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Appendix 7 – Privacy Policy for the CFTC Web Site


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Our privacy policy is intended 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 our visitors.

We do not enable "cookies." A "cookie" is a text file placed on your hard drive by a Web site that is used to monitor your use of the site.

If you complete a form, send a comment, or email the CFTC, you may be choosing to send us information which personally identifies you. In general, such information is used to respond to your request; it may have other uses that are identified on each form. For example, if you send us a comment letter on a proposed rule, that letter becomes part of the CFTC’s comment file and is available to the public. The comments help the CFTC and other members of the public evaluate proposed Commission actions.

You may submit other forms to us, such as Freedom of Information Act requests or requests for correction of information. Such forms may contain information that CFTC staff uses to track and respond to your request. Information you provide to the CFTC Division of Enforcement on our Report Suspicious Activities or Information form may be shared with other law enforcement agencies when appropriate.

If you have questions about CFTC’s privacy policy and information practices, you can email us at questions@cftc.gov.

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.

Last Updated: March 19, 2010