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Charter Bank

Privacy

What Does CharterBank Do With Your Personal Information?

Rev. Date 9/14


Why? Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
What? The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:
  • Social security number
  • Income
  • Account balances
  • Payment history
  • Transaction History
  • Credit history
When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.
How? All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information, the reasons CharterBank chooses to share, and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons We Can Share Your Personal Information Does CharterBank Share? Can You Limit This Sharing?
For our everyday business purposes
such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus
Yes No
For our marketing purposes
to offer our products and services to you
Yes No
For joint marketing with other financial companies No We Do Not Share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes
information about your transactions and experiences
No We Do Not Share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes
information about your creditworthiness
No We Do Not Share
For nonaffiliates to market to you No We Do Not Share
Questions? Call (361) 241-7681 or go to www.charterbankcc.com
What We Do
How does Charter Bank protect my information? To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.  We also maintain other physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect this information and we limit access to information to those employees for whom access is appropriate.
How does Charter Bank collect my information?
We collect your personal information, for example, when you
  • Open an account
  • Deposit money
  • Pay your bills
  • Apply for a loan
  • Make deposits or withdrawals from your account
We also collect your personal information from others such as credit bureaus, affiliates, or other companies.
Why can’t I limit all sharing? Federal law gives you the right to limit only
  • Sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes –information about your creditworthiness
  • Affiliates from using your information to market to you
  • Sharing for non-affiliates to market to you
State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.
(See below for more on your rights under state law.)
Definitions
Affiliates
Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
* Charter Bank does not share with our affiliates.
Non‑Affiliates
Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
* Charter Bank does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market you.
Joint Marketing
A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
* Charter Bank does not jointly market.
Other Important Information
For Texas Customers.  Charter Bank is chartered under the laws of the State of Texas and by state law is subject to regulatory oversight by the Texas Department of Banking.  Any consumer wishing to file a complaint against Charter Bank should contact the Texas Department of Banking.  Consumers may file complaints with the Texas Department of Banking by contacting the Department through one of the following means:

In person or by U.S. Mail:  2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 300, Austin, Texas 78705-4294; Telephone No. (877) 276-5554; Fax No. (512) 475-1313; Email:  consumer.complaints@dob.texas.gov;  Website:  www.dob.texas.gov.
Online Privacy

Visitors to Charter Bank's Web site remain anonymous. We do not collect identifying information about visitors to our site. We may use standard software to collect non-identifying information about our visitors, such as:

  • Date and time our site was accessed
  • IP Address (A numeric identifier utilized on the Internet)
  • Web browser used
  • City, State, and Country

Charter Bank may use this information to create summary statistics and to determine the level of interest in information available on our site.

Visitors may elect to provide us with personal information via e-mail or our online feedback section. This information is used internally, as appropriate, to handle the sender's request. It is not disseminated or sold to other organizations.

Charter Bank is committed to ensuring the privacy of its customers' personal information.

For more information regarding our Privacy Policy, contact us at any of our locations.