Privacy

Rev. 12/2018

WHAT DOES VERMONT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 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
  • Account balances
  • Transaction history
  • Account transactions
  • Retirement assets
  • Checking account information

When you are no longer a member, we continue to share your information as described in this notice

How?

All financial companies need to share members' personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their members' personal information; the reasons Vermont Federal Credit Union chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing. 

 

Reasons we can share your personal information

Does Vermont Federal Credit Union 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 Yes No
For joint marketing with other financial companies Yes No
For our affiliates' everyday business purposes- information about your transactions and experiences Yes No
For our affiliates' everyday business purposes- information about your creditworthiness No We don't share
For nonaffiliates to market to you No We don't share

 

 

What We Do

 

How does Vermont Federal Credit Union 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 Vermont Federal Credit Union collect my personal information?

We collect your personal information, for example, when you:

  • Open an account
  • Apply for a loan
  • Seek advice about your investments
  • Make deposits or withdrawals from your account
  • 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 nonaffiliates to market to you

State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing. See below for more on your rights under state law.

 

Definitions

Affiliates

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

  • Our affiliates include: 
    • Financial companies such as: Vermont Federal Financial Services.

Nonaffiliates

Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.

  • Vermont Federal Credit Union does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.

Joint Marketing

A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.

  • Our joint marketing partners include insurance and investment companies.

 

Other Important Information

For Vermont Members. We will not share personal information with nonaffiliates for them to market to you without your authorization and we will not share personal information with affiliates or for joint marketing about your creditworthiness without your authorization.

 

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