Electronic Communications Agreement

IMPORTANT: If you do not currently have free online banking access to your account(s), you will need to enroll prior to requesting eStatements.

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February 14, 2014

Please read the agreement below and then click "I Accept" to enroll.

Defined terms used in this Agreement include the words: "we" and "our" and "us" meaning Montecito Bank & Trust; "you" and "your" meaning the deposit account owner(s) identified on the deposit accounts identified in the Online Banking Enrollment Form; "deposit account(s)" means your deposit accounts at the Bank; and "business day" meaning Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.  For the purpose of this Agreement, “consumer deposit accounts” shall mean deposit accounts established primarily for personal, family or household purposes.

CONSUMER LEGAL RIGHTS

Certain laws require us to provide disclosures to consumer deposit account customers in writing, which means if you are a consumer deposit account customer, you have a right to receive that information on paper.  We may provide such information to you electronically if we first present this Agreement and obtain your consent to receive the information electronically.  If your deposit account is jointly owned by more than one person, any one of the deposit account owners may consent to this Agreement and that person's consent shall apply to all of deposit account owners.  The person submitting this consent represents and warrants that they are authorized to do so on behalf of all deposit account owners, that they have informed or will inform all other deposit account owners of this change and will indemnify and hold the Bank harmless for failure to do so.

TYPES OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS YOU WILL RECEIVE

You understand and agree that we may provide to you communications in electronic format by providing the information to you during the Online Banking enrollment process and subsequent times when you access the Online Banking system.  Such communications (collectively referred to herein as “Communications”) include:
	* The Consumer Online Banking Agreement & Electronic Funds Transfer Act Disclosure
	* Disclosures regarding change in terms under the Electronic Funds Transfer Act
	* Any notice regarding hardware or software changes that may impact your ability to access Communications, including any notice revoking or limiting access to our website to access a Communication or certain information previously provided to you in electronic format.

BY CONSENTING TO THIS AGREEMENT:

You are affirmatively consenting to receive the Communications electronically, instead of receiving paper versions of the Communications.  If you choose not to agree to these terms, you will not be eligible to receive electronic Communications for your deposit account(s) and you will not be eligible to enroll in the Consumer Online Banking service.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING COMMUNICATIONS

To access and retain Communications you will need the following:
	1) Internet access; 
	2) An Online Banking account;
	3) A supported internet browser that supports 128-bit encryption.  Current supported internet browsers are:
		a. Apple Safari versions 4, 5, and 5.1
		b. Google Chrome
		c. Mozilla Firefox
		d. Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10
		e. Opera;
	4) Access to a printer or the ability to download information to a storage device in order to keep copies of your Communications for your records.

ACCESS TO COMMUNICATIONS

You will receive Communications during your enrollment process.  You may receive Communications periodically when you log into your Online Banking account.

REQUESTING PAPER COPIES OF COMMUNICATIONS

You may request a paper copy of an electronic Communication by contacting us as provided below (see the Section titled "How to Contact Us").

HOW TO WITHDRAW YOUR CONSENT

At any time you may revoke your consent to this Agreement so that you will no longer receive electronic Communications.  If you revoke your consent, your access to the Online Banking system will be revoked as well.  To revoke your consent, notify us by telephone or in writing (see "How to Contact Us" below).

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO UPDATE YOUR ELECTRONIC CONTACT INFORMATION

You agree to promptly notify us (see the Section titled "How to Contact Us" below) if there is a change in your e-mail address or any other information needed to contact you electronically.  

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you need to contact us for any reason, you may contact us using any of the following options:
	1) If you are an Online Banking customer, by sending us an email message through Online Banking account (do not include your deposit account number or non-public personal information in the email as email is not secure);
	2) By telephone at 805-963-7511 or 800-348-0146; or
	3) In writing by U.S. Mail at: Montecito Bank & Trust, Attn: Online Banking Department, P. O. Box 2460, Santa Barbara, CA 93120.

FEES FOR COMMUNICATIONS

The Bank does not currently charge fees for electronic delivery of Communications.  We reserve the right to impose or change fees for electronic delivery and charge your deposit account for these fees at any time after providing such notice to you as may be required by law or regulation.

AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION OF THE THIS AGREEMENT BY MONTECITO BANK & TRUST

We may amend or change this Agreement at any time and will provide to you any notice or request for authorization required by law or regulation.  Your continued acceptance of electronic Communications after the effective date of such change will constitute your acceptance of and agreement with such amendment(s).  We may terminate this Agreement and immediately either refuse to provide, or revoke your access to, electronic Communications at any time with or without cause or prior notice to you.  We may also in our sole discretion suspend your receipt or access to electronic Communications for any length of time determined by the Bank.  If we terminate this Agreement or suspend your receipt or access to electronic Communications if required by law we will provide you paper versions of the electronic Communications to your mailing address indicated in our records in accordance with the "Deposit Account Terms and Disclosures" agreement and disclosure statement, as amended from time to time.  Additionally, if we terminate or suspend your access to our Online Banking service you will no longer receive electronic Communications after termination or during the period of suspension.  

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We will use our best efforts to deliver your electronic Communications in a timely manner and in accordance with any applicable time required by law.  However, we shall incur no liability if we are unable to deliver you electronic Communications because of circumstances including (but not limited to) the following:
	1) Our Online Banking system is not functioning properly, and you know or have been advised by us of the malfunction, or
	2) Your equipment or Internet access is not working properly, or
	3) Internet service is interrupted (e.g. due to traffic or other disruptions), or
	4) Circumstances beyond our control (including, but not limited to, fire, flood, interruption in telephone service or other communication lines, interference from an outside force, legal restriction or delays in mail service) which prevent proper delivery, and we have taken reasonable precautions within our control to avoid such circumstances.  To the extent permitted by law or regulation, we hereby disclaim all other warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and in no event shall we be liable for any special indirect, incidental, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from the loss or use of data, whether or not advised of the possibility of such loss or damage.

AGREEMENT REGARDING YOUR USE OF COMMUNICATIONS

You agree not to alter or use the electronic Communications for any unauthorized, fraudulent, or other illegal purpose.

By applying for and accessing electronic Communications, you agree to be bound by any and all laws, rules, regulations and official issuances applicable to electronic Communications now existing or which may hereafter be enacted, issued, or enforced, as well as such other terms and conditions governing the use of other facilities, benefits or services that we may from time to time make available to you in connection with electronic Communications.  This Agreement is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, recognized banking customs, the Bank’s fee schedule in effect at the time an Online Banking service is used, and other requirements as set forth in "Deposit Account Terms and Disclosures" agreement and disclosure statement, as amended from time to time.  In addition, this Agreement shall be deemed null and void upon the closing of a deposit account and all Online Banking services established for and available to such deposit accounts shall be immediately terminated.
       
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