Website Privacy Policy




The Bank of New York Mellon appreciates your concerns about the privacy of personal information that you provide to us through this website. Accordingly, we have posted this policy to explain how we will handle that information.

(Note: Our Online Financial Products and Services, such as BNY Online, CRT and INFORM may have different online privacy policies. To view the privacy policy for a specific Online Financial Product or Service please click on the Privacy link on that site.)

Use of Our Website

You may visit this website and read about our products and services and read our corporate information without providing any information about yourself.

Privacy of Information Given by You

If you do provide personal information about yourself, such as name, address or telephone numbers, we will endeavor to maintain that information in accordance with our internal policies governing use and disclosure of confidential information. We may disclose that information within our corporate enterprise. We may also disclose that information to unaffiliated third parties in order to respond to your inquiries, to provide services to you, to provide you with information concerning products and services that we offer, or to prevent or investigate fraud, illegal activity or misuse of this website. We may also disclose that information to unaffiliated third parties for other purposes if we have notified you in advance and you have not objected, you have requested or authorized us to do so, or we are required to do so by law.

Use of Cookies

In order to provide better service, track usage of this website, and to address security hazards, we may occasionally use a "cookie." A cookie is a small piece of information which a website stores on your web browser on your PC and can later retrieve. We may use cookies for some administrative purposes; for example, to store your preferences for certain kinds of information or to store a password so that you do not have to input it every time you visit our site. None will contain information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone, e-mail, or any other means.

Coverage of This Policy

Specific privacy policies apply to non-public personal information concerning consumers of certain products and services that we offer. We make those policies available to our customers in accordance with federal law.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA USERS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW: We retain information we receive through this website, including information you give us to open an account or purchase a product or service from us, information you give to us in inquiries and other communications, and records of any transactions you perform. We share this information with affiliated and nonaffiliated parties only as necessary to process and service your transactions with us, or as required by law. Such parties may include those who provide services to us in connection with your accounts or transactions, or who are involved in providing you the services you request. In certain instances they might include a purchaser or potential purchaser of an account. We also report information to credit bureaus in appropriate cases. And we share information with government agencies and law enforcement as necessary. This notice is effective July 1, 2007. Any changes to our policy will be reflected in this location.

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