Inland Bank and Trust offers a variety of web-based banking services. To ensure that these services are provided in a secure and private manner, Inland uses a full range of Internet Security measures designed to protect our customers and the bank. These security measures include the use of cryptography: secure browsers and servers, routers and firewalls, SSL protocol, digital certificates, passwords and PINs, and cookies. The security measures allow Inland to properly authenticate and identify our customers accessing our Online Banking Services, and to protect your personal information as it travels over the Internet.
All customer information is encrypted and authenticated using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. SSL allows for information to be sent and received securely over the Internet. When a SSL connection occurs, security features within the browser and the server create a secure connection, in which all information shared is encrypted and de-crypted by only the intended recipients, ensuring that all data and transactions are secure as they are communicated over the Internet.
Firewalls are a combination of hardware and software that measure and limit access to a server or network for security purposes. The firewall is a system between the Internet and a network to provide security from the Internet to the internal network. The firewall keeps track of transaction activity, the time of each transaction, and who performed it.
Each browser accessing Inland's Online Banking Service is given a "cookie". A "cookie" is a piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser. The web browser saves and sends the cookie back to the server each time the browser accesses the site. Cookies allow a web site to identify whether or not a user previously visited the site.
Protecting Our Children
We do not knowingly solicit data from children, and we do not knowingly market to children. We recognize that protecting children's identities and privacy online is important and that the responsibility to do so rests with both the online industry and with parents.
Passwords and Pins
Passwords, PINs, and other similar information are required by Inland and are used for security reasons. Please memorize your passwords and safeguard them.
Inland Bank and Trust Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns regarding the security of your information.
Identity theft occurs when someone acquires your personal information and uses it without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft. It is a serious crime and cases are growing. An all-too-common example is when an identity thief uses your personal information to open a credit card account in your name.
No matter how cautious you are, there is no way to completely prevent identity theft from occurring. But there are ways you can help minimize your risk. This page contains valuable information on how you can protect yourself by managing your personal information wisely, the warning signs of identity theft, and what to do if you do become a victim.
Order a copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit-reporting agencies every year. Make sure it is accurate and includes only those activities you have authorized. By checking your report on a regular basis you can catch mistakes and fraud before they wreak havoc on your personal finances. Don't underestimate the importance of this step. Click here to check your credit with one of the agencies.
Phishing is a form of identity theft and usually comes in the form of fraudulent emails that appear to come from legitimate sources. These emails ask customers to verify personal information or link to counterfeit Web sites that appear real. Watch for emails that:
Inland Bank and Trust will NEVER ask for sensitive information, such as account numbers, Access IDs or passwords, via e-mail.
The American Bankers Association offers the following tips for protecting yourself against phishing:
If you become a victim, contact:
Equifax - www.equifax.com
To order your report, call: 1-800-685-1111
To report fraud, call: 1-800-525-6285
Experian - www.experian.com
To order your credit report or report fraud, call: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
TransUnion - www.transunion.com
To order your report, call: 800-916-8800
To report fraud, call: 1-800-680-7289
For comprehensive information on general consumer interests, policies, issues and consumer protection, visit the website of the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of your credit report, please click the link below.
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