We are committed to ensuring that our site is secure for you to use, and we take the protection of your information seriously.
Our privacy statement explains our approach to collecting, storing and processing information about you, your rights and how to get in touch with us if you have any further questions.
For your convenience, this site contains links to other sites. This privacy statement only covers the Unity Trust Bank website. Links within this site to external websites are not covered by this statement. Unity Trust Bank does not accept any responsibility for the content, accuracy, privacy practices and performance of such sites. Any comments or queries in relation to such linked sites should be directed to the owner of those sites. We would recommend that you read the privacy statement for every website that you visit.
Unity Trust Bank will only collect, process and store information about you that:
- We have openly collected from you
- We have openly collected from you with your consent
Cookies are small files that are downloaded on to your device (laptop, PC or mobile phone) when you access a website.
Cookies are used for a range of purposes, such as to identify that you are who you ‘say’ you are during the web session, to allow a website to recognise your device, to improve your experience, and when you put items into your shopping basket. They are used on the majority of websites and are recognised as performing a range of legitimate functions.
The regulator for cookies is the Information Commissioners Office and more details about cookies can be found at ico.org.uk.
Internet banking uses what are called ‘session’ cookies, which are used to store your details to enable you to log on to internet banking and use the service. When you log on to our Internet banking service, we log your IP address which is automatically recognised by our Web Server. However:
- We don’t store any information about you
- We don’t collect any information from your web device
- We don’t track your viewing habits
The very nature of emails means that they are not a secure way of sending confidential information. Therefore, you should NEVER include confidential information such as your account details in any emails.
Your rights to access your personal information
You have a right to receive a copy of the personal data that we hold about you. There will be a charge of £10 towards the cost of administration.
To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold on you, please download this form. Once completed, please return it with a cheque for £10 made payable to ‘Unity Trust Bank plc’ to Data Protection Officer, Unity Trust Bank plc, Nine Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HB.
Browser or Web Browser
There are many web browsers but the most common ones are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
Web browsers are used to locate and display web pages.
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard that allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one computer to another and that the messages are understood.
When you are connected to the internet you have an IP address. It may look something like this ‘126.96.36.199’.
If you are a dial-up customer using an analogue modem or ISDN, your IP address will usually change each time you connect to the Internet. This means that you cannot be uniquely identified by your IP address.
The computer which sends web pages to your computer.