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FCSIC collects no personally identifiable information (PII) which directly identifies you when you visit unless you give us that information directly. However, for security and analytics purposes, FCSIC does collect information about your Internet connection and usage of the website. When you use the FCSIC website, you are giving consent to the Government to monitor and audit your use of this system if it chooses and as necessary.

Website Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that many websites place on your web browser. Some websites use cookies to gather anonymous demographic information including what browser you use. Other websites use cookies to collect your personal data and other specific information.

Guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) outlines how Federal agencies can use web measurement and customization technologies. OMB requires agencies to be open and transparent about using these technologies.

FCSIC uses cookies and other web measurement and customization technologies to improve visitors’ experiences when using and for analyzing usage and areas for improvement.'s cookies gather anonymous, summary demographic information and remember your browser when you visit our site again later. We do not collect personal information when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information.

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies. Although using cookies creates a much better experience for you, will also work without them.

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If you do not want to accept cookies, you can edit your browser’s settings in one of two ways:

You can change your browser's settings to prompt you before you accept cookies from websites you visit, or you can choose to set your browser to block cookies from websites you visit.

If you choose to set your browser to block cookies from a website you visit, this may adversely affect the website's functionality.

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What we collect and store automatically—your Internet connection

We automatically collect and store the following information about you when you visit our website. This information does not identify you personally.

  • The name of the Internet domain you used to access the Internet (for example, “,” if you use a private Internet access account, or “,” if you connect from a university’s domain)
  • Your IP address, which is a number that identifies your computer or your firewall. For analytics purposes, this number is anonymized in the aggregate.
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you visit

How we use PII that you send to us

When you contact us and provide us with PII (such as your name or contact information), we use this information in the following ways:

If you make an inquiry or ask us to add your name to a FCSIC mailing list, we add your personal information to an electronic database for correspondence tracking or mailing lists. We keep your personal information in secure computer systems and only employees with a business reason may see it.

If you make an inquiry or a request, or file a complaint that needs supervisory or other attention, we may give personal information to our attorneys, examiners, or other appropriate staff or to other Federal, state, or local agencies.

If you comment on a FCSIC proposed rule, policy statement, or regulatory action, we place your comment letter and your personal information in the public rulemaking file, which is available to the public.

We may disclose personal information to further our mission of maintaining stability and public confidence in the Farm Credit System.

We may disclose personal information as required by law or for a criminal investigation. Please remember that electronic mail (e-mail) is not secure from interception, so you may want to send your information by postal mail instead to:

1501 Farm Credit Drive
McLean, VA 22102

External Links may link to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. If you click on a link to an outside website, you will leave the site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

Page updated: April 08, 2024