How to Protect Yourself
The Middlefield Banking Company is taking advantage of the enormous potential offered by the Internet by making more and more of our products and services available "on-line". The Middlefield Banking Company uses a variety of technologies and techniques to secure its products and services. You can also enhance security and help control risks when using your personal computer or when conducting business on-line. Here are some of the steps you can take.
Your Computer Security
Encryption is the scrambling of data into a code that is unreadable to anyone who does not have the key that deciphers it. Only you and The Middlefield Banking Company have the key to unlock your code. With EasyLink Online Banking, all your account information is protected by 128-bit encryption to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of your data. To take advantage of strong encryption technology, you will need to obtain a secure browser, one that supports 128-bit encryption.
The Middlefield Banking Company is not responsible for the information practices employed by sites linked to or from our website. In most cases, links to non-Middlefield Bank websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of the Middlefield Bank website. Third party websites may have different privacy policies and/or security standards governing their sites.
Do not provide your e-mail address to third party websites without reading the privacy and security policies and terms and conditions of these sites to ensure you understand the circumstances in which your e-mail address will be used.
If you suspect suspicious or fraudulent activity related to your Middlefield Bank account(s), please let us know right away. You should also contact your Internet Service Provider so they may block suspect companies from your e-mail inbox. To learn more about how to control and manage your incoming e-mails, please refer to your Internet Service Provider’s online resources.
Our website is directed at customers and potential customers, most of whom are adults. However, children may access our website and provide information. For example, they may request information concerning our products and services and apply for certain products and services such as student loans. Should children access our website, we are confident that parents will not judge any of the information provided as objectionable for viewing by their children. Parents can avail themselves of various software packages that are available to prevent their children from accessing websites which they deem to be inappropriate. Parents can choose to utilize this and other methods to limit the websites which their children have access.