Protecting your privacy is important to the Farmers and Merchants Bank and our employees. We want you to understand what information we collect and how we use it. In order to provide our customers with a broad range of financial products and services as effectively and conveniently as possible, we use technology to manage and maintain customer information. The following policy serves as a standard for all Farmers & Merchants Bank employees for collection, use, retention, and security of nonpublic information.
What Information We Collect
We may collect 'nonpublic personal information' about you from the following sources:
- Information we receive from you on applications or other loan and account forms;
- Information about your transactions with us or others; and
- Information we receive from third parties such as credit bureaus.
"Nonpublic personal information" is nonpublic information about you that we obtain in connection with providing a financial product or service to you. For example, nonpublic personal information includes information regarding your account balance, payment history, and overdraft history.
What Information We Disclose
We are permitted under law to disclose nonpublic personal information about you to other third parties in certain circumstances. For example, we may disclose nonpublic personal information about you to third parties:
- To assist us in servicing your loan or account with us,
- To government entities in response to subpoenas, and
- To credit bureaus
We do not disclose nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as permitted by law.
If you decide to close your account(s) or become an inactive customer, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices described in the notice.
Our Security Procedures
We also take steps to safeguard customer information. We restrict access to your personal information and account information to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. Employees who violate these standards will be subject to disciplinary measures. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your nonpublic personal information.