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DirectConnect℠ Online Enrollment Application

Dear Member,

Thank you for your interest in our Selfreliance DirectConnect℠ Internet banking. In order to enroll, please take the following steps:

  1. Read the DirectConnect℠ and E-Statement Agreement below. We recommend printing a copy of this Agreement for your records.
  2. Complete the DirectConnect℠ Access Authorization form on the next page.
  3. Submit this application. It will be securely transmitted to our Information Services Department for processing. By submitting this application, you agree to the terms and conditions of the DirectConnect℠ and E-Statement Agreement.

To prevent any delays in the processing of your application, please be sure to comply with all of the above. A temporary Password will be mailed to you via US Postal Service once your application is approved.

DirectConnect℠ (Internet Banking) and E-Statement Agreement



What This Agreement Covers. This Agreement between you and SUAFCU governs your use of any of SUAFCU's "DirectConnect℠" and E-Statement services. You should read this Agreement carefully to understand your rights and liabilities if you register for and use DirectConnect℠. Access to these services will be provided through the Worldwide Web of the Internet at www.selfreliance.com. You are responsible for providing your own access to the Internet through the Internet Service Provider of your choice. The terms and conditions of this Agreement are in addition to, and shall supplement, the terms, conditions, rules, and regulations that apply to the existing Membership Agreement and accounts or services with SUAFCU which you currently use.

Those accounts and services will continue to be governed by the agreements, disclosures and other documents provided to you when you opened an account, which may be amended from time to time. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if you have overdraft protection accounts that are linked to DirectConnect℠, those accounts continue to be governed by the applicable agreements that you have with us and the disclosures that were made to you. If any inconsistency exists between such other agreements and this Agreement, then the terms and provisions of this Agreement shall control to the extent of the inconsistency.

The terms "SUAFCU," "we" or "us" in this Agreement refer to Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union. The terms "you" and "your" mean a person who has account(s) at SUAFCU and who applies to use SUAFCU's DirectConnect℠ and E-Statement services, requests to use such services and enters into this Agreement.

Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union (SUAFCU), which offers the Service, and which holds the accounts for which statements are being provided through the Service.

E-Statement is the Internet-based service in which SUAFCU notifies you at your E-Mail address to retrieve your periodic E-Statements, which you specify under the terms set forth in this E-Statement Agreement.

The terms "Business Day" or "Banking Day" in this Agreement means any day on which SUAFCU offices involved in electronic fund transfer are open to the public for carrying on substantially all of its business functions, which excludes Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays.

DirectConnect℠. DirectConnect℠ permits you to access financial services or account information through the use of a personal computer. You may access your account(s) by computer at www.selfreliance.com using your User ID and Password to:

  • Perform account balance Inquires - transaction history detail on all SUAFCU accounts.
  • View and print online images of member checks.
  • Account Transfers. DirectConnect℠ allows sub-account transfers from within the same primary share account, such as share account to share draft account transfers. DirectConnect℠ also allows cross-account transfers from one account to a different account, if the parties to the transaction are listed as joint owners on the accounts.
  • Stop Payments. Allows members to place a stop payment order on any outstanding share draft(s).
  • Download Transaction History - currently, all versions of Quicken, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Money are supported, as well a generic text type file for use in other PC software. (Please review Quicken and QuickBooks online service expirations as they discontinue versions every April 30th)
  • IRS Tax Information. Allows members to view tax information for all of their accounts.
  • Change Your Password. Allows users to change the Password that is used to access the DirectConnect℠ system. Password requirements are detailed below.
  • Change your User ID.
  • Enter or Change Your E-Mail Address.
  • Access SUAFCU credit card
  • Enroll in DirectPay℠

Password Protection/Responsibility. You are assigned a Password when you apply and are approved for DirectConnect℠. It is your responsibility to create your own Password; thereby assuring that no one else can gain access to your information. In addition to your Password, initially, you will be required to answer six (6) security questions, select an image, and create a phrase to insure your on-line banking security. In the event you forget your Password you may click on the "Forgot Password" link and an email with the password reset instructions will be emailed to the address we have on file for your account. As an alternative, you may contact SUAFCU's Information Systems Department at 1/888/222-8571 and you will be assigned a new temporary Password. SUAFCU recognizes the importance of selecting Passwords, and securing those Passwords. SUAFCU has implemented the following Password policy:

  • Must be changed at initial logon;
  • Must be 6 to 15 characters in length;
  • Must contain a mixture of letters and numbers;
  • Letters are case sensitive;

You will be locked out after 3 invalid login attempts

Use of your Security Password. You agree not to allow anyone to gain access to the Service or to let anyone know your DirectConnect℠ Password used with the Service. You further agree that SUAFCU has no control as to the persons who have access to your personal computer and your Password. SUAFCU will not be liable for any unauthorized access to your personal computer using your Password. You agree that it is your responsibility to initiate and maintain the highest level of password security procedures to prevent any unauthorized access to your personal computer or unauthorized use of your Password.

Notice of Unauthorized Access. If you believe that someone has obtained access to your account without your permission, immediately call the Internet Service Coordinator at SUAFCU, 1/888/222-8571, during regular business hours.

DirectConnect℠ Encryption. Data security between the PC browser software and the DirectConnect℠ server is handled through a security protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL provides data encryption, server authentication and message integrity for an Internet connection. In addition, SSL provides a security "handshake" that is used to initiate the connection. This handshake results in the client and server agreeing on the level of security they use and fulfills any authentication requirements for the connection.

SUAFCU will use commercially reasonable measures, consistent with industry standards, to maintain a reasonable level of security over the information contained in the electronically delivered account statement. The SUAFCU DirectConnect℠ system currently supports and requires SSL data encryption at the 128 bit level, the current standard in today's browser software.

You understand that these industry standards are dynamic and constantly developing. By accepting this Agreement, you acknowledge and understand that there are risks to electronic delivery of account statement, including, but not limited to, delay or failure of delivery due to technical difficulties, weather conditions, matters beyond our reasonable control, or interruption and/or alteration of such account statement by third parties in spite of SUAFCU's commercially reasonable security measures.

By accepting this Agreement, you represent that you have considered our security measures, and find that our security measures are commercially reasonable. In reaching this conclusion, you have considered the historical and potential future content of your statement; the risks associated with electronic delivery of account statement, and our security procedures. If you conclude that our security procedures cease to be commercially reasonable in the future, you must terminate this Agreement immediately in accordance with the procedure outlined below.

Required Computer Specifications. Your computer hardware and Internet Service Provider (ISP) must meet all of the following specification for DirectConnectt℠ and E-Statement access:

  • Pentium class computer
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 200 MB free disk space
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4 or Above
  • Internet Explorer 7 or Above
  • Firefox 3.0 or Above
  • Safari 4 or Above
  • We also recommend that you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed for additional functionality.

Security. In order to maintain secure communications and reduce fraud, you agree to protect the security of your numbers, codes, marks, signs, public keys or other means of identification. SUAFCU reserves the right to block access to DirectConnect℠ to maintain or restore security to SUAFCU systems if SUAFCU reasonably believes your access codes have been or may be obtained or are being used or may be used by an unauthorized person(s). Subject to the requirements of state and federal law, and the terms and provisions of this Agreement, you are liable and responsible for all DirectConnect℠ transactions made using your means of identification, whether those transactions are made by you or any person you authorize, permit or enable to have your means of identification (even if the person exceeds your authority) or by any person who obtains through you, by whatever means, your means of identification. If you have given someone your means of identification and wish to terminate their authority, or if you know or believe that your means of identification otherwise is compromised, you must notify SUAFCU so that SUAFCU can take the necessary steps to change the means of identification (see generally, the "Unauthorized Transfers" section below). You agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify SUAFCU from and against any and all claims of any nature arising out of any such access by a person you have authorized, permitted or enabled to have access to your SUAFCU accounts via DirectConnect℠. You understand that electronic messages and communications sent via the Internet are not necessarily secure and that SUAFCU does not recommend that you send information which you consider confidential concerning your accounts via the Internet. You agree to take reasonable precautions to safeguard your access code and/or any other means of identification, to not leave your computer unattended while using DirectConnect℠ and to always exit completely from the DirectConnect℠ site after using it.

DirectConnect℠, Transfers and Payments. When you instruct SUAFCU to transfer funds between your accounts through DirectConnect℠, you authorize SUAFCU to withdraw the necessary funds from the account you designate. As with any funds transfer request, whether or not utilizing DirectConnect℠, you agree that you will instruct SUAFCU to make a withdrawal only when a sufficient balance is or will be available in your designated account. SUAFCU will not be obligated to act on any withdrawal instruction from you if sufficient funds, including overdrafts, are not available in the account(s) you designate.

Fund Transfers through DirectConnect℠ between some of your accounts may be limited. Federal regulations limit the number of pre-authorized, automatic or on-line banking transfers from what is commonly known as a share (savings) account or a market share account to no more than six transfers and withdrawals, or a combination of such transfers and withdrawals, per calendar month or statement cycle, to another of your accounts or to a third party by means of a online (web based), preauthorized, or automatic transfer. If you exceed the transfer limitations in any statement period, we may refuse or reverse a transfer and we may assess fees against, suspend, or close your account with SUAFCU. Please refer to our Service Fee Schedule for the charges.

Placing a stop payment through DirectConnect℠. A stop payment request will be effective immediately upon your request. A stop payment fee will apply for every stop payment you request. Please refer to our Service Fee Schedule for the charges.

YOU MAY NOT STOP PAYMENT OF ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS ON DirectConnect℠. Please contact the Bookkeeping Department for this request.

Fee Schedule. There are currently no monthly maintenance or transaction fees for DirectConnect℠ or E-Statement Services. However, you are responsible for charges by any Internet Service Provider you use. Your use of DirectConnect℠ does not eliminate, waive or change any generally applicable fees and charges that SUAFCU imposes on certain transactions or situations involving your accounts. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we note that our Service Fee Schedule (which can be found on our Web Site by clicking on the link to Disclosures) will apply to certain transactions while using DirectConnect℠.

Changes in Terms. SUAFCU may change DirectConnect℠ and E-Statement Service, its terms, including fees, set forth in this Agreement at any time. You will be notified of any such change as required by applicable law, either by mail or by an electronic message. If a change notice is required, we will provide you with this notice at least thirty (30) days prior to implementing the change. However, if we deem a change necessary to maintain or restore the security of your account or any aspect of the DirectConnect℠ system, we may make the change without any prior notice, with subsequent notice to you if such change is made permanent. You understand that, by using DirectConnect℠, after a change becomes effective and after you are notified of the change, you are agreeing to the change.

Communications. You agree that you may receive this Agreement, related disclosures and all other communications from SUAFCU electronically and that SUAFCU may respond to you with an electronic communication, even if your communication that we are responding to was not originally in electronic form. If SUAFCU sends you an electronic communication, SUAFCU will consider it received within three (3) calendar days of the date that it was sent, just like communications via U.S. Mail. To the extent permissible under state or federal law, electronic communications that you send to SUAFCU will not be considered effective until we receive them and have a reasonable opportunity to act on such communications.

It is therefore important that you consider reporting situations requiring immediate attention to us by calling SUAFCU toll-free at 888/222-8571, in addition to providing electronic communication. SUAFCU may require written confirmation of any communication as well. Note that certain communications required or permitted in this Agreement must be sent in writing by mail.

You should not rely on electronic mail if you need to communicate with SUAFCU immediately (e.g., if you need to report an unauthorized transaction from one of your accounts, or if you need to stop a payment that is scheduled to occur).

You agree that SUAFCU may respond to you by electronic mail with regard to any matter related to the Service. Any such electronic mail sent to you by SUAFCU shall be considered received within three (3) days of the date sent by SUAFCU, regardless of whether or not you sign on to your specified E-Mail account within that time frame.

Opt Out Election/Termination. This Agreement will remain in effect until it is terminated by you or SUAFCU. To cancel this Agreement or E-Statement Service, you must notify SUAFCU and provide your name, address, and the effective date to stop the Service. You may notify SUAFCU by one of the following methods:

  1. By initiating a member inquiry through DirectConnect℠ secured "Member Mail", or
  2. By writing a letter and either sending it to the following location, or giving the letter to a SUAFCU representative at any SUAFCU location during regular business hours.
Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union
ATTN: Information System Dept.
2332 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

SUAFCU may cancel this Agreement and terminate your use of DirectConnect℠ or E-Statement Services for any reason, at any time. SUAFCU will use commercially reasonable measures to notify you in advance of any such termination, but SUAFCU is not obligated to do so.

Limit of SUAFCU and Other Providers' Responsibility. SUAFCU agrees to make reasonable efforts to ensure full performance of DirectConnect℠. Except as specifically provided in this Agreement or where the law requires a different standard, you agree that SUAFCU (including its officers, directors, employees, agents, subsidiaries or affiliates or its third party providers of services related to DirectConnect℠): (i) will be responsible for acting only on those instructions sent through DirectConnect℠M, which are actually received and cannot assume responsibility for malfunctions in communications facilities not under its control that may affect the accuracy or timeliness of messages you send; (ii) is not responsible for any losses or delays in transmission of instructions arising out of the use of any Internet Service Provider or caused by any browser software; (iii) provides information to you on a best-efforts basis for your convenience and does not guarantee such information; (iv) is not liable for any deficiencies in the accuracy, completeness, availability or timeliness of such information or for any investment or other decision made using this information; (v) is not responsible for any computer virus or related problems which may be attributable to DirectConnect℠ or to any services provided by any Internet Services Provider; (vi) is not, in the absence of negligence on its part, responsible for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising in any way out of the use of DirectConnect℠. Because some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states the liability of the foregoing entities and individuals is limited to the extent permitted by law.

We shall have no liability for failure to perform any E-Statement Service, or for any disruption or delay in performing E-Statement Service, in the event of such failure, disruption or delay is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including, but not limited to, Acts of God, Acts of War, failure or disruption of electrical power, computer equipment, telecommunication systems, your ISP, or weather conditions. We shall have no liability for any consequential, special, punitive damages or indirect loss under any circumstances.

SUAFCU is not responsible for any computer virus or related problems, which may be attributable to the Service.

You are responsible for obtaining, installing, maintaining, and operating all computer hardware and software necessary for receiving E-Statements. SUAFCU will not be responsible for any errors or failures from the malfunction or failure of your hardware or software.

We make no warranties of any kind with respect to the software program used to access your electronic statement, and we do not warrant that the software program or the E-Statement Service will meet your specific requirements. We make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, with respect to the use and adequacy of the software program or the E-Statement Service we provide under this Agreement. We disclaim any and all implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Under no circumstance will SUAFCU be liable in contract, tort, or otherwise for any special, incidental, or consequential damages, whether or not foreseeable. By consenting to use the Services, you agree to waive any and all right to any of the aforesaid, and you acknowledge that the limit of your remedy is as otherwise expressly set forth herein.


No Other Use. You may use DirectConnect℠ only for your personal use and may not reproduce, sell or distribute all or any portion of the information provided to you by DirectConnect℠.

Severability. In the event any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain valid and enforceable.

Governing Law. The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Illinois without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. Your existing account relationships shall continue to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state where the SUAFCU branch at which you initially established your account is located. Any issue relating to an account or service with SUAFCU which you access through DirectConnect℠ shall be governed by the laws specified in the agreement for that account or service if there is a separate agreement for that account or service.

Assignment. SUAFCU may assign its rights and delegate its duties under this Agreement to a company affiliated with SUAFCU or to any other party. You may not assign any of your rights or duties under this Agreement at any time.

Entire Agreement. This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and SUAFCU regarding your use of DirectConnect℠, and it supersedes any prior discussions and agreements between you and SUAFCU regarding DirectConnect℠, and supersedes any marketing or other similar material pertaining to DirectConnect℠ delivered to you in writing, verbally or obtained at any SUAFCU site or the site of any Internet Service Provider.

Interruptions in Services. SUAFCU may on a regular basis perform maintenance on SUAFCU equipment or systems which may result in interruption of DirectConnect℠. SUAFCU will not incur any liability to you as a result of any such interruptions.

Financial Institution's Liability. If we do not complete a transfer to or from your account on time or in the correct amount according to our Agreement with you, we will be liable for your losses or damages. However, there are some exceptions. We will not be liable, for instance:

  1. If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make the transfer.
  2. If you have overdraft protection and the transfer would exceed the available funds.
  3. If your computer, the software, phone lines, any browser, our computer system or any aspect of DirectConnect℠ were not working properly or were temporarily unavailable and you knew about the breakdown or problem when you started the transfers or transactions.
  4. If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire, flood, Acts of God, Acts of War) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken.
  5. If the funds are subject to legal process or other encumbrance restricting such transfer.
  6. There may be other exceptions stated in our Agreement with you.

Privacy Policy. Refer to our Privacy Notice Disclosure which can be found on our Web Site by clicking on the link to Disclosures.

Unauthorized Transfers - Member Liability. Your Liability for Unauthorized Use. You are responsible for all transfers you authorize using DirectConnect℠ under this Agreement. If you permit other persons to use your Password, you are responsible for any transactions they authorize or conduct on any of your accounts.

Tell us AT ONCE if you think your Password or other DirectConnect℠ identification has been lost, stolen or used (or may be used) without your permission, or your DirectConnect℠ has otherwise been (or may be) used without your permission. Telephoning is the best way of minimizing your possible losses.

If you tell us within 2 business days after you discover your DirectConnect℠ Password or other means to access your account has been lost, stolen or used without your permission, your liability is no more than $50.00 should someone access your account without your permission. If you do not tell us within 2 business days after you learn of such loss or theft, and we can prove that we could have prevented the unauthorized use of your Password or other means to access your account if you had told us, you could be liable for as much as $500.00.

If you do not tell us within 60 days after the monthly statement was mailed to you, you may not get back any money you lost after the 60 days if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking the money if you had told us in time. If a good reason (such as a long trip or hospital stay) kept you from telling us, we will extend the time period. 

If you believe your Password has been lost or stolen or that someone has transferred or may transfer money from your account without your permission, call us immediately at 888/222-8571 or write to us at

Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union
ATTN: Information Systems Dept.
2332 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

E-Statement Service. This Agreement describes your rights and obligations as a user of the E-Statement Service ("Service"). It also describes the rights and obligations of SUAFCU. Please read this Agreement carefully. By completing the E-Statement Enrollment form you elect and authorize us, at our discretion, to electronically notify you that your monthly statement is ready to be retrieved and reviewed.

Federal and State statutes may be enacted or amended in the future to provide for electronic delivery of account statements. Your acceptance also authorizes us, at our discretion, to provide electronic delivery of such statements pursuant to these statutes after they become effective. If there is more than one owner that is a party to the account, notice to any one account owner will be effective for all.

You further agree to comply with the supplemental terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, which are set forth below.

E-Mail Address. We will send periodic notification to you via E-Mail to the last known E-Mail address provided by you. You agree to inform us promptly of any change of your E-Mail address using the procedures set forth below in Changing Your E-Mail Address. If you have not notified us of any change to your E-Mail address, you agree that your failure to provide us with a valid E-Mail address is the lack of ordinary care on your part, and we will not be responsible for any loss that occurs as a result of this failure. If we become aware that you are not receiving your E-Statement, we will send your Statement to you via U.S. Mail within 15 business days to your last address known to us, however, we will have no liability for our failure to do so except as otherwise provided for in any applicable Federal statute.

Changing Your E-Mail Address. The procedure for changing your current E-Mail address is to simply go to DirectConnect℠ at www.sefreliance.com and logon using your User ID and Password. From the Menu Options located in the top right corner, select Settings, which will direct you to Change E-Mail Address. This change becomes effective immediately. You will receive a notification to your old E-Mail address regarding the requested change shortly thereafter.

Other Agreements. In addition to this Agreement, you and SUAFCU agree to be bound by and comply with the requirements of the agreements applicable to each of the accounts for which you elect to receive electronic statement. Your use of the E-Statement Service is your acknowledgement that you have received these agreements and intend to be bound by them. You should review other disclosures received by you when you open your accounts at SUAFCU.

This notice contains important information about your rights and responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.

Prompt Statement Review
You must promptly review your electronic statement and any accompanying items. If you allow someone other than you to review your statements, you must still review the statement for any errors, mistakes, irregularities and/or any omissions, because you will be responsible for the wrongful acts of your employees and agents. Any applicable time periods within which you must notify us of any errors on your account statement shall begin on the day you are notified via E-Mail by SUAFCU that your monthly statement is available for you to retrieve on DirectConnect℠, regardless of when you receive and/or open the E-Statement.

If you believe your statement shows an error, or if you need more information about a transaction on your statement, write us at the address below:

Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union
ATTN: Bookkeeping
2332 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

We must hear from you no later than sixty (60) days after we sent you the first statement on which the error or problem appeared. You can telephone us, but doing so will not preserve your rights. In your letter, give us the following information:

  1. Your name and account number,
  2. The dollar amount of the suspected error,
  3. Describe the error and explain, if you can, why you believe there is an error. If you need more information, describe the item you are not sure about.

Your rights and our responsibilities after we receive your written notice. We must acknowledge your letter within 30 days, unless we have corrected the error by then. Within 90 days, we must either correct the error or explain why we believe the statement was correct.

After we receive your letter, we cannot try to collect any amount you question, or report you as delinquent. We can continue to bill you for the amount you question, including finance charges, and we can apply any unpaid amount against your credit limit. You do not have to pay any questioned amount while we are investigating, but you are still obligated to pay the parts of your statement that are not in question.

If we find that we made a mistake on your statement, you will not have to pay any finance charges related to any questioned amount, nor the questioned amount. If we didn't make a mistake, you may have to pay finance charges, and you will have to make up any missed payments on the questioned amount. In either case, we will send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date that it is due.

If you fail to pay the amount that we think you owe, we may report you as delinquent. However, if our explanation does not satisfy you and you write to us within ten (10) days telling us that you still refuse to pay, we must tell anyone we report you to that you have a question about your statement. In addition, we must tell you the name of anyone we reported you to. We must tell anyone we report you to that the matter has been settled between us, when it finally is.

If we don't follow these rules, we can't collect the first $50 of the questioned amount, even if your statement was correct.

In case of errors or questions about your ELECTRONIC TRANSFERS. If you think an electronic transfer on your E-Statement wrong, or if you need more information about an electronic transfer on an E-Statement, write us at the address below no later than 60 days after we sent you the FIRST E-Statement on which the error or problem appeared:

Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union
ATTN: Bookkeeping
2332 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

In your letter, give us the following information:

  1. Your name and account number,
  2. The dollar amount of the suspected error,
  3. Describe the error and explain, if you can, why you believe there is an error. If you need more information, describe the item you are not sure about.

We will investigate your complaint and will correct any error promptly. If we take more than 10 business days to do this, we will credit your account for the amount you think is in error so that you will have use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation.