PLUMAS BANK

Online Banking Services Agreement

This Online Banking Services Agreement (“Agreement”) will be effective as of the first day we make the Services accessible to you.  Unless otherwise stated, any reference to the Agreement shall include applicable schedules, enrollment forms and exhibits to the same, as well as applicable user guides, user manuals, set-up forms and other user materials, including online terms and information.

NOTICE TO CONSUMER ACCOUNT HOLDERS:  This Agreement includes disclosures applicable to consumer accounts as provided under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) and its implementing Regulation E.  Read this document carefully and retain a copy for your records.

Agreement is in addition to other agreements between Plumas Bank and you, including but not limited to (as applicable), your checking, savings, and other deposit account agreements, as may be modified from time to time.  If there is a conflict between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and those contained in the other agreements between you and us, this Agreement will control. 

Available Services

With the Services, you can (subject to system limitations): 

  • Obtain limited Account information;
  • Transfer funds between linked Accounts, excluding certificates of deposit (“Book Transfers”);
  • Initiate check stop-payment instructions;
  • Order Checks;
  • Download (or “export”) Account information for transfer to specified financial software programs and/or spreadsheets.  (Note:  we are not responsible for the accuracy of data or for its integration with financial software.);
  • Initiate bill payments (“Bill Payments”);
  • Send funds to third party recipients that also maintain deposit accounts with Plumas Bank (“Pay-a-Person”);
  • Consent to receive electronic periodic Account statement (“eStatements”);
  • Receive electronic bills (“eBills”);
  • Access the Services using your mobile phone, including mobile check deposits, subject to additional separate terms (“Mobile Banking”)
  • Initiate wire transfers to yourself or to third parties, available to commercial accounts only (“Wire Transfers”);
  • Originate automated clearing house (“ACH”) Entries, available to commercial accounts only (“ACH Entries”).

Services performed during nightly processing may not succeed when applied to your actual balance at the end of the nightly processing. 

Cut-Off Hours

A Communication received by us after the cut-off time on a business day, or on a day that is not a business day, may be treated by us as if it were received on the next business day.  At our option, however, we may treat it as received the same day as the day of receipt.  There can be a delay between the time when you send a Communication to us and the time we receive it.  All times provided in this Agreement will refer to Pacific Standard Time.  Our current cut-off hours are as follows:

  • Book Transfers: 8:00 p.m.
  • Check Stop Payments:  10:00 a.m.
  • Bill Payments:  3:00 p.m.
  • Pay-a-Person: 8:00 p.m.
  • Wire Transfers: 1:30 p.m.
  • ACH Entries: 10:00 a.m.

General Terms

Definitions.  In this Agreement, defined terms have the meaning given to them.  In addition:

  • An “account” means any deposit account you maintain with us and can include all accounts and products you use with us.  Your “Account” refers to the account(s) you have designated as the account accessible to the Services.
  • The “Administrator” is a person who is able to provide Security Codes, to and establish access and use authority and/or limitations for Sub-Users.
  • An “authorized representative” is a person with authority of any kind with respect to an Account. 
  • Your “available balance”, “available funds” and similar words mean the balance in your Account as determined under our funds availability policy.
  • A “business” is anyone other than a consumer who owns an Account with respect to which a Service is requested.  A business includes a sole proprietor, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, unincorporated association or any person not a consumer.
  • “Communication(s)” means instructions and actions from you (or attributable to you under this Agreement or otherwise) received by us through the Services.
  • A “payment order” is a payment order as defined under Section 11103(a)(1), as amended or revised, of the California Commercial Code, and includes a Communication received by us instructing us to pay, or to cause another bank to pay, a fixed or determinable amount of money to a you, to a third party or to any other beneficiary.
  • A “commercial account” shall mean an account that is not established primarily for personal, family or household purposes, or is otherwise not a “consumer account” under the EFTA.
  • A “consumer account” shall mean an account that is established primarily for personal, family or household purposes, and is subject to the EFTA as a “consumer account.”
  • Your “Security Codes” are the credentials (such as codes and passwords) that are associated with you and used by us to verify the authenticity of Communications from you.  Security Codes are used to access Accounts and to use the Services.  The Security Codes include any supplemental or alternative method used to verify the authenticity of Communications that may be offered or presented to you by us from time to time.
  • The “Service(s)” are the on-line banking interface and the banking services described in this Agreement.
  • A “Sub-User” is a person other than the Administrator who uses Security Codes to access a Service.  The Administrator (and not the Bank) controls the designation of Sub-Users and the access or other limitations (if any) placed on a Sub-User’s use of the Services. 
  • “Supporting Documents” refers to supporting materials made available by us and includes any schedules, and exhibits, user guides, user manuals, set-up or enrollment forms and other user materials, including online terms and information.
  • The word “includes” means “including but not limited to” the examples given.
  • The word “may,” when used in reference to us, means at our option and sole discretion.  Action (or inaction) that we “may” take is authorized by you and allowed to us, but is not required.  You agree that we will not be liable for any action taken or any failure to act when action or inaction is at our discretion.
  • The words “we,” “us”, “our”, “Bank” and similar terms are used to refer to Plumas Bank.
  • The words “you”, “your,” and similar terms are used to refer to the person entering into this Agreement and to the each person who is an owner of or has an interest in an Account together with the owner’s authorized representatives.

Agreement.  We may act on requests for information, or requests to facilitate any Service requested on or associated with an Account, from any Account owner (including joint owners) or their authorized representatives.  Each time you use our Services or you permit any other person to use our Services, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions that we have set out in this Agreement, including any instructional materials regarding the Services, including instructions presented to you at our website, as amended.  You agree not to resell or offer a Service to another, or to process any transactions for others using a Service.  If you are a natural person, you certify that you are at least 18 years or older.  You authorize us to obtain information about you from others (including credit reporting agencies) as part of our review of your enrollment application and from time to time thereafter.  You agree to provide us with information as we request, from time to time.

You expressly agree that you are not, and you agree to take no action that would result in your being deemed or treated as, a money service business under any applicable state or federal law, except to the extent that you have specifically and in writing previously informed us that you are a money service business.

Eligible Accounts.  If you wish to add a new Account to, or remove an existing Account from, Service access, you must call us at 888.375.8627.  We are not, however, obligated to establish access to any or all of your Accounts, and not all Services may be available with all Accounts.  Some Services may not be available without special application to and approval by us, or may be limited to specific types of Accounts.

Eligible Accounts include the following types: checking, money market, savings, and time deposits.   In some cases, we may allow loans and lines of credit to be linked, in which case you agree that the relevant loan agreement, note or other document is modified to the extent necessary to allow the transfers or other Services that may be utilized.  We may process transactions from loan Accounts without regard to access limitations in any loan documentation or agreements.  Certificates of deposit are time deposits where early withdrawals may result.  No online transactional activity is allowed on certificates of deposit, which are view only.   Accessibility to Accounts may vary based on the Service(s) you use.

You agree to review the configuration of your Account(s) at commencement of the Services, and periodically thereafter, and, for commercial accounts (as applicable), to restrict Sub-User access to Accounts and to specific Services on these Accounts in accordance with your risk assessment.

Prerequisites for Enrolling in the Online Banking Services.  Prior to enrolling in the Services, you should verify that you have the required technology necessary to access the Services and to retain a copy of this Agreement.  In order to enroll in the Services:

•              You must have the required hardware and software needed to access the Services;

•              You must have an eligible account with us;

•              Your account with us must be in good standing;

•              If you are an individual, you must be at least 18 years of age; and

•              If you enroll in mobile deposit, you must also meet the minimum balance, non-NSF history, and other         parameters established by us, in our discretion;

•              If you enroll for our bill payment services, you must also be a resident of the United States or its    possessions. 

Sufficient Funds.  You must have sufficient available funds in your Account to cover the amount of any transaction that would be charged to your Account.  Subject to limitations set out in this Agreement, you can request payments up to the amount of available funds or available credit in your Account.  We may hold (or “freeze”) funds at any time after you have initiated a Service for any reason, including as a means of reducing risks that there will be insufficient funds for completing the Service.  If we do hold funds, we may treat the held funds as not available for other purposes, and reject other transactions (for example, checks or other transfer instructions).  If you do not have sufficient or available funds or credit, you may be charged an overdraft or other fee (such as fees for returned checks or other electronic items), as set forth herein and in the Service Fees and Charges Section of this Agreement.  Nothing in this Agreement, or any course of dealing between us, shall be construed as our commitment or obligation to lend you money.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS WAIVER:  Your Accounts may be subject to access restrictions when you conduct transactions in person or when you are using systems other than with a Service.  If access restrictions exist, they do not apply to your use of the Services.  We may limit or deny Services to you if there are access restrictions.  Conversely, we may process your transactions based on Communications without regard to or any need to comply with access restrictions otherwise applicable to your Accounts.

Compliance with Laws and Rules.  You agree to comply with all state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to you and to your use of the Services (the “Laws”), including the operating rules of all systems used to provide Services to you (the “Rules”), and to provide evidence reasonably satisfactory to us of the same if requested by us.  You agree not to use the Service for any illegal purpose, including but not limited to illegal Internet gambling.  Without limitation, you agree and acknowledge that the Services may not be used by you in violation of the laws of the United States, including sanction laws administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls.  You acknowledge and agree that the software you use to access Services may be subject to restrictions and controls imposed by the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations. You agree and certify that neither the software nor any direct product thereof is being or will be used by you for any purpose prohibited by these Acts.

Additionally, each Account and the Services will be subject to and governed by the following:

  • The terms or instructions appearing on a screen when using a Service;
  • Our deposit account agreement, and our rules, procedures and policies;
  • Applicable provisions of the rules of the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) for bill payments facilitated through the ACH;
  • Applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations; and
  • The rules of other funds transfer systems when used in connection with a Service.

Nothing in this Agreement relieves you of any obligation you may have under the Laws or the Rules, and this Agreement is deemed modified to the extent necessary to allow or require you to comply with the same.  You will implement and maintain procedures, including retention of legal or compliance services, to ensure that you are able to comply with all current and future Laws and Rules, including any changes to them.  We are not obligated to provide information, updates or notice of or regarding the Laws or the Rules, even if we are aware of the same and of the potential for material impact on you and your use of the Services, and your indemnification and other obligations to us are not relieved or reduced by our not providing the same to you.  If we do provide information, updates or notices of or regarding the Laws or the Rules to you, we are not responsible for the accuracy of the same and may discontinue doing so at any time.

Electronic Records and Signatures.  When any Service generates items or transactions to be charged to your Account, you agree that we may charge the affected Account without requiring your signature on an item and without prior notice to you.  Any transactions resulting from your instructions which we receive in your name and under your credentials shall be deemed to have been “a writing” and authenticated by you “in writing” for purposes of any law in which a writing or written signature is needed or required.  All records maintained by us of transactions under your credentials shall be deemed to have been “signed” and to constitute an “original” when printed from records established and maintained by us or our authorized agent in the normal course of business.  You agree not to contest the authorization for, or validity or enforceability of, our electronic records and documents, or the admissibility of copies thereof, under any applicable law relating to whether certain agreements, files or records are to be in writing or signed by the party to be bound thereby.  Records and “signed” documents, if introduced as evidence on paper in any judicial or other proceedings, will be admissible to the same extent and under the same conditions as other documentary business records.  Upon our written request, you agree to manually sign or place your signature on any paper original of any record or “signed” document which we provide to you containing your purported signature.

Transfer Limitations.  For certain types of transactions/transfers from a money market or savings account, you are permitted to make no more than six transfers and withdrawals, or combination of them, per calendar month or statement cycle, to another account or to a third party by means of a preauthorized or automatic transfer, or telephonic (including data transmission) agreement, order or instruction, including by check, draft, debit card or similar order by you and payable to third parties.  If you exceed these limits, we may impose a fee, close or convert your Account, limit your use of the Services, or any combination of the foregoing.  Refer to the Service Fees and Charges Section of this Agreement. 

Computer Equipment and Software to Access the Services

You are responsible for providing and maintaining any equipment that is necessary for the Services, such as telephones, terminals, modems and computers.  You agree to use equipment that is compatible with our programs, systems and equipment, which we may change from time to time.  We assume no responsibility for the defects or incompatibility of any computers or software that you use in connection with the Services, even if we have previously approved their use.  WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN LAW OR IN FACT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OF MERCHANTABILITY, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, OR ANY COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU.  You agree to notify us promptly if any software or equipment we provide to you becomes defective.  Our sole responsibility (if any) in such instances will be to repair or replace the defective software or equipment. 

To use the Services, you must have a sufficiently powerful computer hardware and appropriate software.  Some Services may require you to download software from our website; in some cases, we may place software on your computer as part of our security and/or verification tools.  You agree to maintain the confidentiality of the Security Codes at all times and not to provide access to them to anyone that you do not authorize to access your Accounts through the Services.  Encryption of data transmissions does not guarantee privacy.  Data transferred via the Services is encrypted in an effort to provide transmission security.  Notwithstanding our efforts to insure that the Services are secure, you acknowledge that the Internet is inherently insecure and that all data transfers (including transfer requests and electronic mail) occur openly on the Internet.  This means that the data transfers potentially can be monitored and read by others.  You expressly acknowledge that any wireless access to the Services initiated by you may not be secure and, in such cases, you assume the risk associated with unauthorized access to the Service and any information contained therein, resulting from such wireless connectivity.  For commercial accounts (as applicable), you agree to implement and maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access to or use of any Account information which you may access or store on your computer or other data storage systems. 

Privacy and Confidentiality

All information gathered from you in connection with using the Service will be governed by the provisions of our consumer privacy policy (applicable to consumer accounts only), as well as our online privacy policy, which you agree to review by accessing on our homepage. 

In addition, we will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transfers you make:

  • Where it is necessary for completing transfers;
  • In order to verify the existence and condition of your account for a third party, such as a credit bureau or merchant;
  • In order to comply with government agency or court orders; or
  • If you give us your written permission.

Linking Accounts

Accounts which are “linked” under the Services must have identical owners.  Any signer on any linked Account, acting alone, is authorized by you to access and use Services for any other linked Account, whether or not that person would be authorized to transact on the other linked Account in the absence of this Agreement.

As to commercial accounts (as applicable), you represent and warrant that you have authorization from the Account owner to engage in each Service used by you affecting an Account that is linked.  You make this representation and warranty at the time the Accounts are linked and each time you use a Service to access or transact on an Account.  These representations and warranties are in addition to any others contained in this Agreement or in any supplemental agreements that may be required by us.

Security Code Credentials

During your enrollment for the Services, you are required to select or will be assigned certain numbers, codes, marks, signs, public keys or other means of authenticating your identity and electronic communications in your name.  These may include a customer number, logon name, and password.  These credentials, with the other components of your Security Codes, will give access to your Accounts through the Service. 

You agree to change all passwords with sufficient frequency so as to protect confidentiality, and in any event no less frequently than every 90 days.

You agree to keep all Security Codes confidential; you agree not to write them down.  Passwords should not be easy to guess: for example, your children’s or pet’s names, birth dates, addresses or other easily recognized identification related to you.  It is also recommended you do not have your browser automatically remember your password.  We may offer to you or require you to use additional authentication tools or methods from time to time.  If you choose not to implement supplemental authentication tools, your access to some or all Services may be limited.  The term “Security Codes” will include any supplemental authentication tools that are used by you.

Contact In Event of Unauthorized Transfer

If you believe any part of your Security Code, including your password, has been lost or stolen call:

888.375.8627
or write: Plumas Bank
35 S. Lindan Avenue
Quincy, CA 95971

You should also call the number or write to the address listed above if you believe a transfer has been made using the information from your check without your permission.

Email

While access to us through the secure email function of the Services is "on-line," messages sent to us through email are not reviewed by our personnel immediately after they are sent.  If immediate attention is required, you must contact us by telephone or in person.

Your email messages may be acted upon by us if received in a manner and in a time providing us a reasonable opportunity to act.  Nevertheless, unless otherwise provided herein, email messages will not serve as a substitute for any requirement imposed on you to provide us with "written" notice.

Email or messages sent by us to you will be deemed received by you when sent by us to you at your email address as shown on our records.  You agree to notify us (using the Service or otherwise in form acceptable to us) whenever your email address changes.  You agree that information or messages made available to you via the Services will be deemed received by you when first posted on our website or made available to you.  You agree to access the Service from time to time, in no event less than monthly, to access this information or the messages.

Bill Payment Service

Generally.  When using the Bill Payment Service, you must designate the Account (“Bill Payment Account”) from which the Bill Payments are to be made, the complete name of the payee, your Account number and the payee’s remittance address (as exactly as shown on the billing statement or invoice), the amount of the payment and the date you want the payment to be processed from your Bill Payment Account (“Payment Processing Date”).  

Use of Vendors; Use of Information.  We may use one or more bill payment vendor(s) to provide the Bill Payment Service, and you understand that various financial intermediaries and their servicers may be involved in processing any one of your Bill Payment instructions.  These intermediaries may benefit from interest that accrues on Bill Payments between the time your Bill Payment Account is debited and the time the payee is paid.  Any information you provide may be used by us or any of these other parties to complete or otherwise deal with your transaction or comply with any laws, rules or regulations.  If there is a dispute between you and us, or between us and any other person (including any merchant, payee, financial institution or other intended or actual recipient of any Bill Payment), you authorize us to obtain information regarding you, your Account and your Bill Payment obligations (or the absence of them) from any party that was involved in the Bill Payment transaction or that might otherwise assist in the resolution of the dispute or problem.  This may include financial and other information.

Setting-Up Payees.  When you sign onto the Bill Payment Service, you must establish your list of payees.  A payee is anyone, including us, that you designate to receive a Bill Payment; provided that we accept the payee for the Bill Payment Service.  If we accept the payee, then the payee will be placed on your authorized list of payees.  Each time you want to initiate a Bill Payment, the payee must be on your authorized list of payees, and if payment will be facilitated electronically to the payee’s financial account (rather than by paper check) the payee’s receiving financial account must be within the United States.  

We are not responsible if a Bill Payment is not made to a payee because you provided us with incomplete, incorrect or outdated information regarding the payee or we attempted to make a payment to a payee that is not on your authorized list of payees.  Also, we reserve the right to refuse to approve a payee for your authorized list of payees and to otherwise prohibit payment to a payee via the Bill Payment Service.

Payment Methods.  We reserve the right to select the method in which to remit funds on your behalf.  These payment methods may include, but may not be limited to, an electronic payment, an electronic check payment (where the check is drawn off Bank’s third party service provider’s account), or a demand draft payment (where a negotiable instrument is created and drawn off of your Bill Payment Account).

One-Time Payment.  You can use the Bill Payment Service to make a one-time Bill Payment.  A one-time Bill Payment will be processed on the Payment Processing Date; provided that the Payment Processing Date selected by you is a business day and you submit your one time Bill Payment instruction prior to the Bill Payment cut-off hour for that date.  If you select a Payment Processing Date that is not a business day or submit your Bill Payment instruction after the Bill Payment cut-off hour for that date, then the Payment Processing Date will be the next business day.

Recurring Payments.  You can use the Bill Payment Service to make recurring Bill Payments.  The Bill Payment Service will allow you to schedule Bill Payment instructions that will cause a Bill Payment to be processed from the selected Bill Payment Account on your selected frequency on an ongoing basis.  However, if the future Payment Processing Date is on a non-business day, then the new future Payment Processing Date may be the next business day.

Available Funds.  For Bill Payments, you will need to have sufficient available funds in your designated Bill Payment Account to cover the amount of the Bill Payment on the Payment Processing Date.  If payment is facilitated using a demand draft drawn directly against the Bill Payment Account, sufficient available funds must remain on deposit in the Bill Payment Account until the demand draft has cleared.  You can initiate Bill Payments up to the available funds in your Bill Payment Account, plus any linked credit or other overdraft facility (as applicable).  If you exceed these limits, then we may prevent (or reverse) Bill Payments in any order and in any amount that we choose, even if the result is to reduce your transactions to a level below the amounts needed to pay your bills.

Non-Recommended Payees.  We do not recommend that you use the Bill Payment Service to pay your federal, state or local taxes, courts or other governmental entities.  These agencies normally require an accompanying coupon, which cannot be provided via the Bill Payment Service.  We will not be liable for penalties, interest or other damages of any kind if you try to use the Bill Payment Service to remit or pay money for taxes, or to courts or governmental agencies.

Scheduling Payments in Advance of the Due Date.  The Payment Processing Date is the date that we will initiate the Bill Payment.  Bill Payments should be scheduled sufficiently in advance of the due date of your bill (“Due Date”) to allow the payee to receive it on the Due Date set by your payee and without taking into account any grace period that may be offered by your payee.  Electronic bills will be paid within three(3) business day of the close of business of the Payment Processing Date.  Some companies you pay through the Bill Payment Service are not set up for electronic payment and therefore will receive a paper draft on your behalf.  These paper draft payments can take up to five (5) business days to process before the payee receives the payment.  You are responsible for ensuring that you initiate a Bill Payment instruction in time for the payment to reach the payee before its Due Date (without taking into account any grace period).  You must allow at least five (5) business days, prior to the Due Date, for each Bill Payment instruction to reach the applicable payee.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may send out your first Bill Payment to a new payee up to eight (8) business days in advance of the Payment Processing Date, and thus the amount of your Bill Payment may be deducted from your Bill Payment  Account sooner than a payment/payee relationship that has already been established.

We are not responsible for any damages you may suffer if you do not allow at least eight (8) business days between the Payment Processing Date and the Due Date of your bill or obligation, without counting any grace period offered by the payee.  FOR RECURRING PAYMENT REQUESTS, IF YOU DESIGNATE A PAYMENT PROCESSING DATE OF THE 28TH THROUGH THE 31ST OF A MONTH, THE PAYMENT PROCESSING DATE WILL BE SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE ON THE CALENDAR DAY YOU SELECTED UNLESS THAT MONTH DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF DAYS IN IT.  THEN IT WILL BE SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE FOLLOWING MONTH.  Recurring payments will be processed to be received on the Payment Processing Date you have designated, unless such Payment Processing Date falls on a non-business day resulting in your payment being processed to arrive on the NEXT business day.

Payment Changes and Cancellation.  You may change or cancel a Bill Payment instruction via the Service as long as you submit the change or cancellation request before the cut-off hour prior on the business day prior to the Payment Processing Date for the Bill Payment instruction and you follow the Bill Payment instructions provided by the Bill Payment Service for changes and cancellations.

Accurate Information on Payees.  The Bill Payment will be processed using the information you supply, and if the information you give to us is inaccurate or incomplete in any way the Bill Payment may be delayed or misdirected.  If the Service provides you with a series of options regarding payee address or location, you are responsible for correcting that information if such information does not agree with your records or with your particular bill.  We and the others that handle your Bill Payment (including the payee’s bank) are entitled to rely on information you supply, such as the payee’s account number or the routing number of the payee’s bank, even if the name you give to us and the number you give to us identify different persons. 

ACH Entries.  Electronic payments that are made through the ACH are subject to the rules of the ACH, and you agree to be bound by the Operating Rules of the ACH, including the rule making payment to the payee provisional until receipt by the payee’s bank of final settlement of the credit transaction.  If final settlement is not received, you will not be deemed to have paid the payee the amount of the electronic bill payment.  Furthermore, you agree that any payment by us to you for any returned credit entry or credit reversal is provisional until receipt by us of final settlement for such entry.  If final settlement is not received, we are entitled to a refund from you of the amount credited and we may charge your account for the amount credited.  We may refuse to permit the use of any amount credited for a credit reversal if we believe that there may not be sufficient funds in your account to cover charge back or return of such reversal.

eBills

eBill Delivery and Presentment.  This feature is for the presentment of electronic bills (“eBill Service”) only and it is your sole responsibility to contact your billers (“Billers”) directly if you do not receive your statements. 

Information Provided To Biller.  The eBill Service 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. The eBill Service may, at the request of the Biller, provide to the Biller your e-mail 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 service and/or bill information. 

eBill Activation.  Upon activation of the electronic bill feature the eBill Service 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 eBill Service will use its best efforts to present all of your electronic bills promptly. In addition to notification within the eBill Service, the eBill Service 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 eBill 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 eBill Service 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 Bill Payment Service will not be responsible for presenting any electronic bills that are already in process at the time of cancellation.

Non-Delivery of eBill(s). You agree to hold us 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 eBill. We are not responsible for the accuracy of your electronic bill(s). We are 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.

Pay-a-Person (“P2P”)

The P2P feature allows you send funds from your Plumas Bank transaction deposit account to a payee that also maintains a deposit account at Plumas Bank (“Payment Order”).

Payment Account Designation; Payment Details. You must designate the transaction deposit account (“Payment Account”) from which the Payment Order will be made.  For each Payment Order you will also be required to provide the information required within the P2P feature, and the amount of the payment.  Payment Orders will be processed by us within two business days.

Identifying Payees.  We are not responsible if a Payment Order is not made to a payee because we receive incomplete, incorrect or outdated information regarding the payee.  Also, we reserve the right to prohibit payment to a payee via the Service.  We are entitled to rely on information you or the payee supplies, such as the payee’s account number, even if the name provided and the number identify different persons. 

Available Funds.  For P2P Transfers, you will need to have sufficient available funds in your designated transaction account to cover the amount of the P2P Transfer as of the day you initiate the Payment Order request  You can initiate P2P Transfers up to the available funds in your Payment Account.  If you exceed these limits, then we may prevent (or reverse) P2P Payment Orders.

Notices To You.  Users of the P2P Service (including Payment Order recipients) may receive certain notices as email messages.  You expressly consent to receipt of these emailed messages and also represent that you have obtained the consent of the Payment Order recipient to their receipt of these emailed  messages. 

Transfer Authorization and Processing.  When we receive a P2P instruction from you, you authorize us to debit your Payment Account and remit funds on your behalf to the recipient’s account.

P2P Transfer Cancellation and Refused P2P Transfers.  Once we receive your P2P Payment Order request, it cannot be cancelled.

Failed, Returned or Intercepted Transfers.  In using the P2P Service, you are requesting us to make transfers for you from your Payment Account.  If we are unable to complete the transfer for any reason associated with your Payment Account (for example, there are insufficient funds), the transfer may not be completed.

Payment Methods.  We reserve the right to select the method in which to remit funds on your behalf to your payees.  These payment methods may include, but may not be limited to, an electronic payment, an electronic check payment (where the check is drawn off  our third party service provider’s account), or a demand draft payment (where a negotiable instrument is created and drawn off of your Payment Account). 

Automated Clearing House Entries.  Payment Orders that are made through the Automated Clearing House (“ACH”) (“ACH Payment Orders”) are subject to the rules of the ACH, and you agree to be bound by the Operating Rules of the ACH, including the rule making payment to the payee provisional until receipt by the payee’s bank of final settlement of the credit transaction.  If final settlement is not received, you will not be deemed to have paid the payee the amount of the Payment Order.  Neither you nor any service provider may initiate corrections to files that have already been transmitted to an ACH operator.

Check Stop Payment Services

You may request a stop payment on a check issued on your Account(s) by completing the form presented as part of the check stop payment Service and submitting all the required information to us (“Check Stop Payment”).  All Check Stop Payment requests, renewals, and revocations of stop orders will be subject to our current policy on stop payment requests.  For significant or material items, contact us by coming to one of our branches or by telephone in addition to using the Services for Check Stop Payment.  You are responsible for reviewing all information available to you to determine whether the check has already been paid, including your account statements.  Information available online may not include sufficient historical information to verify whether the check has been paid.  Your receipt of a Check Stop Payment confirmation via the Service, or acceptance of your request via the Service, does not conclusively represent whether or not the check has already been paid.  In any event, we must receive your Check Stop Payment request sufficiently in advance to provide us with a reasonable opportunity to process your request in sufficient time prior to presentment of the check.  There will be a fee assessed for each Check Stop Payment request whether or not we receive the request in time to place the Check Stop Payment.  Refer to the Service Fees and Charges Section of this Agreement.

You must give us timely, complete, and accurate information as prompted by the Service, including the check date, payee, EXACT amount of the check, and the check number.  If any information is incomplete or inaccurate, we will not be responsible for failing to stop payment on the check.

You may use the Check Stop Payment Service to stop payment on checks that you have written against your Accounts.  If you wish to cancel or amend any other Service transaction, you should use the process applicable to that Service, and you will be subject to any limitations or inability to stop applicable to that Service.

You may not use the Check Stop Payment Service to stop payment on any ACH/EFT transaction, point-of-sale ACH/EFT transfer; any cashier’s check, certified check or other official institution check you have purchased from us or any check which we have guaranteed.  You understand that your Check Stop Payment request is conditional and will not be effective if we have not had a reasonable opportunity to respond to your request, or that stopping payment may subject us to risk of loss or damages under any law or regulation (including clearing house or other processor rules).

A Check Stop Payment request against a check is effective only against the check that is described in the Check Stop Payment request form; and does not cancel or revoke any authorization for future or recurring ACH/EFT transfers by you or by the same biller or originator.  A Check Stop Payment request is effective for six (6) months only and will expire automatically, at which time you are responsible for any renewal desired by you for another six (6) month term.

Mobile Banking

If you are enrolled in Mobile Banking, this “Mobile Banking” section will apply to your use of the Service.  Some Online Banking Services may not be accessible while using your wireless access device (“Wireless Access Device”).

Access to Mobile Banking.  To utilize the Mobile Banking Services, you must enroll through our Online Banking system. Once you have enrolled for the Mobile Banking Services, designated accounts linked to your Online Banking security codes will be accessible through your Wireless Access Device.  Additionally, to access and utilize the Mobile Banking Services you will need a compatible Wireless Access Device.  To access Mobile Banking service and functions, your Wireless Access Device must be Internet enabled and connected to the Internet through your mobile communications service provider.  In order to properly use the Mobile Banking Services, you should review and follow the instructions provided in our Online Banking system.  You agree to accept responsibility for learning how to use the Mobile Banking Services in accordance with the online and mobile application instructions and agree that you will contact us directly if you have any problems with Mobile Banking Services. You also accept responsibility for making sure that you know how to properly use your Wireless Access Device.   If you obtain a different Wireless Access Device, you will be required to download and install software, to that different Wireless Access Device, under the same terms set forth in this Agreement, as amended. You agree to delete all such software from your Wireless Access Device promptly if the licenses or this Agreement terminate for any reason.  We reserve the right to change, add to, or terminate services with our third-party software providers, to substitute different software providers, and to enter into or arrange for the provision Mobile Banking Services by other licensors and third-parties.

Hardware and Software.  You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining the compatible Wireless Access Device required to use the Mobile Banking Service.  To the extent we, in our sole discretion, provide any hardware in conjunction with the Mobile Banking Service, the hardware will at all times remain the sole property of Plumas Bank.  Upon termination of the Mobile Banking Service, you must promptly return any hardware that we provided to you.

To the extent the Mobile Banking Service involves our having granted you software license (“software”) usage rights, such grant shall be a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Mobile Banking Service in connection with your use in accordance with this Agreement.  The Mobile Banking Services do not involve the sale of software.  Nothing in this Agreement will entitle you to receive technical support, telephone assistance regarding the software, or updates to software.  Upon termination, you agree to immediately destroy all copies of any software which had been downloaded to your Wireless Access Device or otherwise in your possession and control as part of your access and use of the Mobile Banking Service.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree not to:  (a) make the Mobile Banking Service available or allow use of the Mobile Banking Service in a computer bureau service business, or on a timesharing basis, or (b) otherwise disclose or allow use of the Mobile Banking Service by or for the benefit of any third party.  You acknowledge that your license to use any software that may be required for the Mobile Banking Service is directly from the software provider, pursuant to the license agreement that appears when any such software is electronically accessed by you or otherwise provided to you.  By enrolling in portions of the Mobile Banking Service relating to those software systems and programs, and by downloading and installing Mobile Banking software, you will be evidencing your acceptance of the terms and conditions of those licenses.  We may also condition your use of the Mobile Banking Service upon you affirming such licenses by the use of "I Accept" dialogue box acknowledgements, or by other affirmative or use-based acknowledgement and agreement systems. 

Mobile Banking Service Limitations.  The availability, timeliness and proper functioning of the Mobile Banking Services depends on many factors, including your Wireless Access Device location, wireless network availability and signal strength, and the proper functioning and configuration of hardware, software, and your Wireless Access Device.  Neither we nor any of our service providers warrants that the Mobile Banking Service will operate without interruption, and neither we nor our service providers shall be liable for any loss or damage caused by any unavailability of the Mobile Banking Services, including service interruptions, delays, or loss of personalized settings.  Neither we nor any of our service providers assumes responsibility for the operation, security, functionality or availability of any Wireless Access Device or mobile network which you utilize to access the Mobile Banking Services.

THE MOBILE BANKING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF PERFORMANCE OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY AS TO PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS.

You agree to exercise caution when utilizing the Mobile Banking Services on your Wireless Access Device and use good judgment and discretion when obtaining or transmitting information.

Relationship to Third Party Agreements.  You agree that, when you use Mobile Banking Services, you remain subject to the terms and condition of your existing agreements with any unaffiliated service providers, including, but not limited to your mobile service provider.  You understand that those agreements may provide for fees, limitations and restrictions which might impact your use of the Mobile Banking Services (such as data usage or text messaging charges imposed on you by your mobile service provider), and you agree to be solely responsible for all such fees, limitations and restrictions. You also agree that only your mobile service provider is responsible for its products and services. Accordingly, you agree to resolve any problems pertaining to your Wireless Access Device or mobile services with your provider directly.

Security of Data in Transmission and Storage.  You expressly acknowledge that any wireless access to your accounts may not be secure and, as such, you assume the risk associated with unauthorized access to the Mobile Banking Services and any information contained therein, resulting from such wireless connectivity.  You assume all risk that any information you download or otherwise stored on your Wireless Access Device may be accessed by unauthorized third parties.  Without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge that your Wireless Access Device may become subject to unauthorized tracking, "hacking" or other manipulation by spyware, viruses or other malicious code ("malware").  We are not responsible for advising you of the existence or potential effect of any malware.  Your use of your hardware and software is at your own risk.

We are not responsible for the security and confidentiality of information when you: (i) use wireless connections to download your account information, in which case you acknowledge such connection may permit other persons to access the information being downloaded, or (ii) allow other persons access to your Wireless Access Device.  You agree that any account information that you download is done at your own risk, and you are solely responsible for any damage that might occur to the electronic device to which you download any information, or any loss or corruption of data that might occur as a result of the downloading or its storage on an electronic device. 

YOU AGREE TO TERMINATE THE MOBILE BANKING SERVICE IMMEDIATELY IN THE EVENT YOUR DEVICE BECOMES LOST, STOLEN OR IS NO LONGER IN USE BY YOU.   

Account Ownership/Accurate Information.  You represent that you are the legal owner or an authorized user of the accounts and other financial information which may be accessed via the Mobile Banking Services.  You represent and agree that all information you provide to us in connection with the Mobile Banking Services is accurate, current and complete, and that you have the right to provide such information to us for the purpose of using the Mobile Banking Services.  You agree not to misrepresent your identity or your account information.  You agree to keep your account information up to date and accurate.  You represent that you are the only authorized user of the Wireless Access Device that you will be using to access the Mobile Banking Services.

User Security.  You agree not to give or make available the Mobile Banking Services log-in, password or other security codes (collectively “Security Codes”) to any unauthorized individuals.  You are responsible for all transfers or other transactions you authorize using the Mobile Banking Services.  If you permit other persons to use your Security Codes, you are responsible for any transactions they conduct.

Account Alerts

The account alerts (“Alerts”) feature is a convenience tool that permits you to request automated notification in specific situations.  Alerts do not replace standard communications you receive from us concerning your accounts.  If you elect to receive Alerts by text messaging  from us, you acknowledge that such messages will be automatically sent to your wireless access device.  You assume all responsibility for the secure receipt of the text messages and acknowledge that these Alerts are not sent through a secure channel and may be intercepted or read by others.  Receipt of Alerts may be delayed, or prevented by factor(s) affecting your access, including your Internet service provider(s), phone operator(s), and other relevant entities.  We do not guaranty the delivery or the accuracy of the contents of any Alert.  We will not be liable for losses or damages arising from: (i) non-delivery, delayed delivery, or wrong delivery of any Alert: (ii) inaccurate content in an Alert; or (iii) your use or reliance on the contents of any Alert for any purposes.  We reserve the right to terminate any request from you for any Alert, at any time.  The information in any Alert may be subject to certain time lags and/or delays.  You may stop or suspend Alerts at any time. 

Security Interest in Accounts

You grant us a security interest in all accounts or other deposits (whether general or special) of yours at the Bank, to secure your obligations to us under this Agreement.  This security interest will survive termination of this Agreement.  We may hold any funds on deposit with us by you after termination of this Agreement for up to 90 days following the expiration of any return or chargeback rights or, if later, until any other claims to such funds have expired. 

Third Parties

You acknowledge and agree that we may arrange to provide software, if required, and/or may arrange for the Services covered by the Agreement to be performed or provided by third parties, including our affiliates.  You further agree that any such party is a third-party beneficiary of the Agreement and as such is entitled to rely on, and avail itself of, the provisions of the Agreement as if it were us, including, without limitation, the limitations on liability and the indemnities described in the Agreement.  Our ability to provide certain Services may be dependent upon our ability to obtain or provide access to third-party networks.  In the event any third-party network is unavailable or we determine in our sole discretion, that we cannot continue providing any third-party network access, we may discontinue the related Service or may provide the Service through an alternate third-party network.  In such situations, we will have no liability for the unavailability or delay of access. 

Notwithstanding the limitations described above pertaining to third parties, if you authorize a third party to access the Services on your behalf, you will be solely responsible and liable for all actions and inactions of said third party.  You expressly assume the risks associated with providing Service access rights to your agents or third-party vendors, including but not limited to the risk of unauthorized or erroneous transactions.  We will not be responsible, nor have any liability whatsoever for any services you receives from your agents or third-party vendors.  We reserve the right to require you to agree to additional terms and conditions as a condition precedent to your use of any agent or third-party vendor in connection with your access to the Services.

Audit and Inspection

We reserve the right, with prior notice to you, to enter upon your premises from time to time during regular business hours to verify that your operations and procedures are in compliance with the terms of the Agreement.

In connection with any such audit, you agree to furnish us with any documentation or information as is reasonably necessary to establish your compliance with the terms of the Agreement.  If it is determined by us that additional procedures or controls need to be implemented by you, you agree to implement such procedures or controls within a reasonable period of time to be agreed upon by the parties.

In connection with our entry on your premises for the purpose of conducting an on-site audit or inspection, or in connection with providing support to you, we shall not be liable or responsible to you or any third party for any loss, bodily harm, property damage, claims of the introduction of a virus or other malicious code into your system, including any which allegedly delay, alter or corrupt your data, whether related to the transmission of check images or other data or whether caused by the equipment, software, Internet service providers, Internet browsers, or other parties providing communication services to or from us to you. 

Service Fees and Charges

Our current fees and charges are as follows:



Description

Amount

Stop Payments (per stop, includes checks and electronic funds transfers)

$20.00

Savings/Money Market Account Excess W/D Charge (per excess transaction)

$5.00

We may impose new fees and charges, or increase or change existing fees and charges.  We will provide advance notice of these changes to you if required by law.  Other fees may be assessed and billed separately by your Internet and/or telephone service provider.  You agree to pay all fees and charges we impose.  You authorize us to charge the designated Account and/or any other account you hold with us to cover your fees and charges. You also authorize us to charge you according to our then-current fee schedule. 

If you do not use this Service for any three-month period, we reserve the right to discontinue your Service without notice to you.  To the extent permitted by law, you give us the right to set off any of your money or property which may be in our possession against any amount owed to us under this Agreement.  This right of set off does not extend to any Keogh, IRA account, or similar tax-deferred deposit.

Business Days

Except to the extent otherwise provided in this Agreement and for the purpose of this Agreement, our business days are Monday through Friday, except federal bank holidays and state holidays that we may observed. 

Hours of Operation; Interruption in Services; Changes

You will generally be able to use Services seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  However, a Service may not be available due to system maintenance or circumstances beyond our control.  Services may be added, cancelled or limited at any time or from time to time, with or without cause or notice (except as required by law).

Harm to Computer Systems/Data

You agree that we will not be liable for viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other similar harmful components that may enter your computer system by downloading information, software, or other materials from our site.  We will not be responsible or liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may result from such harmful components.

Disclaimer of Warranty

We make no warranty of any kind, express or implied, including any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, in connection with Services provided to you under this Agreement.  We do not and cannot warrant that Services will operate without errors, or that any or all Services will be available and operational at all times.  Due to the possibility of human and mechanical errors, as well as other factors, the system website is not error-free, and all information is provided “as-is,” without warranty of any kind.  We make no representation and specifically disclaim any express or implied warranties to users of any third parties, including but not limited to, warranties as to accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. 

Services Not Substitute for Legal, Tax, or Financial Advice or Planning

You acknowledge that the Services, Bank, its employees and service providers are not intended to provide legal, tax or financial advice or planning.  The Service are merely a tool for use to assist your independent decision-making and have not been designed in contemplation of your specific needs or risk tolerances.  Prior to making any financial decisions, communicating or taking any action with respect to information made available using the Services, you represent that you will have obtained appropriate and independent legal and tax advice regarding the same, as you deem appropriate.

Uploaded Content, Linked Sites and Advertisements

From our website or using the Services, you may be able to access uploaded content provided or operated by third parties.  Unless we tell you otherwise in writing, we do not operate or control any such content or any of the information, products or services on such linked websites.  You acknowledge and agree that: (i) you access such content and linked sites at your own risk; (ii) we make no representation or warranty, and assume no responsibility for, content on our website and any linked site or the actions or omissions of its/their owners, operators or providers (iii) we make no endorsement of, and assume no responsibility for, content uploaded to our website or goods or services offered on or advertising on or by any other website; (iv) by using other websites and Services, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable; and (v) although we may have a contractual  or other relationship with the operators of a linked website or the providers of content, we will not be responsible for the content, accuracy, integrity, availability, timeliness or operation of their website or content.  You agree to hold us harmless in connection with all of the foregoing.

We reserve the right, but shall have no obligation, to reject, move, or delete content that we, in our sole discretion, believe violates this Agreement, or contains content, including viruses, that may interfere with the operation of our website.  We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, and/or retain copies indefinitely of, uploaded content, message boards, chat rooms or other forums or review content, or messages posted at such locations, to confirm their compliance with these guidelines.  We shall have the right, but not the obligation, to disclose content to any third party if required by law or if we believe reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any content violates rights of third parties; or (d) protect our rights, property, or personal safety, or those third parties.

Third Party Content

We may receive, process, and make available to you content that we receive from you and others.  In this regard, we are merely a passive conduit for such content, although we reserve the right to block or remove any content that we believe violates this Agreement.  We assume no responsibility for determining the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, ownership, legality, appropriateness or completeness of any information that you or others provide to us, nor for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity on such sites.  We will not have a duty to interpret or evaluate any content transmitted to us or through our website or Services, except to the limited extent, if any, set forth in this Agreement.  We will not be required (by means of any security procedure or otherwise) to detect errors or illegality in the transmission or content of any content we receive from you or third parties.  We will not have a duty to notify you about any inaccuracy, unreliability, ownership, incompleteness or other problem that may be associated with third party content on our website, even if we have reason to know of its existence.  Use of any content you obtain from our website is at your own risk. 

User Communication and Personalization Settings

Our website and Services may permit you to send or receive communications and to store content and personalized settings for various options.  We are not responsible for any delay, deletion, alteration, mis-delivery or failure to deliver or store any such communications, content or settings. 

Idea Submission

If you submit any materials or other information to any public areas of our website (such as bulletin boards, guest books, forums, wish lists and chat rooms), you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, sub-licensable, assignable, transferable, irrevocable license under copyright and patent, with the unrestricted right to use, self, reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display, and publicly perform any such materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products and services) by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed or commercialized.  In addition, you represent and warrant to us that you have the right to grant to us the foregoing license. 

Our Intellectual Property

You acknowledge and agree that the software and content used by us in the operation of our website and provision of the Services, and the copyright patent, trademark, trade secret and all other rights in and to the technology, software, content, designs, graphics, and trademarks included by us on our website and as part of the Services and our name and product names and the website’s URL (collectively, by the “Intellectual Property”), are owned by us and our licensors.  As such, you will not gain any ownership or other right, title or interest in or to such Intellectual Property by reason of this Agreement or otherwise. 

You many not distribute, use, reproduce, duplicate, copy, publish, sell or otherwise transfer (i) any portion or element of the Services or the Intellectual Property (ii) use of our website, Services or Intellectual  Property, or (iii) access to our website Services or Intellectual Property.  Further, you may not (a) create derivative works of any portion or element of our website, Services or Intellectual Property; (b) reverse engineer, modify, decompile or disassemble any of the Intellectual Property; (c) deactivate or disable any password protection or other protection, security or reliability technology we incorporate in our website or the Services; (d) modify or erase any copyright or trademark notice we place at our website; (e) engage in the practice known as “screen-scraping” or otherwise attempt to, or actually, obtain copies of content provided at the site or a list of our content or site users, or use computer programs (sometimes known as “scraper,” “spiders,” “robots,” or “bots”) to systematically access and download data; (f) access the Services by any means other than via our website; (g) frame our website or any Intellectual Property; or (h) use any circumvention tools, meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing our name, trademark, URL, product name or Intellectual Property.  You agree to comply with the terms of any license agreement we make available to you with any software.

User Conduct

You agree not to use the Service or the content or information in any way that would: (a) infringe any third-party copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (b) be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items, including, but not limited to, use of the Service to impersonate another person or entity; (c) violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, false advertising or illegal Internet gambling); (d) be false, misleading or inaccurate; (e) create liability for us or our affiliates or service providers, or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of any of our service providers; (f) be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; (g) potentially be perceived as illegal, offensive or objectionable; (h) interfere with or disrupt computer networks connected to the Service; or (i) use the Service in such a manner as to gain unauthorized entry or access to the computer systems of others.

No Commercial Use or Re-Sale

You agree that the Service is only for the personal use of the individuals authorized to access your account information with us.  You agree not to make any commercial use of the Service or resell, lease, rent or distribute access to the Service.

Purchase

Our website or Services may permit you to purchase goods and services from various online or offline merchants, retailers, vendors, suppliers, services, or individuals (collectively, “Merchants”).  The web pages from which you conduct such transactions may bear our logos, names, trademarks or service marks, or brand identity.  Nonetheless, we have no responsibility for any of your transactions with any such Merchants, and make no guarantees, representations or warranties regarding any of them.  We shall not be responsible for any loss or damage you or anyone else incurs as a result of such transactions or Merchants.

Cumulative Remedies

The rights and remedies provided by this Agreement are cumulative and the use of any one right or remedy by any party shall not preclude or waive the right to use any or all other remedies.  Said rights and remedies are given in addition to any other rights the parties may have by law, ordinance or otherwise.

Delays/Force Majeure

The obligations of the Bank shall be suspended to the extent and for so long as such obligations are hindered or prevented from being performed on account of labor disputes, war, riots, civil commotion, acts of God, fires, floods, failure of suppliers and/or subcontractors to perform, failure of power, restrictive governmental law and/or regulations, storms, accidents or any other cause which is reasonably beyond the control of the Bank.

Severability

Wherever possible, each provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted in a manner which makes the provision effective and valid under applicable law.  If applicable law prohibits or invalidates any part or provision of this Agreement, that particular part or provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of this Agreement.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and no statements, promises or inducements made by either party or agent of either party that are not contained in this written Agreement or other documents referenced by this Agreement.

Choice of Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of California, except where preempted by federal law.

Amendment of this Agreement

We may amend, add to or change this Agreement (including changes in its fees and charges, or Services.  We will provide notice of amendments, additions or changes if required by law.  Your continued use of the Services will constitute your consent to the amendments, additions or changes.

Waiver.

We may waive any term or provision of this Agreement at any time or from time to time, but any such waiver shall not be deemed a waiver of the term or provision in the future.

Assignment. 

We may assign the rights and delegate the duties under this Agreement to a company affiliated with us or to any other party.  You may not assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement, and any effort by you to do so is unenforceable at our election.

Termination; Suspension; Delay.

We may terminate or suspend this Agreement and any service provided hereunder at any time.  We will provide electronic or written notice of termination to you.  Except to the extent restricted by law, we reserve the right to terminate or to discontinue support of any Service, or delay or refuse processing any transaction, without notice.  You may terminate this Agreement upon 30 days written notice to us.  Termination of this Agreement will not affect any rights we may have, or any obligations you may have, as to any transaction or Services caused or attempted by you before termination.

Provisions Specific to Commercial Accounts

This Section applies only to commercial accounts as defined in this Agreement.  You are responsible for and bound by any Communication we receive in your name through a Service if the Communication: (a) comes from an authorized representative, Administrator or Sub-User;  or (b) is authenticated using security procedures, described herein, even if not authorized by you; or (c) is legally binding on you under the laws of agency, contract or otherwise.

Authorized Representatives.  Your “authorized representative” includes each person who is (1)  authorized by you to conduct business with us, including as part of your account management resolution(s); or (2) a principal officer of yours (such as your CEO if you are a corporation, or a partner in a partnership, or a manager in an LLC); or (3) otherwise authorized (or deemed authorized) to act on your behalf, whether under this Agreement or any other agreement with us, by the laws of agency, or under by any other state or federal law, rule or regulation.

Administrator.  You will be required to designate at least one initial Administrator.  You (through the Administrator) then control the Services and access to them.  The Administrator will be able to and will be responsible for maintaining your Service settings and Sub-User security.  Access to your Account(s) through the Service will be based upon authority established by the Administrator, who you agree may specify usage levels (without filling out a new business resolution)  You must notify us if you terminate or change the Administrator.  You must also notify us if you add or delete Accounts or functionalities.

The Service will allow the Administrator to establish authority levels to help you manage additional Sub-Users and control use of various Services.  The levels are used to specify who can access specific Accounts, what dollar amounts Sub-Users are authorized to handle and what functions a Sub-User can access when transacting on an Account using the Services. 

The Administrator is responsible for setting up your Sub-Users.  The Administrator is also responsible for assigning all persons with the Security Codes that are necessary to access Services and for establishing what, if any, limitations will apply (including what level of activity is appropriate for each Account).  The Administrator changes and maintains your Security Codes.  The Administrator(s) will have full access to your Accounts and to any future Accounts you may open.

We will not control or oversee the Administrator or any activity or function of an Administrator or other Sub-User.  You agree to the creation of an Administrator and to all action taken by the Administrator.  You agree to all action taken by any Sub-User and by any person given access to one or more Services by the Administrator or by a Sub-User, and all such persons are your agent for purposes of use of the Services.  

You further agree to assume all risks associated with providing Security Codes to your Administrator, understanding that this can result in Sub-Users and possibly other persons obtaining access to your Account without control or monitoring by us.  You must establish authorization parameters and/or limits for each person you authorize to use the Service.  You agree to use and implement each control (including template management, verification, access, use of maximum process settings, security, audit and review procedures) to prevent unauthorized persons gaining access to Security Codes or you Accounts.

Responsibility For Communications In Your Name, Whether Or Not Authorized By You.  The Security Codes are security procedures.  You agree that we may use the security procedures to verify the authenticity of Communications that are received by us in your name.  If we verify the authenticity of a Communication or instruction received in your name using the security procedures, we may rely on it and you will be obligated on the Communication or instruction, whether or not it was authorized by you.

On the other hand, if a Communication or instruction was authorized by you or if you would otherwise be bound by it under this Agreement, you will be obligated on it even if we did not verify its authenticity using the security procedures and even if the security procedures would have prevented error.  You agree that the security procedures are intended to verify authenticity and not to detect error.

Responsibility For Security Procedures.  In addition to the Security Codes as security procedures, you may choose additional security procedures.  We may from time to time offer supplemental security procedures, and you agree to consider them.  You agree to follow any instructions we provide to you about using, storing or otherwise related to security procedures.

You agree to consider the size, type and frequency of the payment orders or other money transactions you will or intend to use Services to accomplish.  You agree to consider the risks presented by the possibility of unauthorized access to these Services, including the risk loss to you that we may process Communications and instructions that are your responsibility even though they were not authorized by you.  You agree to use Services only after determining, and only for so long as you continue to determine, that the security procedures are a commercially reasonable method of providing security against unauthorized payment orders or other Communications.  You agree and acknowledge that the security procedures are commercially reasonable for you and that you will be bound by instructions or Communications in your name, as set forth above.

You agree to take appropriate steps to ensure that all Security Codes are protected and kept confidential.  In your review of the Services, including those aspects of the Services pertaining to the issuance, use, and protection of Security Codes and security procedures, you agree to notify us if your use of the Services would necessitate or be better served by a level of security that exceeds that offered by the Services. If you fail to notify us, then you acknowledge and agree that the security procedures of the Services are appropriate for your needs and will provide you with a commercially reasonable degree of security against unauthorized use.

Refusal To Process Communications.  We may delay or refuse to process any requested Service, including payment orders or other money transactions, or any other Communication from you.  We may do so for any reason or for no reason.  We may provide notice to you, but are not obligated to do so.  We may delay or refuse processing, for example, if:  (a) processing would or may exceed the available funds in your affected Account;  (b) the Communication is not authenticated to our satisfaction or we believe it may not have been authorized by you;  (c) the Communication contains incorrect, inconsistent, ambiguous, or missing information; (d) processing would or may involve funds which are subject to lien, security interest, claim, hold, dispute, or legal process prohibiting withdrawal; (e) processing would or may cause a violation of any Laws or Rules applicable to you or to us; or (f) for any other reason under this Agreement.  In addition, we shall be excused from failing to transmit or delay in transmitting an Entry if such transmittal would result in our having exceeded any limitation upon our intra-day net funds position established pursuant to present or future Federal Reserve guidelines or in our reasonable judgment otherwise violating any provision of any present or future risk control program of the Federal Reserve or any rule or regulation of any other U.S. governmental regulatory authority.  You agree that we will have no liability to you or to any other person for any loss, damage or other harm caused by or arising out of any such delay or refusal.

Limitations on Liability.  Unless otherwise required by applicable law, we are only responsible for performing Services as expressly stated in this Agreement, and will only be liable for material losses incurred by you to the extent such losses directly result from our gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, OR THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF DATA, FILES, PROFIT OR GOODWILL OR THE COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICE), INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER IN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, ANY SERVICES, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER WE HAVE OR HAVE NOT BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF US FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OR CAUSE OF ACTION, SHALL BE THE LESSER OF THE AMOUNT YOU ORIGINALLY PAID FOR THE SERVICE, PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS OR $15,000.

You agree to cooperate with us in any loss recovery efforts we undertake to reduce any loss or liability that arises in connection with the Services.  You acknowledge that Service fees have been established in contemplation of:  (A) these limitations on our liability, (B) Your agreement to review statements, confirmations, and notices promptly and to notify us immediately of any discrepancies or problems; and (C) Your agreement to assist us in any loss recovery effort.

We will not be obligated to honor, in whole or in part, any transaction or instruction or Communication which:

  • Is not in accordance with any term or condition applicable to the relevant Service or Account;
  • We have reason to believe may not be authorized by you or any third person whose authorization we believe is necessary or involves funds subject to hold, dispute, restriction or legal process we believe prevents their withdrawal, transfer or availability;
  • Would result in us exceeding any limitation of our net funds position established pursuant to present or future Federal Reserve guidelines;
  • Would violate any applicable law, rule or regulation, or any guidance or directive of any federal or state regulatory authority;
  • Is not in accordance with any other requirement of our applicable policies, procedures or practices; or
  • We have reasonable cause not to honor for our or your protection.

Indemnification.  Except to the extent that we are liable under the terms of this Agreement, or of any agreement that otherwise governs your Account, you agree to indemnify and hold us, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, service providers, and licensors harmless from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees) arising from: (1) an Account; (2) the performance of a Service; (3) a third party claim, action, or allegation of infringement, misuse, or misappropriation based on information, data, files, or other materials submitted by you to us; (4) any fraud, manipulation, or other breach of these terms; (5) any third party claim, action, or allegation brought against us arising out of or relating to a dispute with you over the terms and conditions of an agreement, purchase or sale of any goods or services; (6) your violation of any Law or Rule or of the rights of a third party; (7) your use, or the provision of Services or use of your Account by any third party; or (8) any transaction or instruction or Communication from you to us. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses. You will not settle any action or claims on our behalf without the prior written consent from us. This indemnification is provided without regard to whether our claim for indemnification is due to the use of the Service by you or your authorized representative.  This indemnification provision survives termination of this Agreement.

Data Retention.  You will retain data on file adequate to permit remaking or reconstruction of all requested Services (including payment orders or other money transactions) for one year following the date of the execution of the request to which such data relate, and will provide the data to us upon our request.  You agree to determine promptly the accuracy of all records and information regarding a Service and to notify us immediately of any errors in such records or information. Nothing in this Agreement relieves you from: (a) any responsibility imposed by law, regulation or contract with regard to the maintenance records; or (b) any responsibility to perform audits and account reviewers customarily conducted by persons or entities whose businesses are similar to your business.

Advice of Payment; Duty to Examine.  You agree to examine any records or monthly account statements promptly upon receipt.  You will notify us immediately, and in no event later than 14 days after receipt of the record or account statement, whichever is earlier, of the existence of any errors, unauthorized transactions, or irregularities reflected on the record or on the account statement.  If you fail to notify us of any such discrepancy with 14 calendar days of receipt of the record or statement containing such information, you agree that we will not be liable for any other losses resulting from your failure to give such notice or for any loss of interest with respect to a transaction that is or should have been shown.  Except to the extent expressly limited by applicable law, if you fail to notify us of any such discrepancy within one year of receipt of such statement or report, you will be precluded from asserting the discrepancy against us.  For purposes of this Section, you will be deemed to have "received" a periodic statement at the earlier of the time that: (a) we first make it available to you for pick-up; or (b) the statement or the information is mailed or otherwise made available to you electronically.

Providing Personal and Financial Information.  You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete personal and financial information about yourself and about your affiliates as requested.  You agree to not misrepresent your identity.

Collection.  If we initiate collection proceedings against you in an effort to recover any amounts owed, you agree to reimburse us for all costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees.  “Attorneys’ fees” includes reasonable charges for the time expended by in-house counsel.

Corporate Authority; Partnership Authority.  If you are a corporation or LLC, the person signing this Agreement on behalf of the corporation or LLC represents and warrants that he or she has full authority to do so and that this Agreement binds the corporation or LLC.  If you a partnership, the person signing this Agreement for you represents and warrants that he or she is a general partner of the partnership, that he or she has full authority to sign for the partnership and that this Agreement binds the partnership and all general partners of the partnership.  You shall give written notice to us of any general partner’s withdrawal from the partnership.

Wire Transfer Services.  Commercial accounts have access to domestic Wire Transfer Services, using the Services.  You are responsible for all wire transfer requests (“Requests) to the fullest extent provided by law and as set forth in this Agreement.  The Funds Transfer Service may not be used to facilitate foreign transfers.  We may choose the funds transfer mechanism (for example, FedWire, correspondent bank transfer, internal transfer) to be used when acting on upon your Request. 

Payment Account Designation.  When you initiate a Request you authorize us to charge the designated Account for the amount of the payment, plus any applicable fees and charges imposed by us or by any intermediary bank.  Each Request authorizes us and any intermediary bank to obtain payment for fees and expenses, including our and those of any (including subsequent) intermediary bank(s).  We and any intermediary bank may obtain payment by issuing a payment order in an amount that is reduced by the amount of these fees and charges.  We may but are not obligated to provide you with advance notice of intermediary bank fees and charges.  You agree that we may retain or be paid a portion of any fees or charges imposed or collected by an intermediary bank.  You agree that if an intermediary bank is used whose fees and charges are not disclosed to you in advance, then we are not liable in any manner whatsoever for any losses or damages you may suffer as a result of that bank’s processing a payment order in an amount less than the payment order given requested by you.

Inconsistencies.  If a beneficiary of a Request is identified by both names and account number, payment may be made by us and by any other financial institution based on the account number even if the name and the account number are not consistent or identify different parties.  If an intermediary bank or a beneficiary’s bank is identified on a payment order by both name and identifying number, we and other financial institutions may rely on the identifying number even if the name and the identifying number are not consistent or identify different parties.

Provisional Credit.  When we give you credit for an incoming payment order, it is provisional until we receive final settlement for the payment order.  If we do not receive final settlement, we must return the funds previously credited to your account, and the person who sent the payment order will not be treated as having paid you. 

Subject Rules and Regulations.  You acknowledge that any Request executed by us will be subject to rules and regulations applicable to payment orders, including recordkeeping and information transmittal requirement under federal Bank Secrecy Act and its implementing regulations.  You acknowledge and agree that we may capture and transmittal information regarding a Request (for example, beneficiary’s name and address, other beneficiary identifiers and beneficiary’s account number) as part of the processing of a Request.  You agree to assist us in connection with any requirements imposed on us fulfilling our obligations in this regard. 

ACH Service.  The ACH Service allows you to initiate credit and/or debit Entries by means of the Automated Clearing House Network pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and the rules of the National Automated Clearing House Association (“NACHA”) and the local Automated Clearing House Association (the "Rules").  We are willing to act as an Originating Depository Financial Institution (“ODFI”) with respect to such Entries.  Accordingly, you may submit ACH Entries to us in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.  You are responsible for all Entries to the fullest extent provided by law and as set forth in this Agreement.

The Rules.  A copy of the Corporate Edition of the Rules can be purchased from NACHA at www.NACHA.org.  You agree to obtain a copy, to understand and be familiar with the Rules, and to be responsible for keeping up to date with changes in the Rules.  You agree that information or advice you receive from us as to the Rules or the operation of the Rules is not legal advice and is not a substitute for your obligation independently to understand and comply with the Rules.

Processing Entries.  You shall transmit PPD (Prearranged Payments and Deposits) or CCD (Corporate Credit or Debit) credit or debit Entries to us in compliance with the formatting and other requirements set forth in the Rules and the Supporting Documents.  The ACH Service will start on a date agreeable to us after all set up requirements have been completed.

You will not submit individual or total monthly Entries in excess of the maximum limits established by us and reflected in the Supporting Documents , as amended from time to time.  The parameters and variations of the limits shall be set at our discretion, including but not limited to limits based on dollar amounts and/or Standard Entry Class Code types.  You will not divide a transaction into more than one Entry in order to avoid these limitations.  We may adjust these limitations from time to time, at our discretion.  Our processing of Entries in an amount greater than the established limit(s) shall not be deemed a waiver of this provision.  We may cease processing Entries in a greater amount at any time without prior notice. 

You may not originate Entries using Standard Entry Class Codes other than CCD or PPD without prior notice to and written approval from us.  We may require you to submit an application in form and content acceptable to us, and your execution of supplemental schedules, agreements and other documents as we may require, as a condition precedent to your use of other Standard Entry Class Codes.  By way of example, the foregoing restrictions and requirements may apply to your use of ARC, RCK, BOC, POP, WEB, IAT or TEL Standard Entry Class Codes, or if you are engaging in cross-border (International) transactions.  We may block unapproved use of a Standard Entry Class Code or an unapproved cross-border transaction.

Except as provided below for On-Us Entries, we shall: (i) process Entries received from you to conform with the file specifications set forth in Rules, (ii) transmit such Entries as an ODFI to an ACH Operator selected by us in our sole discretion (“ACH Operator”), and (iii) settle for such Entries as provided in the Rules.  We shall transmit or complete the necessary authorizations for ACH Entries by the deadline of the ACH Operator, one business day prior to the Effective Entry Date shown in such Entries, provided: (a) such Entries are received by our related cut-off time on a business day, (b) the Effective Entry Date is at least two business days after such business day, and (c) the ACH Operator is open for business on such business day.  Entries shall be deemed received by us when the transmission and compliance with any related security procedure is completed.  If any of the requirements of this paragraph are not met, we may use reasonable efforts to transmit such Entries to the ACH by the next deadline of the ACH Operator which is a business day and a day on which the ACH Operator is open for business.

On-Us Entries.  In the case of an Entry received for credit to an account maintained with us (an "On-Us Entry"), we shall credit the Receiver's account in the amount of such Entry on the Effective Entry Date contained in such Entry, provided the requirements set forth in this Agreement are met.  If said requirements are not met, we may use reasonable efforts to credit the Receiver's account in the amount of such Entry no later than the next business day following such Effective Entry Date.

Notice of Returned Entries.  We will notify you by phone or electronic transmission, including email of the receipt of a returned Entry from the ACH no later than one business day after the business day of receipt.  Except for an Entry retransmitted by you in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement, we shall have no obligation to retransmit a returned Entry to the ACH if we have complied with the terms of this Agreement with respect to the original Entry.

Prenotifications.  If you choose to originate non-dollar prenotification Entries to verify the accuracy of routing and account numbers, you agree not to initiate live dollar Entries until at least three (3) business days following the Settlement Date of the prenotification Entry.  Prenotifications must be provided to us in the format provided in the Rules.  If you receive notice that a prenotification has been rejected or returned, you agree to research the problem and make any necessary corrections before transmitting another Entry.

Notifications of Change.  We will notify you of all Notifications Of Changes (NOC) received by us relating to Entries transmitted by you by mutually agreeable means, including email, no later than one business day after the business day of receipt.  You must make the changes specified in an NOC or corrected NOC: (a) within six business days of receipt or prior to initiating another Entry to the Receiver's account, whichever is later; or (b) as otherwise required in the Rules, if the Rules specify a different time for correction.

Prefunding; Payment.  We may designate you as "ACH Prefunding," and we may change your designation to or from ACH Prefunding at any time, with or without cause and at our sole discretion.  We will inform you of your designation as ACH Prefunding, and of any change in the designation. 

You will pay us, in immediately available funds, an amount equal to the sum of all credit Entries or debit Reversals related to Entry data delivered to us at such time as we may from time to time designate or, if not otherwise designated: (a) if you are not designated ACH Prefunding, no later than two business days prior to the Effective Entry Date; and (b) if you are designated ACH Prefunding, no later than the date of transmittal of the related Entry data to us or at such other time as we may have established for you.

Inconsistencies. If a Receiver of an Entry is identified by both name and account number, payment may be made by us and by any other financial institution based on the account number even if the name and the account number are not consistent or identify different parties.  If an intermediary bank or a beneficiary’s bank is identified on a payment order by both name and account number, we and other financial institutions may rely on the account number even if the name and the account number are not consistent or identify different parties.

Provisional Credit.  You agree that any payment by us to you for any debit Entry, returned credit Entry or credit Reversal is provisional until we have received final settlement for such Entry.  We may delay availability of provisional funds at our discretion.  If final settlement is not received, we are entitled to and you agree to pay a refund of the amount credited; and we may charge your account for the amount due.  We may refuse to permit the use of any amount credited for a debit Entry or credit Reversal if we believe that there may not be sufficient funds in your account to cover chargeback or return of such Entry or Reversal.

Your Representations and Warranties.  In addition to the representations and warranties provided by you under the Agreement, with respect to each and every Entry initiated by you, you represent and warrant to us and agree that:

  • You shall obtain all consents and authorizations required under the Rules and shall retain such consents and authorizations for two years after they expire and other documents related to Entries for a period of six years.  Without limiting the foregoing, each person as the Receiver of an Entry received by us from you has authorized the initiation of such Entry, and the crediting or debiting of its account in the amount and on the Effective Entry Date shown on such Entry.  You will provide us with a copy of such authorization whenever requested to do so within five business days.  Such authorization is operative at the time of transmittal or crediting / debiting by us as provided herein;
  • Entries transmitted to us by you are limited to those types of credit or debit Entries set forth in this Agreement;
  • If the amount of a debit Entry to a Receiver's account varies in amount from the previous debit Entry relating to the same authorization or preauthorized amount, you will, at least ten days before the Effective Entry Date of such debit Entry, send the Receiver written notice of the amount of such debit Entry and its Effective Entry Date, unless the Receiver has previously been notified of Receiver's right to receive such notice and Receiver has elected to receive such notice only when the debit Entry does not fall within a specified range of amounts or varies from the most recent debit Entry by an agreed amount;
  • If any change is made by you in the scheduled Effective Entry Date of one or more debit Entries, you will, at least seven days before the Effective Entry Date of the first such debit Entry to be affected by such change, send the Receiver a written notice of the new Effective Entry Date(s) of such Entry or Entries;
  • You shall be bound by and comply with the Rules as in effect from time to time, including, without limitation, the treatment of a payment of an Entry by the Receiving Depository Financial Institution (“RDFI”) to the Receiver as provisional until receipt by the RDFI of final settlement for such Entry;
  • You specifically acknowledge that you have received notice of the Rule regarding provisional payment and of the fact that, if such settlement is not received, the RDFI shall be entitled to a refund from the Receiver of the amount credited and you shall not be deemed to have paid the Receiver the amount of the Entry;
  • You will not use the ACH Service to collect: (i) payments for goods or services sold by third parties; (ii) payments relating to adult entertainment, gambling services, or child pornography; (iii) obligations owning to third parties; or (iv) obligations related to cash advances by you;
  • You hereby make the same representations and warranties to us with respect to Entries sent by us to an ACH Operator upon your authorization as we are deemed to make under the Rules, and we shall have no responsibility with respect to matters so represented and warranted by you; and
  • Except as previously disclosed in writing by you to us: (i) you is not a “money-services business” (as defined at 31 CFR 103.11(uu) or successor regulation) and are not subject to any state license requirements applicable to a money-services business, banks, broker-dealers or other financial institutions; and (ii) no Entry data is submitted by you on behalf of, or as agent, service bureau or processor for another.  By way of example, you will not submit debit Entries that result from a sale of goods or services by a third party to the Receiver.

You agree to indemnify us against any loss, liability or expense (including attorney's fees and expenses) resulting from or arising out of any breach of any of the foregoing representations or agreements.

Retention.  In addition to any retention obligations of yours under this Agreement, you agree to retain and make readily available to us on request all information necessary to remake any files of Entries for ten business days following the Settlement Date.

Audit.  In addition to the audit commitments provided under the Agreement, if transactions you conducts involve some use of the Internet, then you agree to conduct an internal security audit at least annually to ensure that the financial information obtained from Receivers is protected by security practices and procedures (“security audit”) that include, at a minimum, adequate levels of: (i) physical security to protect against theft, tampering, or damage; (ii) personnel and access controls to protect against unauthorized access and use; (iii) network security to ensure secure capture, storage, and distribution of financial information; and (iv)any other items identified in the Operating Guidelines of the Rules.  Upon our request, you agree to have an external security audit conducted within sixty (60) days of the request.  The external security audit will include the same items described in this paragraph for an internal security audit.  You agree to provide us with a copy of each internal and external audit report, as applicable, in a format acceptable to us within (30) days from the completion of the audit.

Without limiting the foregoing, you specifically agree to establish data security policies, procedures and systems as required by the Rules.  This requires you to:

  • Protect the confidentiality and integrity of Protected Information;
  • Protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of Protected Information until its destruction; and
  • Protect against unauthorized use of Protected Information that could result in substantial harm to a natural person.

Such policies, procedures, and systems must include controls that comply with applicable regulatory guidance on access to all systems used by you to initiate, process and store Entries.  NACHA defines Protected Information as the nonpublic personal information, including financial information, of a natural person used to create or contained within an Entry and any related Addenda record.

Provisions Specific to Consumer Accounts

THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS CONTAIN IMPORTANT CONSUMER DISCLOSURES UNDER THE EFTA.  The following provisions only apply to consumer accounts as defined under this Agreement and are not intended to confer any rights or benefits to commercial accounts.

Preauthorized Payments.

Right to Stop Payment and Procedure For Doing So.  If you have told us in advance to make regular electronic payments out of your Account, you can stop any of these payments.  Here’s how:

You may follow the  directions provided in the Services, to stop the payment through the Services, or

Call us at #888.375.8627;

or write us at :
Plumas Bank
35 S. Lindan Avenue
Quincy, CA 95971

in time for us to receive your request 3 business days or more before the payment is scheduled to be made.  If you call, we may also require you to put your request in writing and get it to us within 14 days after you call.  We will charge you a fee for each stop payment order you give.  Refer to the Service Fees and Charges Section of this Agreement for fee details.  A separate process will apply to the extent you wish to initiate check stop payment requests through the Services.  Refer to “Check Stop Payment Services,” above, for further details.

Notice of Varying Amounts.  If these regular payments may vary in amount, the person you are going to pay will tell you, 10 days before each payment, when it will be made and how much it will be.  (You may choose instead to get this notice only when the payment would differ by more than a certain amount from the previous payment, or when the amount would fall outside certain limits that you set). 

Liability for Failure to Stop Payment of Preauthorized Transfer.  If you order us to stop one of these electronic payments 3 business days or more before the transfer is scheduled to be made, and we do not do so, we will be liable for your losses or damages.

Consumer Liability.  Tell us AT ONCE if you believe any part of your Security Code, including your password, has been lost or stolen, or if you believe that an electronic fund transfer has been made without your permission using information from your check.  Telephoning is the best way of keeping your possible losses down.  You could lose all the money in your account (plus your maximum overdraft line of credit, as applicable).

If you tell us within 2 business days after you learn of the loss or theft of any part of your Security Code, including your password, you can lose no more than $50 if someone used your Security Code without your permission. 

If you do NOT tell us within 2 business days after you learn of the loss or theft of any part of your Security Code, including your password, and we can prove that we could have stopped someone from using the Security Code without your permission if you had told us, you could lose as much as $500.

Also, if your statement shows transfers that you did not make, including those made by card, code or other means, tell us at once.  If you do not tell us within 60 days after the statement was mailed to you, you may not get back any funds you lost after the 60 days if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking said funds if you informed us in time.  If a good reason (such as a long trip or a hospital stay), kept you from telling us, we will extend the time periods.

Errors and Questions.  In case of errors or questions about your electronic transfers, telephone us at 888.375.8627 or write us at:  Plumas Bank, 35 S. Lindan Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971, as soon as you can, if you think your statement is wrong or if you need more information about a transfer listed on the statement.  We must hear from you no later than sixty (60) days after we sent you the FIRST statement on which the problem or error appeared.

  • Tell us your name and account number (if any).
  • Describe the error or the transfer you are unsure about, and explain as clearly as you can why you believe it is an error or why you need more information.
  • The dollar amount of the suspected error.

If you tell us orally, we may require you to send us the complaint or question in writing within 10 business days. We will determine whether an error occurred within 10 business days after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to 45 days to investigate a complaint or question.  If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within 10 business days for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have the use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation.  If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within 10 business days, we may not credit your account.

For errors involving new accounts, point-of-sale, or foreign-initiated transactions, we may take up to 90 days to investigate your complaint or question.  For new accounts, we may take up to 20 business days to credit your account for the amount you think is in error.

We will tell you the results within three business days after completing our investigation.  If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation. You may request copies of the documents that were used in the investigation.

Electronic Check Conversion.  You may authorize a merchant or other payee to make a one-time electronic payment from your checking account using information from your check to: (i) pay for purchases; and (ii) pay bills.

Financial Institution’s Liability.  If we do not complete a transfer to or from your account on time or in the correct amount according to our agreement with you, we will be liable for your losses or damages.  However, there are some exceptions.  We will not be liable, for instance:

  • If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make the transfer.
  • The transfer would go over the credit limit on your overdraft line (if applicable).
  • Circumstances beyond our control (e.g., fire, flood, power outage, equipment or technical failure or breakdown) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken.
  • The computer or related system was not working properly and you knew about the breakdown when you started the transfer.
  • Your funds are subject to legal process or other encumbrances restricting the transfer.

There may be other exceptions stated in this Agreement and in other agreements with you. 

Documentation.

Preauthorized Credits.  If you have arranged to have direct deposits made to your account at least once every 60 days from the same person or company, you can call us at 888.375.8627 to find out whether or not the deposit has been made.

Periodic Statements.  You will get a monthly account statement (unless there are no transfers in a particular month).  In any case, you will get the statement at least quarterly.

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