Terms and Conditions
SwellMoney.com Website and Swell Mobile Application Terms and Conditions
Effective March 2023
Welcome to Swell! The SwellMoney.com Website and the Swell Mobile Application are owned and operated by Swell and used by Swell to provide information about and/or to deliver products and services promoted or supported by Swell and offered by the banks, lenders, investment companies, and other third-party providers with whom Swell works (with such parties and their respective service providers and vendors being referred to herein each as a “Provider” and together as the “Providers”). All pages, content and functionality included on the Mobile App and the Website, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, audio clips, logos, button icons, software, written materials and other materials (collectively, the “Contents”) are the property of Swell or its content suppliers and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
We may from time to time in our sole discretion and without notice to you modify the terms of this Agreement and/or change the rules that govern your use of the Mobile App or the Website. We may change, move or delete portions of, or may add to, the Mobile App or the Website from time to time. Please review this Agreement each time you use the Mobile App or the Website for the most current terms and conditions for the use of the Mobile App or the Website. Your use of the Mobile App and/or the Website following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by this Agreement and rules as changed. We may discontinue the operation, maintenance or provision of the Mobile App and the Website, any pages thereof, and/or any related content, features, products or services, or the terms thereof, at any time without notice or liability to you or any third party.
Your access to the Website and Mobile App
You represent that you have reached the legal age of majority according to the laws of your state of residence. If you have not reached the legal age of majority according to the laws of your state of residence, please do not enter your personal information. The Swell Mobile App and the SwellMoney.com Website are not directed at children. Swell and the Providers do not knowingly collect information from persons who have not reached the age of majority in their states of residence. We are not responsible or liable to you for any errors or failures resulting from defects in or malfunction of (i) any telephone equipment and services, (ii) Internet connection services, (iii) computer hardware and software, and (iv) other equipment necessary for you to access and use the Website or Mobile App.
Accounts, Passwords and Security
Certain features or services offered on or through the Website or Mobile App may require you to open an account which includes setting up a unique user identification (“User ID”) and a password (“Password”). Swell may assign you a customer extranet username and password to enable you to access and use certain portions of the Website or the Mobile App. Each time you create or use a User ID or a Password, you will be deemed to be authorized to access and use the Website and Mobile App in a manner consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and Swell has no obligation to investigate the authorization or source of any such access or use of the Website or Mobile App. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of the information of any User ID and Password associated with or assigned to you and the security and integrity of any information you download from the Website and Mobile App. You remain responsible for any and all activity that occurs under your Swell User ID as a result of your failing to keep this information secure and confidential. You may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other user of or visitor to the Website or Mobile App due to someone else using your User ID Password or accessing your Swell Profile or account as a result of your failing to keep your Swell User ID, Password, Swell profile, and related information secure and confidential.
You will be solely responsible for all access to and use of the Website and Mobile App by anyone using any User ID and Password associated with or assigned to you, whether or not such access to and use of the Website or Mobile App is actually authorized by you, including without limitation, all communications and transmissions and all obligations (including without limitation financial obligations) incurred through such access or use.
You shall immediately notify Swell in writing of any unauthorized use of your Swell User ID or Password or any other breach or threatened breach of the Website’s or Mobile App’s security, by sending a letter to Swell Financial, Inc., Attn: Legal Department, 2101 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302.
You may not use anyone else’s User ID or Password or access anyone else’s Swell profile or account, at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that User ID, Password, Swell profile or account. You agree that we will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.
Privacy and Collecting Information
Swell may also automatically collect (through cookies, described below, and other methods) and store aggregate or anonymous information about user contact with and use of the Mobile App and the Website. This information, which does not identify individual consumers, is used by Swell for its business purposes, which may include improving products or services, research, marketing or analyzing market trends, and other purposes consistent with applicable laws. Examples of this type of information include demographic information, the type of Internet browser you are using, the length of time you spent on the Mobile App or the Website, the domain name of the web site from which you linked to the Website or Mobile App, system configuration and settings and your browsing habits on and usage of the Mobile App or the Website. Non-personally identifiable information may also include personally identifiable information that has been aggregated so that no one individual is specifically identifiable (such as, how many users in a particular city access the Mobile App or the Website).
Use of Information in Connection with Submitting a Product Application
If you use the Mobile App or Website to submit an application to open a Swell Cash deposit account or a Swell Credit personal line of credit (an “Application”), you understand and agree that the information you submit will be shared with, received, reviewed and processed by the bank provider of such products, Central Pacific Bank, Member FDIC (“CPB”), https://www.cpb.bank. CPB and each of its service providers is a Provider for purposes of this Agreement.
Swell collects anonymous, non-confidential, and non-personal information when you use the Mobile App or the Website, send us emails, or respond to special promotions or newsletters that we may send to you from time to time. Cookies are small computer files that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive that allow us to know how often someone visits a site or application and the activities they conduct while on that site or while using the application (whether you requested more information, etc.). Each computer and device is assigned a different cookie by Swell. The information collected by cookies helps us dynamically generate content on web pages and also allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using the Mobile App, the Website, or are opening our emails. We may use cookie information to determine the popularity of certain content or advertisements. It may be possible to link non-personal cookie information to personally identifiably information collected. You may be able to turn off cookies in your browser, but this may hinder our ability to provide you with certain services or your ability to enjoy certain features of the Mobile App or the Website.
Automatic Logging of Session Data
We automatically log generic information about your computer and mobile device and your computer’s and mobile device’s connection to the Internet, which we call “session data.” Session data consists of things such as device information, IP address, operating system and browser software information, and the activities conducted by the user while on the Website or Mobile App. An IP address is a number that lets computers and mobile devices connected to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the Website or Mobile App which the user wishes to view or use. We collect session data because it helps us analyze such things as what items visitors are likely to click on most, the way visitors are clicking through the Website and using the Mobile App, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the Website and using features of the Mobile App, how long visitors to the Website and users of the Mobile App are staying and how often they are visiting. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. It is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the approximate geographic location of such visitor’s point of connectivity, whether via computer or device. We also collect and use session data to help prevent the unauthorized use of the Website and the Mobile App. Session data is sometimes shared with third parties.
By using the Mobile App and the Website, you agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. Swell and the Providers each take commercially reasonable measures to protect the security of information electronically transmitted through the use the information forms and other tools integrated into the Mobile App and the Website. However, we advise you to exercise caution when sending Swell and the Providers e-mail through the Internet. You understand that any message or information you send through email may be read or intercepted by others. For example, e-mail may be intercepted by a third party. Please do not use e-mail to send confidential or privileged information (such as social security numbers, bank account numbers, etc.) or information Swell or a Provider requires you to send in writing. You agree that Swell and the Providers have no liability for any losses or damages you incur as a result of a third party intercepting and using without authorization any information transmitted by you via unsecure e-mail. When you send emails to Swell and the Providers, you are communicating electronically, and you consent to receive responsive communications from Swell and the Providers electronically via email or by posting notices on the Website and in the Mobile App. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that Swell and the Providers provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You agree that Swell may send email to you for the purpose of advising you of changes or additions to the Mobile App or the Website.
In connection with any product or service promoted or supported by Swell, Swell may make interactive online chat (“Chat”) service available to you. Swell makes no warranty that Chat service will be available at any particular time or be free of fault or error. Swell provides the Chat service as a convenience to facilitate your understanding of the products and services promoted or supported by Swell, and online applications related to those products and services. Any Chat service agents will endeavor to provide you with accurate and current information based on your question or need. No communications during the Chat service shall be considered a legal agreement, representation, or warranty as to products or services promoted or supported by Swell, and the underwriting and delivery of same. You will not use the Chat service to send any abusive, defamatory, dishonest, or obscene message - doing so may result in termination of the Chat service session and your relationship with Swell and Providers.
All Content (as defined above) included on the Mobile App and the Website are the property of Swell or its content suppliers and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all Contents on the Mobile App and the Website are the exclusive property of Swell and are protected by U.S. and International copyright laws. All software used on the Mobile App and the Website are the property of Swell or its software suppliers and are protected by U.S. and International copyright laws. The Contents and software on the Mobile App and the Website may be used solely for informational purposes. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance, of the Contents or software on the Mobile App or the Website are strictly prohibited. The Contents of the Mobile App and the Website, and the Mobile App and the Website as a whole, are intended solely for personal use by the users of the Mobile App and the Website. You may download or copy the Contents and other downloadable materials displayed on the Mobile App or the Website for your personal use only. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the Mobile App, the Website, or any related software.
The Swell logo and word marks, and certain other marks and logos displayed on the Website, are registered and common law service marks of Swell and its affiliated companies in the United States and other countries. The service marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not authorized in writing by Swell, in any manner. All other service marks that appear on the Mobile App or the Website are the property of their respective owners, who are not affiliated with, or sponsored by us or our affiliates.
User Comments, Feedback and Other Submissions
All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Swell on or by the Mobile App and the Website or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of the Mobile App and the Website (collectively, “Comments”) shall be and remain Swell’s property. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to Swell of all worldwide right, title and interest in and to all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the Comments. Thus, Swell will own exclusively all such right, title and interest and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments.
Availability of Products and Services
Not all of the products and services described in the Mobile App and the Website are available to residents of each state. Where you reside also may limit whether you qualify for certain products and services. Furthermore, the terms of the products and services may differ depending upon the state in which you reside. The terms and features of each product and service promoted or supported by Swell (i.e., rates, terms, amounts, charges), as well as the eligibility requirements for each such product and service (i.e., residency, income, creditworthiness), are determined by the Provider of such product or service. The description of the terms, conditions, features, and eligibility requirements of all products and services featured on the Website or in the Mobile App is not a binding legal offer from Swell or the Provider of such product or service. The description of such products and services may change without notice. Each product and service at all times remains subject to the eligibility and underwriting requirements of the Provider of such product or service. Swell does not intend, and the Providers of products and services do not intend, for the Mobile App or the Website and/or any products, services or information described or provided therein to be obtainable or used by any person in any city, state or jurisdiction where such distribution, availability or use would violate applicable law.
Links to Other Websites and Services
The Mobile App and the Website each contain links to outside services and resources, the availability and content of which Swell does not control. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not endorse these businesses or individuals or the content of their websites. Swell does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, and content of these and any other third parties. Any concerns, including privacy, information-sharing and security policies, regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular outside service or resource.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE WEBSITE AND THE MOBILE APP ARE PROVIDED BY SWELL ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. SWELL MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE MOBILE APP AND THE WEBSITE, OR THE CONTENTS THEREOF. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, SWELL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY; NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE BY USING THE WEBSITE AND THE MOBILE APP THAT YOUR USE THEREOF IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NECESSARY SERVICING OR REPAIRS OF ANY EQUIPMENT YOU USE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USING THE WEBSITE AND THE MOBILE APP.
SWELL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, THE MOBILE APP, SWELL’S SERVERS, OR EMAIL SENT FROM SWELL ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SWELL WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE MOBILE APP, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SWELL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE AND THE MOBILE APP WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR AS TO THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR CONTENT OF ANY CONTENT INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE OR THE MOBILE APP. SWELL DOES NOT ENDORSE CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES APPEARING ON LINKED SITES OR APPLICATIONS OR PURCHASED VIA LINKED SITES.
CERTAIN STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF ANY SUCH STATE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT SHALL, IN NO EVENT, EXCEED $100.00 THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACCESS WEBSITE AND THE MOBILE APP, WHICHEVER AMOUNT IS LESS.
Applicable Law, Disputes, and Notice of Grievance and Opportunity to Cure
The Website is created and controlled by Swell in the State of Colorado, USA. As such, the laws of the State of Colorado will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, as well as all sales of products and services or other transactions affected through the Mobile App and the Website and any disputes relating thereto without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Swell reserves the right to make changes to the Mobile App, the Website, and these Terms and Conditions at any time. Any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be resolved solely and exclusively by the U.S. federal courts situated in Boulder County, Colorado. Before initiating arbitration or litigation concerning any potential dispute arising from the Agreement, you and we agree to mail a written notice to the other party, return receipt requested, to provide the other party an opportunity to resolve such grievance. Such notice shall include a proposed reasonable resolution to the grievance. A party receiving such notice must mail a written offer return receipt request proposing a reasonable settlement within 30 days (or such longer period as applicable law may require). If an aggrieved party ultimately initiates arbitration or litigation, and if applicable law allows, then the adjudicator shall award reasonable attorney fees, court costs, and litigation expenses to the opposing party, if the adjudicator determines the (i) aggrieved party cannot prove compliance with this paragraph or (ii) opposing party timely offered a reasonable settlement.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Swell, Swell’s affiliates, the Providers of each of the products and services promoted by Swell on the Website and Mobile App, and each of such entity’s respective officers, directors, shareholders, successors in interest, employees, agents and subsidiaries harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising from or related to your use of the Website or the Mobile App, your violation of this Agreement, or your infringement of any intellectual property obtained from the Mobile App or the Website.
Limited License and Access to the Website and Mobile App
Unless otherwise expressly specified in writing, this Website, the Mobile App, and the Contents thereof are displayed solely for the purpose of promoting and delivering products and services available in the United States. Swell grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Website and the Mobile App pursuant to these Terms and Conditions. You may access and use the Mobile App only on mobile devices that you own or control, with such access and use on your mobile device to be consistent with the usage rules for the operating system for your device. This limited license does not allow you to use the Mobile App on any device that you do not own or control, and you may not distribute or make the Mobile App available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices at the same time. The limited license to access and make personal use of the Website, the Mobile App, and the contents does not include (i) any rental, lease, loan, sale, resale, redistribution, sublicense, or commercial use of the Mobile App, the Website, or the Contents, (ii) the collection and use of any product or service listings, descriptions, or prices; (iii) any derivative use of the Mobile App, the Website, or the Contents, (iv) any downloading or copying of information for the benefit of a party other than Swell or a Provider, or (iv) any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
You may not copy (except as expressly permitted by this license and the usage rules for your device’s operating system), decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the Website, the Mobile App, the Contents, any updates, or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law or to the extent as may be permitted by the licensing terms governing use of any open sourced components included with the Website or the Mobile App). You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of the Website or the Mobile App, render the Website or the Mobile App inaccessible to others, or otherwise cause damage to the Website, the Mobile App, or the Contents. You agree to access, view and use the Website, the Mobile App, and the Contents only for lawful purposes. You agree not to add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify any Content, or to attempt to access any Content that is not intended for you. You agree not to access or use the Website, the Mobile App, or any Content in any manner that might interfere with the rights of third parties. You are prohibited from accessing data or logging onto a server or account which you are not authorized to access; attempting to breach security or authentication measures and attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including via means of introducing a virus to the Website or the Mobile App, overloading or flooding, spamming, mail bombing or crashing.
You shall not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish to or through the Website or the Mobile App any content, information, or other material that (a) violates or infringes the copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights of any person; (b) is unlawful, libelous, threatening, harassing, derogatory, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, bigoted or hateful, profane, scandalous, indecent, pornographic, otherwise objectionable, or could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under U.S. or international law; or (c) includes any bugs, viruses, worms, “trap doors”, “Trojan horses”, “deep-Link”, “page scrape”, “robot”, “spider” or other harmful code or properties that acquire, copy or monitor the Website or the Mobile App, or harvest or otherwise collect information about others, or violate any applicable laws of regulations.
You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information of Swell without our express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing the Swell name or trademarks without the express written consent of Swell. You also may not use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing any Provider name or trademarks without the express written consent of such Provider. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Swell and any permission or license granted by such Provider.
You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Swell so long as the link does not portray Swell, or the product and services promoted or supported by Swell in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any Swell logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without Swell’s express written permission. You may not use any Provider logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without such Provider’s express written permission.
Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Swell. Any attempt to engage in any of the foregoing prohibited acts is a violation of the rights of Swell and the Providers. If you breach this restriction, you may be subject to prosecution and damages.
This Agreement is effective unless and until terminated by Swell. Swell may terminate this Agreement at any time and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the Website and the Mobile App, if in Swell’s absolute discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon any termination of this Agreement by Swell, you must promptly destroy all materials downloaded or otherwise obtained from the Mobile App or the Website, as well as all copies of such materials, whether made under the terms and conditions of this Agreement or otherwise, you must promptly cease using the Website, and you promptly cease using the Mobile App and must destroy all copies, full or partial, of the Mobile App.
The Website and the Mobile App may be accessed from countries other than the United States. The Website and the Mobile App may contain products and services or references to products and services that are not available outside of the United States. Any such references do not imply that such products will be made available outside the United States. If you access and use the Website or the Mobile App from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for complying with your local laws and regulations.
You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Mobile App except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the State of Colorado. In particular, but without limitation, the Mobile App may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S. embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using the Mobile App, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list.
This Agreement constitutes the current, sole and entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of the Website and the Mobile App, and any and all prior “Terms and Conditions” with respect to the use of the Website and the Mobile App are superseded by this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that no oral representations, practice or course of dealing between you and us, shall vary, modify or amend the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Any failure to exercise, or delay by us in exercising, any right or remedy shall not operate as a waiver thereof. If any of the provisions of the terms herein are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be revised or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of these Terms and Conditions, so that these Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.