Cookie notice

Effective date: April 6, 2022

CHS Inc., CHS Hedging, LLC., as well as its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “CHS”) use “cookies,” web beacons, server logs, and related technologies to collect information about visitors affiliated websites. As you use our website, we or third parties may store cookies on your computer or device that collect information about your preferences or your device. If there are material changes to this notice, CHS, will post a prominent notice or banner on its sites prompting you to review the changes prior to the effective date of the changes.

What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small files placed on a computer or device by a website. A cookie has a unique ID assigned to your device. It helps to navigate from page to page on a website, provide secure connections, and remember preferences from a previous visit when you return.  Examples of the information collected include visitor interactions with affiliated websites and with messages sent to individuals (e.g., pages visitors view or emails individuals open, which previous URL visited before using the website), website preferences (e.g., language), and the technical characteristics of their internet browser, device and connection (e.g., IP Address, browser type, device identifiers, operating system version). 

How does CHS use Cookies?
CHS uses this information to improve website functions and provide you with a more personalized experience.  This website also uses cookies to store information essential for users logging into certain portions of the website. 

What type of Cookies does CHS use?
Persistent Cookies
A cookie which consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser stored by the browser and remains valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). 

Session Cookies
A cookie which will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed. 

What is the purpose of those Cookies?
Essential Cookies
A suite of cookies essential for CHS websites to function. They may grant access to secure areas of the website or in the use of e-billing services.  You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.  Purpose may include log in information or identifying returning visitors.

Preference Cookies
Cookies which enable websites to offer improved functionality and personalization. They enable CHS to personalize content for you and remember previous preferences you may have set. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly.  Purpose may include website personalization, language preferences.

Analytical Cookies
Cookies used to track visitors and identify how users interact with websites.  This allows CHS to monitor performance and provide website improvements.  If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.  Purpose may include how users interact with the website.

CHS uses Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use affiliated websites. The tool uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate a visitor’s use of the website and to compile statistical reports on this website’s activity. CHS does not use the statistical analytics tool to track or collect any personal information of visitors to this website. If you do not want any information to be collected and used by Google Analytics, you can install an opt-out in your web browser. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

Targeting Cookies:  
Cookies used throughout CHS websites by advertising partners. They may be used by these companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other websites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, advertisements may be less relevant to your interests.  Purpose may include showing you personalized advertisements and potential products of interest.

Social Media Cookies:
These cookies are set by social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They can record your activity across other sites to build a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.  Purpose may include showing you personalized videos from social media sites, advertisements, and potential products of interest.

How can you manage Cookies?
You can manage your cookies via our cookies settings link, which is found in the footer of all CHS websites. You cannot opt out of our Essential Cookies as they are deployed in order to ensure the proper functioning of the CHS or affiliated sites. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully use CHS website services.  

How can you contact CHS?
Please contact CHS at privacy@chsinc.com.