Your Privacy is Important to Us
- We do not sell, rent or trade customer information with unaffiliated third parties
- We take steps to protect the integrity of your data
Our Collection, Retention and Use of Customer Information:
BankUnited collects, retains and uses information about customers only when we reasonably believe that it will help us administer our business or provide products, services or other opportunities. We use information to protect and administer your records, accounts and funds; to comply with certain laws and regulations; to help us design or improve our products and services; and to understand your financial needs and provide you with quality products.
The information we learn from you when you visit our website helps us personalize your online experience and continually improve your overall experience with BankUnited. Because of the unique nature of Internet transactions, there is additional information you should know about information-gathering processes.
Web Tracking: We do not gather information about individual users on our website. We do collect and store information about the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, the Internet address of the website from which you linked to us, the pages you visit on our site and the type of web browsing software and operating system you are using to view our site.
Email: Our web site does not require you to disclose any personally identifying information. If however, you choose to contact us via email, please keep in mind that our email address and any other information your -mail header shows about you, such as your name or organization, will be revealed to us in the email. Also, it is important that you realize that e-mail is not secure and may be intercepted by third parties without your permission. For your own protection, we ask that you do not send confidential information to us via email. However, you have our commitment that when you communicate with us via email, we will use your e-mail information only for the specific purpose of responding to your comments or questions. Your e-mail address will not be sold, nor will it be shared with others outside BankUnited unless we are compelled to do so by law.
Maintenance of Accurate Information:
BankUnited has adopted procedures to help assure that your financial information is accurate, current and complete in accordance with reasonable commercial standards. We also have procedures to respond to your request to correct inaccurate information in a timely manner. While federal or state law requires some of these procedures, we have implemented additional procedures to maintain accurate, current, and complete financial information, including processes to update information and to remove old information.
If you believe that our records contain inaccurate or incomplete information about you, please let us know immediately. Please notify us by writing to BankUnited, Attn: Client Care Center, 7815 NW 148th Street, Miami Lakes, Florida 33016. We will correct any inaccuracies as quickly as possible.
Consumer Reporting Agencies:
If you believe we have reported inaccurate information about you to any consumer reporting agency, please let us know in writing. Be sure to include your complete name, current address, Social Security number, telephone number, account number, type of account, specific item of dispute and the reason you believe the information is wrong. Send your letter to: BankUnited, Attn: Client Care Center, 7815 NW 148th Street, Miami Lakes, Florida 33016. We will investigate your concerns, and correct any inaccuracies we find. We will confirm any actions we take with you.
Limiting Employee Access to Information:
BankUnited has implemented specific procedures and security levels that limit access to personally identifiable information to those employees with a business reason to know such information about you. We educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and customer privacy through standard operation procedures, specialized training programs, and the BankUnited Code of Ethics. We take appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce employee privacy responsibilities.
Security Procedures to Protect Information:
We maintain security standards and procedures to help prevent unauthorized access to confidential information about you. We update and test our technology to improve the protection of our information about you and to assure the integrity of our information.
Restrictions on the Disclosure of Account Information:
We do not disclose information about your accounts or other personal information about you to unaffiliated third parties unless:
- you request or authorize the release, or
- it is necessary to complete transactions or transfers that you initiated, or
- is in compliance with a government agency or court order or at the request of a federal regulator, or
- it is for the purpose of verifying the existence and condition of your account for a third party, such as a credit bureau or merchant.
Maintaining Customer Privacy in Our Business Relationships:
From time to time BankUnited contracts with outside vendors and other business partners to perform specific services. When doing so, BankUnited selects business partners and vendors that adhere to stringent privacy standards.
Maintaining Your Privacy in Business Relationships with Outside Third Parties:
Sometimes it is necessary to provide personally identifiable information about you to a third party, such as to a vendor or service company that we hire to prepare your account statements or to provide support or services for one or more of our products. These vendors and service companies agree to safeguard confidential information. Further, vendors and service providers are contractually obligated by BankUnited to maintain the confidentiality of the information disclosed to them and restrict the use of the information to the stated purpose of the contract.
At BankUnited, we respect the privacy of children and comply with the practices established under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). We do not knowingly collect or retain personally identifiable information from, and our website is not intended for, children under the age of thirteen. Users of our website must be at least eighteen years of age. By using this website you affirm that you are eighteen years of age or older. For more information about COPPA, please visit the Federal Trade Commission website at www.ftc.gov.
Disclosure of Privacy Principles to Our Customers: