Privacy Policy

At BankWest, we treat your personal information like it was our own.

It’s important to bank with people you trust.
The following privacy policy is a summary of things we do, and more importantly, the things we do not do, with your personal information.

Joint Marketing
We never share your personal information with other financial companies.
Protecting You
BankWest protects your information using a variety of security measures.
Privacy Questions?
Call (800) 253-0362 or visit one of our conveniently-located branches to learn more about our privacy policy.
FACTS WHAT DOES BANKWEST 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
  • Overdraft history and transaction or loss history
  • Credit history and credit scores

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 BankWest chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.

 

Reasons we can share your personal information Does BankWest 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 non-affiliates to market to you No We don’t share

 

Questions? Call 1-800-253-0362 or go to www.bankwest-sd.bank

 

What We Do
How does BankWest 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 BankWest collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you:

  • open an account or apply for a loan
  • make a wire transfer or use your credit or debit card
  • show your government issued ID

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.

 

Definitions
Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.

  • BankWest has no affiliates.
Non-affiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.

  • BankWest does not share with our non-affiliates so they can market to you.
Joint Marketing A formal agreement between non-affiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.

  • BankWest does not jointly market.

Internet Privacy Policy

BankWest recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. Therefore, BankWest Management has adopted a privacy policy that guides how we collect, store and use personally identifiable information about our customers and website visitors. The intent is to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using the information against the users’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The policy includes the following:

  1. Visitors to the BankWest website remain anonymous.
  2. BankWest does not collect identifying information about visitors to its site.
  3. We 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
    • Pages viewed
    • City, State and Country

BankWest uses this information to create summary statistics and to determine the level of interest in the information available on its site.

E-mail users should be aware that the Internet is operated over an open channel. Therefore, e-mail information is not guaranteed to be secure. We ask that visitors to our web page do not send personally identifying and/or confidential information to BankWest via e-mail. Any information visitors choose to send, however, will be used internally, as appropriate, to handle the sender’s request. Such information is not disseminated or sold to other organizations. BankWest does not accept instructions to conduct banking transactions via e-mail at this time.

Living in the heartland, we sometimes take safety and security for granted. That’s never the case with your personal information, however, and BankWest uses a variety of security measures to protect you and your finances.

Secure E-Mail
When security matters, send a file to BankWest using a secure email server.
Send Secure E-Mail
Internet Privacy
Feel safe and secure when visiting BankWest’s website. Read our Internet Privacy Policy above.
Protect Yourself
Some bad hombres are lurking in cyberspace. Learn to protect yourself.
Learn More

External Link Disclaimer

BankWest has no control over information at any site hyperlinked to or from this Site. BankWest makes no representation concerning and is not responsible for the quality, content, nature, or reliability of any hyperlinked site and is providing this hyperlink to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any hyperlink does not imply any endorsement, investigation, verification or monitoring by BankWest of any information in any hyperlinked site. In no event shall BankWest be responsible for your use of a hyperlinked site.

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