Members 1st Credit Union is owned by its members and run by a board of directors elected by the members. You can be confident that your financial privacy is a top priority of the credit union. We are required by law to give you this privacy notice to explain how we collect, use and safeguard your personal financial information.
We are committed to providing you with competitive products and services to meet your financial needs, which necessitates that we share information about you to complete your transactions and to provide you with certain financial opportunities. In order to do so, we have entered into agreements with other companies that provide either service to us, or additional financial products for you to consider.
Under these arrangements, we may disclose all of the information we collect, as described below, to companies that perform marketing or other services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements. To protect our members' privacy, we only work with companies that agree to maintain strong confidentiality protections and limit the use of information we provide. We do not permit these companies to sell to third parties the information we provide to them.
Information We Collect and Disclose About You
We collect and may disclose nonpublic personal information about you from the following resources:
- Information we receive from you on forms such as membership and loan applications;
- Information about your transactions with the credit union or others;
- Information we receive from a consumer-reporting agency;
- Information obtained when verifying the information you provide on an application or other forms, such as from your current or past employers or from other institutions where you conduct financial transactions.
We may also disclose information we collect about you under other circumstances as permitted or required by law. These disclosures typically include information to process transactions on your behalf, conduct the operations of our credit union, follow your instructions as you authorize, or protect the security of our financial records. If you terminate your membership with the Credit Union, we will not share information we have or have collected about you, except as permitted or required by law.
How We Protect Your Information
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who have a specific business purpose in utilizing your data. Our employees are trained in the importance of maintaining confidentiality and member privacy. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations and leading industry practices to safeguard your nonpublic personal information. If you request NOT to receive periodic mailings from affiliated companies (excluding Members 1st Credit Union), please notify the credit union in writing at PO BOX 492395, Redding, CA 96049. Please include any accounts that you wish to be removed from such mailings.
Important Privacy Choices for Consumers
You have the right to control whether we share some of your personal information. Please read the following information carefully before you make your choices below.
You have the following rights to restrict the sharing of personal and financial information with outside companies that we do business with. Nothing in this form prohibits the sharing of information necessary for us to follow the law, as permitted by law, or to give you the best service on your accounts with us. This includes sending you information about some other products or services.
Restrict Information Sharing With Other Companies We Do Business With To Provide Financial Products And Services: Unless you say “No”, we may share personal and financial information about you with outside companies we contract with to provide financial products and services to you.
(_) NO, please do not share personal and financial information with outside companies you contract with to provide financial products and services.
Time Sensitive Reply
You may make your privacy choice(s) at any time. Your choice(s) marked here will remain unless you state otherwise. However, if we do not hear from you, we may share some of your information with other companies with whom we have contracts to provide products and services.
To exercise your choices do one of the following: