YOUR ENROLLMENT IN EXPERIAN IDENTITYWORKS DOES NOT PROHIBIT YOU FROM TAKING LEGAL ACTION RELATED TO THE EQUIFAX CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT, INCLUDING PARTICIPATING IN ANY CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS.
OVERVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
At Customer’s election, Customer may, from time to time, request to receive, and ECS may provide, as part of an Experian IdentityWorks account, data breach or security incident related sponsored memberships or services subject to a fee, whether a recurring fee or a one-time transactional fee (each a “Service”)), and Customer’s receipt and use of such Services shall, at all times, be subject to this Agreement. The term “Service” includes, but is not limited to, the provision of any of our products and services as part of an Experian IdentityWorks account, including credit report(s), credit risk score(s), credit monitoring, identity theft protection and surveillance monitoring, credit score monitoring and credit score tracking (including all the data and information contained therein), the receipt of any alerts notifying you of changes to the information contained in your credit report(s), regardless of the manner in which you receive the Services, whether by email or mail, through a website or mobile application, by telephone, or through any other mechanism by which a Service is delivered or provided to you. The term “you” or “User” refers to a Visitor or a Customer. For purposes of this Agreement, the terms “we,” “us” or “ECS” refer to ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., an Experian® company (also known as Experian Consumer Services), and referred to as “Experian” on the Websites, its predecessors in interest, successors and assigns, and any of its third party service providers (including, without limitation, cloud service providers) who ECS uses in connection with the provision of the Services to you. If you are a Visitor and do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, you should immediately cease accessing and using the Websites. Notwithstanding the immediate preceding sentence, if you are a Visitor and continue to access and use a Website, by virtue of your continued access and/or use of the Website, you are indicating your acceptance of this Agreement and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein. If you wish to become a Customer and make use of the Services, you will be prompted during the registration process to agree, and must agree, to be bound by this Agreement.
For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement expressly applies to: (a) your access to and use of the Websites; (b) any and all transactions between you and ECS through the Websites, including for the provision of any Services or of any credit, personal, financial, identity theft protection or other information delivered as part of or in conjunction with Services related to sponsored memberships provided in connection with a data breach or security incident or paid Services, including any such information that may be archived to the extent made available on the Websites, such as (i) for your purchase of non-membership based Services in an Experian IdentityWorks account such as a 3 Bureau Credit Report and/or an Experian Credit Report, (ii) enrollment, purchase and use of membership based Services in an Experian IdentityWorks account; and (iii) your access to and use of calculators, credit resources, text, pictures, graphics, logos, button items, icons, images, works of authorship and other information and all revisions, modifications, and enhancements thereto contained in the Websites.
You may not browse the Websites, or create an Experian IdentityWorks account or register with ECS, or use or enroll in any Services, and you may not accept this Agreement, if you are not of a legal age to form a binding contract with ECS. If you accept this Agreement, you represent that you have the capacity to be bound by it. Before you continue, you should print or save a local copy of this Agreement for your records.
THE SERVICES AND WEBSITES ARE SUBJECT TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF, ORDER OF, USE OF, AND/OR ACCESS TO, THE SERVICES AND WEBSITES CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY EACH OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OR CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE, ACCESS OR ORDER ANY SERVICE OR ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITES. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEGUN ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES AND/OR WEBSITES AND DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, IMMEDIATELY CEASE USING THE SERVICE OR WEBSITE AND/OR DISCARD ANY INFORMATION OR PRODUCTS YOU RECEIVED VIA ANY SERVICE OR WEBSITE (TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE), AND CALL CUSTOMER CARE AT 1-877-890-9332 TO CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT WITH ECS. NOTE, YOU MAY ALSO BE ABLE TO DEACTIVATE YOUR PAID SERVICE AND RETAIN YOUR ACCOUNT WITH ECS ONLINE, AS AND TO THE EXTENT EXPLAINED IN FURTHER DETAIL BELOW.
PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE AND CONSENTS
You understand and agree that, by establishing an Experian IdentityWorks account with ECS, or submitting your order or enrolling for any Service (including an order for a Service that includes enrollment of your minor child in such Service), you have provided “written instructions” in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as amended (“FCRA”), for ECS, and its service provider, CSIdentity Corporation (“CSID) to obtain your credit report and/or credit score(s) (or the credit report or credit score(s) of any minor children whom you have enrolled in a Service) on a recurring basis to provide them to you while you have an account with ECS, and such information may be obtained Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian Credit Bureau”) or any other credit reporting company. You understand and agree that, pursuant to such authorization, ECS, and its service provider, CSID, may access your credit profile (and those of any minor children whom you have enrolled in a Service), including without limitation, your credit report, credit score(s) and other related information, to, among other things, verify your identity (or those of any minor children whom you have enrolled) and to provide credit monitoring, credit scoring, credit score monitoring and tracking, identity monitoring, alerts for, among other things, dormant accounts, new accounts, inquiries, other changes to information contained in your credit report, identity restoration, card registry products, address history reports, name and alias reports, and criminal reports or sex offender reports. You understand and agree that ECS, and its service provider, CSID, may, from time to time, provide additional products, services, features and/or functionality to you, and that they shall be offered pursuant to the same authorization that you provided to ECS for ECS to obtain your credit report and/or credit score(s) on a recurring basis to provide them to you to review while you have an account with ECS.
This Agreement may be updated from time to time. You should check this Website regularly for updates to this Agreement. Each time you order, access or use any of the Services or Websites, you signify your acceptance and agreement, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by the then current Agreement. Modifications take effect as soon as they are posted to this Website (or any of the Websites, to the extent applicable to you), delivered to you, or reasonably made available to you in writing by ECS. However, no unilateral amendment will retroactively modify the parties’ agreed-to dispute resolution provisions of this Agreement for then-pending disputes, unless the parties expressly agree otherwise in writing. In all other respects, any modification or update to the arbitration provision shall be governed by subsection (g) of the Agreement’s “Dispute Resolution By Binding Arbitration” Section below.
MODIFICATION OF SERVICES OR WEBSITES
ECS may, at its discretion, modify or discontinue any of the Services or Websites, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that ECS will not be liable to you, your minor children or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of any of the Service or Websites.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
The Services and Websites are meant to provide you a means, among other things, to review your personal finance and/or credit information for educational purposes only. The Services and Websites are meant for your personal use only. The Services and Websites may also provide you other third-party product information, such as the availability of loans and other financial products or services, or credit related products or services (including credit repair or other credit education services). This includes receiving offers free of charge for various credit or other financial products or services based upon your self-identified credit attributes (and/or your consumer report or credit score). These offers may also be generic and may not contain offers based on information specific to you.
If made available to you, some of the Services (may require a fee at the time of Service purchase or enrollment, such as membership Services that require the payment of an ongoing fee for ECS’s provision of such Services. By purchasing such Services and providing payment information, you represent that you are authorized to utilize the payment method presented and agree to pay the specified fee for paid Services, including any method offered or used through a mobile application. Furthermore, you agree and authorize us to, for time to time: (i) submit a transaction using the card information provided, (ii) in the case of automatic recurring transactions, submit a transaction on a recurring basis (e.g., monthly or annual basis) for membership renewals, (iii) if necessary, obtain updates from card issuers for cards provided to us, (iv) if necessary, bill you, in a prorated manner (as required), in accordance with the particular fee terms for the Service you are purchasing or enrolling in, including if you are transitioning between free or paid Services (or vice versa), when a recurring basis transaction is at issue, and (v) if necessary (and applicable) bill your mobile carrier or others via a mobile application if you authorize us to do so. You may cancel your subscription or enrollment for an ongoing paid Service at any time by calling Customer Care or by using any other method specified on the Websites.
You acknowledge and agree that ECS (including its Services and/or Websites) has not and does not provide you (or any minor child enrolled in a Service) legal, tax, financial, or other advice (including, without limitation, advice on how to improve or repair your credit or credit scores), and that its Services and/or Websites are not designed or intended to provide any such advice.
ACCOUNT WITH ECS; USE OF THE SERVICES
In consideration of your Experian IdentityWorks account with ECS, and/or your order of, access to, and/or use of any Service or Website, you agree to provide true, accurate, complete and current information about yourself and any minor children you are enrolling, or have enrolled, in any Service, when prompted to do so by the registration and application forms or requested to do so by ECS. If any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate or not current, or if ECS has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate or not current, ECS, at its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account, or order of, use of, and/or access to, any Service or Website, and refuse all current or future orders of, use of, and/or access to, any Service or Website, or suspend or terminate any portion thereof. You acknowledge and agree that ECS may, in its sole discretion, retain any information you provide to it or generated by ECS (or its affiliates/suppliers) while you have an account with ECS, including any information about you (or any minor child you are enrolling, when enrolling in any Service) and any credit card or payment or other information obtained in connection with your account and/or the provision of any Service. If ECS does retain any such information, you acknowledge it is not obligated to retain that information for any specified period of time.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION BY BINDING ARBITRATION
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
MOST CUSTOMER CONCERNS CAN BE RESOLVED QUICKLY AND TO THE CUSTOMER’S SATISFACTION BY CALLING ECS’S CUSTOMER CARE DEPARTMENT AT 1-877-890-9332. IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT ECS’S CUSTOMER CARE DEPARTMENT IS UNABLE TO RESOLVE A COMPLAINT YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A SERVICE OR WEBSITE TO YOUR SATISFACTION (OR IF ECS HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE IT HAS WITH YOU AFTER ATTEMPTING TO DO SO INFORMALLY), WE EACH AGREE TO RESOLVE THOSE DISPUTES THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION OR SMALL CLAIMS COURT INSTEAD OF IN COURTS OF GENERAL JURISDICTION TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. ARBITRATION IS MORE INFORMAL THAN A LAWSUIT IN COURT. ARBITRATION USES A NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR INSTEAD OF A JUDGE OR JURY, ALLOWS FOR MORE LIMITED DISCOVERY THAN IN COURT, AND IS SUBJECT TO VERY LIMITED REVIEW BY COURTS. ARBITRATORS CAN AWARD THE SAME DAMAGES AND RELIEF THAT A COURT CAN AWARD. ANY ARBITRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. ECS WILL PAY ALL COSTS OF ARBITRATION, NO MATTER WHO WINS, SO LONG AS YOUR CLAIM IS NOT FRIVOLOUS. HOWEVER, IN ARBITRATION, BOTH YOU AND ECS WILL BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER ATTORNEYS’ FEES FROM THE OTHER PARTY TO THE SAME EXTENT AS YOU WOULD BE IN COURT.
THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS THAT YOU MAY HAVE RELATED TO THE EQUIFAX CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017, INCLUDING ANY CLAIMS THAT MAY BE RESOLVED BY A CLASS ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING AGAINST EQUIFAX.
(a) ECS and you agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims between us arising out of this Agreement directly related to the Services or Websites, except any disputes or claims which under governing law are not subject to arbitration. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted and to make all disputes and claims between us directly relating to the provision of any Service and/or your use of any Website subject to arbitration to the fullest extent permitted by law. However, for the avoidance of doubt, any dispute you may have with us arising out of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) relating to the information contained in your consumer disclosure or report, including but not limited to claims for alleged inaccuracies, shall not be governed by this agreement to arbitrate. The agreement to arbitrate otherwise includes, but is not limited to: claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us arising out of any Service or Website, whether based in contract, tort, statute (including, without limitation, the Credit Repair Organizations Act) fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory; claims that arose before this or any prior Agreement (including, but not limited to, claims relating to advertising); claims that are currently the subject of purported class action litigation in which you are not a member of a certified class; and claims that may arise after the termination of this Agreement.
For purposes of this arbitration provision, references to “ECS,” “you,” and “us” shall include our respective parent entities, subsidiaries, affiliates (including, without limitation, our service provider, CSID), agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors and assigns, websites of the foregoing, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of Services and/or Websites or information under this or prior Agreements between us relating to Services and/or Websites. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court. You agree that, by entering into this Agreement, you and ECS are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This Agreement evidences a transaction in interstate commerce, and thus the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this arbitration provision. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement.
(b) A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to ECS should be addressed to: General Counsel, Experian, 475 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (“Notice Address”). The Notice must describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and set forth the specific relief you seek from ECS (“Demand”). If ECS and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or ECS may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by ECS or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or ECS is entitled.
You may obtain more information about arbitration from www.adr.org.
(c) After ECS receives notice at the Notice Address that you have commenced arbitration, it will promptly reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee. (The filing fee currently is $200 for claims under $10,000, but is subject to change by the arbitration provider. If you are unable to pay this fee, ECS will pay it directly upon receiving a written request at the Notice Address.) The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Agreement, and will be administered by the AAA. If the AAA is unavailable or refuses to arbitrate the parties’ dispute for any reason, the arbitration shall be administered and conducted by a widely-recognized arbitration organization that is mutually agreeable to the parties, but neither party shall unreasonably withhold their consent. If the parties cannot agree to a mutually agreeable arbitration organization, one shall be appointed pursuant to Section 5 of the Federal Arbitration Act. In all events, the AAA Rules shall govern the parties’ dispute. The AAA Rules are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by writing to the Notice Address.
All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision as well as the Agreement’s other terms and conditions, and the arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to resolve any such dispute relating to the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision or any other term of this Agreement including, but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this arbitration provision or Agreement is void or voidable. The arbitrator shall be bound by the terms of this Agreement. Unless ECS and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your billing address. If your claim is for $10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Except as otherwise provided for herein, ECS will pay all AAA filing, administration and arbitrator fees for any arbitration initiated in accordance with the notice requirements above. If, however, the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b), then the payment of all such fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In such case, you agree to reimburse ECS for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules.
(d) The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees and expenses at any time during the proceeding or in the final award, pursuant to applicable law and the AAA Rules.
(e) Discovery and/or the exchange of non-privileged information relevant to the dispute will be governed by the AAA Rules.
(f) YOU AND ECS AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and ECS agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. The arbitrator may award injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. If this specific subparagraph (f) is found to be unenforceable in its entirety, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void.
(g) Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, we agree that if ECS makes any change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to the Notice Address) during your membership in any Service, including credit monitoring, or subsequent to your purchase of any Service, you may reject any such change and require ECS to adhere to the language in this provision as written at the time of your enrollment or purchase if a dispute between us arises regarding such Service.
The FCRA allows you to obtain a copy of all of the information in your consumer credit file disclosure from any consumer credit reporting company for a reasonable charge. The FCRA also states that individuals are entitled to receive a disclosure directly from the consumer credit reporting company free of charge under the following circumstances:
- You have been denied credit, insurance or employment in the past 60 days as a result of your report
- You certify in writing that you are unemployed and intend to apply for employment in the 60-day period beginning on the day you make the certification
- You are a recipient of public welfare assistance
- You have reason to believe that your file at the agency contains inaccurate information due to fraud
The FCRA also permits consumers to dispute inaccurate information in their credit report without charge. Accurate information cannot be changed. You do not have to purchase your credit report or other information from ECS to dispute inaccurate or incomplete information in your Experian Credit Bureau file or to receive a copy of your Experian Credit Bureau consumer disclosure.
If applicable, the credit report you are requesting from ECS is not intended to constitute the disclosure of Experian Credit Bureau information required by the FCRA or similar state laws. Experian Credit Bureau’s National Consumer Assistance Center provides a proprietary consumer disclosure that is different from the consumer credit report provided by ECS. This disclosure report must be obtained directly from Experian Credit Bureau by going to www.experian.com/dispute, or by calling 888- EXPERIAN.
The FCRA allows consumers to get one free comprehensive disclosure of all of the information in their credit file from each of the three national credit reporting companies (Experian Credit Bureau, Equifax®, and TransUnion®) once every 12 months through a central source. Georgia residents can receive two disclosures per year. Although comprehensive, the credit reports from each of the three national credit reporting companies that are available from ECS may not have the same information as a credit report obtained directly from the three national credit reporting companies or through the central source. To request your free annual report under the FCRA, you must go to www.annualcreditreport.com, or call 877-322-8228. ECS’s Services are not related to the free FCRA disclosure that you are or may be entitled to.
Unless otherwise specified, the Services made available through the Websites are intended for use by U.S. consumers only. We make no representations or warranties that the information, products or services provided through the Services or the Websites are appropriate for access or use in other jurisdictions.
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, however, you agree to comply with all local laws including, without limitation, laws about the Internet, data, email, export, or privacy. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the U.S. and the country in which you reside. Notwithstanding the above, we reserve the right to limit the availability of the Services or the provision of any Services to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAW AND NOTICE OF PROSECUTION
Your access and use of the Services and Websites must comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Unauthorized access and use of the Services and/or Websites is expressly prohibited. For online customers, access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Websites are restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Websites may be subject to prosecution.
Further, failure to comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to the FCRA, can result in state or federal enforcement actions, as well as private lawsuits. In addition, any person who knowingly and willfully obtains a consumer credit report or disclosure under false pretenses may face criminal prosecution.
ECS will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide Services to you in a timely manner, including, if applicable, instant online delivery of your credit report for online customers when available/
ECS, and its service provider, CSID, may use your personal information to the extent necessary to authenticate your identity, process your order or request for, and provide, the Services to you, as well as for quality assurance, account and business maintenance, and such other business uses in accordance with applicable law.
RECEIPT, REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE OF PRIVACY AND POLICIES
ONLINE AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
You must have an email address and provide the same to ECS, and have a Java-compatible browser to receive and/or access your Services online via a mobile application, if applicable. As an online (or mobile application) customer, you are agreeing to receive all notifications via email at the email address on file with ECS. You are obligated to update the email address on file when your email address changes. In the event that ECS is unable to deliver email messages to you, you agree to accept Service notifications in an alternative method, such as direct mail or SMS messages, if such functionality is made available to you. If made available to you, we strongly encourage you to select SMS messaging as an alternative method of receiving notifications and alerts. You may select this method by accessing your Customer homepage online and changing your Alert Settings. Please note, mobile messaging rates may apply. All service alerts are also accessible online in your Alerts Center of your account.
The Services may offer features and services that are available to you via a Website, such as a mobile applications or mobile website. Standard messaging, data and other fees may be charged by your carrier. By using the mobile features, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and further agree that we may bill your carrier (if applicable) for any Services you authorize. You may also purchase services via mobile applications of third parties. Any third party mobile application purchases shall be governed by the purchase terms and conditions of the third party from which you are purchasing services.
In the event that you fail to or otherwise do not update your email address or mobile phone number on file with ECS, and thus ECS is unable to deliver email or SMS messages to you, if SMS messages are made available to you, you nonetheless understand and agree that any paid Service will be fulfilled at the price agreed upon at the time that you placed your order or enrolled in the Service.
NO WARRANTY BY ECS
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND WEBSITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL SERVICES AND WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, ECS (AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES AND WEBSITES OR OTHER MATERIALS YOU MAY RECEIVE FROM ECS DO NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL, TAX, ACCOUNTING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. ECS (AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS) MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; AND (II) ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE RELIABLE.
This section only applies to members who have been affected by a data breach or security incident of the organization that has contracted with ECS for ECS to make certain Services and the Service Website available to you. In the context of a sponsored membership, you may be required to provide the engagement number or other identifying information (such as an activation, promotional or redemption code) as proof of eligibility for you to receive access to or use of the Services and Service Website at no charge to you, during the call with customer care team or at any time during the course of ECS’s provision of the Service. Please review your notification letter and the affected organization’s website or media posting (including press releases related to the security incident, if any) to (i) determine the Services made available to you as part of a sponsored membership; and (ii) the applicable date on which the availability or provision of these Services to you shall expire or otherwise be terminated, as well as to identify the engagement number or other identifying information (such as an activation, promotional or redemption code) as proof of eligibility. For the sake of clarity, you acknowledge and agree that, if you attempt to utilize the Service(s) after expiration or termination date, you will not be able to utilize the Service(s).
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ECS WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU (OR ANY OF YOUR MINOR CHILDREN) FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO YOUR ACCOUNT(S) WITH ECS, OR ACCESS TO, USE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR WEBSITES, OR FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE UPON ANY WEBSITE OR LINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND HOWEVER CAUSED, EVEN IF ECS HAS BEEN ADVISED OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS EITHER DO NOT ALLOW OR PLACE RESTRICTIONS UPON THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DAMAGES IN CERTAIN TYPES OF AGREEMENTS; FOR THESE JURISDICTIONS, THE AFOREMENTIONED LIMITATION ON LIABILITY SHALL BE TO THE MAXIMUM DEGREE PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGIONG, YOU AGREE IN ANY EVENT THAT ECS’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU (AND ANY OF YOUR MINOR CHILDREN) FOR ANY OR ALL OF YOUR LOSSES OR INJURIES (OR THOSE OF YOUR MINOR CHILDREN) FROM ECS’S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE CLAIM, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO ECS FOR THE SERVICE YOU PURCHASE FROM ECS DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY.
NOT A CREDIT REPAIR ORGANIZATION OR CONTRACT
If available in your Service, ECS offers access to your credit report and other credit information. ECS is not a credit repair organization, and is not offering to sell, provide or perform any service to you for the express or implied purpose of either improving your credit record, credit history or credit rating or providing advice or assistance to you with regard to improving your credit record, credit history or credit rating. You acknowledge and agree that you are not seeking to purchase, use, or access any of the Service and Websites (or any content in the Websites) in order to do so.
Accurate adverse information on your credit report cannot be changed. If you believe that your credit report contains inaccurate, non-fraudulent information, it is your responsibility to contact the relevant credit reporting company, and follow the appropriate procedures for notifying the credit reporting company that you believe that your credit report contains an inaccuracy. Any information provided to you regarding the procedures followed by the various credit reporting companies related to the removal of inaccurate, non-fraudulent information is provided without charge to you and is available for free. Any such information is not included as part of your credit score monitoring product but is provided free of charge to all consumers, regardless of whether they are Customers of the credit score monitoring product.
CREATING AN ACCOUNT WITH ECS; REGISTERING FOR ANY SERVICE
To create an Experian IdentityWorks account or enroll or purchase any Service, you must have an address within the United States. Certain configurations of Experian IdentityWorks may also require you to provide a valid Social Security number, address, email address and date of birth and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. In other limited circumstances, you may need to provide a valid telephone number so that ECS can process your order. You must provide valid credit card information to enroll in or purchase a paid Service, as explained in greater detail above. ECS will then evaluate your complete registration information.
In certain jurisdictions sales tax at state and local rates may apply, in which case you may be charged the applicable taxes in addition to the monthly fee and/or the price of the product.
For certain Services and/or channels where Services are sold, we reserve the right to accept or decline some forms of payment, including, but not limited to “pre-paid” or “re-loadable” credit/debit cards.
SPOUSE/ADULT CHILDREN NOT INCLUDED
ECS is not able to accept and process joint registration for two or more adults. Neither your spouse nor any other adult will be enrolled in any Service pursuant to your order.
IDENTITY THEFT INSURANCE
The Identity Theft Insurance is underwritten and administered by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida, an Assurant company under group or blanket policy(ies). The description herein is a summary and intended for informational purposes only and does not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the policies described. Please refer to the actual policies for terms, conditions, and exclusions of coverage. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions. Review the Summary of Benefits.
IDENTITY RESTORATION SERVICE
Identity Restoration. There are certain steps that you must follow in order to receive the Service and obtain assistance from an Identity Restoration agent. These steps include contacting Customer Care at the phone number stated on your notification materials. Please note that you may be asked to provide a limited power of attorney to facilitate any Identity Restoration related work on your behalf, including without limitation, if applicable, investigating alerts and disputing fraudulent events.
If you contact us regarding identity restoration, you are agreeing to permit ECS to order a copy of your credit report for any purpose relating to your request for assistance, if applicable. “Identity Theft” means that your name, address, Social Security number, credit card, debit card or other personal identifying information was lost, stolen or was used without your knowledge or approval to commit fraud or other crimes.
THE IDENTITY RESTORATION FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU IN CONNECTION WITH RESOLUTION OF AN IDENTITY THEFT. THIS PRODUCT IS PROVIDED TO ASSIST WITH RESOLUTION AND IS SEPARATE FROM ANY AND ALL PRECAUTIONS YOU SHOULD REASONABLY BE EXPECTED TO TAKE, INCLUDING PROTECTING YOUR ACCOUNT NAMES, PASSWORDS, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND OTHER PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. ECS’S IDENTITY RESTORAITON DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A POLICY OR CONTRACT OF INSURANCE AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT AND/OR THE CONSEQUENCES OF IDENTITY THEFT.
ECS, including its agents, independent contractors, assigns or other expressly authorized third party, reserves the right to make an independent investigation of the facts and circumstances related to any identity restoration request, including making contact by telephone, email, United States Postal Service or otherwise, to any service provider or any other person or entity that ECS deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, regardless of whether you provide express authorization to make such contact for purposes of verifying and assisting you with your identity restoration assistance request.
ECS reserves the right to request that you provide corroborating evidence of the unauthorized transaction, Identity Theft or other facts related to your identity restoration request, including signed affidavits, law enforcement or governmental agency reports, receipts of expenses, insurance declaration forms, or any other corroborating evidence that we may deem necessary and reasonable. Further, ECS reserves the right to refuse any identity restoration request or provide any identity restoration assistance in the event you fail or refuse to provide us with any requested corroborating evidence related to a possible Identity Theft, including without limitation, a limited power of attorney.
ECS reserves the right not to provide you with any identity restoration assistance in the event ECS determines that you knew, or should reasonably have known, of an act of Identity Theft that commenced prior to your membership. If at any time you cancel your membership, ECS is no longer obligated to provide any additional identity restoration assistance.
IDENTITY RESTORATION CANCELLATION
If, at any time (including after beginning identity restoration assistance), you choose to discontinue using the Service, you may contact us at any time to cancel ECS’s provision of or your receipt of any further assistance. You may contact us by calling the phone number stated on your notification materials.
ENROLLMENT IN CHILD MONITORING
Scope of Services. If made available in your Experian IdentityWorks account, the Child Monitoring that will be performed is different than monitoring for persons over the age of eighteen (18). Please reference your notification letter for more details on the type and scope of Child Monitoring offered as part of your Experian IdentityWorks account.
Certification as Parent or Guardian. A “Child” is defined as a minor under the age of eighteen (18). We will provide information about a Child only to the Child’s parent or legal guardian. You certify that you are the parent or legal guardian of each child whom you have named on the Child Monitoring enrollment forms and that you understand and agree that enrollment may require ECS and/or its service provider, CSID, to obtain information about those children from a credit reporting company, if applicable, and that any information about those children that you obtain from ECS and/or its service provider, CSID, will be used solely for the purpose of protecting against or preventing actual or potential fraud with respect the children whom you are enrolling or have enrolled in Child Monitoring.
Proof of Guardianship. ECS and/or its service provider, CSID, may require, at their sole discretion, the parent or legal guardian to prove guardianship in order for the parent or legal guardian to receive the details on a Child’s monitored information or request fraud resolution, which may include, but is not limited to, the Child’s Social Security card and birth certificate, valid proof of identification, proof of residence, and/or a similar federal or court produced document demonstrating such relationship.
Automatic Unenrollment Prior to 18th Birthday. An enrollee in the Child Monitoring service is no longer considered a Child when the enrollee reaches his or her eighteenth (18) birthday and ECS and/or its service provider, CSID, reserve the right to automatically unenroll any Child enrolled in Child Monitoring within seven (7) days before their eighteen birthday, based on the date of birth information provided by you in the enrollment process. After that time period, you will not receive monitoring of any sort regarding that Child.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO SERVICES
Credit Monitoring in Sponsored/Data Breach Memberships and Paid Services
If made available to you, please note, there are different processing times across the credit reporting companies, therefore you may not be enrolled in all of them at the same time. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to begin to monitoring with the Experian Credit Bureau within 2 business days of successful enrollment (except as otherwise stated herein), while you are in your free trial period. We will also use commercially reasonable efforts to begin monitoring with Equifax and TransUnion within 4 business days of successful enrollment, though in some cases it may take longer so will not be initiated during the trial period (if a trial period applies). You acknowledge and agree that ECS does not control, and therefore is not responsible, for the enrollment process with the Experian Credit Bureau, Equifax or TransUnion. Similarly, we cannot guarantee that you will be successfully enrolled in monitoring with Experian Credit Bureau, Equifax or TransUnion.
If you order a Service that includes a single bureau credit monitoring product from ECS, ECS requests only the Experian Credit Bureau enroll you in its credit monitoring program. If you order a Service that includes a credit monitoring product from ECS that monitors credit files at three credit bureaus, ECS requests that the Experian Credit Bureau, Equifax and TransUnion enroll you in their respective credit monitoring programs. Your order of any single bureau credit monitoring product is conditioned upon successful enrollment by the Experian Credit Bureau in its credit monitoring program; if the Experian Credit Bureau is not able to enroll you, your order will be cancelled and you will not receive alerts or monitoring of changes to your Experian credit file.
Your order of any tri-bureau credit monitoring product (monitoring credit files at three credit bureaus) is conditioned upon successful enrollment by at least one credit bureau in its credit monitoring program. If no credit bureau is able to enroll you in its credit monitoring program, your order will be cancelled, and you will not receive alerts or monitoring of changes to any of your credit files. In the event that one or two credit bureaus, but not all three credit bureaus, is able to enroll you in their credit monitoring, credit monitoring will be provided by the bureau or bureaus that were able to enroll you; you will not receive alerts or monitoring of changes to the credit files of the bureau or bureaus that were not able to enroll you in their credit monitoring program.
In the event you order a three-bureau credit monitoring product, by placing your order, you agree that, if fewer than all three credit bureaus enroll you in their credit monitoring, ECS is authorized to monitor only the credit files at the bureau or bureaus that enrolled you. Any such credit monitoring will be provided at the price agreed upon; you will not be eligible for a price reduction, discount or refund. ECS will notify you in the event that fewer than all three credit bureaus enroll you in credit monitoring, but such notification may not occur during your trial period.
Credit Monitoring in Paid Services Only
If applicable, your paid membership in credit monitoring is effective for the period covered by your membership fee and continues upon your payment of the monthly/annual renewal fee. Renewal fees for your membership will automatically be charged, at the then current rate, to the credit card or other billing source authorized by you, on the first day of each successive membership term, until you cancel your membership. Should you choose to discontinue your membership for any reason before expiration of the then applicable membership term for which you have paid, you may cancel your membership and terminate further billing by calling the toll-free number listed on this Website, or by calling1-877-890-9332. If you are an annual subscriber and choose to cancel within 180 days of when you were billed, you will be eligible to receive a prorated refund of your current year’s membership fee. If you are a monthly subscriber and choose to cancel after your free trial ends or anytime during your monthly billing term, your membership and monthly billing will terminate at the end of your monthly billing term and you will not be eligible for a prorated refund of any portion of your paid monthly membership fee. ECS reserves the right to change the membership fee for any renewal term to be effective upon the renewal of your membership.
Please note that the monthly/annual fee for a credit monitoring membership will be billed immediately to the credit card or other billing source authorized by you. If an introductory rate applies, the monthly/annual fee for a credit monitoring membership will be billed immediately at the applicable introductory rate, and for each successive membership term, you will be billed at the applicable published standard rate as described on the Website and/or in the Service literature provided when you enroll.
If you have agreed to a promotional offer for credit monitoring for a pre-defined term, your credit card or other authorized billing source will be billed the promotional membership fee immediately. Your credit monitoring membership will continue for the pre-defined term and membership benefits will expire at the end of this term. If you choose to cancel your monitoring membership during the pre-defined term, you will not be entitled to a refund, prorated or otherwise of the promotional membership fee.
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