This Agreement is the contract which covers your and our rights and responsibilities concerning the Business Bill Payment Services offered to you by America First Credit Union ("Credit Union"). In this Agreement, the words "you" and "your" mean the business account owner on whose behalf any authorized signers have executed a written request for or used the Business Bill Payment Services. The word "account" means any one or more business deposit accounts you have with the Credit Union. By submitting the online acceptance below, you agree to the following terms governing your and our rights and responsibilities concerning the Bill Payment electronic funds transfer services. You understand and agree electronically initiated Bill Payment transactions involving your Credit Union business deposit accounts are not subject to any consumer protections under the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.
Upon approval, you may use your personal computer to access your accounts. You must use your member number along with your security code to access your accounts. The Bill Payment service is accessible seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day. However, from time to time, some or all of the Credit Union's Bill Payment services may not be available due to system maintenance. You will need a personal computer, Internet access and an appropriate web browser (such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Online Explorer). The online address for the Bill Payment service is www.americafirst.com. You are responsible for the installation, maintenance and operation of your computer and modem. The Credit Union will not be responsible for any errors or failures involving any telephone service or your computer.
"Service" means the Business Bill Payment service offered by America First Credit Union ("Credit Union").
"Agreement" means this Business Bill Payment Agreement & Disclosure.
"Biller" is the person or entity to which you wish a bill payment to be directed or is the person or entity from which you receive electronic bills, as the case may be.
"Payment Instruction" is the information provided by you through the Service to the Credit Union for a bill payment to be made to the Biller (such as, but not limited to, Biller name, Biller account number, and Scheduled Payment Date).
"Payment Account" is the business checking account from which bill payments will be debited.
"Billing Account" is the business checking account from which all Service fees, if any, will be automatically debited.
"Business Day" is every Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Reserve holidays.
"Scheduled Payment Date" is the day you want your Biller to receive your bill payment and is also the day your Payment Account will be debited, unless the Scheduled Payment Date falls on a non-Business Day in which case it will be considered to be the previous Business Day.
"Due Date" is the date reflected on your Biller statement for which the payment is due. It is not the late date or grace period.
"Scheduled Payment" is a payment that has been scheduled through the Service but has not begun processing.
The earliest possible Scheduled Payment Date for each Biller (typically four (4) or fewer Business Days from the current date) will be designated within the application when you are scheduling the payment. Therefore, you will not be permitted to select a Scheduled Payment Date less than the earliest possible Scheduled Payment Date designated for each Biller. When scheduling payments you must select a Scheduled Payment Date that is no later than the actual Due Date reflected on your Biller statement unless the Due Date falls on a non-Business Day. If the actual Due Date falls on a non-Business Day, you must select a Scheduled Payment Date that is at least one (1) Business Day before the actual Due Date. Scheduled Payment Dates should be prior to any late date or grace period.
Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Credit Union, particularly delays in handling and posting payments by Billers or financial institutions, some transactions may take longer to be credited to your account. The Credit Union will bear responsibility for any late payment related charges up to $50.00 should a payment post after its Due Date as long as the payment was scheduled in accordance with the guidelines described under "Payment Scheduling" in this Agreement.
By providing the Credit Union with names and account information of Billers to whom you wish to direct payments, you authorize the Credit Union to follow the Payment Instructions that it receives. In order to process payments more efficiently and effectively, the Credit Union may edit or alter payment data or data formats in accordance with Biller directives.
When the Credit Union receives a Payment Instruction, you authorize the Credit Union to debit your Payment Account and remit funds on your behalf so that the funds arrive as soon as reasonably possible after the Scheduled Payment Date designated by you. You also authorize the Credit Union to credit your Payment Account for payments returned to the Credit Union by the United States Postal Service or Biller, or payments remitted to you on behalf of another authorized user of the Service.
The Credit Union will use its best efforts to make all your payments properly. However, the Credit Union shall incur no liability and any Service Guarantee shall be void if the Credit Union is unable to complete any payments initiated by you because of the existence of any one or more of the following circumstances:
Provided none of the foregoing exceptions are applicable, if the Credit Union causes an incorrect amount of funds to be removed from your Payment Account or causes funds from your Payment Account to be directed to a Biller which does not comply with your Payment Instructions, the Credit Union shall be responsible for returning the improperly transferred funds to your Payment Account, and for directing to the proper Biller any previously misdirected transactions, and, if applicable, for any late payment related charges.
The Credit union reserves the right to select the method in which to remit funds through the Service on your behalf to your Biller. These payment methods may include, but may not be limited to, an electronic payment, an electronic to check payment, or a laser draft payment (funds remitted to the Biller are deducted from your Payment Account when the laser draft is presented to your financial institution for payment).
You may cancel or edit any Scheduled Payment (including recurring payments) by following the directions within the Service. There is no charge for canceling or editing a Scheduled Payment. Once the Credit Union has begun processing a payment it cannot be cancelled or edited, therefore a stop payment request must be submitted.
The Credit Union's ability to process a stop payment request will depend on the payment method and whether or not a check has cleared. The Credit Union may also not have a reasonable opportunity to act on any stop payment request after a payment has been processed through the Service. If you desire to stop any payment that has already been processed through the Service, you must contact member service. Although the Credit Union will make every effort to accommodate your request, the Credit Union will have no liability for failing to do so. The Credit Union may also require you to present your request in writing within fourteen (14) days. The charge for each stop payment request will be the current charge for such service as set out in the applicable fee schedule.
Payments to Billers outside of the United States or its territories are prohibited through the Service. It is unlawful to use this system to transfer money to any person or organization listed in the Office of Foreign Asset Control's Specially Designated Nationals list.
Tax payments and court ordered payments may be scheduled through the Service, however such payments are discouraged and must be scheduled at your own risk. In no event shall the Credit Union be liable for any claims or damages resulting from your scheduling of these types of payments through the Service. The Service Guarantee as it applies to any late payment related charges is void when these types of payments are scheduled and/or processed by the Service. The Credit Union has no obligation to research or resolve any claim resulting from an exception payment. All research and resolution for any misapplied, mis-posted or misdirected payments will be the sole responsibility of you and not of the Credit Union.
This feature is for the presentment of electronic bills only and it is your sole responsibility to contact your Billers directly if you do not receive your statements. In addition, if you elect to activate one of the Service's electronic bill options, you also agree to the following:
Information provided to the Biller - The Credit Union is unable to update or change your personal information such as, but not limited to, name, address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, with the electronic Biller. Any changes will need to be made by contacting the Biller directly. Additionally it is your responsibility to maintain all usernames and passwords for all electronic Biller sites. You also agree not to use someone else's information to gain unauthorized access to another person's bill. You agree the Credit Union may, at the request of the Biller, provide to the Biller your email-address, service address, or other data specifically requested by the biller at the time of Activating the electronic bill for that Biller, for purposes of the Biller informing you about any Service or bill information.
Activation - Upon activation of the electronic bill feature of the Service, the Credit Union may notify the Biller of your request to receive electronic billing information. The presentment of your first electronic bill may vary from Biller to Biller and may take up to sixty (60) days, depending on the billing cycle of each Biller. Additionally, the ability to receive a paper copy of your statement(s) is at the sole discretion of the Biller. While your electronic bill feature is being activated it is your responsibility to keep your accounts current. Each electronic Biller reserves the right to accept or deny your request to receive electronic bills.
Authorization to Obtain Bill Data. Your activation of the electronic bill feature for a Biller shall be deemed by us to be your authorization for us to obtain bill data from the Biller on your behalf. For some Billers, you will be asked to provide us with your user name and password for that Biller. By providing us with such information, you authorize us to use the information to obtain your bill data.
Notification - The Credit Union will use its best efforts to present all of your electronic bills promptly. In addition to notification within the Service, the Credit Union may send an e-mail notification to the e-mail address listed for your account. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that this information is accurate. In the event you do not receive notification, it is your responsibility to periodically logon to the Service and check on the delivery of new electronic bills. The time for notification may vary from Biller to Biller. You are responsible for ensuring timely payment of all bills.
Cancellation of electronic bill notification - The electronic Biller reserves the right to cancel the presentment of electronic bills at any time. You may cancel electronic bill presentment at any time. The timeframe for cancellation of your electronic bill presentment may vary from Biller to Biller. It may take up to sixty (60) days, depending on the billing cycle of each Biller. The Credit Union will notify your electronic Biller(s) as to the change in status of your account and it is your sole responsibility to make arrangements for an alternative form of bill delivery. The Credit Union will not be responsible for presenting any electronic bills that are already in process at the time of cancellation.
Non-Delivery of electronic bill(s) - You agree to hold the Credit Union harmless should the Biller fail to deliver your statement(s). You are responsible for ensuring timely payment of all bills. Copies of previously delivered bills must be requested from the Biller directly.
Accuracy and dispute of electronic bill - The Credit Union is not responsible for the accuracy of your electronic bill(s). The Credit Union is only responsible for presenting the information we receive from the Biller. Any discrepancies or disputes regarding the accuracy of your electronic bill summary or detail must be addressed with the Biller directly.
This Agreement does not alter your liability or obligations that currently exist between you and your Billers.
a. Security. Your PIN is confidential and should not be disclosed to third parties or recorded. You are responsible for safekeeping your PIN. You agree not to disclose or otherwise make your PIN available to anyone not authorized by you to sign on your accounts. If you authorize anyone to have or use your PIN, you understand that person may use the Service to review all of your account information and make account transactions. Therefore, we are entitled to act on transaction instructions received using your PIN and you agree that the use of your PIN will have the same effect as your signature authorizing transactions.
b. Authorization. If you authorize anyone to use your PIN in any manner, that authority will be considered unlimited in amount and manner until you specifically revoke such authority by notifying the Credit Union and changing your PIN immediately. You are responsible for any transactions made by such persons until you notify us that transactions and access by that person are no longer authorized and your PIN is changed. If you fail to maintain or change the security of your PIN and the Credit Union suffers a loss, we may terminate your electronic funds transfer and account services immediately.
If you tell us within two (2) Business Days after you discover your PIN or other means to access your account has been lost or stolen, your liability is no more than $50.00 should someone access your account without your permission. If you do not tell us within two (2) Business Days after you learn of such loss or theft, and we can prove that we could have prevented the unauthorized use of your PIN or other means to access your account if you had told us, you could be liable for as much as $500.00. If your monthly statement contains transfers that you did not authorize, you must tell us at once. If you do not tell us within sixty (60) days after the statement was sent to you, you may lose any amount transferred without your authorization after the sixty (60) days if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking the money had you told us in time. If a good reason (such as a long trip or a hospital stay) prevented you from telling us, we may extend the period.
In case of errors or questions about your transactions, you should as soon as possible notify us via one of the following:
America First Credit Union
PO Box 9199
Ogden, UT 84409-0199
If you think your statement is incorrect or you need more information about a Service transaction listed on the statement, we must hear from you no later than sixty (60) days after the FIRST statement was sent to you on which the problem or error appears. You must:
If you tell us verbally, we may require that you send your complaint in writing within ten (10) Business Days after your verbal notification. We will tell you the results of our investigation within ten (10) Business Days after we hear from you, and will correct any error promptly. However, if we require more time to confirm the nature of your complaint or question, we reserve the right to take up to forty-five (45) days to complete our investigation. If we decide to do this, we will provisionally credit your Payment Account within ten (10) Business Days for the amount you think is in error. If we ask you to submit your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within ten (10) Business Days, we may not provisionally credit your Payment Account. If it is determined there was no error we will mail you a written explanation within three (3) Business Days after completion of our investigation. You may ask for copies of documents used in our investigation. The Credit Union may revoke any provisional credit provided to you if we find an error did not occur.
It is our general policy to treat your account information as confidential. However, we will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transactions you make in the following situations:
Online Bill Pay is free for individual membership accounts. Any financial fees associated with your standard deposit accounts will continue to apply. You are responsible for any and all telephone access fees and/or Internet service fees that may be assessed by your telephone and/or Internet service provider.
In using the Service, you are requesting the Credit Union to make payments for you from your Payment Account. If we are unable to complete the transaction for any reason associated with your Payment Account (for example, there are insufficient funds in your Payment Account to cover the transaction), the transaction will not be completed. In some instances, you will receive a return notice from the Credit Union. In such case, you agree that:
This Agreement, applicable fees and service charges may be altered or amended by the Credit Union from time to time. In such event, the Credit Union shall provide notice to you. Any use of the Service after the Credit Union provides you a notice of change will constitute your agreement to such change(s). Further, the Credit Union may, from time to time, revise or update the applications, services, and/or related material, which may render all such prior versions obsolete. Consequently, the Credit Union reserves the right to terminate this Agreement as to all such prior versions of the applications, services, and/or related material and limit access to only the Service's more recent revisions and updates.
It is your sole responsibility to ensure that the contact information in your user profile is current and accurate. This includes, but is not limited to, name, address, phone numbers and email addresses.. Any changes in your address, accounts or use of the Service must be provided to the Credit Union in writing and any changes attempted through the Service will not be effective. With respect to specific transactions, changes made are effective within one business day for scheduled and future payments paid from the updated Payment Account information. The Credit Union is not responsible for any payment processing errors or fees incurred if you do not provide accurate Payment Account or contact information.
In the event you wish to cancel the Service, you may have the ability to do so through the product, or you may contact member service via one of the following:
America First Credit Union
PO Box 9199
Ogden, UT 84409-0199
Any payment(s) the Credit Union has already processed before the requested cancellation date will be completed. All Scheduled Payments including recurring payments will not be processed once the Service is cancelled. The Credit Union may terminate or suspend Service to you at any time. Neither termination nor suspension shall affect your liability or obligations under this Agreement.
The Credit Union reserves the right to refuse to pay any Biller to whom you may direct a payment. The Service will notify you promptly if it decides to refuse to pay a Biller designated by you. This notification is not required if you attempt to make a prohibited payment or an exception payment under this Agreement.
In using the Service, you understand that Billers and/or the United States Postal Service may return payments to the Credit Union for various reasons such as, but not limited to, Biller's forwarding address expired; Biller account number is not valid; Biller is unable to locate account; or Biller account is paid in full. The Credit Union will use its best efforts to research and correct the returned payment and return it to your Biller, or void the payment and credit your Payment Account.
Your enrollment in the Service may not be fulfilled if the Credit Union cannot verify your identity or other necessary information. Through your enrollment in the Service, you agree that the Credit Union and its service provider reserves the right to request a review of your credit rating at its own expense through an authorized bureau. In addition, you agree that the Credit Union and its service provider may obtain financial information regarding your account from a Biller or your financial institution (for example, to resolve payment posting problems or for verification).
In the event of a dispute regarding the Service, you and the Credit Union agree to resolve the dispute by looking to this Agreement. You agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and the Credit Union which supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any other communications between you and the Credit Union relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. If there is a conflict between what an employee of the Credit Union says and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement will prevail. You agree to pay the Credit Union's reasonable attorneys fees and costs for any actions we take to enforce this Agreement.
Other Agreements. In addition to this Agreement, you agree to be bound by and will comply with all terms and conditions applicable to your relationship with America First Credit Union, as described in your America First Credit Union Membership & Account Agreement, prior receipt of which you acknowledge.
Severability. In the event that any portion of this Agreement is held by a court to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be invalid or unenforceable and will continue in full force and effect. All headings are intended for reference only and are not to be construed as part of the Agreement.
Enforcement. You agree to be liable to the Credit Union for any liability, loss, or expense as provided in this Agreement that the Credit Union incurs as a result of any dispute involving your accounts or services. You authorize the Credit Union to deduct any such liability, loss, or expense from your account without prior notice to you. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the state of Utah as applied to contracts entered into solely between residents of, and to be performed entirely in, such state. In the event either party brings a legal action to enforce the Agreement or collect any overdrawn funds on accounts accessed under this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled, subject to Utah law, to payment by the other party of its reasonable attorney's fees and costs, including fees on any appeal, bankruptcy proceedings, and any post-judgment collection actions, if applicable. Should any one or more provisions of this Agreement be determined illegal or unenforceable in any relevant jurisdiction, then such provision be modified by the proper court, if possible, but only to the extent necessary to make the provision enforceable and such modification shall not affect any other provision of this Agreement.