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Online Banking (Internet) Agreement

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Center Point Bank and Trust Co.

Online Banking (Internet) Agreement

1. The Service

In consideration of the Online Banking services (“services”) to be provided by Center Point Bank and Trust Co. (“Bank”), as described from time to time in information distributed by Center Point Bank and Trust Co. to its customers. In this agreement, “Customer” refers to the person(s) subscribing to or using the service, the customer agrees as follows: You may use a personal computer (“PC”) through an internet connection to obtain account balances and transaction information; you may also use your PC to obtain statements on your accounts and to transfer money between your accounts. However, transfers from your savings and money market accounts are considered pre-authorized transfers, and pre-authorized transfers are limited to six (6) per monthly statement cycle by federal regulations. In addition, you may use your PC to electronically direct us to make payments from your account to third parties (“Payees”) that you have selected to receive payment through the service. You may make payments through the service to any business professional, merchant, family member, or friend. The (“Account”) means your designated bill payment checking account at Center Point Bank and Trust Co. from which we make bill payments on your behalf pursuant to the agreement. By subscribing to the service or using the service to make any payments to a third party, you agree to the terms of the agreement.


2. Your Merchant List.

You may include all utility companies, merchants, financial institutions, insurance companies, individuals, etc. whom you wish to pay through Online Bill Pay. Include a complete mailing address and telephone number for each and your account number with each payee. We reserve the right to decline to make payments to certain persons and entities.

3. Your User Name and Password.

Each individual who has access to Center Point Bank and Trust Co.’s Online Banking, including each individual named on joint accounts, must designate a password and a user code. Your password must be a minimum of 10 characters, up to a maximum of 17 characters, which must consist of at least one (1) numeric character, plus one (1) alpha character, one (1) upper case and one (1) lower case. You will be required to change your PIN periodically to enhance security.

4. Scheduling Payments.

You may choose to add Bill Pay and use your PC to electronically schedule payments with the Center Point Bank and Trust Co. Online Bill Pay Service. Payments are posted against your balance available for withdrawal, as defined in the Bank’s Funds Availability Policy, plus the available credit on your overdraft protection, if any, or other line of credit.

5. Delivery of Your Payments and Transfers.

You may schedule payments to be initiated on the current business day, on a future date, or on the same date of each month, subject to the restrictions in the agreement. Although you can enter payment information through the service twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, payments can be initiated only on business days. Funds will be deducted from your account on the business day on which payment is to be “initiated”. This date is referred to in this agreement as the “Transaction Date”. If you direct the initiation of a payment to occur on a day other than a business day, it will be initiated on the following business day.

After funds are withdrawn from your account, we may remit your payments by mailing your Payee a check, by electronic funds transfer, including Ach (Automated Clearing House) or by other means. Because of the time it takes to send your payment to them, your Payees generally will not receive payment on the transaction date. This applies regardless of whether the payment is a next-day payment, a future payment, or a recurring payment, as described below. Therefore, in order to provide sufficient time for payments to be received by your Payees, the Transaction Date should be prior to the date your payment is due, excluding any applicable grace periods (the “Due Date”). It is helpful if you allow additional time for a payment to be completed the first time you send a payment to a Payee through the service. This allows the Payee to adjust to the new form of payment. You may schedule a payment to be initiated on any business day or any future date. Payments must be scheduled by the normal cut-off time of 6 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on any business day in order for the payment to be initiated for that business day. Transfers must be scheduled by the normal cut-off time of 6 p.m. (CST) on any business day in order for the transaction to be completed on that business day.

6. Recurring Payments.

Recurring payments are those made for the same amount and are made on a weekly, bi-monthly, monthly basis, etc. Once started, recurring payments will be made automatically until you tell us to stop or cancel the service and we have a reasonable opportunity to react.

7. Our Liability for Failure to Complete Transactions.

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 might be liable for some of your losses or damages. However, there are some exceptions that we will not be liable, for instance:

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

B. If the money in your account is subject to legal process or other encumbrances restricting transfer;

C. If the transfer would go over the credit limit on your overdraft line (if any);

D. If the automated teller machine or the merchant where you are making the transfer does not have enough cash;

E. If the system was not working properly when you started the transfer;

F. If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire, flood, or systems failure) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken; or

G. If the payee mishandles or delays handling payments sent by us.

8. Statements

All payments, transfers, and/or fees made with the Center Point Bank and Trust Co. Online Banking Service will appear on your monthly account statement. The Payee name, payment amount, and date of the payment will be shown for each payment made through the service during the month.

9. Scope of Communications

When you enroll in Online Banking, you agree that we will provide you with any communications relating to that account in electronic format. Your consent to receive electronic communications and transactions includes, but is not limited to:

A.    Initial disclosures or agreements for your Account(s) of associated payment features.

B.    Periodic disclosures or monthly billing statement for your Account(s).

C.    Notices or disclosures about a change in the terms of your Account(s) or associated payment feature.

D.    Privacy policies and notices.

10. Method of Providing Communications
All communications we provide to you in electronic form will be provided either (1) via e-mail at the e-mail address we have on record for you, (2) by access to a web site that we will designate in an e-mail notice we send you, or (3) to the extent permissible by law, by access to a web site that will generally be designated in advance for such purpose. You do have the ability to request a paper copy of an electronic communication by contacting us by telephone at (319) 849-1838. We may charge you a reasonable fee for delivery of paper copies of any communication provided to you electronically pursuant to this authorization.

11. Withdrawing Consent
You may withdraw your consent to receive communications in electronic form for any of your accounts by contacting us via e-mail at [email protected] or by contacting us at (319) 849-1838. We may treat your provision of an invalid e-mail address or subsequent malfunction of a previously valid address as a withdrawal of your consent to receive electronic communications. Any withdrawal of your consent to receive electronic communications will be effective only after we have a reasonable period of time to process your withdrawal. Charges may apply to receive paper statements.

12. Updating Information
It is your responsibility to prove us with accurate and complete information regarding your e-mail address, contact, and other information related to this disclosure and your account(s), and to maintain and update promptly any changes in this information.  You can update such information on our website by contacting us via e-mail at [email protected] or by contacting us at (319) 849-1838.

13. Software and Hardware Required
In order to access, view, and retain electronic communications that we make available to you, you must have:

A.    Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, Firefox 2.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Opera 8.0 or higher

B.    Adobe ®Acrobat ® Reader ® 8.0 or Higher

C.    An e-mail account with an internet service provider and e-mail software in order to participate in our electronic communications programs

14. Center Point Bank and Trust Alerts Terms and Conditions

Alerts. Your enrollment in Center Point Bank and Trust Online Banking and/or Mobile Banking (the “Service”) includes enrollment to receive transaction alerts and notifications (“Alerts”). Alerts are electronic notices from us that contain transactional information about your Center Point Bank and Trust account(s). Alerts are provided within the following categories:

·         Mandatory Alerts provide you with important account notifications, such as information about changes to your Online Banking password, PIN, or login information. You do not have the option to suppress these Mandatory Alerts.

·         Account Alerts provide you with notification of important account activities or when certain changes are made to your Service accounts, such as scheduled payments made, scheduled payments cancelled and mobile deposits. These Alerts are automatically activated for you. Although you may suppress these Account Alerts, we strongly recommend that you do not do so because they provide important information related to your Service accounts.

·         Additional Alerts must be activated by you to be enabled. These Additional Alerts can be accessed from the Manage Alerts menu within Center Point Bank and Trust Online Banking and Manage Alerts menu within Center Point Bank and Trust Mobile Banking.

Account Alerts and Additional Alerts must be managed and/or added online through the Service. You cannot maintain all Alerts though your mobile device. We may add new Alerts from time to time, or cancel old Alerts. We usually notify you when we cancel Alerts, but are not obligated to do so. Center Point Bank and Trust reserves the right to terminate its Alerts service at any time without prior notice to you.

Methods of Delivery. We may provide Alerts through one or more channels (“EndPoints”): (a) a mobile device, by text message, (b) a mobile device, by push notification; (c) an email account, by an e-mail message; or (d) your Center Point Bank and Trust Online Banking message in-box, by an e-mail message. You agree to receive Alerts through these EndPoints, and it is your responsibility to determine that each of the service providers for the EndPoints described in (a) through (c) above supports the email, push notification, and text message Alerts provided through the Alerts service. Please be advised that text or data charges or rates may be imposed by your EndPoint service provider. Alert frequency varies by account and preferences. You agree to provide us a valid mobile phone number or email address so that we may send you Alerts. If your email address or your mobile device's number changes, you are responsible for informing us of that change. Your Alerts will be updated to reflect the changes that you communicate to us with regard to your primary and secondary email addresses or mobile device number.

Alerts via Text Message. To stop Alerts via text message, text "STOP" to 99588at anytime.  Alerts sent to your primary email address will be unaffected by this action. To restore Alerts on your mobile phone, just visit the Alerts tab in Center Point Bank and Trust Online Banking and click the box next to your mobile number for the Alerts you'd like to receive again.  For help with SMS text alerts, text “HELP” to 99588In case of questions please contact customer service at 319-849-1838. Our participating carriers include (but are not limited to) AT&T, SprintPCS, T-Mobile®, U.S. Cellular®, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS.

Limitations. Center Point Bank and Trust provides Alerts as a convenience to you for information purposes only. An Alert does not constitute a bank record for the deposit or credit account to which it pertains. We strive to provide Alerts in a timely manner with accurate information. However, you acknowledge and agree that your receipt of any Alerts may be delayed or prevented by factor(s) affecting your mobile phone service provider, internet service provider(s) and other factors outside Center Point Bank and Trust’s control. We neither guarantee the delivery nor the accuracy of the contents of each Alert. You agree to not hold Center Point Bank and Trust, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and service providers liable for losses or damages, including attorneys' fees, that may arise, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from (a) a non-delivery, delayed delivery, or the misdirected delivery of an Alert; (b) inaccurate or incomplete content in an Alert; or (c) your reliance on or use of the information provided in an Alert for any purpose.

Alert Information. As Alerts delivered via SMS, email and push notifications are not encrypted, we will never include your passcode or full account number. You acknowledge and agree that Alerts may not be encrypted and may include your name and some information about your accounts, and anyone with access to your Alerts will be able to view the contents of these messages.

15. Federal Law

You acknowledge and agree that your consent to electronic communications is being provided in connection with a transaction affecting interstate commerce that is subject to the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, and that you and Center Point Bank & Trust Co. both intend that the Act apply to the fullest extent possible to validate our ability to conduct business with you by electronic means.

By clicking “I Accept” below, you agree that any notice or other type of communication provided to you pursuant to the terms of this agreement, and any future disclosure required by law, including electronic fund transfer disclosures, may be made electronically by posting the notice on the Bank’s web site or by e-mail. You agree to notify us immediately of any change in your e-mail address.

16. Fees

Fees for Center Point Bank and Trust Co. Services shall be payable in accordance with a schedule of charges as established and amended by Center Point Bank and Trust Co. from time to time. Charges shall be automatically deducted from customer’s account and Center Point Bank and Trust Co. shall provide to the customer monthly notice of such debit(s) on your statement.

17. Equipment

You are solely responsible for the equipment (including, in case of Online Banking, your personal computer and software) you use to access the services. We are not responsible for errors or delays or your inability to access the services caused by your equipment. We are not responsible for the cost of upgrading your equipment to stay current with the services nor are we responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage to your equipment or the data resident thereon.

18. Business Days/Hours of Operation.

Our business hours are

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CST), Monday through Thursday,

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST), Friday

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CST), Saturday.


19. Notice of your rights and Liabilities.

Security of your transactions is important to us. Use of the services may therefore require a PIN or password. If you lose or forget your PIN or password, please call 319-849-1838 during normal business hours listed above or 319-849-1838 Ext. 109 to leave a voicemail message.

We may accept as authentic any instructions given to us through the use of your password or PIN. You agree to keep your PIN and password secret and to notify us immediately if your PIN or password is lost or stolen or if you believe someone else has discovered you PIN or password. You agree that if you give your PIN or password to someone else, you are authorizing them to act on your behalf, and we may accept any instructions they give us to make transfers or otherwise us the services. Online Banking Services enables you to change your password; we require that you do so regularly. We may be liable for certain security breaches to the extent required by applicable law and regulation. We do not assume any other liability or otherwise guarantee the security of information in transit to or from our facilities. Please not that we reserve the right to (1) monitor and/or record all communications and activity related to the services; and (2) require verification of all requested transfers in the manner we deem appropriate before making the transfer (which may include written verification by you). You agree that our records will be final and conclusive as to all questions concerning whether or not your PIN or password was used in connection with a particular transaction. If any unauthorized use of your PIN or password occurs you agree to (1) cooperate with us and appropriate law enforcement authorities in identifying and prosecuting the perpetrator; and (2) provide reasonable assistance requested by us in recovering any unauthorized transfer of funds.

1) Generally. Tell us AT ONCE if you believe your card and/or code 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). If you tell us within two business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your card and/or code, you can lose no more than $50 if someone used your card and/or code without your permission.

  If you do NOT tell us within two business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your card and/or code, and we can prove we could have stopped someone from using your card and/or 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 money you lost after the 60 days if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking the money if you had told 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 period.

  (2) You will not be liable for any unauthorized transactions using your MasterCard debit card, when used for point-of-sale transactions (now includes PIN-based transactions), if you can demonstrate that you have exercised reasonable care in safeguarding our card from the risk of loss or theft.  "Unauthorized use" means the use of your debit card by a person, other than you, who does not have actual, implied, or apparent authority or such use, and from which you receive no benefit.  If you do not tell us within 60 days after the statement was mailed to you, you may not get back any money you lost after the 60 days if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking the money if you had told us in time.

If a good reason (such as a long trip or a hospital stay) kept you from telling us, we may extend the time period.

Contact in even of authorized transfer.  If you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen, call or write us at the telephone number or address listed in this disclosure.  You should also call the number or write to the address listed in this disclosure if you believe a transfer has been made using the information from your check without your permission.

20. Error and Questions.

In Case of Errors or Questions about Your Electronic Transfers, Call or Write us at the telephone number or address listed in this disclosure, as soon as you can, if you think your statement or receipt is wrong or if you need more information about a transfer listed on the statement or receipt. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent the FIRST statement on which the problem or error appeared.

(1) Tell us your name and account number (if any).

(2) 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.

(3) Tell us the dollar amount of the suspected error.

If you tell us orally, we may require that you send us your complaint or question in writing within 10 business days.

We will determine whether an error occurred within 10 business days (20 business days if the transfer involved a new account) after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to 45 days (90 days if the transfer involved a new account, a point-of-sale transaction, or a foreign-initiated transfer) to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within 10 business days (20 business days if the transfer involved a new account) 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. Your account is considered a new account for the first 30 days after the first deposit is made, unless each of you already has an established account with us before the account is opened.

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 ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation.

In case of errors or questions about your electronic transactions, telephone us at 319-849-1838 during regular business hours or contact us at:

Electronic Banking Department

Center Point Bank and Trust Co.

901 Bank Ct.

P.O. Box 255

Center Point, IA 52213

21. Disclosure of Account Information to Third Parties.

We may disclose information to third parties about your account or the transactions you make:

A. Where it is necessary for completing transactions or resolving errors involving the services; or

B. In order to verify the existence and condition of your account for a third party, such as a credit bureau or a merchant; or

C. In order to comply with government agency rules, court orders, or other applicable law; or

D. To our employees, service providers, auditors, collection agents, affiliated companies, or attorneys in the course of their duties and to the extent allowed by law; or

E. If you give us your permission.

22. Authorization to Obtain Information.

You agree that we may obtain and review your credit report from a credit bureau or similar entity. You also agree that we may obtain information regarding your Payee accounts in order to facilitate proper handling and crediting of your payments.

23. Termination.

If you want to terminate your access to the Center Point Bank and Trust Co. services, call us at 319-849-1838. After receipt of your call, we will send a written termination authorization for your signature and return to us.  RECURRING TRANSFERS WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE DISCONTINUED BECAUSE YOU TERMINATE ACCESS TO THE SERVICES. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT RECURRING TRANSFERS BETWEEN ACCOUNTS ARE STOPPED, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES IN THE CANCELING PAYMENTS PARAGRAPH ABOVE.

We reserve the right to terminate the Center Point Bank and Trust Co. services, in whole or in part, at any time with or without cause and without prior written notice. In that event, that you give us a termination notice, we may (but are not obligate to) immediately discontinue making previously authorized transfers, including recurring transfers and other transfers that were previously authorized but not yet made. We also reserve the right to temporarily suspend the services in situations deemed appropriate by us, in our sole and absolute discretion, including when we believe a breach of system security has occurred or is being attempted. We may consider repeated incorrect attempts to enter your PIN or password as an indication of an attempted security breach. Termination of the services does not affect your obligations under this agreement with respect to occurrences before termination.

24. Limitation of Liability.

Except as otherwise provided in this agreement or by law, we are not responsible for any loss, injury, or damage, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, caused by the Center Point Bank and Trust Co.’s service or the use thereof or arising in any way out of the installation, operation, or maintenance of your PC equipment.

25. Waivers.

No waiver of the terms of this agreement will be effective, unless in writing and signed by an authorized officer of the Center Point Bank and Trust Co.

26. Assignment.

You may not transfer or assign your rights or duties under this agreement.

27. Governing law.

The laws of the state of Iowa shall govern this agreement and all transactions hereunder. Customer acknowledges that he/she has reviewed this customer agreement, understands the terms and conditions set forth herein, and agrees to be bound hereby.

28. Amendments.

We can change a term or condition of this agreement by mailing or delivering to you a written notice at least thirty (30) days before the effective date of any such change. We do not need to provide you with any prior notice where an immediate change in the terms or conditions of this agreement is necessary to maintain or restore the security of our systems or an account. However, even in these cases, if the change is to be made permanent, we will provide you with a notice of the change with the next regularly scheduled periodic statement we send you, or within thirty (30) days, unless disclosure would jeopardize the security of our system or an account. Notices mailed or delivered to you under this paragraph will be considered effective if mailed to the most recent address we show for you in either our checking or savings account records, or e-mail address in which you authorized to receive such notices and/or disclosures.

29. Indemnification

Customer, in consideration of being allowed access to the Center Point Bank and Trust Co. services, agrees to indemnify and hold the Center Point Bank and Trust Co. harmless for any losses or damages to the BANK resulting from the use of the services, to the extent allowed by applicable law.

30. Security Procedures

By accessing the services, you hereby acknowledge that you will be entering a protected web site owned by the Center Point Bank and Trust Co., which may be used only for authorized purposes. The Center Point Bank and Trust Co. may monitor and audit usage of the system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of the services constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing. Unauthorized attempts to up-load information and/or change information on these web sites are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.

31. Fee Schedule:

Online Banking Service Fee: The basic Online Banking service, Bill Pay, and Alerts are free.

Bill Pay Non-Sufficient Funds Fee: $28.00 per item

I/We understand and I/we are the only individual(s) authorized to use Internet Banking and that use of the internet banking signifies agreement to the terms and conditions set forth in this online banking internet agreement which will be furnished to me/us.


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