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Are Not Deposits
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U.S. Consumer Privacy Notice from Bank of America
Who we are
Who is providing this notice?
Bank of America U.S. legal entities that utilize the names: Bank of America, Banc of America, U.S. Trust or Merrill Lynch, as well as the entities listed in the Bank of America U.S. legal entities section.
What we do
How does Bank of America protect my personal information?
To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. For more information visit bankofamerica.com/security or ml.com/security.
How does Bank of America collect my personal information?
We collect your personal information, for example, when you:
- open an account or perform transactions
- apply for a loan or use your credit or debit card
- seek advice about your investments
We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates, or other companies.
Why can’t I limit all sharing?
Federal law gives you the right to limit some but not all sharing related to:
- affiliates’ everyday business purposes—information about your creditworthiness
- affiliates from using your information to market to you
- nonaffiliates to market to you
State laws and individual Bank of America companies may give you more rights to limit sharing. See Other important information section for your rights under state law.
What happens when I limit sharing for an account I hold jointly with someone else?
Your choices will apply to you alone unless you tell us otherwise. However, your choice to limit sharing with nonaffiliates to market to you for credit card accounts or Sponsored Accounts will apply to all joint account holders. If you have more than one credit card account or Sponsored Account and you choose to opt out, you will need to do so for each account.
Other important information
Do Not Call Policy. This notice is the Bank of America Do Not Call Policy under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. We do not solicit via telephone numbers listed on the state or federal Do Not Call lists, unless the law allows. Bank of America employees receive training on how to document and process telephone marketing choices. Consumers who ask not to receive telephone solicitations from Bank of America will be placed on the Bank of America Do Not Call list and will not be called in any future campaigns, including those of Bank of America affiliates.
Call Monitoring and Recording. If you communicate with us by telephone, we may monitor or record the call.
For Nevada residents only. We are providing you this notice under state law. You may be placed on our internal Do Not Call List by following the directions in the To limit direct marketing contact section. Nevada law requires we provide the following contact information: Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, 555 E. Washington St., Suite 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101; Phone number: 702.486.3132; email: [email protected] Bank of America, P.O. Box 25118 Tampa, FL 33622-5118; Phone number: 888.341.5000; Click on “Contact Us” at bankofamerica.com/privacy.
Vermont: Under Vermont law, we will not share information we collect about Vermont residents with companies outside of our corporate family, unless the law allows. For example, we may share information with your consent, to service your accounts or under joint marketing agreements with other financial institutions with which we have joint marketing agreements. We will not share information about your creditworthiness within our corporate family except with your consent, but we may share information about our transactions or experiences with you within our corporate family without your consent.
California: Under California law, we will not share information we collect about you with companies outside of Bank of America, unless the law allows. For example, we may share information with your consent, to service your accounts, or to provide rewards or benefits you are entitled to. We will limit sharing among our companies to the extent required by California law.
For Insurance Customers in AZ, CA, CT, GA, IL, ME, MA, MN, MT, NV, NJ, NC, OH, OR and VA only. The term “Information” in this part means customer information obtained in an insurance transaction. We may give your Information to state insurance officials, law enforcement, group policy holders about claims experience or auditors as the law allows or requires. We may give your Information to insurance support companies that may keep it or give it to others. We may share medical Information so we can learn if you qualify for coverage, process claims or prevent fraud or if you say we can. To see your Information, write Insurance Services, TX2-980-01-43, 4200 Amon Carter Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76155, Attn: Data Request. You must state your full name, address, the insurance company, policy number (if relevant) and the Information you want. We will tell you what Information we have. You may see and copy the Information (unless privileged) at our office or ask that we mail you a copy for a fee. If you think any Information is wrong, you must write us. We will let you know what actions we take. If you do not agree with our actions, you may send us a statement.
For MA Insurance Customers only. You may ask in writing, for the specific reasons for an adverse underwriting decision. An adverse underwriting decision is where we decline your application for insurance, offer to insure you at a higher than standard rate or terminate your coverage.
Bank of America U.S. legal entities
Bank of America U.S. legal entities that utilize the names: Bank of America, Banc of America, U.S. Trust or Merrill Lynch, as well as the following entities: BACAP Alternative Advisors, Inc., General Fidelity Life Insurance Company, Managed Account Advisors LLC, NationsCredit Financial Services Corporation.