The following privacy principles were established to maintain the security, integrity and confidentiality of your personal financial information.
The type of information we collect –
We routinely collect and retain the information we obtain from your account applications, transaction history (for deposits, loans, credit cards, etc.) and from consumer reports. This information helps us:
- To establish and administer your accounts. (Example: We ask for personally identifying information to protect your accounts from fraud)
- To satisfy certain regulatory requirements. (Example: When you open an account that pays interest, we are required by the Internal Revenue Service to obtain your social security number.)
- Better understand you so that we may provide you with additional or improved products and services. (Example: We require information concerning your credit history and your assets to determine if you qualify for loan approval.)We do not share with the nonpublic personal information of our current or previous members and nonmember customers with affiliates or nonaffiliated third parties except as permitted or required by law.
How is that information protected?
Access to your personally identifiable financial information is limited to employees with a specific business reason for utilizing this data. Our employees are educated about the importance of maintaining confidentiality and member privacy. If necessary, we take appropriate disciplinary steps to enforce our employees’ responsibility to protect your very personal information
In order to prevent unauthorized access to your information, we maintain security standards and procedures that conform with industry standards and procedures are routinely tested to verify the integrity of our system.
What members can do to help
GESB Sheet Metal Workers Federal Credit Union is committed to protecting the privacy of its members. Members can help by following these simple guidlines;
- Protect your account numbers, plastic card numbers, PINs (personal identification numbers) or passwords. Never keep your PIN with your card, which can provide free access to your accounts if your card is lost or stolen.
- Use caution when disclosing your account numbers, social security numbers, etc. to other persons. If someone calls you explaining the call is on behalf of the credit union and asks for your account number, you should beware. Official credit union staff will have access to your information and will not need to ask for it.
- Keep your information with us current. If your address or phone number changes, please let us know. It is important that we have current information on how to reach you. If we detect potentially fraudulent or unauthorized activity or use of an account, we will attempt to contact you immediately.
Let us know if you have questions. Please do not hesitate to call us – we are here to serve you!