1. Information We Collect
Federal law requires we tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this policy carefully to understand how we hand user privacy. We may collect personal information when you enter data into an application for new products or services, when you use our products and services, from locations initiated from our Sites or when you otherwise interact with us on our Sites. Personal information may include your name, home or other physical address, social security number, telephone number, and email address. We do not collect personal information from you when you simply browse our Sites. However, our Sites may collect non-personal information such as your IP address and device identifier. We take your online privacy seriously and make the safeguarding of your personal information a priority. We collect personal information only as allowed by law. Use of the internet makes it possible for other parties to collect data about your online activities over time and across different websites, including when you use our Sites.
2. With Whom Do We Share the Collected Information?
3. What We Do With the Information We Collect
We use this information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. We may use it in the following ways:
• Internal record keeping
• To improve our products and services
• To periodically send promotional emails and push notifications
• To occasionally contact you for market research purposes
• To customize the website according to your interests
• For Analytics, Display Advertising, and Interest-Based Advertising
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We also use traffic log cookies to identify which of our site pages are used. Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal identity information. You can decline cookies within your web browser settings.
Necessary Cookies for Website Functionality
These cookies are essential for our website to function properly on your browser or device. These cookies also deliver a service or option that you have requested. For example, a cookie that remembers your authentication details so you can remain logged into our secure internet banking facilities. You can disable all cookies, including necessary cookies by using the security settings in your web browser.
4. How You Can Control Your Information
You may, however, be able to opt out of certain advertisements. Please contact us by submitting a contact us request through online banking or by calling 515-232-5561. You can learn more about this in the “Managing Your Information Preferences” section of this Online and Mobile Privacy Notice.
5. Managing Your Information Preferences
If your email address is on record with us, we may periodically send you educational or informational communication about products, services, or events that we believe may interest you. Instructions for how you can stop or unsubscribe from receiving these messages are included in each communication that we send. However, we will still communicate with you in connection with servicing your account, fulfilling your request, or about any promotion, service, or program in which you have elected to participate.
6. What Happens When You Send Information to Us or Transact With Us Online
Whenever you submit information to us using methods we make available to you on our website, we protect your information using administrative and technical processes along with strong industry standard encryption recommended for financial institutions. There is a serious risk that your information could be intercepted if you send information using a method outside of our website, such as sending an email from your home email server or posting a message to us through a social media website. To send us a secure message, you should only use our encrypted email service when instructed by us, or when submitting a Secure Form through online banking. Alternatively, you can call us during business hours at 515-232-5561.
7. Third Party Sites Including When Other Websites Display Our Advertisements
We are not responsible for the content, practices, or policies of any other party or any non-Bank website you visit, including any social media sites in which we display information, or any website whose link appears within our website, and regardless of any affiliation we may share with any other entity. Before providing any personal or identifiable information, you should first review the policies of any website you are visiting. The fact that there is a link between our website and that of another website does not represent an endorsement by us of the content and any product, service, or program contained on any other website. Advertising we place on other websites may contain a "tag," which is a code that tells us that our advertisement was reviewed at the sponsoring website. Tags do not contain personal or identifiable information and are only a marketing tool for measuring the effectiveness of placing our advertising on other websites.
8. Service Providers
From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours ("Service Providers"). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, certain features of the services, such as data storage, management, marketing, and promotions. We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using personal information other than as specified by First National Bank. When permitted or required by law, we may share your personal information with additional third parties for other purposes, such as responding to legal process.
9. Data Processing In Other Locations
Please be aware that your personal information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store information in the United States. The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location. By using our Site, you are agreeing to the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your personal information and communications will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.
10. Children’s Online Privacy
The Bank does not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from our website about children under the age of 13. We request that these individuals do not provide personal information through the site without parental consent. For more information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), visit the FTC website at www.ftc.gov.
11. Keeping Your Information Accurate
It is important that we have accurate and up-to-date information about you. If you notice that your information is incomplete, inaccurate, or out of date, please contact us at 515-232-5561, submit an update in online banking, or visit a branch. You can also review and request changes to certain personal information such as your email address, mailing address, and telephone number on our Sites.
12. Location Data
Location Data is collected to provide location-based messages, offers, and interactions. FNB Mobile collects location data to enable push notifications even when the app is closed or not in use. It also is used to support promotional offers from the First National Bank, Ames. If you use any location-based feature of FNB Mobile, you agree that your geographic location and other personal information may be accessed and disclosed through FNB Mobile. If you wish to revoke access to such information, you must cease using location-based features of FNB Mobile via your device's settings.