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Please Read the Access Agreement Below

 

The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank

Online Banking Access Agreement


I. Introduction

II. Accessing Your Lowell Five Accounts through Online Banking
A. Requirements
B. Electronic Mail (E-mail)
C. Fees
D. New Services
E. Benefits of Using Online Banking

III. Terms and Conditions
A. Your Online Password
B. Payment Account
C. Our Liability
D. Overdrafts: Order of Payments, Transfers, Other Withdrawals
E. Hours of Accessibility
F. Additional Terms and Conditions

IV. Online Banking Payment Services
A. Using the Service
B. Bill Pay Fees

V. General Terms
A. Changes to Charges, Fees or Other Terms B. Disclosure of Account Information
C. Questions or Error Correction on Online Banking Transactions
D. Other General Terms

VI. Protecting Your Account
A. Preventing Misuse of Your Account
B. Unauthorized Transactions in Your Lowell Five Accounts



I. Introduction

This Online Access Agreement ("Access Agreement") for accessing your Lowell Five accounts through Online Banking explains the terms and conditions governing the Online banking services and bill pay offered through Online Banking. By using the Online Banking Services, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Access Agreement. This Online Access Agreement will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with Federal law and regulation, and to the extent there is no applicable Federal law or regulation, by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The terms "we," "us," "our," Lowell Five," and "Bank" refer to Lowell Five. "You" refers to each signer on an account. The term "business days" means Monday through Friday, excluding Saturday, Sunday and Federal holidays.

Online Banking can be used to access Lowell Five accounts. Each of your accounts at Lowell Five is also governed by the applicable Account Agreements and other disclosure statements you received when you opened your account.


II. Accessing Your Lowell Five Accounts through Online Banking

A. Requirements

To access your accounts through Online Banking, you must have a Lowell Five account and an Online password.

B. Electronic Mail (E-mail)

Sending electronic mail (E-mail) through Online Banking is a way to communicate with the Bank. E-mail is provided for you to ask questions about your account(s) and provide general feedback. E-mail is accessible after you sign on with your password to a session of Online Banking. To ensure the security of your account information, we recommend that you use E-mail when asking specific questions about your account(s).

You cannot use E-mail to initiate transactions on your account(s). For banking transactions, please use the appropriate functions within Online Banking or call 978-452-1300.

C. Fees

There are no monthly or transaction fees for accessing your account(s) through Online Banking.
See Section IV for a description of Bill Pay fees.
Please note that fees may be assessed by your Online service provider.

D. New Services

Lowell Five may, from time to time, introduce new Online services. We will notify you of any new services. By using these services when they become available, you agree to be bound by the rules communicated to you concerning these services.

E. Benefits of Using Online Banking

With Online Banking you can manage your personal or small business accounts from your home or office on your personal computer. You can use Online Banking to:

·         View account balances and review transaction history.

·         Transfer money between accounts. (As noted in the applicable Account Agreement and EFT Disclosure Statement).

·         Communicate directly with Lowell Five through E-mail.


III. Terms and Conditions

The first time you access your Lowell Five accounts through Online Banking you agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement and acknowledges your receipt and understanding of this disclosure.

A. Your Online Password

You will be given an Online Password that will give you access to your Lowell Five accounts for Online Banking access. This password can be changed within Online Banking using the options button. We recommend that you change your password regularly. Lowell Five will act on instructions received under your password. For security purposes, it is recommended that you memorize this Online password and do not write it down. You are responsible for keeping your password, account numbers and other account data confidential.

B. Payment Account

Although there are no fees for accessing your accounts through Online Banking, you may be asked to designate a payment account for selected services such as Bill Pay. You agree to pay promptly all fees and charges for services provided under this Agreement, and authorize us to charge the account that you have designated as the payment account or any other account for the fees.

If you close the payment account, you must notify Lowell Five and identify a new payment account for the selected services. Additionally, if you close all Lowell Five accounts, you must notify Lowell Five Customer Service to cancel the Online Banking services.

Your Online access may be canceled at any time without prior notice due to insufficient funds in one of your accounts. After cancellation, Online Banking services may be reinstated, once sufficient funds are available in your accounts to cover any fees and other pending transfers or debits. In order to reinstate your services, you must call Lowell Five Customer Service at 978-452-1300.

If you do not access your Lowell Five accounts through Online Banking for any (1) one year period, Lowell Five reserves the right to disconnect your service without notice. Please note that your bill payment information will be lost if you are disconnected. You agree to be responsible for any telephone charges incurred by accessing your Lowell Five accounts through Online Banking If you wish to cancel any of the Online Banking services offered through Online Banking, please contact Lowell Five Customer Service at 978-452-1300 or send us cancellation instructions in writing to The Lowell Five, 34 John St. Lowell MA 01852.

C. Our Liability

Except as specifically provided in this Agreement or where the law requires a different standard, you agree that neither we nor the service providers shall be responsible for any loss, property damage or bodily injury, whether caused by the equipment, software, The Lowell Five OR by Internet browser providers such as Netscape (Netscape Navigator browser) and Microsoft (Microsoft Explorer browser), OR by Internet access providers OR by Online service providers OR by an agent or subcontractor of any of the foregoing. Nor shall we or the service providers be responsible for any direct, indirect, special or consequential, economic or other damages arising in any way out of the installation, use or maintenance of the equipment, software, or Internet browser or access software.

D. Overdrafts: Order of Payments, Transfers, Other Withdrawals

If your account has insufficient funds to perform all electronic funds transfers (ATM withdrawals, pre-authorized transactions, Online Banking transfers and bill payments, etc.) that you have requested for a given business day, then:

1.       Certain electronic funds transfers involving currency disbursement, like ATM withdrawals, will have priority, and 

2.       The electronic funds transfers initiated through Online Banking may result in an overdraft of your account and may, at Lowell Five’s discretion, be canceled.

In addition, you will be charged the same overdraft charges that apply to your account.

E. Hours of Accessibility

You can access your Lowell Five accounts through Online Banking seven days a week, 24 hours a day. However, at certain times, some or all of Online Banking may not be available due to system maintenance. You will be notified Online when this occurs.

A transfer initiated through Online Banking before 5 p.m. on a business day is posted to your account the same day. All transfers completed after 5 p.m. on a business day or on a Saturday, Sunday or banking holiday, will be posted on the next business day.

Our business days are Monday through Friday. Saturday, Sunday and Federal holidays are not included as a business day.

F. Additional Terms and Conditions

Obtaining Account Balance and Transaction History - You can obtain balance and transaction history on all eligible accounts. Current balance and activity information is updated on a continuous basis.

Transferring Funds - The number of transfers from a money market and savings account is limited as described in the applicable Account Agreement and Truth in Savings Disclosure. If a hold has been placed on deposits made to an account from which you wish to transfer funds, you cannot transfer the portion of the funds held until the hold expires.


IV. Bill Pay Service

A. Using the Service

 Online Banking allows you to schedule and make bill payments at your convenience. You can schedule, at your option, for the payment of your current, future and recurring bills from any of your Lowell Five checking accounts. There is no limit to the number of payments that may be authorized. You may pay any merchant or individual through the use of Online Banking We are unable to process any payment of taxes or court-directed payments.

By furnishing us with the names of payees/merchants, you authorize us to follow the payment instructions to these payee/merchants that you provide us through Online Banking. When we receive a payment instruction (for the current or a future date), we will remit funds to the payee on your behalf from the funds in your selected checking account. When Online Banking receives a payment instruction, you authorize it to charge your checking account and remit funds on your behalf so that the funds arrive as close to the business day designated by you as reasonably possible. While it is anticipated that most transactions will be completed on the exact day designated, it is understood that due to circumstances beyond the control of The Lowell Five, particularly delays in handling and posting payments slow-responding companies or financial institutions, some transactions may take a day or even a few days longer.

For this reason, it is recommended that all payments transfers be scheduled to at least (7) seven business days before the actual due date, not the late date. In addition to any other disclaimer of liability in this agreement, the maximum damages that the Bank can suffer as a result of a breach of the Agreement or failure to timely pay is limited to the maximum amount of $50.00.  In any other event, including, but not limited to, choosing a payment date less than (7) seven days prior to the actual due date, the risk of incurring and the responsibility for paying any and all charges or penalties shall be borne by you.

The Lowell Five will use its best efforts to process all your payments properly.  The Bank shall have no liability if it is unable to complete any payments initiated by you through Online Banking payment services.  By way of example, but in no way limiting the aforesaid, the Bank shall not incur liability because of the existence of any one or more of the following circumstances:

1.       Your account does not contain sufficient funds to complete the transaction or the transaction would exceed the credit limit of your overdraft protection account. 

2.       The Online Banking processing center is not working properly and you know or have been advised by the service about the malfunction before you execute the transaction.

3.       You have not provided us with the correct names or account information for those persons or entities to whomever you wish to direct payment.

4.       Circumstances beyond our control such as, but not limited to, fire, flood or interference from an outside force that would prevent the proper execution of the transaction. We have taken reasonable precautions to avoid those circumstances.

You have the right to stop or change any scheduled payment. You must cancel the payment by no later than 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the Payment Date, by using the DELETE function on the Online Banking "Pending Payment" screen.

The Lowell Five reserves the right to terminate your use of Online Banking bill payment service in whole or part, at any time without prior notice.

If, for any reason, you should ever wish to cancel Online Banking bill payment services, we strongly suggest that you cancel all future bill payments at the same time that you cancel your service, either by deleting those payments yourself using Online Banking or calling The Lowell Five Customer Service at 978-452-1300. This will ensure that future payments and transfers made by you will not be duplicated. We will automatically delete all outstanding payment orders (all individual payments and all recurring payments) once we have been notified that your service has been terminated. We will continue to maintain your accounts until you notify us otherwise.

B. Bill Pay Fees

The monthly fee for Online Banking payment services is listed on the Bank’s Fee Schedule. This fee covers unlimited bill payments to anyone you wish to pay in the U.S. These fees cover service for the previous month and are effective upon enrollment. Fees will be charged to your payment account, whether or not bill payments are made out of that account, or any other account linked to Online Banking payment services.

Additionally, you agree to pay any special charges in effect as announced by the Bank from time to time. These charges are in addition to the fees and service charges specified in your applicable checking, savings, overdraft protection account agreements (for example, uncollected or overdraft charges on your checking account).

If the payment account has insufficient funds to cover fees, the Bank may deduct the fee from any other checking account linked to Online Banking (in any order we may choose). If the fee cannot be paid, we may cancel your Bill Pay service. After cancellation, your Bill Pay service may be reinstated by contacting the Bank Customer Service once sufficient funds are available in your payment account to cover the bill payment fees and any other pending transfers or debits.


V. General Terms

A. Changes to Charges, Fees or Other Terms

We reserve the right to change the charges, fees or other terms described in this Agreement. However, when changes are made to any fees or charges, we will notify you Online, or send a notice to you at the address shown on our records, or send you an electronic mail message (E-mail). The notice will be posted or sent at least thirty (30) days in advance of the effective date of any additional fees for Online transactions, or of any stricter limits on the type, amount or frequency of transactions or any increase in your responsibility for unauthorized transactions, unless an immediate change is necessary to maintain the security of the system. If such a change is made, and it can be disclosed without jeopardizing the security of the system, we will provide you with electronic or written notice within thirty (30) days after the change. As always, you may choose to accept or decline changes by continuing or discontinuing the accounts or services to which these changes relate. We also reserve the option, in our business judgment, to waive, reduce or reverse charges or fees in individual situations. Changes to fees applicable to specific accounts are governed by the applicable Account Agreement and Fee Disclosure.

B. Disclosure of Account Information

You understand that in addition to information furnished pursuant to legal process, some information about your accounts may automatically be disclosed to others. For example, the tax laws require disclosure to the government of the amount of the interest you earn, and some transactions, such as certain large currency and foreign transactions, must be reported to the government. The Bank routinely informs a credit bureau when accounts are closed by the Bank because they were not handled properly. The Bank may also seek information about you from others, such as a credit bureau, in connection with the opening or maintaining of your account. You authorize these transfers of information.

C. Questions or Error Correction on Online Banking Transactions

In case of questions or errors about funds transfers through Online Banking involving your account, here is what you should do:

·  Contact The Lowell Five by electronic mail (E-mail) at Web@LowellFive.com

·  Telephone The Lowell Five at 978-452-1300

·  Write The Lowell Five, 34 John Street, Lowell MA 01852 as soon as you can if you think your      statement or transaction record is wrong, or if you need more information about a transaction listed on the statement or transaction record.

·  We must hear from you no later than sixty (60) days after we have sent the first paper statement on which the problem or error appeared. If you notify us verbally, we may ask for an explanation in writing.

·  Tell us your name and account number.

·  Describe the error or the transaction you are unsure about, and explain why you believe it is in error or why you need more information.

·  Tell us the dollar amount of the suspected error.

·  For a bill payment, tell us the checking account number used to pay the bill, payee name, date the payment was sent, payment amount, reference number, and payee account number for the payment in question.

·  Here's what we will do:

We will tell you the results of our investigation within ten (10) business days, after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to forty-five (45) calendar days, to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within ten (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 ten (10) business days, we will not re- credit your account. If we determine that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation within three (3) business days after we finish our investigation. If we do not complete a transfer to or from a Lowell Five account on time or in the correct amount according to our Agreement with you, we will be liable for your losses or damages.  By way of example but in no way limiting the aforementioned, the Bank shall not incur liability for the following:

·  If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make a transfer.

·  If a legal order directs us to prohibit withdrawals from the account.

·  If your account is closed or if it has been frozen.

·  If the transfer would cause your balance to go over the credit limit for any credit arrangement set up to cover overdrafts.

·  If you, or anyone you allow, commits any fraud or violates any law or regulation.

·  If any electronic terminal, telecommunication device or any part of the electronic fund transfer system is not working properly.

·  If you have not provided us with complete and correct payment information, including without limitation the name, address, account number, and payment amount for the payee on a bill payment.

·  If you have not properly followed the instructions for using Online Banking.

·  If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire, flood or improper transmission or handling of payments by a third party) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions taken by us.

D. Other General Terms

Other Agreements - In addition to this Agreement you agree to be bound by and will comply with the requirements of the applicable Account Agreement and Disclosure Statements, the Bank's rules and regulations, the rules and regulations of any funds transfer system to which the Bank belongs, and applicable State and Federal laws and regulations. We agree to be bound by them also.

The Lowell Five Reserves the Right to terminate this Agreement - The Bank reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your access to Online Banking, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice.


VI. Protecting Your Account

A. Preventing Misuse of Your Account

Your role is extremely important in the prevention of any wrongful use of your account. You must promptly examine your statement upon receipt. If you find that your records and ours disagree, you must immediately call The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank Customer Service at 978-452-1300. Protecting Personal Information - In addition to protecting your account information, you should also take precautions to protect your personal identification information, such as your driver's license, Social Security Number, etc. This information by itself or together with information on your account may allow unauthorized access to your account(s). It is your responsibility to protect personal information with the same level of care that you protect your account information.

Taking Care of Your Online Password - The password that is used to gain access to  Online Banking should also be kept confidential. For your protection we recommend that you change your Online password regularly. It is recommended that you memorize this Online password and do not write it down. You are responsible for keeping your password, account numbers and other account data confidential. If you believe that your Online password may have been lost or stolen, or that someone has transferred or may transfer money from your account without your permission, notify The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank Customer Service at once at 978-452-1300.

B. Unauthorized Transactions in Your Lowell Five Accounts

Notify us immediately if you believe another person has improperly obtained your Online password. Also notify us if someone has transferred or may transfer money from your account without your permission, or if you suspect any fraudulent activity on your account. Only reveal your account number to a legitimate entity for a purpose you authorize (such as your insurance company for automatic payments). To notify us, call Lowell Five Customer Service at 978-452-1300, or write The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, 34 John Street, Lowell MA, 01852.

 

 


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