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ONLINE BANKING AGREEMENT

The first time you access your accounts through Online Banking, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Online Banking Agreement ("Agreement") and acknowledge its receipt and your understanding of its terms.

Introduction.
This Agreement explains the terms and conditions for accessing accounts and conducting transactions at the State Bank of Richmond (“Institution”, “we”, “us” and “our”) via our Online Banking site(s) ("Online Banking"). As used in this Agreement, the terms "you" and "your" refer to each person signing an Online Banking Application.

Benefits of Online Banking.
Through Online Banking, you can manage eligible accounts from your home or office on a personal computer. Online Banking can be used to conduct any of the following “Online Financial Services”:

Obtain balances, transaction histories, view upcoming transactions and images, if applicable, on all eligible accounts enrolled in Online Banking.
 
Transfer money between eligible accounts (The number of transfers you can make from account(s) is limited as described in the applicable account agreement. In addition, if a hold is placed on any funds deposited in an eligible account, you may not transfer the portion of funds being held until that hold expires); transfer money to pay Institution for overdraft protection, consumer loans, home equity loans, or certain other eligible loans; and for consumers, pay bills to any merchant, financial institution or an individual with a U.S. address.

Institution may, from time to time, introduce new Online Financial Services. By using those services when they become available, you agree to be bound by the terms contained in this Agreement, and its subsequent amendments.

Security & Protecting Your Account.
We are strongly committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of our customer’s account information. We use several techniques to help secure our Online Banking service, including the following:

  • You can only access Institution with certain browsers that have a high security standard.
  • Your account numbers are never displayed in full - only the last 4 digits can be viewed.
  • You must have a valid Access ID and Password to logon.
  • You must complete the dual authentication enrollment. The first part involves user authentication – how we identify you when you log into Online Banking.  For computers that you use regularly to access Online Banking, you will have the opportunity to “register” that computer with us.  Logging in using a known computer gives us another way of identifying you.  You will be asked to set up a series of challenge questions, which will be used to help identify you when you are logging into Online Banking from an unknown computer.  The second part involves institution authentication – how you verify that you are entering our legitimate State Bank of Richmond website.  You will have the ability to create your own unique welcome phrase and image, which will appear each time you log in.  This will be another way you can tell you are entering our legitimate bank website.
  • If no action is taken for 10 minutes, you will be automatically logged off the Online Banking service.
  • For security reasons, when you’re finished using our Online Banking System, you should always select “Log Off” and clear the disk cache of your browser (deleting your Temporary Internet Files), this will remove the pages you viewed so nobody else can view them.
  • Other than for E-Statement Delivery, we will NOT communicate with you via e-mail and ask you to enter confidential information, such as account numbers or passwords. If you believe that you have received or responded to this type of e-mail, please notify our institution immediately. To explain the red flags and risks of “phishing” and identity theft, follow these links distributed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including the following FTC brochures:

    “How Not to Get Hooked by the ‘Phishing’ Scam,” published in October 2006, which is available at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt127.shtm

    “Take Charge:  Fighting Back Against Identity Theft”, published in February 2006, which is available at:  http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idt04.shtm

Requirements.
To access Online Financial Services, the product is best viewed using the following compatible web browsers with minimum 128 bit-data encryption: Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or higher, Opera 10.00 or higher, Apple Safari 4.0 or higher, and Google Chrome 9.0 or higher.

In addition to compatible software, you must enroll and have an Access ID, Password, and maintain one or more eligible accounts at Institution.

Any account that requires two or more signatures to make withdrawals, transfers or other transactions is not eligible for Online Bill Pay. 

Online Password.
Your Password will give you access to Institution accounts via Online Banking. Institution is entitled to act on any instructions it receives using your Password. For security purposes, it is recommended that you memorize your Password and do not write it down. We also recommend that you change your Password regularly to try and avoid misappropriation by a third party. On business accounts, we suggest you limit the number of people with access to your Password. Your Password can be changed at our Online Banking site. You are responsible for keeping your Password and account data confidential. When you give someone your Password, you are authorizing that person to use Online Banking and the Online Financial Services. You are responsible for all transactions performed using your Password, even if you did not intend or authorize them. In addition, fraudulent transactions initiated using your Password will be charged against your account(s).

Accessibility.
You can usually access Online Financial Services seven (7) days a week, twenty-four (24) hours a day. However, at certain times, some or all of Online Banking or Online Financial Services may not be available due to system maintenance or reasons beyond Institution's control. Institution does not warrant that Online Banking or Online Financial Services will be available at all times. When unavailable, you may use our 24-hour automated teller machine (“ATM”) to conduct your transactions or access cash. An Online Financial Service transaction initiated prior to 3:00 p.m. (Central Time) on a banking day is posted to your account the same day. All transfers completed after 3:00 p.m. (Central Time), or on a non-banking day, will be posted the following banking day.

Restrictions.
You may not appropriate any information or material that violates any copyright, trademark or other proprietary or intellectual property rights of any person or entity while using the Online Banking or Online Financial Services. You may not gain, or attempt to gain, access to any Online Banking and/or Online Financial Service server, network or data not specifically permitted to you by Institution or its suppliers, and you must not include any obscene, libelous, scandalous or defamatory content in any communications with Institution or its suppliers.

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Responsibility.
Neither Institution nor its suppliers will be liable for any transaction if: (i) you do not have enough money in your account to complete the transaction; (ii) a legal order prohibit withdrawals from your account; (iii) your account is closed or has been frozen; (iv) the transaction would cause your balance to go over the credit limit for any credit arrangement set up to cover overdrafts; (v) you, or anyone you allow, commits fraud or violates any law or regulation in connection with Online Banking or Online Financial Services; (vi) any electronic terminal, telecommunication device or part of the electronic fund transfer system is not working properly; (vii) you did not provide us with complete and correct payment or transfer information; (viii) you did not properly follow the instructions for use of Online Banking or Online Financial Services; (ix) you knew that Online Banking and/or the Online Financial Services were not operating properly at the time you initiated the transaction or payment; (xi) there is postal delay; or (xi) circumstances beyond our control (such as fire, flood or improper transmission or handling by a third party) that prevent, hinder or delay the transaction.

Fees and Charges.
At this time there are no fees for charges for using the Online Banking service.  However, depending on how you use the Online Banking service, you may incur other fees and charges including, but not limited to, normal account fees and service charges, and Internet service provider fees and telephone charges.

Unauthorized Transactions.
You should notify us immediately if you believe anyone has improperly obtained your Password or PIN number, or if you suspect any fraudulent activity in your account(s). If your Password or PIN number has been compromised and you tell us within two (2) business days of discovering the loss or misappropriation, you can lose no more than $50. If you do not tell us within the two (2) business day period, you could lose as much as $500 if we could have stopped the use of your accounts had we received notice in a timely manner. You should contact us, or the bill payment provider, as applicable, as soon as you identify any errors or discrepancies in your statement or transaction record, or if you need any 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 statement on which the problem or error appeared (If you notify us verbally, we may require that you send us your complaint or question in writing or electronically within ten (10) business days). If you fail to notify us within the sixty (60) day period, you may not recover any of the money you lost if we can establish that the loss could have been avoided had you notified us on time. We may extend these time periods for good reasons such as out-of-town travel or extended hospital stays.

When you report a problem or discrepancy, please: (i) tell us your name and account number; (ii) describe the error or the transaction you are unsure about, and explain why you believe it is in error or what additional information you need; (iii) tell us the dollar amount of any suspected error; and (iv) for a bill payment, tell us the number of the account used to pay the bill, the applicable payee name and account number, the date the payment was sent, the payment amount and the payment reference number. Generally speaking, we will tell you the results of our investigation within ten (10) business days, or twenty (20) business days in the case of point of sale or international transactions, after we hear from you. However, we may take up to forty-five (45) days, or ninety (90) days in the case of point of sale or international transactions, to investigate your complaint or question. In this case, we may provisionally credit your account so that you have use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If you fail to provide your complaint or question in writing within ten (10) business days of a request from us to do so, we reserve the right to not credit your account. If we confirm an error, we will correct your account record within ten (10) business days, or twenty (20) business days in the case of point of sale or international transaction. If we determine that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation within three (3) business days after we conclude our investigation and will debit any interim amounts credited to your account. You may request copies of any documents that we use in our investigation.

Electronic Mail (E-mail).
Sending E-mail is a very good way to communicate with Institution regarding your accounts or the Online Financial Services. However, your e-mail is actually sent via your own software and, as a result, is not secure. Because of this, you should not include confidential information, such as account numbers and balances in any e-mail to Institution. You cannot use e-mail to initiate Online Financial Service transactions. All such transactions must be initiated using the appropriate functions within the Online Banking site. Institution will not be liable for any errors, omissions, claims, or problems of any kind involving your e-mail.

Other than for E-Statement Delivery, we will NOT communicate with you via e-mail and ask you to enter confidential information, such as account numbers or passwords or PIN numbers. If you believe that you have received or responded to this type of e-mail, please notify our institution immediately. To explain the red flags and risks of “phishing” and identity theft, follow these links distributed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including the following FTC brochures:

“How Not to Get Hooked by the ‘Phishing’ Scam,” published in October 2006, which is available at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt127.shtm

“Take Charge:  Fighting Back Against Identity Theft”, published in February 2006, which is available at:  http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idt04.shtm

Disclosure of Information.
Information submitted to Institution or its suppliers is the property of those parties, and they are free to use and disclose that information, or any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in that information to any third party for any purpose whatsoever, except as specifically agreed by Institution or prohibited by law.

Links to other Sites.
Information that Institution publishes on the World Wide Web may contain links to other sites and third parties may establish links to Institution’s site. Institution makes no representations about any other web site that you may access to, from or through this site. Unless expressly stated in writing, Institution does not endorse the products or services offered by any company or person linked to this site nor is Institution responsible for any software or the content of any information published on the site of any third party. You should take precautions when downloading files from sites to protect your computer software and data from viruses and other destructive programs.

Virus Protection.
Institution is not responsible for any electronic virus that you may encounter using the Online Banking Services. We encourage you to routinely scan your computer and diskettes using reliable virus protection product to detect and remove viruses. If undetected and unrepaired, a virus can corrupt and destroy your programs, files and hardware.

Damages and Warranties.
In addition to the terms previously disclosed, Institution is not responsible for any losses, errors, injuries, expenses, claims, attorney’s fees, interest or other damages, whether direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential, (collectively, “Losses”) caused by Online Banking or the use of the Online Financial Services or in any way arising out of the installation, use or maintenance of your personal computer hardware or software, including any software provided by Institution or one of its suppliers. In addition, Institution disclaims any responsibility for any electronic virus(es) Customer may encounter after installation of such software or use of Online Banking or the Online Financial Services. Without limiting the foregoing, neither Institution nor its suppliers shall be liable for any: (i) failure to perform or any Losses arising out of an event or condition beyond their reasonable control, including but not limited to communications breakdown or interruption, acts of God or labor disputes; or (ii) the loss, confidentiality or security of any data while in transit via the Internet, communication lines, postal system or ACH network. Institution and its suppliers provide Online Banking and the Online Financial Services from their own sites and they make no representation or warranty that any information, material or functions included in Online Banking or the Online Financial Services are appropriate for use by you in your jurisdiction. If you choose to use Online Banking and/or the Online Financial Services, you do so on your own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and regulations. Neither Institution nor its suppliers warrant the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of any information provided as a part of Online Banking, the Online Financial Services, or contained in any third party sites linked to or from Institution’s web site. INSTITUTION MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ACCURACY, FUNCTIONALITY OR PERFORMANCE OF ONLINE BANKING, ONLINE FINANCIAL SERVICES, OR ANY SOFTWARE THAT MAY BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH SAME. INSTITUTION DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ERROR-FREE OPERATION.

Indemnification.
Customer shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Institution and its officers, employees, directors, suppliers and agents, in their individual capacities or otherwise, from and against any Losses arising out of: (i) Customer’s negligence; (ii) Customer’s failure to comply with applicable law; or (iii) Customer’s failure to comply with the terms of this Agreement.

Additional Remedies.
Due to the likelihood of irreparable injury, Institution shall be entitled to an injunction prohibiting any breach of this Agreement by Customer.

Termination and Changes in Terms.
Institution reserves the right to terminate this Agreement or to change the charges, fees or other terms described in this Agreement at any time. When changes are made, we will notify you by: 1) electronic mail; 2) physical mail at the address shown in our records; and/or 3) update of our web site.

Applicable Rules, Laws, and Regulations.
You submit to the jurisdiction of, and this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of, the State of Minnesota and with all applicable federal laws and regulations.

Assignment.
Institution may assign its rights and/or delegate all or a portion of its duties under this Agreement to a third party.

Integration.
This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement, and all prior agreements, understandings and representations concerning such subject matter are canceled in their entirety. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement is in addition to any other agreements between you and Institution.

Severability.
If there is a conflict between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and one or more terms contained in another agreement between you and the Institution, this Agreement will control.

Waiver.
Institution shall not, by the mere lapse of time, without giving notice or taking other action, be deemed to have waived any of its rights under this Agreement. No waiver by Institution of a breach of this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of any prior or subsequent breach of this Agreement.

Force Majeure.
Neither party shall be liable for any loss nor damage due to causes beyond its control, including fire, explosion, lightning, pest damage, power surges or failures, strikes or labor disputes, water, acts of God, the elements, war, civil disturbances, acts of civil or military authorities or the public enemy, inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, acts or omissions of communications carriers, or other causes beyond that party’s control. Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately on written notice if the other party is prevented from performing its obligations under this Agreement for a period of more than thirty (30) days due to the reasons set forth in this subsection.

Construction.
This Agreement shall be construed equally against the parties regardless of who is more responsible for its preparation. If there is a conflict between a part of this Agreement and any present or future law, the part of this Agreement that is affected shall be curtailed only to the extent necessary to bring it within the requirements of that law.





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