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.

Learn more about protecting your identity.

Privacy Notice
Rev. January 2011

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 non-affiliates to market to you   No We don't share
Questions? Call (951) 766-4100 or go to
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 non-affiliates to market to you
State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.
Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
  • The Bank of Hemet does not share with our affiliates.
Non-affiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
  • The Bank of Hemet does not share with non-affiliates so they can market to you.
Joint marketing A formal agreement between non-affiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
  • The Bank of Hemet doesn't jointly market.

Online Privacy and Security

Online Privacy and Security Details

Visitors to Our Website

Visitors to our website remain anonymous, unless they register for a service or otherwise elect to disclose their identity to us.  Although we do not collect personally identifying information about persons who simply visit our site, we do collect certain limited information about visitors, such as their IP address (a unique numeric address assigned automatically to computers when they access the Internet).  We also may place "cookies" on a computer to track a visitor's use of our website through Google Analytics.  A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your hard drive.  We sometimes use cookies to help estimate the number of visitors to our site and to determine which areas are most popular.  The cookie does not provide us with any personally identifying information about you, such as your name or address unless you register with us for a service such as our Online Banking service.

You may refuse to accept these cookies through the privacy settings on your internet devices and browsers.  However, if you do not accept these cookies; you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our website and some online products and services.  For example, we will not be able to recognize your device for online banking and you will need to answer a challenge question each time you log on.

California Do Not Track Disclosure - There are no current standards for "Do Not Track" consumer browser settings on commercial websites; therefore, we do not respond or take action with respect to the "Do Not Track" configuration set on your browser.  

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.

The accuracy of the information The Bank of Hemet maintains is very important.  If you believe we have information about you that is incorrect, outdated or incomplete, or if the information you think is wrong appears on a statement or notice from us, you should call us at (951) 766-4100 or the telephone number shown on the statement or notice.  We will look into this matter and correct our records as appropriate.

The Bank of Hemet may update this Privacy Policy from time to time.  If we make any material change to this Statement or in how we use your personally identifiable information, we will prominently post such change prior to implementing it.

The above information represents the Bank's Privacy Policies Statement effective as of 01/01/2011.  These Privacy Policies apply to individuals, and we reserve the right to change them, along with related provisions, at any time.