Privacy policy

Privacy of Information

In order to help you (individuals, institutions and companies) make use of subscriptions to publications that you have taken out, and to make use of certain other services and increase ease of use, we need to ask you to provide us with some information. Any information you give us will be treated as confidential.

Your individual personal details will not be passed on to any third party without your consent. You may review and change the information we store about you on the IMF e-Library web site by signing in and going to Personal Details.

We may share information about usage of our web site with reputable third-party companies for the purpose of targeting our advertisements on this site and other sites we host. For this purpose we, and our third-party companies, may note some of the pages you visit on our web site. The information collected by any third-party company is not personally identifiable.

Email sent to us may not be secure. If you choose to send us an email message we may retain the content of the email, your email address and our response, and it becomes the property of the IMF.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small files, created while using a site, that enable additional functionality. They perform various functions such as saving your password, listing potential purchases in a shopping cart and saving your preferences, and are a required feature to support such personalization features on the IMF e-Library. Your browser is probably set to accept Cookies, but if you prefer not to receive Cookies you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse them. You can use our site without Cookies enabled as long as you do not want to register, sign in, or use any of the personalization features.

Linked sites

The IMF provides links to a variety of other Internet resources. These sites are not governed by this privacy policy and users are encouraged to view the privacy policy of such other web sites before using or providing any information to the site.


We encourage users of the IMF e-Library to review the Privacy Policy Statement periodically for updates. We reserve the right to change its privacy policies at any time. Changes are effective when posted to this site.