Effective as of August 2005
Visiting Our Website
This website is intended for U.S. residents only. You can visit our website, without providing your name, e-mail address or other information that personally identifies you. We will only obtain information that personally identifies you when you choose to provide it.
“Non-Persistent” cookies track the way you click through our website on a single visit. These non-persistent cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
“Persistent” cookies enable us to remember you when you return to our website. Your web browser will send cookie information from your previous visits back to us when you reaccess our site. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your browser.
Disabling Cookies. You can set your computer to refuse to accept cookies. However, if you do so, you may not be able to obtain some services online, such as Synovus Online Banking and credit card applications, and may find our site harder to navigate.
Web Server Logs
We use web server logs to count the number of people who visit our web site, average time spent on the site, pages viewed and other relevant statistics each day. We do not capture any personally identifiable information about you or your e-mail address on our web server logs. We only use the information on our web server logs in aggregated form to better understand the use of our site and to help us improve the content of the site.
Linking to Other Sites
Security of Your Online Communications with Us
Applications for Synovus Online Banking, Credit Cards, Health Savings Accounts. When you sign up for Synovus Online Banking or Apply for a Credit Card or a Health Savings Account, the information you provide to us is handled by server software protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL). The information you enter is encrypted before it is sent and decoded when it reaches us.
E-Mails and Requests for Information. Please be aware that if you communicate with us by e-mail, send us your resume, contact Investor Relations, request a Newcomer Kit or use our Contact Us page, you are not using a secure means of communication and should not send confidential information, such as Social Security or account numbers, through such unsecured channels. When you send us an e-mail, we may retain the content of the e-mail, your e-mail address and our reply in order to track how we have handled your request.
We may store information collected from you on our website in electronic databases. We limit access to those databases to people whom we believe have a legitimate business purpose to access such information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to protect information about you.
Our website provides you with planning tools that allow you to calculate a variety of financial needs, such as mortgage payments, automobile payments, insurance amounts and savings rates. We do not retain information you enter after you leave the Synovus website.
Children’s Online Privacy
This website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect information on this website from children under the age of 13.
Changes to the Synovus Online Privacy Practices
If we make changes to our Online Privacy Practices, we will post the revised Online Privacy Practices on this website and change the “Effective” date at the top of the Online Privacy Practices. Checking the “Effective” date above will allow you to determine whether the Online Privacy Practices have been changed since your last visit to our website.
Questions Regarding the Synovus Online Privacy Practices
If you have questions regarding the Synovus Online Privacy Practices, you can contact us at P.O. Box 120, Columbus, GA 31902.