Privacy & Security

Phishing and Identity Theft

Your identity is one of the most valuable things you own.  It's important to keep your identity from being stolen by someone who can potentially harm your good name and financial well-being.  The simple fact is you can protect yourself against most forms of identity theft.  The first step is education.

Click here to learn more about protecting your identity.
 

Privacy Notice
Rev. January 2011

  FACTS                                  WHAT DOES THE BANK OF HEMET DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
  Why? Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
  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 and income
  • Account Balance and account transactions
  • Transaction History and payment history
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 The Bank of Hemet chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
 Reasons we can share your personal informationDoes The Bank of Hemet 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
Yes No
For joint marketing with other financial companies No We don't share
For our affiliates' everyday business purposes-
information about your transactions and experiences
Yes No
For our affiliates' everyday business purposes-
information about your creditworthiness
No We don't share
For our affiliates to market to you No We don't share
For our nonaffiliates to market to you   No We don't share
 Questions? Call (951) 766-4100 or go to www.bankofhemet.com
 What we do
How does The Bank of Hemet 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.
How does The Bank of Hemet collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you
  • open an account or use your credit card or debit card
  • pay your bills or apply for a loan
  • make deposits or withdrawals from your account
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.
 Definitions
Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
  • The Bank of Hemet does not share with our affiliates.
Nonaffiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
  • The Bank of Hemet 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.
  • The Bank of Hemet doesn't jointly market.

Online Privacy and Security

Cookies

To evaluate the usefulness of our website, we may use a software cookie to gather data about the usage of our website, for instance, domain name, pages visited, and length of user session.  A cookie is a small piece of information that a website stores on your web browser and can later retrieve.  A cookie cannot be read by a website other than the one that set the cookie.

IP Address

An Internet Protocol ("IP) address is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider.  Web servers automatically identify your computer by it IP address.  We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.  Your IP address also may be used to gather broad demographic information. 

Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain hyperlinks and pointers to internet sites maintained by third parties.  These links are provided for your reference only. We do not control or operate such third-party sites.  Many third-party sites have their own privacy policies that differ from ours.  This privacy notice only covers our website and does not cover any other site.  While we make every effort to keep our information secure, we do not control the policies of other sites.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly solicit data from persons under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly market to persons under the age of 13.  We recognize that protecting children's identities and privacy online is important and that the responsibility to do so rests with both the online industry and with parents.

If you a have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us by calling (951) 766-4100.