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MasterCard® SecureCodeTM



Welcome and thank you for choosing to use the MasterCard® SecureCodeTM authentication service ("SecureCode"). Please read this Terms and Conditions Agreement carefully before using SecureCode. In this Agreement, "Issuer" refers to the financial institution that issued your Credit or Debit Card; "we," "us," and "our" refer to Issuer and its suppliers of card processing and web-hosting services; and "you," "your," or "yours" refers to the user of SecureCode.


This Terms and Conditions Agreement supplements and is incorporated in Issuer's cardholder agreement(s) with you ("Cardholder Agreement"). In addition to this Terms and Conditions Agreement, SecureCode also is subject to the Cardholder Agreement governing the card transactions for which SecureCode is used.


a.       SecureCode provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms and Conditions ("T&C") and the Cardholder Agreement governing the card transactions for which SecureCode is used. The T&C may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. Use of the service constitutes your acceptance of the terms. You shall be subject to any guidelines or rules applicable to SecureCode that may be posted from time to time at this location.

b.       You agree that creation of a SecureCode account password, and/or use of SecureCode, will represent your acceptance of this T&C and that continued use of SecureCode after revisions to this T&C shall constitute your agreement to such revised terms and any applicable posted guidelines or rules.

c.       Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment, enhance or otherwise change SecureCode shall be subject to this T&C.

d.       The Issuer reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, SecureCode (or any part thereof) with or without notice.


2.       DESCRIPTION OF SecureCode

SecureCode provides you with a way of increasing security in online and other transactions for which SecureCode is used by reducing the chances of fraud for those transactions. Registering for SecureCode involves providing personal information to us, which is then used to confirm your identity in connection with future online transactions or other transactions for which SecureCode is used, as discussed in more detail in Section 5 below. SecureCode also may be used for record keeping and reporting purposes, as well as to help resolve any transaction disputes. Your Registration Data, as defined in Section 3, and other personal information is not shared with the merchant, as discussed in more detail in Section 7 below.



You agree to:

a.       Provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by SecureCode's registration form ("Registration Data");

b.       Maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any Registration Data that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that your Registration Data is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend, terminate, or refuse your current or future use of SecureCode or your card account.



a.       In order to use SecureCode, you must provide certain information to us that allows us to validate your identity and verify that you are the owner of or an authorized user of the specified credit card(s) or debit card(s). The information that you provide may be validated against information we already have on file that is associated with you, your credit card(s) or debit card(s).

b.       If you are unable to provide adequate information for us to validate your identity, we have the right to not allow you to register for SecureCode. You warrant that the information is correct and that you have the legal right to use all of the credit cards and debit cards that you register for SecureCode.

c.       If you do not successfully register for SecureCode, the merchant may not accept your MasterCard credit card or debit card in payment for an e-commerce or other transaction subject to SecureCode.

d.       In order to use SecureCode, you must have the ability to access the World Wide Web and must pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must have the equipment necessary to make such a connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device.

e.       In the event you have a question regarding the SecureCode registration process or a transaction using SecureCode, you should direct that question to Issuer's customer service department.



a.       During registration in SecureCode, you may be asked to select or may be provided a password. When engaging in an online transaction or other transaction for which SecureCode is used, you may be asked for your SecureCode password before the merchant accepts your MasterCard card in payment for the transaction. If you are unable to provide your SecureCode password, or if the authentication through SecureCode otherwise fails, the merchant may not accept your MasterCard credit card or debit card in payment for that transaction.

b.       By registering in SecureCode, you assent to the use of SecureCode to evidence your identity, including but not limited to, for purposes of authorization of transactions authorized in advance to recur at substantially regular intervals.



You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, Registration Data and other verification information established by you with SecureCode, and all activities that occur using your password, Registration Data or other verification information supplied to or established by you with SecureCode. You agree not to transfer or sell your use of, or access to, SecureCode to any third party. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or other verification information, or any other breach of security. You acknowledge and agree that, except as otherwise provided by Applicable Law or in the Cardholder Agreement, we shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this T&C.



a.       SecureCode stores your Registration Data. Your Registration Data will not be shared with online retail merchants or merchants in other transactions for which SecureCode is used.

b.       You acknowledge and agree that SecureCode may keep your Registration Data and also may disclose your Registration Data if required to do so by Applicable Law, as defined in Section 8(i), in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is permitted by Applicable Law, or as reasonably necessary to (i) comply with legal process or (ii) enforce this T&C.



You agree not to:

a.       Impersonate any person or entity using SecureCode;

b.       Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment used by SecureCode;

c.       Spam or flood the SecureCode Website or service;

d.       Modify, adapt, sub-license, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the SecureCode Website or service or the software used in connection with SecureCode;

e.       Remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices contained in SecureCode;

f.         "frame" or "mirror" any part of the SecureCode Website or service without MasterCard's prior written authorization;

g.       Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, "data mine," or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the SecureCode Website or service or its contents;

h.       Otherwise interfere with, or disrupt, SecureCode or servers or networks connected to SecureCode, or violate this T&C or any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of SecureCode or of any networks connected to SecureCode; or

i.         Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international statute, regulation, regulatory guideline or judicial or administrative interpretation, or any rule or requirement established by MasterCard (all of which shall constitute "Applicable Law") in connection with your use of SecureCode.


9.       LIABILITY

a.       You agree that issuer shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of SecureCode. We will pay any direct out-of-pocket expenses that you may incur (in using (SecureCode) due to:

1) Gross negligence or intentional misconduct by us, our employees, or agents;

2) An attack by others on the systems we use to provide SecureCode; or

3) Any error in, or failure of SecureCode.

b.       Under no circumstances will we be liable for consequential, incidental, special or indirect losses or other damages, such as any damage to your computer or telephone service resulting from your use of SecureCode.

c.       We assume no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any damages to, or any viruses which may affect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or downloading from this Web site.



a.       If you want to end your ability to use SecureCode, you may "Cancel Service" from this Enrollment Site so that your password and Registration Data with SecureCode can be deactivated. Any purchases you made using SecureCode prior to deactivation will not be affected.

b.       We may temporarily or permanently deactivate your ability to use SecureCode and terminate your relationship with us at any time, with or without fault on your part. For your protection, we may automatically deactivate your ability to use SecureCode if it is not used at least one time during any six (6) month period. If we deactivate your ability to use SecureCode, we may give you notice at the most current address you have provided to us as reflected in our records.



Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, online retail or other merchants on or through SecureCode, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such merchant. You agree that, except as otherwise provided by Applicable Law or in the Cardholder Agreement, we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. You understand that use of SecureCode does not, in any way, indicate that we recommend or endorse any merchant, regardless of whether the merchant participates in SecureCode. For example, SecureCode does not verify the identity of the merchant or the quality of the merchant's goods or services.



a.       You expressly understand and agree that any software obtained through the use of SecureCode is downloaded and used at your own discretion and risk, and that except as otherwise provided in this T&C Agreement, you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download or use of any such software or other materials through SecureCode.



13.   NOTICE

Notices to you regarding the SecureCode Terms and Conditions may be made either via email or regular mail to the address that you have provided to us in connection with any of your accounts with us, or your credit cards or debit cards issued or otherwise provided by us. You may also be notified of changes to this T&C or other matters by notices displayed on this location.



You represent that you are of sufficient legal age to use SecureCode and to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of the use of SecureCode. Except as otherwise provided by Applicable Law or in the Cardholder Agreement, you understand that you are financially responsible for all uses of SecureCode by you and those authorized by you to use your Registration Data, your password or other verification information.







Privacy Statement


MasterCard® SecureCodeTM



An Important Message from Your Financial Institution


We take extensive precautions to secure your personal and financial information, and will only use it for the purposes of providing the MasterCard SecureCode. We will not use or disclose any cardholder information entered at the MasterCard SecureCode web site for any other purpose.


We want you to be assured that your information is properly safeguarded. Credit and Debit card information is transmitted using a high level of encryption, and is stored on our secure server behind a firewall to protect against unauthorized access.


Remember, you can always help maintain the security of your information by keeping your password and other personal identifying information confidential.


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