- Scope of Services
- Limitation Of Services
CourtMoney will only process transactions for cards bearing the Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover brand logos.
- Issuer Rules And Fees
Card issuers may have rules or requirements about transactions or payments you make using CourtMoney’s Services. This may include varying additional fees or interest rates dependent on the type of transaction or payment you make. Some credit or debit cards provided to employees for purchases and expenses may prohibit certain types of payments, including bail, fines, and court costs. These policies belong to the card issuer and CourtMoney has no authority to alter these policies and takes no responsibility for these policies.
- Obligations From Transferee Agency Or Organization
The agency or organization to which CourtMoney is transferring your payments will have sole responsibility to determine the application of your payment. This includes how such payments are applied or whether there are any applicable refunds. Any disagreement pertaining to the application of such payment must be handled directly with the agency or organization. If the payment is a bail payment, please be aware that state law determines how such payment is applied and distributed, and under which conditions it may be considered forfeited. For further information regarding state bail policies, please contact the agency or organization to which you are making payment.
- Determinations By Transferee Agency Or Organization
The agency or organization to which you make payment via CourtMoney’s Services will be responsible for determining the manner in which funds are deposited. While deposits typically take place in a two-business day electronic settlement cycle, some agencies or organizations may require that payments are sent via mailed check. Mailed checks will be sent out by CourtMoney via bulk mail on the following non-federal holiday business day, and will cover all transactions or payments made during a daily payment processing cycle.
- Fraud Prevention By CourtMoney
In the interest of preventing fraud, you authorize CourtMoney to take all steps necessary to confirm your identity upon your use of CourtMoney’s services. This may include limiting or denying transactions that increase the risk or damage of such credit, debit, or pre-paid debit card fraud. CourtMoney reserves the right to deny any transactions if it believes that such transactions are not authorized. If a payment or transaction is subject to further anti-fraud verifications by CourtMoney, upon successful verification, CourtMoney will send a notice of your payment to the agency or organization you identified. Such payments which fail anti-fraud verification will be rejected even if approved by the card issuing entity.
- Fraud Prevention By You
If you believe that an unauthorized payment was made via CourtMoney on your credit or debit card, contact your card issuer immediately and file a claim. The claim will be referred to CourtMoney, which will review the claim during regular business hours. You waive any claims made more than 120 days after the transaction to which the claim is made relates.
Please note that if you communicate with us via email, your correspondence may not be considered privileged or confidential.
- Cancellation Policy
You may cancel any transaction prior to making payment. Upon making payment, service fees for making a payment through CourtMoney’s Services will be deemed earned by CourtMoney and considered non-refundable.
- Your Responsibilities
You are responsible for providing CourtMoney with accurate and updated information so that CourtMoney can successfully process your payments or transactions. Please review the CourtMoney website or contact CourtMoney via telephone or email if needed to confirm what information you are required to provide. Additional information may be provided by the government agency or organization to which you are attempting to make payment via CourtMoney. You are aware that you are solely responsible for your use of the Services. Any payments you make through the use of the CourtMoney Services must be lawful. CourtMoney retains the right to bar you from use of its Services if you violate these terms or any law, regulation, or rule in making your payment, provide false information in connection with your payment, or refuse to cooperate in any investigation into any claim.
- Limitation of Liability
CourtMoney’s sole obligation is to process payments to government agencies or organizations that you have identified to CourtMoney via your use of the CourtMoney Services for the amount determined by you and authorized by your card issuer. These Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Use of the Services is provided at your own risk. The Services are provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, CourtMoney makes no warranties that all or part of the Services will be error free or uninterrupted. In no event shall CourtMoney or any of its affiliates be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption), or any other types of damages whatsoever, arising out of the use or inability to use the Services.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CourtMoney, its parents, subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, customers, vendors, officers and employees from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees and cost) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Services; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy or Intellectual Property Rights; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule, or regulation; (v) any claims or damages that arise as a result of your use the Services.
- Trademarks & Copyright
CourtMoney’s name, logo and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks/trade dress/service marks of CourtMoney or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of CourtMoney. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Website or in our Services are the trademarks of their respective owners. The Website is owned and operated by CourtMoney. All content displayed on any of the sites, as well as all visual interfaces, graphics, designs, information, computer code (including source code or object code), software and all other elements of the websites are protected by United States copyright laws, and any other intellectual property and proprietary rights and laws. Except as otherwise specified on the websites, all content contained on the websites is the property of CourtMoney and/or its third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by CourtMoney, you may not sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from or otherwise make any unauthorized use of such content. Any notices of alleged copyright infringement will be handled in accordance with the processes set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
- Contact CourtMoney
If you have questions about your payments or transactions, such as the amount, date, department or agency you are making payment to, and payment type, please contact CourtMoney at its toll-free telephone number and email address listed on CourtMoney’s website. CourtMoney will not answer questions regarding underlying obligations pertaining to your payments or transactions, such as taxes, fees, fines, or how other obligations are calculated, how an agency may apply your payment, or any determinations about bail.
- No Attorney-Client Relationship
The information contained in Services does not constitute and is not to be construed as legal opinion or advice of any kind on any subject or issue. Nothing on our site or Services shall constitute the provision of legal services.
- Entire Agreement
- Governing Law / Jurisdiction
- Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
You and CourtMoney agree that any dispute, claim, or controversy between you and CourtMoney arising in connection with or relating in any way to the Services provided by CourtMoney or your relationship with CourtMoney as a user of its Services will be determined by mandatory binding individual (not class) arbitration administered by the JAMS Mediation and Arbitration Service (“JAMS”) under its arbitration rules. You and CourtMoney waive any applicable right to trial by jury or court or to participate in a class action, class arbitration, or any other representative, consolidated, or collective proceeding. You agree that the location of the arbitration shall be Marion, Illinois, Unites States of America (appearances may be by telephone if necessary or required). You agree that any challenge, if so legally allowed, relating to any award issued by JAMS, shall be venued exclusively in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois or a state court located in Williamson County, Illinois. Further, you agree that the scope, validity, effect, and enforceability of the foregoing waiver of class action lawsuit, class-wide arbitration, or representative, consolidated, or collective proceeding shall be determined solely and exclusively by such courts and that you submit to the personal jurisdiction of the court(s).
- Suspension and Termination rights
Updated March 25, 2020