The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis respects your privacy. Any personal information you choose to provide to us by using this website is voluntary. We do not require you to provide any information about yourself that you do not wish to share. This website is monitored for security purposes by Federal Reserve System personnel.
You may choose to provide us with personal information if, for example, you subscribe to our publications, send us questions via e-mail or an online form, answer a user survey, register for an event or participate in our online activities. 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 website, publications and services to our users' needs and to help us understand our audience.
If you provide us with your postal or e-mail address or telephone number, this information will only be used to:
When you fill out our online forms, they are delivered to a Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis e-mail address or database. In particular, our “E-mail a Friend” form will send an e-mail with a link to the selected publication article and any optional comments you provide. We will use the e-mail addresses you provide for the sole purpose of sending the article. We will not use any of the other information you provide on the form.
Your online communications are not encrypted. We cannot guarantee the security of any information sent electronically, whether submitted via online form or e-mail. If your communication is very sensitive or includes personal information that you do not wish to send to us electronically, you should send it by postal mail to:
Public Affairs Department —Web
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
90 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1804
Minor children should always obtain parental consent before releasing personal information to any website.
Information Collected Automatically
In addition to information voluntarily provided by you, we collect statistical information about our users in aggregate. We perform analyses on our web server's log files to identify, among other things:
Analysis of these log files does not involve personally identifiable information. It is used only for the purpose of helping us understand and better meet our audience's needs.
Disclosure of Information
Any information collected on this website, 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 to provide information you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
We reserve the right to amend this statement at any time. We will not provide you with notice of any such amendments. You are responsible for reviewing this statement from time to time to monitor for any such amendments.
Questions or comments about the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis's privacy statement may be directed to our webmaster.