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Merrimack Valley CU


Effective: May 1, 2015

In this Disclosure and Agreement, the words "I," "me," "my," "us" and "our" mean the consumer or business that applied for and/or uses any of the Remote Deposit Capture Services ("RDCS") described in this Disclosure and Agreement. The words "you," "your," and "yours" mean Merrimack Valley CU. My Application for use RDCS, your notification of approval of my application, and my Merrimack Valley CU Account Agreement and Disclosures are hereby incorporated into and made a part of this Disclosure and Agreement. In the event of a discrepancy between this Disclosure and Agreement and my Application, your approval, or the Account Agreement, this Disclosure and Agreement will control.

Use RDCS. Following receipt of your notification approving my use of RDCS, I am authorized by you to remotely deposit paper checks I receive to my account with you by electronically transmitting a digital image of the paper checks to you for deposit. My use of RDCS constitutes my acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Disclosure and Agreement. I agree to comply with the hardware and software requirements set forth at Exhibit "A", which is attached hereto and incorporated by this reference. Upon receipt of the digital image, you will review the image for acceptability. I understand and agree that receipt of an image does not occur until after you notify me of receipt of the image via the Deposit History feature. I understand that, in the event I receive a notification from you confirming receipt of an image, such notification does not mean that the image contains no errors or that you are responsible for any information I transmit to you. You are not responsible for any image that you do not receive. Following receipt of the image, you may process the image by preparing a "substitute check" or clearing the item as an image. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, you reserve the right, within your sole and absolute discretion, to accept or reject any item for remote deposit into my Account. I understand that any amount credited to my Account for items deposited using RDCS is a provisional credit and I agree to indemnify you against any loss you suffer because of your acceptance of the remotely deposited check.

In addition I agree that I will not (i) modify, change, alter, translate, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the technology or Service, (ii) copy or reproduce all or any part of the technology or Service; or (iii) interfere, or attempt to interfere, with the technology or Service.

Guarantee Specific to Deposits Received for Credit to a Business Account:

My use of RDCS for the purpose of depositing to a Business Account constitutes my understanding and agreement that I may be personally liable for any expenses Merrimack Valley CU incurs in attempting to obtain final payment for the item in question, outside of the routine costs associated with item processing, in the event of a default by the Business. This includes but is not limited to recovery of the amount credited in the event of non-payment, collection costs and attorney's fees as applicable, as well as any and all costs associated with Merrimack Valley CU enforcing this Guarantee. This Guarantee shall benefit the Merrimack Valley CU and its successors and assigns.

Compliance with Law  I agree to use the products and RDCS for lawful purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. I warrant that I will only transmit acceptable items for deposit and have handled the original items in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, as well as all laws pertaining to the conduct of my business if applicable. I promise to indemnify and hold you harmless from any damages, liabilities, costs, expenses (including attorneys' fees) or other harm arising out of any violation thereof. This indemnity will survive termination of my Account and this Agreement.

Check Requirements   Any image of a check that I transmit to you must accurately and legibly provide all the information on the front and back of the check at the time presented to me by the drawer. Prior to scanning the original check, I will indorse the back of the original check. My endorsement will include my signature and the following information: Account Number, Date and the words "for Remote Deposit". The scanned image of the check transmitted to you must accurately and legibly provide, among other things, the following information: (1) the information identifying the drawer and the paying bank that is preprinted on the check, including complete and accurate MICR information and the signature(s); and (2) other information placed on the check prior to the time an image of the check is captured, such as any required identification written on the front of the check and any endorsements applied to the back of the check. The image quality for the check will meet the standards for image quality established by the American National Standards Institute ("ANSI"), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and any other regulatory agency, clearing house or association.

Rejection of Deposit   You are not liable for any service or late charges levied against me due to your rejection of any item. In all cases, I am responsible for any loss or overdraft plus any applicable fees to your Account due to an item being returned.

Items Returned Unpaid. A written notice will be sent to me of transactions you are unable to process because of returned items. With respect to any item that I transmit to you for remote deposit that you credit to my Account, in the event such item is dishonored, I authorize you to debit the amount of such item from the Account.

Email Address. I agree to notify you immediately if I change my email address, as this is the email address where you will send me notification of receipt of remote deposit items.

Unavailability of RDCS   I understand and agree that RDCS may at times be temporarily unavailable due to Credit Union system maintenance or technical difficulties including those of the Internet service provider and Internet software. In the event that RDCS is unavailable, I acknowledge that I can deposit an original check at your branches or through your ATMs or by mailing the original check to you at PO Box 909 North Andover, MA 01845. It is my sole responsibility to verify that items deposited using RDCS have been received and accepted for deposit by you. However, you will email notification of items that are rejected by the next business day following rejection.   

Business Day and Availability Disclosure   Your business days are Monday through Friday, except holidays. Your business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, each business day.

Funds Availability   I understand and agree that, for purposes of deposits made using RDCS, the place of deposit is Lawrence, Massachusetts. Deposits received after 3:00 PM will be posted the following business day. With regard to the availability of deposits made using the RDCS, such funds will be available two business days from the date of deposit.

Accountholder's Warranties   I make the following warranties and representations with respect to each image of an original check I transmit to you utilizing RDCS:

1.    Each image of a check transmitted to you is a true and accurate rendition of the front and back of the original check, without any alteration, and the drawer of the check has no defense against payment of the check.

2.    The amount, the payee, signature(s), and endorsement(s) on the original check are legible, genuine, and accurate.

3.    I will not deposit or otherwise indorse to a third party the original item (the original check) and no person will receive a transfer, presentment, or return of, or otherwise be charged for, the item (either the original item, or a paper or electronic representation of the original item) such that the person will be asked to make payment based on an item it has already paid.

4.    Other than the digital image of an original check that I remotely deposit through your RDCS, there are no other duplicate images of the original check.

5.    I have instituted procedures to ensure that each original check was authorized by the drawer in the amount stated on the original check and to the payee stated on the original check.

6.    I am authorized to enforce each item transmitted or am authorized to obtain payment of each item on behalf of a person entitled to enforce such transmitted item.

7.    The information I provided in my Application remains true and correct and, in the event any such information changes, I will immediately notify you of the change.

8.    I have not knowingly failed to communicate any material information to you.

9.    I have possession of each original check deposited using RDCS and no party will submit the original check for payment.

10.  Files and images transmitted to you will contain no viruses or any other disabling features that may have an adverse impact on your network, data, or related systems.

Storage of Original Checks   I must securely store each original check for a period of at least 90 days after transmission to you. If I am using RDCS to deposit items into an account in the name of a Business to which I am a party I understand this means the original check(s) must be accessible only [under dual control] by my authorized personnel, that I deposit using RDCS for a period of at least 90 days after transmission to you. Persons who have access to the stored checks must be fully bondable and have passed a thorough screening. After such period expires, I will destroy the original check. I understand and agree that I am responsible for any loss caused by my failure to secure the original checks.

Securing Images on Mobile Devices   When using RDCS, I understand that check images captured using my mobile device are stored on the device only until the associated deposit has been successfully submitted. I agree to promptly complete each deposit. In the event that I am unable to promptly complete my deposit, I agree to ensure that my mobile device remains securely in my possession until the deposit has been completed or to delete the associated images from the application.

Accountholder's Indemnification Obligation   I understand and agree that I am required to indemnify you and hold you harmless against any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses arising from my use of RDCS and/or breach of this Disclosure and Agreement. I understand and agree that this paragraph shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

In Case of Errors  In the event that I believe there has been an error with respect to any original check or image thereof transmitted to you for deposit or a breach of this Agreement, I will immediately contact you regarding such error or breach as set forth below.

Telephone you at: 800-356-0067 Option 1

Limitation of Liability   I understand and agree that you are not responsible for any indirect, consequential, punitive, or special damages or damages attributable to my breach of this Disclosure and Agreement.

Charges for Use of the Services   All charges associated with the Services are disclosed in your "Fee Schedule".


Change in Terms   You may change the terms and charges for RDCS indicated in this Disclosure and Agreement by notifying me of such change in writing and may amend, modify, add to, or delete from this Disclosure and Agreement from time to time. My use of RDCS after receipt of notification of any change by you constitutes my acceptance of the change.

Termination of the Services   I may, by written request, terminate RDCS provided for in this Disclosure and Agreement. You may terminate my use of RDCS at any time upon written notice. In the event of termination of RDCS, I will remain liable for all transactions performed on my Account.

Relationship to Other Disclosures   The information in these Disclosures applies only to RDCS described herein. Provisions in other disclosure documents, as may be revised from time to time, remain effective for all other aspects of the Account.

Governing Law   I understand and agree that this Disclosure and Agreement and all questions relating to its validity, interpretation, performance, and enforcement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, notwithstanding any conflict-of-laws doctrines of such state or other jurisdiction to the contrary. I also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Periodic Statement    Any remote deposits made through RDCS will be reflected on my monthly account statement. I understand and agree that I am required to notify you of any error relating to images transmitted using RDCS by no later than 30 days after I receive the monthly periodic statement that includes any transaction I allege is erroneous. I am responsible for any errors that I fail to bring to your attention within such time period.

Limitations on Frequency and Dollar Amount    I understand and agree that I cannot exceed the limitations on frequency and dollar amounts of remote deposits that are set forth by you. RDCS are limited to $1,500 per item, with a monthly limit of $10,000.

Unacceptable Deposits    I understand and agree that I am not permitted to deposit the following items using RDCS:

1.    Any item drawn on my MVCU account.

2.    Any item that is stamped with a "non-negotiable" watermark.

3.    Any item that contains evidence of alteration to the information on the check.

4.    Any item issued by a financial institution in a foreign country or not payable in US dollars.

5.    Any item that is incomplete.

6.    Any item that is "stale dated" or "post dated."

7.    Any third party check, i.e., any item that is made payable to another party and then endorsed to me by such party.

Changes in Financial Circumstances   I understand and agree that I must inform you immediately in the event a material change in my financial circumstances as or in any of the information provided in my Application including any supporting financial information. If I am using RDCS to deposit items into an account in the name of a Business to which I am a party, this includes, but is not limited to, notification of the following: (a) changes in transaction volumes at my business; (b) any change in a representation or statement made or furnished to you by me or on my behalf in my Application; (c) a material change occurs in my ownership or organizational structure (acknowledging that any change in ownership will be deemed material when ownership is closely held); (d) I liquidate or dissolve, or enter into any consolidation merger, partnership, or joint venture; (e) I sell any assets except in the ordinary course of my business as now conducted, or sell, lease, assign or transfer any substantial part of my business or fixed assets or any property or other assets necessary for the continuance of my business as now conducted including, without limitation, the selling of any property or other assets accompanied by the leasing back of the same; (f) I cease doing business, become insolvent, a receiver is appointed for all or any part of my property, I make an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or any proceeding is commenced either by me or against me under any bankruptcy or insolvency laws or any other law or laws relating to debtors; (g) any guaranty of my indebtedness to you, whether related or unrelated to the Account or RDCS, ceases to be in full force and effect or is declared to be null and void; or the validity or enforceability thereof is contested in a judicial proceeding; or any guarantor denies that it has any further liability under such guaranty; or any guarantor defaults in any provision of any guaranty, or any financial information provided by any guarantor is false or misleading); (h) I or any guarantor dies; if I am a sole proprietorship, the owner dies; if I am a partnership, any general or managing partner dies; if I am a corporation, any principal officer or 10.00% or greater shareholder dies; if I am a limited liability company, any managing member dies; if I am any other form of business entity (any person(s) directly or indirectly controlling ten percent (10.00%) or more of the ownership interests of such entity dies; (i) any creditor tries to take any of my property on or in which you have a lien or security interest, including a garnishment of any of my accounts with you; (j) a judgment or judgments is entered against me or any guarantor(s) in the aggregate amount of $250 or more that is not satisfied within thirty (30) days or stayed pending appeal; (k) an involuntary lien or liens is attached to any of my assets or property and not satisfied within thirty (30) days or stayed pending appeal; (l) an adverse change occurs in my financial condition or applicable credit histories; and (m) I am in default under any agreement for borrowed money or any other material contract. I agree to provide you any financial records you reasonably request to determine my financial status during the term of this Disclosure and Agreement.

Confidentiality   I acknowledge and agree that confidential data relating to RDCS, marketing, strategies, business operations and business systems (collectively, "Confidential Information") may come into your possession in connection with this Disclosure and Agreement. I understand and agree that I am prohibited from disclosing and agree to maintain the confidentiality of your Confidential Information.

Waiver   The failure of either party to seek a redress for violation, or to insist upon the strict performance, of any covenant, agreement, provision, or condition hereof shall not constitute the waiver of the terms or of the terms of any other covenant, agreement, provision, or condition, and each party shall have all remedies provided herein with respect to any subsequent act which would have originally constituted the violation hereunder.

Relationship   This Disclosure and Agreement does not create, and shall not be construed to create, any joint venture or partnership between the parties. No officer, employee, agent, servant, or independent contractor of either party shall at any time be deemed to be an employee, servant, agent, or contractor of the other party for any purpose whatsoever.


Hardware and Software Requirements

Deposit Instructions

1.    The back of each item must include the following:

o    The words "For Remote Deposit"

o    The Account Number to which it is being deposited

o    Payee's Endorsement