This is the web site of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Bank respects your privacy.
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 subscribe to our publications or mail lists, send us questions through e-mail, answer our user surveys, register for an event or user account, apply for a job 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 web site, 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 for the purpose for which you provided it, such as to:
Provide you with the publications or information requested;
- Clarify your order or request;
- Register you for a user account, conference or other event;
- Respond to you regarding your job application;
- Provide you with related information; or
- Send you a token of appreciation through postal mail if you participate in selected online activities.
We may also file your comments to improve the site, or review and discard the information.
When you fill out 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.
- To collect statistical information about our users in aggregate.
We perform analyses on our web server's log files to identify, among
- 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; and
- The domains from which our users visit us.
- 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.
- A transient, memory-resident "cookie" may be invoked in certain cases.
For example, on the CASSIDI site a cookie is required to remember your
selections as you move from page to page and enable CASSIDI's functionality.
If you register for a Research user account, a cookie will be invoked
when you login to your user account. These cookies will disappear when
your browser is closed.
If you check the 'Stay logged in' option, the cookie will persist for a maximum of 2 weeks before another login is required.
You are not required to register for a user
account to use this site.
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 (including ours) may not operate properly.
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 under any of the following circumstances:
- When we have your permission;
- The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis monitors this site for unauthorized
attempts to upload or change information, to defeat or circumvent security
measures, or to utilize this site for other than its intended purposes.
By using this site you expressly consent to such monitoring and you
are advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal
activity, we will provide the evidence of such monitoring to law enforcement
- We retain the services of outside contractors to provide services,
including mailing list administration and our Job Opportunities pages.
We require that these contractors keep information obtained through
our web site secure and confidential. We also require that these contractors
use personal information obtained through our web site only on behalf
of the Federal Reserve.
- 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.
- If you are a member of the FRED Network and select the option to allow your profile to be viewable by the public. By default this option is not selected, and your profile is not viewable by the public.
Submitting Content“Content” is any material, including but not limited to writings, artwork, photographs, designs, plans, information, suggestions, ideas, data, questions or comments, submitted by you to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis through this site.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is under no obligation to use any Content submitted.
You may not submit Content that violates or infringes the rights of others including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity or other proprietary rights.
You may not submit Content that is:
- pornographic, obscene, X-rated or sexually explicit,
- racist, sexist or otherwise discriminatory or derogatory to any individual or groups
- harassing or threatening
- fraudulent, or
- in violation of U.S. or state laws or regulations or Bank or System policy.
Any Content you submit will be considered to be non-proprietary and non-confidential.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will have no obligations of any kind with respect to any Content you submit and users of the site will be free to edit, reproduce, use, disclose, publish and/or distribute any Content for any purpose whatsoever, without limitation.
You also agree that The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will be free to use any ideas, concepts, artwork, inventions, developments, suggestions or techniques embodied in the Content for any purpose whatsoever, with or without attribution, and without compensation to you.
Our site is not directed toward children under 13. Nonetheless, 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 email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org