Bank of the West Online Services and Application are Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protected:

Ensuring the security of your personal information is important to us. Information you send to Bank of the West is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, the leading security protocol for data transfer on the internet. We are committed to safeguarding your private information.

  • When you log in to eTimeBanker, WebDirect or use any of Bank of the West‘s online banking services or account opening applications from either our homepage or directly through a login in page (such as, your login information is SSL protected. SSL technology secretly encodes information (encrypts data) that is being sent over the Internet between your computer and Bank of the West, helping to ensure that the information remains confidential.
  • With our online application, your private information sent over the Internet from your computer to ours uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Prior to you sending your personal information, SSL encrypts the information. This ensures that your personal information will not be intercepted and no one else can read it.

Browser security indicators:

Once you have signed in or have initiated an application you can check that your session is secure by looking for security indicators. Those indicators include:

  • A small "padlock" icon in the bottom right or top right corner of the browser frame. A locked or closed padlock indicates that you are on a secure connection.
  • The URL will indicate a secure page by the "s" in the Web address bar (for example, "https"). If the lock does and the “https” not appear, the page is not secured.
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