IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY
BECAUSE YOUR TRUST IS SO IMPORTANT
Your trust is the cornerstone of our relationship. That is why we work so diligently to safeguard your privacy. The information that you provide us is kept in the strictest of confidence. We have no intentions of selling personal information about our customers to third-party businesses. We are proud to make that commitment to you, because your trust is the foundation of our business.
We first define some terms.
Nonpublic personal information means information about you that we collect in connection with providing a financial product or service to you. Nonpublic personal information does not include information that is available from public sources, such as telephone directories or government records. Hereafter, we will use the term “information” to mean nonpublic personal information as defined in this section.
An affiliate is a company we own or control, a company that owns or controls us, or a company that is owned or controlled by the same company that owns or controls us. Ownership does not mean complete ownership, but means owning enough to have control.
A non-affiliated third party is a person we do not employ or a company that is not an affiliate of ours. This is also known as non-affiliated third party, or simply, an “other party.”
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect information about you from the following sources:
Information you give us on applications or other forms
Information about your transactions with other parties
INFORMATION WE DISCLOSE ABOUT YOU
We do NOT disclose any information about you to anyone, except as permitted by law. Examples of this might include disclosures necessary to service your account or prevent unauthorized transactions.
THE CONFIDENTIALITY, SECURITY, AND INTEGRITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We restrict access to information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect this information.
INFORMATION ABOUT FORMER CUSTOMERS
We do not disclose information about former customers, except as permitted by law.
Like other web sites, your IP number is visible to us when you visit our web site. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are connected to the Internet. It is, most likely, a different number every time you log onto your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Your IP number is visible to most of the web sites that you visit. We use the IP address to track traffic at our site, assisting us in determining the areas of our web site that are being accessed.
There are instances where you may elect to provide us with personal information: if you fill out one of our information request forms or send us email. This will generally include information like your name, your mailing address, the kind of request you are making, and the best time and way to contact you. We can only obtain this information if you volunteer it. Any information that you provide will be kept confidential. This information is used internally only for the purpose of fulfilling the request or for contacting you directly and is not given or sold to any other organization. You should remember that any correspondence between you and the bank via email is not secure, and therefore, you should use caution and not include personal information (account numbers, balances, social security number, etc.) in email.