advertisements, and this Site is not to be used for the purpose of generating mass distribution of spam e-mails. Because operation of the Site involves the assignment of roles to users that will govern their level of use and access to various portions of the Site, users can not opt out of receiving notifications regarding announcements and administrative messages from the Site.

For further questions and assistance, the myFields team and can be reached using the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the Site homepage. The myFields program is funded and operated through a cooperative agreement between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Kansas State Univeristy.

 General Privacy Policy

You are able to visit the myFields site without identifying who you are or providing any personal information. If you do decide to register to facilitate reporting of pest data, etc., contributing content to the site, we will not sell, trade, or give away your personal information, which includes your name, location, e-mail address, and suggestions or comments made by e-mail. The content on the Site, limited to your contributed data, may be shared with research collaborators from other institutions having a need to interact with or obtain content from the Site for research purposes.

 Content on the Site

The myFields Site includes content that is created by various contributors to the Site. All materials published on the Site, including, but not limited to, written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, sound or video clips, and animation, are protected by copyrights or trademarks. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or in any way exploit any of the materials or content on the Site in whole or in part, except for your own personal use, or for the purposes for which the Site is established (such as dissemination of integrated pest management and information). The use of any material or content from the Site in a presentation or technical documentation must include an appropriate reference (i.e., source: URL address), and proper attribution of authorship.

Portions of the Site are viewable on the Internet by the public. However, the Site does not allow the public at large to make contributions or view data that is contributed to the Site. Access to other (non-public) portions of the Site is available only for registered users. The level of access available to any user receiving a username and password will depend upon the role of each user. The myFields team reserves the right to impose requirements and conditions applicable to the assignment of roles, and to set or modify the level(s) of access for each role.

 Your Content Contributed to the Site

Any material, including but not limited to registration information, data, text, graphics, models, displays, calculations, reports, or commentaries that you upload, post, transmit, e-mail, or otherwise make available on the Site is associated with the domain “myfields.info”. You grant the myFields team, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute, and publish your contributed content for the purposes of: (1) displaying content on the myfields.info site; (2) distributing your content, either electronically or via other media, to users seeking to download or otherwise acquire it for research purposes only; and/or (3) storing content in a database accessible by various end users for research purposes only. This license shall apply to the distribution and storage of your content in any form, medium, or technology now known or developed later.