Privacy Statement

(Last Updated as of 4/7/2011)

The following outlines the online privacy practices and security measures of Central Bancorp and our affiliated businesses. At the end of this outline, you will also find a link to our client privacy policy notice. At anytime, if you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 719.228.1100.

We are deeply committed to protecting the personal information of our clients, and this commitment extends to anyone using our website.

When you visit our website, we may collect information from you, such as personal information that you provide via web forms, web surveys, or online applications. We may also collect information about you from your online browsing behavior and transaction activities, including your preferences, pages visited and technical information regarding your computer and operating systems, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name, system configuration and settings. This information does not identify individuals and is used for our business purposes, which may include offering products or services, research, marketing, analytics, and other lawful purposes.

Central Bancorp provides various financial planning tools throughout the website for your use. We do not collect or retain personal information when you use these tools.  As mentioned above, we may use online information collection to allow you to communicate with us. In these cases, we collect only the information necessary to perform the function of the application or form. Our forms and applications are secure and the information you provide will not be shared with any third party. We also gather data to track website usage, such as number of hits, pages visited, and the length of user sessions in order to evaluate the usefulness of our sites.

Websites are able to keep track of your preferences and to recognize return visitors through cookies, which are pieces of data stored on your computer by your web browser. So, when you return to a website you've visited before, your browser gives this data back to the server. Contrary to reports about cookies, cookies do not contain viruses and can be used to enhance your experience on our website. We do not embed your Social Security number, account number(s) or password in our cookies.  If you do not have an account with us and do not wish us to maintain information, please delete your cookies. To do this, you will need to follow your browser's instructions for disabling or deleting cookies.

Central Bancorp recommends that you complete your online transactions and sign out of online banking before viewing other websites or turning off your computer. It is also wise not to view other websites during an online banking session.

Any information you provide to us online is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL is the leading security protocol for data transfer on the internet. This technology scrambles your account information as it moves between your computer’s browser and our systems. When information is scrambled, or encrypted in this way, it becomes nearly impossible for anyone else to read it.

We do not knowingly collect or use personal information from children under 13 without parental consent.

We may provide links to non-Central Bancorp websites, such as government agencies, merchants, or other resources. We are not responsible for the information collection practices of any websites you may link to from our website. We cannot guarantee how these third parties use cookies or whether they place cookies on your computer that identify you. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each of the linked websites you visit before you provide them with any information.

Central Bancorp’s online privacy practice notice is subject to change; please review it periodically. If we make changes to our notice, we will revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of this page.

To view our client privacy policy notice, click here.


Legal

Trust services are offered and available only to residents of jurisdictions where the trust company has been qualified to conduct a trust business. Investment products are not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by a bank and may lose value.