Amegy Bank of Texas is committed to your privacy and security online. We want to provide you with a superior online experience while respecting your privacy. Your trust is important to us, this is why we work diligently to safeguard your privacy and protect the information you provide to us. We have no intentions of selling personal information about our customers to third-parties. Trust is the foundation of our business and our commitment to you.
Visiting Our Website
For each visitor to our website, we collect information on what pages are accessed. The information we collect is used to:
- Improve the content of our website;
- Customize the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual consumer;
- Notify you about updates to our website or product offerings and services.
We also collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email in order to reply to their correspondence, to service accounts and for marketing purposes.
Types of Cookies
Cookies can be set to expire:
- On a specified date;
- After a specified period of time;
- When a transaction has been completed;
- Or when a user turns off his/her browser.
A cookie that is erased from memory when a visitor’s browser closes is called a “session” cookie. Cookies that expire based on a time set by the web server are called “persistent” cookies.
Persistent cookies may be used in some cases, for example, to recognize when a visitor returns to a web site. The web browser will send the cookie information from the initial visit back to the web site. This is useful to the visitor if he or she has established a password at a particular web site and wants to be identified by that site to perform a function or transaction.
To browse anonymously, you may set your browser to disable cookies. Please note that disabling cookies for some services will impact the ability to use that service. We do not recommend disabling cookies, as you may not be able to login or use basic features from our website and other websites on the internet.
Cookies and Privacy
Although there has been some debate over the privacy implications of cookies, it is important for you to know that cookies do not read your hard drive, nor can they be used to reveal anything about you that you have not chosen to enter as a user on a web site. In addition, cookies are unique to servers and are not shared among web-servers.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browsers privacy setting to high and it will alert you of a cookie being offered so that you can accept or reject it. Just go to the help function on your browser for complete instructions on cookie management.
Are Cookies Dangerous To Your Computer?
No. Presently, there are no known cases of cookies being used to introduce or spread computer viruses. Technically, a cookie cannot be used to access your hard drive. Your browser may save cookie values to your hard drive, but that is the limit of the effect on your computer system.
If you choose to send us an email message, we may retain the content of the email, your email address, and our response in order to service your needs.
We will never initiate a request for sensitive information from you via email (i.e., Social Security Number, Personal ID, Password, PIN or Account Number). If you receive an email that requests this type of sensitive information, you should be suspicious of it. We strongly suggest that you do not share your Personal ID, Password, PIN or Account Number with anyone, under any circumstances.
If we request information from you, we will always direct you back to our web site using links to ensure you are directed to the proper web page. These are for your convenience — you can also reach our site using your own bookmarks or any of our published URLs.
If you are required to enter personal information to perform a transaction, it is always done on a webpage secured with SSL technology — you can tell because there will be a padlock icon at the bottom of your screen. Most important, if you click on the padlock, a security certificate will pop up. Within the certificate, there is a section that says "Issued to:" If it is really an Amegy Bank of Texas site, then the URL will end in "amegybank.com."
If you use a link in an email you receive from us, you can make sure that you are on an Amegy Bank of Texas page by paying close attention to the address of the site in the Address/Location area of your web browser.
Do not provide your email address to third party web sites without reading their privacy and security policies and terms and conditions to ensure you understand the circumstances in which your email address can be used.
If you suspect suspicious or fraudulent activity related to your email account(s), please let your Internet Service Provider(ISP) know right away. To learn more about how to control and manage your email account and email messages, please refer to your internet service provider’s online resources.