This is the 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.
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 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 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:
Provide you with the publications or information requested;
Clarify your order or request;
Register you for a 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.
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.
Information Collected Automatically
Disclosure of Information
Any information collected by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 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 retain the services of outside contractors to provide services, including the mailing list administration page. We require that these contractors keep personal 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.
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 Bos.Webmaster@bos.frb.org
Our site contains links to other web sites and the ADD THIS buttons. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites/buttons.
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.
Children may access our site without disclosing any personal information. Some online activities require users to enter a name to participate, but they may use a first name only or a made-up name. If a child chooses to send us his/her full name or e-mail address, we will use that information for its intended purpose (to send an e-mail response) and then delete it from our records.
Information Collected Automatically
Use of Information
Any children's personal information disclosed to us is solely for our one-time use. We do not provide or sell children's personal information to third parties. Upon completion of an online activity or generation of a response e-mail, children's personal information is deleted from our records.
We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without notice. If any change to our policy affects the way we use children's personal information, we will provide an avenue for you to opt out of such use.
Public Information Office
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210