Social Media Guidelines

While we are excited to hear your thoughts and experiences, please remember that we moderate all of our social media channels and all content may be reviewed by us. We encourage your participation, but also want to help keep you safe and keep our conversations on track. Please keep the following in mind:

Account Help: If you have questions or need assistance with your account, your local branch or our Customer Service team is the best place to start. To help protect your privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information such as Social Security numbers, account numbers, phone numbers or e-mail addresses in any comment or post. We will never ask you to provide this type of info through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs or any other type of public channel.

You can find branches here. To reach Bank of the West Customer Service, call us at 1-800-488-BANK (2265), TDD 1-800-659-5495 or email us.

Private or Confidential Information: With respect to content collected through our social media channels, we follow the applicable privacy policies of the third-party hosts of our social media channels. Please note that these third parties have their own Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies that you should be aware of.

Spam: Content posted for the purpose of driving traffic to a particular website for personal or monetary gain is not appropriate and will be deleted.

Communication: We welcome your opinion and encourage communication on our social media channels, but we ask that you refrain from offensive language, personal attacks, or being disrespectful of others. Based on this guideline, and at our discretion, any content that is determined to be unsuitable may be moderated and/or users may be banned or blocked from participating on our social media channels.

Children: Due to federal law, we cannot accept comments or other information from or about individuals under the age of 13. For more information visit the FTC website: http://www.ftc.gov/. Bank of the West's social media channels are not intended for children under the age of 13. Please do not access or use our social media channels if you are under 13 years of age. By using our social media channels, you affirm that you are over the age of 13.

Endorsements: Bank of the West does not endorse any comments made by its employees, unless they are an authorized representative of the bank. All unofficial statements and viewpoints expressed in the comments are strictly those of the commenter alone. We are not responsible for and do not endorse any content or advertisements posted by the third-party hosts of our social medial channels or of third-party sites or applications that may appear on such channels.

Bank of the West does not create, control, represent, or endorse any opinions or statements expressed by others within our social media channels, including those that follow/like Bank of the West and those followed/liked by Bank of the West. Bank of the West reserves the right to follow, or not follow, any user from our official social media accounts without prior written notice or consent for violations of community policies.

DMCA Policy: If you believe in good faith that materials found on our pages infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked (or requesting that a third-party site remove or disable access to it). Click here for the complete DMCA Policy.

Bank of the West Employees: If you are an employee of Bank of the West, we welcome your participation, but ask you to please disclose your affiliation when you submit a comment or question.

Terms of Use: Please review the complete Terms of Use set forth here.


Important Disclosures


All content provided on Bank of the West social media sites is informational. It is not financial or tax advice. If you need financial or tax advice, you should contact a qualified professional.

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