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Privacy Policy

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to maintain your trust and confidence when handling information about you. Keeping your information secure and ensuring your understanding of how we use that information is an important aspect of building and maintaining that trust.

RATIONALE FOR COLLECTION

Personal information is collected to enable us to provide products and services to you and to improve and conduct our business. For example, we collect personal information to:

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

We collect information on you from a variety of sources, including:

TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

We will limit the collection, use and retention of your information to what we believe is necessary to provide you with exceptional quality service, comply with regulatory requirements, and make available to you other products, services, and opportunities that may be of interest to you. For example, your information may be used to evaluate your eligibility for a loan or other service, to improve our products and services or the way we deliver them to you, or to protect you from fraud. The information that we collect is limited to the following:

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

We will only disclose your personal information under the following circumstances:

ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION

Only those employees who need to have access to your personal information to perform their jobs are given the access to your personal information. They may need access to your personal information to conduct business on your behalf, service your account and to conduct our business.

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The St. Lucia Teachers’ Credit Co-operative Ltd. is committed to securing your personal information. We maintain your personal information and data according to strict standards of security and confidentiality.

We have ensured that employees who have access to your personal information maintain and protect the confidentiality of that information and must follow established procedures. Additionally, employees are required to acknowledge their responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of member information through a Declaration of Secrecy renewed annually.

When we use other companies to provide services for us, we require them to protect the confidentiality of personal information. They are required to sign a legally binding confidentiality agreement which limits their use of the personal information of members.

We also maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that meet required standards to protect your personal information from unauthorized use.  This includes the use of 128 bit encryption browser, installation of firewalls, monitoring of our systems and other security enhancements.

Our St. Lucia Teachers’ Credit Co-operative Ltd (SLTCCU) Limited website may contain links to third party sites. These links and pointers to third party sites are not part of SLTCCU. Further, these third-party sites may have privacy policies different from those of the SLTCCU and third-party sites may provide less security than the SLTCCU web site. You should therefore review their privacy and security policies, before you share any of your personal information.  The SLTCCU do not make any representations or warranties regarding these third-party sites. SLTCCU is not responsible for any losses or damages in connection with the information, security, privacy practices, availability, content or accuracy of materials of such third-party sites.

Notwithstanding the above, protection of your personal information is a shared responsibility. You have a critical role to play in this process. The following are some steps that you can take to assist our efforts to protect your information:

SHARING INFORMATION WITH NONAFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES

We are firm in our commitment that we will not rent or sell your personal information to any third party. However, we may share your personal information with companies that we hire to perform services for us, such as vendors that provide data processing, computer software maintenance and development, transaction processing and marketing services. We assure you that any company with whom we share your information agree to limit the use of such information to the purpose for which it was provided through the use of a duly signed legally binding confidentiality agreement.

Finally, we may disclose personal information to others, including nonaffiliated companies and regulatory authorities, as either required or permitted by applicable law. For example, we may disclose personal information to:

HOW CAN YOU OPT OUT OR STOP DISCLOSURES ABOUT YOU

At this time, we do not intend to disclose the personal information of members other than as noted above. If in the future, SLTCCU is required to disclose the personal information of members other than the above, SLTCCU will provide an additional notice, and provide an opportunity to affected members to opt out if applicable. The “opt out” option does not apply to disclosures that are legally permitted or required or to disclosures that SLTCCU makes to companies that perform services on our behalf or to other financial institutions.

ACCESSIBILITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will give you access to the information we have about you. It is your right.

Most of this information is in the form of your transaction records. These are available to you through your account statements or passbook updates, by visiting the branch or office where your account is held, or by accessing your account through our GIA Online Service, Mobile App and automated ATM machines.

If you require other information, simply contact or forward a written request to the branch or office where your account is held. We will ask you for specific details such as branch and account number. We will advise you in advance if a minimal charge will be required for conducting the search, and we will respond to your request within 5 – 10 working days.

Please note that we may not be able to provide information about you from those parts of our records which may contain references to other persons, are subject to legal privilege, contain confidential information proprietary to SLTCCU, relate to an investigation of a breach of agreement or contravention of laws, or cannot be disclosed for other legal reasons.

If you have any questions regarding decisions made about you, we will tell you the reasons for those decisions. Where relevant, we will provide you with the name and address of the third party from which a report was obtained.