The purpose of this policy statement is to describe how the CFTC handles information that we learn about you when you visit our Web site. The information we receive depends on how you use the Web site. You are not required to give us personal information to visit our Web site.
If you visit the CFTC Web site to read or download information, such as press releases or publications, we will collect and store the following information:
We use the information collected to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our Web site and to help us make the Web site more useful to visitors.
We do not enable “cookies.” A “cookie” is a text file placed on your hard drive by a Web site that can be used to monitor your use of the site.
If you complete a form or send a comment or e-mail, you may be choosing to send us information that personally identifies you. This information is used generally to respond to your request but may have other uses that are identified on each form. For example, if you send us a comment letter on a proposed regulation, that letter becomes part of the comment file and is available to the public. The comments are used to help CFTC and other members of the public evaluate proposed Commission actions. Other forms that you may choose to submit, such as Freedom of Information Act requests or requests for correction of information, contain information that is used by CFTC employees to track and respond to your request. Information provided on the enforcement questionnaire may be shared with other law enforcement agencies, if appropriate.
The CFTC regularly publishes information in the Federal Register on its systems of records maintained under the Privacy Act of 1974. See CFTC Privacy Act Systems of Records Compilation.