The Privacy Act requires federal agencies to provide a notice, or “Privacy Act statement” whenever an agency asks for an individual's personal information (usually on a form) and the information will become part of a system of records. The Privacy Act statement must explain why the personal information is being collected and how it will be used.
Below is an example of one of the NCUA’s Privacy Act statements.
Privacy Act Statement for MyCreditUnion.gov Inquiry Form
The information collected is solicited to provide the NCUA with data that is necessary and useful in reviewing requests received from individuals regarding their interactions with federal and federally insured credit unions. You are not required to give us this information. However, without such information, our ability to complete a review or to provide requested assistance may be hindered. It is intended that the information you provide to us will be used within the NCUA and provided to the credit union that is the subject of your complaint or inquiry. As required by law, we may make additional disclosures of such information.