Security Statement

Our Commitment to You

Rockland Federal Credit Union understands that your trust in us depends on how well we keep your personal, business, and account information secure. We share your concern and employ sophisticated security methods to keep your information secure whether you choose to conduct your business with us at a local branch, ATM, by telephone or the Internet.

RFCU utilizes industry accepted security practices that are appropriate for the way you choose to conduct business with us. For your protection, no matter which channel you choose, we verify you are who you say you are before granting you access to your accounts. Additionally, our systems use firewalls and encryption to protect information about you.

Security is Everyone's Responsibility

At RFCU, we take the safeguarding of your information seriously. In fact, we believe keeping information about you safe and secure is every employee's responsibility. We also encourage you, the member, to take steps in protecting information about you. An excellent source of information on how to prevent identity theft and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft is the Federal Trade Commission website.

Security Controls and Browser Requirements

To assist us in offering financial services in a secure manner, we employ a number of controls described below. These controls allow us to properly authenticate your identity when you access these services and protect information about you as it travels over the Internet between us and your access device (such as PC or wireless device).

Our site requires the use of secure browsers to protect you while you access our online services. Secure browsers allow you to communicate with our Web site in a protected session by encrypting information that flows between you and the site. To verify that your session is secure, look for https: instead of http: in the URL address line, and a secure symbol (for example, closed padlock or key) on the status bar of your browser located on the lower part of the screen. For greater security when viewing your account information over the Internet, we require that you use a browser with 128-bit encryption.

To provide additional protection, a timeout feature is used on selected parts of our website. This feature automatically logs you out of your account after an extended period of time. Re-establishing and authenticating your credentials for your online session helps to reduce unauthorized access to your accounts with us via the Internet.

The website uses firewalls to protect our computer systems and your information. Firewalls can be thought of as a selective barrier that permits only specific types of traffic (transactions) through to our systems.

For helpful tips on how to safeguard your personal information and computer from identity thieves, viruses and scams, please continue reading.

How You Can Protect Yourself?

While anyone can fall prey to fraud and identity theft, many ways exist to minimize your risk. The following are some ways you can protect yourself and your accounts.

If you feel you may be a victim of identity theft, click here for more information and a list of resources to assist you.

Online Privacy Policy Practices

Our Online Privacy Policy Statement explains how we protect the privacy of your information and manage it carefully to provide financial products and services to you. Due to the unique nature of the Internet, there is some additional information you may wish to know when you visit www.RFCU.com.

Visiting our Web Site

You may visit this site and find out about our products and services, check our rates, and read more about us without providing any information about yourself. We do gather data regarding visits to our web site, including IP address, pages visited, length of user session, etc., to evaluate the usefulness of our site.

Online Applications and Information Request Forms

Any information provided to us through our web site (i.e. applications or information request forms) will be used solely for processing your request. Demographic information collected from the web site will not be distributed, or sold to any outside source. All information sent using an online application or form is encrypted using security certificates issued by VeriSign.

Online Banking Access and PINs

Online access to your account information is available upon request. After you have submitted an application (located at our web site) and been approved for access a Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be provided. No one can access your Online Banking account without your Account Number and PIN. You may change your PIN as often as you like after successfully logging in to our online banking system. This option is located on the main menu. If you enter your Password incorrectly three times, our system will lock out your access to the system. Only authorized Rockland Federal Credit Union personnel can unlock the account based on positive identification of you when you make such a request. This policy is intended to protect you from hackers or other unauthorized individuals attempting to access your account(s) at Rockland Federal Credit Union.

How We Gather and Manage Information Online

When you use our online (Internet) products and services, we may collect application and/or service offering, site navigation, customer contact, optional survey and other information. We use this information to respond to your requests, personalize our online services and improve our site to make it more responsive to your needs. Refer to the topics below for more detail on the tools we use to serve you better.

When you visit our site, you do so anonymously unless you specifically choose to provide us with information that identifies you personally, for example through emails, applications for products or services or by accessing your online accounts. If you do provide us with information that identifies you personally, the information is protected by the security measures we have taken to provide for the confidentiality and security of your transactions and personally identifiable information.

Cookies

You'll notice this term used across the Internet to describe bits of information that some websites create when you visit their sites and then store on your computer. A cookie is unique to the computer you are using and can only be read by the website that gave it to you. Cookies are a basic way to identify the computer you happen to be using at the time, and do not identify you personally. They cannot be used to obtain data from your hard drive, your email address or personal information stored on your computer. Cookies do not contain viruses.

 

How RFCU uses Cookies

We use cookies for various reasons - these are specified below:

Cookies - We Want You to Know

Although we do not collect any personally identifiable information from, or store personal information in cookies, RFCU will still treat the information supplied through cookies with the security and privacy protections as we do with other member information we receive.

Do you have to accept cookies?

No, you can disallow cookies by making the appropriate selection from your browser options to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. You should understand, however, that cookies are required to login and navigate within the Online Services area. Therefore, if you set your browser options to disallow cookies, you may limit the functionality we can provide when you visit our site.

Protecting Children's Privacy

We respect the privacy of your children, and we comply with the practices established under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not knowingly collect or retain personally identifiable information from consumers under the age of thirteen.

For more information about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), please visit the FTC website: www.ftc.gov

 

email Communications

 

email to RFCU

When you send us an email, we use your email address to reply, and for a limited time we may store your email address, your message, and our response for quality assurance purposes. We may also do this to meet legal and regulatory requirements. If we collect your email address in this manner, we will not use it to notify you about RFCU's products and services unless you have given us prior permission.

email From RFCU and Your Preferences

We often use e-mail to inform members about products, services or product enhancements that may be of interest after you have given us permission. When you give us your e-mail address online, and we intend to use that email address for such purposes, you will have an opportunity to tell us if you do not wish to receive these messages. You will also have the opportunity to opt out of future messages with each marketing e-mail you receive from RFCU.

email from Other Sources

RFCU takes your email marketing preference seriously and will not send marketing messages if you tell us you do not want to receive them. Additionally, we will send you email servicing messages only when necessary or at your initiation to quickly deliver important product enrollment, account or service information potentially requiring action on your part. Rest assured, when you receive such messages, they will be clearly marked as coming from RFCU and will not request confidential information such as a social security number, permanent login name, and/or access code to be provided and sent back through unsecured email.

Suspicious email

Should you receive a suspicious email that appears to be from RFCU, please let us know by either calling (800) 562-7328 or (781) 878-0232, emailing us by using the secure email form on the "Contact Us" section of RFCU.com. You may also wish to contact your Internet Service Provider for support in blocking emails or subscribing to a spam filter they may offer.

IP Addresses

When you log on to Online Banking, you pass through a "firewall" we use for security purposes. As you pass through it, we may identify the Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with the device you are using, such as a personal computer or handheld device. The IP address does not identify you personally, but it may allow us to identify the device you're using. In certain instances, we may also obtain other information about your device to allow us to better identify you as an Online Banking user. We may retain this information in case we ever need it for reasons related to the protection of member information and/or security.

How You Can Manage Your Information Online

If you are an Online Banking user, you may update some of your personal information quickly and easily online, access information (e.g. change or reset your PIN, Codeword or Password) and email addresses for alert services.

 

Secure Online Banking Environment

RFCU's computer system does not connect directly to the Internet. Any and all requests for data must pass through two distinct validation and control centers also known as Firewalls. Secure Socket Layering (SSL) protects all data transmissions between your personal computer and Rockland's computer system. SSL utilizes authentication and encryption technology developed by RSA Data Security, Inc. This method of cryptography protects your private information from deciphering by unauthorized individuals.

Working with Other Companies

We work with a number of other companies to ensure that we are providing the value and service you expect from a leader in financial and Internet services.

Service Providers on the Internet

Occasionally you will notice on www.RFCU.com that services are "Powered by" or "Provided by" content providers or technology service partners. We contract with these vendors to help us serve you better. We're highly selective in choosing these companies, and they are only allowed to use member information for the purpose of providing the services we've contracted with them to provide.

Co-branded and Alliance Relationships

RFCU has established relationships with other parties on the Internet to bring you the benefit of products and services we may not offer. We offer you access to these other companies either through the use of hyperlinks to their sites from our site, or by offering "co-branded" sites in which both RFCU and the other company share the same URL, domain name or pages within a domain name on the Internet and the names or logos of both companies are displayed. Generally, we do not own the co-branded sites and therefore do not control how those companies use any information you supply them. It's important that you review their privacy policy to understand how they manage any information you supply them. However, if you are providing information to RFCU, we will always adhere to our Privacy Statement.

Linking to Other Websites

Links to third-party sites are provided for your convenience. Such sites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility standards as ours. RFCU neither endorses nor guarantees offerings of the third party providers, nor is RFCU responsible for the security, content or availability of the third-party sites, their partners, or advertisers. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of third parties before providing information on their sites.

Security Standards

Protecting your personal information online is vital. We go to great lengths to see that your transactions and personally identifiable information are confidential, secure, and protected from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction.

Protecting You Anywhere You Login Online With
Enhanced Login Security

Your online security is of utmost importance us. If you're an online banking user, you will notice that we have an extra layer of security to protect you-Enhanced Login Security.

Enhanced Login Security is a free and easy way to help prevent fraud. Sign up once and you're all set. It's that simple-the next time you log in, it's business as usual, and the rest of your online experience will remain exactly the same.

Whether you're checking your balances from work, home or on vacation, Enhanced Login Security protects your identity from any computer you choose.

Superior Technology Means Maximum Security

This superior security technology protects your identity anywhere you log into RFCU's Online Banking. It will identify you as the true "owner" of your accounts by recognizing not only your password, but your computer as well. If your computer isn't recognized by us-if you've logged in from a public computer or one you haven't used before- we'll ask you a challenge question as an additional line of defense to prevent unauthorized access. Your identity is protected, and your peace of mind? At ease.

How To Enroll

When you log into Online Banking, you will be prompted to choose a Challenge Question and provide an answer. Once your Challenge Question and answer are set up, you can enable Enhanced Login Security on your computer.

 

From the User Options, click on "Enhanced Login Security. You will be given two choices-to add extra security protection to the computer or to remove that extra security. When you select to add the extra security protection, a cookie is installed on the hard drive. This cookie allows us to authenticate that it is from a location you have selected. When this step is complete, you are done.

If you regularly access Online Banking from several computers (home, work, etc.), you will need to log into Online Banking, answer your Challenge Question, and follow the steps above to enroll each computer.

Please Note: You should not enable Enhanced Login Security from a location that is used by the general public (library).

Removing the Extra Security

You may choose to do this if you will no longer be logging in regularly on a particular computer, or if the computer is going to be donated or given away. Simply go to the User Options, choose "Enhanced Login Security" and choose the appropriate option to remove the protection. (Please note, that although the security protection has been removed from the computer, your Challenge Question and answer, and any other security set on your computer will remain intact.)

 

 

Enhanced Login Security Questions and Answers

Q: Do I have to choose a Challenge Question and answer right away?
A: Yes, you must choose a question and answer before you can proceed.

Q: Do I have to enable Enhanced Login Security or enroll my computer?
A: No, this is an elective feature at this time. We do strongly suggest that you take advantage of this extra security by enrolling your computer.

Q: What if I delete my cookies?
A: The Enhanced Login Security will prompt you for your Challenge Question and answer, and you will need to access User Options to add the security again to that computer.

Q: What if I forget the answer to my Challenge Question or which question I chose?
A: Contact us to have your question and answer reset, and you will be prompted to submit a new question and answer. Note: your password will also be reset in this process.

Q: Can I choose my own Challenge Question?
A: Yes, you can choose from one of the three pre-set questions.

Q: When I type in my answer, do I have to remember capitals and lowercase?
A: No, your answer is not case-sensitive.

Q: Can I change my Challenge Question later?
A: Yes, you can change it by going to User Options inside Online Banking and choose "Challenge Question Setup."

Q: I've set up extra security on my home computer but I also log into Online Banking from work. What should I do?
A: When you log into Online Banking at work, you'll be prompted for your Challenge Question and answer. Once you provide the required data, you'll be logged into Online Banking. Go to User Options and click on Enhanced Login Security. Follow the steps to add extra security to the computer at work. Please note: you may need to check with the System Administrator at your work if you have any issues installing the Enhanced Login Security.

Q: I want to log into Online Banking from the library. What will happen?
A: You'll be prompted for your Challenge Question and answer. Once you provide the required data, you'll be logged into Online Banking. Because this is a public computer, you should NOT access User Options to set up extra security.

Q: Both my husband and myself use the same computer. Do we both need to set up Enhanced Login Security?
A: Yes, the Enhanced Login Security is set up per user account. Each user will need to:

Q: Will this protect my computer from viruses or hacking?
A: No, Enhanced Login Security will only protect you against unauthorized access to Online Banking. This is not anti-virus protection, and will not protect you from hackers. You should make sure that your anti-virus software and anti-spyware software is kept up to date as well as keeping your computer up to date with patches for your operating system and software.

Q: I have multiple browsers on my computer, what should I do?
A: If you have multiple browsers on your computer (example: Internet Explorer and Netscape) you will need to enroll those browsers separately.

For more information visit www.rfcu.com or call us at 1-800-562-7328 or
781-878-0232.

Security Statement

 

Our Commitment to You

Rockland Federal Credit Union understands that your trust in us depends on how well we keep your personal, business, and account information secure. We share your concern and employ sophisticated security methods to keep your information secure whether you choose to conduct your business with us at a local branch, ATM, by telephone or the Internet.

RFCU utilizes industry accepted security practices that are appropriate for the way you choose to conduct business with us. For your protection, no matter which channel you choose, we verify you are who you say you are before granting you access to your accounts. Additionally, our systems use firewalls and encryption to protect information about you.

Security is Everyone's Responsibility

At RFCU, we take the safeguarding of your information seriously. In fact, we believe keeping information about you safe and secure is every employee's responsibility. We also encourage you, the member, to take steps in protecting information about you. An excellent source of information on how to prevent identity theft and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft is the Federal Trade Commission website.

Security Controls and Browser Requirements

To assist us in offering financial services in a secure manner, we employ a number of controls described below. These controls allow us to properly authenticate your identity when you access these services and protect information about you as it travels over the Internet between us and your access device (such as PC or wireless device).

Our site requires the use of secure browsers to protect you while you access our online services. Secure browsers allow you to communicate with our Web site in a protected session by encrypting information that flows between you and the site. To verify that your session is secure, look for https: instead of http: in the URL address line, and a secure symbol (for example, closed padlock or key) on the status bar of your browser located on the lower part of the screen. For greater security when viewing your account information over the Internet, we require that you use a browser with 128-bit encryption.

To provide additional protection, a timeout feature is used on selected parts of our website. This feature automatically logs you out of your account after an extended period of time. Re-establishing and authenticating your credentials for your online session helps to reduce unauthorized access to your accounts with us via the Internet.

The website uses firewalls to protect our computer systems and your information. Firewalls can be thought of as a selective barrier that permits only specific types of traffic (transactions) through to our systems.

For helpful tips on how to safeguard your personal information and computer from identity thieves, viruses and scams, please continue reading.

How You Can Protect Yourself?

While anyone can fall prey to fraud and identity theft, many ways exist to minimize your risk. The following are some ways you can protect yourself and your accounts.

If you feel you may be a victim of identity theft, click here for more information and a list of resources to assist you.