Privacy policy

The Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG) is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information. The CBCDG does not collect, sell, exchange or otherwise disclose or use information obtained through this website, except as described below.

Information we collect and temporarily store when you visit the website

The CBCDG does not track visitors to our website. The CBCDG automatically collects and temporarily stores information about your internet connection when you visit our website, but only to analyze general patterns of use and to perform routine system maintenance. This information includes the following:

  • the date and time that you access our site;
  • the pages that you visit;
  • the type of browser (for example, Internet Explorer) and operating system used to access our site;
  • the IP (Internet Protocol) address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our site – we do not attempt to link this information to the identities of individual users.

Once the above information is analyzed for statistical purposes, the information is deleted. The CBCDG does not use "cookies." (A cookie is an entry placed in a file on your hard drive by a website that allows it to monitor your use of the site, usually without your knowledge.)

If you send an e-mail to the CBCDG, we will consider that you have given your consent for the CBCDG to use the information contained in the message in line with this policy.

If you provide your name and other information, the CBCDG will maintain the information to process your request or inquiry. In limited circumstances, such as requests pursuant to a court order, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

Please note that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception, and that e-mail features in this website are not encrypted.

How we use the information

The CBCDG uses the information – both the information that is collected automatically and additional information that you may provide – to measure the volume of requests for specific web pages, to improve the website, and to be responsive to user needs and inquiries.

Although questions, comments, and other communications that we receive are generally not retained as permanent records, please note that it is possible that any mail, be it electronic or paper-based, that we receive could become part of the permanent record of the CBCDG.

Website security

For the security of our site and to ensure that the site remains available to all users, the CBCDG uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

External links

This site contains links to other sites. The CBCDG is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

How to contact us about the website

If you have a question about the way your information is used in connection with this website or about the CBCDG’s privacy policy and information practices, you may send an e-mail to the CBCDG.