NFA Website Disclaimer and Privacy Policy


Except as otherwise noted, the content of the National Futures Association website, including but not limited to text, graphics and icons, are copyrighted materials of National Futures Association (NFA). You may not copy or display for redistribution to third-parties for commercial purposes any portion of the content without the prior written permission of NFA. You may, however, download one copy of any and all materials on the site for personal, non-commercial use provided that you do not modify or alter the materials in any way, nor delete or change any copyright or trademark notice.

Because of the possibility of human and mechanical error as well as other factors, NFA is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the information contained in or accessed through this site. All such information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.

Our website is not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that information is or has been submitted by or collected from a child under the age of 13, we will delete this information.

Privacy Policy

As part of our normal operations we collect, and in some cases, disclose information about you. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of or your information. If you are not comfortable with any of the terms or policies described in this Privacy Policy, we ask that you discontinue use of our site.

Except as described below, we do not generally collect, use or share personal information about you when you access our website.

When you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the browser, operating system, date and time you access our site; the Internet Protocol ("IP") address of the computer or Internet connection you use; the Internet address of the website from which you are referred to our site; and the page(s) from which you exited our site. From time to time, we may disclose this information and other information aggregated from analytic tools (see Analytics below) to third parties. NFA and some third parties use this information to meet the needs of website visitors, understand web traffic patterns and identify opportunities to improve the quality of NFA's website. If we engage a third party, the third party must contractually agree to adhere to confidentiality obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy. NFA may also use this information, and share it with certain third parties, in the course of performing its regulatory responsibilities.

Some of our applications use cookies. These cookies identify your "session." Once you exit our site, these "session cookies" expire (either when you close your browser or after 30 minutes). We also use "tracking cookies" to collect information regarding website usage (e.g., the number of visitors to different sections of our website) to analyze traffic to our website and improve user experience.

We do not obtain personally identifying information unless you provide it. However, if you send us personally identifying information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address (for example, in an email message containing an information request or a complaint), we use the information to follow up on your request. We may, as required or permitted by law or in the course of performing our regulatory responsibilities, provide personally identifiable information, such as your name and address, or any other information that you provide, without your permission to persons or organizations that request this information and are legally authorized to receive it.

Certain portions of our site are part of or provide access to systems that contain U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission records. When you access one of these systems, your usage may be monitored, recorded, and subject to audit, and, by your use, you consent to monitoring and recording. Unauthorized use of these systems is prohibited and subject to criminal and civil penalties. The Commission requires that you use a complex password for accessing Commission records and that you change your password at a regular interval.

When you access our site, the collection, use and distribution of your information will be handled according to the terms and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy and the privacy impact assessment for those with access to the NFA Applications System Suite ("Applications Suite"). If you object to the policies outlined in this Privacy Policy and the privacy impact assessment, we ask that you do not submit information or access our site. For a detailed overview of the systems encompassed in the Applications Suite, the information that is collected and stored, and its usage, distribution and maintenance, please review the privacy impact assessment.


Google Site Search and Google Analytics

NFA uses Google Site Search as the search function on our website. In conjunction with Google Site Search, NFA uses Google Analytics to collect non-personal information to enhance our search and content provided on our website. Google Analytics provides NFA with data on search usage (what visitors search for on our site, whether visitors refined a search, and where they go after searching), trending terms (what visitors are searching for) and pages (which pages on our site have the most search usage).

In order to distinguish one search from another, Google Analytics may create several tracking cookies on a visitor's computer which will expire after two years have passed since the initial visit.

Google explicitly and expressly forbids the collection of personally identifiable information in the Terms of Service for Google Analytics, and as such NFA has not attempted to make, has not made, and will never make modifications that would enable Google Analytics to collect any such information. Google Analytics does not collect any personally identifiable information by default. Google Analytics collects the Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses of computers or Internet connections used by visitors to websites which Google Analytics has been installed. Google Analytics does not reveal or expose the IP addresses of visitors to NFA.

Learn more about Google Analytics privacy and Google's own privacy policy.

Third-party Links

NFA does not endorse or guarantee any third-party links found on this website. The products and services offered on third-party sites are not products of NFA, and NFA cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by the linked sites. You should not consider NFA's linking to any website to be an endorsement by NFA, or any of its employees, or the sponsors of the site or the information or products presented on that site.


NFA's website utilizes various information security measures such as firewalls, encrypted data transmission and other security techniques to protect your personal data. However, please keep in mind that transmitting information via the Internet is never completely secure and thus any information submitted may be intercepted, collected, used or disclosed by others. Therefore, we are not responsible for the security or confidentiality of communications you send to us through the Internet using email messages.

NFA is committed to operating this website with the highest ethical standards and appropriate internal controls. NFA follows the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53, 'Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems' to secure its website and systems. NFA does not otherwise divulge details of its information security plan.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

NFA's Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plan consists of a Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of "by next business day, or sooner" and a Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of "five minutes or less." The plan is tested semi-annually.

Disclaimer and Privacy Policy Changes

NFA reserves the right to modify or update this Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. Any modifications or updates shall be effective on posting to NFA's website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact NFA's Information Center.

This Disclaimer and Privacy Policy was last updated October 25, 2016.