If you apply for Online Banking, we will collect personally identifiable information about you, just as we would for a transaction conducted in person at a branch. We will use this information (and may furnish it to a third-party service provider) to complete a transaction that you have initiated, to provide you with the services that you have requested, or as otherwise permitted by you or by law. The Bank collects personally identifiable information about you only on secure Web pages. There are two ways to determine whether or not the Web page you are visiting is secure:
1. Look at the address of the Web page being viewed. An "s" at the end of http indicates that you have accessed a secure server using SSL technology (defined below). Thus, any web page beginning with https:// is secure.
2. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Netscape Navigator 6.1 or a higher version of either of these browsers, look at the lower right hand corner of the browser's window. A picture of a lock or key, depending on the browser, should be visible. If the lock is closed or the key is solid, you are visiting a secure web page. If the lock is open or the key is broken, however, the site you are visiting is not secure.
DO NOT INPUT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ON A WEB PAGE THAT IS NOT IDENTIFIED AS BEING SECURE.
SSL is the abbreviation for an encryption technology called Secure Sockets Layer. SSL provides secure communications over the Internet by verifying that the server to which you are connected is the one it claims to be. It also encrypts all transactions between the parties.
Encryption is the way in which information is scrambled when it is sent over the Internet. Your data is made indecipherable to any other party when encryption is used. The strongest form of encryption available over the Internet today is 128-bit. We currently accept 128-bit or higher encryption for security.
Cookies are pieces of data assigned by a Web Server to the browser on your PC. Cookies help web sites recognize return visitors. When you return to a web site that you have visited before your browser gives this data back to the server. The site that has sent the cookie is the only one that can read the cookie.
Although you can set your browser to reject cookies. If you do reject cookies, however, you may not be able to access or use all parts of this Web site. An alternative to rejecting all cookies is to reject cookies when you are browsing, but accept cookies when you want to use any of the special features of the Web site.
If you access information via a public computer, such as at a public library, it is important that you properly log off each interactive feature on the web site that you have visited, such as Online Banking. This will help ensure the security and privacy of your visit.
Web Site Links
You may be able to link to other Web sites from this one. Be advised we do not control how the owners of other Web sites use information that you might provide to them, and we are not responsible for the privacy and security of these sites. Please review the privacy and security policy of each Web site you visit prior to providing them with personal information. The Bank disclaims all liability for any third-party Web site providers and for the fitness of their products and services.
THE USE OF ANY LINK FROM THIS WEB SITE TO A THIRD-PARTY WEB SITE EVIDENCES YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL NOT HOLD THE BANK LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM RESULTING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THE THIRD-PARTY LINKED WEBSITE.
Protection of Information
We understand that the protection of your non-public personal information is of the utmost importance. We maintain procedures and policies to safeguard your privacy. We restrict employee access to customer information to only those who have a business reason to know such information, and we educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and customer privacy. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard our non-public personal information.