Revised June 18, 2018
OVERVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
At Customer’s election, Customer may, from time to time, request to receive, and CW may provide, free services 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, including credit report(s), credit risk score(s), credit 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 “CW” refer to TCS (also known as Today’s Credit Solutions LLC), and referred to as “Credit World”, “TCS” 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 CW 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 CW through the Websites, including for the provision of any Services or of any credit, personal, financial or other information delivered as part of or in conjunction with free Services 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 such as the 3 Bureau Credit Report, the Vantage Scoring model (ii) enrollment and use of free Services, and/or enrollment, purchase and use of membership based Services; 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 account or register with CW, 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 CW. 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 1-424-372-1080 TO CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT WITH CW or email email@example.com. NOTE, YOU MAY ALSO BE ABLE TO DEACTIVATE YOUR PAID SERVICE AND RETAIN YOUR ACCOUNT WITH CW ONLINE, AS AND TO THE EXTENT EXPLAINED IN FURTHER DETAIL BELOW.
PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE AND CONSENTS
You understand and agree that, by establishing an account with CW, 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 CW, and its service provider, IDCS, 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 CW, and such information may be obtained by Today’s Credit Solutions LLC or any other credit reporting company. You understand and agree that, pursuant to such authorization, CW, and its service provider(s), IDCS and TransUnion, 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, fraud resolution, or card registry products. You understand and agree that CW, and its service provider, IDCS, 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 CW for CW 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 CW.
You further understand and agree that, by establishing an account with CW, or submitting your order or enrolling for any Service, you have provided “written instructions” in accordance with the FCRA for CW to obtain and use the information you have provided, and your credit report and/or credit score(s) to notify you of credit opportunities and other products and services that may be available to you through CW or through unaffiliated third parties (as explained in the section below entitled “General Description of Services”). You understand and agree that CW receives compensation for the marketing of credit opportunities or other products or services available through third parties, and that this compensation may impact how and where such credit opportunities, products or services appear on a Website (including, for example, the order in which they appear).
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 CW. 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
CW may, at its discretion, modify or discontinue any of the Services or Websites, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that CW 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 to review your personal finance and/or credit information for educational purposes only, and to manage if and to the extent you so choose, and may notify you of credit opportunities and other products and services that may be available to you through CW or through third parties (such as, among other things, advertisements or offers for available credit cards, loan options, financial products or services, or credit related products or services and other offers to Customers, the ability to track and collect certain consumer information specific to you, including but not limited to, credit score, loan and credit card monthly payment, total amount and interest rates). 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.
We will identify those Services that are provided to you free of charge. 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 CW’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.
For the sake of clarity, if at any time while you have an account with CW, you decide to cancel your membership in a paid Service, you will be automatically enrolled in a free Service, as the cancellation of the paid Service will not cancel your account with CW unless you so indicate. To de-activate your account in its entirety and no longer receive the free Service, you must de-activate your account by contacting Customer Care (or logging into your online account to deactivate your account, if available) and expressly de-activating your account to no longer receive such free Service. In all events, your account with CW, (including your access to and use of any Services (whether free or paid) and Websites, and regardless of whether you upgrade or downgrade any Services while maintaining your account), shall be governed by this Agreement (and the terms and conditions contained herein).
CREDIT MAXIMIZATION: The formula used in the credit improvement section of the website is designed to help consumers navigate through their credit improvement options. By laying out the 3 key elements of maximizing credit reports and scores, we make understanding negative credit easy.
You acknowledge and agree that CW (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, and that its Services and/or Websites are not designed or intended to provide any such advice. As discussed above, and for your convenience, we may provide links to various other third party websites that may be of interest to you. The third party offers or links that may be displayed on a Website are from third party companies from which CW may receive compensation. Compensation may impact how, where or whether a third party product, service or link appears on a Website. There may be other offers generally available to you (including those available in the marketplace) that are not available to you on our Websites. CW does not make any guarantee or imply approval for any particular offer or opportunity made on our Websites. Further, CW does not represent, warrant or guarantee any level of potential savings or other benefit should you choose to apply for a particular offer. Any suggestion or representation of possible savings are for illustrative purposes only and may vary based on your individual financial circumstances and the terms made available to you by the applicable issuer or lender. CW disclaims all liability for any errors or omissions in any express or implied suggestions or representations related to possible savings made by CW or its marketing partners. For complete information on any particular offer, see the terms and conditions on the issuer or lender’s website. Once you click apply for any offers, you will be directed to the issuer or lender’s website where you may review the terms and conditions of the applicable opportunity or offer before applying.
ACCOUNT WITH CW; USE OF THE SERVICES
In consideration of your account with CW, 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 CW. If any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate or not current, or if CW has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate or not current, CW, 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 CW may, in its sole discretion, retain any information you provide to it or generated by CW (or its affiliates/suppliers) while you have an account with CW, 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 CW 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 1-424-372-1080. IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT CW’S CUSTOMER CARE DEPARTMENT IS UNABLE TO RESOLVE A COMPLAINT YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A SERVICE OR WEBSITE TO YOUR SATISFACTION (OR IF CW 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. IN ARBITRATION, BOTH YOU AND CW WILL BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER ATTORNEYS’ FEES FROM THE OTHER PARTY TO THE SAME EXTENT AS YOU WOULD BE IN COURT.
(a) CW 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 “CW,” “you,” and “us” shall include our respective parent entities, subsidiaries, affiliates (including, without limitation, our service provider, IDCS), 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 CW 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 CW should be addressed to: General Counsel, Today’s Credit Solutions LLC, 1801 Century Park East Suite 2600, Los Angeles, CA 90067 (“Notice Address”). The Notice must describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and set forth the specific relief you seek from CW (“Demand”). If CW and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or CW may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by CW or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or CW is entitled.
You may obtain more information about arbitration from www.adr.org.
(c) After CW 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, CW 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 CW 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, CW 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 CW 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 CW 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 CW 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 CW 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 CW 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 CW to dispute inaccurate or incomplete information in your TransUnion Credit Bureau file or to receive a copy of your TransUnion Credit Bureau consumer disclosure.
The credit report you are requesting from CW is not intended to constitute the disclosure of TransUnion Credit Bureau information required by the FCRA or similar state laws. TransUnion Credit Bureau’s National Consumer Assistance Center provides a proprietary consumer disclosure that is different from the consumer credit report provided by CW. This disclosure report must be obtained directly from TransUnion Credit Bureau by going to www.transunion.com
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 CW 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. CW’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.
CW will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide Services to you in a timely manner, including instant online delivery of your credit report for online customers when available. For certain online Services, however, when the system is unable to authenticate you, you may be routed through an alternate authentication process, such as authentication through Customer Care or a manual authentication process. In the event CW utilizes a manual authentication process, CW will send a private access code via U.S. mail to the address in your credit file, which you can use to access your account online. This process is normally completed within five (5) to seven (7) days. In the event that you are routed through an authentication process, it is your responsibility to successfully complete authentication so that you can gain access to your account on the Website. Your account, including any membership or enrollment in a Service, will continue, including, if applicable, continuing to monitor your credit report(s) or score(s), all of which will be available to you once you complete authentication. Consequently, for any ongoing paid Services, you will continue to be billed for your membership and the associated services available to you until you cancel in accordance with this Agreement. Please note that, for most Services, CW cannot offer a manual authentication process and will be unable to fulfill your order if you fail online authentication one or more times. In the event you fail online authentication one or more times, you may be directed to Customer Care to complete the authentication process over the telephone.
CW, and its service provider, IDCS, 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 AD TARGETING POLICIES
ONLINE AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
You must have an email address and provide the same to CW, 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 CW. You are obligated to update the email address on file when your email address changes. In the event that CW 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. 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.
In the event that you fail to or otherwise do not update your email address or mobile phone number on file with CW, and thus CW is unable to deliver email or SMS messages 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 CW
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, CW (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 CW DO NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL, TAX, ACCOUNTING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. OTHER THAN TO THE EXTENT MADE IN THE GUARANTEES FOR CREDIT MAXIMIZATION DESCRIBED WITHIN THIS AGREEMENT, CW (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.
PROMOTIONAL (OR ACTIVATION) CODES
If you are using a promotional (or activation) code to obtain a Service, you are restricted to a one-time use of such promotional (or activation) code. Any subsequent, unauthorized use of the promotional (or activation) code will result in immediate termination of any associated Services without notice and in accordance with the termination provision(s) in the section entitled “Use of the Services,” found herein.
Please note that if you improperly obtain a Service with a promotional (or activation) code (including via a promotional (or activation) code you obtained that was not intended for your use in the first instance), any credit card number you may have provided to us will also be charged with the fee for the Service that was obtained improperly.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT CW 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 CW 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 CW’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 CW’S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE CLAIM, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO CW FOR THE SERVICE YOU PURCHASE FROM CW DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY.
NOT A CREDIT REPAIR ORGANIZATION OR CONTRACT
CW offers access to your credit report, Vantage 3.0 Score, and other credit information. CW 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 CW; REGISTERING FOR ANY SERVICE
To create an account or enroll or purchase any Service, you must have an address within the United States, 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 CW 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. CW 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 (EXCEPT FOR FAMILY PLANS)
Except for family plan memberships (as provided in the “Additional Terms and Conditions” below), CW 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.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO SERVICES
Credit Monitoring in Paid Services (Applicable to Multi-Bureau Monitoring)
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 calling 1-424-372-1080. 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. CW reserves the right to change the membership fee for any renewal term to be effective upon the renewal of your membership.
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 monitoring with the TransUnion 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 Experian 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 CW 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 CW, CW requests only the TransUnion Credit Bureau enroll you in its credit monitoring program. If you order a Service that includes a credit monitoring product from CW that monitors credit files at three credit bureaus, CW 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 TransUnion Credit Bureau in its credit monitoring program; if the TransUnion 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 TransUnion 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, CW 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. CW 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 Membership With Free Trial (Applicable to Single-Bureau Monitoring) You will be asked for valid credit card information when you sign up for the free credit monitoring trial. CW will verify your credit card information before processing your order. An authorization in the amount of one dollar will be performed on your credit card to make sure it is valid and in good standing and the one dollar authorization amount may count against your credit or debit limit. Additionally, your credit card will be charged a non-refundable $1 fee, plus any applicable sales tax, for your Credit Report. However, CW will not bill you the monthly membership fee until the free trial period has ended. If you do not cancel your free trial membership within 7 days of the date you place your order, your membership will continue automatically and the monthly/annual fee will be billed to the credit card or other billing source provided by you when you enrolled in credit monitoring, on the first day of each successive membership term. The credit monitoring benefit may only be available for 5 days during your trial period; however, other product features and benefits will be available to you during your entire trial period. If you purchase additional credit reports and/or scores during your trial period, they will be billed to the credit or debit card provided to us during enrollment. In the event that you purchase additional products from CW using a different credit or debit card, or if you update your payment information with CW, CW will charge the latest card provided by you. Please note, if you have ever been a Customer and received a free trial, CW may refuse to give you another free trial offer. Returning Customers will be billed the membership fee immediately upon renewal. During your trial period, you are eligible for one report and/or score as dictated by your specific membership terms.
Credit Monitoring Membership With Free Trial (Applicable to Multi-Bureau Credit Monitoring): You will be asked for valid credit card information when you sign up for the free credit monitoring trial. CW will verify your credit card information before processing your order. Because enrollment in monitoring with the bureaus may be delayed, we may start your 7-day free trial 48 hours after you enroll. Therefore, you may cancel your trial membership without charge at any time within 9 days of placing your order. If you do not cancel your free trial membership within 9 days of the date you place your order, your membership will continue automatically and the monthly/annual fee will be billed to the credit card or other billing source provided by you when you enrolled in credit monitoring, on the first day of each successive membership term. If you purchase additional credit reports and/or scores during your trial period, they will be billed to the credit or debit card provided to us during enrollment. In the event that you purchase additional products from CW using a different credit or debit card, or if you update your payment information with CW, CW will charge the latest card provided by you. Please note, if you have ever been a Customer and received a free trial, CW may refuse to give you another free trial offer. Returning Customers will be billed the membership fee immediately upon renewal. During your trial period, you are eligible for one report and/or score as dictated by your specific membership terms.
Credit Monitoring Membership Where No Trial Period Applies: 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.
Credit Monitoring Membership for a Pre-Defined Term: 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.
MOBILE APPLICATIONS – Additional Terms and Conditions for other Membership Based Services
(Applicable for membership based Services purchased through CW mobile applications using Apple iTunes® or Google Play™)
I. Free Trial using Mobile Applications
If you enroll in a 7-day free trial of CW (or other membership based Services) through an CW mobile application using iTunes or Google Play, as applicable, the 7-day trial begins at the time you submit your order. Enrollment in CW credit monitoring may take up to 24 hours to complete, so you may only have access to the credit monitoring benefits for a 6-day period.
If you do not cancel your membership in CW (or other membership based Services) within the 7 day trial period, you will be billed a monthly fee for each month that you continue your membership. You agree that Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) or Google, Inc. (“Google”), as applicable, may process this charge to your iTunes or Google Play account, as applicable, and that it is nonrefundable. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELY PAYMENT OF ALL FEES AND FOR PROVIDING APPLE OR GOOGLE, AS APPLICABLE, WITH A VALID PAYMENT METHOD FOR PAYMENT OF ALL FEES.
II. Delivery of Membership Benefits
In the event that CW is unable to provide all of the membership benefits related to CW (or other membership based Services), it will use commercially reasonable efforts to contact you by email or other method. If you wish to cancel the membership due to the benefits not being available, you must contact Apple or Google, as applicable, to request cancellation.
Apple or Google, as applicable, does not receive automatic notification from the Social Security Administration if you become deceased during your enrollment, and may continue to bill you. Under such circumstances, a representative of your estate may contact Apple or Google, as applicable, and provide proof of your death, so that Apple or Google, as applicable, can cancel the membership in CW (or other membership based Services) and cease future billing.
IV. No Refunds
WE DO NOT PROVIDE REFUNDS FOR ANY MEMBERSHIP, PRORATED OR OTHERWISE. You will continue to have access to your membership in CW (or other membership based Services) until the end of the monthly billing cycle in which you cancel. Apple or Google, as applicable, may offer refunds at their sole discretion.
V. Reactivation of Services
VI. Contact Us
If you have any issues with this service that you wish to resolve with CW, please contact CW at 1-424-372-1080
CW CREDITLOCK – ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(Applicable only if CW Credit Lock is available in your Service)
By requesting a CW Credit Lock to be placed on your behalf, you are requesting to restrict most third party access to your TransUnion credit report. You acknowledge that your TransUnion credit report, when locked with TransUnion Credit Lock, may still be accessible by third parties in certain instances deemed to be low-risk by CW, including access to your TransUnion credit report by the following third parties: (1) You, as part of any Service offering TransUnion Credit Lock as a benefit; (2) potential employers or insurance companies; (3) companies that have an existing credit relationship with you; (4) collection agencies acting on behalf of companies or individuals on a debt you may owe and related collection activities; (5) government agencies in connection to a child support claim, or government investigations; (6) personalized credit opportunities and other offers for products or services that may be available to You through CW or through unaffiliated third parties, such as credit card offers, if you choose to receive them; and (7) companies providing pre-screened credit card offers. Please understand that your TransUnion credit report will be unlocked if you cancel a Service that includes TransUnion Credit Lock as a benefit, or downgrade to a Service that does not include TransUnion Credit Lock as a benefit.
Your TransUnion Credit Lock will restrict delivery of your TransUnion credit report only, and does not apply to your Experian or Equifax credit report. To lock or place a security freeze on your Equifax or Experian credit report, you will need to contact those bureaus directly. While TransUnion Credit Lock may include some functionality similar to security freeze programs required under certain laws, you acknowledge that TransUnion Credit Lock is a separate service from, and not equivalent to, such security freeze programs. For more information about the TransUnion state security freeze program (including availability and applicable fees), please contact www.transunion.com.
ONLINE DISPUTE CENTER SERVICE – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(Applicable only if Online Dispute Center is available in your Service)
Electronic Delivery of Dispute Results. By using the TransUnion online dispute service, you agree to electronic delivery of your dispute results, and understand your dispute results will not be mailed to you unless you submit your dispute by phone or mail as described below. An email notification will be sent to the e-mail address on file with CW when your dispute is opened, updated and your dispute results are available to view online. If you wish to have your dispute results mailed to you, you must submit the dispute by contacting us at Trans Union 2 Baldwin Place, Chester PA 19022.
Dispute Alerts. By using the TransUnion online dispute service, you authorize CW and the TransUnion Credit Bureau to deliver alerts and related notifications to you on your behalf relating to the status or results of your dispute, including without limitation, alerts (if available) relating to the opening, closing or outcome of any dispute(s).
Authorized Use. All information you provide while using this service must be accurate and true. Providing false information obstructs the dispute process and could be punishable by law. We cannot remove accurate information or information verified as accurate from your credit report.
Dispute Process. When using our online dispute service, you must complete the process by clicking the “Submit Dispute” button and receiving a confirmation. If your session times out or you log out prior to clicking the “Submit Dispute” button and receiving the confirmation, your disputes will not be received by CW and/or the TransUnion Credit Bureau and will not be sent to the data furnisher for investigation.
If you elect to upload documents electronically, you agree you will not upload any information that violates any laws or third party rights (including but not limited to a third party’s intellectual property or privacy right), or contains objectionable material. If CW and/or the TransUnion Credit Bureau believe or have reason to believe the information you uploaded is subject to the foregoing restrictions, CW and/or the TransUnion Credit Bureau will not use such information. The information you upload may be shared by TransUnion and/or the TransUnion Credit Bureau with third parties as necessary for the purpose of processing your dispute. Be advised that written information or documents you provide with respect to your disputes may be shared with any and all creditors with which you are disputing.
Once an item has been verified by the data furnisher, you may not dispute the same item again without providing additional relevant information.
If you believe that information in your credit report is inaccurate due to fraud, contact us by phone at 1-424-372-1080 for assistance. If you believe that your credit report contains information belonging to another consumer with similar identifying information to your own, contact us by phone at 1-424-372-1080.
For your protection, if you are inactive (have not selected an item or refreshed the page) for a period of 20 minutes, your session will conclude and you will be logged out. If you are viewing the results of a previous dispute and are an active member in the applicable Service, you may view those results for up to one (1) year from the date we sent you the notification that your results were available for online viewing.
IDENTITY ALERTS AND INTERNET SURVEILLANCE SCANS – ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Disclaimer. Because the Internet is vast, CW, and its service provider, IDCS, cannot guarantee that Identity Alerts (if available in your Service), including any internet surveillance scans and reports, will detect all possible instances of identity theft and/or potentially fraudulent, or otherwise improper, use of your information. Certain information contained in Identity Alerts may be obtained from criminal activities monitored on the Internet. Because of the dynamic nature of this data, the exchange platforms, and the fact that it may have been obtained from criminals, among other considerations, CW and IDCS cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the Identity Alerts provided. Please understand that the third party databases monitored to enable Identity Alerts are subject to change.
Accuracy of Your Personal Information. As a condition for using and receiving Identity Alerts, you acknowledge and agree that you will keep any personal information required to enable the applicable Identity Alert accurate and current, including without limitation, your name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number, social security number, driver’s license number, and financial account numbers (e.g. credit or debit card numbers, if applicable).
One-Time Dark Web Internet Surveillance Scan and Report (Applicable only if made available in your Service). Your Service may offer access to a one-time internet surveillance scan and report to identify activity associated with your identity. You acknowledge that CW, and its service provider, IDCS, may use your personal information to the extent necessary to perform a scan of applicable websites and database, and provide you with an opportunity to view the results of such scan. Please understand that this feature may not be available in your Service.
FAMILY PLANS – ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
No Automatic Downgrade (Removal of All Additional Adults and Children): If you, as the primary account holder for a family plan, remove all additional enrolled adults and/or children from your family plan, please understand that (i) you will continue to be enrolled in your family plan, and billed at the current rate, until you take action to update your membership, such as downgrading to an individual plan; and (ii) you will continue to enjoy the opportunity to enroll additional adults and/or children, as made available in your family plan.
Child Monitoring Alerts Only Visible to Primary Account Holder: Alerts for enrolled children will be made available only to the primary account holder, subject to the Child Monitoring terms provided below, even if an additional enrolled adult is a parent or legal guardian of such child.
No Ability to View Membership Details of Other Adult Members: You, as the primary account holder, will not be able to view or receive any credit information, identity alerts, or dark web reports, among other membership details, of additional adults enrolled in a family membership.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE – ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(Applicable only if a Money Back Guarantee is offered for your Service)
Terms of Money Back Guarantee for Monthly-Billed Memberships. For monthly billed memberships with a Money Back Guarantee, if you cancel within the time period of your Money Back Guarantee (as detailed in the offer for your Service, and defined here as the “Money Back Guarantee Monthly Term”), you will receive a full refund of the amount you paid. However, if you cancel your membership after the Money Back Guarantee Term, you will not be eligible for a full or prorated refund of your current month’s paid membership fee.
Terms of Money Back Guarantee for Annual-Billed Memberships. For annual billed memberships with a Money Back Guarantee, cancellations taking place within your first thirty (30) days of membership, or within the first thirty (30) days after your annual membership renewal (or otherwise as detailed in the offer for your Service), are eligible for a full refund of that year’s paid membership fee. All cancellations taking place more than 30 days after you make any annual membership fee payment are not eligible for a full or prorated refund of that year’s paid membership fee.
SUBSCRIPTION BILLING MANGEMENT – ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(Applicable only where upgrades and downgrades between Services are offered)
Upgrades and Downgrades Between Services. If you accept an offer to upgrade or downgrade your paid Service to another paid Service, your current billing cycle will end when you complete your order and a pro-rated refund for the remaining days on your current subscription will be applied to the credit card used when you purchased it, and you will be charged the applicable membership fee for your new Service (as detailed in the offer for your new Service) with a new billing cycle.
CHILD MONITORING AND – ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Scope of Services. If made available in your Service, the Child Monitoring that will be performed is different than monitoring for persons over the age of eighteen (18). Please reference details provided at the time of enrollment for more information on the type and scope of Child Monitoring offered as part of your Service.
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 CW and/or its service provider, IDCS, to obtain information about those children from a credit reporting company, if applicable, and that any information about those children that you obtain from CW and/or its service provider, IDCS, 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. CW and/or its service provider, IDCS, 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 CW and/or its service provider, IDCS, 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.
TRANSACTIONAL CREDIT REPORTS AND CREDIT SCORES – ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
When you use any Service or Website to access your personal credit report and/or credit score, you are certifying that you understand and agree to the following:
- You may access your credit report and/or score the on the date of delivery. Credit reports and/or scores may not be available for access after initial delivery date. You may choose to purchase a new credit report and/or score or wait until your next free refresh.
- Refunds will not be issued once we have delivered any report(s) included in the requested Service to you. Refunds will not be issued in the event a score is not available for you.
- If you have questions regarding your credit report or would like to dispute information, you may request an investigation by contacting the credit reporting company that supplied the information, as indicated in your credit report.
- For online customers, if you are inactive (have not clicked on an item or refreshed the page) for a period of 20 minutes or more when reviewing your credit report and/or credit score online, your session will conclude and you will be logged out for your protection.
DISCLAIMERS: You acknowledge that the information provided to you through the Vantage 3.0 Score, including the score factors derived from the elements in your credit report, may change over time as your credit report changes. You also acknowledge that the score factor information on how to monitor your credit position assumes there will be no adverse changes in your credit performance. CW is not responsible for the accuracy or contents of your credit file, including but not limited to information delivered in the credit report and/or score products. Please note that pursuant to section 609f of the FCRA, consumers can obtain their credit score at any time for a statutorily set fee.
IF A FRAUD RESOLUTION SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO YOU AS A PART OF A SERVICE YOU ARE USING OR PURCHASED, THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL APPLY TO YOUR USE OF OUR ASSISTANCE
Obtaining Assistance: There are certain steps that you MUST FOLLOW in order to obtain assistance from a fraud resolution representative (“Assistance”). These steps include contacting a Customer Care Representative by calling 1-424-372-1080
If you are a victim of Identity Theft (as defined below), which is defined for the purposes of this section as the act of knowingly transferring or using, without lawful authority, a means of identification with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of federal law or a felony under applicable state or local law (“Identity Theft”), and you incur problems or suffer damages, you may call the number listed on this Website, or call 1-424-372-1080 and make a request for Assistance. Upon acceptance of your request, an CW fraud resolution representative will contact you. If you contact CW regarding fraud resolution, you are agreeing to permit CW to order a copy of your credit report for any purpose relating to your request for Assistance.
If you are requesting Assistance regarding an enrolled child, you will be required to re-certify your status as parent or guardian, and provide documents requested by CW to verify your status as parent or guardian, including, but not limited to, the child’s Social Security card and birth certificate, valid proof of your identification, and proof of your residence.
DISCLAIMERS: THE FRAUD RESOLUTION BENEFIT (INCLUDING ANY ASSISTANCE) IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT VULNERABILITIES. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED IN ADDITION TO ANY PRECAUTIONS YOU SHOULD REASONABLY BE EXPECTED TO TAKE, INCLUDING PROTECTING YOUR ACCOUNT NAMES, PASSWORDS, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND OTHER PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. CW’S FRAUD RESOLUTION ASSISTANCE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A POLICY OR CONTRACT OF INSURANCE. ECS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF LIEN, JUDGMENT, INVESTMENT, OR CRIMINAL SEARCHES IT MAY PERFORM ON YOUR BEHALF.
CW is not obligated or responsible for providing Assistance for any request based on (a) an act of fraud, deceit, collusion, dishonesty or criminal act by you or any person acting in concert with you, or by any authorized representative of you, whether acting alone or in collusion with you or others, (b) authorized charges that you have disputed based on the quality of goods or services, (c) authorized account transactions or trades that you have disputed, or are disputing, based on the execution (or non-execution) of electronic transfers, trades or other verbal or written instructions or directions, (d) losses, damages or expenses arising out of any business pursuits, (e) losses, damages or expenses that were incurred or commenced prior to the membership, or (f) theft or damages of traveler’s checks, tickets of any kind, negotiable instruments, cash or its equivalent, circulating currency, passports, documents, real property, animals, living plants or consumable items, motorized vehicles of any type, watercraft, aircraft, and items intended for storage, transport, display or habitation.
Reservation of Rights: CW (including, for the purposes of this section, 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 Assistance request, including making contact by telephone, email, US Postal Service or otherwise, any service provider or related party it deems necessary, at its sole and absolute discretion and expense, regardless of whether you provide express authorization to make such contact for purposes of verifying and assisting you with your Assistance request.
CW reserves the right to request that you provide corroborating evidence of the unauthorized transaction, Identity Theft or other facts related to your Assistance request, including a signed affidavit, 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, CW reserves the right to refuse any Assistance request or provide any Assistance in the event you fail or refuse to provide us with any requested corroborating evidence related to the Identity Theft.
CW reserves the right not to provide you with any Assistance or discontinue your membership in the event CW determines that you knew, or should reasonably have known, of an act of Identity Theft that commenced prior to the membership. If at any time you cancel your membership, CW is no longer obligated to provide any additional fraud resolution assistance.
IF ANY IDENTITY RESTORATION SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO YOU AS A PART OF A SERVICE YOU ARE USING OR PURCHASED, THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL APPLY TO YOUR USE OF OUR ASSISTANCE
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 CW 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.
CW, 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 CW 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.
CW 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, CW 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.
CW reserves the right not to provide you with any identity restoration assistance in the event CW 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, CW is no longer obligated to provide any additional identity restoration assistance.
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 CW’s provision of or your receipt of any further assistance. You may contact us by calling the phone number stated on your notification materials.
ID Theft Insurance Simple Disclosure
This Summary is provided to inform you If you are a Credit World Member in good standing, and become a victim of a fraud committed or attempted by using your Personal Information without authority, CW provider Identity& Credit Services Inc will retain and pay for those third party professional services that are reasonably necessary to assist you in restoring losses or recovering your lost out-of-pocket expenses caused by such fraud. CW by way of its affiliate partner/provider Identity & Credit Services Inc provides up to a maximum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) for incidents that occur while you are a Member in good standing, provided that:
- You notify CW and/or its provider Identity & Credit Services Inc. within thirty (30) days of the date you know, or reasonably should have known, that someone had improperly used your Personal Information to commit a fraud;
- You fully cooperate and are truthful with CW and its provider Identity & Credit Services Inc. and all partners/affiliates retained to assist you, and you will execute any documents CW and its provider Identity & Credit Services Inc. reasonably requires;
- You fully cooperate with CW and its provider Identity & Credit Services Inc. in any remediation process, including, but not limited to, providing CW and its provider Identity & Credit Services Inc. and our partners with copies of all available investigation files from any institution, including, but not limited to, banks credit institutions, or law enforcement agencies relating to the alleged identity theft.
- You agree that CW and its provider IDCS. will not pay or be obliged as to any costs or expenses other than as described here, including without limitation fees of any service providers not retained by CW or IDCS.
- You agree that CW and IDCS reserves the right to investigate any asserted ID Theft Insurance claim to determine its validity;
- You agree that CW and IDCS is not an insurance company, not a credit repair organization, is not a credit counseling service and does not promise to help you improve your credit history or rating.
ID Theft Insurance Disclosure and Policy Information
Summary Description of Benefits for the Personal Internet & Identity Coverage Master Policy
This Summary is provided to inform you that as a member of CW and IDCS you are entitled benefits under the Master Policy referenced below. This Summary Description of Benefits does not state all the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Policy. Your benefits will be subject to all of the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Master Policy, even if they are not mentioned in this Summary. A complete copy of the Policy will be provided upon request.
The Master Policy of Personal Internet Identity Coverage has been issued to: Identity and Credit Services, Inc. (the “Master Policy Holder”), Policy Number: 7081576 underwritten by AIG Specialty Insurance company or subsidiaries or affiliates of AIG Inc., to provide benefits as described in this Summary.
Should you have any questions regarding the Membership Program provided by the Master Policyholder, or wish to view a complete copy of the Master Policy, please call the customer service number located in your membership materials.
Limit of Insurance
Aggregate Limit of Insurance: $ 1,000,000 per policy period
Lost Wages: $ 1000 per week, for 5 weeks maximum
Deductible: $ 0 per policy period
Filing a Claim
To file a claim under the Master Policy, contact: 1-888-318-1845.
This is a group master policy issued to Identity & Credit Services. If this master policy is terminated, your benefits will cease effective that date. It is the obligation of the master policyholder to inform you of any termination of the master policy.
We shall pay you for the following:
- Reasonable and necessary costs incurred by you in the United States for re-filing applications for loans, grants or other credit instruments that are rejected solely as a result of a Stolen Identity Event;
- Reasonable and necessary costs incurred by you in the United States for notarizing affidavits or other similar documents, long distance telephone calls and postage solely as a result of your efforts to report a stolen identity event and/or amend or rectify records as to your true name or identity as a result of a Stolen Identity Event;
- Reasonable and necessary costs incurred by the insured for up to six credit reports from established credit bureaus (with no more than two reports from any one credit bureau) dated within 12 months after your discovery of a Stolen Identity Event.
b) Lost Wages
Actual lost wages earned in the United States, whether partial or whole days, for time taken off work and away from your work premises solely as a result of your efforts to amend or rectify records as to your true name or identity as a result of a stolen identity event. Actual lost wages includes remuneration for vacation days, discretionary days, floating holidays, and paid personal days and excludes business interruption or future earnings of a self-employed professional. Computation of lost wages for self-employed professionals must be supported by and will be based on prior year tax returns. Coverage is limited to wages lost 12 months after the insured’s discovery of a stolen identity event.
c) Legal defense fees and expenses
Reasonable and necessary fees and expenses incurred in the United States by you with our consent for an attorney appointed by us for:
- Defending any civil suit brought against you by a creditor or collection agency or entity acting on behalf of a creditor for non-payment of goods or services or default on a loan as a result of a Stolen Identity Event; and
- Removing any civil judgment wrongfully entered against you as a result of the Stolen Identity Event.
- Criminal defense for charges brought against you as a result of the Stolen Identity Event. However, we will only pay for this after it has been established by acquittal or dropping of charges because you were not in fact the perpetrator.
d) Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer Reimbursement
The principal amount, exclusive of interest and fees, incurred by you and caused by an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer first occurring during the policy period for which you have sought reimbursement from the financial institution which issued the access device and holds the account from which funds were stolen, and for which you have not received reimbursement from any source.
A Stolen Identity Event is the theft of your personal identification, social security number, or other method of identifying you, which has or could reasonably result in the wrongful use of such information, including but not limited to Stolen Identity Events occurring on or arising out of your use of the Internet. A Stolen Identity Event does not include the theft or unauthorized or illegal use of your business name, d/b/a or any other method of identifying your business activity.
An Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer is an electronic fund transfer from your personal deposit account initiated by a person other than you without the actual authority to initiate such transfer and from which you receive no benefit. An Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer does not include an electronic fund transfer initiated: 1) by a person who was furnished the access device to your account by you, unless you have notified the financial institution that transfers by such person are no longer authorized; 2) with fraudulent intent by you or any person acting in concert with you; 3) by the financial institution of its employee; or 4) from any business or commercial account.
The Master Policy provides benefits to you only if you report a Stolen Identity Event or an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer to us at the contact number stated above as soon as you become aware of a Stolen Identity Event or Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer, but in no event later than 90 days after the Stolen Identity Event or Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer is discovered by you.
In addition, you must follow the instructions given to you in a claims kits that you will be provided. These instructions will include notifying major credit bureaus, the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Hotline and appropriate law enforcement authorities. This claims kit will also instruct you how to file for benefits under the policy if the Stolen Identity Event or an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer results in losses covered under the Master Policy.
You will only be covered if (1) you report the Stolen Identity Event or an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer to us within 90 days of discovery, and (2) you first discover the Stolen Identity Event or Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer while you are enrolled in a Membership Program. You will not be covered if the Stolen Identity Event or Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer first occurs after termination of the Master Policy or termination of your membership in the Membership Program.
Limits Of Insurance
The most we shall pay you are the Limits of Insurance shown above. All Legal Costs shall be part of and subject to the Aggregate Limit of Insurance. LEGAL COSTS ARE PART OF, AND NOT IN ADDITION TO, THE LIMIT OF INSURANCE.
The Lost Wages Limit of Insurance shown above is a sublimit of the Aggregate Limit of Insurance and is the most we shall pay you for lost wages.
- You shall be responsible for the applicable Deductible amount shown above and you may not insure against it.
- You shall be responsible for only one Deductible during any one policy period.
Should you be enrolled in more than one Membership Program insured by us, or any of our affiliates, we will reimburse you under each Membership Program:
- subject to the applicable deductibles and limits of liability of each insured Membership Program.
- but in no event shall the total amount reimbursed to you under all Membership Programs exceed the actual amount of loss.
- in no event shall the Limit of Insurance under all Membership Programs exceed the largest Limit of Insurance available to you under any Membership Program provided by us.