Privacy Policy

Your trust in us is our top priority. Please contact us with any questions you may have after reviewing our privacy policy. We want you to rest assured when you do business with German American.

FACTSWHAT DOES GERMAN AMERICAN DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Why?Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
What?The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:
  • Social Security number and income
  • account balances and payment history
  • assets and employment information
How?All financial companies need to share customers' personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers' personal information; the reasons German American chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons we can share your personal informationDoes German American share?Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday business purposes – such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureausYesNo
For our marketing purposes – to offer our products and services to youYesNo
For joint marketing with other financial companiesNoWe don't share
For our affiliates' everyday business purposes – information about your transactions and experiencesYesNo
For our affiliates' everyday business purposes – information about your creditworthinessYesYes
For our affiliates to market to youYesYes
For nonaffiliates to market to youNoWe don't share
Questions?Call 800-482-1314 or discuss your choices with our financial center staff.
To limit our sharing
  • Call 800-482-1314 - our menu will prompt you through your choice(s)

Please note: 
If you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we provide this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.

However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.

Who We Are 
Who is providing this notice?German American Bancorp and its affiliates
What We Do 
How does German American 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.

How does German American collect my personal information?We collect your personal information, for example, when you
  • open an account or apply for a loan
  • pay your bills or make deposits or withdrawals from your account
  • provide account information
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 only
  • sharing for affiliates' everyday business purposes – information about your creditworthiness
  • affiliates from using your information to market to you
  • sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you
State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.
What happens when I limit sharing for an account I hold jointly with someone else?Your choices will apply to everyone on your account.
Definitions 
AffiliatesCompanies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
  • Our affiliates include companies with a German American name including GABC Leasing Inc.; and financial companies such as an insurance agency.
NonaffiliatesCompanies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
  • German American does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.
Joint MarketingA formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
  • German American doesn't jointly market.
Other Important Information

DO NOT CALL: We do not solicit via telephone numbers listed on the state or federal Do Not Call lists, unless the law allows.
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS: All telephone communications with us or our authorized agents may be monitored or recorded.