Security & Privacy
B2B Bank is fully committed to keeping your personal information secure and confidential.
Transactional services — 128-bit encryption necessary
Through our transactional section, you may carry out certain transactions with B2B Bank for specific financial products and services. These transactions are governed by agreements. You must read those agreements by visiting the appropriate pages of the website.
In order to protect the confidentiality of the data exchanges on the Internet, our website features a 128-bit encryption system. We encode exchanges to avoid that intruders access the confidential information entered during your session or information we transmitted through our exchanges. The 128-bit encryption is a recognized data codification process which ensures the safety of the information transmission.
To access a banking session activity, you must use an Internet navigator equipped with a 128-bit encryption system. Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft® Internet Explorer offer this encoding system. Click on the icon which corresponds to the navigator you are using to download the recent version of a navigation software using a 128-bit encryption level.
For your security
Our commitment to maintaining a high level of security doesn't mean you don't have to take necessary precautions when you are making banking transactions online. Even in a safe environment:
Make sure you never disclose your password: to access the section containing information on your account, you must use a password. We ask you to modify it regularly and to keep it confidential. You should not choose a password that may be easy for others to discover such as date of birth, telephone number or address, and we suggest that you memorize it.
Make sure you always terminate your online session before stepping away from your computer.
Clear your browser's cache memory or history to avoid the inadvertent disclosure of your preceding activities to other parties. The procedure used to clear your cache memory varies with the navigation tool. Please refer to your navigator for more information.
When you enter sections containing personal information on your account, your browser's security icon should appear. Depending on the type of browser, it will either be a key or a small closed padlock. This icon indicates that your session is secured. A broken key or an opened padlock indicates that your session is not secure. Remember: a message sent without a security seal means it could be accessed by an unauthorized individual or organization.
Security of transactions
B2B Bank adheres to the principles adopted by the Canadian Bankers Association with respect to the protection of personal information. In addition, it uses the most secure encryption techniques presently available to ensure the confidential nature of the information it exchanges with you. However, complete confidentiality in the transmission of data is not always possible over the Internet and privacy cannot be ensured. Neither B2B Bank nor its affiliates will be responsible for any damages you may suffer if you transmit confidential or sensitive information to us and that information subsequently becomes public through no fault of ours.
Confidentiality of client information
As previously mentioned, B2B Bank adheres to the principles adopted by the Canadian Bankers Association with respect to the protection of personal information. As a subsidiary of Laurentian Bank of Canada, B2B Bank adheres to the Laurentian Bank Privacy Code, the main points of which are summarized in our B2B Bank Code of Confidentiality brochure. This code governs the behaviour of B2B Bank employees with regard to the accuracy, confidentiality and security of all client information.
We are committed to protecting the security, as well as the confidentiality of personal and financial information within the web server hosting our website and our internal computer systems. You will be protected against fraudulent activity resulting from a breach in computer security for which you are not responsible, provided that you do your part, which includes, among other things, guarding your password and preventing unauthorized use of your accounts. Your personal and financial information must thus be handled with the utmost discretion. In the following section, you will find the main elements of B2B Bank's engagement to ensure information confidentiality.
Why keep confidential information in your file?
This information helps us in knowing you better and designing services related to your financial needs. It also helps us in serving you better by:
- Determining your eligibility for products or services you apply for
- Informing you
- Being in compliance with the law
We make it our duty to inform you of what we intend to do with your personal information before and while we gather it. We will not verify or complete data from external sources unless we have given you prior notice and obtained your authorization. Note that in some cases, a court, government representative or any other legally authorized individual might request that we submit your personal information without your prior consent.
Can your confidential information be distributed to external parties?
Confidential information kept by B2B Bank will be communicated to other parties (including affiliates of B2B Bank) only in specific cases. These are:
- When you have given your written consent, generally when filling an application for a product or service;
- When legally required. Among others, it might be requested from fiscal authorities or other levels of government. It could also be in other cases, such as medical emergencies;
- When our interests require it, for example when we must take legal action to collect a due amount;
- When public interest requires it, to help in preventing fraud or crime or to help in resolving criminal investigations.