Protecting Information Online
Whether you are a current customer or just visiting us online, we safeguard the information you provide us.
Online Account Access SecurityYou establish a private password that must be provided every time you log onto the Online Account Access system. For added protection the following is recommended:
- Do not share your username and password with anyone else.
- Make sure no one is watching you when you type in your username and password.
- Change your password frequently.
- Use the most recent version of a recommended browser that supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and 128-bit encryption.
- To verify that your online session is secure, look for https:, instead of http:, on the URL, and a secure symbol on the status bar of your browser located on the lower part of your screen.
- Do not leave your computer unattended during an online session.
- Click logout to end your online session.
- Report known incidents of unauthorized account access immediately.
Browser RequirementsThere are two types of secure browsers available to you at present: 40-bit encryption and 128-bit encryption. We recommend using the following browsers with 128-bit encryption:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
- Netscape 6.0 or higher
CookiesWe use “cookies” to provide you with better service while you are online with us. A cookie is a small text file that can be placed on your system to allow us to customize your viewing of this site. Our website does require users to accept “cookies” to access all features of this site.
How We Handle E-mailE-mail transmitted across the Internet is normally not encrypted and may be intercepted by third parties. You should use precautions before electing to send any confidential or private information via e-mail. In turn, we will endeavor to avoid transmitting confidential information in our response to you. We will, however, collect the content of your e-mail to meet legal and regulatory requirements.