We Recognize Your Expectation Of Privacy
We understand that you expect us to maintain proper safeguards to protect confidential information you provide to us. The privacy of your information is protected not only by state and federal laws but by our commitment to the protection of your financial information. We have established policies and procedures to help prevent misuse of that information. This Policy has been prepared to explain to you what types of information we collect, how we use that information, and the circumstances under which we may share all or part of the information. Under no circumstances do we provide deposit or loan account personal information to third parties for the purpose of independent telemarketing or direct mail marketing of any non-financial products or services of those companies. We disclose information permitted or required by a variety of federal and state laws, as required to consummate your transaction, and as directed by you. Our strict policies to protect your information applies equally to current (active) accounts as well as inactive (closed) accounts both loans and deposits.
Your Security and Protection When Online
It is of utmost importance for us to protect your personal information when you are online to our website. We go to great lengths to make sure that your transactions are confidential and secure.
Our Internet Banking System uses a combination of industry-approved security technologies to protect data for the bank and for you, our customers. It features password-controlled system entry, an issued Digital ID for the bank’s server, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol for data encryption, and a router loaded with a firewall to regulate the inflow and outflow of server traffic. To deter users from repeated login attempts, our online system requires the user to key in a Log-In “3 Strikes and your out” mechanism. After three unsuccessful login attempts, the system locks the user out, requiring either a designated wait period or a phone call to the bank to verify the password before re-entry into the system. Upon successful login, the Digital ID, authenticates the user’s identity and establishes a secure session with that visitor. Once the server session is established, the user and the server are in a secured environment. Because the server has been certified as a 128-bit secure severata traveling between the user and the server is encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. With SSL, data then travels between the bank and customer, is encrypted and can only be decrypted with the public and private key pair. The bank’s server issues a public key to the end user’s browser and creates a temporary private key. These two keys are the only combination possible for that session. When the session is complete, the keys expire and the whole process starts over when a new end user makes a server connection.
Encryption, Firewalls, and Other Protection
All requests must pass or filter through a router and firewall before they are permitted to reach our server. A router is a piece of hardware that works in conjunction with the firewall. The firewall is a piece of software that blocks and directs traffic coming into our server. This configuration only allows traffic necessary to process acceptable data requests, such as sending customer requests to the bank or retrieving web pages.
All personal and account information that passes between your computer and First Capital Bank’s Online Banking is encrypted. This means that while your information is in transit, it is scrambled so that only First Capital Bank’s computer equipment can reassemble it to its original text format. When our bank sends personal account information to you, it is also encrypted so that only your computer can decipher it and reconstruct the data transmitted.
Your User ID/Password and Privacy of Your Information
The most important way of protecting your Online Banking transactions is by your self-selected User ID and Password. Be sure to keep them a secret. Memorize them and, if you need to maintain a written record of the codes, it is recommended that you store them away from your computer in a secure place and not in your wallet or purse. Always make sure that no one is watching you enter the information and always log off the First Capital Bank Online Banking website whenever you are away from your computer (click the log out button). If your computer is left unattended and the browser is running with your User ID and Passwords entered, anyone can gain access to your accounts. It is recommended that you change your Password often and do not use simple words or numbers in sequence. It is recommended that you use upper case and lower case numbers and letters and use symbols that are unique to you. Stay away from obvious words and numbers, like a family member’s birthday or name.
Visitors to our bank’s Website remain anonymous. We do not collect identifying information about visitors to our site. We may use standard software to collect non-identifying information about our visitors, such as; (1) Date and time out site was accessed; (2) IP address (A numeric address given to servers connected to the Internet); (3) Web browser used; (4) City, State, and country. If collected, the bank would use this information only to create summary statistics and to determine the level of interest in information available on our site. Visitors may elect to provide us with personal information via E-mail, online registration forms, or our guest book. Any information provided would only be used internally, as appropriate, to handle the sender’s request. Information you provide will not be disseminated or sold to other organizations. Some areas of our Website may use a “cookie” temporarily stored in the visitor’s computer memory (RAM) to allow the web server to log the pages you use within the site and to know if you have visited the site before.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are cookies? - A cookie is a file sent from a website to your computers hard drive that is logged on to the site. This file allows the site to recognize whether the computer has been there before and what security requirements and browser preference the computer requires. Only the site that sent the cookie can read the cookie, and only information that has been given directly by the logged on user to the site is accessible. Computer viruses cannot be transmitted through cookies.
Do I have to accept cookies? - You as a customer can choose not to accept cookies. You may do this by making the appropriate selection from your browser options. However, certain services require cookies for effective delivery. Whenever this is the case, you will be informed that you will need to allow cookies if you wish to receive the service. Cookies also make your visit to a site simpler by keeping you from having to re-enter your password every time you change pages within a secure session.
About Children's Online Privacy
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was passed to give parents increased control over what information is collected from their children online and how such information is used. The law applies to websites and services directed to, and which knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13. First Capital Bank's Web sites and online services are not directed to children under the age of 13, nor is information knowingly collected from them. For additional information on COPPA protections, link to the Federal Trade Commission's website at www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens. For further information, the Federal Government has created a Web site, Kidz Privacy, aimed at educating both parents and children about the dangers of the Internet and how to browse safely.
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