Online Policy

Effective May 2021

Sauk Valley Bank is committed to safeguarding our customer’s personal information by practicing responsible information sharing and utilizing stringent security measures. This Online Policy describes how information is collected when you visit our website, our mobile applications and other online platforms we own or operate (the “Sites”).

To the extent the information we collect includes “nonpublic personal information” within the meaning of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Public Law No. 106-102), the information is subject to our Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy is furnished to our customers as required by law. This Online Policy supplements our Privacy Policy. By using any of the Sites or interacting with any Sauk Valley Bank advertisement or page on a third-party site, you consent to this Online Policy and our collection, use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Online Policy.

When you log on to Sauk Valley Bank Online Banking, our service provider passes a cookie to your browser. The cookie only identifies your computer. We do not (and cannot) use cookies to collect or obtain new personal information about you.

This cookie allows us to process multiple transactions during your session without requiring you to re-enter your passcode for each transaction. The cookies for online banking simply provide another level of security for our internal banking product. We also require 128-bit encryption to access our online banking product, the most secure available.

When you log on to Sauk Valley Bank Online Banking, for the security of your account information, we recommend you not select the ‘remember me’ check box; however, if you do, a cookie is sent to your hard drive. This ‘remember me’ cookie enables you to shortcut the login process when you visit Sauk Valley Bank Online.

In the future, to assist us in our marketing program and provide you with products and services of interest to you, we may send you email messages. This not only provides you insight into some new product offerings, it also allows us to verify your account and provide you an extra layer of security. Visitors to our website remain anonymous. We do not collect identifying information about you unless you voluntarily provide it and knowingly provide us that information. We do collect general information about your visit, such as when you accessed our site, what pages you visited, and the Internet provider you use. But, this is done in summary format with no identifying of the user. You may elect to provide us more specific information, such as when you give us feedback or send us an email. If this occurs, the information is only used internally.

In order to provide you with our online banking products, we use the services of third party vendors. By contract, these third party vendors must maintain the confidentiality and privacy of your information.

Sauk Valley’s websites use Google AdWords to advertise on third party websites to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Sauk Valley Bank website. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our privacy policies, as well as Google privacy policies. You can opt-out of remarketing by visiting the following link:


Third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. You can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting. To do so, go to and set your data collection and ad preferences.

Sauk Valley Bank maintains profiles and other information on many popular social networking sites, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, & Instagram. Information posted on these sites is governed under the privacy policy and terms of the property. You should be aware that any information you provide on these sites may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. We monitor activity on these pages and is provided with reporting that analyzes how users interact with each service, including reviews, comments, and mentions.

Our websites may include links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Sauk Valley Bank. If you submit personal information to any of those third-party sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

We may update this Online Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our Online practices. If you continue use of our website after changes to this Policy are made and in effect, you agree to the revised Policy.


If you have questions about this Online Policy, please contact our Solutions Center at (815)-632-4990.

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