The Bank monitors this web site for unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to defeat or circumvent security measures, or to utilize this site for other than its intended purposes. By using this web site, you consent to such monitoring and are advised that if our monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, the Bank may provide such evidence to appropriate law enforcement officials.
Collection of Personal Information
Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, you may visit this web site without providing any Personal Information about yourself unless you choose to provide such information. For example, you are not required, but you may choose, to provide us with Personal Information if you subscribe to our publications or mail lists, send us questions through e-mail, answer our user surveys, register for an event, apply for a job, or participate in our on-line activities. Personal Information provided voluntarily through this site may be used to help us tailor our web site, publications and services to our users’ needs.
We may make occasional use of the same kind of cookie for user research, such as to administer user surveys, so that as a visitor to the website, you will be invited to participate in the survey only once. In this example, the cookie's presence on your computer will indicate to the website, as above, that you are a returning user, and that you have already responded to the invitation.
This cookie does not record any other information about you, nor can it be used to gather or correlate information about your activities elsewhere on the World-Wide Web.
Your participation will help us meet our goal of providing you with easy-to-use, high-quality content. Please read our instructions on disabling your browser’s permanent cookies, if you wish to prohibit the placing of the cookie:
Disabling Your Browser’s Permanent Cookies
This web site collects statistical information about users in aggregate by performing analyses on the web server’s log files. We use this statistical information to determine, among other things:
- Our site’s most popular pages;
- The browsers and operating systems most often used by visitors;
- The sites and search engines that have referred visitors to our site; and
- The domains (e.g., America Online) from which our users visit us.
Such analyses do not involve Personal Information. We do not correlate this data with Personal Information about you. This statistical information, in aggregate form, and without personally identifying you, may be shared with other Federal Reserve Banks or the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
Use of Personal Information
Generally, any information collected via this web site, whether individual or aggregate, is for Federal Reserve use only. We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except when we have your permission or under the following circumstances:
- When we retain the services of other Federal Reserve Banks, outside agents or third parties under contract with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Such Personal Information is only provided to, and is only used by, those parties in conjunction with the services they provide to the Bank.
- When we are required to disclose Personal Information about you to government officials or otherwise as required by subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or other legal obligations and to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against claims. We will share and/or use information to investigate, prevent or take action against illegal activities or suspected fraud.
If you participate in a user survey, your answers and personal information will only be analyzed in aggregate. The information will be used to help us tailor our web site, publications, and services to our users’ needs and to help us better understand our audience.
If you provide us with your postal or e-mail address, or telephone or fax number, this information will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it, such as to
- Provide you with the publications or information you requested;
- Register you for a tour, conference or other event;
- Clarify your request or registration;
- Correspond with you regarding your job application; or
- Provide you with related information.
When you fill out our on-line forms, they may be delivered to a Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland e-mail address or database. Your online communications are not encrypted. We cannot guarantee the security of any information sent electronically, whether submitted via online form or email. If your communication is sensitive, or includes personal information that you do not wish to send us electronically, such as your bank account number, credit card number, or social security number, you should send it by postal mail to:
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Attention: Manager, Web Services
P.O. Box 6387
Cleveland, Ohio 44101-1387
If you register for an event on-line, we may hold onto your registration information for the purpose of contacting you in the future about similar events. If you do not want us to keep your registration information, you must tell us so.
Maintenance of Personal Information
The safeguarding of Personal Information is important to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. While we endeavor to maintain the security of Personal Information in our possession, we cannot guarantee such security. The Bank is not responsible for the security of Personal Information or any other information provided by you while it is being transmitted to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s web site, through e-mail or otherwise. Nor is the Bank responsible for what a third party does with any information provided by you.
If you have voluntarily submitted Personal Information to us and wish to review, update, correct or delete it, please e-mail your request to: PSCRM@clev.frb.org.
This web site is not directed to children under the age of 13, nor does the Bank knowingly collect, maintain or use Personal Information obtained via this web site about children under the age of 13. If a child whom we know to be under the age of 13 sends Personal Information to us on-line, we will only use that information to respond directly to the child, notify the parents or seek parental consent. Minor children should always obtain parental consent before releasing information to this or any web site.
This web site contains links to other web sites. The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
We may from time to time provide a discussion group or forum. Be aware that information you submit in connection with such a feature will be publicly viewable and not confidential. There is risk in such communication venues that information will be collected and used by others.