Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Disclaimer

The Federal Reserve of Boston takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the data and the other information made available on this web site. However, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston does not guarantee, and assumes no responsibility for, the accuracy, timeliness, correctness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose of information available through this web site. Any conclusions that users draw from the information presented here are their own and are not to be attributed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

We provide relevant links to information outside of this Federal Reserve Bank of Boston web site as an additional resource for our users. However, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston does not endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by organizations that are hyperlinked from our web site.

This Federal Reserve Bank of Boston web site is subject to monitoring by Federal Reserve System personnel. Any and all users expressly consent to such monitoring and are advised that any evidence of criminal activity may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Digitized photographs, graphics, and logos created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston are the property of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and may not be used without permission.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston does not permit the use of its name or image or the name or image of Federal Reserve Plaza to be used in advertising as an endorsement for any product or service, or for any other commercial purpose.

Flex, Cold Fusion, Acrobat and the Acrobat logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Netscape is the registered trademark of Netscape Communications Corporation. Internet Explorer is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.

Privacy Policy

Legal Information

This is a web site of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. We respect your privacy. The web site and firewall are subject to monitoring by Federal Reserve System personnel. Any and all users expressly consent to such monitoring and are advised that any evidence of criminal activity may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Personal Information

You may access and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. The personal information you choose to provide us 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 submit service or meeting services requests, subscribe to our publications or mail lists, send us questions through e-mail, answer our user surveys, register for an event, or participate in any 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 web site, publications, and services to our users' needs and to help us understand and better serve our audience.

If you provide us with your postal or e-mail address or telephone number, this information will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it, such as to:

When you complete our online forms, they are returned to us via electronic mail. Your responses are not encrypted. We cannot guarantee the security of information sent via electronic mail.

Cookies

A cookie is a text file that a web site can send to your browser and which may then be placed on your computer. We do not use cookies. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it or not. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies at all. If you do so, however, some areas of some sites may not operate properly.

Information Collected Automatically

We collect statistical information about our users in aggregate. We perform analyses on our web server's log files to identify, among other things:

This analysis does not involve personally identifiable information. It is used only for the purpose of helping us understand and better meet our audience's needs.

We also subscribe to the WebTrends Live tracking service, which provides us with generic statistics regarding the manner in which our web site is visited.

Disclosure of Information

Any information collected on 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 to provide information you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances: We may be required to disclose your personal information 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 legal claims. We will share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or as otherwise required by law.

Children

Our site is not directed toward children under 13 years of age. We are committed to comply with applicable laws and requirements, such as the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. 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.

Information Security and Quality

We have implemented security measures consistent with our internal information security practices to help us keep your information secure. These measures include technical and procedural steps to protect your data from misuse, access or disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction. If you have voluntarily submitted personal information to us and wish to review, update, correct or delete it, please e-mail your request to tenantservicecalls.bos@bos.frb.org.

Links

Our site contains links to other web sites. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Other Considerations

We may, from time to time, provide a discussion group 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 Changes

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without notice. If any change to our policy affects the way we use your personal information, we will provide an avenue for you to opt out of such use.

Contact Information

Questions or comments about the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s privacy policy may be directed to tenantservicecalls.bos@bos.frb.org.or by writing to:

Federal Reserve Plaza Real Estate Services
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA 02210