Online Privacy Practices

The Farmers State Bank of Blue Mound

We gather information online that helps us protect you; maintain the security of our website, and to provide the online services that you request.  We do this through the use of cookies and the information that you submit to us online.  
Types of Information Collected
  • Information that we receive from online applications, forms or emails.
  • Transaction information that you submit through our online banking service.
  • The Internet address (referral site) which brought you to our web site.
  • The name and version of your web browser.
  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the date and time you access our web site.
  • Pages visited on our website and the duration of your online session
Reasons We Collect This Information

For our everyday business purposes - 

  • Such as to process your transactions, maintain your accounts, and respond to your online requests.

For security purposes - 

  • Such as to maintain a secure session, authenticate your computer, verify transactions, and detect fraudulent transactions.

For site management -   

  • To improve the site navigation, resolve performance issues, tailor the content that we display to you online.
Sharing of Online Information
Online information may be shared with our service providers for processing your requests and for everyday business purposes as further described in our Privacy Policy.
Protection of Online Information

We recognize the importance of your privacy and the security of personal information.  Our goal is to protect your personal information in every way we interact with you, whether it’s on the telephone, in our lobby, or on the internet.

To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law.  These measures include, but are not limited to, computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
External 3rd Party Links 
  • Our website may include links to other 3rd party web sites.  These links to external 3rd parties are offered as a courtesy and a convenience to our customers. 
  • When you visit these sites, you will leave our website and will be redirected to another site. The Farmers State Bank of Blue Mound does not control linked 3rd party web sites. 
  • We are not an agent for these third parties nor do we endorse or guarantee their products. 
  • We make no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of the information contained in linked sites.  We suggest that you always verify the information obtained from linked websites before acting upon this information. Also, please be aware that the security and privacy policies on these sites may be different from our policies, so please read third party privacy and security policies closely. 
  • This privacy policy applies solely to the Customer Information collected by The Farmers State Bank of Blue Mound.  
Third Party Cookies
  • Our Service Providers may use cookies to collect some of the above information. In some cases you must accept cookies in order to view our website or perform online banking transactions.  These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information; they simply provide another level of security and help us analyze website activity.
  • When you click on advertisements in our website or advertisements on linked 3rd party web sites, you may receive another cookie; however, you do not have to accept any cookies from third party advertisements.
Account Aggregation Services
  • Account aggregation sites allow you to consolidate account information from several sources into one online location.  In order to provide this service, an aggregation provider may request your passcode and login information for this Institutions online banking service.  You should ensure that the aggregation provider has appropriate policies to protect the privacy and security of any information that you provide.
  • If you provide information about your account(s) with The Farmers State Bank of Blue Mound to an account aggregation provider, we will consider all transactions initiated by an account aggregator using the access or login credentials that you provided, to be authorized whether or not you were aware of the specific transaction.
  • If you decide to revoke the authority you have given to an aggregation provider, we strongly recommend that you also change your online passcode with The Farmers State Bank of Blue Mound.  This will help ensure that the aggregation company cannot continue to access your account(s) with us.
Email Policies
  • When you enroll for our online services, we will send you a welcome email.  We may also send emails marketing various products and services offered by this Institution. We will always provide you an opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of marketing related emails.
  • We will also send security related email notices when you sign-up for “notify me” alerts on your account(s) or whenever you change your passcode, security question, or email address.
  • If you agree to accept electronic disclosures and/or online account statements, we may also send you notices of important account updates through email. For example, we may send you an email with updates to this privacy policy and/or we may send you a notice that you have an important message within online banking.  For more information on how to enroll for electronic disclosures, please contact us at (913) 352-8437.
  • We will never send you an email asking for personal information such as your account number, debit card number, PIN number, social security number, or login information.
Privacy of Children
  • COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, protects children under the age of 13 from the collection of personal information on the Internet.  The Farmers State Bank of Blue Mound respects the privacy of children.  We do not knowingly collect names, email addresses, or any other personally identifiable information from children.  We do not knowingly market to children, nor do we allow children under 13 to open online accounts.


If you have any questions about our privacy policy or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us at (913) 756-2221 or