Privacy & Security

How We Help Protect You

You've put your trust in us and we want to let you know how we're safekeeping your accounts and identity.

We're committed to keeping your accounts and personal information secure. Our goal is to help you protect yourself against fraud and identity theft. We have a number of safety measures in place to help protect you, including industry-standard technologies on our Web site and teams dedicated to fighting against fraud and identity theft. You can depend on us to safeguard your personal and financial information.

  • Online Security at The Union Bank
  • Email Policy
  • Security Features: Our Product and Services
  • Our Security Policies and Processes

Online Security at The Union Bank

We realize that you, like many of our customers, rely on the Internet for your banking and financial needs. Following are some of the ways we ensure the online security of your personal and account information.

Secure Transmissions and Encryption. When you use the Internet to conduct transactions or communicate with us, it's critical that your information is handled securely. We use an encryption protocol called Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to protect your personal information. SSL converts sensitive data like passwords and PINs into secure code and then sends them over a secure connection. You can tell your data is being protected when you see a URL that begins with "https" (as opposed to "http").

Also, when you use the secure contact forms and email in online banking, your data is transmitted securely.

Firewalls. The Union Bank's computer networks are protected by firewalls. Firewalls prevent any unauthorized access to our computers and are one of the key safeguards that protect your information. Every message that enters or leaves the Union Bank network passes through the firewall. The firewall blocks any message that does not meet our strict criteria.

Virus Protection. We use the latest virus software programs on our systems to help us keep our computer networks virus-free. By using these programs, we ensure that you can communicate and transact with us in a safe and secure manner.

Email Policy

Union Bank Client Commitment. We will never send unsolicited emails asking clients to provide, update or verify personal or account information, such as passwords, Social Security numbers, PINs, credit or Check Card numbers, or other confidential information.

At The Union Bank, we have strict privacy policies in place. The Union Bank will not trade, rent or sell your personal information - including email addresses - to anyone. We will not provide account or personal information to non-Union Bank companies for the purpose of independent telemarketing or direct mail marketing for non-financial products or services. For more information on our privacy policy, visit www.union-bank.com

Third-Party Links. The Union Bank may provide you with access to information, products or services offered on nonaffiliated Web sites through the use of hyperlinks. By clicking on these links, you are directed from our Web site to a third-party site. The Union Bank cannot guarantee how third-party Web sites collect information about you. The Union Bank makes no representations or warranties regarding non-Union Bank sites or the companies maintaining them. If you choose to access non-Union Bank Web sites through links on our Web pages, we encourage you to review the privacy and security polices on those sites before you provide them with any personal or financial information.

Security Features: Our Product and Services

Whether you bank online or offline, our products and services have many built-in features that help protect your accounts and identity. From online security questions to Visaź Zero Liability, we have a number of safeguards in place to help protect your confidential information.

Online Banking Security Features. At The Union Bank, convenience and security go hand in hand. Following are some of our online banking security features:

Automatic Sign Off. For your security, The Union Bank's Premier Online Banking automatically ends your online banking session if there is no activity on your computer for 10 minutes. By automatically signing you out, the chances of unauthorized access to your accounts are minimized.

Unique User IDs and Passwords. Before you sign on to online banking, you need to enter a valid and unique Customer Identification Number (User ID) and Password. We recommend that your User ID and password use a combination of letters (at least one letter capitalized) and numbers so that it's difficult to guess.

Secure Email Correspondence. When you sign on to online banking, you are in a secure environment. This means that you can communicate with us via email safely and securely. To send us a secure email, visit union-bank.com select the "Online Banking" link and then signing in with your CIN/User ID and password.

Online Statements. Online banking allows you to access up to 18 months of your statements online. Online statements give you the power to closely monitor your accounts and quickly stop suspicious activities. You can also choose to stop having paper statements delivered to you. By receiving your statements online, you reduce the chances of someone stealing your statements from your mailbox.

Online Bill Pay. Online Banking offers a free service called Bill Pay that allows you to pay your bills securely and conveniently online. By paying your bills electronically, your personal and account information is securely transmitted and you decrease the chances of someone stealing your payments from your mailbox. Learn more about Bill Pay.

Direct Deposits. With direct deposit your paycheck, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits, or any periodic income is securely and directly transferred into your SunTrust account. Learn more about Direct Deposit.

Visaź Zero Liability. Visaź Zero Liability is a feature we provide on all our credit and Check cards. This feature protects you from unauthorized transactions. No matter where you shop, you'll never pay for transactions that you didn't authorize.

Verified by Visaź. Verified by Visaź is a free service that protects your Union CheckCard Personal or Business Check Card from unauthorized use when you shop online. By registering for this service, you will receive a unique password that offers an extra level of security. You will be able to use this password at checkout on many shopping Web sites. Learn more about Verified by Visaź.

Credit Protection with Equifax. We've partnered with Equifax so that you can easily access and monitor your credit information. Equifax Consumer Services has a number of products that offer you access to your credit information to help you protect yourself from online fraud and identity theft. The Equifax 3-in-1 Credit Report offers you comprehensive information from the three credit bureaus in one convenient report. In addition, Equifax Credit Watch offers email notifications to ensure your credit reports remain accurate. Learn more about our partnership with Equifax.

You can also request your credit report from Experian at 888.397.3742 or <their web site>* or TransUnion 800.680.7289 or <their web site>*

Our Security Policies and Processes

We use strict policies at The Union Bank to protect your security. Following are some of the stringent processes we enforce to help protect your personal and account information:

Protocols and Permissions. We realize that you expect high levels of customer service and security. That's why only an extremely limited number of Union Bank employees are given access to your information. Our strict protocols state that only employees who have prior permission, proper training, and the necessary credentials have the ability to see your finances and serve you.

Office and Branch Security. We have offices to conveniently serve you. Each of these locations uses industry-standard security methods to protect our computers from unauthorized access. Our facilities are equipped with alarms and monitoring systems to restrict who has access our facilities.

* Selecting this link will take you away from our web site. Since you will be leaving our site, we encourage you to review the privacy policy and security offered on the site before providing any personal financial information. We do not guarantee or assume liability for any third-party products or services.