Laboratory Federal Credit Union
Terms and Conditions
Agreement governs the use of CU@home Online, Bill Payment services
(BillPayer), eStatements and Disclosures and Notices,
provided by Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union (SLFCU.) By using CU@home
to conduct transactions or bill payments, you agree to the terms of this
As used in this Agreement,
"account" and "accounts" mean the SLFCU account(s) tied to your member identification number
used through CU@home to conduct transactions or bill payments. "CU@home" means the Internet
and/or online accounts service. "BillPayer" means the bill payment service offered through CU@home.
"eStatement" means your periodic statement. "Disclosures and Notices" mean the notices we send
from time to time, including change in terms notices concerning your account. "Loan account"
and "loan accounts" mean any loan you have with SLFCU. "You," "your," and "yours" mean the
person(s) using CU@home. "We," "our," "us," "CU", and "SLFCU" refer to Sandia Laboratory
Federal Credit Union.
Share Savings & Share Draft Checking
and Loan Agreements
The terms and conditions
in this Agreement are in addition to any share account agreements you have with SLFCU, including
your Universal Disclosure and Member Handbook, Signature Card, Truth in Savings Disclosure,
SLFCU’s Rules and Regulations for Share Savings & Share Draft Checking accounts, as amended,
SLFCU’s Fee Schedule or any accompanying schedules, SLFCU’s Electronic Fund Transfer
Disclosure (together the "Share Account Agreement"), any overdraft protection agreement, any
loan agreements you have with SLFCU (together, the "Loan Agreements"), and any change of terms notices.
In order to use CU@home,
you need a computer (in this Agreement, your computer and the related equipment are referred
to together as your "Computer") with a web browser, document reader (Adobe Reader), an account
number, password and a valid, current email address. Your Password is the confidential combination of letters and numbers you
choose when enrolling for CU@home for the first time.
You are responsible for
the installation, maintenance, and operation of your Computer, browser and the software. SLFCU
is not responsible for any errors or failures from any malfunction of your computer, the browser
or the software. SLFCU is also not responsible for any computer virus or related problems that
may be associated with the use of an online system.
To use CU@home, you must have at
least one SLFCU Share Savings account. Through CU@home, you have access to any of your SLFCU
Share Savings, Share Draft Checking and loan accounts associated with your account number. SLFCU reserves the right to
deny access to an account or to deny transactions under certain circumstances.
allows you to perform some or all of the following functions from your
Account Access Functions
You may use CU@home to
(a) transfer funds between your accounts or to another SLFCU account; (b) obtain account
balances; (c) obtain transaction information for your accounts; and (d) obtain loan account
balance information. These features are limited to the extent, and subject to the terms,
1. Your ability to
transfer funds between certain accounts is limited by federal law and the Universal
Disclosure and Member Handbook. You should refer to the Universal Disclosure and Member
Handbook for legal restrictions and service charges applicable for excessive withdrawals
or transfers. Transfers made using CU@home are counted against the permissible number of
transfers described in the Universal Disclosure and Member Handbook.
2. There may be a
delay of at least one business day in transferring funds between your accounts. Except
as provided in this Agreement, all CU@home transaction instructions received by 12:00 a.m.
(midnight) Mountain Time (MT) will be completed that business day. Any instruction received
after 12:00 a.m. (midnight) MT will be completed the next business day.
Transactional information for your accounts will be available from CU@home
for a maximum of nine statement cycles from the date of inquiry.
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union provides monthly account statements in either paper or electronic format. If you agree to receive your account statements electronically, paper statements will no longer be mailed to you. Please see the next section, Disclosures & Notices, regarding how your choice of notification format will apply to your accounts.
Your eStatements are available for viewing and printing on CU@home for 18 months from the statement date. After that time, you may request a paper copy of your statement by contacting SLFCU.
Fees may apply for paper statement copies that are retrieved by SLFCU.
Disclosures & Notices
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union provides notices & disclosures in either paper or electronic format. Examples of some notices we may send electronically include the Annual Privacy Notice, your Billing Error Rights Notice, Change in Terms Notices and other Notices or Account Disclosures that inform you of changes at the Credit Union. If you agree to receive your account notices electronically, paper notices and disclosures may no longer be mailed to you.
Your choice of notification format will apply to all sub accounts (e.g. 00-01, 90-01, etc.) under your unique membership account number. Your notification will NOT apply to credit card statements or notices. You may obtain a paper copy of any disclosure or notice you may require through CU@home or by calling SLFCU at (505)293-0500 or (800)947-5328. You may change the format (paper or electronic) in which you receive statements, and thereby notices and disclosures, or change your electronic contact information (i.e., e-mail address) at any time on CU@home or by calling SLFCU. We will notify you at your electronic address of the availability of any notice. You agree to notify the Credit Union of changes to your email address and other contact information.
Your disclosures and notices are available for viewing and printing at www.slfcu.org for 90 days from the statement date. After that time, you may request a paper copy of your disclosure or notice by contacting SLFCU.
Fees may apply for paper disclosures notices that are retrieved by SLFCU.
eStatements & Disclosure Hardware & Software Requirements
The following hardware and software is required to access and retain your monthly account statements electronically:
· An Internet connection (such as through a personal subscription to an Internet Service Provider, e.g., Comcast, Qwest, etc., or through an Internet-connected public or private network);
· A 128 bit encrypted web browser;
· Input device (keyboard, mouse, etc.);
· Monitor for viewing electronic information. The application looks best with a minimum 1024 x 768 resolution;
· A valid, current electronic mail address.
· Adobe Reader software, available for download at no cost at www.adobe.com.
In order to retain your statement, you must have a hard drive or other storage device to "Save" the file(s) to. Alternatively for retention, your statements may be printed utilizing a printer properly connected to the personal computer hardware or other device you use to access and view your statements.
and related documentation are provided "as is" without any warranty
of any particular kind either expressed or implied, including, but not limited
to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
password is required to access SLFCU’s CU@home and Bill Payment
functions. You agree not to give or make available your password to any
unauthorized individual. If you believe your password has been lost or stolen,
someone has attempted to CU@home without your consent, your
account(s) or loan accounts have been accessed, or someone has transferred
money without your permission, you must notify SLFCU immediately (see Contact
Information below). SLFCU does not maintain a record of your password. If you
lose or forget your password, follow the forgotten password instructions on
CU@home so you can choose a new password. Security questions must be answered
correctly in order to change a forgotten password online.
passwords are 6 to 32 characters in length and must include at least one
uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and one number. Select special characters may also
be included. Visit CU@home for a list of accepted characters. Your password
should not be something that is easily guessed such as your name, children’s names, etc.
You should not write down your password and store it near your computer.
recommends that members protect their valuable financial information by using
the most secure encryption possible, which is 128-bit encryption as of the
writing of this Agreement. Although you may be able to use CU@home
with browsers with lower encryption levels, SLFCU does not recommend doing so.
By using CU@home, you acknowledge that SLFCU cannot and does not
guarantee the security of information transmitted via the Internet and assume
all risks associated with transmitting information and processing transactions
via the Internet.
Liability for Unauthorized Payments
lose all the money in your account(s) plus your maximum overdraft line of
credit, if any, through an unauthorized CU@home transaction or
payment. Therefore, you should CONTACT SLFCU IMMEDIATELY if you believe your
password or account number(s) has been accessed and/or someone has performed an
unauthorized transaction from your account. Notifying SLFCU immediately by phone
could minimize your possible losses. All member-owners of SLFCU benefit when
unauthorized transaction losses are kept to a minimum. You must also change
your online password, as soon as you realize that your existing password has
been compromised, by following the change password option in CU@home
under the Self Service section.
us is the best way of keeping your possible loses down. If you notify SLFCU
within two (2) business days, you can lose no more than $50 if someone used
your password without permission. Your maximum liability will be $50. If you do
not tell us within two (2) business days after you learn of the loss or theft
of your password and/or account number(s), and we can prove we could have
stopped someone from accessing your account(s) without your permission if you
had notified us, then you could lose as much as $500. Also, should your
statement show CU@home, transactions or payments that you did not
make or authorize, please tell us immediately. If you do not tell us within 60
days after we sent you the first statement on which unauthorized activity
appeared, you may not get back any of the money you lost after the 60-days if
we can show that we could have stopped the unauthorized CU@home,
transaction(s) or payment(s) if you had notified us in time.
to assist SLFCU in its efforts to recover any funds that were transferred or
paid without your permission or consent. Refer to the Electronic Fund Transfer
Disclosure in your Sandia Laboratory FCU Universal Disclosure and Member
note, any person whom you permit to use CU@home is considered your
authorized user, and you are responsible for all of their transactions, even if
they exceed the scope of permission you gave them to access your accounts.
In case of
errors or questions about CU@home, transactions, or payments, you
must notify us at once (see Contact Information below). We must hear from you
no later than 60 days after we send you the first statement on which the
problem or error appeared. For all errors, you must:
1. Tell us
your name, account number(s), and address; and
Describe the error about which you are unsure, and explain as clearly as you
can why you believe it is an error or why you need more information.
tell us orally, we may require that you send your dispute or question, in
writing, within ten (10) business days.
tell you the results of our investigation within ten (10) business days after
we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time,
however, we may take up to 45 days to investigate the complaint or question. If
we decide to do this, we will re-credit your account within ten (10) business
days for the amount you think is in error, so that you may 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
ten (10) business days, we may not re-credit your account.
determine there was no error, we will mail you a written explanation within
three (3) business days after we finish the investigation. You may ask for
copies of documents that we used in our investigation. Refer to the SLFCU
Electronic Fund Transfer Disclosure in your Sandia Laboratory FCU Universal
Disclosure and Member Handbook for more information.
use CU@home to conduct transactions, the information you enter may
be recorded. By using CU@home, you consent to such recording.
CU@home to conduct transactions or to pay bills, you agree that the
CU may debit your account to complete the transactions, pay bills, or honor
debits you have not signed.
of Account Information to Third Parties
respect to CU@home transactions, we will disclose information to
third parties about your account, your transaction(s) or the payment(s) you
make only in the following situations:
it is necessary for completing CU@home, transactions or bill
order to verify the existence and condition of your account(s) to a third
party, such as a credit bureau;
order to comply with laws, government agency rules or orders, court orders, or
officials having legal authority to request such information;
SLFCU has entered into an agreement to have another party provide CU@home;
5. If you
give us your written permission.
the security of your financial information.
not be charged to view accounts or transfer funds between your account or to
transfer funds to other SLFCU Accounts using CU@home. Charges may
apply to transfer funds to other institutions, even your own account at another
financial institution. Refer to an SLFCU Fee Schedule for details. Fees are
subject to change. NOTE: Your accounts and loan accounts are still
subject to the fees, charges, balance requirements, etc. as described in the
Deposit Agreement and Loan Agreement.
of this Agreement, applicable fees, and service charges may be altered or
amended by SLFCU from time to time. In such event, SLFCU shall send notice to
you at your address (or electronic address if you agreed to receive
communications in such manner) as it appears on SLFCU’s records. If you do not
ask us in writing to discontinue the related service, you are deemed to have
agreed to the change in terms. Further, SLFCU may, from time to time, revise or
update the SLFCU program, services, and/or related material(s) rendering such
prior versions obsolete. Consequently, SLFCU reserves the right to terminate
this Agreement as to all such prior versions of the SLFCU programs, services,
and/or related material(s) and limit access to SLFCU’s more recent versions and
to promptly notify SLFCU, in writing, of any address change.
access may be terminated by the CU if your account is not accessed through
CU@home for six months or more. However, any CU@home,
transactions or payments you have previously authorized will be completed as
instructed. Neither termination nor discontinuation shall affect your liability
or obligation under this Agreement.
reserves the right to impose a frequency or dollar limit on, or refuse to make,
any payment you have directed. SLFCU is obligated to notify you promptly if it
decides to refuse to complete your payment instruction. This notification is
not required if you attempt to make payments that are prohibited under this
event of a dispute regarding CU@home, you and SLFCU agree to
resolve the dispute by looking to this Agreement. You agree that this Agreement
is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and SLFCU,
which supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any
other communications between you and SLFCU relating to the subject matter of
this Agreement. If there is a conflict between what one of SLFCU’s employees
says and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall
not assign this Agreement to any other party. SLFCU may assign this Agreement
to any present or future, directly or indirectly, affiliated company. SLFCU may
also assign or delegate certain of its rights and responsibilities under this
Agreement to independent contractors or other third parties.
shall not be deemed to have waived any of its rights or remedies hereunder
unless such waiver is in writing and signed by SLFCU. No delay or omission on
the part of SLFCU in exercising any right or remedy shall operate as a waiver
of such right or remedy or any other rights or remedies. A waiver on any
particular occasion shall not be construed as a bar or waiver of any rights or
remedies on future occasions.
Liability for Failure to Complete Your Transactions
If we do
not complete a CU@home transaction or BillPayer
payment on time or in the correct amount according to this Agreement, we will
be liable for your direct losses or damages. However, there are some
exceptions. We will not be liable, for instance, if
(a) through no
fault of ours, you do not have enough money or available overdraft protection
to complete the transaction;
CU@home system is not working properly and you know about the
problem when you initiate the transaction;
beyond our reasonable control (such as fire or flood) prevent the transfer in
spite of our reasonable precautions;
circumstances explained in this Agreement arise.
event will we be liable for indirect, consequential or punitive damages.
of the accounts linked to CU@home are individually and jointly
responsible for meeting the terms of this Agreement. If your use of CU@home
results in your becoming indebted to the Credit Union, you agree to pay what
you owe us upon our demand. If you do not do so, you agree to pay reasonable
collection costs we incur before taking legal action against you. If we take
legal action to collect what you owe, you agree to pay our reasonable attorneys
fees and court costs in addition to any other remedy the court finds proper.
business days are Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays.
captions of sections hereof are for convenience only and shall not control or
affect the meaning or construction of any of the provisions of this Agreement.
Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the jurisdiction in which SLFCU is
located and by applicable Federal laws and regulations.
Terms & Conditions
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Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
PO Box 23040
(505) 293-0500 or (800) 947-5328
(505) 237-3737 or (877) 256-3737