Terms of Service - Updated on May 3, 2016
Welcome to MySchoolBucks.com. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. and its affiliates and partners provide this service to you ("you" or "your" means any person using the website or service) subject to the following conditions. If you check the consent box on the registration page or use the MySchoolBucks.com website and service (collectively the "Service"), you accept these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.
When you visit MySchoolBucks.com or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
When you opt-in to the service, we will send you an SMS message to confirm your signup.
You can cancel the SMS service at any time. Just text "STOP" to 58864. After you send the SMS message "STOP" to us, we will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us. If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.
If at any time you forget what keywords are supported, just text "HELP" to 58864. After you send the SMS message "HELP" to us, we will respond with instructions on how to use our service as well as how to unsubscribe.
We are able to deliver messages to the following mobile phone carriers:
Major carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Nextel, and Virgin Mobile.
Minor carriers: Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central IL (ECIT), Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania, Cincinnati Bell Wireless, Cricket, Coral Wireless (Mobi PCS), COX, Cross, Element Mobile (Flat Wireless), Epic Touch (Elkhart Telephone), GCI, Golden State, Hawkeye (Chat Mobility), Hawkeye (NW Missouri), Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, iWireless (Iowa Wireless), Keystone Wireless (Immix Wireless/PC Man), Mosaic (Consolidated or CTC Telecom), Nex-Tech Wireless, NTelos, Panhandle Communications, Pioneer, Plateau (Texas RSA 3 Ltd), Revol, RINA, Simmetry (TMP Corporation), Thumb Cellular, Union Wireless, United Wireless, Viaero Wireless, and West Central (WCC or 5 Star Wireless).
As always, message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider.
For all questions about the services provided by this short code, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All content, titles, graphics, logos, button icons, images and software are the copyrighted material of Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., or its licensors, and you agree not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it. The compilation of all content on this website is the exclusive property of Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Reproduction, republication or distribution of any material from the website is strictly prohibited, except that you may, for personal and non-commercial use only, make a single hard copy of your transactions for your personal records.
The MySchoolBucks.com name, logo, button icons, child character, and all related logos, products and services described in this website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. The MySchoolBucks name and logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. All other trademarks that appear on this website that are not owned by Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., or its affiliates, are the property of their respective owners.
License and Site Access
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this Service to pay your child's school for goods and services sold by the school and/or school district (i.e., school meals). You may also be able to use the Service to obtain information about the balance of meal prepayments at your child's school, and to review your child's food purchases at the school cafeteria. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be held responsible for the accuracy of this information since the content is electronically provided to MySchoolBucks.com from the school or third parties software systems and the accuracy of the content is outside of our control. MySchoolBucks.com shall not be responsible for any loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of or reliance on any such content. The Service is intended to be used by adults who can purchase with a credit card. If you are under 18, you may use MySchoolBucks.com only with involvement of a parent or guardian. You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your password and should not permit any other person to use your password. You will hold Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. harmless for any activity in your account, including, but not limited to, authorized or unauthorized charges to your credit card or bank information via the Service or disputes between you and the school or school district. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or cancel orders according to our discretion.
Payment to Schools
You may make payments to your child's school account by using a credit card. Your credit card provider may have imposed a maximum amount which can be placed on your credit card. Your child's school receives the full payment. Payments are processed promptly for your child's use. However, we make no representations or warranties regarding the amount of time needed to complete processing. A number of factors, such as delays in the banking system, electronic funds transfer systems or school district network, are outside our control and will affect when the funds are received by your child's school. Use of prepayments at your child's school is governed exclusively by your agreement or arrangement with the school or school district, and we are not responsible for the school's handling of your prepayments after the school receives the funds from the Service, including, but not limited to, any failure by a district to record, apply or refund a payment made by you via the Service.
ONE TIME PAYMENTS
You authorize MySchoolBucks to debit the bank account indicated in this web form for the noted amount on today's date. You understand that because this is an electronic transaction, these funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the above noted transaction date. You acknowledge that the origination of ACH transactions to your account must comply with the provisions of U.S. law. You will not dispute MySchoolBucks from debiting your checking/savings account, so long as the transaction corresponds to the terms indicated in the web form.
You authorize MySchoolBucks to debit the bank account indicated in this web form for the noted amount on the schedule indicated. You understand that this authorization will remain in effect until the scheduled end date, or until you cancel the payment, whichever comes first. If the above noted payment falls on a weekend or holiday, you understand that the payment may be executed on the next business day. You understand that because this is an electronic transaction, these funds may be withdrawn from your account each period as soon as the above noted transaction date. You acknowledge that the origination of the ACH transactions to your account must comply with the provisions of U.S. law. You will not dispute MySchoolBucks recurring billing with your bank so long as the transaction corresponds to the terms indicated in this agreement.
If you or your child are not satisfied with any good or service purchased using the Service, you agree to resolve the issue with the child's school or school district. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. and its affiliates are not responsible for refunds. If you would like a refund of any kind from your child's school or school district, less any program fee, you must contact your child's school. Refund policies may vary from one school district to another.
Program Fee or Membership Fee
Your school district may require a program fee or membership fee for your use of the Service.
If you are required to pay a program fee, you will be notified on a screen prior to completing the payment transaction and any such program fee will be required for each payment you make using the Service.
Links to Third Party Websites
MySchoolBucks.com may contain links to other Internet websites or resources. We neither control nor endorse such other websites, nor have we reviewed or approved any content that appears on such other sites. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be held responsible for the legality, accuracy, or inappropriate nature of any content, advertising, products, services, or information located on or through any other websites, nor for any loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of or reliance on any such content.
LIMITED LIABILITY; DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS, INC., AND ITS AFFILIATES AND PARTNERS, MAKE NO WARRANTY AND DISCLAIM LIABILITY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE OR FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER DEFECTS OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS, NOR DO WE MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THIS SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
MYSCHOOLBUCKS IS A CONVENIENT ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHODOLOGY BUT IS NOT THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE PAYMENTS TO YOUR SCHOOL. IN THE EVENT MYSCHOOLBUCKS IS NOT AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE ADVISED TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS. HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS, INC. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY FAILURE BY THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE ANY PAYMENT.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSABLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, ACTIONS, DAMAGES OR INJURY RESULTING FROM ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE, ERROR, OMISSION, INACCURACY, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, SECURITY BREACH, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF OR USE OF INFORMATION. IN NO EVENT SHALL HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS, INC., OR IT AFFIALIATES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You may terminate this Agreement at any time by providing written notice to us. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. may immediately terminate this Agreement at any time without notice and for any reason, including, but not limited to, if you engage in any conduct which we, in our sole discretion, consider to be unacceptable, or if you breach this Agreement.
Site Policies, Severability
This Agreement and other agreements, policies and any operating rules posted on the Service constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to use of the Service, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., reserves the right at any time to change, add or delete any aspect or feature of the Service and the terms and conditions thereof, including but not limited to, respective program fees. We will provide notice of any such change by posting a notice to the website or as otherwise required by law. Any use of the Service by you after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of such changes. Any waiver of our rights must be in writing and signed by us. Should any provision of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.