Privacy and Security

Privacy Statement

FACTS WHAT DOES THE GERBER STATE BANK DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
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 and account balances
  • payment history and credit scores
  • transaction history and 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 THE GERBER STATE BANK chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing
Reasons we can share your personal information Does The Gerber State Bank 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
No We Don’t share
For joint marketing with other financial companies No We Don’t Share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes—
information about your transactions and experiences
No We Don’t Share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes—
information about your creditworthiness
No We Don’t Share
For affiliates to market to you No We Don’t Share
For nonaffiliates to market to you No We Don’t Share
Questions?
Call 217-795-2331 or go to www.gerberstatebank.com
Who we are
 
Who is providing this notice? The Gerber State Bank
What we do
 
How does The Gerber State Bank protect my personal 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.
How does The Gerber State Bank collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you

  • apply for a loan or open an account
  • deposit money or pay your bills
  • use your credit or debit card

We also collect your personal information from others 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.

  • THE GERBER STATE BANK has no affiliates.
Nonaffiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.

  • THE GERBER STATE BANK does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.
Joint marketing A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.

  • THE GERBER STATE BANK doesn’t jointly market.
Other Important Information
The Gerber State Bank also complies with Section 48.1 of the Illinois Banking Act, which extends to bank customers privacy rights under Illinois Law that are at least as protective as the federal privacy regulations.

Security Statement

Our website brings together a combination of industry-approved security technologies to protect data for the bank and for you, our customer. It features a VeriSign-issued Digital ID for the bank’s Internet Service Provider hosting our website, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol for data encryption, and a router and firewall to regulate the inflow and outflow of server traffic.

Secure Data Transfer

Once a server session is established on an https secure page, the user and the server are in a secured environment. Because the server has been certified as a 128-bit secure server by VeriSign, data traveling between the user and the server is encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. With SSL, data that travels between the bank and customer is encrypted and can only be decrypted with the public and private key pair. In short, the bank’s server issues a public key to the end user’s browser and creates a temporary private key. These two keys are the only combination possible for that session. When the session is complete, the keys expire and the whole process starts over when a new end user makes a server session.

Router and Firewall

Secure forms must filter through a router and firewall before they are permitted to reach the server. A router, a piece of hardware, works in conjunction with the firewall, a piece of software, to block and direct traffic coming to the server. The configuration begins by disallowing ALL traffic and then opens holes only when necessary to process acceptable data requests, such as retrieving web pages or sending customer requests to the bank.