In this Disclosure and Agreement, the words "I," "me," "my," "us" and "our" mean the member that applied for and/or uses any of the Remote Deposit Capture Services (the "Services") described in this Disclosure and Agreement. The words "you," "your" and "yours" mean FORUM Credit Union. My Application for use of the Remote Deposit Capture Services, your notification of approval of my application, and my FORUM Credit Union Account Disclosures and Agreement booklet are hereby incorporated into and made a part of this Disclosure and Agreement. In the event of a discrepancy between this Disclosure and Agreement and my Application, your approval, or the Account Disclosures and Agreement booklet, this Disclosure and Agreement will control.
Use of the Services. Following receipt of your notification approving my use of the Services, I am authorized by you to remotely deposit paper checks I receive to my account with you (the "Account") by electronically transmitting a digital image of the paper checks to you for deposit. My use of the Services constitutes my acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Disclosure and Agreement. I agree to comply with the hardware and software requirements set forth at Exhibit "A," which is attached hereto and incorporated by this reference. Upon receipt of the digital image, you will review the image for acceptability. I understand and agree that receipt of an image does not occur until after you notify me of receipt of the image via the Deposit History feature. I understand that, in the event I receive a notification from you confirming receipt of an image, such notification does not mean that the image contains no errors or that you are responsible for any information I transmit to you. You are not responsible for any image that you do not receive. Following receipt of the image, you may process the image by preparing a "substitute check" or clearing the item as an image. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, you reserve the right, within your sole and absolute discretion, to accept or reject any item for remote deposit into my Account. I understand that any amount credited to my Account for items deposited using the Services is a provisional credit, and I agree to indemnify you against any loss you suffer because of your acceptance of the remotely deposited check.
In addition, I agree that I will not modify, change, alter, translate, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the technology or Service, (ii) copy or reproduce all or any part of the technology or Service; or (iii) interfere, or attempt to interfere, with the technology or Service.
Compliance with Law. I agree to use the products and Service for lawful purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, as well as all laws pertaining to the conduct of my business if applicable. I warrant that I will only transmit acceptable items for deposit and have handled the original items in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. I promise to indemnify and hold you harmless from any damages, liabilities, costs, expenses (including attorneys' fees) or other harm arising out of any violation thereof. This indemnity will survive termination of my Account and this Agreement.
Check Requirements. Any image of a check that I transmit to you must accurately and legibly provide all the information on the front and back of the check at the time presented to me by the drawer. Prior to scanning or photographing the original check, I will endorse the back of the original check. My endorsement will include my signature and the following information: Account Number, Date and the words "for deposit only" and "via www." The digital image of the check transmitted to you must accurately and legibly provide, among other things, the following information: (1) the information identifying the drawer and the paying bank that is preprinted on the check, including complete and accurate MICR information and the signature(s); and (2) other information placed on the check prior to the time an image of the check is captured, such as any required identification written on the front of the check and any endorsements applied to the back of the check. The image quality for the check will meet the standards for image quality established by the American National Standards Institute ("ANSI"), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and any other regulatory agency, clearinghouse or association.
Rejection of Deposit. You are not liable for any service or late charges levied against me due to your rejection of any item. In all cases, I am responsible for any loss or overdraft plus any applicable fees to your Account due to an item being returned.
Items Returned Unpaid. A written notice will be sent to me of transactions you are unable to process because of returned items. With respect to any item that I transmit to you for remote deposit that you credit to my Account, in the event such item is dishonored, I authorize you to debit the amount of such item from the Account.
Email Address. I agree to notify you immediately if I change my email address, as this is the email address where you will send me notification of receipt of remote deposit items.
Unavailability of Services. I understand and agree that the Services may, at times, be temporarily unavailable due to Credit Union system maintenance or technical difficulties, including those of the Internet service provider and Internet software. In the event that the Services are unavailable, I acknowledge that I can deposit an original check at your branches or through your ATMs or by mailing the original check to you at FORUM Credit Union, P.O. Box 50738, Indianapolis, IN 46250. It is my sole responsibility to verify that items deposited using the Services have been received and accepted for deposit by you. However, you will email notification of items that are rejected by the next business day following rejection.
Business Day and Availability Disclosure. Your business days are Monday through Friday, except holidays. Your business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, each business day.
Funds Availability Policy. I understand and agree that, for purposes of deposits made using the Services, the place of deposit is Indianapolis, Indiana. With regard to the availability of deposits made using the Services, such funds will be available as set forth below.
It only applies to the availability of funds in transaction accounts. The credit union reserves the right to delay the availability of funds deposited to accounts that are not transaction accounts for periods longer than those disclosed in this policy. Please ask us if you have a question about which accounts are affected by this policy.
General Policy. For determining the availability of your deposits, every day is a business day, except Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays. If you make a deposit before 3:00 p.m. on a business day that we are open, we may consider that day to be the day of your deposit. However, if you make a deposit after 3:00 p.m. or on a day we are not open, we may consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open.
Right to Hold. Funds that you deposit via Mobile Deposits may be subject to review and our internal check hold policy. Funds may not be available until the second business day after the day of your deposit. However, the first $100.00 of your deposit will be available on the first business day after the day of your deposit. If you need the funds from a deposit right away, you should ask us when the funds will be available.
Longer Delays May Apply. We may delay your ability to withdraw funds deposited by check into your account an additional number of days for these reasons:
- We believe a check you deposit will not be paid.
- You deposit checks totaling more than $5,000 on any one day.
- You deposit a check that has been returned unpaid.
- You have overdrawn your account repeatedly in the last six months.
- There is an emergency, such as failure of communications or computer equipment.
We will notify you if we delay your ability to withdraw funds for any of these reasons, and we will tell you when the funds will be available. They will generally be available no later than the eleventh business day after the day of your deposit.
Foreign Checks and Bonds. Checks drawn on financial institutions located outside the U.S. (foreign checks) and bonds cannot be processed via Mobile Deposits.
Accountholder's Warranties. I make the following warranties and representations with respect to each image of an original check I transmit to you utilizing the Services:
- Each image of a check transmitted to you is a true and accurate rendition of the front and back of the original check, without any alteration, and the drawer of the check has no defense against payment of the check.
- The amount, the payee, signature(s) and endorsement(s) on the original check are legible, genuine and accurate.
- I will not deposit or otherwise endorse to a third party the original item (the original check), and no person will receive a transfer, presentment or return of, or otherwise be charged for, the item (either the original item, or a paper or electronic representation of the original item) such that the person will be asked to make payment based on an item it has already paid.
- Other than the digital image of an original check that I remotely deposit through your Services, there are no other duplicate images of the original check.
- I have instituted procedures to ensure that each original check was authorized by the drawer in the amount stated on the original check and to the payee stated on the original check.
- I am authorized to enforce each item transmitted or am authorized to obtain payment of each item on behalf of a person entitled to enforce such transmitted item.
- The information I provided in my Application remains true and correct, and in the event any such information changes, I will immediately notify you of the change.
- I have not knowingly failed to communicate any material information to you.
- I have possession of each original check deposited using the Services, and no party will submit the original check for payment.
- Files and images transmitted to you will contain no viruses or any other disabling features that may have an adverse impact on your network, data or related systems.
Storage of Original Checks. I must securely store each original check. If I am using the Service to deposit items into an account in the name of a Business to which I am a party, I understand this means the original check(s) must be accessible only [under dual control] by my authorized personnel, that I deposit using the Services for a period of 90 days after transmission to you. Persons who have access to the stored checks must be fully bondable and have passed a thorough screening. After such period expires, I will destroy the original check. I understand and agree that I am responsible for any loss caused by my failure to secure the original checks.
Accountholder's Indemnification Obligation. I understand and agree that I am required to indemnify you and hold you harmless against any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses arising from my use of the Services and/or breach of this Disclosure and Agreement. I understand and agree that this paragraph shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
In Case of Errors. In the event that I believe there has been an error with respect to any original check or image thereof transmitted to you for deposit or a breach of this Agreement, I will immediately contact you regarding such error or breach as set forth below.
Telephone you at 317-558-6299 or 1-800-382-5414 or e-mail you at firstname.lastname@example.org
Limitation of Liability. I understand and agree that you are not responsible for any indirect, consequential, punitive or special damages or damages attributable to my breach of this Disclosure and Agreement.
Warranties. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE CREDIT UNION DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES ON EQUIPMENT, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR INTERNET PROVIDER SERVICE, OR ANY PART OF THEM, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE CREDIT UNION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, CAUSED BY THE INTERNET PROVIDER, ANY RELATED SOFTWARE, OR THE CREDIT UNION'S USE OF ANY OF THEM OR ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM THE INSTALLATION, USE OR MAINTENANCE OF MY PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR OTHER EQUIPMENT.
Change in Terms. You may change the terms and charges for the Services indicated in this Disclosure and Agreement by notifying me of such change via email or in writing and may amend, modify, add to or delete from this Disclosure and Agreement from time to time. My use of the Services after receipt of notification of any change by you constitutes my acceptance of the change.
Termination of the Services. I may, by written request, terminate the Services provided for in this Disclosure and Agreement. You may terminate my use of the Services at any time upon written notice or email. In the event of termination of the Services, I will remain liable for all transactions performed on my Account.
Relationship to Other Disclosures. The information in these Disclosures applies only to the Services described herein. Provisions in other disclosure documents, as may be revised from time to time, remain effective for all other aspects of the Account.
Governing Law. I understand and agree that this Disclosure and Agreement and all questions relating to its validity, interpretation, performance and enforcement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Indiana, notwithstanding any conflict-of-laws doctrines of such state or other jurisdiction to the contrary. I also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Indiana.
Periodic Statement. Any remote deposits made through the Services will be reflected in my monthly account statement. I understand and agree that I am required to notify you of any error relating to images transmitted using the Services by no later than 60 days after I receive the monthly periodic statement that includes any transaction I allege is erroneous. I am responsible for any errors that I fail to bring to your attention within such time period.
Limitations on Frequency and Dollar Amount. I understand and agree that I cannot exceed the limitations on frequency and dollar amounts of remote deposits that are set forth by you.
Unacceptable Deposits. I understand and agree that I am not permitted to deposit the following items using the Services:
- Any item drawn on my account or my affiliate's account.
- Any item that is stamped with a "non-negotiable" watermark.
- Any item that contains evidence of alteration to the information on the check.
- Any item issued by a financial institution in a foreign country.
- Any item that is incomplete.
- Any item that is "stale dated" or "post-dated." Bonds
Changes in Financial Circumstances. I understand and agree that I must inform you immediately in the event of a material change in my financial circumstances or in any of the information provided in my Application, including any supporting financial information. If I am using the Service to deposit items into an account in the name of a Business to which I am a party, this includes, but is not limited to, notification of the following: (a) changes in transaction volumes at my business; (b) any change in a representation or statement made or furnished to you by me or on my behalf in my Application; (c) a material change occurs in my ownership or organizational structure (acknowledging that any change in ownership will be deemed material when ownership is closely held); (d) I liquidate or dissolve, or enter into any consolidation merger, partnership or joint venture; (e) I sell any assets except in the ordinary course of my business as now conducted, or sell, lease, assign or transfer any substantial part of my business or fixed assets or any property or other assets necessary for the continuance of my business as now conducted including, without limitation, the selling of any property or other assets accompanied by the leasing back of the same; (f) I cease doing business, become insolvent, a receiver is appointed for all or any part of my property, I make an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or any proceeding is commenced either by me or against me under any bankruptcy or insolvency laws or any other law or laws relating to debtors; (g) any guaranty of my indebtedness to you, whether related or unrelated to the Account or the Services, ceases to be in full force and effect or is declared to be null and void; or the validity or enforceability thereof is contested in a judicial proceeding; or any guarantor denies that it has any further liability under such guaranty; or any guarantor defaults in any provision of any guaranty, or any financial information provided by any guarantor is false or misleading; (h) I or any guarantor dies; if I am a sole proprietorship, the owner dies; if I am a partnership, any general or managing partner dies; if I am a corporation, any principal officer or 10.00% or greater shareholder dies; if I am a limited liability company, any managing member dies; if I am any other form of business entity (any person(s) directly or indirectly controlling ten percent (10.00%) or more of the ownership interests of such entity dies; any creditor tries to take any of my property on or in which you have a lien or security interest, including a garnishment of any of my accounts with you); (i) a judgment or judgments is entered against me or any guarantor(s) in the aggregate amount of $250 or more that is not satisfied within thirty (30) days or stayed pending appeal; (j) an involuntary lien or liens is attached to any of my assets or property and not satisfied within thirty (30) days or stayed pending appeal; (k) an adverse change occurs in my financial condition or applicable credit histories; and (l) I am in default under any agreement for borrowed money or any other material contract. I agree to provide you any financial records you reasonably request to determine my financial status during the term of this Disclosure and Agreement.
Confidentiality. I acknowledge and agree that confidential data relating to your Services, marketing, strategies, business operations and business systems (collectively, "Confidential Information") may come into your possession in connection with this Disclosure and Agreement. I understand and agree that I am prohibited from disclosing and agree to maintain the confidentiality of your Confidential Information.
Waiver. The failure of either party to seek a redress for violation, or to insist upon the strict performance, of any covenant, agreement, provision or condition hereof shall not constitute the waiver of the terms or of the terms of any other covenant, agreement, provision or condition, and each party shall have all remedies provided herein with respect to any subsequent act which would have originally constituted the violation hereunder.
Relationship. This Disclosure and Agreement does not create, and shall not be construed to create, any joint venture or partnership between the parties. No officer, employee, agent, servant or independent contractor of either party shall at any time be deemed to be an employee, servant, agent or contractor of the other party for any purpose whatsoever.