Online Banking Agreement


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1. Online Banking

This Agreement made between you and Middlesex Savings Bank (the "Bank") governs the use of Online Banking services (the "Service"). The Service may be accessed using any web-enabled device including but not limited to personal computers, laptops, cellular phones, and tablets. Visit middlesexsavingsbank.com to access your Online Banking account. The Service allows you to perform the following permissible banking functions:

• access deposit accounts in which you have an unrestricted right to withdraw funds, and credit accounts from which you have an unrestricted right to borrow money;

• transfer funds between your linked deposit accounts, as well as transfers to loans, lines of credit and mortgage accounts for payments;

• view account balances, prior and current statements and account transactions;

• view check images

• perform account maintenance, which may include but is not limited to reorder of checks, change of address and telephone number, change of and resetting passwords, set up new and manage existing users, exporting/importing data and requesting stop payments;

• pay bills to merchants, institutions, or individuals having U.S. addresses other than tax payments or court ordered payments;

• contact us via e-mail; and

• other banking services that may be offered, from time to time, through the Service.

In addition to the above, business account owners may originate Automated Clearing House ("ACH") payments (approval and additional agreement required), originate ACH collections (approval and additional agreement required), originate wire transfers (approval and additional agreement required), use Positive Pay service (additional agreement required) and order currency.

You must have a Middlesex Savings Bank deposit account open and in good standing to use the Service. Each person or entity that enrolls for the Service and any person authorized to use the Service agrees to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Each person that enrolls for the Service or that is authorized to use the Service will be assigned a Login ID and password, either by the Bank or business account owner, if applicable.


Please read this Agreement carefully, and retain a copy for your records. You may print this Agreement or download the Agreement to your computer. You may also obtain a copy on our website or request a copy of this Agreement and other agreements governing your accounts and services with Middlesex Savings Bank by calling us toll free at 1-877-INFO-CTR (1-877-463-6287). The terms, conditions, and disclosures for each of your Middlesex Savings Bank accounts and loans continue to apply, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement.


This Agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and applicable federal law. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable; additionally, all remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The headings used throughout this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not govern the interpretation of the provisions. In the event of a dispute regarding the Service, you agree that it will be resolved by looking to the terms and conditions contained herein and, except for business customers, in the "Initial Disclosure of Terms and Conditions of Electronic Funds Transfer Services" provided to you.


2. Definitions

As used in this Agreement, the words "you" and "your" refer to the person(s) or entity(ies) subscribing to or authorized to use the Service. The words "we," "us," and "our" refer to Middlesex Savings Bank. The term "business day" means Monday through Friday, and excludes Saturday, Sunday, and all banking holidays. The word "Account" refers to all of your deposit and credit accounts to which you requested and obtained online access at Middlesex Savings Bank, including but not limited to checking accounts, money fund accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, overdraft lines of credit, consumer loans, mortgage and home equity loans and commercial loans and lines of credit.


3. Warranty Disclaimer

The software related to the Service is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The entire risk as to results and performance of the software related to the Service is assumed by you. We do not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the use of, or the results of the use of, the software related to the Service in terms of correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

Neither we nor our suppliers make any representations or warranties of any kind regarding use of the software related to the Service, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, unless disclaiming such warranties is prohibited by law.


4. Limitation of Liability

We will not be liable for failure to provide access or for interruptions in access to the Service due to a system failure, other unforeseen acts or circumstances or a malfunction of your computer equipment or any system you use, including your browser, Internet service provider or other software you use. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory, tort, contract, or otherwise, shall we or our suppliers be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character, including, without limitation, damages for loss of goodwill, loss of use, data, profits, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses. The Bank will not assume responsibility with respect to your use of the Services and that electronic transmission of confidential and sensitive personal or business information is at your own risk. We are also not responsible for any electronic virus or viruses that you may encounter. We suggest that you routinely scan your PC using an up to date virus protection product. An undetected virus may corrupt and destroy your program, files, and hardware.


5. Middlesex Savings Bank’s Right to Terminate

Middlesex Savings Bank reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your access to the Service, in whole or in part, at any time. To protect your account information, if you do not access the Service for a period of 180 days, then your Login ID will become inactive and you must contact the Bank to reactivate your Login ID and if you do not access the Service for a period of 210 days, then your Login ID will be deleted and you must contact the Bank to reenroll into the Service.


6. Your Right to Terminate

You may cancel your Service at any time by providing us with written notice by postal mail, e-mail, or fax, in accordance with the instructions set forth in Section 26 below. If you have designated a joint consumer account as one of the accounts you may access with your Service and you notify us that you wish to terminate your Service, only your Service, your Login ID and password will be suspended. Other joint account holders must notify us to suspend their own Service, Login ID and password. Business profiles and users may be deleted by a business account owner or others authorized by the account owner.

Your access to the Service will be suspended within 3 business days of our receipt of your instructions to cancel the Service. You will remain responsible for all outstanding fees and charges incurred in connection with the Service.

You may request that we no longer provide you with access to the Bill Payment and Presentment feature by providing us notice in the manner required under the section of the Bill Pay Terms and Conditions (as hereinafter defined) entitled "Termination or Discontinuance".


7. Authorization to Obtain Information

You agree that we may, from time to time, obtain and review your credit report from authorized credit bureaus.


8. Changes in Terms

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify these terms and conditions. We will notify you of changes in the manner required by applicable law.

If advance notice of the modification is not required, and disclosure of said modification does not jeopardize the security of an account or of the Service, we will notify you of said modification within 30 days of the modification becoming effective.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, if you have previously agreed to receive notices and disclosures electronically, we will forward such notices to you by e-mail or post such notices on our website and alert you by e-mail of the posting of such notice.

Your use of any or all features of the Service after the effective date of the notice indicates your acceptance of the modification in terms.


9. Requirements for Use

In order to access, view and use the Service, you must have:

• A personal computer, operating system and telecommunication connections to the Internet capable of receiving, accessing, displaying, and either printing or storing, statements and other documents received in electronic form from us via access to our web site using one of the browsers specified below

• A current Internet browser (such as Internet Explorer 7.0 ® or higher, Firefox2 or higher, or Safari2 or higher) that supports 128 bit encryption

• Sufficient electronic storage capacity on your computer’s hard drive or other data storage unit

• A current version of Adobe Acrobat® Reader (4.0 or higher)

You agree to review your hardware and software to see if you meet the above standards. Your consent to this Agreement will be deemed proof that you acknowledge that you have met the specifications


10. What to Do In Case of Errors or Questions about Your Electronic Transfers, Including Bill Pay

Consumers, refer to the "Initial Disclosure of Terms and Conditions of Electronic Funds Transfer Services" previously provided to you and also available on our website. Business Customers, refer to Section 24 of this Agreement.


11. Your Liability for Unauthorized Transfers

You should notify us immediately if you believe your password has been lost or stolen or if you believe there have been any unauthorized transactions on any of your accounts. To notify us, call 1-877-INFO CTR (1-877-463-6287), Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, or send us notice by mail.

For a discussion of your liability for unauthorized transactions on a consumer account, refer to the "Initial Disclosure of Terms and Conditions of Electronic Funds Transfer Services" previously provided to you and also available on our website. You are solely responsible for the amount of each bill payment, funds transfer or other service made using our Service, even if you did not authorize the transactions. You agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless from and against any and all losses, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses (including attorneys’ fees and court costs and expenses) arising from or related to the access or use of the Service.


12. Our Liability for Failure to Make a Transfer

Refer to the "Initial Disclosure of Terms and Conditions of Electronic Funds Transfer Services" previously provided to you and also available on our website.


13. Login ID and Password

Upon successful enrollment in the Service, you will be provided with a password that will grant you access to the Service. You will be asked to change this password the first time that you access the Service. You are solely responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of your password. We recommend that your password be comprised of both letters and numbers, and that it not be easily associated with any personal information, such as your address, date of birth, or anniversary. Your password should be memorized, and never written down. We also recommend that you change your password regularly.

Use of the Services by any one owner of a joint account or by an individual authorized on a business account, shall be deemed an authorized transaction on an account unless you provide us with written notice that the use of the Service is terminated or that the joint account owner or authorized signer has been validly removed from the account.

If you are a business customer, you agree that use of a Login ID and Password is a commercially reasonable method of providing security against unauthorized electronic transactions. It is the responsibility of your business to protect the confidentiality of your login credentials. Whether your business has requested a single Login ID or multiple Login IDs, it is your business' responsibility to require that these passwords be kept confidential and be used only by authorized persons.

You agree that we are authorized to act on any and all instructions received under your Login ID and Password. Use of the Login ID and Password constitutes authentication of all transactions performed by you or on your behalf. All transactions initiated with your Login ID and Password will be attributed to you. You accept as your sole responsibility the use, protection and maintenance of the confidentiality of, and access to, your Login ID and Password. You agree to take reasonable precautions to safeguard your Login ID and Password and keep them confidential. We are not responsible for unauthorized use of your Login ID and Password.

Should you enter your password incorrectly on three (3) consecutive attempts, you will be blocked from accessing the Service. For additional protection, your Login ID will be locked after 180 days of inactivity. If you do not log into your account within 60 days of enrollment, then your Login ID and profile will be deleted. If this should happen, please call us toll-free at 1-877-INFO CTR (1-877-463-6287).


14. Hours of Access

You may access your accounts through the Service seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day. However, at certain times, some or all features of the Service may not be available due to system maintenance. We will post notice of any extended periods of non-availability on our website.

15. Fees and Charges

By using the Service, you agree to pay the associated fees and charges, as set forth in the most current "Schedule of Fees for Consumer Banking Products" (for non-business customers) and/or "Business Fee Schedule" (for business customers) brochure. Applicable fees, as disclosed in the most current "Schedule of Fees for Consumer Banking Products" and/or "Business Fee Schedule" brochure will be charged to your payment account. If the payment account has insufficient funds to cover fees, the Bank may deduct the fees from any other account linked to the Service. If the fee cannot be paid, we may cancel the Bill Payment and Presentment Service or other online services.


16. Permissible Transactions

When you use the Service to transfer funds from your line of credit account, you agree that the Bank may take any action required to obtain advances on your behalf without obtaining your signature. Middlesex Savings Bank reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any account transactions made using the Service.

Middlesex Savings Bank may, from time to time, introduce new features to the Service. We may, but are not required to, notify you of the existence and availability of such new features. By using these features when they become available, you agree to be bound by the terms of the Agreement governing such features.


17. Transaction Limits

The number and dollar amount of transfers to and from your accounts using the Service are limited pursuant to the terms of applicable account disclosures as included in the Combined Disclosures. If a hold is placed upon any portion of deposits made to an account from which you wish to transfer funds, you may not transfer the portion held until the hold expires.

For Consumer Statement Savings accounts and Consumer and Business Money Fund accounts, these accounts are limited to no more than six (6) transfers per calendar month to another account with us or to a third party via preauthorized or automatic transfer, telephonic agreement, or order of instruction. Please note transfers made using the Online Banking Service and telephone banking are counted against the permissible number of transfers, as are other transfer methods described in the Combined Disclosures.


18. Posting of Transactions

Most transactions post immediately and will be reflected in your balances and activity. For business transactions, Middlesex Savings Bank will make reasonable efforts to see that the ACH and Wire Transfer transactions initiated by business customers prior to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on a business day are processed on that day. Transactions completed after 4:00 p.m. on a business day or completed on a non-business day will be processed the following business day.


19. Stop-Payment Requests

You may initiate stop-payment requests online using the Service or by calling us at 1-877-INFO-CTR (1-877-463-6287). Such stop-payments may only be initiated for paper checks you have written on your accounts (not bill pay payments or electronic payments). See the Bill Payment Terms and Conditions for how to cancel or stop an on-line Bill Payment.

Online stop-payment requests are processed as received. To be effective, your stop-payment request must provide the name of the payee, the check number, the amount of the check, and the date of the check.

You will incur stop-payment charges as disclosed in the most current version of the "Schedule of Fees for Consumer Banking Products" (for non-business customers) and/or "Business Fee Schedule" (for business customers) brochure.


20. Confidentiality

You understand and agree that we may disclose information about your accounts and transfers to others. The limitations under which we may disclose such information are described in our "Privacy Statement" and our "Initial Disclosure of Terms and Conditions of Electronic Fund Transfer Services".


21. Periodic Statements

In addition to real time viewing of account activity through the Service, all of the payments and transfers made through the Service will appear on your monthly account statement(s). It is your responsibility to review your statements in a timely manner and communicate any concerns you have about transactions, fees or other matters to the Bank.


22. Bill Payment and Presentment

In order to use the Bill Payment and Presentment feature, you will need to accept the separate Bill Payment Terms and Conditions. To the extent that the Bill Payment Terms and Conditions are inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall govern the respective rights and obligations of us and you.


23. External Funds Transfer

Within Online Banking you may separately enroll for the option of transferring funds between your linked deposit accounts at Middlesex Savings Bank and accounts at other financial institutions (the "External Funds Transfers"). You will need to register each of your non-Middlesex Savings Bank accounts that you wish to use for External Funds Transfers. You agree and warrant to us that you will only originate External Funds Transfers through the Service to or from accounts for which you have the authority to transfer funds, and that by disclosing information to us regarding those accounts to affect your transfer, you are not violating any third party rights.

Cut-off Time: Cut-off time for External Funds Transfers will be 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Any transfer made after the cut-off time will be initiated the next business day.

Modifying/Cancelling Transfers: Pending transfer instructions can be cancelled or modified until the status changes to "In Process." Instructions cannot be cancelled or modified after cut-off time for the transfer date.

Transfer Fees: There is no fee to initiate External Funds Transfers; if we make any change, you will be notified in writing as required by applicable law. Cancellation of External Funds Transfers for which fees are charged does not release you from liability for any and all fees assessed by us but not yet paid prior to your cancellation of such External Funds Transfers. For current fees, please refer to the External Account Authorization form.

Transfer Limits: Transfer limits are defined at enrollment. These daily dollar limits apply to the total of all transfers for all accounts linked to the user profile. Any transfer initiated on a day that is not a business day counts toward the applicable limit for the next business day. A transfer remains "In Process" until fully processed and it will appear as "In Process" on your Transfer Funds tab within Online Banking. We may change your transfer limits at any time. If we decrease your daily dollar limit, we will notify you as required by law, but you agree that we may reduce your daily dollar limit without prior notice for security purposes or because of excessive overdrafts to your Middlesex Savings Bank account.


24. Business Customers

Sections 11, 12 and 17 do not apply if you are a business customer. We have no liability to business customers for the failure to process transactions for any reason.

If you are a business customer and you have reason to believe that your password or any other security code has been lost or stolen, or that an unauthorized person has used or attempted to use the Service without your permission, you must notify us immediately. Immediate contact with Bank will help reduce possible losses. As a business customer, you are fully responsible for any online transactions (including but not limited to any advances under the overdraft protection feature of your account, if any). You agree to reimburse us immediately for any loss, claim or damage which we sustain as a result of either authorized or unauthorized use of the Service. We shall have no liability for any loss, claim or damage, which you sustain as a result of the use of the Service. This is true even if the use of the Service is unauthorized and even if you notified us of the unauthorized use within 24 hours. Once we have been notified of a loss, theft or unauthorized use of a password and we have had a reasonable opportunity to act on that notice, however, you will not be responsible for further transactions initiated with that password unless we can prove that you could have avoided the unauthorized access.

If you choose to receive ACH debit transactions on your commercial accounts, you assume all liability and responsibility to monitor those commercial accounts on a daily basis. In the event you object to any ACH debit, you agree to notify us of your objection on the same day the debit occurs.

Other existing agreements and contracts you may have with us cover certain features and functionality available through the Service. For example, the terms and conditions of any "Corporate Wire Transfer Agreement" and "Corporate Automated Clearing House Agreement" remain in full force and effect and prevail in instances where those agreements and this Agreement conflict.

Termination of External Funds Transfers: We reserve the right to terminate your use of External Funds Transfers, in whole or in part, at any time in our sole discretion.   

Business Customers Only: You agree and warrant to us that you will only originate External Funds Transfers through the Service to accounts for which you have the authority to transfer funds and to accounts held by your business, and that by disclosing information to us regarding those accounts to effect your transfer, you are not violating any third party rights.  Any External Funds Transfers we process on your behalf will be in accordance with the rules and operating guidelines of the National Automated Clearing House Association ("NACHA Rules"), as amended from time to time, and as such, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, the NACHA Rules, the rules of any other applicable local or regional Automated Clearing House ("ACH") that the Bank uses to process the External Funds Transfers used by Bank for said External Funds Transfer, and all applicable laws and regulations including, without limitation, Article 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code, as amended from time to time, (collectively, the "Rules and Regulations"). You agree, upon reasonable notice by us, to permit us to audit, inspect, and review your policies and processes for purposes of ensuring your compliance with this Agreement, NACHA Rules, and applicable Rules and Regulations.


25. Mobile Banking

Mobile Banking is a service that allows you (or an authorized user) to access account information and perform transactions using compatible and supported wireless devices and is available to Online Banking enrollees only. To access Mobile Banking you or any authorized user must agree to the Mobile Banking User Agreement and download the Middlesex Savings Bank Mobile Banking Application, designed specifically for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices (the "Mobile Device").

Any deposit account, loan or other banking product ("Account") accessed through Mobile Banking remains subject to Account Agreements/Terms and Conditions, Combined Disclosures and any other agreement or disclosure (for example, those applicable to loans) provided at time of account opening or at a later date. You should review those agreements and disclosures, as they may include transaction limitations, fees or other terms that might apply to your use of Mobile Banking. In order to make transfers between your accounts and pay bills using Mobile Banking, you must first arrange for those services on Online Banking.

We may modify the Mobile Banking service from time to time in our sole discretion. In the event of any modifications, you are responsible for making sure you (or your authorized users) understand how to use Mobile Banking as modified. You are responsible for making sure that you (or your authorized users) know how to properly use Mobile Banking and the Mobile Device and we will not be liable to you for any losses caused by your (or your authorized users') failure to properly use Mobile Banking or the Mobile Device. Middlesex Savings Bank reserves the right to terminate this Addendum and your (or your authorized users) access to Mobile Banking, in whole or in part, at any time.

You agree and understand that Mobile Banking may not be accessible or may have limited utility over some mobile networks, and that there may be browser or other technical limitations specific to an individual mobile device or browser type that will limit or prevent access to Mobile Banking. We make no representations that Mobile Banking will be available for use in locations outside of the United States. Accessing Mobile Banking from locations outside of the United States by you (or your authorized users) is at your own risk and may not be secure. You agree that only the mobile service provider is responsible for its products and services. Accordingly, you agree to resolve any problems with a service provider directly, without involving us.   

You represent and warrant that all Mobile Banking users are duly authorized to access any financial information which may be available using Mobile Banking. You represent and agree that all information you provide to us in connection with Mobile Banking is accurate, current and complete, and that you have the right and authority to provide such information to us for the purpose of using Mobile Banking.

Except as required by law, you shall bear the entire risk for any use of Mobile Banking, whether or not you (or an authorized user) have authorized such use and whether or not you are (or an authorized user is) negligent. If you (or an authorized user) permits other persons to use the Mobile Device, login information or any other means to access Mobile Banking, you will be liable for any transactions undertaken and we will not be liable for any resulting damages.  

Except as provided by law, you on behalf of yourself, your estate, your heirs and any person who may claim through you or, if an entity, its predecessors, successors and affiliates and its or their trustees, directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives and all persons who may claim through it hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Bank, its affiliates, and its and their trustees, directors, officers and employees harmless from all costs and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees and costs) we may suffer or incur as a result of your enrollment into Mobile Banking or registration of the Mobile Device, arising from any claim to funds transferred out of your Account or paid under authority of the Mobile Device including but not limited to liability for items presented or electronic transfers against such funds, claims of government agencies for the return of funds, liability to other third parties claiming rights to the funds, or any claim made against the Bank arising from any products and services provided by us to any person under authority of the Mobile Device.


26. Choice of Law and Choice of Venue

This Agreement, as well as the parties’ rights and obligations hereunder, shall be in all respects interpreted, enforced and governed by and under the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any lawsuit between the Bank and you, arising from this Agreement or otherwise, shall be brought in a court located within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


27. Notices/Address Changes

If you send us an e-mail message, we will be deemed to have received it on the following business day. We will then have a reasonable time to act on your e-mail. E-mail transmissions may not be secure. Thus, we request that you do not send us or ask for sensitive information such as account numbers, passwords, account information, etc. via e-mail.

We may rely upon your address, including, without limitation, your e-mail address as it appears on our records for any and all communications we send you.


Notifications should be forwarded to the following, as applicable:

Online Banking Department

Middlesex Savings Bank

PO Box 5210

Westborough, MA 01581-5210

MSB Online Banking Agreement (rev. 10/2014)