Terms of Use

Welcome to FedCommunities.org, a collaboration among the 12 Federal Reserve Banks of the Federal Reserve System (the “Reserve Banks”). FedCommunities.org is administered by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (the “Cleveland Fed”) on behalf of the Reserve Banks.
 Acceptance of Terms of Use

By accessing, viewing, downloading or otherwise using this website or any webpage, content or feature available through the website, or any related emails, newsletters or services (hereinafter collectively the “Services”) you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. Your use of the Services may also be subject to additional terms, conditions, agreements and privacy policies of third parties providing services or content on the website, including those of Google Analytics, CrazyEgg, and Qualtrics. If you do not agree with any portion of these Terms of Use, you may exit the website and not continue the session or make use of any Services. However, if you continue to use the website or the Services, you consent to these Terms of Use.

 Reproduction of Content

You may reproduce any information or reports that are part of the Services if the reproduced information is not distributed for the purpose of private gain and is appropriately credited. The general policy above does not apply to other websites that may be linked to or from the website, which are governed by the individual policies of the relevant providers. In addition, some of the images or other content on the website may be copyrighted by others and permission to use such copyrighted material must be obtained from the copyright owner and cannot be obtained from the Reserve Banks. All third-party materials that are part of the Services are provided “as is” and all express or implied warrantees and all liabilities, damages, indemnities and obligations of any kind with respect to such materials are disclaimed. To the extent any license for such materials grants a licensee rights to use, copy or modify such materials that are broader than the rights granted herein, then such rights shall take precedence over these Terms of Use.

 Warranties

The Reserve Banks provide no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, title, quality or non-infringement of the Services or any information contained on the website in any form or manner whatsoever.

 Eligibility

The Services are not intended for users under the age of 13. By using the Services, you warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. Third Party Services
Software of third parties or links to third-party websites are provided through the Services as a convenience to users. The Reserve Banks are not responsible for any third-party software or for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, and cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by such linked sites. You acknowledge and agree that your use of any third-party software or links is at your own risk. Linking to another website or providing third-party software from this website does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by the Reserve Banks. Reference to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by the Reserve Banks. The website has been created to be viewed in commonly used browsers. The Cleveland Fed has tested the website with many browser and printer combinations. However, it is impossible to test all possible configurations.

 Changes to Terms of Use

Only the Cleveland Fed may amend these Terms of Use may and we reserve the right to update, modify or change them from time to time without notice. You understand and agree that your continued use of the Services, including the website, after the date on which these Terms of Use have changed constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If a modification is unacceptable to you, you may terminate your agreement by ceasing to use the Services.

 Limitation of Liability

THE RESERVE BANKS ARE NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, FOR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EVEN IF THE RESERVE BANKS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS IS FORESEEABLE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE THE RESERVE BANKS LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT.

 Release and Waiver

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you hereby release and waive all claims against the Reserve Banks, and their officers, agents, and employees from any and all liability for claims, damages, costs and expenses (including litigation costs and attorney’s fees) of every kind and nature, arising from or in any way related to your use of the Services. You understand that any fact relating to any matter covered by this release may be found to be other than now believed to be true and you accept and assume the risk of such possible differences in fact. In addition, you expressly waive and relinquish, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any and all rights and benefits which you may have under any other state or federal statute or common law principle of similar effect.

 Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Reserve Banks and their officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including litigation costs and attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to your use of the Services, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and/or consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature.

 Invalidity of Specific Terms

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you agree that the other provisions remain in full force and effect.

 Location of Lawsuit and Choice of Law

These Terms of Use and the relationship between you and the Reserve Bank is to be construed and enforced in accordance with the federal law of the United States and, in the absence of controlling federal law, with the laws of the State of Ohio. The exclusive jurisdiction for any legal action or proceeding regarding these Terms of Use shall be the United States district court for the Northern District of Ohio located in Cleveland, Ohio, and you agree to irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction and venue of that court in any such action or proceeding.


Dated: October 26, 2020