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Security Policy

Internet Security Statement

Browser Security
For your protection, Freedom Security Bank's internet banking system transmits data using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology which supports 128-bit key encryption. This represents one of the highest industry standards for online security.

It is important to verify that a secure connection between your browser and the Internet banking server has been established before transmitting any confidential account information over the Internet. This can be verified by an indicator on your web browser. Netscape Navigator has a key symbol which appears in the lower left hand corner of the screen. When the symbol appears "solid", transmitted data is being encrypted. When this symbol appears "broken", a secure session has not been established. Similarly, Microsoft Internet Explorer has a lock symbol which appears when data is being encrypted. When this symbol does not appear, a session is not secure.

Host Security
The Freedom Security Bank web server does not connect directly to the Internet. It is buffered from the Internet through the use of a firewall. All access from outside of the bank must go through this firewall which screens the requests and allows only valid hypertext transfer protocol (http) traffic to reach the server. Freedom Security Bank's Internet banking service makes use of an ISCA-certified firewall.

All Freedom Security Bank online banking transactions or inquiries must be initiated by use of your Freedom Security Bank online banking personal identification number (hereinafter referred to as the "PIN"). We will assign you a PIN after we have accepted your application for the establishment of online banking service. The first time you sign on Freedom Security Bank online banking, you will be required to select a new PIN. You may change your PIN from time to time, as provided for as one of the functions of our online banking service. It is recommended that you do not use your Social Security number, birthdays, names, or other codes that may be easy for others to determine as your PIN. No bank employee will ever ask for your PIN, and you should never provide it to anyone unless you intend to allow that person access to your accounts. Pursuant to the terms and conditions of service, as expressed in our Internet Banking Agreement, you agree to keep your PIN confidential, and use of your PIN by you or by any other person with your authorization will be considered the same as your written signature authorizing us to complete any transaction or request communicated through the use of our online banking service.

If you authorize another person to use your PIN, you should be aware that the person can use Freedom Security Bank's online banking service to view any information or initiate any transaction on any of the accounts to the same extent as you, including viewing information or initiating transactions on accounts to which that person does not otherwise have access. Consequently, the sharing of your PIN is strongly discouraged by the bank, and done at your sole risk and peril. If a third party should gain access to your PIN, you alone are responsible for changing the PIN so as to deny the third party's access to your banking information. Given the electronic nature of these transactions, the bank shall have no liability to you in the event a third party should gain access to your PIN through no fault of the bank.

You should always exit Freedom Security Bank online after you finish viewing your accounts. Never leave your computer unattended while accessing Freedom Security Bank online. If you do so, a third party may be able to access your accounts from your terminal, without ever needing to use your PIN.

As is the case with PIN access codes for all of our electronic banking services (for example, ATM cards, debit cards and Freedom TeleBank), we highly recommend that you never write down your PIN for Freedom Security Bank's online banking service or leave your PIN in a place where it might be discovered by another party.

If you have reason to believe that your PIN has been discovered by or is known by an unauthorized party, you should immediately change your PIN via our online banking system. As an alternative, during normal banking hours, you can contact us at (319) 688-9005 and ask for one of our online banking representatives for assistance.

Consolidation & Aggregation Services
Freedom Security Bank does not recommend the sharing of your PIN or other personal information with a third party for the purpose of establishing or supporting the use of account consolidation and aggregation services. Extreme caution should be exercised if one chooses to utilize such a service, and it should be understood that doing so is solely at the user's own risk.

Links to non-Freedom Security Bank websites contained in this site are offered only as pointers to sources of information on subjects which may be of interest to our website visitors. Although we will link only to reputable sites, Freedom Security Bank is not responsible for the content of external sites inasmuch as we have no control over what is displayed upon or presented at such sites. We do not guarantee the authenticity of documents at such sites, and links to non-Freedom Security Bank websites do not imply any endorsement of or responsibility for the ideas, opinions, information, products or services offered at such sites. Use of links to any non-Freedom Security Bank site is solely at the user's own risk.

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