Terms & Conditions

Welcome to Central Valley Community Bank’s Online Banking.  Your use of Online Banking is subject to all terms and conditions contained in this online Agreement (the “Agreement”) as well as the Central Valley Community Bank Customer Agreement – Understanding Your Deposit Account (the “Customer Agreement”). Please read the Agreement carefully before proceeding.  When you use Online Banking you agree to the terms and conditions of the entire Agreement.

Terms and Conditions (effective 11/13)
  1. Agreement 
  2. Amendments and Termination   
  3. Account Transfer
  4. Temporary Account Agreement  
  5. FDIC Insurance   
  6. Liability      
  7. Deposits 
  8. Verification and Collection 
  9. Withdrawals  
 10. Ownership of Account and Beneficiary Designation 
 11. Authorized Signer
 12. Power of Attorney  
 13. UTMA Accounts
 14. Fiduciary Accounts 
 15. Stop Payments
 16. Telephone Transfers
 17.  Transfer Limitations 
 18. Statements
 19. Direct Deposits 
 20. Setoff 
 21. Restrictive Legends 
 22. Payment Order of Items 
 23. Check Cashing 
 24. Telephonic Instructions 
 25. Waiver of Notices 
 26. Ach and Wire Transfers 
 27.International Consumer Wire Transfers
 28. Stale-Dated Checks 
 29. Credit Verification 
 30. Lost, Destroyed, or Stolen Certified, Cashier's, or Teller's Checks 
 31. Changing Account Products
 32. Transactions by Mail 
 33. Legal Actions Affecting Your Account 
 34. Check Processing  
 35. Check Storage and Copies  
 36. Unclaimed Property  
 37. Unclaimed Property Notice 
 38. Death or Incompetence 
 39. Cash Transaction Reporting
 40. Backup Withholding/Tin Certification

41. Security
42. Claim of Loss
43. Early Withdrawal Penalties
44. Address or Name Changes
45. Resolving Account Disputes
46. Checking Accounts
47. Checking Sub-Accounts
48. Notice of Negative Information
49. Electronic Fund Transfers
50. Types of ATM/Debit Card Point-of-Sale Transactions
51. Currency Conversion and International Transactions
52. Advisory Against Illegal Use
53. Internet Banking Computer Transactions-types of transfers and charges-
54. Unauthorized Transfers
55. Error Resolution Notice
56. Notice of ATM/Night Deposit
57. Deposits at Automated Teller Machines
58. Substitute Check and Your Rights
59. Truth-In-Savings Disclosure
60. Simplicity Checking Account
61. Secure Checking Account
62. Protection Plus Checking
63. Relationship Interest Checking
64. Standard Money Market Account
65. Premium Money Market Account
66. Regular Savings Account
67. Minor Trustee Savings Account
68. Holiday Club Account
69. Time Certificate of Deposit
70. Individual Retirement Account
71. Health Savings Account

Other Disclosures 
Visa Credit Card Disclosures


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Terms and Conditions:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT - To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.
What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.

AGREEMENT - This document, along with any other documents we give you pertaining to your account(s), is a contract that establishes rules which control your account(s) with us. Please read this carefully. If you sign the signature card or open or continue to use the account, you agree to these rules. You will receive a separate schedule of rates, qualifying balances, and fees if they are not included in this document. If you have any questions, please call us.
This agreement is subject to applicable federal laws and the laws of the state of California and other applicable rules such as the operating letters of the Federal Reserve Banks and payment processing system rules (except to the extent that this agreement can and does vary such rules or laws). The body of state and federal law that governs our relationship with you, however, is too large and complex to be reproduced here. The purpose of this document is to:
1. summarize some laws that apply to common transactions;
2. establish rules to cover transactions or events which the law does not regulate;
3. establish rules for certain transactions or events which the law regulates but permits variation by agreement; and
4. give you disclosures of some of our policies to which you may be entitled or in which you may be interested.
If any provision of this document is found to be unenforceable according to its terms, all remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. We may permit some variations from our standard agreement, but we must agree to any variation in writing either on the signature card for your account or in some other document.
As used in this document the words "we," "our," and "us" mean the financial institution and the words "you" and "your" mean the account holder(s) and anyone else with the authority to deposit, withdraw, or exercise control over the funds in the account.  However, this agreement does not intend, and the terms “you” and “your" should not be interpreted, to expand an individual’s responsibility for an organization’s liability.  If this account is owned by a corporation, partnership or other organization, individual liability is determined by the laws generally applicable to that type of organization.   The headings in this document are for convenience or reference only and will not govern the interpretation of the provisions. Unless it would be inconsistent to do so, words and phrases used in this document should be construed so the singular includes the plural and the plural includes the singular.

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AMENDMENTS AND TERMINATION – We may change any term of this agreement.  Rules governing changes in interest rates are provided separately in the Truth-in-Savings disclosure or in another document.  For other changes, we will give you reasonable notice in writing or by any other method permitted by law.  We may also close this account at any time upon reasonable notice to you and tender of the account balance personally or by mail.  Items presented for payment after the account is closed may be dishonored.  When you close your account, you are responsible for leaving enough money in the account to cover any outstanding items to be paid from the account.  Reasonable notice depends on the circumstances, and in some case, it might be reasonable for us to give you notice after the change or account closure becomes effective.  For instance, if we suspend fraudulent activity with respect to your account, might immediately freeze or close your account and then give you notice.  You agree to keep us informed of your current address at all times.  Notice from us to any one of you is notice to all of you.  If we have notified you of a change in any term of your account and you continue to have your account after the effective date of the change, you have agreed to the new term(s).

ACCOUNT TRANSFER – This account may not be transferred or assigned without our prior written consent.

TEMPORARY ACCOUNT AGREEMENT – If this option is selected, this is a temporary account agreement.  Each person who signs to open the account or has authority to make withdrawals (except as indicated to the contrary) may transact business on this account.  However; we may at some time in the future, restrict or prohibit further use of this account if you fail to comply with the requirements we have imposed within a reasonable time.

FDIC INSURANCE – Funds in your account(s) with us are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.  The amount of insurance coverage you have depends on the number of accounts you have with us that are of different “ownership.”  An individual account is one unique form of “ownership”; a joint account, a pay-on-death account, and a self-directed qualified retirement account (e.g., an IRA) are examples of some of the others.  Deposit insurance for a person’s self-directed qualified retirement account is up to $250,000.  (An IRA is a self -directed qualified retirement account as is any account where the owner decides where and how to invest the balance.)  Funds are insured to $250,000 per depositor for the total of funds combined in all of your other insured accounts with us.  If you want a more detailed explanation or additional information, you may ask us or contact the FDIC.  You can also visit the FDIC website at www.fdic.gov and click on Deposit Insurance link.  The link includes detailed contact information as well as a deposit insurance estimator.

LIABILITY - You agree, for yourself (and the person or entity you represent if you sign as a representative of another) to the terms of this account and the schedule of charges. You authorize us to deduct these charges, without notice to you, directly from the account balance as accrued. You will pay any additional reasonable charges for services you request which are not covered by this agreement.
Each of you also agrees to be jointly and severally (individually) liable for any account shortage resulting from charges or overdrafts, whether caused by you or another with access to this account. This liability is due immediately, and can be deducted directly from the account balance whenever sufficient funds are available. You have no right to defer payment of this liability, and you are liable regardless of whether you signed the item or benefited from the charge or overdraft.
You will be liable for our costs as well as for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, to the extent permitted by law, whether incurred as a result of collection or in any other dispute involving your account.  This includes, but is not limited to, disputes between you and another joint owner; you and an authorized signer or similar party; or a third party claiming an interest in your account.  This also include any action that you or a third party takes regarding the account that causes us, in good faith, to seek the advice of an attorney, whether or not we become involved in the dispute.  All costs and attorneys’ fees can be deducted from your account when they are incurred, without notice to you.

DEPOSITS – We may refuse to accept a deposit or an addition to an account, limit its size, or return all or part of it to you.  We reserve the right to limit the amount of funds that may be maintained in an account.  We will give only provisional credit until collection is final for any items, other than cash, we accept for deposit (including items drawn "on us"). Before settlement of any item becomes final, we act only as your agent, regardless of the form of indorsement or lack of indorsement on the item and even though we provide you provisional credit for the item.  We may reverse any provisional credit for items that are lost, stolen, or returned.  Actual credit for deposits of, or payable in, foreign currency will be at the exchange rate in effect on final collection in U.S. dollars. We are not responsible for transactions by mail or outside depository until we actually record them. We will treat and record all transactions received after our "daily cutoff time" on a business day we are open, or received on a day we are not open for business, as if initiated on the next business day that we are open.  At our option, we may take an item for collection rather than for deposit.   If we accept a third-party check for deposit, we may require any third-party indorsers to verify or guarantee their indorsements, or indorse in our presence.

VERFICATION AND COLLECTION – Any item that we accept for deposit or encashment is subject to later verification and final payment.  We may deduct funds from your account if an item is lost or stolen or destroyed in the collection process, if it is returned to us unpaid, or if it was improperly paid, even if you have already used the funds.  Cash deposits are also subject to later verification.


 Generally - Unless clearly indicated otherwise on the account records, any of you, acting alone, who signs to open the account or has authority to make withdrawals may withdraw or transfer all or any part of the account balance at any time. Each of you (until we receive written notice to the contrary) authorizes each other person who signs or has authority to make withdrawals to indorse any item payable to you or your order for deposit to this account or any other transaction with us.

Postdated checks – A postdated check is one which bears a date later than the date on which the check is written.  We may properly pay and charge your account for a postdated check even though payment was made before the date of the check, unless we have received written notice of the postdating in time to have a reasonable opportunity to act.  Because we process checks mechanically, your notice will not be effective and we will not be liable for failing to honor your notice unless it precisely identifies the number, date, amount and payee of the item.

Checks and withdrawal rules – If you do not purchase your check blanks from us, you must be certain that we approve the check blanks you purchase.  We may refuse any withdrawal or transfer request which you attempt on forms not approved by us or by any method we do not specifically permit.  We may refuse any withdrawal or transfer request which is greater in number than the frequency permitted, or which is for an amount greater or less than any withdrawal limitations.  We will use the date the transaction is completed by us (as opposed to the date you initiate it) to apply the frequency limitations.  In addition, we may place limitations on the account until your identity is verified.
Even if we honor a nonconforming request, we are not required to do so later.  If you violate the stated transaction limitations (if any), in our discretion, we may close your account or reclassify it as a transaction account.  If we reclassify your account, your account will be subject to the fees and earnings rules of the new account classification. If we are presented with an item drawn against your account that would be a "substitute check," as defined by law, but for an error or defect in the item introduced in the substitute check creation process, you agree that we may pay such item. See the funds availability policy disclosure for information about when you can withdraw funds you deposit. For those accounts to which our funds availability policy disclosure does not apply, you can ask us when you make a deposit when those funds will be available for withdrawal.  We may determine that the amount of available funds in your account for the purpose of deciding whether to return an item for insufficient funds at any time between the time we receive the item and when we return the item or send a notice in lieu of return.  We need only make one determination, but if we choose to make a subsequent determination, the account balance at the subsequent time will determine whether there are insufficient available funds.

Overdrafts – You understand that we may, at our discretion, honor withdrawal requests that overdraw your account.  However, the fact that we may honor withdrawal requests that overdraw the account balance does not obligate us to do so later.  So you can NOT rely on us to pay overdrafts on your account regardless of how frequently or under what circumstances we have paid overdrafts on your account in the past.  We can change our practice of paying overdrafts on your account without notice to you.  You can ask us if we have other account services that might be available to you where we commit to paying overdrafts under certain circumstances, such as an overdraft protection line-of-credit or a plan to sweep funds from another account you have with us.  You agree that we may charge fees for overdrafts, except for overdrafts caused by ATM withdrawals or one-time debit card transactions if you have not opted-in to that service.  We may use subsequent deposits, including direct deposits of social security or other government benefits, to cover such overdrafts or overdraft fees.

Multiple signatures, electronic check conversion, and similar transactions – An electronic check conversion transaction is a transaction where a check or similar item is converted into an electronic fund transfer as defined in the Electronic Fund Transfer regulation.  In these types of transactions, the check or similar item is either removed from circulation (truncated) or given back to you.  As a result, we have no opportunity to review the check to examine the signature on the item.  You agree that, as to these or any items as to which we have no opportunity to examine the signatures, you waive any requirement of multiple signatures.

Notice of withdrawal – We reserve the right to require not less than 7 days’ notice in writing before each withdrawal from an interest-bearing account other than a time deposit, or from any other savings account as defined by Regulation D.  (The law requires us to reserve this right, but it is not our general policy to use it.)  Withdrawals from a time account prior to maturity or prior to any notice period may be restricted and may be subject to penalty.  See your notice of penalty for early withdrawal.

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OWNERSHIP OF ACCOUNT AND BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION - These rules apply to this account depending on the form of ownership and beneficiary designation, if any, specified on the account records. We make no representations as to the appropriateness or effect of the ownership and beneficiary designations, except as they determine to whom we pay the account funds.  As used in this agreement “party” means a person who, by the terms of the account, has a present right, subject to request, to payment from a multiple-party account other than as an agent.

AUTHORIZED SIGNER (Individual Accounts only) - A single individual is the owner. The authorized signer is merely designated to conduct transactions on the owner's behalf.  The owner does not give up any rights to act on the account, and the authorized signer may not in any manner affect the rights of the owner or beneficiaries, if any, other than by withdrawing funds from the account.  The owner is responsible for any transactions of the authorized signer.  We undertake no obligation to monitor transactions to determine that they are on the owner’s behalf. The owner may terminate the authorization at any time, and the authorization is automatically terminated by the death of the owner.  However, we may continue to honor the transactions of the authorized signer until: (a) we have received written notice or have actual knowledge of the termination of authority, and (b) we have a reasonable opportunity to act on that notice or knowledge.  We may refuse to accept the designation of an authorized signer.

POWER OF ATTORNEY – You may wish to appoint an agent to conduct transactions on your behalf.  (We, however, have no duty or agreement whatsoever to monitor or insure that the acts of the agent are for your benefit.)  This may be done by allowing your agent to sign in that capacity on the signature card or by separate form, such as a power of attorney.  A power of attorney continues until your death or the death of the person given the power.  If the power of attorney is not “durable,” it is revoked when you become incompetent.  We may continue to honor the transaction of the agent until: (a) we have received written notice or have actual knowledge of the termination of the authority or the death of an owner, and (b) we have had a reasonable opportunity to act on that notice or knowledge.  You agree not to hold us responsible for any loss or damage you may incur as a result of our following instructions given by an agent acting under a valid power of attorney.

UTMA ACCOUNTS – Under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, the funds in the account are owned by the child who has unconditional use of the account when he or she reaches the age of majority and closed by the custodian.  Before that time, the account may be accessed only by the custodian (or successor custodian), and the funds must be used for the benefit of the child.  We, however, have no duty or agreement whatsoever to monitor or insure that the acts of the custodian (or successor custodian) are for the child’s benefit.  For this type of account, the child’s SSN/TIN is used for the Backup Withholding Certification.

FIDUCIARY ACCOUNTS – Accounts may be opened by a person acting in a fiduciary capacity.  This account may be opened and maintained by a person or persons named as a trustee under a written trust agreement, or as executors, administrators, or conservators under court orders.  You understand that by merely opening such an account, we are not acting in the capacity of a trustee in connection with the trust nor do we undertake any obligation to monitor or enforce the terms of the trust or letters.

Individual Account - is an account in the name of one person.

Joint Account – This account or certificate is owned by the named parties.  Upon the death of any of them, ownership passes to the survivor(s).

Joint Account of Husband and Wife with Right of Survivorship – This account or certificate is owned by the named parties, who are husband wife, and is presumed to be4 their community property.  Upon the death of either of them, ownership passes to the survivor.

Community Property Account of Husband and Wife – This account or certificate is the community property of the named parties who are husband and wife.  The ownership during lifetime and after the death of a spouse is determined by the law applicable to community property generally and may be affected by a will.

Tenancy in Common Account – This account or certificate is owned by the named parties as tenants in common.  Upon the death of any party, the ownership interest of that party passes to the named pay-on-death payee(s) of that party or, if none, to the estate of that party.

P.O.D. Account with Single Party – This account or certificate is owned by the named party.  Upon the death of that party, ownership passes to the named pay-on-death payee(s).

P.O.D. Account with Multiple Parties – This account or certificate is owned by the named parties.  Upon the death of any of them, ownership passes to the survivor(s).  Upon the death of all of them, ownership passes to the named pay-on-death payee(s).

Totten Trust Account - (subject to this form) - If two or more of you create this account, you own the account jointly with survivorship.  Beneficiaries cannot withdraw unless: (1) all persons creating the account die, and (2) the beneficiary is then living. If two or more beneficiaries are named and survive the death of all persons creating the account, such beneficiaries will own this account in equal shares, without right of survivorship. The person(s) creating this account type reserves the right to: (1) change beneficiaries, (2) change account types, and (3) withdraw all or part of the account funds at any time.

Trust Account Subject to Separate Agreement - If you establish an account in connection with a written trust, you certify and declare under penalty of perjury under the law of the State of California that: (a) you are the only current trustee(s) of the trust; (b) you are authorized to enter into this and other agreements with us in connection with the trust; (c) no other person’s authorization or court order is required for the action you take and/or the instructions you give in connection with the account; (d) the correct name of the trust is reflected on the signature card or application for the account; and (e) the trust has not been revoked, modified, or amended in any manner which would cause these representations to be incorrect. You agree to provide us with reasonable advance notice of any amendments made to the trust, any change in trustees or beneficiaries, and any other event that might affect any right, duty or authorization of any person (including us) with respect to the trust account. We will not be required to know, understand, interpret or enforce the terms of any trust document that may be provided to us. We may require you to sign a separate trust certification in order to open or maintain an account.

Changes in Account Ownership, Address and Authorized Signers – You agree to notify us immediately in writing of any change in your name, address, or the authorized signers on your account. We may require a new signature card before any change in ownership or authorized signers becomes effective. If the authorized persons on your account change, we may continue to honor items and instructions given earlier by any previously authorized person(s) until we receive specific notice from you in writing not to do so. (Note: A new or updated signature card, by itself, does not constitute notice to terminate any pre-existing payment or transfer plan.) In some instances we may require you to close your account or provide us with stop payment orders in order to prevent transactions from occurring. There may be a delay in implementing a change in the authorized persons on our records, and you agree that we will be given a reasonable opportunity to make the changes necessary.

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STOP PAYMENTS - Unless otherwise provided, the rules in this section cover stopping payment of items such as checks and drafts. Rules for stopping payment of other types of transfers of funds, such as consumer electronic fund transfers, may be established by law or our policy. If we have not disclosed these rules to you elsewhere, you may ask us about those rules.
We may accept an order to stop payment on any item from any one of you. You must make any stop-payment order in the manner required by law and we must receive it in time to give us a reasonable opportunity to act on it before our stop-payment cut