COPYRIGHT: All FIRST test results are copyrighted by Elite Field Genetics, LLC
but are made available as per site Harvest Reports or regional Performance
Summaries at no cost to seed company sponsors. Our sponsors and their employees
are allowed to reproduce, extract, or interpret them without written permission,
provided the source is referenced and their use is accurate and not misleading.
The FIRST Yield Guides produced by Elite Field Genetics, LLC for national
distribution are an exception to this policy but are available to seed company
sponsors at cost while supplies last. Elite Field Genetics, LLC reserves the
right to revoke these permissions from anyone at any time and for any reason.
Any paid seed sponsor may publically use FIRST performance results exclusively
from their own branded products regardless of final rank. Use of such data from
paid entries would be allowable from their own products that are not published
by FIRST in Top 30 Harvest Reports or Performance Summaries. Use of such data is
limited to the specific company/brand and would not be permitted in head-to-head
comparisons with any other brands that are not published in Top 30 Harvest
Reports or Performance Summaries.
ADVERTISEMENTS: Advertising statements based on FIRST results are permitted so
long as claims factually reflect the published results. In addition, we request
that all ads include the following statement "No product recommendation by FIRST
is implied". We ask that all of our sponsors work with us to identify
advertisements that reference FIRST tests results which they believe to be
inaccurate or misleading. Please contact us to supply a copy of the ad or a
reference to where it appears (publication and date). If a seed test manager and
Elite Field Genetics, LLC agree with the complaint, it will be detailed in the
'Top of the Year' newsletter, thereby released to the public.
DISTRIBUTION: Reports and Summaries will continue to be made available to the
public at no cost as PDF files posted to www.firstseedtests.com and by print in
statewide weekly newspapers. Sponsors interested in obtaining published data
electronically, as spreadsheet or text files, are asked to make their request by
contacting the FIRST General Manager. FIRST data not published by Elite Field
Genetics, LLC can also be made available, but is contingent on how the data will
be used. Please contact the General Manager for more information.