Effective Date: July 16, 2020
We take our clients' financial privacy very seriously. During the course of processing your application, we accumulate non-public personal financial information from you and from other sources about your income, your assets, and
your credit history in order to allow a lender to make an informed decision about granting you credit. 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 regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.
We collect nonpublic information about you from the following sources: (i) information we receive from you on applications or other forms; (ii) information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others; and (iii) information we receive from a consumer reporting agency.
We do not disclose any nonpublic information about our customers or former customers to any third party, except as permitted by law.
Collection and Use of Your Personal Information
For all visitors to its Site, GBC may collect general data pertaining to each site visitor, such as the visitor’s IP address, operating system, browser type and version number, and the web pages viewed. This information is aggregated with all other visitor information.
You may also provide financial information to us through this Site for the purpose of considering an extension of credit to you and extending credit to you. Thus, GBC will receive through this Site personal information, which means information by which specific individuals can be identified, including by name, identification number, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal characteristics or attributes, from those who provide it to GBC through the site.
All personal and financial information acquired by GBC will be used fairly and lawfully; GBC will not use such personal information for purposes that are incompatible with the purposes it was requested and received. For example, GBC will use your personal information to respond to your questions; to help us to improve our website and your online experience; to provide you with information about our products and services; to transact business with you; and as otherwise allowed by law.
GBC will not share personal information with third parties, with other divisions of GBC, or with any affiliate of GBC, except as follows:
GBC partners with third parties to provide specific services required in the processing of your loan, to communicate with you on its behalf of GBC, and to improve services provided by GBC by seeking reviews from you. The information that is shared with these third parties is done so in order to acquire credit reports, appraisals, titles, any items necessary to process your application or inquiry, to communicate with you, and to improve services by seeking reviews. We share names or other personally identifiable information that is necessary for the third-party to provide these services. These third parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Information provided by you and collected by GBC, which may be shared with these third-party service providers, includes:
GBC will only share information with third party service providers as required to close your loan. GBC may also disclose information in response to subpoenas, governmental requests or other legal process, or to otherwise protect our legal or contractual obligations. GBC will never rent, sell, or share any personal information to third party marketers.
A cookie is a type of identifier sent from a website to your computer system via your web browser to provide tailored features. GBC uses first-party cookies to track and analyze visitors’ usage of the Site. GBC also uses first-party
cookies to secure and confirm your information when logging into secure areas of the Site with your private login name and password.
The Site also contains content from third parties that may use “third-party” cookies for advertising purposes. The information shared with advertisers is anonymous and does not contain any personal or confidential data and cannot be used to identify individuals.
GBC tracks its customers over time, but not across third party web sites and not to provide targeted advertising, and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your web browser may allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked. Third parties cannot collect any personally identifiable information from GBC’s website unless you provide it to them directly.
From time to time we may use third party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. Such advertising companies may collect anonymous information about your visits to our Web site and your interaction with
our ads. For instance, it may keep track of how many of our ads you had seen before visiting our site. This is primarily accomplished through ad-serving software, including cookies and Action Tags (commonly referred to as Web Beacons
or GIF tags), which we place on various pages within our Site.
GBC also contracts with third parties to communicate with you via mail, e-mail, text, and telephone calls on GBC’s behalf in order to provide GBC’s services, improve those services and to offer you the opportunity to provide a review of those services. GBC obtains consent prior to sending any text messages sent to you.
GBC’s contracted advertising companies may use information about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide ads about goods and services of interest to you.
The GBC Site also utilizes Google Analytics for Display Advertisers that is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of the Site, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers and opt out of customized Google Display Network ads by visiting Google’s Ads Settings.
GBC takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line. When our application form asks users to enter sensitive information, it is encrypted and is protected with state of the art encryption software – SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). While on a secure page, the lock icon on Web browsers becomes locked.
By submitting your name, email address and phone number anywhere on GBC.com you may receive phone calls and emails regarding your interest in GBC. If GBC receives your information through third party lead providers, you may receive phone and email correspondence regarding your interest in a mortgage. GBC will contact you via email and phone during your loan process as needed to complete your loan. We may also contact you in the future to provide information regarding other financial or consumer products that we feel may interest you. You may opt-out of any correspondence which is not directly linked to your transaction by clicking on the un-subscribe or manage email subscriptions link in any non-transactional email. Customers may not opt-out of emails directly related to their transaction with GBC.
Georgia Banking Company
6190 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 150
Sandy Springs, GA 30339
P: 800-621-6588 | P:770-373-2366
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