Rev. October 2010

FACTS

WHAT DOES THE MERCHANTS & CITIZENS BANK DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Why?

Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.

What?

The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:
 
*Social Security number 

*Account balances

*Payment history 

*Credit history 


*Account transactions 

*Checking account information


When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.

How?

All financial companies need to share customers' personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers' personal information; the reasons The Merchants & Citizens Bank chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.

Reasons we can share your personal information

Does The Merchants & Citizens Bank share?

Can you limit this sharing?

For our everyday business purposes such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus

Yes

No

For our marketing purposes to offer our products and services to you

Yes

No

For joint marketing with other financial companies

No

We don't share

For our affiliates' everyday business purposes information about your transactions and experiences

No

We don't share

For our affiliates' everyday business purposes information about your creditworthiness

No

We don't share

For nonaffiliates to market to you

No

We don't share

Questions?

Call 229-868-5656

       

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What We Do

How does The Merchants & Citizens Bank protect my personal information?

To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.

How does The Merchants & Citizens Bank collect my personal information?

We collect your personal information, for example, when you
*Open an account 
*
Deposit money 
*Pay your bills 
*
Apply for a loan 
*Use your credit or debit card

We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates, or other companies.

Why can't I limit all sharing?

Federal law gives you the right to limit only 
* sharing for affiliates' everyday business purposes - information about your creditworthiness 
* affiliates from using your information to market to you 
* sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you

State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.

Definitions

Affiliates

Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies. 
* The Merchants & Citizens Bank has no affiliates.

Nonaffiliates

Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies. 
* The Merchants & Citizens Bank does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.

Joint Marketing

A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you. 
* The Merchants & Citizens Bank doesn't jointly market.