Terms and Conditions
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES (DEFINED BELOW) ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS OUR SERVICES IN ANY MANNER. If you accept or agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms and conditions of Use and, in such event, “you” and “your” will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity in addition to you.
Terms and Conditions of Use
Last Updated: June 7, 2022
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, discontinue, or terminate your use of our Services or to modify these Terms, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will post the modification on our website or otherwise provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the “Effective Date” at the top of these Terms. By continuing to access or use our Services after we have posted a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to immediately cease using our Services.
Certain portions of our Services may, or may in the future, have different terms and conditions posted on our website and may require you to agree with and accept additional terms and conditions. We may, in our sole discretion, make premium or different applications, software, or services available to you that are subject to different terms and conditions and narrower licenses than as set forth therein. If there is a conflict between these Terms and terms and conditions posted for a specific portion of our Service, the latter terms and conditions shall take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that portion of our Services.
By accessing or using our Services you represent and warrant that: (i) you are of legal age to form a binding contract, or, if you are a minor, you have your parent’s permission to use our Services, and your parent has read and agrees to these Terms on your behalf; (ii) all registration information you submit is accurate, current and complete; (iii) you will maintain the accuracy and completeness of such information; (iv) if you are accepting these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you have the authority to bind that company or legal entity to these Terms. You also certify that you are legally permitted to use and access our Services and take full responsibility for the selection and use of and access to our Services. These Terms are void where prohibited by law, and the right to access our Services is automatically revoked in such jurisdictions.
In order to access our Services, you must register to create an account (“Account”) and become a Chek member. When registering you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself (or, if applicable, the corporate member you represent) as prompted by the registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of our Services (or any portion thereof).
You may not authorize any third party (other than, if applicable, the employees, consultants or agents of the corporate member you represent) to access or use our Services on your behalf. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the user ID and password and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your user ID or password. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your user ID or password or any other breach of security. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorized use of your account.
By providing us with your email address, you agree to receive all required notices electronically, to that email address. From time to time, we will use this email address to send you notifications about product updates and improvements, company news and events, and updates from the Chek community.
Fees and Payment
Some of our Services may be offered at no cost for Chek members. If you engage in paid services or to provide payment information to us after being prompted to do so, you agree to the pricing, payment, and billing policies as set forth (a) herein, (b) on our website or the mobile application, and/or (c) if applicable, in a separately executed or accepted purchase order. All fees paid for our Services are non-refundable and non-transferable except as may be expressly provided in these Terms. All fees and applicable taxes, if any, are payable in United States dollars. You are solely responsible for the payment of, and shall pay when due, all applicable sales and use taxes and similar fees now in force, enacted, or imposed in the future on the delivery of our Services and/or any related transactions.
If your selected package of our Services requires a recurring subscription fee, such subscription fee will automatically renew, unless we terminate it, or you notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org of your decision to terminate your current package of our Services. You must cancel any such package of our Services before renewal in order to avoid billing of subscription fees for the renewal term to your card. All fees and charges are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods.
License granted by Chek
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download and install a copy of the application on your mobile device and run such copy of the application solely for your own personal or business use. Furthermore, with respect to any App Store Sourced Application (defined below), you will only use the App Store Sourced Application (i) on an Apple-branded product that runs the iOS (operating system software provided by Apple) and (ii) as permitted by the “Usage Rules” set forth in the Apple App Store Terms of Service. We reserve all rights in the application not expressly granted to you by these Terms.
We shall own and retain all right, title, and interest in and our Services (except for any licensed content and software components included therein). You agree not to reverse engineer, decompile, distribute, license, sell, transfer, disassemble, copy, alter, modify, or create derivative works of our Services or otherwise use our Services in any way that violates the use restrictions contained in these Terms. We do not grant you any license, express or implied, to any of our intellectual property or that of our licensors. You further acknowledge and agree that any information regarding the design, “look and feel”, specifications, components, functionality or operation and payment terms and pricing (if applicable) of our Services is considered our confidential and proprietary information (collectively “Chek Confidential Information”).
You shall retain all right, title and interest in and to (a) all graphics, images, files, data and other information transmitted by you to Chek in connection with its use our Services and (b) reports and other materials generated by our Services following such transmission (collectively, “Member Data”), provided, however, that you hereby grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use (i) data generated as a result of your use of our Services solely for purposes of (x) maintaining and improving our Services and (y) providing you with access to special product offers and promotions and (ii) non-identifiable, anonymous, aggregated data regarding your use of our Services compiled by us.
Our graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Chek in the U.S. and/or other countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.
You shall retain all right, title and interest in and to all of your logos, promotional graphics and related marketing designs (collectively, the “Member Art”), provided, however, that you hereby grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use the Member Art, as well as your corporate and/or trade name, for purposes of fulfilling its obligations hereunder and marketing our products and services to third parties.
Your use of the Services is subject to the following additional restrictions:
You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not contribute any content or otherwise use our Services or interact with our Services in a manner that:
- 1. Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including us);
- 2. Violates any law or regulation, including any applicable export control laws;
- 3. Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
- 4. Jeopardizes the security of your Chek account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log in to our Services as you);
- 5. Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;
- 6. Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
- 7. Runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on our Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into our Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of our Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on our Services’ infrastructure);
- 8. “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to our Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
- 9. Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content;
- 10. Decompiles, reverse engineers or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to our Services.
A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for immediate termination of your right to use or access our Services.
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Termination and Account Cancellation
If you breach any of these Terms, we have the right to suspend, disable or terminate your account or terminate these Terms, at our sole discretion and without prior notice to you. We reserve the right to revoke your access to and use of our Services at any time, with or without cause. In the event Chek terminates these Terms, you will remain liable for any and all amounts due hereunder. You may cancel your Account at any time by sending an email to email@example.com or by contacting your account executive.
Neither we nor our licensors or suppliers make any representations or warranties concerning any Content or information contained in or accessed through our Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material (i) contained in or accessed through our Services or (ii) you enter into our Services. We shall not be responsible for the action of any third parties in connection with the Services. We (and our licensors and suppliers) make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through our Services. Products and services purchased or offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) through our Services are provided “AS IS” and without any warranty of any kind from us or others (unless, with respect to such others only, provided expressly and unambiguously in writing by a designated third party for a specific product). OUR SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED BY US (AND OUR LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF OUR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold us and our affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any third party claims relating to (a) your use of our Services (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms. In the event of such a claim, suit, or action (“Claim”), we will attempt to provide notice of the Claim to the contact information we have for your account (provided that failure to deliver such notice shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligations hereunder).
You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without our prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.
You agree that these Terms are governed by and will be construed under the laws of the State of New York, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. You also agree that any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms shall be finally settled in New York, NY in English, in accordance with the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with such Rules. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state or federal courts located in, respectively, New York, NY or the District of New York. Any arbitration under these Terms will take place on an individual basis: class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
Our Services are provided “as is” and without warranty. You acknowledge and agree that from time to time, our Services may be delayed, interrupted or disrupted for an indeterminate period of time. Such events may include, without limitation: server updates, software updates, power outages, equipment malfunctions, natural disasters, attacks on infrastructure by hackers or terrorists, and interruptions or delays in transmission by your telecommunications carrier. We and our affiliates are not liable for any claim arising from any such delay, interruption, disruption or similar failure. In no event will we or our affiliate be liable for indirect, consequential or special damages, including lost profits, arising from your use of our Service, even if such damages were reasonably foreseeable and notice was given regarding them. These limitations will apply to all causes of action, whether arising from breach of contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory.
You will be responsible for paying, withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties, and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with our Services, provided that we may, in our sole discretion, do any of the foregoing on your behalf or for itself as it sees fit. The failure of either you or us to exercise, in any way, any right herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. You agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and us, and that it supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are not an employee, agent, partner, or joint venture of Chek, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind us in any respect whatsoever. Except as expressly set forth in the section below regarding the Apple specific terms and conditions, you agree there are no third-party beneficiaries intended under these Terms.
You may not use, export, re-export, import, or transfer our Services except as authorized by United States law, the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained our Services, and any other applicable laws. In particular, but without limitation, our Services may not be exported or re-exported: (a) into any United States embargoed countries; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using our Services, you represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties. You also will not use our Services for any purpose prohibited by U.S. law, including the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.
Chek agrees to maintain your data and run your services in a manner compliant with PCI requirements, and an AOC is available upon request.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
Apple Specific Terms and Conditions
In addition to your agreement with the foregoing terms and conditions, you acknowledge and agree to the following provisions with respect to your use of the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch compatible version of the licensed mobile application (also called the “Licensed Application”).
This Licensed Application is an agreement between you and us. Apple Inc. (“Apple”) is not a party to these Terms and does not own and is not responsible for the Licensed Application. Apple is not providing any warranty for the Licensed Application, except if applicable, to refund the purchase price for it. Apple is not responsible for maintenance or other support services for the Licensed Application and shall not be responsible for any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses with respect to the Licensed Application, including, without limitation, any third-party product liability claims, claims that the Licensed Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement, claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation, and claims with respect to intellectual property infringement. Any inquiries or complaints relating to the use of the Licensed Application, including those pertaining to intellectual property rights, must be directed to us at the address provided in the ‘Contact Us’ section of the Licensed Application.
The license you have been granted herein is limited to a non-transferable license to use the Licensed Application on any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device that you own or control, as permitted by the usage rules set forth in the App Store℠ Terms of Service. In addition, you agree to comply with the terms of any third-party agreement that is applicable to you when using the Licensed Application, such as your wireless data service agreement.
You hereby represent and warrant (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
Apple, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Watch is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Alphabet (Google/Android) Specific Terms and Conditions
In addition to your agreement with the foregoing terms and conditions, you acknowledge and agree to the following provisions with respect to your use of the Android-compatible version of the licensed mobile application (also called the “Licensed Application”).
This Licensed Application is an agreement between you and us. Alphabet Inc. (“Alphabet”) is not a party to these Terms and does not own and is not responsible for the Licensed Application. Alphabet is not providing any warranty for the Licensed Application, except if applicable, to refund the purchase price for it. Alphabet is not responsible for maintenance or other support services for the Licensed Application and shall not be responsible for any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses with respect to the Licensed Application, including, without limitation, any third-party product liability claims, claims that the Licensed Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement, claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation, and claims with respect to intellectual property infringement. Any inquiries or complaints relating to the use of the Licensed Application, including those pertaining to intellectual property rights, must be directed to us at the address provided in the ‘Contact Us’ section of the Licensed Application.
The license you have been granted herein is non-exclusive, worldwide, and perpetual to perform, display, and use the Licensed Application on the device. In addition, you agree to comply with the terms of any third-party agreement that is applicable to you when using the Licensed Application, such as your wireless data service agreement.
You hereby represent and warrant (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
You acknowledge and agree that Alphabet and Alphabet’s subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms, Alphabet will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms you as a third party beneficiary thereof.
Alphabet, Google, Google Play, Android and other marks are trademarks of Alphabet Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT
You accept this Agreement and consent to all of the terms and conditions set forth if you expressly accept this Agreement electronically or in writing, use any Services provided under this Agreement, or do not cancel your access to all Services within 30 days of receiving any Service. You may, however, reject the “Arbitration” section as explained below.
2. CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT
We may change the terms of this Agreement, including fees and charges for the Services, from time to time, which may include adding, modifying or deleting any term to this Agreement. If required by law, we will give you advance written notice of the change(s) and/or a right to reject the change(s). Oral modifications to this Agreement are not permitted.
3. THE PAYMENT ACCOUNT
To use the Services, you must provide us with access to a Payment Account and link that Payment Account to the Services using the Platform. Any Payment Account that you provide for use with the Services must be an account that is used solely for business or commercial purposes and is not used for any personal, family, or household purposes. By providing an account as a Payment Account, you are representing to us that the Payment Account is solely used for business or commercial purposes. You further represent that you may authorize transactions from such Payment Account without the consent or approval of any other person. Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on compliance with this provision, and you agree that neither Bank nor Service Provider will have any liability for any reason if you are not in compliance with this provision. The Services are only for business, organizational or commercial payments from a business or organization account.
4. PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION
By approving or otherwise initiating a payment through the Services, you authorize Service Provider to provide instructions to Bank to initiate and complete such payment on your behalf. In order to process payments more efficiently and effectively, Bank may edit or alter payment data or data formats in accordance with Payee directives. When you provide instructions using the Services, you are authorizing Bank to initiate an electronic funds transfer, or other payment method chosen by Bank, from your designated Payment Account in the amount specified in the approval or other payment instructions. You are solely responsible for complying with any terms set by the financial institution holding your Payment Account, including any fee terms, such as non-sufficient fund or overdraft fee terms. If you are entitled to a reversal, refund, or other adjustment associated with a payment made using the Services, you also authorize Service Provider and Bank to credit your Payment Account to complete that transaction. The Services will use its best efforts to make all your payments properly. However, Bank shall incur no liability if the Services are unable to complete any payments initiated by you because of the existence of any one or more of the following circumstances: (a) if, through no fault of the Services, your Payment Account does not contain sufficient funds to complete the transaction or the transaction would exceed the credit limit of your overdraft account; (b) the payment processing service center is not properly working and you know or have been advised by the Services about the malfunction before you execute the transaction; (c) you have not provided the Services with the correct Payment Account information or the correct name, address, phone number, or account information for the Payee; and/or (d) circumstances beyond control of Bank prevent the proper execution of the transaction and the Services have taken reasonable precaution to avoid those circumstances. Provided none of the foregoing exceptions are applicable, if the Services causes an incorrect amount of funds to be removed from your Payment Account or causes funds from your Payment Account to be directed to a Payee which does not comply with your payment instructions, the Services shall be responsible for returning the improperly transferred funds to your Payment Account. No party shall be liable for consequential or indirect damages.
5. PAYMENT METHODS
We may, in our sole discretion, select any payment method to transfer funds on your behalf to a payee or between you and Bank. These payment methods may include, without limitation, use of a virtual card or other transaction through a payment card network; an automated clearing house (ACH), wire, or other electronic funds transfer; or a check or draft. To the extent that ACH transactions are used, you agree to be bound by the NACHA Operating Rules.
6. PROHIBITED PAYMENTS
By entering into this Agreement, you certify that you are at least 18 years of age or older. You are prohibited from using the Services to make payments that would facilitate illegal conduct or that involve funds derived from illegal conduct; to make payments for amounts not associated with a bill or invoice from the designated Payee; to breach any agreement to which you are bound; to engage in any internet or gambling transactions whether or not gambling is legal in any applicable jurisdiction; to engage in any activity or business that would result in you being or becoming a “money services business” as defined in the Bank Secrecy Act and its implementing regulations; to make payments from a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) account; to engage in any transaction or activity that is not specifically authorized and permitted by this Agreement; and to make payments for any purpose other than a business or commercial purpose. You acknowledge and agree that Bank has no obligation to monitor your use of the Services for transaction and activity that is impermissible or prohibited under the terms of this Agreement; provided, however, that Bank reserves the right to decline to execute any transaction or activity that Bank believes violates the terms of this Agreement.
You represent to Bank and Service Provider that you have performed appropriate due diligence on any Payee or other person to which payments using the Services are requested and that you are not relying on any “know your customer” or other due diligence performed by Bank or Service Provider. You acknowledge that neither Bank nor Service Provider are responsible for any illegality that may arise due to a payment made using the Services and you assume all responsibility for such payments. You will indemnify Bank and Service Provider for any loss that either might incur because a Payee you have chosen is associated with any illegal activity. We may choose, in our sole discretion, to limit, suspend, or refuse to make payments to any Payee or other person to which payments using the Services are requested and you agree that we shall have no liability for choosing or not choosing to do so.
8. FEES, CHARGES, AND COSTS
We reserve the right to modify the Fee Table at any time, and it is your obligation to be aware of any and all applicable fees. You will reimburse us immediately upon demand for any costs or losses we incur due to returned payments or misuse of the Services, such as fees or costs imposed by another financial institution.
You agree not to give or make available your password or other means to access the Services or any Payment Account to any unauthorized individuals. You are responsible for all payments you authorize using the Services. You must access the Platform and the Services only after such access has been verified and authenticated pursuant to the Platform’s Security Procedures. You agree that such Security Procedures are commercially reasonable and that we may deem any payment instructions issued pursuant to the Services as valid and authorized if such Security Procedures were followed. You assume all liability for all payments initiated after such Security Procedures have been followed, even if you did not intend for such payment to occur or you did not actually authorize such payment.
10. UNAUTHORIZED USE
If you suspect an unauthorized payment from any of your accounts in connection with the Services, you must contact us immediately. Our contact information is provided on the Platform. An immediate telephone call or email to us is the best way to reduce any possible losses. You assume all liability for any unauthorized use of the Services and agree that Bank and Service Provider are not liable for any unauthorized payments made using the Services. You further assume full responsibility for the security and confidentiality of your passwords and any other access method for the Services. However, if you provide notice of suspected or actual unauthorized payments, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent further unauthorized payments.
11. ERROR RESOLUTION
In case of errors or questions about any transactions using the Services, you must notify us promptly. Your notice to us must include your name, relevant account information, why you believe it is an error or why you need more information, and the dollar amount of any suspected error. If we do not receive appropriate notice from you regarding an error within sixty (60) days of such error being reflected in any transaction summary or other information provided to you on the Platform or reflected on a statement for your Payment Account, then we will have no obligation to address the error even if we otherwise might be so obligated.
12. RETURNED AND DELAYED PAYMENTS
In using the Services, you understand that payments may be returned, for example, due to invalid information being provided, the inability to locate a Payee account, or a Payee account being paid in full. Neither Bank nor Service Provider are responsible for any returned payments for any reason. In some instances, you will receive a return notice from the Services. Additionally, due to circumstances not directly within our control, such as delays in handling and posting payments by other financial institutions or Payees, Payees’ inability to accept a form of payment, or other delays in the payment clearing process, some transactions may take longer to be credited to a Payee account to which you have made a payment. You agree that we are not responsible for any delays in payment for any reason.
13. CANCELLING OR STOPPING PAYMENTS
If you provide advance approval for a payment, you may cancel any such payment by contacting Chek so long as (i) such cancellation occurs before the Cut-Off Time, as defined in Section 3, on the day that such approval is scheduled to be effective, and (ii) processing of the payment has not yet begun. After the Cut-Off Time, as defined in Section 3, on the approval’s effective date or once processing has begun, then a payment cannot be cancelled or edited. If the processing for a payment has begun, then you may request that we attempt to stop the payment. We will use reasonable efforts to stop such payments, but you agree that neither Bank nor Service Provider will have any liability in connection with any stop payment request and that we may be unable to stop a payment. Any request to stop a payment must include the Payee name, the Payee account number, and the amount and date of the payment request. If you request that we stop a payment by phone, then we may require you to confirm such request in writing. If we incur any fees, charges, or costs from a third party because you have cancelled or stopped a payment, then you will promptly reimburse us.
14. EXCEPTION PAYMENTS
Tax payments and court-ordered payments may be scheduled through the Service, however, such payments are discouraged and will be scheduled at your own risk. In no event shall the Services or Bank be liable for any claims or damages resulting from your scheduling of these types of payments.
- Sharing your information relating to the Services, including any application or sign up process for the Services, to facilitate opening or managing another Chek- branded product;
- Sharing your information relating to another Chek-branded product, including the application or sign up process for such product, to facilitate your access to the Services under this Agreement or managing the Services;
- Sharing information regarding you in connection with the Services, the Platform, and/or other Chek-branded products to detect, prevent, or investigate fraud or illegal conduct and to manage other risks;
- Sharing information to facilitate transactions and services that you request;
- Responding to governmental inquiries and legal process; and
- Any other lawful business purposes of Bank or Service Provider.
16. INTERNET DISCLAIMER
Bank does not, and cannot, control the flow of any documents, files, data, or other information via the internet, whether to or from Bank’s network, or other portions of the internet or otherwise. Such flow depends in large part on the performance of internet services provided or controlled by third parties. Actions or inactions of third parties can impair or disrupt your connections to the internet (or portions thereof). Bank cannot guarantee that such events will not occur. Accordingly, Bank disclaims any and all liability arising out of, resulting from or related to, such events, and in no event shall Bank be liable for any damages of any kind (whether in contract, in tort, or otherwise) that are attributable or in any way related to the internet infrastructure or your or Bank’s ability or inability to connect to the internet. You understand that, while Bank and its service providers have established certain security procedures, such as firewalls, codes, and/or data encryption designed to prevent unauthorized access to your accounts or transactions, there can be no assurance that inquiries or transaction activity will be completely secure. You agree that Bank is not responsible for any such unauthorized access, delays, or malfunctions, and Bank is not responsible for the acts of third parties.
17. CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES
You agree that any notice or other type of communication provided to you pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and any future disclosures required by law, including electronic fund transfer disclosures, may be made electronically by posting the notice on the Platform or e-mailing you, to the extent allowed by law. Any notice we send you will be deemed to have been received by you within three days of being sent. If any of your accounts has more than one co-owner, notice to any one co-owner will be considered effective notice to all. You may request a paper copy of the information up to sixty days after receiving our electronic message. You agree to notify us immediately of any change in your email address.
18. TERMINATION OF THE SERVICES
19. GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement is governed by applicable federal law and by Delaware law. However, in the event you default, and we file a lawsuit to recover funds loaned to you, the statute of limitations of the state where the lawsuit is filed will apply, without regard to that state’s conflicts of laws principles or its “borrowing statute.”
RIGHT TO REJECT ARBITRATION. IF YOU DO NOT WISH THIS AGREEMENT AND THE SERVICES TO BE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING ARBITRATION PROVISION, YOU MUST ADVISE US IN WRITING. YOU MUST CLEARLY PRINT OR TYPE YOUR NAME AND ACCOUNT NUMBER AND STATE THAT YOU REJECT ARBITRATION. YOU MUST GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE; IT IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO TELEPHONE US. WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR LETTER OR E-MAIL WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER YOU GAIN ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OR YOUR REJECTION OF ARBITRATION WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE.
This paragraph describes how all Claims (as defined below) will be arbitrated, at the election of you or us, on an individual (non- class, non-representative) basis instead of litigated in court.
Definitions. The term Claim means any claim, dispute, or controversy between you and us or the Service Provider arising from or relating to this Agreement, the Services or the Platform, or any payment or transaction relating to or arising from the Services, the Platform, or any Payment Account, as well as any related or prior agreement that you may have had with us or the Service Provider, or the relationships resulting from this Agreement, including the validity, enforceability or scope of this arbitration provision or the Agreement. Claims arising in the past, present, or future, including Claims arising before the execution of this Agreement, are subject to arbitration. Claim includes, without limitation, claims that arise from or relate to any application for the Services or any advertisements, promotions, or statements related to the Services or the Platform. For purposes of this Arbitration provision, you and us also includes any corporate affiliates, any licensees, predecessors, successors, assigns, any purchaser of any accounts, all agents, employees, directors and representatives of any of the foregoing, and other persons referred to below in the definition of Claim. Claim includes claims of every kind and nature, including but not limited to initial claims, counterclaims, cross-claims, third-party claims, and claims based upon contract, tort, fraud, and other intentional torts, statutes, regulations, common law, and equity. Claims and remedies sought as part of a class action, private attorney general action, or other representative action are subject to arbitration on an individual (non-class, non-representative) basis, and the arbitrator may award relief only on an individual (non-class, non-representative) basis. Claim also includes claims by or against any third party relating to or arising from your Card, your Account, or this Agreement. The term Claim is to be given the broadest possible meaning that will be enforced. Administrator means the American Arbitration Association, 120 Broadway, Floor 21, New York, NY 10271, www.adr.org, (800) 778-7879; or JAMS, 18881 Von Karman Ave., Suite 350, Irvine, CA 92612, www.jamsadr.com, (949) 224-1810.
Right to Elect Arbitration. We OR you have the right to require that each Claim be resolved by arbitration on an individual (non-class, non- representative) basis. A Claim will be arbitrated if (1) both we and you or (2) only one or the other of we or you, exercise the right to require that the Claim be arbitrated. If, for example, we exercise our right to require that the Claim be resolved by arbitration, but you do not also exercise your right to require that the Claim be arbitrated, the Claim will be resolved by arbitration. If neither we nor you request arbitration, the Claim will not be resolved by arbitration and instead will be litigated in court. We will not elect arbitration for any Claim you file in small claims court, so long as the Claim is individual and pending only in that court. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve Claims is limited to Claims between you and us alone, and the arbitrator’s authority to make awards or decisions is limited to you and us alone. Furthermore, Claims between you and us may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against someone other than you, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by all parties. However, multiple persons using the Services, or corporate affiliates, are considered one person for the purposes of this paragraph. No arbitration award will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute involving anyone who is not a party to the arbitration. This arbitration provision is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce and will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) (9 U.S.C. § 1, et seq.).
No Jury Trial or Class Claims. If we or you request arbitration of a Claim, we and you will not have the right to litigate the Claim in court. This means (1) there will be no jury trial on the Claim, (2) there will be no pre-arbitration discovery except as the Administrator’s rules permit, and (3) no Claim may be arbitrated on a class-action, private attorney general, or other representative basis, and neither we nor you will have the right to participate as a representative or member of any class or group of claimants pertaining to any Claim subject to arbitration. We or you may elect to arbitrate any Claim at any time unless it has been filed in court and trial has begun or final judgment has been entered.
Initiation of Arbitration. The party initiating an arbitration shall select an Administrator from the organizations listed above. If none of the Administrators listed above will accept the arbitration, the arbitration will be administered by an administrator, or adjudicated by an arbitrator, upon which you and we agree in writing. The arbitration shall be governed by the procedures and rules of the Administrator and this Agreement, which need not apply federal, state or local rules of procedure and evidence. The Administrator’s procedures and rules may limit the discovery available to you or us. You can obtain a copy of an Administrator’s procedures and rules by contacting the Administrator. A single, neutral arbitrator will resolve Claims. The arbitrator will be either a lawyer with at least ten years’ experience or a retired or former judge, selected in accordance with the rules of the Administrator. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between this arbitration provision and the Administrator’s rules or other provisions of this Agreement, this arbitration provision will govern. The arbitrator will take reasonable steps to protect customer account information and other confidential information if requested to do so by you or us. Arbitration hearings for Claims by or against you will take place in the federal judicial district in which you reside. At the end of the arbitration, the arbitrator will decide if you have to repay the advance (and if you do have to repay, you agree to do so). Unless applicable law requires otherwise, we will pay our, and you will pay your, lawyers’, experts’, and witnesses’ fees. The arbitrator will apply applicable substantive law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, will honor claims of privilege recognized at law, and will have the power to award to a party any damages or other relief provided for under applicable law. The arbitrator will make any award in writing and, if requested by you or us, will provide a brief statement of the reasons for the award.
Arbitration Award and Appeals. Judgment upon the arbitrator’s award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The arbitrator’s decision regarding any claims will be final and binding, except for any appeal right under FAA. The appealing party will pay the appeal costs. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive any suspension, termination, revocation or closure of the Agreement or your Account, and any bankruptcy to the extent consistent with applicable bankruptcy law.
Enforcement of this Provision. If any part of this arbitration provision cannot be enforced, the rest of the arbitration provision will continue to apply. However, an arbitrator cannot enlarge his or her authority over the adjudication of Claims beyond that provided by this arbitration provision by enforcing only part of this arbitration provision. If an arbitrator determines that applicable law requires this arbitration provision to be enforced in a way that would result in greater authority over claims than otherwise allowed, such as the adjudication of claims on a class or representative basis, then the arbitrator must decline to hear the dispute and shall refer the parties to a court or other body with sufficient authority. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between this arbitration provision and the Administrator’s rules or other provisions of this Agreement, this arbitration provision will govern.
21. OTHER TERMS
If any part of this Agreement is found to be invalid, the rest of it will still remain in effect (except as noted in “Arbitration” section above). We may delay or not enforce any of our rights under this Agreement without losing or waiving any of them. We may sell, assign or transfer your Account and/or our rights and obligations under this Agreement (or any portion thereof) without notice to you. You may not sell, assign or transfer your Account or your rights and obligations under this Agreement without obtaining our prior written consent. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as constituting or creating a partnership, joint venture, agency, or other association or relationship between you and us. To the extent that either party undertakes or performs any duty for itself or for the other party as required by this Agreement, the party shall be construed to be acting as an independent contractor and not as a partner, joint venturer, or agent for the other party. In no event shall we be liable to you for any failure or delay in performance wholly or in part due to causes or circumstances beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to the following: acts of God; acts of the public enemy; civil disturbance; war; acts of the United States of America or any state, territory or political division of the United States of America; fires; floods; natural disasters; pandemic or epidemic events, regional, statewide, or nationwide strikes, or any other general labor dispute not specific to us; and/or communication line failures (collectively “force majeure”). Our inability to perform under this Agreement due to force majeure events will not be considered a breach or default.
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS, OR FREEDOM FROM INFRINGEMENT OR MALICIOUS SOFTWARE OR CODE, COMPUTER VIRUS OR WORM, OR OTHER DISABLING ROUTINE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT IT WILL OPERATE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE BASIS.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE REQUIRED UNDER LAW, OUR LIABILITY AND SERVICE PROVIDER’S LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU AND SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
Business Day means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday, federal holiday, or other day on which a bank in Ohio or New York is authorized or required to be closed. Payment Account means any depository account, brokerage account, or other asset account which is linked to or otherwise associated with the Services or from which payments are made using the Platform or the Services.
Payee means any person to which payments are requested or instructed to be made, or actually made, using the Services.
Security Procedure means any process that Bank or Service Provider establishes in connection with the Platform or the Services to authenticate, confirm, or validate your identity and/or payment instructions.
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New Jersey Residents: Because certain provisions of this Agreement are subject to governing law, they may be void, unenforceable or inapplicable in some jurisdictions. None of these provisions are void, unenforceable or inapplicable in New Jersey. The section headings of this Agreement are not contract terms.