Privacy Policy

The Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC) is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information. The information practices for our web site are set forth below. FBIIC does not collect, store, or use information obtained through this web site, except as described below.

Information We Collect and Store When You Visit the Web Site

FBIIC automatically collects and stores information about your Internet connection when you visit our web site. This information includes the following:

  • the date and time that you access our site
  • the pages that you visit
  • if you linked to the FBIIC web site from another web site, the address of that web site
  • the type of browser (for example, Internet Explorer 11) used to access our site
  • the IP (Internet Protocol) address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our site
  • the action that you tried to perform (for example, download a document) and whether or not you were successful.

FBIIC does not use "cookies." (A cookie is an entry placed in a file on your hard drive by a web site that allows it to monitor your use of the web site, usually without your knowledge.)

Information We Collect and Store When You Send an Email

If you choose to give us feedback on the web site via email (or if you request additional information from FBIIC), we will consider that to be your consent for FBIIC to use the information collected from the message consistent with this policy.

If you provide your name and other information, FBIIC will maintain the information to process your request or inquiry. Employees will see the information in the course of their official duties. In limited circumstances, such as requests from the Congress or pursuant to a court order, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

Please note that email is not necessarily secure against interception, and that email features in this web site are not encrypted. If your communication is very sensitive, or includes personal information like your bank account or social security number, you might want to send it by postal mail instead of email.

How We Use the Information

FBIIC uses the information--both the information that is collected automatically and the additional information that you may provide--to measure the volume of requests for specific web-site pages, to improve the web site, and to be responsive to user needs and inquiries. FBIIC may use the IP address information to monitor unusually heavy activity from a single address.

Although questions, comments, and other communications that we receive generally are not retained as permanent records, please note that it is possible that any mail--electronic or paper--that we receive could become part of the permanent record of FBIIC, if the mail is part of materials that are scheduled for permanent retention.

Security of the Web Site

For the security of our site and to ensure that the site remains available to all users, FBIIC employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. See FBIIC's Disclaimer for additional information on this issue.