Online Privacy at Community Bank of the Bay
This section explains our policy regarding any personal information you might supply to us when you visit this site. Our goal is to protect your information online in the same way that we protect it elsewhere (in-branch, at ATMs, and on the phone).
You can visit this site and find out about our products and services, read our Corporate reports, check on career opportunities, or get a news update and other value-added services without giving us any information about yourself.
If you do provide personal information, such as address, e-mail, telephone, and fax numbers, as well as demographic and customer identification, we will not disclose (share, sell or divulge) it to third parties without your consent except as already explained in our privacy statement. We will maintain this information, as well as your business activities and transactions, according to our usual strict security and confidentiality standards.
Community Bank of the Bay does not accept any responsibility for the security of or any losses incurred as a result of sharing personal account information (such as usernames, passwords, and PINs) with any unaffiliated third party for account aggregation purposes.
General Online Security Tips
- Use a current browser that supports secure and private transactions.
- Install and regularly update virus detection software.
- Do not allow unauthorized access to your PC.
- Do not install pirated software or software from an unknown source.
- If using cable modems or DSL for Internet access, don't keep the connection active when not in use; also consider installing personal firewall software.
- Do not open e-mail attachments from unknown sources
Tips for Securing Online Financial Transactions
Conduct financial transactions first in any online session. After completing financial transactions online, especially those that include providing a credit card number, log off before continuing other online activity. This may help to protect your confidential data (account numbers, passwords, etc.).
Protect your PINs and passwords! Create PINs and passwords that do not use readily identifiable information like names, birth dates, personal numbers or familiar words.
When applying online for any financial account, ensure that you are dealing with a reputable, federally insured institution with secure pages.
Learn about your financial institution's capabilities for secure online financial services. All online contact with the institution should be through its secured web pages.
Notify your financial institution immediately of any changes in your account information.
Information About Cookies
If you decide to register for an informational site, such as a newspaper, periodical or an interest group site, or even a chat group or online community, you will likely by asked to supply some information about yourself so that you can use the service on a regular basis. Often cookies are used so that you do not have to identify yourself every time you re-enter the site
Cookies allow users to indicate what types of information they are interested in receiving when they visit a particular site.
Tracking allows site owners to find out what pages visitors link to, and interpret or infer what is interesting to them. This helps the owners of sites keep their content fresh and relevant.