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Privacy Statement

PRIVACY POLICY NOTICE

Protecting your privacy is important to Kent Bank and our employees.  We want you to understand what information we collect and how we use it.  In order to provide our customers with a broad range of financial products and services as effectively and conveniently as possible, we use technology to manage and maintain customer information.  The following policy serves as a standard for all Kent Bank employees for collection, use, retention and security of nonpublic personal information.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect “nonpublic personal information” about you from the following sources:

  • Information we receive from you on applications or other loan and account forms;
  • Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others; and
  • Information we receive from third parties such as credit bureaus.

 

“Nonpublic personal information” is nonpublic information about you that we obtain in connection with providing a financial product or service to you.  For example, nonpublic personal information includes information regarding your account balance, payment history and overdraft history.

WHAT INFORMATION WE DISCLOSE
We are permitted under law to share information about our experiences or transactions with you or your account (such as your account balance and your payment history with us) with companies related to us by common control or ownership (“affiliates”).  We also may share additional information about you or your account (such as information we receive from you in applications and information from credit reporting agencies) with our affiliates.  You may direct us not to disclose to our affiliates information that does not relate solely to our or our affiliates’ experiences or transactions with you or your account (such as the application information and credit bureau information) by calling us at (815)443-2711.

We also are permitted under law to disclose nonpublic personal information about you to “nonaffiliated third parties” (i.e., third parties that are not members of our corporate family) in certain circumstances.  For example, we may disclose nonpublic personal information about you to such third parties to assist us in servicing your loan or account with us; to government entities in response to subpoenas; and to credit bureaus.  We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to any other third parties, except as permitted by law.

If you decide to close your account(s) or become an inactive customer, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices described in this notice.

OUR SECURITY PROCEDURES
We also take steps to safeguard customer information.  We restrict access to your personal and account information to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you.  We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your nonpublic personal information.

CHILDREN'S ONLINE PROTECTION
This website is not directed to children, although we may periodically advertise special accounts that may be appropriate for children. Parents of children interested in any of our online services should contact us at one of our offices.

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