Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

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By using this website or accessing, browsing, reading or downloading information from this website, you agree to be bound by these terms of use in addition to any and all applicable laws and regulations.  If you do not agree to these terms of use, please exit this website now.

These terms of use are subject to change by SBFE at any time without notice.  Please check this website periodically for changes to the terms of use.  Any changes to the terms of use supersede and replace all previously posted terms of use.

Privacy policy

It is SBFE’s policy to respect and protect the privacy of our visitors.  This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you solely as a result of your use of this website and how that information is used and kept. Using the Internet should be a safe and enjoyable experience, and we take every precaution to make it so.

Users can visit our website without revealing any personal information. If one chooses to provide personal information while on our website for the purposes of correspondence or processing a request, it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information.

If users tell us that they do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact, we will respect those wishes.

SBFE recognizes the importance of protecting any information we may collect from visitors to our website.  Our policy is to keep this collected information for internal purposes only, and we maintain fitting security measures to keep this information private and secure.  This information is not disclosed to third parties for commercial purposes, as the SBFE is committed to protecting our visitors’ privacy.


This website is operated by SBFE.  No material from this website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way except in accordance with this Policy.  All materials contained on this website are subject to copyright protection by SBFE or are licensed or otherwise published by SBFE with the permission of the owner of the material.  All rights in such materials published with permission of the material’s owner are reserved to the respective owners.

SBFE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ALL LIABILITY FOR, DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF USE, REFERENCE TO, OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE. All content located at or available from the SBFE website is provided “as is,” and SBFE makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement of proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, SBFE makes no representation or warranty that content located on the SBFE website is free from error or suitable for any purpose; nor that the use of such content will not infringe any third-party copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights.


Although the SBFE website may include links providing direct access to other Internet resources, including websites, SBFE is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites.  Links from SBFE to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by SBFE of the third parties or their products and services.

These terms of use will be construed, interpreted and applied according to the laws of the State of New York and of the United States.

FOR California Residents

SBFE, in its ordinary course of business and in accordance with SBFE’s associated contractual commitments, receives, stores, and transmits information of California residents.  SBFE does not receive, store, transmit or otherwise share information for marketing purposes or information of those under the age of 16.  Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”), SBFE must disclose the categories of information it receives, stores, and transmits, which may include, without limitation: an individuals’ name, address, city, state, ZIP code, telephone number, Social Security number, and certain payment information (but not the CVV code or expiration date).  SBFE receives such information from small business lenders that have contracted with SBFE to store the information, and the information that SBFE collects is provided to credit reporting agencies that use the information to provide commercial credit reports and other similar products and services to small business lenders.  California residents may request the specific pieces of information SBFE has collected, may opt-out of the sale of their personal information, and may request that their personal information be removed.  If you are a California resident and would like to make a request that is permissible under the CCPA, please contact your lending institution.  If your request is permissible under the CCPA, your lending institution will inform SBFE and your lending institution will take the appropriate steps to remove your data from SBFE’s records.   If you would like to make any requests permitted by the CCPA, please contact SBFE at ccpa@sbfe.org.

Updated March, 2020