Advantage Bank Online Privacy Notice

Advantage Bank is committed to respecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information on our website at www.advantagebanks.com (“the Site”). The Site is owned and controlled by Advantage Bank although hosting and other functions may be provided by Advantage Bank’s service providers ("Service Providers") or other companies affiliated with Advantage Bank.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT:

Anonymous Site Visit Information When you visit our Site, we collect the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. In addition, we gather information such as what browser you’re using, the type of operating system you have, the pages you visit on the Site and the website you last visited before our Site. This information is collected anonymously and helps us optimize the site to best match your device and improve your overall user experience.

Online Account Applications, Forms and Surveys If you choose to complete an application, form or survey on the Site we may collect additional information beyond the Anonymous Site Visit Information. The information collected varies by each form and may include your name, address, telephone number, social security number, date of birth, income, debts, email address, account history information, employment history and other credit qualification information.

Online Banking If you bank online with us, you are required to create an online banking account by supplying a username, password, email address, and answers to security questions. We retain this information to identify your customer profile and allow you to securely conduct your online banking activity.

Digital Advertising To deliver relevant digital advertising to you and track ad performance, we utilize cookies and beacons from Service Providers to collect anonymous data. Cookies are a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on The Site. If you would prefer, you can choose to not accept cookies by following your browser’s instructions for disabling or deleting cookies.  We also employ a software technology called Clear GIFS that helps us better manage our advertising content displayed on third-party sites. Clear GIFS are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. Clear GIFS are embedded invisibly on web pages and we do not tie the information gathered by clear GIFS to personally identifiable information.

This anonymous data collected for digital advertising includes:

  • information such as a web visitor’s IP address
  • web pages which have been viewed by a web visitor
  • date and time, domain type
  • and responses by a web visitor to an advertisement delivered by our Service Providers

The collection of this anonymous data allows us and our Service Providers to better target advertising to user interests and limit the number of times a person sees a given advertisement.

Children's Online Privacy Our Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. Please do not access or use our Site or if you are under 13 years of age. By using our Site, you affirm that you are over the age of 13. For more information about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), visit the FTC website: http://www.ftc.gov/.

Third Party Links We may reference links in our content to other websites (including blogs, articles, products, services, news sites and other web sites) controlled by third parties who are not affiliated with Advantage Bank (Third- Party Sites). These Third-Party Sites may not follow our same privacy, security, or accessibility standards. We are not associated with the Third-Party Sites referenced and are not responsible for, or endorse or guarantee, the content, web sites, products, services or operations of the Third-Party Sites or their affiliates. We are not responsible for how these Third-Party Sites collect information. We cannot guarantee how these Third-Party Sites use cookies, or if they place cookies on your computer that may identify you personally. We urge you to review the privacy policies of each of the linked websites you visit before providing them with any personally identifiable information.  When possible we provide a notice before leaving our Site and visiting a Third-Party-Site. In addition to Advantage Bank’s Site referencing third party links, periodically, third party websites may link back to online properties owned and operated by us, including websites, blogs, articles, products, services, news and more. We may not be associated with these third party sites linking back to our website. Furthermore, we are not responsible for and do not guarantee the content, products, services or operations of third party sites linking to us. Advantage Bank does not guarantee and is not responsible for the privacy or security of third party websites linking to our website, including the reliability, accuracy and completeness of the information they provide.

Changes to this Notice We may add to, delete, or change the terms of this Online Privacy Notice from time to time by posting a notice of the change (or an amended Online Privacy Notice) at this website. Your continued use of our website or any online service following notification will constitute your agreement to the revised Online Privacy Notice.

Questions If you have any questions regarding this Online Privacy Notice, you can call us at 888-678-1982.

 

 

 

Rev: March 2018