This Bill Pay Service Disclosure ("Agreement") describes your rights and obligations as a user of EECU's Bill Pay service. By requesting and using Bill Pay Service, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
"Service" means the bill payment service offered by Educational Employees Credit Union, through Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.
"Agreement" means these terms and conditions of the Bill Pay service.
"Payee" is the person or entity to which you wish a bill payment to be directed or is the person or entity from which you receive electronic bills, as the case may be.
"Payment Instruction" is the information provided by you to the Service for a bill payment to be made to the Payee (such as, but not limited to, Payee name, Payee account number, and Deliver by Date).
"Funding Account" is the checking account from which bill payments will be debited and from which all Service fees will be automatically debited.
"Business Day" is every Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Reserve holidays.
"Deliver by Date" is the day you want your Payee to receive your bill payment and is also the day your Funding Account will be debited if the payment is sent electronically, unless the Deliver by Date falls on a non-Business Day in which case it will be considered to be the previous Business Day.
"Due Date" is the date reflected on your Payee statement for which the payment is due; it is not the late date or grace period.
"Scheduled Payment" is a payment that has been scheduled through the Service but has not begun processing.
The earliest possible Deliver by Date for each Payee (typically four (4) or fewer Business Days from the current date) will be designated within the Service when you are scheduling the payment. Therefore, the Service will not permit you to select a Due Date less than the earliest possible Deliver by Date designated for each Payee. When scheduling payments you must select a Deliver by Date that is no later than the actual Due Date reflected on your Payee statement unless the Due Date falls on a non-Business Day. If the actual Due Date falls on a non-Business Day, you must select a Deliver by Date that is at least one (1) Business Day before the actual Due Date. Deliver by Dates must be prior to any late date or grace period.
THE SERVICE GUARANTEE
Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Service, particularly delays in handling and posting payments by Payees or financial institutions, some transactions may take longer to be credited to your account. The Service will bear responsibility for any late payment related charges up to $50.00 should a payment post after its Due Date as long as the payment was scheduled in accordance with the guidelines described under "Payment Scheduling" in this Agreement.
PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION AND PAYMENT REMITTANCE
By providing the Service with names and account information of Payees to whom you wish to direct payments, you authorize the Service to follow the Payment Instructions that it receives through the payment system. In order to process payments more efficiently and effectively, the Service may edit or alter payment data or data formats in accordance with Payee directives.
When the Service receives a Payment Instruction, you authorize the Service to debit your Funding Account and remit funds on your behalf so that the funds arrive as close as reasonably possible to the Deliver by Date designated by you. You also authorize the Service to credit your Funding Account for payments returned to the Service by the United States Postal Service or Payee, or payments remitted to you on behalf of another authorized user of the Service.
The Service will use its best efforts to make all your payments properly. However, the Service shall incur no liability and any Service Guarantee shall be void if the Service is unable to complete any payments initiated by you because of the existence of any one or more of the following circumstances:
If, through no fault of the Service, your Funding Account does not contain sufficient available funds to complete the transaction or the transaction would exceed the credit limit of your overdraft account;
The payment processing center is not working properly and you know or have been advised by the Service about the malfunction before you execute the transaction;
You have not provided the Service with the correct Funding Account information, or the correct name, address, phone number, or account information for the Payee; and/or,
Circumstances beyond control of the Service (such as, but not limited to, fire, flood, or interference from an outside force) prevent the proper execution of the transaction and the Service has taken reasonable precautions to avoid those circumstances.
Provided none of the foregoing exceptions are applicable, if the Service causes an incorrect amount of funds to be removed from your Funding Account or causes funds from your Funding Account to be directed to a Payee which does not comply with your Payment Instructions, the Service shall be responsible for returning the improperly transferred funds to your Funding Account, and for directing to the proper Payee any previously misdirected transactions, and, if applicable, for any late payment related charges.
The Service reserves the right to select the method in which to remit funds on your behalf to your Payee. These payment methods may include, but may not be limited to, an electronic payment or a direct check payment (funds remitted to the Payee are deducted from your Funding Account when the direct check payment is presented to your financial institution for payment).
PAYMENT CANCELLATION REQUESTS
You may cancel or edit any Scheduled Payment (including recurring payments) before it is processed by following the directions within the Service. There is no charge for canceling or editing a Scheduled Payment. Once the Service has begun processing a payment it cannot be cancelled or edited. If the payment was made by check you may submit a stop payment request.
STOP PAYMENT REQUESTS
The Service's ability to process a stop payment request will depend on the payment method and whether or not a check has cleared. The Service may also not have a reasonable opportunity to act on any stop payment request after a payment has been processed. If you wish to stop any payment that has already been processed, you must contact the Member Service Center. Although the Service will make every effort to accommodate your request, the Service will have no liability for failing to do so. The Service may also require that you submit your request in writing within fourteen (14) days. The charge for each stop payment request will be the current charge for such service as set out in EECU's Schedule of Fees.
Payments to Payees outside of the United States or its territories are prohibited through the Service.
Tax payments and court ordered payments may be scheduled through the Service, however such payments are discouraged and must be scheduled at your own risk. In no event shall the Service be liable for any claims or damages resulting from your scheduling of these types of payments. The Service Guarantee as it applies to any late payment related changes is void when these types of payments are scheduled and/or processed by the Service. The Service has no obligation to research or resolve any claim resulting from an exception payment. All research and resolution for any misapplied, mis-posted or misdirected payments will be the sole responsibility of you and not of the Service.
BILL DELIVERY AND PRESENTMENT
This feature is for the presentment of electronic bills only and it is your sole responsibility to contact your Payees directly if you do not receive your statements. In addition, if you elect to activate one of the Service's electronic bill options, you also agree to the following:
Information provided to the Payee - The 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 Payee. Any changes will need to be made by you by contacting the Payee directly. Additionally it is your responsibility to maintain all usernames and passwords for all electronic Payee sites. You also agree not to use someone else's information to gain unauthorized access to another person's bill. The Service may, at the request of the Payee, provide to the Payee your e-mail address, service address, or other data specifically requested by the Payee at the time of activating the electronic bill for that Payee, for purposes of the Payee informing you about Service and/or bill information.
Activation - Upon activation of the electronic bill feature the Service may notify the Payee of your request to receive electronic billing information. The presentment of your first electronic bill may vary from Payee to Payee and may take up to sixty (60) days, depending on the billing cycle of each Payee. Additionally, the ability to receive a paper copy of your statement(s) is at the sole discretion of the Payee. While your electronic bill feature is being activated it is your responsibility to keep your accounts current. Each electronic Payee 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 Payee shall be deemed by us to be your authorization for us to obtain bill data from the Payee on your behalf. For some Payees, you will be asked to provide us with your user name and password for that Payee. By providing us with such information, you authorize us to use the information to obtain your bill data.
Notification - The Service will use its best efforts to present all of your electronic bills promptly. In addition to notification within the Service, the 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 Service and check on the delivery of new electronic bills. The time for notification may vary from Payee to Payee. You are responsible for ensuring timely payment of all bills.
Cancellation of electronic bill notification - The electronic Payee 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 Payee to Payee. It may take up to sixty (60) days, depending on the billing cycle of each Payee. The Service will notify your electronic Payee(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 Service will not be responsible for presenting any electronic bills that are already in process at the time of cancellation.
Non-delivery of electronic bill(s) - You agree to hold the Service harmless should the Payee 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 Payee directly.