Puget Sound Bank Privacy Commitment Policy
Our Privacy Pledge
Trust, privacy, and confidentiality are the watchwords of our commitment in meeting customer expectations of how we use the information we obtain.
Use, Collection, and Retention of Customer Information
Puget Sound Bank collects nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:
- from you, on applications or other forms;
- from your transactions with us, or others, and
- from credit reporting agencies or other outside companies providing credit history or verifications.
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as permitted by law.
Even if you are no longer our customer, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices as described in this notice.
Maintaining Your Privacy When We Do Business
It is sometimes necessary to provide personally identifiable information about you to a nonaffiliated third party in order to process your request or service your account. We choose very carefully the companies that provide support services for us (imprinting checks, for example, or preparing account statements) and the financial providers whose products we offer. Such partners are required by contract to safeguard your personal information, and must abide by applicable laws.
Employee Access to Information is Limited
Puget Sound Bank limits access to your personal information to those employees with specific business reasons for knowing such information. We educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and customer privacy. We have appropriate policies to enforce employee responsibilities regarding the privacy of customer information.
Protection of Information via Security Procedures
Puget Sound Bank maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to prevent unauthorized access to customer information. These safeguards comply with federal standards and leading industry practices. We update and test our technology to improve the protection of our customer information and to protect the integrity of our information. We also ask you to closely review your account and loan statements and contact us immediately if you suspect that someone has improperly accessed financial information about you.
Whom Should You Contact With Questions?
Comments and inquiries concerning our privacy commitment and practices are welcome. We will be glad to answer your questions. Please contact the Privacy Officer, Jana Westphal at (425) 637-3904.