Machias Savings Bank Security Statement
Machias Savings Bank’s Internet Banking Systems, MSB Online and MSB Ecorp, use a combination of security technologies to protect data for the bank and for our customers.
I. Verifying User Authenticity
Once you have signed up for MSB Online or MSB Ecorp, you will be issued a temporary password. The first time you log in, the system will prompt you to change your temporary password to a new password. This is when you will establish a completely personalized password.
Enhanced Online Security is our Log In authentication system for Online Banking. It utilizes multiple layers of security to ensure that your accounts and information remain secure. Enhanced Online Security protects you from fraud and identity theft by preventing unauthorized access to your accounts. MSB Ecorp also employs secure token authentication.
Protecting Your Password
Protecting your password is vital. Remember that employees of Machias Savings Bank will NEVER ask you for this information. If you are ever asked for this information, please contact our Customer Service Department immediately at 1-866-416-9302.
Access ID’s and Passwords are designed to protect your account from unauthorized access. This information should not be shared with anyone; each individual customer of the MSB Online or MSB Ecorp system should have his or her own account and individual password. Passwords must contain no fewer than eight (8) characters and no more than fifteen (15) characters, use a combination of letters and numbers. Passwords are case-sensitive. Passwords should not be easy to guess. Using children’s or pet’s names, birthdays, anniversaries, or addresses are easily guessed passwords and should be avoided.
Three Strikes Rule
After three unsuccessful login attempts, the system will lockout your account. The account will remain locked until you contact the bank to have the password reset. As an additional precautionary measure, the bank monitors failed login attempts and will contact you if any suspicious activity occurs.
If you ever forget or lose your password, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-866-416-9302 to have a new, temporary password assigned to you. The next time you log in, the system will prompt you to create a personalized password.
If your MSB Ecorp security token is lost or damaged you can request a new one by clicking on the Lost/Damaged Token link on the MSB Ecorp login page and completing the online form. A new token will be mailed to you within 5 business days. A replacement token fee will be assessed per the MSB Ecorp Fee Schedule.
The system will automatically terminate your session after 15 minutes of inactivity. This step is taken to help ensure that no one else will access your account should you forget to logoff. All customers are encouraged to log off when finished with the MSB Online or MSB Ecorp system by clicking the “Log Off” button from within the software.
II. Data Transmission Security
MSB Online and MSB Ecorp are secured by using an encryption technology known as Transport Layer Security (TLS). Data is encrypted as it travels back and forth between you and our website. Both systems use 256-bit encryption, which is one of the industries highest standards.
Public/Private Key pair technology is used to ensure that data is encrypted as it travels between the bank’s server and your web browser. Upon successful login, a public key and a private key are issued to both you and our web server. These keys allow each computer to verify each other’s identity during the online banking session. These keys are re-issued each time a new session is started. These Digital ID’s are issued by Verisign, an independent third party Internet security company. To learn more about Verisign visit their site online at www.verisign.com.
III. Information Privacy and Integrity
The MSB Online and MSB Ecorp systems are housed securely behind a firewall. Requests must filter through the firewall before they are permitted to reach the server. Intrusion detection technologies are used to monitor network activity 24 hours a day to ensure that unauthorized access to your information is not permitted. To ensure secure communications between the system and the end-user, the products provide TLS, 256- bit encrypted file transfer methodologies.
Using the methods and technologies mentioned above, Machias Savings Bank is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of your Internet Banking transactions. To report any suspect activity or for further questions please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-866-416-9302 or click here to use our Secure Contact Form.
Protecting the privacy of consumers is important to Machias Savings Bank and our employees. We want you to understand what information we collect and how we use it. In order to provide our customers with a broad range of financial products and services as effectively and conveniently as possible, we use technology to manage and maintain customer information. The following policy serves as a standard for all Machias Savings Bank employees for collection, use, retention, and security of nonpublic personal Consumer information.
Click here to view our Privacy Notice
Information We Gather Online
Visitors to the Machias Savings Bank’s website remain anonymous and we do not collect identifying information about visitors to our site unless the visitor voluntarily provides us with this information via E-Mail, drawing registrations, web surveys, or on-line registration or contact forms. We may use standard software to collect non-identifying information about our visitors, such as:
· Date and time site was accessed
· IP Address (A numeric address given to computers connected to the Internet)
· Web Browser used
· Length of visit
· Specific pages visited
Delivery of Privacy Notice
The following additional information pertains to our MSB Online customers (our Internet banking service):
If you use our MSB Online, MSB Ecorp, or MSB BillPay programs you may receive “cookies” which contain your unique identifier, allowing you to view and manage your accounts. These cookies may be linked to personally identifiable information.
“Cookies” are messages a web server ( ie: www.machiassavings.com) gives to a web browser (i.e.: Internet Explorer software) that contain information that is stored on the customer’s computer and sent back to the server when the customer’s browser requests pages from the server. “Cookies” are used for example in providing customer convenience by storing passwords and logon IDs so customers do not have to enter the information every time, to customize pages for the customer based on information contained in the “cookie”, and to track customer activity on the Web Site for later use in providing good customer service and new products.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection
Machias Savings Bank is committed to the purpose of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) to protect the privacy of children online. We also believe it is good policy not to collect more personally identifiable information from children 12 and younger than is necessary for them to participate in online activities.
During the application process for MSB Online (our Internet banking service) we collect information to help us verify who is requesting the service and if in fact he/she has ownership of accounts with us that qualify for online access.
Federal law prohibits us from conditioning the child's participation in an activity on the provision of more personal information than is necessary to participate in the activity (i.e. online account access).
Children 12 or younger are required to register with an application that includes a parent's or legal guardian's consent via a hand-written signature. These applications are to be mailed to Machias Savings Bank, P.O. Box 318, Machias, ME 04654. If we receive applications that do not include the required consent we may try to contact the parent or legal guardian in order to obtain consent, or we will destroy the submitted application.
Electronic Bill Payment