Hometown Bank Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

General Guidelines

Hometown Bank of the Hudson Valley and its subsidiaries and parent companies respect your privacy. We want you to understand how we use the information we collect from you to provide you with the products and services that you have come to expect from us. The following Privacy Disclosure explains the procedures and policies we use.

For a full copy of our Privacy Disclosure Notice please download here: Privacy Notice

Collection, Retention, and Use of Information About You

Hometown Bank collects nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:

· Information we receive from you on applications or other forms,
· Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others
· Information we receive from a consumer-reporting agency.

Hometown Bank's website consists of informational and transactional sections. The transactional section consists of all areas associated with Hometown Bank's eBank. The eBank area includes sections accessed from the "login box" link on the home page. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for each of these sections.

Informational

You can visit this site and find out about our products and services or other information without giving us any information about yourself.

We do not collect identifying information about visitors to our site. All visitors remain anonymous. Our site does not use "cookies" in any way.

While cookies can be useful for enabling a website to track which users have seen what information, many people resent the invasion of privacy they represent. Hence, our website does not use or collect cookies.

We use standard software to collect non-identifying information about our visitors, such as:

  1. The type of Browser being used
  2. The date and time our site was accessed
  3. The IP address - This address is a unique string of numbers that identifies a computer on the Internet. These numbers are usually shown in groups separated by periods, like this: 206.231.2.20.

We use this information to create summary statistics and to determine the level of interest in information available on our site.

E-mail is our preferred method of communication and we value the privilege to use it. Visitors may elect to provide us with general information via E-mail or request information via our online registration form. This information is used internally, as appropriate, to handle the sender's request. It is not disseminated or sold to other organizations.

DO NOT include personal information in any e-mail you send to us through this website or from your computer unless it is sent in a secured message. We will never request personal information from you via e-mail.

Transactional

In the online banking transactional section, a single cookie is used for the transactional session information only. A unique session number appended with a number associated with Hometown Bank's information, is stored in a "session cookie" as part of the log on process. No customer or transaction data is ever placed in the cookie.

These per-session or temporary cookies are stored only for the current browsing session and are deleted from the user's computer when their browser is closed and they have confirmed their logout from the eBank service.

No disclosures outside of exceptions

We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our customers or former customers to anyone, except as permitted by law. We may disclose all of the information we collect as described above to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements.

Confidentiality and Security

We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you.

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Customers and members of the public may receive copies of this notice of our privacy practices by contacting us at 1-800-458-8190.

Please do not send us confidential or personal information through e-mail as it is not secure.

For specific practices, please direct correspondence to:
Hometown Bank of the Hudson Valley
12 Main Street
Walden, New York 12586
(845) 778-2171

Disclaimer

In our continuing effort to protect you and your personal information we will continue to monitor and update this statement. The Customer Privacy Statement applies to individuals and businesses and we reserve the right to modify it, along with any related provisions, at any time.