Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

Why? Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
What? The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:

  • Social Security number
  • Income
  • Account balances
  • Credit history
  • Credit card or other debt
  • Checking account information
How? All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons CJFCU chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons we can share your personal information Does CJFCU share? Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday business purposes – such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or to report to credit bureaus Yes No
For our marketing purposes – to offer our products and services to you No We don’t share
For joint marketing with other financial companies Yes No
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes –
Information about your transactions and experiences
No We don’t share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes –
information about your creditworthiness
No We don’t share
For nonaffiliates to market to you No We don’t share
Questions? Call 732-634-0600 or go to www.cjfcu.org
Who We Are
Who is providing this notice? CJFCU means Central Jersey Federal Credit Union.
What we do
How does CJFCU protect my personal information? To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
CJFCU also maintains other physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information and we limit access to information to those employees for whom access is appropriate.
How does CJFCU collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you

  • Open an account
  • Apply for a loan
  • Provide employment information
  • Give us your contact information
  • Show your driver’s license

We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates, or other companies.

Why can’t I limit all sharing? Federal law gives you the right to limit only

  • sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes – information about your creditworthiness
  • affiliates from using your information to market to you
  • sharing for non-affiliates to market to you

State law and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.

Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.

  • CJFCU has no affiliates.
Non-affiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.

  • CJFCU does not share with our non-affiliates so they can market to you
Joint marketing A formal agreement between non-affiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.

  • Our joint marketing partners include insurance companies

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Credit Authorization

By submitting any application to CJFCU, you authorize us to verify the information you submitted and to obtain credit reports concerning you. Upon your request, we will tell you if a credit report was obtained and give you the name and address of the credit reporting agency that provided the report. You warrant that the information you are submitting is true and correct. By submitting any application, you agree to allow us to receive the information contained in your application, as well as the status of your application.

Reg D

Regulation D

This regulation was implemented by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, whose job is to ensure that financial institutions maintain adequate reserves for the funds they have on deposit.

For savings accounts you may make up to six transfers or withdrawals by means of a preauthorized, automatic, or telephonic transfer to another account of yours or to a third party or by check, debit card, or similar order to a third party during any calendar month (or statement cycle of at least four weeks). A preauthorized transfer includes any arrangement with us to pay a third party from your account at (i) a predetermined time; (ii) on a fixed schedule or (iii) upon or written orders including orders received through the automated clearing house (ACH). If the transfer or withdrawal is initiated in person, by mail, or at an ATM then there is no limit on the number of payments that may be made directly to you, directly to us for amounts you owe us, or transfers to other accounts you have with us. Withdrawals by phone are also unlimited if you are requesting that a check be mailed to you.



Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act

The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract), because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law is the National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314.


Visa Platinum Card Agreement


In this Agreement the words you and your mean each and all of those who agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. Card means a VISA PLATINUM credit card and any duplicates and renewals the Credit Union issues. Account means your VISA credit card line of credit account with the Credit Union. Credit Union means the Credit Union whose name appears on the application, agreement or credit disclosure statement.

1. Using the Account. If you are approved for a VISA Platinum account, the Credit Union will establish a line of credit for you and notify you of its amount when the card is sent to you. You agree not to let your account balance exceed your approved credit limit. Each payment you make on the account will restore your credit limit by the amount of the payment which is applied to the principal amount of purchases and cash advances. You may request an increase in your credit limit only by written application which is approved by the Credit Union. The Credit Union has the right to reduce or terminate your credit limit at any time.

2. Using the Card. You may use the card issued to you to make purchases in person, and by mail or telephone from merchants and others who accept VISA cards. In addition, you may obtain cash advances from the Credit Union, from other financial institutions participating in the VISA program and from automated teller machines (ATM), such as VISA ATM Network, that provide access to the VISA system. (Not all ATMs provide such access.) You will need to use your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to obtain a cash advance from an ATM. You may use your Visa Card to conduct any transaction or obtain any credit union service permitted by law. You agree that the use of the Visa Card to obtain a service or effect a transaction that is illegal under the law of any jurisdiction where originated, effected or accomplished will be a default and breach of this agreement. The Credit Union may terminate the access to the service or withdraw the right to use the Visa Card and/or demand the return of all Visa Cards or other access devices issued to you. If illegal use of your Visa Card occurs, you waive the right to sue the Credit Union and agree to indemnify and hold the Credit Union harmless from any suits or other legal action or liability which may be asserted, directly or indirectly, against the Credit Union arising out of or resulting from the illegal use of the Visa Card.

3. Responsibility. You agree to pay all charges (purchases and cash advances) to your account made by you or anyone whom you authorized to use your account. Your obligation to pay the amount owed on your account continues until paid in full even though an agreement, divorce decree or other court judgment to which the Credit Union is not a party may direct someone else to pay the account balance. If more than one person signs this Agreement each is individually responsible for all amounts owed on the account and all are jointly responsible for all amounts owed.This means the Credit Union can enforce this Agreement against any of you individually or all of you together.

4. FINANCE CHARGES. New purchases posted to your account during a billing cycle will not incur a finance charge for that billing cycle if you had a zero or credit balance at the beginning of that billing cycle, or you paid the entire new balance on the previous cycle’s billing statement by the payment due date of that statement; otherwise a finance charge will accrue from the date a purchase is posted to your account. To avoid an additional finance charge on the balance of purchases, you must pay the en ire new balance on the billing statement by the payment due date of that statement. A finance charge begins to accrue on cash advances from the date you get the cash advance or from the first day of the billing cycle in which the cash advance is posted to your account, whichever is later.
Cash Advance balances will continue to accrue finance charges until paid in full. The finance charge is calculated separately for purchases and cash advances. For purchases, the finance charge is computed by applying the monthly periodic rate to the average daily balance of purchases. To get the average daily balance of purchases, we take the beginning outstanding balance of purchases each day, add any new purchases, and subtract any payments and/or credits. This gives us the daily balance of purchases. Then, we add all the daily balances of purchases for the billing cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the billing cycle. This gives us the average daily balance of purchases. Balance transfers are calculated in the same manner as purchases. For cash advances, the finance charge is computed by applying the monthly periodic rate to the average daily balance of cash advances. To get the average daily balance of cash advances, we take the beginning outstanding balance of cash advances each day, add in any new cash advances, and subtract any payments and/or credits that we apply to the cash advance balance. This gives us the daily balance of cash advances. Then, we add all the daily balances of cash advances for the billing cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the billing cycle. This gives us the average daily balance of cash advances. The ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE is based on certain credit-worthiness criteria. The member’s APR may be changed annually based on credit history. In addition to the finance charges calculated above, a FINANCE CHARGE of $2.50 or 2% of transaction will be charged for each cash advance. The minimum finance charge is $0.50.

5. Other Charges. The following other charges will be added to your account, as applicable: a late payment fee of up to $25.00 if payment is not received by payment due date, a $25.00 return check fee. Card Replacement Fee of $10.00. Document Copy Fee, $3.00. All fees will be added to the account balance on the statement date each month.

6. Monthly Payment. Each month you must pay at least the minimum payment shown on your statement within 25 days of the statement closing date. You may, of course, pay more frequently, pay more than the minimum payment or pay the Total New Balance in full. If you make extra payments or larger payments, you are still required to make at least the minimum payment each month your account has a balance. The minimum payment is 3% of your Total New Balance but not less than $25.00, pIus the amount of any prior minimum payments that you have not paid. In addition, at any time your Total New Balance exceeds your credit limit, you must immediately pay the excess upon demand.

7. Security Interest. You pledge and grant to the Credit Union a security interest in all individual and joint accounts you have with the Credit Union now and in the future to secure your Visa Account to the extent of that portion of the loan balance which may be in default or exceeds your credit limit, including costs of collection and reasonable attorneys’ fees. You authorize the Credit Union to apply the balance In these account(s) to pay any amounts due under this agreement if you should default. This security interest does not extent to any dwelling.

8. Default. You will be in default if you fail to make any minimum payment or other required payment by the date that it is due. You will be in default if you break any promise you make under this Agreement. You will be in default if you die, file for bankruptcy or become insolvent, that is, unable to pay your obligations when they become due. You will be in default if you make any false or misleading statements in any credit application or credit update. You will also be in default if something happens which the Credit Union believes may substantially reduce your ability to repay what you owe. When you are in default, the Credit Union has the right to demand immediate payment of your full account balance without notice. If immediate payment is demanded, you will continue to pay finance charges at the periodic rate charged before default, until what you owe has been paid, and any shares that were given as security will be applied towards what you owe. To the extent permitted by law, you will also be required to pay the Credit Unions collection expenses, including court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.

9. Liability for Unauthorized Use. If you believe your card has been lost or stolen, notify the Credit Union by calling (800) 820-8450 or for International (972) 391-6840 or in writing to 380 Berry St, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. You will have $0 liability for unauthorized use of the card in the event that the card is lost or stolen.

10. Lost or Stolon Card Notification. If you believe your credit card has been lost or stolen, immediately inform the Credit Union by calling (800) 820-8450 or for International (972) 391-6840.

11. Changing or Terminating Your Account. The Credit Union may change the terms of this Agreement from time to time after giving you any advance notice required by law. Your use of the card after receiving notice of a change will indicate your agreement to the change. To the extent the law permits, and indicated in the notice to you, the change will apply to your existing account balance as well as to future transactions. Either the Credit Union or you may terminate this Agreement at any time, but termination by you or the Credit Union will not affect your obligation to pay the account balance plus any finance and other charges you owe under this Agreement. The cards you receive remain the property of the Credit Union and you must recover and surrender to the Credit Union all cards upon request or upon termination of this Agreement whether by you or the Credit Union.

12. Credit Information. You authorize the Credit Union to investigate your credit standing when opening or reviewing your account. You authorize the Credit Union to disclose information regarding your account to credit bureaus and creditors who inquire about your credit standing.

13. Returns and Adjustments. Merchants and others who honor the Card may give credit for returns or adjustments, and they will do so by sending the Credit Union a credit slip which will be posted to your account. If credits payments exceed what you owe the Credit Union, the amount is deposited to your share account. Our system does not allow a credit balance on a credit card.

14. Currency Conversion. When you use your VISA Card at a merchant that settles in currency other than US dollars, the charge will be converted into the US dollar amount. The currency conversion rate used to determine the transaction amount in US dollars is either a rate selected by Visa from the range of rates available in wholesale currency markets for the applicable central processing date, which rate may vary from the rate Visa itself receives, or the government-mandated rate in effect for the applicable central processing date, plus 1 percent of the transaction amount, which may be billed separately on your account or included in the transaction amount. This 1% adjustment is made for all international transactions regardless of whether there is a currency conversion associated with the transaction. The conversion rate in effect on the processing date may differ from the rate in effect on the transaction date or posting date.

15. Merchant Disputes. The Credit Union is not responsible for the refusal of any merchant or financial institution to honor the card. The Credit Union is subject to claims and defenses (other than tort claims) arising out of goods or services you purchase with the card if you have made a good faith attempt but have been unable to obtain satisfaction from the merchant or service provider, and la) your purchase was made in response to an advertisement the Credit Union sent or participated in sending to you, or lb) your purchase cost more than $50 and was made in your state or within 100 miles of your home.

16. Effect of Agreement. This Agreement is the contract which applies to all transactions on your account even though the sales, cash advances, credit or other slips you sign or receive may contain different terms.

17. No Waiver. The Credit Union can delay enforcing any of its rights any number of times without losing them.

18. Statements and Notices. Statements and notices will be mailed to you at the most recent address you have given the Credit Union. Notice sent to anyone of you will be considered notice to all.

19. Copy Received. You acknowledge that you have received a copy of this Agreement.

Your Billing Rights: Keep This Document For Future Use
This notice tells you about your rights and our responsibilities
under the Fair Credit Billing Act.

What To Do If You Find A Mistake On Your Statement
If you think there is an error on your statement, write to us at the address shown in this Agreement.

In your letter, give us the following information:

  • Account information: Your name and account number.
  • Dollar amount: The dollar amount of the suspected error.
  • Description of problem: If you think there is an error on your bill, describe what you believe is wrong and why you believe it is a mistake.

You must contact us:

  • Within 60 days after the error appeared on your statement.
  • At least 3 business days before an automated payment is scheduled, if you want to stop payment on the amount you think is wrong.

You must notify us of any potential errors in writing [or electronically]. You may call us, but if you do we are not required to investigate any potential errors and
you may have to pay the amount in question.

What Will Happen After We Receive Your Letter

When we receive your letter, we must do two things:

  1. Within 30 days of receiving your letter, we must tell you that we received your letter. We will also tell you if we have already corrected the
  2. Within 90 days of receiving your letter, we must either correct the error or explain why we believe the bill was correct.

While we investigate whether or not there has been an error:

  • We cannot try to collect the amount in question, or report you as delinquent on that amount.
  • The charge in question may remain on your statement, and we may continue to charge you interest on that amount.
  • While you do not have to pay the amount in question, you are responsible for the remainder of your balance.
  • We can apply any unpaid amount against your credit limit.

After we finish our investigation, one of two things will happen:

  • If we made a mistake: You will not have to pay the amount in question or any interest or other fees related to that amount.
  • If we do not believe there was a mistake: You will have to pay the amount in question, along with applicable interest and fees. We will send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date payment is due. We may then report you as delinquent if you do not pay the amount we think you owe. If you receive our explanation but still believe your bill is wrong, you must write to us within 10 days telling us that you still refuse to pay. If you do so, we cannot report you as delinquent without also reporting that you are questioning your bill. We must tell you the name of anyone to whom we reported you as delinquent, and we must let those organizations know when the matter has been settled between us.

If we do not follow all of the rules above, you do not have to pay the first $50 of the amount you question even if your bill is correct.

For Purchases
9.99% up to 18.00%
When you open your account based on creditworthiness
For Balance Transfers
9.99% up to 18.00%
When you open your account based on creditworthiness
For Cash Advances
How To Avoid Paying Interest on Payments Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing
cycle. We will not charge you interest on purchases if you pay your
entire balance by the due date each month.
For Credit Card Tips From The Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau
To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using
a credit card, visit the website of the Consumers Financial
Protection Bureau at http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore
Set-up, Maintenance and Annual Fees

Card Replacement
Document Copy Fee
Cash Advance


$30.00 per hour
$2.50 or 2%

Transaction Fees
Foreign Transactions
1% of each transaction in U. S. dollars
Penalty Fees
Late Payment
Return Check Fee
up to $25.00
How We Will Calculate Your Balance: We use a method called “Average Daily Balance” (including new purchases). Seeyour account agreement for more details.

Billing Rights: Information on your rights to dispute transactions and how to exercise those rights is provided in your Accountagreement.

The information about the costs of the card described in the application is accurate as of 11/2017. This information may have changed after the date. To find outwhat may have changed, call (732) 634-0600. Or, you may write to Central Jersey Federal Credit Union, 380 Berry Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.