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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Security - Happy State Bank

Security Policy

System and Equipment Requirements

Prior to accepting the electronic delivery of disclosures, you should verify that you have the required hardware and software necessary to access the system and retrieve documents and disclosures in an electronic format. You will need:

  • Internet Access.
  • A computer and Internet browser that can support 128-bit encryption.
  • For security purposes, we support the most current version of popular browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla/Firefox, Netscape Navigator/Communicator, or AOL’s browser. The most current browser versions are typically more secure and will support 128 bit encryption. Browser upgrades are accessible on the Internet banking login page.
  • A printer for printing E- disclosures and/or you sufficient hard-drive space or other media (e.g. CD, DVD) if you plan to save disclosures in an electronic format.
    An external email address. This is necessary so that we can send you notices when E- disclosures are available on our website or within the Internet banking service.

We may revise hardware and software requirements from time-to-time. If there is a material chance that the changes may impact your ability to access the system or E-disclosures, we will notify you of these changes thirty (30) days in advance. At that time, you will be given an opportunity to change the format of your disclosures (e.g. change from an electronic format to paper format) without the imposition of any fees.

Internet Security

The Service utilizes a comprehensive security strategy to protect your accounts and transactions conducted over the Internet. Prior to activating your access to the Service, our Internet Banking Department will verify your identity and authorization against information associated with the Eligible Account (s) that you request to be linked to the Service.

Access IDs andPasscodes - One of the main security features protecting the Service is the unique combination of your Access Identification Code (Access ID) and Passcode. During the enrollment process, you will be asked to select a unique Access ID, and then choose aPasscode that will be used to gain access to the Service. You determine your own Passcode, which is encrypted in our database. Neither this Institution nor its Service Providers have access to this information. The Service will automatically deactivate your account after three unsuccessful login attempts within a 24-hour time frame. You may reset yourpasscode online or you may contact this Institution for assistance.

Because your Passcode is used to access your accounts, you should treat it as you would any other sensitive personal data.

  • You should carefully select a Passcode that is hard to guess.
  • You should not use words based on your name, address or other personal information.
  • Special characters may be used to increase security.
  • Do NOT use dictionary words. The “Help” link within the Service will offer tips on choosing a secure Passcode that you can remember.
  • Keep your Passcode safe.
  • Memorize your Passcode and do NOT write it down.
  • You should also change your Passcode occasionally, such as every 90 days.
  • A Passcode should be changed immediately if you suspect that your Passcode has been compromised. This can be done at any time from the “User Services” menu after you log on to the Service.

Neither this Institution nor its Service Providers will contact you via telephone or email requesting personal information, your Access ID, or your Passcode. If you are contacted by anyone requesting this information, please contact us immediately.

Encryption – The Service uses the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology for everything you do while using Internet banking. Your browser automatically activates this technology when it attempts to connect to our Service. The Service requires a browser that supports 128-bit encryption. The Service will warn you if your browser does not meet this requirement.

Whenever SSL is securing your communications, the browser will typically indicate this secure session by changing the appearance of a small icon of a padlock at the bottom of the screen from “open” to “locked”. What this means to you is that your communications are scrambled from your browser to our servers at all times so no unauthorized party can read the information as it is carried over the Internet.

Certificate Authority - The servers hosting the Service have been certified by a Certificate Authority to assure you that you are actually talking to the Service instead of someone pretending to be us. If you are using an older browser, such as anything prior to versions 4.0 on Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, you will see that the Certificate Authorities key may have expired; you will need to update your browser. Instructions for upgrading your browser are located on the Browser SSL Update link, which is located on the Service login page. By clicking on the lock within the Service, you can view the certificate to ensure it’s valid.

Cookies - During your use of the Service, our Internet banking Service Provider will pass an encrypted cookie to your computer in order to identify your computer during the session. This cookie enables us to process multiple transactions during the session without having to provide an Access ID and Passcode for each individual transaction. Users must accept this cookie to use the Service. This cookie does not contain any personal information; it simply provides another level of security for our Internet banking product. The cookie is stored on your computer’s hard-drive, identifying your computer while you are logged on. When you log off, close your browser, or turn off your machine, the cookie will be destroyed. A new cookie is used for each session; thus, no one can use the prior cookie to access your account.

Additional Security Guidelines:

  • All Authorized Users should sign-off after every Service session; however, online sessions will automatically end after ten (10) minutes of inactivity. This to protect you in case you accidentally leave your computer unattended after you log-in.
  • The security of public computers (e.g. in a library, or Internet café) cannot be assured; therefore we recommend that you refrain from accessing the Service on a public computer.
  • Routinely scan your computer, servers, and electronic media using reliable virus detection and anti-spyware products. Undetected or un-repaired viruses or spyware may affect the performance of your computer, corrupt and destroy your programs, files, and even your hardware. Additionally, you may unintentionally transmit sensitive data to another third party or transmit a virus to other computers.
  • Use a firewall product (hardware and/or software), especially if you have a broadband Internet connection such as DSL or cable modem.
  • Keep your computer’s operating system and browser fully patched for critical security issues. We recommend use of the most current, fully patched, versions of Internet browsers for accessing the Service.

Your Passcode Responsibilities

When you accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you agree not to give or make available your passcode or other means to access your account to any unauthorized individuals. You are responsible for all transfers and Bill Payments you authorize using the Service. If you permit other persons to use the Service, your passcode, or other means to access your account, you are responsible for any transactions they authorize.

If you believe that your passcode or other means to access your account has been lost or stolen or that someone may attempt to use the Service without your consent or has transferred money without your permission, you must notify us at once by calling 806-379-6654 or 877-379-6654 during customer service hours. You can also contact us by sending a secure message through the Service.

If you or your Authorized users disclose your Passcode to anyone, and/or if you allow someone to use your Passcode to access your accounts, you are authorizing them to act on your behalf and you will be responsible for any use of the Service by them (e.g., such as when you provide this information to a joint account holder, an employee, and/or an aggregation service provider).

In addition to the security features described above, there may be other security related notices posted on our website or the Service from time-to-time. It is your responsibility to read all security notices

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