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Online Banking Privacy and Security


Online Banking Privacy and Security

Copiah Bank Internet Privacy and Security


The collection, storage and sharing of customer information is an important part of delivering useful banking products and services to consumers. To serve you, as a consumer, efficiently and conveniently, we have to make use of modern technology and customer information. But we know that you are concerned about privacy and our use of the information you give us. We are committed to an ongoing review of our procedures and policies in the interest of protecting your privacy. As a result, we have established the following privacy and security statement to provide guidance in our dealing with consumers:


We Recognize Your Expectation of Privacy


We understand that you expect us to maintain proper safeguards to protect confidential information you provide to us. The privacy of your information is protected not only by state and federal laws, but by our commitment to the protection of your financial information. We have established policies and procedures to help prevent misuse of that information. This statement has been prepared to explain to you what types of information we collect, how we use that information, and the circumstances under which we may share all or part of that information. Under no circumstances do we provide deposit or loan account personal information to third parties for the purpose of independent telemarketing or direct mail marketing of any non-financial products or services of those companies. We disclose information permitted or required by a variety of federal and state laws, as required to consummate your transaction, and as directed by you. Our strict policies to protect your information apply equally to current (active) accounts as well as inactive (closed) accounts, both loans and deposits.

For complete details of how we use your information refer to our bankís PRIVACY POLICY. If you have any questions about the use or sharing of consumer financial information, or if you wish more information, please contact us at 101 Caldwell Drive, Hazlehurst, MS 39083 or call 1-800-254-0985 and we will be happy to answer them. We want to safeguard your trust in us as well as your personal and financial information.


Your Security and Protection When Online


It is of utmost importance for us to protect your personal information when you are on our website. We go to great lengths to make sure that your transactions are confidential and secure.


Your User ID and Password


The most important way of protecting your Internet Banking transaction is by your self-selected User ID and Password. Be sure to keep them a secret. Memorize them and, if you need to maintain a written record of the codes, it is recommended that you store them away from your computer in a secure place and not in your wallet or purse. Always make sure that no one is watching (click the log out button.) If your computer is left unattended and the browser is running with your User ID and Password entered, anyone can gain access to your accounts. It is recommended that you change your Password often and do not use simple words or numbers in sequence. It is recommended that you use upper case and lower case letters along with numbers and symbols that are unique to you. Stay away from the obvious words and numbers, like a family memberís birthday or name.


Browser Protocol


There are currently two types of secure browsers that are available to consumers. One is a 40-bit encryption and a 128-bit encryption browser. The 128-bit encryption browser has a higher level of security. You can test your browser to determine what level you have.


Encryption, Firewalls, and Other Protection


All personal and account information that passes between your computer and Copiah Bank is encrypted. This means that while your information is in transit it is scrambled so that only Copiah Bank computer equipment can reassemble it to its original text format. When Copiah Bank sends personal account information to you, it is also encrypted so that only your computer can decipher it and reconstruct the data transmitted.


There are also internal procedures in place with the Copiah Bank Online Banking system that include a system of filtering routers and firewalls. Filtering routers verify the source and destination of each transaction while firewalls shield the bankís customer service network from outside sources. These two systems then protect the bankís internal accounts from illegal outside access while keeping the structure of the bankís internal networks invisible to outside observers.


Copiah Bank is continuously evaluating its security systems to insure that the bank provides the latest and most secure levels of privacy and security that are appropriate for our bank customers.


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