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WFB Privacy Policy


September 2007


Wells Federal Bank Customer Privacy Notice


Our Privacy Policy: The following privacy principles were established to maintain the security, integrity and confidentiality of your personal financial information.

The type of information we collect -

We routinely collect and retain the information we obtain from your account applications, transaction history (for deposits, loans, credit cards, etc.) and from consumer reports.  This information helps us:

  • To establish and administer your accounts.  (Example:  We ask for personally identifying information to protect you from fraud.)
  • To satisfy regulatory requirements.  (Example:  When you open an account that pays interest, we are required by the Internal Revenue Service to obtain your social security number.)
  • To better understand you so we may provide you with additional or improved products and services.  (Example:  We require information concerning your credit history and your assets to determine if you qualify for loan approval.) 

We do not share our current or previous customers’ nonpublic information with nonaffiliated third parties except as permitted or required by law.


We may disclose nonpublic personal information about our current or previouscustomers to our affiliates.  Here are the kinds of nonpublic personal information we may disclose ot our affiliates:

Transaction and experience infomration from our account records.  Informatoin about transactions and experiences with us, such as:





-Date of Birth

-Payment History

-Account Balance

-Account Activity

-Deposit History

-Types of Accounts

-Financial Statement

-Social Security Number

-Credit Card Usage

-Parties to the transaction 


Federal law allows us to disclose the information listed above with our affiliates.  There are no provisions in the law for customers to request that this information not be disclosed to our affiliates.


Types of Affiliates:

We may disclose nonpublic personal information about you to the following affiliates: (Affiliates are either a holding company for or a subsidiary of Wells Federal Bank.)

            - Wells Financial Corp.

            - Greater Minnesota Mortgage

            - Wells Insurance Agency


We may disclose all of the information we collect, as described above to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements.


How is that information protected?

Access to your personally identifiable financial information is limited to employees with a specific business reason for utilizing this data.  Our employees are educated about the importance of maintaining confidentiality and customer privacy.  If necessary, we take appropriate disciplinary steps to enforce our employees’ responsibility to protect your very personal information.


In order to prevent unauthorized access to your information, we maintain security standards and procedures that conform to industry practices.  These security standards and procedures are routinely tested to verify the integrity of our systems.             

To request a copy of our Privacy Policy visit one of our locations or contact the Compliance Officer at 1-800-944-5869.

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