Visitors to this bank Website 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 address given to servers connected to the Internet)
Web browser used
City, State, and Country
First State Bank of Graham uses 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, online registration forms, or our guest book. This information is used internally, as appropriate, to handle the sender's request. It is not disseminated or sold to other organizations. Some areas of our Website may use a "cookie" temporarily stored in the visitor's computer memory (RAM) to allow the web server to log the pages you use within the site and to know if you have visited the site before.
What does First State Bank of Graham do with your personal information?
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.
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
Checking account information
When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.
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 First State Bank of Graham chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons we can share your personal information
Do We Share?
Can you limit?
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
For our marketing purposes:
to offer our products and services to you
For joint marketing with other financial companies:
For our affiliates' everyday business purposes:
information about your transactions and experiences
For our affiliates' everyday business purposes:
information about your creditworthiness
How does First State Bank of Graham 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 First State Bank of Graham collect my personal information?
We collect your personal information, for example, when you:
Open an account
Provide your mortgage information
Apply for a loan
Apply for financing
We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit card 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.
Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non financial companies.
First State Bank has no affiliates.
Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
First State Bank does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.
A formal agreement between non affiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
First State Bank doesn't jointly market.
Other Important Information
First State Bank of Graham 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 First State Bank of Graham should contact the Texas Department of Banking through one of the means indicated below. First State Bank of Graham also engages in the business of selling checks as an agent for American Express, which company is licensed under the laws of the State of Texas and is subject to regulatory oversight by the Texas Department of Banking. Any Consumer wishing to file a complaint against First State Bank of Graham or American Express concerning the sale of check activities should contact the Texas Department of Banking by one of the following means:
Corporate Account Takeover is the business equivalent of personal identify theft. Hackers, backed by professional criminal organizations, are targeting small and medium businesses to obtain access to their web banking credentials or remote control of their computers. These hackers will then drain the deposit and credit lines of the compromised bank accounts, funneling the funds through others that quickly redirect the monies overseas into hacker's accounts.
As a business owner, you need an understanding of how to take proactive steps and avoid, or least minimize, most threats.
Use a dedicated computer for financial transactional activity. DO NOT use this computer for general web browsing and email
Apply operating system and application updates (patches) regularly
Ensure that anti-virus/spyware software is installed, functional and is updated with the most current version
Have host-based firewall software installed on computers
Use latest versions of Internet browsers, such as Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome with "pop-up" blockers and keep patches up to date
Turn off your computer when not in use
Contact your information technology provider to determine the best way to safeguard the security of your computers and networks
Provide continuous communication and training to employees using online banking systems
Communicate that passwords should be strong and should not be stored on the device used
Employees should adhere to dual control procedures
Visible warning signs that your system/network may have been compromised:
Inability to log into online banking
Dramatic loss of computer speed
Changes in the way things appear on the screen
Computer locks up so the user is unable to perform any functions
Unexpected rebooting or restarting of the computer
Unexpected request for a one time password (or token) in the middle of an online session
Unusual pop-up messages, especially a message in the middle of a session that says the connection to the bank system is not working
New or unexpected toolbars and/or icons
Inability to shut down or restart the computer
Call us immediately at (940) 549-8880 if you believe that your First State Bank account has been compromised.
Conducting Your Transactions Online
Conducting Your Transactions Online
Federal financial regulators are reporting that Internet threats have changed significantly over the past several years. Sophisticated hacking techniques and growing organized cyber-criminal groups are increasingly targeting financial institutions, compromising security controls, and engaging in online account takeovers and fraudulent electronic funds transfers.
In order to help ensure the security of your online transactions, we want you to know that:
We will never email, call or otherwise ask you for your user name, password or other electronic banking credentials
You can help protect yourself by implementing alternative risk control processes like:
Making sure you choose an adequate user name and password that, at a minimum, mixes in small case letters, upper case letters and numbers
Periodically changing your password (e.g., at least every 90 days)
Having current anti-malware and anti-virus software
Safeguarding your user name and password information
Making sure you have a firewall in place when conducting your financial transactions
Logging off the system when you're done conducting business (don't just close the page or "X" out of the system)
Monitoring your account activity on a regular basis
In addition, we may require owners of commercial accounts to perform their own risk assessments and controls evaluations. For example:
Make a list of the risks related to online transactions that your business faces including
Passwords being written down and left out in the open
The use of old or inadequate passwords
The possibility of internal fraud or theft
Delays in terminating the rights of former employees
The lack of dual control or other checks and balances over individual access to online transaction capabilities
An evaluation of controls your business uses may include
Using password protected software to house passwords in
Conducting employee background checks
Initiating a policy and process to terminate access for former employees
Segregating duties among two or more people so no one person has too much access or control
Conducting internal or third party audits of controls
Using firewalls to protect from outside intrusion or hackers
Federal regulations provide consumers with some protections for electronic fund transfers. These regulations generally apply to accounts with Internet access. For example, these federal laws establish limits on a consumer's liability for unauthorized electronic fund transfers. They also provide specific steps you need to take to help resolve an error with your account. Note, however, that in order to take advantage of these protections, you must act in a timely manner. Make sure you notify us immediately if you believe your access information has been stolen or compromised. Also, review your account activity and periodic statement and promptly report any errors or unauthorized transactions. See the Electronic Fund Transfer disclosures that were provided at account opening for more information on these types of protections. These disclosures are also available online (or ask us and we will gladly provide you with a copy).
If you become aware of suspicious account activity, you should immediately contact the authorities and contact us at the number listed below.
147 N. MINTER, P.O. BOX 70
THROCKMORTON, TEXAS 76483
101 SOUTH 183, P.O. BOX 305
WOODSON, TEXAS 76491
19505 FM 1148
GRAHAM, TEXAS 76450
NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF THE TEMPORARY FULL FDIC INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR NONINTEREST-BEARING TRANSACTION ACCOUNTS
By operation of federal law, beginning January 1, 2013, funds deposited in a noninterest-bearing transaction account (including an Interest on Lawyer Trust Account) no longer will receive unlimited deposit insurance coverage by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Beginning January 1, 2013, all of a depositor's accounts at an insured depository institution, including all noninterest-bearing transaction accounts, will be insured by the FDIC up to the standard maximum deposit insurance amount ($250,000), for each deposit insurance ownership category. For more information about FDIC insurance coverage of noninterest-bearing transaction accounts, visit http://www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/unlimited/expiration.html