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The security of personal information about you is a priority. We protect this information by maintaining physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that meet the requirements of applicable law. Please be aware that the applicable law might not be the laws of the country where you are resident. When we use other companies to provide services for us, we require them to protect the confidentiality of personal information they receive.
While we work to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. You must keep your password and other website registration information that you hold confidential. You should also control access to your e-mail and other electronic communications at all times and maintain a secure browser and other internet access devices.
Citi Blog Privacy Statement
Citi Blog allows you to access, view and post content concerning subjects that we post on the website. This Privacy Statement describes how we may collect, use and share any information that you provide when you visit this website, interact with us through the site or our advertisements on third-party websites.
Our Privacy Statement does not cover information you provide to the websites we advertise on and may link to.
- What Information Do We Collect?
- How Do We Use the Information Collected?
- How Do We Use Information From Our Advertisements for this on Other Websites?
- Can You Control Your Information That's Collected and Used Online?
1. What Information Do We Collect
We collect two types of information online: non-identifying information and identifying information.
When you visit our site, we collect the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. In addition, we gather information such as what browser and which version of it you're using, the type of operating system you have, and which site you came from. This information helps us provide an online experience that matches your device.
It's important to note that cookies, pixel tags and other data collection technologies we may use result in the collection of information which does not immediately reveal your identity. Nor will we use this information to attempt to discern your identity. The information gathered helps us improve your online experience and may include:
- Time and duration of your visit to our site
- Pages you viewed while on our site
- URLs of sites from which you arrive or leave this website to help us (or companies we work with) to recognize when you have been directed to our website or to a linked site of a company we work with
- Analytical data that helps us count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around and use our website
In addition to the information described in the previous section, we gather your user name and e-mail address, which are required for you to submit content to the website. In the course of using this website, you may also provide us with other personal information as part of any content that you choose to submit. However, we suggest that you do not include any personal information, such as your full name, address, account number, or even your e-mail address, in such content. If you do choose to provide personal information on the website, you are giving us permission to use and store it consistent with this Privacy Statement. If you are accessing this site on your mobile device (for example via a tablet or mobile app), we may ask for your geographical location to provide you with information. If we have personal information from you, or information that's publicly available from other sources, we may use it in combination with the information that Citi has collected online. We can use this information to better tailor and personalize our service and marketing communications with you, both online and offline.
The personal information you provide online through this website may be forwarded to and held by the Citi business that may be relevant to you based on any request you may make to us for further information on Citi's products and services. You can access and/or request a change to information you provide through this site by telephoning the customer service number for the Citi business to which you directed your information through the site.
2. How Do We Use the Information Collected?
Citi uses the information we collect about and from you to manage our business and to offer a high quality, personalized online experience on our site and third-party websites.The information we collect allows us to:
- Recognize you when you return to our site so we can personalize your experience
- Better respond to you or your requests for relevant product and service information
3. How Do We Use Information from Our Advertisements on Other Websites?
Companies we work with place and track advertisements on third-party websites.
Like most advertisers, we place advertisements where we think they will be most relevant to customers. We place advertisements by developing and using our own marketing segments that may combine online and offline information about our current and prospective customers. In addition, we may use marketing segments provided by online publishers and network advertising companies.
Network advertising companies that provide these services have their own privacy policies and are not subject to this Privacy Statement. Many of these companies provide ways to avoid targeted advertising provided by, or through, them.
4. Can You Control Your Information That's Collected and Used Online?
You can control whether to accept cookies or not. If you decide to not accept cookies, some features on our site may not work properly because we may not be able to execute certain functions. In addition, the information we provide when you visit us may not be relevant to you or tailored to your interests. You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.If you would prefer not to accept cookies, you can:
- Change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it
- Set your browser to automatically not accept any cookies
From time to time, we may change this Privacy Statement. The effective date of this Privacy Statement, as stated below, indicates the last time this Privacy Statement was revised or materially changed. Checking the effective date below allows you to determine whether there have been changes since the last time you reviewed the Privacy Statement.
This Privacy Statement was last modified December 7, 2012.
Citigroup Inc, which is based in the U.S., manages this site and holds all the information described in this Privacy Statement. This disclosure does not address how information is handled by or the policy of any other affiliate or third party site that may be linked to this site.
Questions: Any questions with respect to this policy or how Citi handles personal information can be directed to Blog Comments@citi.com.