Applicants must read and agree to the following “Terms and Conditions” of this application before the online form will be made available to fill out.
ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Indicated below are types of Electronic Fund Transfers we are capable of handling, some of which may not apply to your account. Please read this disclosure carefully because it tells you your rights and obligations for the transactions listed. You should keep this notice for future reference.
Electronic Fund Transfers Initiated By Third Parties
You may authorize a third party to initiate electronic fund transfers between your account and the third party’s account. These transfers to make or receive payment may be one-time occurrences or may recur as directed by you. These transfers may use the Automated Clearing House (ACH) or other payments network. Your authorization to the third party to make these transfers can occur in a number of ways. For example, your authorization to convert a check or draft to an electronic fund transfer or to electronically pay a returned check or draft charge can occur when a merchant provides you with notice and you go forward with the transaction (typically, at the point of purchase, a merchant will post a sign and print the notice on a receipt). In all cases, these third party transfers will require you to provide the third party with your account number and credit-union information. This information can be found on your check or draft as well as on a deposit or withdrawal slip. Thus, you should only provide your credit union and account information (whether over the phone, the Internet, or via some other method) to trusted third parties whom you have authorized to initiate these electronic fund transfers. Examples of these transfers include, but are not limited to: preauthorized credits. You may make arrangements for certain direct deposits to be accepted into your checking or savings account(s). preauthorized payments. You may make arrangements to pay certain recurring bills from your checking account(s). electronic check or draft conversion. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to make a one-time electronic payment from your checking or share draft account using information from your check or draft to pay for purchases or pay bills. electronic returned check or draft charge. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to initiate an electronic funds transfer to collect a charge in the event a check or draft is returned for insufficient funds. Phone Banking Transfers. You may access your account by telephone 24 hours a day at 979-297-0420 or 800-839-0420 using your personal identification number, a touch-tone phone, and your account numbers, to: transfer funds between checking, savings, and club. transfer funds from line of credit to checking, savings, or club. make payments from checking, savings, or club to loan accounts with us. obtain account balances and transaction history. transfer funds from account to account (cross-account transfer; limitations apply per disclosure and agreement). ATM Transfers – types of transfers and frequency and dollar limitations. You may access your account(s) by ATM using your ATM card and MasterCard® Check Card and personal identification number, to: make deposits to checking or savings account(s) only at depository ATM’s we own or operate. get cash withdrawals from checking or savings account(s) or you may make no more than ten withdrawals per 24 hours, aggregated for all suffixes o you may withdraw no more than $1,000.00 per 24 hours, aggregated for all suffixes. transfer funds between checking and savings account(s). obtain account balance(s). Some of these services may not be available at all terminals.
Types of Point-of-Sale Transactions
You may access your checking account(s) to purchase goods (in person), pay for services (in person), and get cash from a merchant, if the merchant permits, or from a participating financial institution.
Online Banking Transfers – types of transfers
You may access your account(s) through the Internet using your personal identification number and your account number, to: transfer funds between checking, savings, and club. transfer funds from line of credit to checking, savings, or club. make payments from checking, savings, or club to loan accounts with us. make payments from checking to third parties (bill payment). obtain information about the account balance of checking, savings, club, loans, and certificate accounts, the last 45 days’ transactions on checking accounts, or the last 6 months’ transactions on savings, club, loans, and certificate accounts. transfer funds from account to account (cross-account transfer; limitations apply per disclosure and agreement). Types of MasterCard® Check Card Point-of-Sale Transactions. You may access your checking account(s) to purchase goods (in person or by phone), pay for services (in person or by phone), get cash from a merchant (if the merchant permits), or from a participating financial institution, and do anything that a participating merchant will accept.
Point-of-Sale Transactions – dollar limitations
Using your card, you may not exceed $5,000.00 in transactions per day. Currency Conversion. Purchases and cash advances made in currencies other than U.S. dollars will be converted to and billed to you in U.S. dollars under the regulations established by MasterCard International. We do not determine the currency conversion rate which is used, nor do we receive any portions of the currency conversion rate. The conversion rate to U.S. dollars will be (I) a rate selected by MasterCard from the range of rates available in wholesale currency markets for the applicable central processing date, which rate may vary from the rate MasterCard itself receives, or (II) the government-mandated rate in effect for the applicable central processing date, in each instance, plus or minus any adjustment determined by the Issuer. Conversion to U.S. dollars may occur on a date other than the transaction date; therefore, the currency conversion rate may be different than the rate in effect at the time of the transaction. You agree to pay the converted amount. Advisory Against Illegal Use. You agree not to use your card(s) for illegal gambling or other illegal purpose. Display of a payment card logo by, for example, an online merchant does not necessarily mean that transactions are lawful in all jurisdictions in which the cardholder may be located. FEES We do not charge for direct deposits to any type of account. We do not charge for preauthorized payments from any type of account. Except as indicated elsewhere, we do not charge for these electronic fund transfers.
ATM Operator/Network Fees
When you use an ATM not owned by us, you may be charged a fee by the ATM operator or any network used (and you may be charged a fee for a balance inquiry even if you do not complete a fund transfer).
Terminal transfers. You can get a receipt at the time you make any transfer to or from your account using one of our automated teller machines or point-of-sale terminals. 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 979-297-1154 or 1-800-839-1154 to find out whether or not the deposit has been made. Periodic statements. You will get a monthly account statement from us for your checking or savings accounts.
Right to stop payment and procedure for doing so. If you have told us in advance to make regular payments out of your account, you can stop any of these payments. Simply call or write us at the telephone number or address listed below 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 calendar days after you call. We will charge you for each stop-payment order you initiate. See separate fee schedule. 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 payments 3 business days or more before the transfer is scheduled, and we do not do so, we will be liable for your losses or damages.
FINANCIAL INSTITUTION’S LIABILITY
Liability for failure to make transfers. 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. If you have an overdraft line and the transfer would go over the credit limit. If the automated teller machine where you are making the transfer does not have enough cash. If the terminal or system was not working properly and you knew about the breakdown when you started the transfer. If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire or flood) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken. There may be other exceptions stated in our agreement with you.
We will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transfers you make: where it is necessary for completing transfers; or in order to verify the existence and condition of your account for a third party, such as a credit bureau or merchant; or in order to comply with government agency or court orders; or if you give us written permission.
(a) Consumer liability. 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 or draft. 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 2 business days, you can lose no more than $50 if someone used your card and/or code without your permission. (If you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen, and you tell us within 2 business days after you learn of the loss or theft, 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 2 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 periods. Additional Limit on Liability for MasterCard® Check Card. Unless you have been grossly negligent or have engaged in fraud, you will not be liable for any unauthorized transactions using your lost or stolen MasterCard® Check Card. This additional limit on liability does not apply to ATM transactions or to transactions using your Personal Identification Number which are not processed by MasterCard®. (b) Contact in event of unauthorized transfer. If you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen, or that someone has transferred or may have transferred money from your account without your permission, call or write us at the telephone number or address listed below. You should also call the number or write to the address listed in this brochure if you believe a transfer has been made using the information from your check or draft without your permission.
ERROR RESOLUTION NOTICE
In case of errors or questions about your electronic transfers, call or write us at the telephone number or address listed below 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 calendar days after we sent 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. 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 (5 business days for MasterCard® Check Card point-of-sale transactions and 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 (5 business days for MasterCard® Check Card point-of-sale transactions and 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 this 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.
TEXAS DOW EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
1001 F.M. 2004
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566-4012
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST COURTESY PAY OVERDRAFT PROTECTION
We may offer a discretionary, non-contractual means of paying your overdrafts. Unless we advised you otherwise, your card allows you to access overdraft protection on your checking account subject to the limits we have established. You agree to repay any overdraft and any overdraft fees caused by using your card. Unless stated on the screen of the ATM you are using, a sign near the ATM, and/or your transaction receipt, your stated account balance does not include this overdraft protection. You understand that even if you check your account balance immediately prior to using your card, items such as checks you have written or recent credit/debit activities may not yet have been posted to your account. You may also, for example, have sufficient funds to use your card, but still cause an overdraft on a check that had not yet been processed. If you want to avoid an overdraft, you agree to reconcile your account by checking your periodic statements and any outstanding unpaid items before using your card.
NOTICE OF ATM/NIGHT DEPOSIT FACILITY USER PRECAUTIONS
As with all financial transactions, please exercise discretion when using an automated teller machine (ATM) or night-deposit facility. For your own safety, be careful. The following suggestions may be helpful.
Prepare for your transactions at home (for instance, by filling out a deposit slip) to minimize your time at the ATM or night deposit facility. Mark each transaction in your account record, but not while at the ATM or night-deposit facility. Always save your ATM receipts. Don’t leave them at the ATM or night-deposit facility because they may contain important account information. Compare your records with the account statements you receive. Don’t lend your ATM card to anyone. Remember, do not leave your card at the ATM. Do not leave any documents at a night-deposit facility. Protect the secrecy of your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Protect your ATM card as though it were cash. Don’t tell anyone your PIN. Don’t give anyone information regarding your ATM card or PIN over the telephone. Never enter your PIN in any ATM that does not look genuine, has been modified, has a suspicious device attached, or is operating in a suspicious manner. Don’t write your PIN where it can be discovered. For example, don’t keep a note of your PIN in your wallet or purse. Prevent others from seeing you enter your PIN by using your body to shield their view. If you lose your ATM card or if it is stolen, promptly notify us. You should consult the other disclosures you have received about electronic fund transfers for additional information about what to do if your card is lost or stolen. When you make a transaction, be aware of your surroundings. Look out for suspicious activity near the ATM or night-deposit facility, particularly if it is after sunset. At night, be sure that the facility (including the parking area and walkways) is well lighted. Consider having someone accompany you when you use the facility, especially after sunset. If you observe any problem, go to another ATM or night deposit facility. Don’t accept assistance from anyone you don’t know when using an ATM or night-deposit facility. If you notice anything suspicious or if any other problem arises after you have begun an ATM transaction, you may want to cancel the transaction, pocket your card and leave. You might consider using another ATM or coming back later. Don’t display your cash; pocket it as soon as the ATM transaction is completed and count the cash later when you are in the safety of your own car, home, or other secure surrounding. At a drive-up facility, make sure all the car doors are locked and all of the windows are rolled up, except the driver’s window. Keep the engine running and remain alert to your surroundings. We want the ATM and night-deposit facility to be safe and convenient for you. Therefore, please tell us if you know of any problem with a facility. For instance, let us know if a light is not working or there is any damage to a facility. Please report any suspicious activity or crimes to both the operator of the facility and the local law enforcement officials immediately.