Privacy Policy ('BankAround'), understands the importance of the privacy of each of our users who access our website. Our Privacy Policy is designed to disclose how we collect and use personal information for this website and all related web pages (the 'Site').


By using the Site, you acknowledge and consent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to this Privacy Policy, you may choose not to use our Site. All information gathered from the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America.

Third Party Sites

The Site may contain links to other websites over which BankAround has no control. BankAround is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of other websites and entities, even if another website is linked is access to or from the Site. We recommend you review each third party's privacy policy and terms and conditions to understand how other sites collect, use and share your information. This Privacy Policy only applies to BankAround's site.

Collection and Use of Information

Personal Information

BankAround only collects personal information from on a voluntary basis. When signing up for any services from the Site, we ask each user to provide personal information such as the user's name, address and e-mail address.

We use your personal information to provide certain products and services you request through the Site, to operate and improve the Site, to improve existing or introduce new services, and to create a positive user experience. From time-to-time, we may also use information we gather to inform you of new products or services; however you may opt-out of such communications if you prefer not to receive them. You may also opt out of any opt-in email lists to which you subscribed. To opt-out of any such email communications from BankAround, please follow the opt-out instructions in the email or send your request to opt-out to opt.

Non-Personal & Anonymous Information

Regardless of whether you register or sign up for any account with the Site, BankAround collects non-personal and anonymous information from all our users to be used in an aggregate fashion. This information helps us to determine how we can create a better experience for our users. Accordingly, BankAround collects system-related information (such as an IP address, browser type, operating system type, and pages accessed) to be used for system administration purposes, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to monitor traffic patterns, to determine which services are used most frequently, and to assess site usage.

Disclosure of Your Information

BankAround does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties; however, BankAround may share your personal information with third parties as explained in this Policy and as further described in our Notice of Privacy Practices.

If one of BankAround's business lines or the entire business is acquired or transferred, whether by merger, consolidation or purchase of a substantial portion of assets, BankAround may disclose and transfer your personal information to such third party. In addition, if BankAround becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, BankAround or its trustee in bankruptcy may sell, assign, license or otherwise transfer your personal information in a transaction approved by the appropriate court.


The Site uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your hard drive by a web page server. It is not used to deliver viruses your computer. The cookies allow us to recognize a user without requiring the user to repeatedly log in when using the Site or other BankAround websites. Additionally, cookies allow BankAround to monitor traffic patterns and site usage, which help make the Site more useful.

Please note that most browsers can be set to accept or decline cookies. You also may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is created and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis or to accept cookies from websites that meet certain disclosure and use specifications. However, please be advised that declining cookies may hinder performance of the Site and thereby negatively impact your experience using the Site if cookies are ever used on the Site.

Anonymous information collected through the Site is used for maintenance, monitoring, market research as well as to provide advertisements of products or services that may interest you. This Anonymous information will not be linked to you without your permission. Cookies may be placed on your computer when you click any of these advertisements. The use of cookies placed by third party would be subject to the third party's own privacy policy.

Children Privacy Statement

This children's privacy statement explains BankAround's practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.

This Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site.

Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.

We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site.

Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under thirteen in the Site's online activities on providing personally identifiable information.

Policy Changes

BankAround reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. BankAround may change this Privacy Policy at any time to comply with privacy laws, regulations and industry standards. We reserve the right to make the revised policy effective for information we already have about you in addition to new information received in the future. By using the Site, you accept that we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time.

Last updated May 1, 2008.
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