Online Information:

When a client or any other person visits our website, we may obtain certain information. The information we collect is subject to all of the safeguards we have described above, and is also subject to the following guidelines.

Mediapolis Savings Bank may collect information from visitors to our website in two ways: general information that we gather from your PC and specific information that you choose to provide to us. As a general policy, we do not automatically store or collect specific personal information concerning visitors to our website. We may, however, collect and store general information such as:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, if you are connecting from the Microsoft Network or if you are connecting from America Online). 
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, if any (for example, if you find us using the Yahoo search option). 
  • The specific link from which you accessed our website, if any (for example, an article link from our client email newsletter). 
  • The type of web browsing software you are using to view our site (such as Netscape or Explorer). 
  • The date and time you accessed our site. 

We may use this information to help inform us of technical upgrades that could render our site more functional for our visitors. We may also make use of this information to improve our ability to provide more appropriate content and more relevant information regarding products and services, lending rates and other updates for our clients.

If you choose to provide additional information about yourself such as information on an application form, we will retain and use that information in accordance with our Privacy Notice principles.

Occasionally, we will link to other Internet sites as a convenience to you, our client. Mediapolis Savings Bank will only link to sites that uphold our standards. However, we are not responsible for the content of those sites, nor their policies for the collection of client information.


To provide you with better service and quicker access to the sections of our website of interest to you, we may use a "cookie". A cookie is a small bit of information given to your browser by a website, which can later be retrieved. A cookie is a way for a website to recognize whether or not you have visited the site before. The cookie cannot be read by a website other than the one that "set" the cookie. We may use cookies for administrative purposes, such as where you are able to customize the information you see. Recording cookies at such points makes your online experience easier and faster. Most of any cookies set last only through a single visit. They do not read your hard drive or contain any information that you have not already provided. None will contain information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone or email. Your web browser can be set to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent them from being set.


We may preserve the content of your email communication to us, your email address and our response so that we can better serve you. Depending on the content of your email, we may be required by existing laws and regulations to keep this information. If you send an email to us, please remember that email is not secure against interception. If your email contains information that is very sensitive or includes personal information such as account numbers, credit card numbers or your social security number, you may wish to consider sending this information to us in another way by either calling us at (319) 394-3191 or by faxing us at (319) 394-3981or by writing us at P.O. Box 397, Mediapolis, Iowa 52637.

Email Communication:

If you request to be added to our emailing list, we enter your information into an electronic database to be used for mailing lists and for tracking correspondence. We may make use of this tracking information to improve our ability to provide more appropriate content and more relevant information regarding products and services, lending rates and other updates for our clients. Mediapolis Savings Bank will always provide you with the opportunity to unsubscribe to any email communication from us at the time we send any outbound email communication to your email address.

Children's Policy:

Our website is directed to a general audience. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children on our site.

Our Security Procedures:

Mediapolis Savings Bank will take steps to safeguard client information. We restrict access to your personal and account information to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard your nonpublic personal information.

My Secure Online Banking Access:

To access your accounts using My Secure Banking Online you will need to use a fully SSL-compliant 128 bit encrypted browser such as a recent version of Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Other browsers may be compliant and Mediapolis Savings Bank does not require nor recommends either one of those listed above.