The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis respects your privacy.
We do not collect any personal information like names or addresses when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide it to us. Any personal information you choose to provide is voluntary. We do not require you to provide any information about yourself that you do not wish to share.
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.
We will use any personal information you provide only for the purpose for which you provided it. For example:
In addition to information voluntarily provided by you, we collect some technical information about our users in aggregate. This information does not identify who you are. We perform analyses on our web server's log files to identify, among other things:
This information is used only to help us understand and better meet our audience’s needs.
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 retain information as needed to operate our website and for fulfilling the uses described above, including providing requested services to you. We also retain information as necessary to comply with legal obligations; resolve disputes; and enforce our agreements.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We have implemented security measures consistent with our internal information security practices to help us keep your information secure. However, no method of transmission over the internet, whether submitted via online form or e-mail, or method of electronic storage is one hundred percent secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Your online communications are not encrypted. 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
This website is monitored for security purposes by Federal Reserve System personnel. Monitoring activities include computer software programs and other surveillance methods to monitor network traffic. By accessing this website, you expressly consent to these monitoring activities, for security purposes.
Our site is not directed at children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under 13. Minor children should always obtain parental consent before releasing personal information to any web site.
This website links to federal government external websites and to non-federal external websites. If you click a link to an external website, such as Ustream, Twitter, or YouTube or other external sites, you will leave the minneapolisfed.org site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external website. By linking to external sites, the Minneapolis Fed does not imply endorsement of the site's sponsor.
Links to Federal Reserve System Websites
As part of the Federal Reserve System, the Minneapolis Fed also provides links to information on Federal Reserve Bank websites and other System websites.
Links to Social Media Third-Party Websites
The Minneapolis Fed uses certain third-party social media sites as additional means of reaching the public and directing people to resources on minneapolisfed.org. The Minneapolis Fed maintains an official page or presence on Twitter, YouTube, UStream and Facebook.
You can access the Minneapolis Fed’s official pages on Twitter, YouTube, UStream and Facebook without having an account or subscribing to services. The Minneapolis Fed does not collect any personal information about you, such as your name, address, or online profile, when you access these websites.
Subject to retention requirements, you can confirm, change, delete or update personal information you have provided to us through using our Publications Address Change Form.
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 through our Feedback Form.