ONLINE BANKING PRIVACY & SECURITY
The collection, storage and sharing of customer information is an important part of delivering useful banking products and services to consumers. 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
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 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. Always 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 member's birthday or name.
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 bank's customer service network from outside sources. These two systems then protect the bank's internal accounts from illegal outside access while keeping the structure of the bank's 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.
INFORMATION ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Click here for information from the American Bankers Association on how to best protect yourself.