Internet Banking Agreement & Disclosure

Effective Date: April 22, 2019

Internet Banking Department:


120 Passaic Avenue

Fairfield, NJ 07004

Please read the entire Agreement carefully before enrolling in the Service or initiating any transactions.

Table of Contents

  1. Scope of this Agreement
  2. Accepting the Agreement
  3. Definitions
  4. Basic Internet Banking Services
  5. Other Basic Internet Banking Features
  6. Commercial Internet Banking Services
  7. Provisions Applicable Only To Business Customers
  8. Fees
  9. Requirements for Enrolling in the Service
  10. Enrollment Process
  11. Linked Accounts
  12. Signature Requirements
  13. Account Balances
  14. Canceling or Changing Transfers
  15. Bill Payment and Transfer Limitations
  16. Bill Payment Terms and Conditions
  17. Bill Delivery and Presentment
  18. Privacy
  19. Internet Security
  20. Your Passcode Responsibilities
  21. Our Liability for Failure to Complete Transactions
  22. Documentation and Verification of Payments and Transfers
  23. Provisions Applicable Only to Consumer and Sole Proprietors Deposit Accounts
  24. Alterations and Amendments
  25. Electronic Disclosures
  26. Address, E-mail, or Payment Account Changes
  27. Service Termination, Cancellation, or Suspension
  28. Exclusions of Warranties and Limitation of Damages
  29. Assignment
  30. No Waiver
  31. Captions
  32. Disputes
  33. Waiver of Trial by Jury
  34. Ownership of Material
  35. Governing Law and Relation to Other Agreements

1. Scope of this Agreement

This Agreement between you and Kearny Bank, 120 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004 governs your use of our Internet Banking services (the “Service”). The Service permits our Customers and Business Customers to perform a number of banking functions on accounts linked to the Service through the use of a personal computer and the Internet.

To use the Service, you must maintain one or more Eligible Accounts with us and keep sufficient balances in the account to settle any transaction or pay any fee related to the Service.

To enroll an Eligible Account in the Service, you must be either an owner of the Eligible Account or an Authorized User of the Eligible Account and have the sole authority to withdraw funds from the Eligible Account to make bill payments, funds transfers, initiate ACH Entries or otherwise transact business on the Eligible Account. To the extent that any Eligible Account requires two or more signatures or approvals for a withdrawal or other transaction, you waive this requirement by enrolling the Eligible Account in the Service.

We are offering you the Service through one or more Service Providers that we have engaged to render some or all of the Service to you on our behalf. You agree that we have the right under this Agreement to delegate to Service Providers all of the rights and performance obligations that we have under this Agreement.

2. Accepting the Agreement

After you have carefully read this Agreement in its entirety and the linked Privacy Notice, you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement. When you accept these terms and conditions, you represent and warrant that you are an owner of the Eligible Account or Authorized User acting with full authority, and that you are duly authorized to execute this Agreement.

You should print and/or save a copy of this Agreement for your records. To print, select the print button below or select the print function on your browser. To save a copy of this Agreement on your computer, select “File” and then “Save As” on your browser.

If you need help printing or saving this document, or if you have any questions about this Agreement, please contact our Internet Banking Customer Service Department. Our contact information is listed at the top of this Agreement. You can obtain a paper copy of this Agreement at any time. Updates to this Agreement will be sent electronically as further described within this Agreement.

When you click on the “accept” button below, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. By accepting, you also certify that you are able and willing to accept the electronic version of this document

If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement and/or do not accept the electronic version of this document, select the “DO NOT ACCEPT” button.

3. Definitions

Agreement - means these terms and conditions of the Internet Banking and Bill Payment services.

Authorized User - is any individual, agent, representative or sub-user of a Business Customer whose owner authorizes you to use the Service and who has provided you with a passcode or other means to access the Eligible Account(s).

Bill Payment Service Provider – refers to the contractor, sub-contractor, or provider of our Bill Payment and Delivery services (CheckFree Services Corporation.)

Biller – is the person or entity to which you wish a Bill Payment to be directed or is the person or entity from which you receive electronic bills, as the case may be.

Billing Account - is the checking account from which all service fees will be automatically debited.

Business Day - is every Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Reserve holidays.

Business Customer - Refers to anyone other than a Consumer who owns an Eligible account with respect to which the Service is requested primarily for business purposes.

Business Day Cutoff - Refers to the cut-off time for posting purposes. The cut-off time for online transactions is based upon our Business Days and prevailing Eastern Time. For posting purposes, we will process all transactions completed by 4:00 PM on the same Business Day. Transactions completed after 4:00 PM will be processed on the following Business Day. Bill Payment cut-off and scheduling times differ and are further detailed in this Agreement.

Consumer – Refers to a natural person who owns an Eligible Account at Kearny Bank and who uses the Service primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.

Due Date - is the date reflected on your Biller statement for which the Bill Payment is due. It is not the late date or grace period.

Eligible Account – An Eligible Account means any one of your account(s) to which we may allow access through the Service under this Agreement. Only a checking account is eligible for Bill Payment privileges. We may make additional accounts available for Bill Payment services from time-to-time as allowed by law or by our Bill Payment Service Provider.

Joint Account – An Eligible Account owned by two or more Consumers and used primarily for personal, family or household purposes.

If the Eligible Account added to the Service is jointly held or have multiple signers, you agree that access to the information and all transactions initiated by the use of your Access ID and Passcode are authorized unless we have been notified to cancel the Service. If joint account holders use individual Access IDs, the Service may be identified separately and you may be charged for the use of additional Access IDs. In some cases, if your account(s) require two signatures for withdrawal, we may only grant view privileges to your Eligible Accounts through the Service.

Laser Draft Payment – is a payment method similar to a check written by you on your Payment Account. Billers should receive Laser Draft Payments no later than the Scheduled Payment Date. Funds remitted to the Biller are deducted from your Payment Account when the Laser Draft is presented to this Financial Institution for payment. As a result, neither this Financial Institution nor its Service Provider(s) can control when your Payment Account will be debited for a Laser Draft Payment.

Payment Account - is the checking account from which Bill Payments will be debited.

Payment Instruction - is the information provided by you to the Service for a Bill Payment to be made to the Biller (such as, but not limited to, Biller name, Biller account number, and Scheduled Payment Date).

Scheduled Payment - is a Bill Payment that has been scheduled through the Service but has not begun processing.

Scheduled Payment Date - is the day you want your Biller to receive your Bill Payment and is also the day your Payment Account will be debited (other than Laser Draft Payments, as described above), unless the Scheduled Payment Date falls on a non-Business Day in which case it will be considered to be the previous Business Day.

Service – means the Internet Banking, Bill Payment and other services offered by Kearny Bank through its Service Providers.

Service Provider - includes any agent, licensor, independent contractor or subcontractor that Kearny Bank may utilize for the provision of Internet Banking, Bill Payment, and electronic Bill Delivery services.

Sub-User Administrator – Each Business Customer utilizing ACH services must authorize a Sub-User Administrator for managing Authorized User access to Business Customer accounts accessible through the Service. Sub-User Administrators and/or Authorized Users may be identified in separate agreements.

you and your - As used within this Agreement, “you” and “your” refer to the owner of the Eligible Account, as well as any Authorized Users.

we, us, or our – As used within this Agreement, refer to Kearny Bank and any agent, independent contractor, service provider, sub-contractor, licensor, designee, or assignee that Kearny Bank may involve in the provision of the Service.

4. Basic Internet Banking Services

The basic features currently available through the Service include:

Bill Payment services are optional. You can request Bill Payment privileges in the online enrollment process and/or you can add Bill Payment services at a later time by contacting our Internet Banking Department. Bill Payment customers also have access to electronic Bill Presentment or Bill Delivery.

We may add or remove certain features and/or functionality available from time to time. You can use the Service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, although some or all features may not be available occasionally due to emergencies or scheduled system maintenance. In addition, access to the Service may be slower at times due to high Internet traffic or other factors beyond our control.

5. Other Basic Internet Banking Features

(A) Stop Payment Feature

The stop payment feature within the Service can only be used to stop payment on checks that you have written or to stop payment on remotely created checks (sometimes called pre-authorized drafts) that will be paid from your account. This feature is accessible in the Individual account summary menu of the Internet Banking Service and provides a means to securely forward your stop payment requests to us for processing.

Stop payment requests received through the Service will generally be processed within one (1) to two (2) Business Days. Therefore, if your request is urgent, we recommend that you contact us directly via telephone or in person.

The stop payment feature within the Service should not be used to cancel funds transfers and bill payments.

There is a stop payment fee associated with this feature. Please refer to our fee schedule for additional information or contact us at 1-800-273-3406. Additional requirements may apply to the stop payment service and this information will be provided to you at the time you complete the request. Additional information on stop payments is also available in within the Service.

(B) Alerts

Alerts. Your enrollment in Kearny Bank Online Banking and/or Mobile Banking (the “Service”) includes enrollment to receive transaction alerts and notifications (“Alerts”). Alerts are electronic notices from us that contain transactional information about your Kearny Bank account(s). Alerts are provided within the following categories:

Account Alerts and Additional Alerts must be managed and/or added online through the Service. You cannot maintain all Alerts though your mobile device. We may add new Alerts from time to time, or cancel old Alerts. We usually notify you when we cancel Alerts, but are not obligated to do so. Kearny Bank reserves the right to terminate its Alerts service at any time without prior notice to you.

Methods of Delivery. We may provide Alerts through one or more channels (“EndPoints”): (a) a mobile device, by text message, (b) a mobile device, by push notification; (c) an email account, by an e-mail message; or (d) your Kearny Bank Online Banking message in-box, by an e-mail message. You agree to receive Alerts through these EndPoints, and it is your responsibility to determine that each of the service providers for the EndPoints described in (a) through (c) above supports the email, push notification, and text message Alerts provided through the Alerts service. Please be advised that text or data charges or rates may be imposed by your EndPoint service provider. Alert frequency varies by account and preferences. You agree to provide us a valid mobile phone number or email address so that we may send you Alerts. If your email address or your mobile device's number changes, you are responsible for informing us of that change. Your Alerts will be updated to reflect the changes that you communicate to us with regard to your primary and secondary email addresses or mobile device number.

Alerts via Text Message. To stop Alerts via text message, text "STOP" to 99588 at anytime. Alerts sent to your primary email address will be unaffected by this action. To restore Alerts on your mobile phone, just visit the Alerts tab in Kearny Bank Online Banking and click the box next to your mobile number for the Alerts you'd like to receive again. For help with SMS text alerts, text “HELP” to 99588. In case of questions please contact customer service at 973-244-4500. Our participating carriers include (but are not limited to) AT&T, SprintPCS, T-Mobile®, U.S. Cellular®, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS.

Limitations. Kearny Bank provides Alerts as a convenience to you for information purposes only. An Alert does not constitute a bank record for the deposit or credit account to which it pertains. We strive to provide Alerts in a timely manner with accurate information. However, you acknowledge and agree that your receipt of any Alerts may be delayed or prevented by factor(s) affecting your mobile phone service provider, internet service provider(s) and other factors outside Kearny Bank’s control. We neither guarantee the delivery nor the accuracy of the contents of each Alert. You agree to not hold Kearny Bank, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and service providers liable for losses or damages, including attorneys' fees, that may arise, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from (a) a non-delivery, delayed delivery, or the misdirected delivery of an Alert; (b) inaccurate or incomplete content in an Alert; or (c) your reliance on or use of the information provided in an Alert for any purpose.

Alert Information. As Alerts delivered via SMS, email and push notifications are not encrypted, we will never include your passcode or full account number. You acknowledge and agree that Alerts may not be encrypted and may include your name and some information about your accounts, and anyone with access to your Alerts will be able to view the contents of these messages.

6. Commercial Internet Banking Services

Additional online features are currently available for Business Customers through the Business sign-on area of the Service. These features may be subject to additional terms and conditions.

We may add or remove certain features and/or functionality from time-to-time. Business Customers interested in these services should contact us for additional information.

7. Provisions Applicable Only To Business Customers

(A) Protecting Your Account

The Service will allow Business Customers to establish individual Access IDs, passcodes, privileges for each Authorized User. A transaction history will be maintained for each Access ID. Additional fees may be assessed for each Access ID.

Business Customers will be solely responsible for designating its Authorized Users, assigning privileges, and disclosing the identity of the users to Kearny Bank in writing. By designating one or more Authorized Users, the Business Customer represents and warrants that its Authorized Users have the authority to initiate funds transfers, bill payments and all other types of transactions through the Service.

Business Customers authorize Kearny Bank and its Service Providers to act upon any transaction, whether or not authorized that is initiated with the Access ID and Passcode of the Business Customer and/or the Access ID and Passcode of an Authorized User. Furthermore, any instructions, directions, or other information provided by the Business Customer, or any of its Authorized Users, will be deemed to have been authorized by the Business Customer. Kearny Bank and its Service Providers will not be responsible for verifying the identity or authenticity of any person claiming to be an Authorized User of the Business Customer when that person has provided the Access ID and Passcode of an Authorized User.

Business Customers assume any and all liability arising from the use or misuse of the Service or its Eligible Accounts by its Authorized Users. By using the Service, the Business Customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Kearny Bank and its Service Providers for any and all liability and damages resulting from our acting upon any direction, instruction, or information that is initiated with an Access ID and Passcode of an Authorized User.

Business Customers that Kearny Bank and its Service Providers may send notices and other communications, including e-mails, to the current address of record, whether or not that address includes a designation for delivery to the attention of any particular individual. Business Customers further agree that Kearny Bank and/or its Service Providers will not be responsible or liable to you in any way if information is intercepted by an unauthorized person, either in transit or at your place of business.

In addition, Business Customers must:

Kearny Bank or its Service Providers may disable Passcodes of Authorized Users even without receiving such notice from a Business Customer, if it is suspected that Passcodes are being used in an unauthorized or fraudulent manner.

Business Customers shall be solely responsible for the development and implementation of all commercially reasonable procedures to control access to their computer systems and to protect any data files stored thereon. Business Customers shall be solely responsible for all appropriate and commercially reasonable, physical, logical, and network security systems and devices to protect the security of data files maintained on computer(s) used to access the service as well as the protection against unauthorized access to business computers, and/or networks used to access the service. Business Customers shall be solely responsible for any and all losses and damages arising from any authorized or unauthorized access to the service.

Kearny Bank and its Service Providers shall have no obligation, liability or control, either directly or indirectly concerning the Business Customers’ selection of security systems or devices for the protection of any data files or computers used to access the services or over Business Customers development or implementation of security procedures or the failure of Business Customer to maintain commercial reasonable security procedures.

(B) Commercially Reasonable Security Procedures of the Service

When you accept this Agreement and use the Service, you acknowledge and agree that the Service includes security measures which you have reviewed and consider to be commercially reasonable. You agree to be bound by our security procedures and instructions, which may be periodically updated. You agree to review and implement all security procedures available in connection with the Service, including procedures to protect the confidentiality of your Access ID and Passcode and the same for your Authorized Users. You agree to notify Kearny Bank in the event that your use of the Service would necessitate or be better served by a level of security that exceeds that offered by the Service. If you fail to notify Kearny Bank, you acknowledge and agree that the security aspects of the Service are appropriate for your needs and will provide you with a commercially reasonable degree of security against unauthorized use.

(C) Errors and Questions

In case of errors or questions about your transactions, you should as soon as possible notify us through one of the following methods:

Telephone us at 1-800-273-3406 during customer service hours;

Write us at: Kearny Bank, Internet Banking Department, 120 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004

(D) Limitation of Institution Liability

Kearny Bank and its Service Providers will be deemed to have exercised all due care and to have acted reasonably if we act in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and will be liable for loss sustained by you only to the extent such loss is caused by our gross negligence or willful misconduct. Kearny Bank and its Service Providers will have no liability for any loss or damage:

If Kearny Bank and/or its Service Providers fail or delay in making a transfer or bill payment pursuant to your instruction, or if we make a transfer or payment in an erroneous amount which is less than the amount per your Payment Instruction, unless otherwise required by law our liability shall be limited to interest on the amount which we failed to timely pay, calculated from the date on which the payment was to be made until the date it was actually made or you canceled the instruction.

We may pay such interest either to you or the intended recipient of the payment, but in no event will we be liable to both parties, and our payment to either party will fully discharge any obligation to the other. If we make a payment in an erroneous amount which exceeds the amount per your Payment Instruction, or if we permit an unauthorized payment after we have had a reasonable time to act on a notice from you of possible unauthorized use as described above, unless otherwise required by law, our liability will be limited to a refund of the amount erroneously paid, plus interest thereon from the date of the payment to the date of the refund, but in no event to exceed sixty (60) days interest.

If we become liable to you for interest compensation under this Agreement or applicable law, such interest shall be calculated based on the average federal funds rate at the Federal Reserve Bank in the district nearest to Kearny Bank for each day interest is due, computed on the basis of a three hundred sixty (360) day year.

No third party will have rights or claims against Kearny Bank and its Service Providers under this Agreement. The terms of this section will survive termination of this Agreement.

(E) Indemnification

Business Customer and its Authorized Users, jointly and severally, will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Kearny Bank and its Service Providers from and against any and all loss, liability, expense and damage, including consequential, special and punitive damages, directly or indirectly resulting from: (i) the processing of any request received by Kearny Bank through the Service, (ii) any breach of the provisions of this Agreement by the Business Customer (iii) any request for stop payment; (iv) any dispute between you and any third party in connection with the use of the Service; and (v) any and all actions, suits, proceeding, claims, demands, judgments, costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees) incident to the foregoing. The terms of this section will survive termination of this Agreement.

8. Fees

Basic Internet Banking Service: (view balances and account transfers) No charge

Bill Payment Service: Ability to pay virtually anyone, same day/next day payments, group payments into categories, Account-to-Account transfers, even accounts at other financial institutions. Ability to receive updates through email for receipts of bill and payment due dates, establishing automatic payments and searching Bill History.

Bill Payment Fees:

Consumers: The Internet Banking and Bill Pay Services are available to our consumer customers free of charge.

Business Customers:The Internet Banking and Bill Pay Services are available to our business customers free of charge. For Business Customers, additional charges may apply for services such as: ACH Origination, EFTPS, or NACHA File Imports. These fees may vary and are subject to separate agreements.

Any applicable fees will be charged regardless of whether the Service was used during the billing cycle. There may be a charge for additional transactions and other optional services. You agree to pay such charges and authorize us to deduct the amount from your designated Billing Account for these amounts and any additional charges that may be incurred by you. Any fees associated with your standard deposit accounts will continue to apply.

You are responsible for any and all telephone access fees and/or Internet service fees that may be assessed by your telephone and/or Internet service provider.

9. Requirements for Enrolling in the Service

In order to enroll in the Service, You must have:

Prior to enrolling in the Service and accepting the electronic version of this Agreement, you should verify that you have the required hardware and software necessary to access the Service and to retain a copy of this Agreement.

If we revise hardware and software requirements, and if there’s a material chance that the changes may impact your ability to access the Service, we will give you advance notice of these changes and provide you an opportunity to cancel the Service and/or change your method of receiving electronic disclosures (e.g. change to paper format vs. an electronic format) without the imposition of any fees.

1. Enrollment Process

You must complete the enrollment process to use the Service.

The Internet enrollment process involves completing a secure online application that we will use to verify your identity. You will also choose your Access ID and Passcode during the enrollment process.

When you enroll for the Service, you agree to provide true and accurate enrollment information. Our system will verify the information you submit for accuracy and proper authorizations. If the information provided at the time of enrollment matches our date base, you may begin using the Service immediately

Business Customers interested in the commercial features of the Service should contact us directly at 1-800-273-3406 or you may send us a secure message through the Service.

1. Linked Accounts

When you first enroll for the Basic Internet Banking Service, we will link all of your Eligible Accounts which you designate to one Access ID.

2. Signature Requirements

When any transfer, ACH, or other Payment Instruction is initiated through the Service for your benefit, you agree that we may debit the designated Eligible Accounts without requiring your signature on the item and without any notice to you. Requirements for dual signatures on checks, if applicable, do NOT apply to Bill Payments or other transfers initiated through the Service. Any Authorized User must be authorized individually to make electronic transfers and online Bill Payments even though that person’s authority to make transfers by other means may still require dual signatures.

3. Account Balances

Balances shown in your accounts may include deposits subject to verification by us. The balance reflected in the Service may differ from your records due to deposits in progress, checks outstanding, or other withdrawals, payments or charges. A transfer request may not result in immediate availability because of the time required to process the request. A transfer request must be made before the Business Day Cut-off time to be effective the same Business Day.

The balances within the Service are updated periodically and the Service will display the most current "as of" date on the "accounts" summary page. There may be situations that cause a delay in an update of your balances. The Service will use the most current balance available at the time of a transaction to base our approval for account transfers.

4. Canceling or Changing Transfers

You cannot cancel an Express transfer after it has been entered into the system AND the information has been processed and/or transmitted to us through the Service; however, you can edit or change a Scheduled transfer that is still “pending”. For Business Customers, the term “transfers” also includes ACH transactions.

In order to cancel or change a scheduled pending transfer that has not been submitted to us for processing, use the following procedures:

For Business Customers, additional guidance on creating, canceling, editing ACH is available within the Service and from our Customer Service Department. Business Customers may edit, delete, or un-approve ACH transactions prior to the effective date. Separate agreements may detail the required time-frames for submitting and making changes to these types of transactions.

If you need our assistance on making edits to automatic/future dated transfers; you can send us a secure email through the Service; however, we must receive your request three (3) Business Days or more before the transaction is scheduled for processing. If you call, we may also require you to put your request in writing and get it to us within 14 days after the call.

5. Bill Payment and Transfer Limitations

You may use the Service to check the balance of your Eligible Account (s) and to transfer funds among your Eligible Accounts at Kearny Bank. You must have sufficient available funds in your account to cover the amount of any online transfers and bill payments on the scheduled payment date set for the transaction, or the transaction may not be processed. NSF and/or overdraft charges may be incurred if bill payments exceed your account available balance.

Current federal regulations restrict the number of transactions that you can make from certain types of accounts, such as money market and savings accounts. For these types of accounts, you may not make more than six (6) pre-authorized, automatic, or electronic transfers, which include computer initiated transfers, telephone transfers, checks, and point-of-sale transactions during a given monthly statement period. Transfers and bill payments authorized by personal computer through the Service are counted toward the six permitted monthly transfers. Federal regulations currently place no limits on the number of transfers or bill payments from your checking accounts, therefore Kearny Bank currently limits the Bill Payment Service to only checking accounts.

There are limits on the amount of money you can send or receive through the Service. Your limits may be adjusted from time-to-time at our sole discretion. You may log in to the Site to view your individual transaction limits. We also reserve the right to select the method in which to remit funds on your behalf though the Service, and in the event that your Eligible Account is closed or otherwise unavailable to us the method to return funds to you. These payment methods may include, but may not be limited to, an electronic or paper check or draft payment.

6. Bill Payment Terms and Conditions

(A) Bill Payment Scheduling

The earliest possible Scheduled Payment Date for each Biller (typically four (4) or fewer Business Days from the current date) will be designated within the Service when you are scheduling the Bill Payment. Therefore, the Service will not permit you to select a Scheduled Payment Date less than the earliest possible Scheduled Payment Date designated for each Biller.

When scheduling Bill Payments you must select a Scheduled Payment Date that is no later than the actual Due Date reflected on your Biller statement unless the Due Date falls on a non-Business Day. If the actual Due Date falls on a non-Business Day, you must select a Scheduled Payment Date that is at least one (1) Business Day before the actual Due Date. Scheduled Payment Dates must be prior to any late date or grace period.

(B) The Bill Payment Service Guarantee

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Service, particularly delays in handling and posting payments by Billers or financial institutions, some transactions may take longer to be credited to your account. Except as expressly stated otherwise within this Agreement, Kearny Bank and/or its Service Providers will bear the responsibility for any late payment related charges up to $50.00 should a Bill Payment post after its Due Date as long as the payment was scheduled in accordance with the guidelines described under “Bill Payment Scheduling” in this Agreement.

(C) Payment Authorization and Payment Remittance

By providing the Service with names and account information of Billers to whom you wish to direct payments, you authorize us to follow the Payment Instructions received through the Service. In order to process payments more efficiently and effectively, our Service Provider may edit or alter payment data or data formats in accordance with Biller directives.

When the Service receives a Payment Instruction, you authorize our Bill Payment Service Provider to debit your Payment Account and remit funds on your behalf so that the funds arrive as close as reasonably possible to the Scheduled Payment Date designated by you. You also authorize our Service Provider to credit your Payment Account for payments returned to the Service by the United States Postal Service or Biller, or payments remitted to you on behalf of another Authorized User of the Service.

(D) Payment Methods

Our Bill Payment Service Provider reserves the right to select the method in which to remit funds on your behalf to your Biller. These payment methods may include, but may not be limited to, an electronic payment, an electronic to check payment, or a Laser Draft Payment.

(E) Payment Cancellation Requests

You may cancel or edit any Scheduled Payment (if processing has not begun) by following the directions within the Service. There is no charge for canceling or editing a Scheduled Payment. However, once the Service has begun processing a Scheduled Payment it cannot be cancelled or edited, therefore a stop payment request must be submitted, as described within this Agreement.

(F) Bill Payment Stop Payment Requests

The ability of Kearny Bank and its Service Provider to process a stop payment on a Bill Payment request will depend on the payment method and whether or not a check or Laser Draft Payment has been finally paid. We may also not have a reasonable opportunity to act on any stop payment request after a payment has been processed. If you desire to stop any Bill Payment that has already been processed, you must contact our Internet Banking Department.

Although we will make every effort to accommodate your request, we will have no liability for failing to do so. We may also require you to present your stop payment request in writing within fourteen (14) calendar days after the request is made. The charge for each stop payment request will be the current charge for such service as set forth in our applicable fee schedule.

(G) Returned Payments

In using the Service, you understand that Billers and/or the United States Postal Service may return Bill Payments to our Service Provider for various reasons such as, but not limited to, Biller’s forwarding address expired; Biller account number is not valid; Biller is unable to locate account; or Biller account is paid in full. Our Service Provider will use its best efforts to research and correct the returned payment and return it to your Biller, or void the payment and credit your Payment Account. You may receive notification from the Service of returned payments.

(H) Bill Payment Information Authorization

Requests for Bill Payment privileges may not be fulfilled if Kearny Bank and/or its Service Provider(s) cannot verify your identity and withdrawal authority over the specified accounts. Through your enrollment in the Bill Payment Service; you agree that Kearny Bank and its Service Providers reserve the right to request a review of your credit rating at our own expense through an authorized consumer reporting agency (credit bureau). In addition, you agree that Kearny Bank and its Service Providers reserve the right to obtain financial information regarding your account from a Biller or from another financial institution (for example, to resolve payment posting problems or for verification).

The following types of payments are prohibited, and we have the right - but not the obligation - to monitor for, block, cancel and/or reverse such payments:

(J) Exception Payments

Tax payments and court ordered payments may be scheduled through the Service; however, such payments are discouraged and are scheduled at your own risk. In no event shall Kearny Bank or its Service Provider(s) be liable for any claims or damages resulting from your scheduling of these types of payments. The Bill Payment Service Guarantee as it applies to any late payment related charges is void when these types of payments are scheduled and/or processed by the Service. Research of exception payments shall be limited to proof of payment and/or unauthorized payments only. All other research and resolution for any misapplied, mis-posted or misdirected exception payments will be your sole responsibility.

(K) Biller Limitation

We reserve the right to refuse to pay any Biller to whom you may direct a payment. The Service will notify you promptly if it decides to refuse to pay a Biller designated by you. This notification is not required if you attempt to make a prohibited payment or an exception payment under this Agreement.

(L) Failed Transactions

In using the Service, you are requesting us to make payments for you from your Payment Account. If we are unable to complete the transaction for any reason associated with your Payment Account (for example, there are insufficient funds in your Payment Account to cover the transaction), the transaction will not be completed. In some instances, you will receive a return notice from the Service. In such case, you agree that:

7. 17. Bill Delivery and Presentment

This feature is for the presentment of electronic bills only and it is your sole responsibility to contact your Billers directly if you do not receive your statements. In addition, if you elect to activate one of the Bill Payment Service’s electronic bill options, you also agree to the following:

(A) Information Provided to the Biller

We are unable to update or change your personal or business information such as, but not limited to, name, address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, with the electronic Biller. Any changes will need to be made by you; contact the Biller directly. Additionally, it is your responsibility to maintain all usernames and passwords for all electronic Biller sites. You also agree not to use someone else’s information to gain unauthorized access to another person’s or company’s bill.

Our Service Provider may, at the request of the Biller, provide to the Biller your e-mail address, Service address, or other data specifically requested by the Biller at the time of activating the electronic bill for that Biller, for purposes of the Biller informing you about Service and/or bill information.

(B) Activation

Upon activation of the electronic bill feature, our Service Provider may notify the Biller of your request to receive electronic billing information. The presentment of your first electronic bill may vary from Biller to Biller and may take up to sixty (60) days, depending on the billing cycle of each Biller. Additionally, the ability to receive a paper copy of your statement(s) is at the sole discretion of the Biller. While your electronic bill feature is being activated it is your responsibility to keep your accounts current. Each electronic Biller reserves the right to accept or deny your request to receive electronic bills.

(C) Notification

Our Bill Payment Service Provider will use its best efforts to present all of your electronic bills promptly. In addition to notification within the Service, our Service Provider may send an e-mail notification to the e-mail address listed for your account. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that this information is accurate. In the event you do not receive notification, it is your responsibility to periodically logon to the Service and check on the delivery of new electronic bills. The time for notification may vary from Biller to Biller. You are responsible for ensuring timely payment of all bills.

(D) Cancellation of Electronic Bill Notification

The electronic Biller reserves the right to cancel the presentment of electronic bills at any time. You may also cancel electronic bill presentment at any time. The timeframe for cancellation of your electronic bill presentment may vary from Biller to Biller. It may take up to sixty (60) days, depending on the billing cycle of each Biller. Our Bill Payment Service Provider will notify your electronic Biller(s) as to the change in status of your account and it is your sole responsibility to make arrangements for an alternative form of bill delivery. We will not be responsible for presenting any electronic bills that are already in process at the time of cancellation.

(E) Non-Delivery of Electronic Bill(s)

You agree to hold harmless Kearny Bank and its Service Providers should the Biller fail to deliver your statement(s). You are responsible for ensuring timely payment of all bills. Copies of previously delivered bills must be requested from the Biller directly.

(F) Accuracy and Dispute of Electronic Bill

Neither Kearny Bank, nor its Service Providers are responsible for the accuracy of your electronic bill(s). Kearny Bank and its Service Providers are only responsible for presenting the information received from the Biller. Any discrepancies or disputes regarding the accuracy of your electronic bill summary or detail must be addressed with the Biller directly.

This Agreement does not alter your liability or obligations that currently exist between you and your Billers.

8. Privacy

We understand how important privacy is to our customers. We have taken steps to protect the privacy and security of your personal information as well as your financial transactions with us. You should read our privacy notice before completing the enrollment process for the Service.

(A) Disclosure of Account Information to Third Parties

It is our general policy to treat your account information as confidential. However, we will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transactions you make ONLY in the following situations:

Please refer to our privacy notice for additional details on disclosure of account information.

9. Internet Security

The Service utilizes a comprehensive security strategy to protect your accounts and transactions conducted over the Internet. Prior to activating your access to the Service, our Internet Banking Department will verify your identity and authorization against information associated with the Eligible Account (s) that you request to be linked to the Service.

Access IDs and Passcodes - One of the main security features protecting the Service is the unique combination of your Access Identification Code (Access ID) and Passcode. During the enrollment process, you will be asked to select a unique Access ID, and then choose a Passcode that will be used to gain access to the Service. You determine your own Passcode, which is encrypted in our database. Neither Kearny Bank nor its Service Providers have access to this information. The Service will automatically deactivate your account after three unsuccessful login attempts within a 24-hour time frame. You may reset your passcode online or you may contact us for assistance.

Because your Passcode is used to access your accounts, you should treat it as you would any other sensitive personal data.

Neither KEARNY BANK nor its Service Providers will contact you via telephone or email requesting personal information, your Access ID, or your Passcode. If you are contacted by anyone requesting this information, please contact us immediately.

Encryption – The Service uses the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology for everything you do while using Internet banking. Your browser automatically activates this technology when it attempts to connect to our Service. The Service requires a browser that supports 128-bit encryption. The Service will warn you if your browser does not meet this requirement.

Whenever SSL is securing your communications, the browser will typically indicate this secure session by changing the appearance of a small icon of a padlock at the bottom of the screen from “open” to “locked”. What this means to you is that your communications are scrambled from your browser to our servers at all times so no unauthorized party can read the information as it is carried over the Internet.

Certificate Authority - The servers hosting the Service have been certified by a Certificate Authority to assure you that you are actually talking to the Service instead of someone pretending to be us. If you are using an older browser, such as anything prior to versions 8.0 on Internet Explorer, you will see that the Certificate Authorities key may have expired; you will need to update your browser. By clicking on the lock within the Service, you can view the certificate to ensure it’s valid.

Cookies - During your use of the Service, our Internet banking Service Provider will pass an encrypted cookie to your computer in order to identify your computer during the session. This cookie enables us to process multiple transactions during the session without having to provide an Access ID and Passcode for each individual transaction. Users must accept this cookie to use the Service. This cookie does not contain any personal information; it simply provides another level of security for our Internet banking product. The cookie is stored on your computer’s hard-drive, identifying your computer while you are logged on. When you log off, close your browser, or turn off your machine, the cookie will be destroyed. A new cookie is used for each session; thus, no one can use the prior cookie to access your account.

Additional Security Guidelines:

All Authorized Users should sign-off after every Service session; however, online sessions will automatically end after fifteen (15) minutes of inactivity. This is to protect you in case you accidentally leave your computer unattended after you log-in.

1. Your Passcode Responsibilities

When you accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you agree not to give or make available your Passcode or other means to access your account to any unauthorized individuals. You are responsible for all transfers and Bill Payments you authorize using the Service. If you permit other persons to use the Service, your Passcode, or other means to access your account, you are responsible for any transactions they authorize.

If you believe that your Passcode or other means to access your account has been lost or stolen or that someone may attempt to use the Service without your consent or has transferred money without your permission, you must notify us at once by calling 1-800-273-3406 during customer service hours. You can also contact us by sending a secure message through the Service.

If you or your Authorized users disclose your Passcode to anyone, and/or if you allow someone to use your Passcode to access your accounts, you are authorizing them to act on your behalf and you will be responsible for any use of the Service by them (e.g., such as when you provide this information to a joint account holder, an employee, and/or an aggregation service provider).

In addition to the security features described above, there may be other security related notices posted on our website or the Service from time-to-time. It is your responsibility to read all security notices.

1. Our Liability for Failure to Complete Transactions

We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make all your transfers and Bill Payments properly. However, we shall incur no liability and any Bill Payment Service Guarantee shall be void if we are unable to complete any transactions initiated by you because of the existence of any one or more of the following circumstances:

Provided none of the foregoing exceptions are applicable, if the Service causes an incorrect amount of funds to be removed from any of your Eligible Account(s), or Payment Account ,or causes funds from your Payment Account to be directed to a Biller, which does not comply with your Payment Instructions, Kearny Bank and/or its Service Providers shall be responsible for returning the improperly transferred funds to your Payment Account, and for directing to the proper Biller any previously misdirected transactions, and, if applicable, for any late payment related charges.

2. Documentation And Verification Of Payments And Transfers

Information regarding Internet Banking and Bill Payment transactions will be reflected on the account detail in the Service and in your regular monthly account statement(s).

3. Alterations and Amendments

This Agreement, applicable fees and service charges may be altered or amended from time-to-time. In such event, we will provide notice to you. Any use of the Service after we provide you a notice of change will constitute your agreement to such change(s). Further, we may, from time to time, revise or update the applications, services, and/or related material, which may render all such prior versions obsolete. Consequently, we reserve the right to terminate this Agreement as to all such prior versions of the applications, services, and/or related material and limit access to only the Service's more recent revisions and updates.

You agree that we may provide notice to you by posting it on our website, by sending it to you as an in-product message within the Service, emailing it to an email address that you have provided us, mailing it to any postal address that you have provided us, or by sending it as a text message to any mobile phone number that you have provided to us.

4. Electronic Disclosures

We may deliver amendments to this Agreement, disclosures, documents and other communications and information (collectively “records”) to you in an electronic format. These records may include: monthly account statements, deposit account disclosures, notices regarding changes in account terms and fees, and privacy notices. The equipment necessary for accessing these records electronically is described within this Agreement in Section 9.

With your acceptance below, you agree to accept this agreement and other Internet Banking related disclosures in an electronic format. YOu also agree and represent that you have the necessary equipment for accessing the Service and for viewing this information electronically.

You can print paper copies of documents through the Service free of charge. Fees for paper copies of account statements may be imposed depending on the type of account you have and/or the reason and frequency of your requests for paper copies.

You should print or save a copy of all records delivered electronically.

5. Consent to Communications - Mobile Phones, Text Messages and/or Emails

By providing us with a telephone number (including a wireless/cellular, mobile telephone number and/or email address), you consent to receiving calls from us and our Service Providers at that number and/or emails from us for our everyday business purposes. You acknowledge and agree that such telephone calls include, but are not limited to, live telephone calls, prerecorded or artificial voice message calls, text messages, and calls made by an automatic telephone dialing system from us or our agents. You further consent to receiving text messages from us at that number, and/or emails from us for marketing purposes in connection with the Service and consistent with our Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy for more information.

6. 26. Address, E-mail, or Payment Account Changes

When you enroll in the Service, we may send you e-mails and messages through the Service regarding important Internet Banking and Bill Payment matters and/or changes to this Agreement. You must provide us your current e-mail address in order for us to deliver this information to you.

It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your contact information is current and accurate. This includes, but is not limited to, name, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Any changes to your Eligible Account(s), Payment Account, or Billing Account should also be made in accordance with the procedures outlined above.

We are not responsible for any Bill Payment processing errors or fees incurred if you do not provide accurate Payment Account or contact information.

7. 27. Service Termination, Cancellation, or Suspension

In the event you wish to cancel the Service, please contact our Internet Banking Department at 1-800-273-3406.

Any Bill Payment(s) the Service has already processed before the requested cancellation date will be completed by the Service. All Scheduled Bill Payments, including automatic payments, will not be processed once the Service is cancelled. You will remain responsible for any fees associated with the Service prior to the effective cancellation date.

We may terminate or suspend the Service to you at any time. Neither termination nor suspension shall affect your liability or obligations under this Agreement.

Access to our Service may be canceled in whole or part without prior notice due to insufficient funds in one of your accounts or other circumstances that may create an unanticipated liability to us. If your account(s) is closed or restricted for any reason, or if there has not been any Internet Banking or Bill Payment activity for a period of 6 consecutive months, accessibility will automatically terminate.

After termination or suspension of the Service, we may consider reinstatement once sufficient funds are available in your accounts to cover any fees and other pending transfers or debits. In order to request reinstatement of the Service, you must call our Internet Banking Department.

8. Exclusions of Warranties and Limitation of Damages


Notwithstanding our efforts to ensure that the Service is secure, we cannot and do not warrant that all data transfers via the Service will be free from monitoring or access by others.

You are solely responsible for the maintenance, installations, and operation of your computer. Neither kearny bank nor its service providers shall be responsible for any delays, errors, deletions, or failures that occur as a result of any malfunction of your computer or software.,


9. 29. Assignment

You may not assign this Agreement to any other party. We may assign this Agreement in our sole discretion. We may also assign or delegate certain of our rights and responsibilities under this Agreement to independent contractors or other third parties.

1. 30. No Waiver

Kearny Bank and its Service Providers shall not be deemed to have waived any of our rights or remedies hereunder unless such waiver is in writing and signed by us. No delay or omission in exercising any rights or remedies shall operate as a waiver of such rights or remedies or any other rights or remedies. A waiver on any one occasion shall not be construed as a bar or waiver of any rights or remedies on future occasions.

1. 31. Captions

The 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.

2. 32. Disputes

In the event of a dispute regarding the Service, you 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 us, which supersedes any prior agreements concerning this subject matter and any other communications between you and us relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. If there is a conflict between what the employees of Kearny Bank and/or its Service Providers say and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement will prevail.

3. Waiver of Trial by Jury

The parties hereby knowingly, voluntarily and intentionally waive any right they may have to a trial by jury with respect to any litigation brought based upon this Agreement, or arising out of, under, or in connection with this Agreement or the services to be performed under this Agreement. This provision is a material inducement for the parties entering this Agreement.

4. Ownership of Material

All marks and logos related to the Service are either trademarks or registered trademarks of us or our licensors. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are our service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress or those of our licensors. You may not copy, imitate, or use any of the above without our prior written consent, which we may withhold in our sole discretion, and you may not use them in a manner that is disparaging to us or display them in any manner that implies our sponsorship or endorsement. All right, title and interest in and to the Service, the portion of the Site through which the Service is offered, the technology related to the Site and Service, and any and all technology and any content created or derived from any of the foregoing, is our exclusive property or that of our licensors.

Moreover, any suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information you may send to us through or regarding the Service shall be considered an uncompensated contribution of intellectual property to us and our licensors, shall also be deemed our and our licensors’ exclusive intellectual property, and shall not be subject to any obligation of confidentiality on our part. By submitting any such materials to us, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials has expressly granted) to us and our licensors a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and display, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed, and you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" in those materials have been waived, and you warrant that you have the right to make these warranties and transfers of rights.

5. 35. Governing Law and Relation to Other Agreements

Accounts and services provided by this Financial Institution may also be governed by separate agreements with you. This Agreement supplements any other agreement(s) and/or disclosures related to your Eligible Account(s) and provided to you separately.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with federal laws and the laws of the state in which the branch that maintains your account is located without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions; provided, however, that any dispute solely between you and our Bill Payment Service Provider shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.

Proceed with Enrollment for the Service.

By clicking on the "Accept" button below you represent that you are the owner of an Eligible Account to be enrolled in the Service and/or have been authorized by the owner to enroll for the Service. Clicking on the “Accept” button also indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement in this electronic format.

(If you do not agree, choose “Do Not Accept” below.)

If you click “Do Not Accept” you can still enroll at a later time. You will still be asked to accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

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