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Southern First with Zelle Network® Standard Terms

This Southern First with Zelle (R) Service Agreement and Privacy Notice (this "Agreement") states the terms and conditions that govern your use of the Southern First with Zelle (R) Service. As used herein, the terms "Bank", "us," "we," or "our" mean Southern First Bank; "you" or "your" means (1) an individual or entity that is the owner of an account or (2) an authorized signer on an account who has authority to view account information and effect transactions on such account.

1. Description of Services

  1. We have partnered with the Zelle Network (“Zelle”) to enable a convenient way to transfer money between you and others who are enrolled directly with Zelle® or enrolled with another financial institution that partners with Zelle (each, a “User”) using aliases, such as email addresses or mobile phone numbers (the “Service”). We will refer to financial institutions that have partnered with Zelle as “Network Banks.”
  2. Zelle provides no deposit account or other financial services.  Zelle neither transfers nor moves money.  You may not establish a financial account with Zelle of any kind.  All money will be transmitted by a Network Bank.
  3. THE SERVICE IS INTENDED TO SEND MONEY TO FRIENDS, FAMILY AND OTHERS YOU TRUST.  YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SERVICE TO SEND MONEY TO RECIPIENTS WITH WHOM YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR OR YOU DO NOT TRUST.

2. Eligibility and User Profile

When you enroll to use the Service or when you permit others to whom you have delegated to act on your behalf to use or access the Service, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You represent that you have the authority to authorize debits and credits to the enrolled bank account.

You agree that you will not use the Service to send money to anyone to whom you are obligated for tax payments, payments made pursuant to court orders (including court-ordered amounts for alimony or child support), fines, payments to loan sharks, gambling debts or payments otherwise prohibited by law, and you agree that you will not use the Service to request money from anyone for any such payments.

This Service is intended for personal, not business or commercial use. You agree that you will not use the Service to send or receive payments in connection with your business or commercial enterprise. We reserve the right to decline your enrollment if we believe that you are enrolling to use the Service with your business account or to receive business or commercial payments. We further reserve the right to suspend or terminate your use of the Service if we believe that you are using the Service for business or commercial purposes, or for any unlawful purpose.

The Service is intended for personal, not business or commercial use. You agree that you will not use the Service to send or receive payments in connection with your business or commercial enterprise. We reserve the right to decline your enrollment if we believe that you are enrolling to use the Service with your business account or to receive business or commercial payments. We further reserve the right to suspend or terminate your use of the Service if we believe that you are using the Service for business or commercial purposes, or for any unlawful purpose.

When you use or access or permit any other person(s) or entity to whom you have delegated to act on your behalf to use or access the Service, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. We may amend or change this Agreement (including any applicable fees and service charges) from time to time, in our sole discretion, by sending you written notice by electronic mail, postal mail, or by posting the updated terms on the sites within the Service (the "Sites(s)"). Please access and review this Agreement regularly. If you find the Agreement unacceptable to you at any time, please discontinue your use of the Service. Your use of the Service after we have made such changes will be considered your agreement to the change.

Your use of Online Banking services may also be affected by the agreements between us for your linked Southern First accounts. When you link an account to Online Banking, the agreements that you already have with us do not change. When you use Online Banking services to access a credit account, you do so under the terms and conditions we provided to you in the agreement and disclosure for the credit account. You should review those agreements for any applicable fees, for limitations on the number of transactions you can make, and for other restrictions that might impact your use of an account with Online Banking.

3. Consent to Share Personal Information (Including Account Information)

Our Southern First privacy notice, which includes details about our information sharing practices and your right to opt-out of certain information sharing, was provided to you when you opened your Southern First account with us. It can be viewed by clicking on the Privacy link on our website.

4. Privacy and Information Security

We make security and the protection of your information a top priority. You can access our Privacy Notice on our website which is incorporated into and made part of this Agreement by this reference.

5. Wireless Operator Data

We or Zelle may use information on file with your wireless operator to further verify your identity and to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized use of the Service. By using the Service, you authorize your wireless operator (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, or any other branded wireless operator) to disclose your mobile number, name, address, email, network status, customer type, customer role, billing type, mobile device identifiers (IMSI and IMEI) and other subscriber status and device details, if available, to our third party service provider, solely to allow verification of your identity and to compare information you have provided to us or to Zelle with your wireless operator account profile information for the duration of our business relationship. See Zelle's Privacy Policy (https://www.zellepay.com/privacy-policy) for how it treats your data. A copy of our Privacy Policy is located here: https://southernfirst.com/disclosures/privacy-policy.

6. Enrolling for the Service

    a. You must provide us with an email address that you regularly use and intend to use and permanent U.S. mobile phone number that you intend to use for an extended period of time. You may not enroll in the Service with a landline phone number, Google Voice number, or Voice over Internet Protocol.

    b. If at any time while you are enrolled, you do not send or receive money using the Service for a period of 18 consecutive months, we may contact you and/or take other steps to confirm that the U.S. mobile phone number or email address that you enrolled still belongs to you. If we are unable to confirm that you are the owner of the mobile phone number or email address, then you understand that we may cancel your enrollment and you will not be able to send or receive money with the Service until you enroll again.

    c. Once enrolled, you may:

    i. authorize a debit of your account to send money to another User either at your institution or at the request of that User; and

      ii. receive money from another User either at that User's initiation or at your request, subject to the conditions of the Section below titled "Requesting Money."

7. Consent to Emails and Automated Text Messages.

By participating as a User, you represent that you are the owner of the email address, mobile phone number, and/or other alias you enrolled, or that you have the delegated legal authority to act on behalf of the owner of such email address, mobile phone number and/or other alias to send or receive money as described in this Agreement. You consent to the receipt of emails or text messages from us, from Zelle, from other Users that are sending you money or requesting money from you, and from other Network Banks or their agents regarding the Services or related transfers between Network Banks and you. You agree that we may, Zelle may or either of our agents may use automatic telephone dialing systems in connection with text messages sent to any mobile phone number you enroll. You further acknowledge and agree:

  a. You are responsible for any fees or other charges that your wireless carrier may charge for any related data, text or other message services, including without limitation for short message service. Please check your mobile service agreement for details or applicable fees.

  b. You will immediately notify us if any email address or mobile phone number you have enrolled is (i) surrendered by you, or (ii) changed by you.

  c. In the case of any messages that you may send through either us or Zelle or that we may send or Zelle may send on your behalf to an email address or mobile phone number, you represent that you have obtained the consent of the recipient of such emails or automated text messages to send such emails or text messages to the recipient. You understand and agree that any emails or text messages that we send or that Zelle sends on your behalf may include your name.

  d. Your wireless carrier is not liable for any delay or failure to deliver any message sent to or from us or Zelle, including messages that you may send through us or through Zelle or that we may send or Zelle may send on your behalf.

  e. To cancel text messaging from us, send STOP to 20736. For help or other information regarding text messaging, send HELP to 20736 or contact our customer service at [email protected] or 877-679-9646. You expressly consent to receive of a text message to confirm your "STOP" request.

  f. Supported Carriers: AT&T, Sprint, Boost, Verizon Wireless, US Cellular, T-Mobile, and others.

8. Receiving Money; Money Transfers by Network Banks

Once a User initiates a transfer of money to your email address or mobile phone number enrolled with the Service, you have no ability to stop the transfer. By using the Service, you agree and authorize us to initiate credit entries to the bank account you have enrolled.

Most transfers of money to you from other Users will occur within minutes. There may be other circumstances when the payment may take longer. For example, in order to protect you, us, Zelle and the other Network Banks, we may need or Zelle may need additional time to verify your identity or the identity of the person sending the money. We may also delay or block the transfer to prevent fraud or to meet our regulatory obligations. If we delay or block a payment that you have initiated through a request for money, we will notify you in accordance with your User preferences (i.e. email, push notification).

If you are receiving a payment from a business or government agency, your payment will be delivered in accordance with both this Agreement and the procedures of the business or government agency that is sending you the payment.

9. Sending Money; Debits by Network Banks

You may send money to another User at your initiation or in response to that User's request for money. You understand that use of this Service by you shall at all times be subject to (i) this Agreement, and (ii) your express authorization at the time of the transaction for us to initiate a debit entry to your bank account. You understand that when you send the payment, you will have no ability to stop it. You may only cancel a payment if the person to whom you sent the money has not yet enrolled int eh Service. If the person you sent money to has already enrolled with Zelle, either in the Zelle mobile app or with a Network Bank, the money is sent directly to their bank account (except as otherwise provided below) and may not be canceled or revoked.

In most cases, when you are sending money to another User, the transfer will occur in minutes; however, there are circumstances when the payment may take longer. For example, in order to protect you, us, Zelle and the other Network Banks, we may need additional time to verify your identity or the identity of the person receiving the money. If you are sending money to someone who has not enrolled as a User with Zelle, either in the Zelle mobile app or with a Network Bank, they will receive a text or notification instructing them on how to enroll to receive the money. You understand and acknowledge that a person to whom you are sending money and who is not enrolling as a User may fail to enroll with Zelle, or otherwise ignore the payment notification, and the transfer may not occur.

The money may also be delayed, or the transfer may be blocked to prevent fraud or comply with regulatory requirements. If we delay or block a payment that you have initiated, we will notify you in accordance with your User preferences (i.e. email, push notification).

We have no control over the action of other Users, other Network Banks or other financial institutions that could delay or prevent your money from being delivered to the intended User.

10. Liability.

Neither we nor Zelle shall have liability to you for any transfers of money, including without limitation, (i) any failure, through no fault of us or Zelle to complete a transaction in the correct amount, or (ii) any related losses or damages. Neither we nor Zelle shall be liable for any typos or keystroke errors that you may make when using the Service.

THE SERVICE IS INTENDED FOR SENDING MONEY TO FAMILY, FRIENDS AND PEOPLE WITH WHOM YOU ARE FAMILIAR. YOU SHOULD NOT USE ZELLE TO SEND MONEY TO PERSONS THAT YOU DO NOT TRUST. ZELLE DOES NOT OFFER A PROTECTION PROGRAM FOR AUTHORIZED PAYMENTS MADE THROUGH THE SERVICE (FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE GOODS OR SERVICES THAT YOU PAID FOR, OR THE GOODS OR SERVICES THAT YOU RECEIVED ARE DAMAGED OR ARE OTHERWISE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED). YOU AGREE THAT YOU, NOT WE OR ZELLE, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RESOLVING ANY PAYMENT OR OTHER DISPUTES THAT YOU HAVE WITH ANY OTHER USER WITH WHOM YOU SEND MONEY TO, OR RECEIVE OR REQUEST MONEY FROM, USING THE SERVICE.

11. Send Limits

Transfers from consumer Southern First Accounts may be made in amounts of up to $1,000 per transaction with a maximum of $1,000 per day, in the aggregate from all of your combined Southern First accounts registered with the service.

Transfer limits, if any, applicable to holder of Network Bank Accounts or Out-of-Network bank accounts for transfers to Southern First accounts or in receiving transfers to their network bank accounts or out of network bank accounts are governed by the terms of the person-to-person transfer service of Zelle or the applicable Network Bank.

All transfer limits are subject to temporary reductions to protect the security of customer accounts and/or the transfer system.

At our discretion, we may refuse to process any transaction that exceeds any of the above limits. In this case, you are responsible for making alternative arrangements or rescheduling the payment or transfer.

12. Requesting Money

You may request money from another User. You understand and acknowledge that Users to whom you send payment requests may reject or ignore your request. Neither we nor Zelle guarantee that you will receive money from other Users by sending a payment request, or that you will receive the amount that you request. Neither we or Zelle , accept responsibility if the other user rejects or ignores your request, or sends you an amount that is less than you request. If a User ignores your request, we may decide or Zelle may decide, in our sole discretion, that we will not send a reminder or repeat request to that User.

By accepting this Agreement, you agree that you are not engaging in the business of debt collection by attempting to use the Service to request money for the payment or collection of an overdue or delinquent debt; to request money that is owed to another person; or to collect any amounts that are owed pursuant to a court order. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Zelle, its owners, directors, officers, agents and Network Banks from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages, and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from or arising out of any request for money that you send that is related to overdue or delinquent amounts.

You agree to receive money requests from other Users, and to only send requests for legitimate and lawful purposes. Requests for money are solely between the sender and recipient and are not reviewed or verified by us or by Zelle. Neither we nor Zelle assume responsibility for the accuracy or legality of such requests and do not act as a debt collector on your behalf or on behalf of the sender of a request for money.

We reserve the right, but assume no obligation, to terminate your ability to send requests for money in general, or to specific recipients, if we deem such requests to be potentially unlawful, abusive, and offensive or unwelcome by the recipient.

13. Transaction Errors

These provisions are only applicable to online electronic funds transfers that credit or debit a consumer’s checking, savings or other asset account and are subject to the Federal Reserve Board’s Regulation E (an “EFT). When applicable, the Bank may rely on any exceptions to these provisions that are contained in Regulation E. All terms that are not defined in this Agreement, but which are defined in Regulation E shall have the same meaning when used in this section.

14. Your Liability for Unauthorized Transfers

The following determines your liability for any unauthorized EFT or any series of related unauthorized EFTs:

  1. Generally, tell us AT ONCE if you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen, or if you believe an electronic funds transfer has been made without your permission using information from your check. Telephoning the bank is the best way of keeping your possible losses down. If you notify the Bank within two (2) business days after your password was lost or stolen, your liability will not exceed $50.00 or the amount of the unauthorized EFTs that occur before notification, whichever is less.

  2. If you fail to notify the Bank within (2) business days after your password was lost or stolen, and we can prove we could have stopped someone from using your card and/or code without your permission if you had told us, your liability will not exceed the lesser of $500.00 or the total of:

    a. $50.00 or the amount of unauthorized EFTs that occur within the two (2) business days, and

    b. The total of authorized EFTs which occur during the two (2) days before notification to the bank, provided the Bank establishes that these EFTs would not have occurred had the Bank been notified within that two-day period.

    c. You must report an unauthorized EFT that appears on your periodic statement, no later than 60 days of transmittal of the statement to avoid liability for subsequent transfers. Your liability will not exceed the amount of the unauthorized EFTs that occurred within the 60-day period. You may also be liable for the amounts as described in sections 1 and 2 above.

    If you tell us orally, we will require that you send us your complaint or question in writing within 10 business days.

    We will determine whether an error occurred within 10 business days (20 business days if the transfer involved a new account) after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we, may take up to 45 days (90 days if the transfer involved a new account, a point-of-sale transaction, or a foreign-initiated transfer) to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If we have you put your complaint or question in writing and do not receive it within 10 business days, we may not credit your account. Your account is considered a new account for the first 30 days after the first deposit is made, unless each of you already have an established account with us before this account was opened.

    We will tell you the results within three business days after completing our investigation. If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation.

    You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation.

    You may notify the Bank by telephone or in writing. Notification by general email to report an unauthorized transaction is not secure and therefore not advised.

15. Liability for Failure to Complete Transfers

You understand and agree that the Zelle platforms are provided for your convenience. Southern First Bank is not obligated to provide you with such access or use. Southern First disclaims any and all liabilities, representations and warranties with respect to the Zelle platforms. You also understand and agree that the Zelle platforms and any content and materials contained therein may only be available in English.

16. Fees

The Bank does not charge a fee for the use of this Service, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement or your applicable account agreements and schedule of fees. However, fees associated with text messaging may be assessed by your mobile carrier, and data rates may apply. In addition, fees may apply if you use the transfer service through another financial institution or through Zelle's separate transfer service website or mobile app. We reserve the right to assess fees in connection with the transfer service in the future. If we do assess fees, we will give you reasonable notice as required by law and deduct any applicable fees from the Funding Account used for the transfer transaction.

17. Use of Our On-line Banking Site and/or Mobile APP

You agree to access this website and/or mobile app in compliance with our Terms of Use, which are available within the bank’s customer online banking system and incorporated into and made part of this Agreement by this reference.

Your use of Online Banking services may also be affected by the agreements between us for your linked Southern First accounts. When you link an account to Online Banking, the agreements that you already have with us do not change. When you use Online Banking services to access a credit account, you do so under the terms and conditions we provided to you in the agreement and disclosure for the credit account. You should review those agreements for any applicable fees, for limitations on the number of transactions you can make, and for other restrictions that might impact your use of an account with Online Banking.

18. Cancellation of the Service

The Zelle platforms, such as the standalone Zelle mobile app and zellepay.com site, are additional platforms owned and controlled by Zelle that enables you to use the Service. In addition to and without limiting any terms contained in this agreement, you agree as follows:

  A) Electronic communications/Zelle Terms. By using the Zelle platforms, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions stated in this section, and you will be required to agree to Zelle's terms and conditions.

  B) Cancellation. All parties have the right to cancel use and access to the Zelle platforms at any time. Specifically, Southern First and Zelle reserve the right to terminate your use or access to one or more Zelle platforms at any time and without notice.

19. Right to Terminate Access

We may terminate or suspend this Agreement, or terminate, suspend or limit your access privileges to or use of the Service, in whole or part, at any time for any reason without prior notice, including for reasons involving your sue of the Service which we may deem to be illegal, and when you no longer have an eligible Southern First account. The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this Agreement for all purposes. If your Southern First account is not in good standing, that account will not be eligible to be used in Southern First Bank with Zelle transactions. We may determine other eligibility criteria in our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to terminate or suspend our participation in the Zelle network or with a particular financial institution at any time.

20. Disclaimer of Warranties

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN, AND SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, ZELLE MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE. ZELLE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE DESCRIBED OR PROVIDED. ZELLE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.

21. Limitation of Liability

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN AND SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL ZELLE, ITS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS OR NETWORK BANKS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF (I) ANY TRANSACTION CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THE SERVICE; (II) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SERVICES DESCRIBED OR PROVIDED; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; OR (IV) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES DESCRIBED OR PROVIDED, EVEN IF ZELLE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ZELLE'S SERVICE OR WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICE.

IN THOSE STATES WHERE THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES MAY NOT APPLY, ANY LIABILITY OF ZELLE, ITS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND AGENTS OR THE NETWORK BANKS LIABILITY IN THOSE STATES IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT SHALL, IN NO EVENT, EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).

22. Indemnification

You acknowledge and agree that you are personally responsible for your conduct while using the Service, and except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Zelle, its owners, directors, officers, agents and Network Banks from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, errors, or inability to use the Service, or any violation by you of the terms of this Agreement.

You understand and agree that the Zelle platforms are provided for your convenience. Southern First Bank is not obligated to provide you with such access or use. Southern First disclaims any and all liabilities, representations and warranties with respect to the Zelle platforms. You also understand and agree that the Zelle platforms and any content and materials contained therein may only be available in English.

23. Miscellaneous

Subject to the terms of this Agreement, the Services are generally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the exception of outages for maintenance and circumstances beyond our or Zelle's control. Live customer service generally will be available Monday through Friday, excluding US bank holidays.

Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.

Updated 2/07/2020