Collection of your Personal Information
First Commerce Financial collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. FCF also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by First Commerce Financial. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by FCF for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the First Commerce Financial website. This policy covers both online and offline activities, including information that we collect through our website, marketing events, and applications you submit online and in-person (among other methods).
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through any First Commerce Financial public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. This includes any information that is part of your profile on a third-party social network (such as Facebook) and that you allow the third-party social network to share with us. Note: FCF does not read any of your private online communications, such as a direct message sent to your loan officer.
First Commerce Financial encourages you to review the privacy policies of websites you choose to link to from ours so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. FCF is not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on websites outside of the First Commerce Financial family of websites.
In all cases, we strive to limit the amount of information we collect and store to that which is necessary to provide you with the relevant services.
Use of your Personal Information
First Commerce Financial collects and uses your personal information to operate our website and deliver the services you have requested. FCF also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from us and our affiliates.
First Commerce Financial does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. FCF may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, we may share data with trusted partners for a business purpose, for instance, to perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries, among other things. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to First Commerce Financial, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
First Commerce Financial does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
First Commerce Financial keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within First Commerce Financial, in order to determine what FCF services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within FCF to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
First Commerce Financial websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on First Commerce Financial or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of First Commerce Financial; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of First Commerce Financial, or the public.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act secured new privacy rights for California consumers. This act provides California residents with broad rights with respect to their personal information and imposes significant new obligations on covered businesses.
- Right to Know – Consumers in California have the right to know what information companies collect about them, from which sources, how it is used, and to whom it is disclosed.
- Right to be Forgotten – Consumers have the right to request we remove all records from a business database.
- Right to Opt-Out – Businesses cannot sell or share your information if you exercise this right.
- Right to Non-Discrimination – Businesses cannot discriminate against you in price, service, etc. if you exercise your rights under CCPA.
You may make these requests related to your California privacy rights by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you make a request, we may ask you to provide verifying information, such as your name, email, or phone number. We will review the information provided and may request additional information via email or other means to ensure we are interacting with the correct individual. Please also be aware that making any such request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal or deletion of personal information or content you may have posted, and there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow us to fulfill your request.
Please be aware that we do not accept or process requests through any other means (e.g. via fax, social media, other email addresses or telephone numbers, etc.)
The First Commerce Financial website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize FCF pages, or register with First Commerce Financial’s website or services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same First Commerce Financial website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the FCF website features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the First Commerce Financial services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
First Commerce Financial secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We secure the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When we transmit personal information (such as a credit card number) to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
We Do Not Collect Information From Children
Changes to this Policy
First Commerce Financial welcomes your comments regarding this Policy. If you have any questions or concerns about this notice, or about the privacy of your nonpublic personal information that you have provided via the use of this website, or would like to opt-out from future contact by First Commerce Financial, please contact First Commerce Financial at 7357 International Place, Suite 102, Sarasota, FL 34240, (248) 207-2404. If you believe that First Commerce Financial has not adhered to this Statement, please contact First Commerce Financial. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.