Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the National Wheat Growers Yield Contest (NWYC) website. The National Wheat Foundation (NWF), and specifically the NWYC, recognizes your right to confidentiality and is committed to protecting the privacy of all website users. The policy (hereafter, “NWYC Privacy Policy”) provides an overview of what personal information is and is not collected, used, and stored on the NWYC website and how it may be used.

Prior to reading, Please also refer to the Privacy Policy for the NWF Website. Please be aware that the Privacy Policy as well as any other NWF privacy policies may add additional, but not conflicting, aspects of personal information collection.

NWF reserves the right, at any time, to modify the Privacy Policy. If we make revisions that change the way we collect, use, or share personal information, we will post those changes in the Privacy Policy in a timeline manner. You should review the Privacy Policy periodically so that you keep up to date on our most current policies and practices. We note the effective date of the latest version of the Privacy Policy at the end of the Privacy Policy.

Our Collection of Your Personal Information Specific to NWYC

NWF collects and stores information (or data) that, alone or in combination with other information, could be used to identify you (i.e., personal information) in order to deliver services, process applications, information opportunities, and in this instance process and proceed with your applications to enter the NWYC.

Personal Information That You Voluntarily Provide To Us

NWF primarily collects and stores personal information provided to us by individuals or organizations when they interact with our services. For example, you may voluntarily provide us with personal information when you ask to register for the contest website, create an entry in the contest, and submit an entry in the contest. The types of information we collect and store vary based on the services offered on the website, but generally include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and other information that you voluntarily submit to us. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal information. You should also review additional terms and conditions that may govern your use of our services.

Financial Information - PayPal

NWF does normally accept payment on its website. Here, for the NWYC, NWF uses PayPal in order to process payments for the contest. In order to process payments, PayPal may collect the following, including, but not limited to, name, home address, email address, phone number, or financial information. As explained in PayPal’s Privacy Statement (here), PayPal may use personal information to process payments, prevent fraud and abuse, resolve disputes, create a personalized experience, and inform you about offers, products, and services, among other things.

Personal Information That You Voluntarily Provide To Us For Contest

NWF, on behalf of NWYC, collects and at times stores data, including some personal information, from contest entries and harvest submissions that will be used to learn what practices high-yielding growers are using. The necessary and legitimate information may be shared with our media partners, industry partners, state partners, and the public to assist you in participating in NWYC. By checking the I Agree box in the entry you agree to this use of your personal information. Contact information may be provided to industry partners for promotional and customer recognition.

Additional Information

Any comments or questions about the Privacy Policy, NWYC Privacy Policy, and/or use of your personal information should be directed to Anne Osborne ( If you have any concerns related to the Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, including the way we handle or have handled your personal information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Effective Date

The Privacy Policy is effective as of February 28, 2024