What is Biometric Data?
Biometric Data is a way to measure physical behaviors and characteristics of a person to verify their identity. Once measured, the biometric data is stored, compared, and matched in a database for identity verification. There are various means by which a person can be uniquely identified by evaluating one or more distinguishing biological traits, such as fingerprints, hand or facial patterns, and voice characteristics.
What biometric data do we collect and how do we use it?
BFSFCU does not share or sell biometric data. BFSFCU does not use biometric data for marketing purposes.
BFSFCU may collect voice characteristics to identify and authenticate you on phone calls. This service is used to improve the member experience and provide increased fraud detection and prevention measures.
BFSFCU only collects and uses this information with your consent when you call us and you have the ability to opt out at any time. For more information regarding this service please see the BFSFCU Voice ID page.
What are cookies?
A computer “cookie” is more formally known as a web cookie, an Internet cookie, or a browser cookie. The name is a term for a packet of data that a computer receives, then sends back without changing or altering it. As an example, when you visit a website, the website sends the cookies to your computer and then your computer stores it back in a file located inside your web browser.
Cookies typically fall into the following categories:
BFSFCU uses data gathered about website activity (e.g., regional data (city, state, country), browser type, IP address, pages visited, the day and time of visit) to recognize past users, to enable you to navigate or use basic functions on BFSFCU.org, or to fill out online applications. We use cookie data to better understand the interests of our website visitors, to improve the website to enhance the visitor experience, and to provide more relevant content both on and off our domains.
How you can manage your cookie preferences
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
Blocking cookies may impact your user experience on BFSFCU.org and Digital Banking; not all features may be available if cookies are blocked.
BFSFCU Cards App periodically collects, transmits, and uses geolocation information for enabling features that prevent fraudulent card use and alerts, but only if the End User expressly authorizes collection of such information. Geolocation information can be monitored on a continuous basis in the background only while the BFSFCU Cards App is being used or not at all, depending on the End User’s selection. The End User can change his/her/their location permissions at any time in their device settings.