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.
The FRED Add-In for Microsoft Excel is a Microsoft Office add-in that allows users to import data directly into Excel from the FRED website. No personally identifiable information is collected.
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 website, 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:
We may also file your comments to improve the site, or review and discard the information. When you fill out our online forms, your responses are not encrypted.
We collect statistical information about our users in aggregate. We perform analyses on our web server's log files to identify, among other things:
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 under any of the following circumstances:
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 website.
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 in connection with setting up a user account and wish to review, update or correct it, please login to your account. If you forgot your login information or wish to delete your record, please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a Research account, please email email@example.com.
If you have voluntarily submitted other personal information to us and wish to review, update, correct or delete it, please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our site contains links to other websites. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
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.
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.