Personal InformationYou may visit this Web site without providing any personal information about yourself. You may choose to provide us with personal information if, for example, you subscribe to our publications or mailing lists, apply for a job, send us questions through e-mail, answer our user surveys, register for an event or participate in our on-line activities. Personal information provided voluntarily through this Web site may be used to help us tailor our Web site, publications and services to our users' needs.
We may perform analyses on our server's log files to determine, among other things:
- Our site's most popular pages
- The browsers and operating systems most often used by our visitors
- The sites and search engines that have referred visitors to our site
- The domains from which our users visit us
Disclosure of Personal InformationGenerally, personal information collected via this Web site is for Federal Reserve use only. We do not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except under the following circumstances:
- When we have your permission.
- When we retain the services of other Federal Reserve Banks, outside agents or third parties under contract with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Such personal information is only provided to, and is only used by, those parties in conjunction with the services they provide to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
- When we are required to disclose personal information about you, or a company with which you are associated, to government officials or otherwise as required by subpoenas, court orders, legal process or other legal obligations or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against claims.
- When we investigate, prevent or take action against illegal activities or suspected fraud.
Safeguarding Personal InformationThe safeguarding of personal information is important to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. While we endeavor to maintain the security of personal information in our possession, we cannot guarantee such security. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is in no way responsible for the security of personal information or any other information provided by you while the information is being communicated to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago via this Web site, through e-mail or otherwise. Nor is the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago responsible for safeguarding information that you provide to a third party.
Electronic CommunicationsThe Federal Reseve Bank of Chicago takes your privacy very seriously. It is important to to know that we never send e-mail requesting customers to reply in the body of an e-mail with personal information such as password, social security number, account numbers, or mother's maiden name.
Types of E-Mail CommunicationsWe strive to send you e-mail communications that are informative and relevant, but also appreciate that you are in the best position to evaluate the appropriateness of our communications to you.
Generally, the types of e-mail communications the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will send to you include, but are not limited to, transactional/relationship e-mails and marketing-related e-mails.
You may also receive separate electronic communications from other Federal Reserve Bank entities. Any modifications you make to your subscription preferences for communications received from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will not change or otherwise impact your subscription preferences for communications from other Federal Reserve Bank entities. Please respond as directed by the sending entity to modify your subscription.
How We Collect Information Through E-mail CommunicationsE-mail communications sent to you by the Federal Reserve Banks may contain web beacons within the e-mail messages. The web beacons are one-pixel transparent images that collect identifiable information to determine which e-mails are opened and acted upon so we can provide more relevant content or offers in the future.
ChildrenThis Web site is not directed toward children under the age of 13, nor does the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 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 personal information to respond directly to the child, notify parents or seek parental consent. Minor children should always obtain parental consent before releasing information to this or any Web site.
LinksThis Web site contains links to other Web sites. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
Other ConsiderationsWe may from time to time provide a discussion group, Web log "blog" or forum. Please remember that information you submit in connection with such a feature will be publicly viewable and not confidential. There is a risk in such communication venues that information will be collected and used by others.
Policy ChangesWe reserve the right to change this policy at any time without notice. The Bank will not provide you with notice of changes to this Policy. You are responsible for reviewing this policy and any changes to it.