Privacy Policy

Scope

Please read the following carefully. These pages describe the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh ("FHLBank Pittsburgh") Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website ("Site"), or your dealings with the Site, please email us at pr@fhlb-pgh.com. This Privacy Policy relates to the information we collect online from this Site. It does not apply to information we may receive through the mail, by fax or telephone, in person or in any other manner. This policy does not apply to information exchanged on private sections of FHLBank Pittsburgh’s website that requires a password to access and is governed by the private site privacy policy.

By remaining at this Site, users consent to all policies published on this Site. If you do not wish to abide by and be subject to these policies you are directed to immediately exit this Site.

Information Collection, Use (including cookies) and Storage

Users of FHLBank Pittsburgh's Site may choose whether or not to provide their email addresses or any other contact information to FHLBank Pittsburgh. FHLBank Pittsburgh does not require that users provide this information to access the content of FHLBank Pittsburgh's Site.

Generally, FHLBank Pittsburgh does not collect personal identification information (“User Information”), other than email addresses provided by users of FHLBank Pittsburgh's Site. FHLBank Pittsburgh may use such User Information to communicate with or register users for an event. If applicable, and such information has been provided to us by you to FHLBank Pittsburgh, we also use name, title, organization, address, phone and fax numbers to communicate with you. Where users have requested via the Site to receive updates from FHLBank Pittsburgh (for example, newsletters), FHLBank Pittsburgh retains the User Information. This information is maintained by FHLBank Pittsburgh employees who need to know this information to perform their job duties and is not made accessible to other FHLBank Pittsburgh employees. This User Information is not shared with any other parties except as otherwise stated in this policy.

Your Internet Protocol ("IP") address or domain name may be used to analyze this Site's traffic patterns and usage, to help diagnose problems with the server, and to otherwise improve performance of the Site. While an IP address generally changes each time you use the Internet (it's a dynamic address) if you use a broadband connection to access FHLBank Pittsburgh's Site, it is possible that the IP address that we collect could be identifiable. The reason for this is that with some broadband connections, the IP address doesn't change (it's static) and could be associated with your personal computer. Google Analytics is also used on the site to help FHLBank Pittsburgh analyze traffic to the website. For information about how Google uses data through this technology, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Website logs may be analyzed and reviewed (including review by third parties as referenced below), but are not sold or transferred to third parties. As part of this process, FHLBank Pittsburgh's web server does not write persistent cookies (small files) to your hard-drive; FHLBank Pittsburgh may, however, use persistent cookies for the limited purpose of providing customized information to its customers as part of a members-only feature. Memory-resident (transient) cookies may also be used for the duration of the time you are navigating the Site. These cookies will be released from memory when you close your browser. From time to time, this Site may contain items such as user surveys or training information. The information you provide on surveys and in response to promotions on our Site will be used for internal marketing purposes, including developing website information and additional products and services that you may find helpful. In addition, we may inform you of new products and services from FHLBank Pittsburgh based on the information you provide to us.

Security

Email you send to us is not secure against interception; for this reason, users are advised not to submit any sensitive information to FHLBank Pittsburgh via email to this public site. For example, nonpublic personal information about you such as account numbers should not be submitted.

Social Media Plugins

This website may use social media plugins (e.g., “Like” button to connect you to FHLBank Pittsburgh's Facebook page and other third-party social media websites and/or applications) to enable you to connect with FHLBank Pittsburgh in addition to your use of the public website. When you visit our website, the operator of the social plugin can place a cookie on your computer, enabling that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our site. If you are logged into a social media website (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+) while browsing on our website, the social plugins allow that social media website to receive information that you have visited our website. FHLBank Pittsburgh does not control any of the content from the social media plugins, and thus FHLBank Pittsburgh's privacy policy and terms of use do not apply to those social media websites. For more information about social plugins from other social media websites you should refer to those sites' privacy and data sharing statements.

Links to Other Websites

This Site contains links to other websites. FHLBank Pittsburgh is not responsible for the privacy practices, cookies, security or content of any websites that are linked to this Site. Users that leave our Site to access a linked website are no longer subject to the terms and protections of FHLBank Pittsburgh's Privacy Policy and are encouraged to read the privacy statements of such other websites. FHLBank Pittsburgh's Privacy Policy only applies to this Site and FHLBank Pittsburgh's information collection practices at this Site. FHLBank Pittsburgh shall have no duty to notify users when they are leaving FHLBank Pittsburgh's Site, nor does FHLBank Pittsburgh endorse information on other web sites.

Notification of Changes in Privacy Policy

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is June 13, 2016. FHLBank Pittsburgh reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. FHLBank Pittsburgh will post a notice of any changes where deemed appropriate, as well as make the terms of its current Privacy Policy accessible to users through the Site.

Disclosure of User Information as Required by Law

FHLBank Pittsburgh does not sell, share or redistribute User information provided by users of its Site to third parties. FHLBank Pittsburgh may use third party vendors to provide products and services in connection with FHLBank Pittsburgh's Site. Any vendors or consultants who have access to confidential information are required to take measures to keep User Information confidential. These vendors only have such access to and ability to use User Information as is necessary to perform their specific services for FHLBank Pittsburgh.

Except as required by law, including in connection with any authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Information regarding the identity of individual users or their usage habits shall only be disclosed to a third party by FHLBank Pittsburgh as required by law.

Additional Information and Terms

Please review FHLBank Pittsburgh's Legal Disclosure and Terms of Use for additional information and terms governing FHLBank Pittsburgh's Site.

How Users Can Correct Inaccurate Information

As noted above, generally FHLBank Pittsburgh does not require users of its website to provide an email address or other contact information. If you provide such information to enable FHLBank Pittsburgh to respond to a question you may have and that information subsequently changes, please promptly send your new contact information via email to ir@fhlb-pgh.com if you wish FHLBank Pittsburgh to be able to respond to you via email. Users shall not provide any false information in connection with the use of this Site and must use the Site consistent with all applicable laws and regulations.