Privacy

Privacy Statement


Our bank's top priority is to provide you, our customer, with the best products and services and most of all outstanding customer service. In order for us to do this we must collect, maintain and use certain personal financial information.

We recognize that all customers' financial information must be kept confidential. Therefore, we have established the following policy:

Data Collection

We collect personal information from you via applications (loans, savings, safe deposit boxes, individual retirement accounts and checking accounts) internal transactions and credit bureaus. We use this information strictly for administering daily operations and to provide products to you, our customer.

Maintenance of Accurate Information

Our bank has established procedures to ensure that a customer's financial information is maintained current and accurate. If you believe that your personal information is incorrect, please contact us at (920) 361-1454 or by mail at PO Box 270, Berlin, WI 54923. You may also e-mail us at . We will react in a timely manner to update our records accordingly.

Information About Former Customers

We do not disclose information about former customers except as permitted by law.

Protection of Information

We maintain appropriate procedures to protect the security of your information. Each employee is trained in customer privacy and confidentiality. The protection of your customer records is a top priority to all of us.

We want you to understand our commitment to uphold your personal privacy. Each and every one of us, at Farmers & Merchants Bank, prides ourselves in giving you, the customer, top quality services. We welcome your questions concerning these issues.

Disclosure of Information

Our bank obtains information via (savings, checking, loan) application forms. All information is kept strictly confidential. We do not reveal specific information such as name, address, social security number, account numbers, loan information or medical history to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use. If information needs to be shared with a third party to assist us in providing products and services, they are contractually bound not to utilize shared information for their independent use. Customer information will not be shared with other organizations except:

  • Whenever required by law
  • Where we have agreed to provide information to Title Insurance Companies for the purpose of real estate
  • Where the customer initiates a specific transaction.

Financial Service Providers such as: Family Financial Services, LLC in order to provide you with information about other services and products.

Consumer Opt Out Statement

If you prefer that we do not disclose nonpublic personal information about you to non-affiliated third parties, you may opt out of those disclosures, that is, you may direct us not to make those disclosures (other than disclosures permitted by law). If you wish to opt out of disclosures to non-affiliated third parties, you may do one of the following options: call us at (920) 361-1454, email us at fmberlin@fmberlin.com or come in and see one of our Customer Bank Specialists. Once we have received your request we will give you a form to complete and sign.

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