Privacy Statement

Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information about our members and others who visit our web site. Personal information includes all of the information which you provide to us online that could be used to specifically identify you. You may give us personal information when applying for membership, requesting an account or service, or when you send us e-mail.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about our Privacy Policy. If you have further questions that are not answered in this section, please contact:

Elaine Karins, President
elainek@smecu.org
Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union
1558 1st Street
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 953-6744
(941) 365-4966 Fax

If I complete an application on the Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union web site, what do you do with this information?

We use this information to complete the request and/or transaction. We may share personal information with our business partners in order to deliver products and services which you have requested (i.e. to obtain a credit report for a loan you applied for).

Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union will NOT sell personal information to a third party for the purpose of solicitation. Information may, from time to time, be made available on a limited basis to business partners of Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union, to provide special offers or promotions of products or services that may be of interest to particular members, in accordance with applicable law. Our business partners are carefully selected and share the same strict business principles as Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union.

If I send you an email, what do you do with it?

When you communicate to us through email, we use your email address only for the purpose of responding to your comments or questions.

Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union Online does have a email list that you can subscribe to, if you wish. This provides us the ability to contact members and potential members to inform them about new products, services or promotional information available from the Credit Union. Of course, you can also unsubscribe to this by emailing us, or letting us know via phone, fax or mail.

The email address you provide in order to join the list will not be sold, nor will it be shared with others outside the credit union, unless we are required to do so by law.

Who has access to my personal information at Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union?

Your personal information is only accessed by the Credit Union staff that is responsible for completing your request or transaction. For your protection, all email and applications are directed to the departmental supervisors. If a communication requires staff to complete a task, the supervisor will perform the action or refer it to the appropriate staff member.

Do you use web tracking software? And what do you do with the information gathered?

Yes, our web server has tracking software installed on it. This tracks information, such as your IP address (to identify the domain you are coming from such as aol.com or bellsouth.net), type of browser used, pages visited, errors encountered, time of visit, etc. This software does not, however, record any personally identifiable information that is provided by you.

There are certain areas of your web site that link to other web sites that are not owned and operated by Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union. What happens to information provided to those entities?

Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union has, whenever possible, structured its business relationships with other companies that share the same privacy values as us. Some of these relationships have these terms expressed in our Agreement with the other party. If you believe that your privacy has been violated on a site we link to, please contact us immediately.

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