internet privacy policy

BankWest recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. Therefore, BankWest Management has adopted a privacy policy that guides how we collect, store and use personally identifiable information about our customers and website visitors. The intent is to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using the information against the users' reasonable expectations of privacy. The policy includes the following:

  1. Visitors to the BankWest website remain anonymous.
  2. BankWest does not collect identifying information about visitors to its site.
  3. We use standard software to collect non-identifying information about our visitors, such as:
    • Date and time our site was accessed
    • IP address (a numeric address given to servers connected to the Internet)
    • Web browser used
    • Pages viewed
    • City, State and Country

BankWest uses this information to create summary statistics and to determine the level of interest in the information available on its site.

E-mail users should be aware that the Internet is operated over an open channel. Therefore, e-mail information is not guaranteed to be secure. We ask that visitors to our web page do not send personally identifying and/or confidential information to BankWest via e-mail. Any information visitors choose to send, however, will be used internally, as appropriate, to handle the sender's request. Such information is not disseminated or sold to other organizations. BankWest does not accept instructions to conduct banking transactions via e-mail at this time.