Security

For your protection, Newport Group, Inc. requires the use of encryption technologies for certain types of communications conducted through this website. While we provide those technologies and use other reasonable precautions to protect confidential information and provide suitable security, we do not guarantee or warrant that information transmitted through the Internet is secure, or that such transmissions will be free from delay, interruption, interception or error. However, the following browsers are believed to be compatible for use with this website:


Platform Browser
Windows
  • MS-supported configurations of Internet Explorer and Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
Mac OS X
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Chrome

In connection with your use of this website, you will establish or otherwise receive from Newport Group, Inc. User IDs, Passwords and other security codes ("User Codes") that you will need in order to access and use certain portions of this website. Security of your User Codes is a personal responsibility, and you acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your User Codes, and that you are not permitted to let anyone else use your account or User Codes. You further acknowledge and agree that you will not reveal your User Codes to anyone else or use anyone else’s User Codes when accessing this website. You agree that you will be fully responsible for all activities that occur utilizing your User Codes, and that Newport Group, Inc. is not under any duty to inquire as to the authority or propriety of any instructions given to Newport Group, Inc. via your User Codes. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES RESULTING FROM A BREACH OF SECURITY CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY YOUR FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR USER CODES CONSISTENT WITH THIS POLICY, AND THAT Newport Group, Inc. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILTY FOR SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES. Notwithstanding the prohibitions above, if you permit access to your User Codes by third parties, then you agree to defend, indemnify and hold Newport Group, Inc. harmless against any liability, losses, damages or costs and expenses (including attorney fees) arising out of, or resulting from, such access and related use of this website. Newport Group, Inc. is not responsible for unauthorized transactions that are conducted by third parties who have obtained access to your User Codes, with or without your permission.

You also agree to immediately notify Newport Group, Inc. if you:

All notices should be sent via email to Information Security.

Finally you acknowledge and agree that users of this website and users, owners, or managers of third party websites may not: (i) collect or store personal data about other users of this website or (ii) upload, e-mail or otherwise transmit any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that might interrupt, limit or interfere with the functionality of any computer software, hardware, database or file, or communications equipment that is owned, leased or used by Newport Group, Inc. Newport Group, Inc. reserves the right to block access to this website for any reason.

A WARNING ABOUT E-MAIL AND “PHISHING”

Your plan account information, including your personal information, is provided to Newport Group, Inc. ("Newport") by your employer. Newport will never ask plan participants for their personal information.

"Phishing" is a form of internet fraud. The sender uses emails and websites that appear legitimate but are designed to entice you to provide your personal information they can then use to open lines of credit, gain access to your bank accounts or obtain additional information about you. An example would be an email that appears to be sent by Newport or your employer asking you to "confirm" your name, social security number, birthdate or address. Another is to ask you to log onto the plan’s website using a link in the email. Instead of linking to the plan’s website, the link directs you to a fraudulent site created by the phisher that looks exactly like the @PM.SiteUrlDisplayName login page. Once a "phisher" has your login information, he or she can log into your account, see your personal account information and use it. If you use the same ID and passwords for other accounts (such as your bank) the phisher can use your login information to access those accounts in addition to your plan account information.

You can take simple steps to protect yourself from internet fraud. If you receive an e-mail that appears to be sent by Newport requesting any personal information, including your name, social security number, address, birthdate, your login ID, password or any bank information, please do not respond. You should bring the e-mail to our attention by forwarding the e-mail to Information Security. Whenever you log onto Bell Bank, first close your browser, reopen it and then type in the URL at @AppSettingsShared.GetSiteRootUrl(). Whenever you are on Bell Bank's website, you should see the URL address start with https://bellbanksretirement.com/. Also consider changing your Bell Bank ID and password so that it does not match your online bank account and other account login IDs and passwords.