These Terms and Conditions ("Terms and Conditions" or "Agreement") apply to all: (a) transactions between you and ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. ("CIC") through the http://experian.experiandirect.com website, including, but not limited to, your purchase of the membership based product known as Experian Credit Tracker℠, and non-membership based Products known as the 3 Bureau Credit Report and FICO® Scores, and Experian Credit Report and FICO® Score; (b) your access to and use of the websites located at http://experian.experiandirect.com (the “Product(s)” and "Product Websites"); and (c) 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 (the "Content").
In addition to Experian.com, CIC provides an opportunity to initiate orders for an Experian Credit Tracker membership, an Experian Credit Report and FICO Score, and/or a 3 Bureau Credit Report and FICO Scores from several CIC owned websites, including but not limited to the following:
FreeCreditReport.com, FreeCreditScore.com, CreditReport.com, CreditScore.com.
These Terms and Conditions apply regardless of which of these websites you used to initiate you order.
YOUR ORDER OF, USE OF, AND ACCESS TO, THE PRODUCTS, PRODUCT WEBSITES AND CONTENT ARE SUBJECT TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. YOUR ORDER OF, ACCEPTANCE OF, USE OF, AND/OR ACCESS TO, THE PRODUCTS, PRODUCT WEBSITES AND/OR CONTENT 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 ORDER, USE OR ACCESS ANY PRODUCT, PRODUCT WEBSITE OR CONTENT, OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION WITHIN THE PRODUCT, PRODUCT WEBSITE, OR CONTENT, DISCARD THE PRODUCTS YOU RECEIVED IMMEDIATELY AND CALL CUSTOMER CARE TO CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP.
This Agreement may be updated from time to time. Online customers should check the Product Websites regularly for updates to these Terms and Conditions. Each time you order, access or use any of the Products, Product Websites, and/or Content, you signify your acceptance and agreement, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by the then current Agreement.
In consideration of your order of, access to, and/or use of any Product, Product Website, and/or Content you agree to provide true, accurate, complete and current information about yourself and any minor children you are enrolling, or have enrolled, in any Product, when prompted to do so by the registration and application forms or requested to do so by CIC. By registering, you certify that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older. If any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate or not current, or if CIC has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate or not current, CIC, at its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your order of, use of, and/or access to, any Product, Product Website and/or Content, and refuse all current or future orders of, use of, and/or access to, any Product, Product Website and/or Content, or suspend or terminate any portion thereof. Further, you agree that CIC will not be liable to you, your minor children or any third party if CIC suspends or terminates your order of, use of, or access to any Product, Product Websites or Content, or any portion thereof, for any reason.
You understand and agree that by submitting your order you are providing "written instructions" in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as amended ("FCRA"), for CIC to obtain information from your personal credit profile from Experian or any other credit reporting company and to obtain information from the personal credit profile, if any, of any minor child whom you have enrolled in ChildSecure℠. You authorize CIC to access your credit profile (and those of any minor children whom you have enrolled in ChildSecure℠) to verify your identity (or those of any minor children whom you have enrolled in ChildSecure℠) and to provide credit monitoring, credit reporting, credit scoring, credit score monitoring and tracking, identity monitoring, fraud resolution and card registry products. You also authorize CIC to access your credit profile (or those of any minor children whom you have enrolled in ChildSecure℠) to perform other functions related to providing the product(s) that you have ordered or may order, including to verify your identity or any certification that you may be required to make.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
MOST CUSTOMER CONCERNS CAN BE RESOLVED QUICKLY AND TO THE CUSTOMER'S SATISFACTION BY CALLING CIC´S CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-877-284-7942. IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT CIC'S CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT IS UNABLE TO RESOLVE A COMPLAINT YOU MAY HAVE TO YOUR SATISFACTION (OR IF CIC 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. CIC WILL PAY ALL COSTS OF ARBITRATION, NO MATTER WHO WINS, SO LONG AS YOUR CLAIM IS NOT FRIVOLOUS. HOWEVER, IN ARBITRATION, BOTH YOU AND CIC WILL BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER ATTORNEYS´ FEES FROM THE OTHER PARTY TO THE SAME EXTENT AS YOU WOULD BE IN COURT.
(a) CIC and you agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims between us, 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 subject to arbitration to the fullest extent permitted by law. It includes, but is not limited to:
claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, 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 "CIC," "you," and "us" shall include our respective parent entities, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors and assigns, websites of the foregoing, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of services, products or information under this or prior Agreements between us. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court. You agree that, by entering into this Agreement, you and CIC 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 CIC 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 CIC ("Demand''). If CIC and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or CIC may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by CIC or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or CIC is entitled.
You may obtain more information about arbitration from www.adr.org.
(c) After CIC 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 $125 for claims under $10,000, but is subject to change by the arbitration provider. If you are unable to pay this fee, CIC 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. 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 CIC 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, CIC 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 CIC 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 CIC 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 CIC 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, 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 CIC makes any change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to the Notice Address) during your membership in any credit monitoring or other product, you may reject any such change and require CIC to adhere to the language in this provision if a dispute between us arises regarding such membership product.
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:
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 CIC to dispute inaccurate or incomplete information in your Experian file or to receive a copy of your Experian consumer disclosure.
The credit report you are requesting from CIC is not intended to constitute the disclosure of Experian information required by the FCRA or similar state laws. Experian's National Consumer Assistance Center provides a proprietary consumer disclosure that is different from the consumer credit report provided by CIC. This disclosure report must be obtained directly from Experian 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, 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 CIC 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. CIC's Products are not related to the free FCRA disclosure that you are or may be entitled to.
CIC may, at its discretion, modify or discontinue any of the Products, Product Websites or Content, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that CIC will not be liable to you, your minor children or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of any of the Products, Product Websites or Content.
For online customers, access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Product Websites are restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Product Websites may be subject to prosecution.
Failure to comply with 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.
SECURITY MEASURES AND AUTHENTICATION
Because CIC uses security measures designed to protect your privacy and to safeguard your information, CIC may not always be able to successfully provide Products to you, including instant online delivery of your credit report for online customers. For certain online Products, when the system is unable to authenticate you, you may be routed through a manual authentication process. CIC 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 a manual authentication process, it is your responsibility to complete authentication so that you can gain access to your membership on the website. Your membership will continue and we will continue to monitor your credit report, all of which will be available to you once you complete authentication. Consequently, you will continue to be billed for your membership and the associated services available to you until you cancel. For most products, CIC cannot offer a manual authentication process and will be unable to fulfill your order if you fail online authentication one or more times.
CIC may use your personal information to the extent necessary to process your order and/or engage in business maintenance.
By submitting your order, you acknowledge receipt of our Privacy Notice and agree to its terms.
You must have an email address and a Java-compatible browser to receive your Products online. As an online customer, you are agreeing to receive all notifications via email at the email address on file with CIC. You are obligated to update the email address on file when your email address changes In the event that CIC is unable to deliver email messages to you, you agree to accept product 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 member 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 update your email address on file with CIC, and thus CIC is unable to deliver email messages to you, you nonetheless understand and agree that the Product will be fulfilled at the price agreed upon at the time that you placed your order.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCTS, PRODUCT WEBSITES AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL PRODUCTS, PRODUCT WEBSITES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. CIC AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES [OTHER THAN THE "Experian Credit Tracker℠ GUARANTEE" OR THE "CardSafe™ GUARANTEE" DESCRIBED WITHIN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS] AND CONDITIONS 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 PRODUCTS, PRODUCT WEBSITES, CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS YOU MAY RECEIVE FROM CIC DO NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL, TAX, ACCOUNTING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. OTHER THAN TO THE EXTENT MADE IN THE "Experian Credit Tracker℠ GUARANTEE" OR THE CardSafe™ GUARANTEE DESCRIBED WITHIN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, CIC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE PRODUCTS AND CONTENT ARE ACCURATE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; AND (II) ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCTS OR CONTENT WILL BE RELIABLE.
If you are using an activation code to obtain a Product, you are restricted to a one-time use of such activation code. Any subsequent use of the activation code will result in immediate termination of any associated Products without notice and in accordance with the termination provision(s) in the section entitled "Use of the Products," found herein.
Please note that if you improperly obtain a Product with an activation code, any credit card number you may have provided to us will also be charged with the fee for the Product that was obtained improperly.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT CIC 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 ACCESS TO, USE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCTS, PRODUCT WEBSITES, CONTENT OR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS, OR FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE UPON ANY LINKED WEB SITE (IF APPLICABLE), EVEN IF CIC HAS BEEN ADVISED 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. IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, LIABILITY IS IMPOSED UPON CIC, THEN YOU AGREE THAT CIC'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 CIC'S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE CLAIM, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO CIC FOR THE PRODUCT(S) YOU PURCHASE FROM CIC (EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT AMOUNTS MAY BE RECOVERABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE "Experian Credit Tracker℠GUARANTEE" OR THE "CardSafe™ GUARANTEE" DESCRIBED WITHIN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS).
CIC offers access to your credit report, FICO® Score, and other credit information. CIC and its affiliates are not credit repair organizations, and are 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 Products, Product Websites, and Content 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 members of the credit score monitoring product.
FICO® Scores are developed by Fair Isaac Corporation. The FICO® Score provided by Experian is based on the FICO® 8 scoring model and is powered by Experian credit data.
There are many different credit scoring models that can give a different assessment of the credit risk (risk of default) for the same consumer and credit file. Your lender or insurer may use a different FICO® Score than FICO® 8, or another type of credit score altogether. Just remember that your associated risk level is often the same even if the number is not. For some consumers, however, the risk assessment of FICO® 8 could vary widely from the score used by your lender. If the score used is lower than your FICO® 8, it is possible that this difference can lead to higher interest rates and sometimes credit denial. The statements that "90% of top lenders use FICO® Scores" and "FICO® Scores are used in 90% of credit decisions" are based on a third-party study of all versions of FICO® Scores sold to lenders, including but not limited to scores based on the FICO® 8 scoring model.
FICO® 8 scores range from 300 to 850. Higher scores represent a greater likelihood that you'll pay back your debts so you are viewed as being a lower credit risk to lenders. A lower FICO® Score indicates to lenders that you may be a higher credit risk. There are three different major credit reporting agencies, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax that maintain a record of your credit history known as your credit file. Your FICO® Score is based on the information in your credit file at the time it is requested. Your credit file information can vary from agency to agency because some lenders report your credit history to only one or two of the agencies. So your FICO® Score can vary if the information they have on file for you is different. Since the information in your file can change over time, your FICO® Score may also change.
Due to how FICO® 8 is calculated, it is possible that you may experience a change in your score as compared to other scoring models previously provided as part of your Experian Credit Tracker℠ membership. Under certain circumstances, we will be unable to provide a credit score to you based on your particular credit behaviors. Although your score may be unavailable at a given time, it may later become available, depending on a change in your credit behaviors. If a credit score is unavailable, you may want to learn more about the reasons you may be unscoreable and what actions you may take to become scoreable. If you have questions about being unscoreable, or about your membership in light of not receiving a credit score, we encourage you to contact our call center for more information.
To request a credit report or score, or purchase any Product, 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 CIC can process your order. You must provide valid credit card information. CIC 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 Products and/or channels where Products 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.
CIC 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 Product pursuant to your order.
(Applicable for the following products: Experian Credit Tracker℠ and ChildSecure℠.)
Your 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 Web Site, or by calling 1-877-284-7942. 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. CIC 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. Monitoring with Experian begins within 48 hours of enrollment in your free trial. Monitoring with Equifax and TransUnion takes approximately 4 days to begin, though in some cases cannot be initiated during the trial period (if a trial period applies). CIC does not control and is not responsible for the enrollment process.
When you order a single bureau credit monitoring product from CIC, CIC requests that Experian enroll you in its credit monitoring program. When you order a credit monitoring product from CIC that monitors credit files at three credit bureaus, CIC requests that Experian, Equifax and TransUnion enroll you in their credit monitoring programs.
Your order of any single bureau credit monitoring product is conditioned upon successful enrollment by Experian in its credit monitoring program; if Experian 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, CIC 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. CIC 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. CIC 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, CIC 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 CIC using a different credit or debit card, or if you update your payment information with CIC, CIC will charge the latest card provided by you. Please note, if you have ever been a member and received a free trial, CIC may refuse to give you another free trial offer. Returning members 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. CIC will verify your credit card information before processing your order. Because enrollment in monitoring with the bureaus may be delayed, we will 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 CIC using a different credit or debit card, or if you update your payment information with CIC, CIC will charge the latest card provided by you. Please note, if you have ever been a member and received a free trial, CIC may refuse to give you another free trial offer. Returning members 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 Product 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.
Registration in CHILDSECURE℠
By registering ChildSecure℠, you certify that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Your use of ChildSecure℠ is conditioned upon your order of Experian Credit Tracker℠ and your successful enrollment in Experian's credit monitoring program. If Experian is not able to enroll you in its credit monitoring program, your entire order - including use of ChildSecureSM to monitor the identities of your minor children - will be cancelled and you will not receive alerts or monitoring of changes to your credit files nor alerts or monitoring regarding the identities of your registered minor children.
If you are successfully enrolled in ChildSecure℠, credit monitoring alerts will be delivered to the email address or the mailing address that was given to CIC when you enrolled. It is your responsibility to update your address if it should change.
CHILDSECURE℠ - Additional Terms
Your use of ChildSecure℠ is effective for the period covered by your Experian Credit Tracker℠ membership fee and continues upon your payment of the monthly/annual membership fee. Please review the appropriate section in this document for information related to refunds and cancellation of your Experian Credit Tracker℠ membership.
CHILDSECURE℠ - Monitoring For Children
The monitoring that will be performed regarding minor children you register in ChildSecure℠ is different than the monitoring for persons over age 18. On a monthly basis, CIC will request an Experian credit report for each registered child, and will review that report for any material data (that is, any other data other than personal information such as name, address and Social Security number) that has been returned. If material data exists, CIC will notify you via email alert process within 24 hours of the report being returned to CIC. In the event that material data is found, you agree to provide any documentation that may be requested by CIC, including, but not limited, to a copy of the child's Social Security card, a copy of the child's birth certificate, proof of your identification, and proof of your residence, in order to verify your status as a parent or guardian of the registered child, before any information about the material data will be released to you.
Registration of Minor Children in CHILDSECURE℠
You may enroll up to five (5) minor children for whom you are the parent or guardian through the on-line process. You may enroll additional minor children for whom you are the parent or guardian by contacting customer care at the number published on the Product Website, and providing the requested information and/or documentation including, but not limited to, a valid Social Security number and date of birth for each minor child. In certain circumstances, you may not be permitted to register children on-line. In such circumstances, you may register children by contacting customer care and following the procedures specified in this paragraph. Children that have reached the age of 17 years and 9 months are not eligible to be registered in ChildSecure℠.
Certification as Parent or Guardian of Children Enrolled in CHILDSECURE℠
CIC will provide information about a child less than 18 years of age only to the child's parent or guardian and only for use to protect the child against fraud, such as the fraudulent opening of credit accounts in your child's name. You certify that you are the parent or guardian of each child whom you have named, or will name, on the registration forms for ChildSecure℠, and that you understand and agree that registration may require CIC to obtain information about those children from a credit reporting company, and that any information about those children that you obtain from CIC will be used solely for the purpose of protecting against or preventing actual or potential fraud with respect the children whom you are registering or have registered in ChildSecure℠.
Automatic Disenrollment of Children From CHILDSECURE℠ Prior to 18th Birthday
Minor children registered by you in ChildSecure℠ will be automatically removed from ChildSecure℠ within seven (7) days before their eighteenth (18th) birthday, based on the date of birth information provided by you in the registration 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
(Applicable for the following Products: 3 Bureau Credit Report and FICO® Scores, Experian Credit Report and FICO® Score)
When you use any Product, Product Website and/or Content to access your personal credit report and/or credit score, you are certifying that you understand and agree to the following:
Disclaimers: You acknowledge that the information provided to you through the FICO® 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. CIC 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.
FRAUD RESOLUTION - ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(Applicable for the following products: Experian Credit Tracker℠ and ChildSecure℠.)
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 Service Representative by calling 1-877-284-7942.
If you are a victim of identity theft, which is hereby defined 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 should call the number listed in the My Credit Center area on this Web Site, or call 1-877-284-7942 and make a request for Assistance. Upon acceptance of your request, a CIC fraud resolution representative will contact you. If you contact CIC regarding fraud resolution, you are agreeing to permit CIC to order a copy of your credit report for any purpose relating to your request for assistance.
If you are requesting fraud resolution regarding an enrolled child, you will be required to re-certify your status as parent or guardian, and provide documents requested by CIC 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 IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT VULNERABILITIES. THE PRODUCT 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. CIC'S FRAUD RESOLUTION ASSISTANCE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A POLICY OR CONTRACT OF INSURANCE. CIC DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF LIEN, JUDGMENT, INVESTMENT, OR CRIMINAL SEARCHES IT MAY PERFORM ON YOUR BEHALF.
CIC 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: CIC, 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 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.
CIC 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, CIC 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.
CIC reserves the right not to provide you with any Assistance or discontinue your membership in the event CIC 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, CIC is no longer obligated to provide any additional fraud resolution assistance.
If you (hereinafter "you") or your enrolled children (where applicable) become a victim of Identity Theft (as defined below) due to a failure of the Experian Credit Tracker℠ product to provide the services identified below, ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. (hereinafter "we", "our" or "us") will reimburse you for certain Identity Theft Expenses (as described in Section 3, below) subject to the terms and conditions of this Guarantee. For purposes of this Guarantee, "Identity Theft" means that your name, address, Social Security number, credit card account number, or other personal identifying information was used without your knowledge or approval to commit fraud or other crimes. The maximum amount that we will pay you is $50,000 for Identity Theft Expenses as a direct result of an Identity Theft.
CardSafe™ - ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONSEnrollment in CardSafe™
Your use of CardSafe™ is effective for the period covered by your Experian Credit Tracker℠ membership fee and continues upon your payment of the monthly/annual membership fee. Please review the appropriate section in this document for information related to refunds and cancellation of your Experian Credit Tracker℠ membership. Your use of CardSafe™ is also conditioned upon your ability to provide valid credit card information.
CardSafe™ - Additional Card Holders
Neither your spouse nor any other adult will be enrolled in CardSafe pursuant to your order. When you enroll in the CardSafe product, only your personal cards (i.e., only those cards in your name) can be registered with us.
CardSafe™ - Loss & Theft Events
YOU agree not to report as lost or stolen any Card which you do not have good reason to believe is, in fact, lost or stolen.
At the time you report a lost or stolen event, CIC will retrieve your 3-bureau credit report from the three national credit reporting companies in order to provide the Product to you. In order to identify your credit accounts, notify your card issuers and request cancellation of your lost or stolen cards, you authorize CIC to retrieve your account information from your 3-Bureau credit report and to use the personal debit and/or ATM information that you may have entered on our Website to do the following: (1) Contact your Card Issuers (for each credit, debit, ATM or charge card designated by you) to report the lost or stolen event and (2) to disclose your personally identifiable information to your Cards Issuers to assist with the cancellation of lost or stolen cards on your behalf. At the time of the lost or stolen event, CIC may require you to confirm or restate the foregoing authorizations.
Your credit information may be provided by a third-party credit reporting company and CIC is not responsible for the information contained within those reports. Your Card Issuers may require additional evidence of the lost or stolen event, including written confirmation by you or a police report. CIC is only able to take the actions permitted and processed by your Card Issuer. CIC is not responsible for any failure by any Card Issuer to take the action requested on your behalf, or any other action taken or condition imposed by your Card Issuer. CIC will not request that Card Issuers issue replacement cards in your name.
CardSafe™ GUARANTEE Overview
If CardSafe™ does not perform as guaranteed, we will reimburse you for unauthorized charges that are made to your Credit, Debit or ATM card(s) after you have reported to us that your card(s) are lost or stolen and for which you become personally liable, subject to the terms of the CardSafe Guarantee. You simply need to call our Fraud Resolution Representatives when you first learn that your card(s) are lost or stolen and then you can rest assured that your card issuer(s) will be notified. If you are held personally liable for unauthorized charges that occur after you report your lost or stolen cards to us, then we will reimburse you for those charges.
If you (hereinafter "you") become liable for unauthorized charges as a result of a lost or stolen Credit, Debit or ATM card due to a failure of CardSafe to provide the services identified below, ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. (hereinafter "we", "our" or "us") will reimburse you for such unauthorized charges subject to the terms and conditions of this Guarantee.
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Certain aspects of this website as well as features and services accessible from this website may be covered by one or more of the following: U.S. Patent Nos: U.S. Patent No. 6,321,339; U.S. Patent No. 6,282,658; U.S. Patent No. 6,263,447; U.S. Patent No. 6,496,936; U.S. Patent 7,234,156; and U.S. Patent 6,857,073.