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Privacy Policy

FederalReserveHistory.org ("Website") is operated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on behalf of the Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Board") (collectively, the “Federal Reserve System”). This Website is designed to provide information about Federal Reserve history and services, and allows users to access documents, photographs, articles, and other materials for informational and educational purposes. By using this Website or the information, data, or materials provided on this Website, you acknowledge and agree to the following Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, do not use this Website.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "we," "our," and "us" refer to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. "You" and "your" refer to the user of this Website.

Information Collected Through This Website

This Website uses "cookies" to collect identifiable information about you.  A cookie is a form of data commonly used to track a specific, identifiable user's activity on-line.  Additionally, we collect user information, specifically and in the aggregate, by performing analyses on the web server's log files. This information is used to determine, among other things:

  • The Website‘s most popular pages;
  • The browsers and operating systems most often used by visitors;
  • In limited situations, who the Website visitors are;
  • The Websites and search engines that referred visitors to the Website; and
  • The domains from which users visit the Website.

This analysis does not involve personally identifiable information. This information is collected solely for the purpose of helping the Federal Reserve System understand and better meet the Website’s audiences' needs.

This Website may provide relevant links to websites outside of the Federal Reserve System as additional resources for users. Neither the Federal Reserve Banks nor the Board is responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites.

Children

This Website is not directed toward children under 13. The Federal Reserve System is committed to complying with applicable laws and requirements, such as the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). The Federal Reserve System does not knowingly collect personal data from children under 13.  Minor children should always obtain parental consent before releasing personal information to any website.

Changes

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time without notice.

Contact Information

Questions or comments about these Terms of Use may be directed to this Website’s administrators at Contact Us or by writing to:

Federal Reserve History Webmaster
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
701 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219