Digital Privacy Practices
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle (“Seattle Bank”) is committed to safeguarding
information about customers and visitors to our Website. These Digital Privacy
Practices are for general guidance, and are subject to change. Please review periodically.
As technology evolves, so will the Seattle Bank’s ability to provide you with better online
products and services.
Collection of Information
The Seattle Bank’s Digital Privacy Practices explain our privacy practices regarding
the information we collect about you when you visit or transact business on our
Website. They do not constitute a contract or create legal rights or modify or
amend any agreements the Seattle Bank has with members or customers.
Technology Used in the Online Collection of Information/Cookies
We may collect and store information about your visit to our Website.
To collect this information, our web server may write a "cookie," which is a small
to facilitate your use of our Website and to collect anonymous, aggregated site-visitation
statistics that we can use to measure the effectiveness of, and to improve, not
only our Website but our products and services. If you register for the Affordable Housing Program,
Home$tart Program or certain other products or services, information may be stored in a cookie.
This allows us to greet you by name the next time you visit our Website. This also
makes your repeated online interactions with us easier by allowing you to avoid
re-entering your user info or other information each time you visit our Website.
The cookies also allow the Seattle Bank to monitor, on an anonymous, collective basis, information
such as: The Internet service providers that our customers and visitors use, the
type of browsers, such as Microsoft Explorer or Netscape, that our customers and
visitors use, the Internet addresses of our customers and visitors, the traffic
on our Web pages, and the average time spent on each page, the number of first-time
visitors and return customers to our Website. This information helps us monitor
our Website and ensures that it is accessible to customers and visitors. This information
also helps us develop content and services that offer the best value and most benefits
to our customers and visitors. If you are uncomfortable with our use of cookie technology,
are being written to your hard drive. Certain services are dependent on cookies,
and you may disable those applications by refusing cookies.
If you submit an application or form to us online, or request an online
transaction, the Seattle Bank may store the information you send in an electronic database.
The Seattle Bank uses security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration
of data stored in our systems. This information will not be shared outside the Seattle Bank
other than with regulators or certain companies that assist the Seattle Bank in conducting
its business transactions. The information will be used for official use only.
Our Website contains links to third-party sites that you may find useful. These
of any Website before you provide personal or confidential information.