Privacy and Security

FACTS WHAT DOES SECURITY STATE BANK DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Why?

About Security State Bank

What? The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:

  • Social Security number
  • Account balances
  • Payment history
  • Credit history
  • Overdraft history
  • Checking account information

When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.

How? All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons Security State Bank chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons we can share your personal information Does Security State Bank share? Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday business purposes -such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus Yes No
For our marketing purposes -to offer our products and services to you No We Don’t Share
For joint marketing with other financial companies No We Don’t Share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes -information about your transactions and experiences No We Don’t Share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes -information about your creditworthiness No We Don’t Share
For nonaffiliates to market to you No We Don’t Share
Questions? Call toll-free 800-835-3728 or go to www.securitystatebk.com
What We Do
How does Security State Bank protect my personal information? To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.We also maintain other physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect this information and we limit access to information to those employees for whom access is appropriate.
How does Security State Bank collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you

  • Open an account
  • Make deposits or withdrawals from your account
  • Give us your contact information
  • Provide your mortgage information
  • Make a wire transfer

We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates, or other companies.

Why can’t I limit all sharing? Federal law gives you the right to limit only

  • sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes – information about your creditworthiness
  • affiliates from using your information to market to you
  • sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you

State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing. See below for more on your rights under state law.

Definitions
Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.

  • Security State Bank does not share with our affiliates.
Nonaffiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.

  • Security State Bank does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.
Joint Marketing A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.

  • Security State Bank doesn’t jointly market.
Other Important Information
For Alaska, Illinois, Maryland and North Dakota Customers: We will not share personal information with nonaffiliates either for them to market to you or for joint marketing – without your authorization. For California Customers: We will not share personal information with nonaffiliates either for them to market to you or for joint marketing – without your authorization. We will also limit our sharing of personal information about you with our affiliates to comply with all California privacy laws that apply to us.

Security Statement

Our website brings together a combination of industry-approved security technologies to protect data for the bank and for you, our customer. It features a VeriSign-issued Digital ID for the bank’s Internet Service Provider hosting our website, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol for data encryption, and a router and firewall to regulate the inflow and outflow of server traffic.

Secure Data Transfer

Once a server session is established on an https secure page, the user and the server are in a secured environment. Because the server has been certified as a 128-bit secure server by VeriSign, data traveling between the user and the server is encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. With SSL, data that travels between the bank and customer is encrypted and can only be decrypted with the public and private key pair. In short, 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 session.

Router and Firewall

Secure forms must filter through a router and firewall before they are permitted to reach the server. A router, a piece of hardware, works in conjunction with the firewall, a piece of software, to block and direct traffic coming to the server. The configuration begins by disallowing ALL traffic and then opens holes only when necessary to process acceptable data requests, such as retrieving web pages or sending customer requests to the bank.

Using the above technologies, your Internet loan application and check reorder transactions are secure.

Texts and Emails

Security State Bank will not request your banking information through email or text messages. Texts and emails are only sent regarding your accounts when initiated by you.
If you should have any questions about a text or email you receive please contact your local branch.