its commitment to the privacy of users of this website accessible at msrb.org, including the
Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) system ("EMMA") accessible at emma.msrb.org
(msrb.org and emma.msrb.org, collectively, the "Website").
The Website is administered by the MSRB ("MSRB," "we," "us" or "our"). Each user of the Website ("you" or "your") expressly accepts
not apply to personal information provided to us to fulfill a regulatory requirement, whether
submitted through the MSRB Gateway or otherwise. For other terms and conditions that apply
Information We Collect
In general, the Website collects personal information only when voluntarily submitted by you.
For example, you may provide us your personal information in connection with submitting a
comment or question through the contact page, signing up for email alerts, providing us with
feedback or creating a customized profile on EMMA.
When you access the Website our web servers may automatically recognize and collect
information regarding your referring domain, your type of web browser, operating system
software, screen resolution, cookie preferences and similar technical data.
None of this information is personally identifiable, and we use this information only
in the aggregate to measure overall Website usage patterns and trends.
We may use a technology called "cookies" to provide you with tailored information.
A cookie is a small piece of data that the Website can send to your browser,
which may then be stored on your hard drive so the Website can recognize you
as you browse between web pages on the Website. These cookies may collect information
about the operating system and browser that you are using, and the cookies accumulate
shows us how visitors to the Website navigate through the Website and thus allows us
to make our Website more responsive to your needs by delivering a better and more
personalized experience to you. Like many other websites, the MSRB uses third-party
web analytics services to analyze Website usage and related information that may be
while you browse the Website and for a short time thereafter, and (2) remain on your
computer after you navigate away from the Website. These cookies may identify or
track personal information previously provided by you.
If you do not wish to have cookies sent to your browser, you can change the settings
on your browser to stop it from automatically accepting cookies. While rejecting cookies
will not normally affect your browsing or your ability to access the features on the Website,
you may find that certain navigational elements of the Website have limited functionality.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We do not sell your personal information to third parties for commercial purposes.
However, we may use your personal information for the following:
- for the specific purpose for which the personal information was provided
(for example, to sign up for e-mail alerts,
to create customized profile on EMMA or to submit feedback);
- to provide you with information, products or services, or access to customized content;
- to improve the content, appearance and utility of the Website;
- to trace your use of the Website for internal research purposes;
- to notify you of updates or changes to the Website or any products or
services we offer or provide through the Website;
- to provide any necessary notices or email communications to you;
- in any other way we may describe when you provide personal information;
- for any other purpose with your consent; and
- to comply with certain contractual, legal or regulatory obligations.
We reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe that disclosing such
information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may
be causing injury or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally)
our rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
We may also disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena,
when requested from a United States government regulatory body or law enforcement agency, or
when we believe such disclosure is required under our obligations as a self-regulatory organization.
Accessing and Changing Your Information
You may obtain a summary of your personal information on record with us.
If your personal information changes, you may update it by contacting us at the address listed below.
you may send a message through our Contact page or write to Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board,
1900 Duke Street, Suite 600, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. When contacting us, please be sure to
provide us with your exact e-mail address, name, address and/or telephone number(s) help us
handle your request correctly.
We are committed to keeping personal information secure, and we have reasonable technical,
administrative and physical safeguards in place to protect your personal information from loss,
misuse or alteration. Although we use reasonable and proper measures to safeguard against
unauthorized disclosure or your personal information, because such information can be accessed
through the Internet, no assurances can be provided that your personal information will never be
We do not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information through our Website from users under
13 years of age. No information should be submitted to this Website by guests under 13 years of age.
Leaving the Website
After leaving the Website, whether via a link contained on the Website or through the use of
We are not responsible for the privacy or security policies or practices employed by any other website.
We make no guarantees, representations or warranties as to the privacy or security policies or practices
of any other website, including websites that may be reached by links from the Website.
Trademark and Copyright Notices
"Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board," "Electronic Municipal Market Access" and
"EMMA" are either registered or unregistered trademarks of MSRB.
Copyright©2014 Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.