Huron Community Bank
Huron Community Bank (HCB) believes the basis of each customer relationship is
trust. If you have chosen to do business with HCB we are obligated to honor that
relationship with great care, beginning with the information you have chosen to
share with us. We understand that your privacy should not be compromised. At the
same time, we want to offer you the array of financial products and services you
need to accomplish your financial goals. We believe we can do both through the
HCB collects, retains, and uses non-public personal information about you from
the following sources:
Information we receive from you on applications or other forms;
Information about your transactions with us or others; and
Information we receive from consumer-reporting agencies.
HCB does not disclose non-public personal information about you to anyone except
as permitted by law. Examples of instances where we are permitted by law to
make such disclosures include, but are not limited to, the following:
You request or authorize the disclosure;
The information is provided to help complete a transaction initiated by you;
The information is provided to a reputable credit bureau or similar information
reporting agency; or
The disclosure is otherwise lawfully permitted or required (e.g. subpoena,
investigation of fraudulent activity, request by regulator, etc.)
We may, however, disclose all of the information we collect, as described above,
to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other financial
institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements.
If you should decide to close your account(s) with HCB or become an inactive
customer, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices set
forth in this notice.
Each HCB director, officer and employee is required to follow our 'Code of
Business Conduct', which states that all customer information is considered
private and privileged and is to be used solely for the purpose of providing you
with the finest service available. We restrict access to your personal and
account information to those employees who need to know that information to
provide products and services to you. HCB maintains physical, electronic, and
procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your nonpublic
HCB also recognizes the need for security on the Internet, which is why we have
security standards and procedures in place to protect against unauthorized
disclosure of information or access to information about you from our website.
Visitors to HCB's Website remain anonymous. We do not collect identifying
information about visitors to our site. 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. We may also use standard software to collect
non-identifying information about our visitors, such as:
Date and time our site was accessed
IP address (A numeric address given to servers connected to the Internet)
Web browser used
City, state, and country
HCB uses this information to create summary statistics and to determine the
level of interest in information available on our site. You can set your Web
browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set.
Visitors may elect to provide us with personal information via E-mail, online
registration forms, or our guest book. This information is used internally, as
appropriate, to handle the sender's request. It is not disseminated or sold to
other organizations. However, please be aware that electronic E-mail
communications over the internet are not secure. When communicating with HCB
via E-mail, do not include sensitive, non-public personal information such as
account numbers, social security numbers or other identifying information.
At HCB, we value our customer relationships. We want you to understand how we
use the information you provide and our commitment to ensuring your personal
privacy. If you have any questions about how HCB protects your confidential
information, please call your local branch office or contact us using the e-mail
reply function located on our webpage.
On-Line Banking Security Statement
Our On-Line Banking System brings together a combination of industry-approved
security technologies to protect data for the bank and for you, our customer.
It features password-controlled system entry, a VeriSign-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.
Secure Access and Verifying User Authenticity
To begin a session with the bank's server the user must key in a Log-in ID and
a password. Our system, the Internet Banking System, uses a "3 strikes and you're
out" lock-out mechanism to deter users from repeated login attempts. 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 from VeriSign,
the experts in digital identification certificates, authenticates the user's
identity and establishes a secure session with that visitor.
Secure Data Transfer
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 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
Requests 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 banking transactions are secure.
Additional Huron Community Bank Documents
Huron Community Bank Privacy Disclosure
HCB Electronic Funds Transfer Disclosure
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