OUR POLICY ON CONFIDENTIALITY
Sterling Bank recognizes and respects how
important personal privacy is to our customers. We do note share nonpublic personal information except as permitted or
required by the law and we will continue to protect your
ONLINE BANKING Security Information
Our ONLINE BANKING System brings together a
combination of industry-approved security technologies to
protect data for the Bank and for you, our customer. State of
the art firewall technology is the first line of defense in
preventing unauthorized access to any information housed.
Included in this operating system is the capacity to allow only
secure connections by end users. Utilizing Secure Socket Layer
(SSL) technology, all transmissions of web pages and data
between the financial institution and its customer are
completely encrypted and are unreadable to any person or group
trying to "intercept" the transmission. SSL encryption is the
industry standard and is commonly used in Internet applications
that require security and privacy for sensitive data.
users access Sterling Bank Online, they are required to
enter their user ID and password. Without proper login, users
cannot see or use any web pages within Sterling Bank Online.
Account Number Masking
and Account Aliases: For security reasons, user's
complete account number(s) never appear on the computer screen.
When the account number needs to be displayed it appears as
#####6789 instead of 123456789. Sterling Bank Online also uses
account "Aliases" which are user-defined titles for the
consumer's accounts (i.e., "My Checking"), when displaying
account information on the screen.
When users are accessing the online information, their
connection is automatically converted into a secure Internet
When users access their account information or any other
sensitive data, an encryption system is automatically activated
to protect the transmission of information from unauthorized
sources. Regardless of the efforts, the relative infancy of the
Internet as a broad-based communication medium when combined
with its "open" nature, make it impossible to guarantee absolute
confidentiality under all circumstances. However, with the above
technologies in place, Sterling Bank believes your online banking
transactions are secure.
EMAIL Security Information:
Emails sent directly through the Sterling
Bank website are not encrypted or communicated over a dedicated
line at this time.