You can set instructions in Online Banking to perform the following one-time and/or scheduled transfers:
Between your Accounts
To other FirstBank customers’ Accounts
Transfer funds to other financial institution’s deposit Accounts
You will be able to transfer through the “Transfer” menu within our Digital Banking Services. You may transfer funds between your FirstBank Accounts through FirstBank’s Digital Banking before 5:00 p.m. of any Business Day, and it will be reflected in your Account the same day as when the transfer was conducted. Transfers sent after 5:00 p.m. during any Business Day, or made on a Saturday, Sunday, or Bank holiday will be processed on the next Business Day. Your monthly Account statement will reflect all transfers processed by FirstBank and the dates on which said transfers were processed.
You may transfer funds to other financial institutions through FirstBank’s Digital Banking Service. For same-day transfers, you need to activate the same-day feature on the screen and make the transfer before 1:00 p.m. of any Business Day, for a $3.99 fee, and it will be reflected on your account the same day of the transfer. Transfers sent to other financial institutions sent after 1:00 p.m. and/or 5:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays will be processed on the next Business Day. For example, if you make an external transfer on a Monday before 1:00 p.m., it will be reflected on Monday. If you make an external transfer after 1:00 p.m., it will be reflected the next business day, i.e., Tuesday. On the other hand, if you make an external transfer after 5:00 p.m., it will be reflected on your account two (2) Business Days later, i.e. Wednesday. Your monthly account statement will reflect all transactions processed by FirstBank and the dates on which such transactions were processed.
Based on your instructions, the transfer will be made by debiting the designated Account and the funds will be credited to the Account that has been selected by you. You may schedule transfers and include other FirstBank customers Account information in our Online Banking Service, by using the Manage > Other Accounts feature. You may execute any type of transfers through either channel Online and/or Mobile Banking. You authorize FirstBank to withdraw, debit, or charge the necessary funds from your designated Account in order to complete all of your designated transfers. You agree that you will instruct us to make a withdrawal only when a sufficient balance is or will be available in your Accounts at the time of the transfer.
The completion of a transfer is subject to the availability of sufficient funds (including any overdraft protection plans) at the time the transaction is posted. If enough funds to complete the transfer are not available, we may either (i) complete the transaction and overdraw the Account or (ii) refuse to complete the transaction. In either case, we may charge a non-sufficient funds (NSF), returned item, overdraft, or similar fee.
FirstBank is under no obligation to inform you if it does not complete a payment or transfer because there are non-sufficient funds in your Account to process the transaction. In this case, you are responsible for making alternate arrangements or rescheduling the payment within Digital Banking. The Bank reserves the right to modify the eligibility criteria and/or suspend your ability to make transfers at any time.
You cannot cancel any transfer after it has been submitted in FirstBank’s Digital Banking Service and the information has been transmitted to us.
Transfer Confirmation Notifications
Automatic notifications are sent to you following your transfers. You do not need to activate these notifications. We automatically activate them for you. Transfer confirmations will be sent to the email address you have provided as your primary email address for Online & Mobile Banking. For between FirstBank Account you may include the receiver’s email address to notify the person receiving the transfer of funds.
Suspend check payment (Stop Payment)
The suspension of payment is governed by the terms and conditions established in the Deposit Account Agreement and will be subject to the service charges in effect at the time of the request. The suspension of payment will take effect on the working day following the day on which said suspension is requested and, as of that moment, it will continue in force for six (6) months. FirstBank will send you a request for confirmation of suspension of payment by mail. You agree to sign and return to FirstBank such confirmation of your request for suspension of payment within fourteen (14) days
Digital Alerts and Notifications
FirstBank provides various types of alerts and notifications, such as security, Account/transactional, and fraud. These are sent through email, push, and/or inbox, depending on the type of alert/notification, channel of preference, and frequency. A push notification is a message that pops up on a mobile device.
General and Security Notifications
These notifications are automatically sent to you through email following important Account activities, such as new enrollment, reset username and password, duplicate Digital Banking session, and important information sent by the Bank. You may choose to add push and inbox notifications as additional channels for receiving alerts and notifications.
Account/Transactional Alerts and Notifications
You may activate Account email alerts for deposit Accounts. These alerts include Account balance (any, greater than, less than) and transactional (any transaction greater than, any transaction less than).
You will receive automatic email confirmation notifications for one-time and/or scheduled transfers made through our Digital Banking Service and for one-time and/or scheduled payments made through any of our Digital Banking payment modules (loans and bills).
Alerts and Notifications are subject to the following:
We may add new alerts and notifications from time to time or cancel old alerts. We usually notify you when we cancel alerts, but we are not obligated to do so.
Alerts will be sent to the email address you have provided as your primary email address for Digital Banking. Your alerts will be updated to reflect the changes that you communicate to us with regard to your primary and secondary email addresses or mobile device number.
We do our best to provide alerts in a timely manner with accurate information, but alerts may be delayed or prevented by a variety of factors beyond our control (such as system failures or misdirected delivery). We don’t guarantee the delivery or accuracy of alerts. The contents of an alert may be outdated by the time an alert is sent or received due to other activity on your Account or to delays in sending data among various systems. You agree that we are not liable for any delays, failure to deliver, or misdirected delivery of any alert; for any errors in the content of an alert or for any actions taken or not taken by you or a third party as the result of an alert.
Because alerts are not encrypted, we will never include your passcode or full Account number. However, alerts may include your name and some information about your Accounts. Depending upon the type of alert, information such as your Account balance, transaction information or due date for certain payments may be included. Anyone with access to your alerts will be able to view the contents of these messages.
Rights and Responsibilities (only applicable to Accounts primarily used for personal, family, or for household purposes)
Notification of errors or questions about your electronic transfers
If you detect and/or suspect that an error has occurred through inspection of your statements and/or transfer records, or if you need immediate assistance, you must contact our FirstLine Solutions Center immediately. The telephone number and address are found at the end of this Agreement. You will also find this information detailed on your monthly statement.
Contact us immediately if you think:
Your statement or transaction record is wrong.
You need information about a transaction listed on your statement.
An unauthorized person has discovered your Online Banking passcode.
Someone has transferred or may transfer money from your Account without your permission.
Bill payment transactions have been made without your authorization
We must hear from you no later than sixty (60) calendar days after we send you the first statement on which the problem or error appeared. When notifying FirstBank and its representatives of an error observed through the Online Banking Services, you will need to provide us, at a minimum, the following information:
Your full name and other identity verification information requested
The Account number(s) of the Account(s) involved
A description of the error or the transfer you are uncertain about
An explanation, as clearly as possible, as to why you believe it is an error or why you need more information
The dollar amount of the suspected error
If you provide the aforementioned notice verbally, we also require that you send us your complaint or notice of error in writing within ten (10) Business Days after initial notification by phone or in person. As a general rule and subject to the conditions explained below, we will give you the results of our investigation within ten (10) Business Days after receipt of your complaint and will correct any error promptly. Failure to notify your error to us in writing may result in delays during our investigation, as well as provide us with the right to refuse granting provisional credit to your Account in the event that the investigation requires additional time to complete.
If additional time is necessary to resolve the complaint, we may take up to forty-five (45) calendar days to investigate your complaint or concern. In such cases, when we extend the deadline to complete the investigation, and receive confirmation of your complaint or notice of error in writing as stipulated in the previous paragraph, we will provide a provisional credit to your Account within ten (10) Business Days from the date on which we received your complaint or concern in the amount equal to the alleged error.
You will be able to use the funds associated with the provisional credit while we complete our investigation. If we ask to put your complaint or notice of error in writing, and we do not receive your letter in ten (10) Bank Business Days, we reserve the right not to provisionally credit your Account. If the notice involves an error that occurred within thirty (30) days after the first deposit to the Account was made, we may take up to twenty (20) Business Days to investigate your claim. If FirstBank decides to extend the investigation period to twenty (20) days, we will provisionally credit your Account within twenty (20) Business Days of receiving your written inquiry for the alleged amount you claim as an error.
If the notice of error involves a transaction that was not initiated in a state, territory, or possession of the United States of America, or resulted from a point-of-sale debit card transaction, the 45-day period is extended to a 90-day period to finalize our investigation and provide you with provisional credit during the ongoing investigation.
For any of the above situations, if we find that no error occurred, we will send you a written explanation within three (3) Business Days after completion of our investigation. If provisional credit was provided in your Account, we will debit the amount equal to the provisional credit granted, once we determine that no error occurred.
However, if we find that the alleged error did in fact occur, we will correct the error within one (1) Business Day after said determination. In these situations when the error is confirmed, any provisional credit to your Account will be permanently granted to you.
Notwithstanding the clauses stated in this section of the Service Agreement, in the event that any statements are contrary to the disclosures provided in the Deposit Account Agreement delivered during the Account opening process, resolution of the error will adhere to the Deposit Account Agreement disclosures.
Limitation of Liability Regarding Unauthorized Transactions
If you believe you have lost, or someone has stolen, your password or secret number, or if you detect an unauthorized transfer in any of your Accounts, or if you suspect any type of illegal activity in your Account, you must inform FirstBank immediately. Tell us at once if you believe any of your Cards and/or PIN have been lost or stolen or that an unauthorized transfer has been made from any of your Accounts.
Calling customer service or visiting you branch to provide the appropriate information are the best ways of controlling your possible losses (see Section D of this Part for further information). If you do not do so, you could lose all the money in your Accounts, which can be drawn against by using the lost or stolen Card. If you believe any of your Cards or PIN has been lost or stolen or that an unauthorized transfer has been made from any of the accounts, and you tell us within two (2) business days after you discover the loss or theft, you will lose no more than $50 if someone uses that Card without your permission or otherwise makes a transfer without your authorization.
If you do not tell us within two (2) business days after you discover the loss or theft of any of your Cards or PIN or that an unauthorized transfer has been made from any of the Accounts, and we can prove we could have stopped someone from using that Card or from otherwise making a transfer without your authorization if you had told us, you could lose as much as $500. Furthermore, if any Account statement shows transfers that you did not make nor authorized, tell us at once. If you do not tell us within 60 calendar days after a statement showing such a transfer was transmitted to you, you may not get back any money you lost after the sixty (60) calendar days if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking the money if you had told us in time.
Accounts at other financial institutions-Agreement
In order to register a personal deposit account owned by you, or someone else, at other banks, you are required to provide the accountholder’s information: full name, account type (checking or savings), account number and financial institution identifier (ABA or Routing Number). You agree that you will only attempt to register non-FirstBank personal accounts that you own or for which you have the authority to transfer funds or debit payments. You agree that FirstBank may use any means or routes which we in our sole discretion consider suitable to execute your transfer or payment.
In cases where payments are processed using an account that belongs to someone else, you agree that you will have received a signed authorization from the payee. You agree to provide a copy of the authorization to us upon our request. You agree that FirstBank is not liable for payments or transfers processed through Digital Banking or its platforms using accounts from other banks.
You agree that you will have sufficient available funds at the other financial institution’s personal deposit account to cover all payments on the date scheduled. If the account does not have available funds at the moment the payment is made, and you continue to process the payment you agree to pay all related fees as disclosed in your loan agreement and those disclosed in your Deposit Account Agreement.
Attempt to register accounts from international or non-domestic institutions is not allowed. International or non-domestic transactions shall be processed through your local branch via Wire Transfers. FirstBank reserves the right to remove or limit the access of the above services for certain accounts or customers.
Customer understands that the transactions contemplated herein present certain risks to customer of unauthorized transactions, or errors or delays in transmission, and other occurrences, and by entering this agreement and accepting the terms of this service, customer acknowledges and specifically assumes such risks.
Request for Additional Services
If you request an additional service or request changes to Accounts or services you already have with us through FirstBank’s Digital Banking Service, FirstBank is authorized to process said request as if it were a written request signed by you. FirstBank’s Online & Mobile Banking and Bill Payment Services shall provide a confirmation number upon completing your request or application. Said confirmation number will help you obtain additional information related to your service request at our FirstLine Solutions Center. Notwithstanding the foregoing, such additional service requests shall not be interpreted as being effective until FirstBank confirms its availability.
Representation and Warranties
FirstBank does not represent nor guarantee, expressly or implicitly, the accuracy of the information and materials (including text, graphics, links or other objects) contained in FirstBank’s Electronic Banking Services, and expressly rejects all responsibility for errors or omissions that they may present. Neither FirstBank nor its providers represent or guarantee, directly or implicitly, that Electronic Banking Services are appropriate for a particular use. You recognize that you have received adequate information from FirstBank regarding its Electronic Banking Services, and that you have decided, freely and voluntarily, to subscribe to this Service Agreement and obtain access according to the terms and conditions herein expressed.
You represent and guarantee to FirstBank that you have no intention and shall not use its Electronic Banking Services with the direct or indirect purpose of providing services (including, but not limited to, financial, data processing or administrative services, or other related services) on behalf of any other person or entity.
Any link to pages of organizations not affiliated to FirstBank is provided only as a suggestion of topics that might be interesting or useful to you. FirstBank does not provide any guaranty whatsoever regarding the accuracy, integrity, or reliability of these external links, or regarding whether or not its use is appropriate for any specific purpose, nor does it guarantee that unaffiliated third-party pages are free of defects or claims or of viruses or other harmful effects. These links do not represent an endorsement, nor do they create responsibility for the opinions, ideas, products, information, or services offered in said pages.
Limitation of Liability
FirstBank shall not be liable for incorrect information or instructions provided by you. You understand that FirstBank must rely on the information provided by you and you authorize FirstBank to act on any instruction that has been or reasonably appears to have been sent by you through FirstBank’s Electronic Banking Services. FirstBank is not obligated to take any further steps to confirm or authenticate such instructions and will act on them upon receipt, without taking additional steps to obtain further confirmation.
Neither FirstBank nor any provider of information shall be responsible for deficiencies in the accuracy, totality, availability or timeliness of said information or of any investment or decision made based on it. Except as expressly provided in this Service Agreement or in any other agreement applicable to the relation between you and FirstBank, or as required by law, you agree that neither FirstBank nor any information provider shall be responsible for any loss or damages whatsoever, direct or indirect, caused by Online and/or Mobile Banking or that in any way arises or is related to the access and use of FirstBank’s Electronic Banking Services by you. You are obligated to indemnify FirstBank and release it from any responsibility before any suit or claim filed against FirstBank that seeks to impose responsibility on FirstBank in violation of the dispositions of this Section. The term "FirstBank" as used in this Section, includes FirstBank, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, and shareholders, directors, officials, employees, or agents of each of these. Unless otherwise required by law, in no event will FirstBank be liable to you for special, indirect or consequential damages including, but not limited to, lost profits or attorney’s fees, even if we are advised in advance of the possibility of such damages.
The Bank does not assume responsibility, and will not be liable, for any damages or any viruses which may affect your equipment or other property in relation to your access to use or download from the FirstBank’s Digital Banking Services.
FirstBank will not be responsible if the service is unable to complete any transactions initiated by you because of the existence of any one or more of the following circumstances, and you will be responsible for any losses, charges, or penalties incurred as a result:
If, through no fault of the Electronic Banking Services, your payment Account does not contain sufficient funds to complete the transaction or if the transaction exceeds the credit limit of your overdraft Account (the payment may be rejected if there are insufficient funds to cover it);
If the Electronic Banking Services are not working properly and you know or have been advised by FirstBank about the malfunction before you execute the transaction;
If the money in your Account is subject to legal process or other claim restricting the transaction;
If you have not provided FirstBank with the correct payment Account information, or the correct name, address, phone number, or Account information for the payee; and/or
If circumstances beyond the control of the service (such as, but not limited to, fire, flood, or interference from an outside force) prevent the proper execution of the transaction and FirstBank has taken reasonable precautions to avoid those circumstances.
The list detailed above is meant to illustrate some examples under which we would not be liable for failing to make a transfer or payment and is not intended as an all-inclusive list of all circumstances.
You acknowledge and agree that you are personally responsible for your conduct while using FirstBank’s Electronic Banking Services, and except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless FirstBank’s directors, officers, and agents from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary, and indirect damages), and reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, errors, or inability to use the Services, or any violation by you of the terms of this Agreement.
Access Consent for Children under 13 in Digital Banking
This section establishes the consent of the parent or legal guardian of the minor on the Account about the use of Electronic Banking Services by users under 13 years of age. By accepting these Terms and Conditions you will confirm that you are the parent or legal guardian of the minor and you are consenting for the child’s access to Digital Banking and also, that you have reviewed and approved the contents of this Agreement, which is provided electronically.
From our web pages, we do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 13 without obtaining verifiable consent from their parents. We request that such individuals do not provide personal information through this service.
Collection and Use of Information
When you enroll in Digital Banking you must enter the Account number (preferably checking or savings), your social security number or any secondary ID accepted by the Bank, date of birth, telephone numbers, last name, an active email, unique username, and a pdf code. This information is used solely to authenticate that you are requesting access to Digital Banking upon enrollment.
From our Digital Banking, we do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 13 without obtaining verifiable consent from their parents. We request that such individuals do not provide personal information through this service. If information of children under 13 must be provided. This data would need to be provided by the child’s father, mother or legal guardian. The information gathered would be done under adult consent. FirstBank will not be held responsible for any personal information provided by children whose use of Electronic Banking Services is not supervised by an adult.
The information collected will not be used for sales, marketing, or to offer products to children under 13 years of age. FirstBank will not provide the children’s personal information to non-affiliated third parties or affiliates. Access to the child's information will be available exclusively to the adult signee on the Account or the child’s father, mother or legal guardian by visiting one of our branches, calling FirstLine Solutions Center, or through Online Banking. In the case it’s necessary to contact the signees of the Account, FirstBank would be contacting the adult signee through available means.
FirstBank does not operate a Digital Banking Service intended for children under 13 years. The use of the services by the child must be under consent and authorization of the child’s father, mother or legal guardian. The child’s participation in the services provided on Digital Banking shall not be subject to the collection of more information than is reasonably necessary or required to offer the service.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) only applies to personal information collected online from children, including personal information about themselves, their parents, friends or other persons. However, the Commission expects that operators will keep confidential any information obtained from parents in the course of obtaining parental consent or providing for parental access pursuant to COPPA. For more information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), visit the FTC website
We, or companies we work with, may collect other information such as browser and device information, app usage data, information collected through cookies, web beacons and other technologies, demographic and other information, and aggregated information about your visits to, or use of our sites, and other online services. While that information alone may not reveal your specific individual identity, we may associate this usage and other information we collect online with personal information about you.
In addition to personal information you provide directly to us to enroll in Digital Banking, we and our service providers may collect other information about you, which is collected in a variety of ways, including:
Through your browser or device: Certain information is collected by internet browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, device identifier, language, and Internet browser type and version. We may also collect your IP address, along with the time of your visit and the page(s) visited.
Through your use of our mobile apps: When you download and use one of our mobile apps, we may collect and/or track app usage data, such as the date and time the app on your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been downloaded to or presented through the app.
Physical location when using your mobile device: We may collect the physical location of your device by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower, or wireless local area network signals, as well as using beacons in our branches. We may also use your device's physical location to provide you with personalized location-based services and content, as well as to understand traffic patterns in and around our branches. In some instances, you may be permitted to allow or deny such uses and/or sharing of your device's location, but, if you choose to deny such uses and/or sharing, we may not be able to provide you with the applicable personalized services and content. We will collect your precise physical location only with your consent.
You can choose whether to accept cookies through your browser settings. For example, most browsers allow you to automatically decline cookies or decline or accept a cookie (or cookies) from a site when browsing. In addition, the offers or content we provide when you visit our site or on third party sites may not be as relevant to you or tailored to your interests.
In some instances, we may combine other information with personal information where permissible by law and applicable industry guidelines.
Access Limits in Digital Banking Services
Access to Online & Mobile Banking services are designed to offer information to you about your products and services. In addition, the services provided in the modules will depend on the products you own.
Parent’s Revocation of Consent
The child’s parents or legal guardian may communicate with FirstBank at any time in order to block his/her access to Digital Banking, following the instructions included below. When the consent is revoked, the child’s savings Account will not be closed; only the access to Digital Banking will be blocked.
In order to revoke the consent and block access to Digital Banking, the parents or legal guardian will have to call FirstLine Solutions Center and request to disable (block) the child’s access to Digital Banking.
Purging users from Online Banking and Mobile Banking permanently deletes the personal information from the system. If, in the future, you are interested in acquiring the services of Online Banking or Mobile Banking again, availability of the username is not guaranteed by FirstBank. Users purged cannot be reversed once the process is completed. In addition, purging the user permanently removes the history of transactions and services in Online Banking and Mobile Banking.
This includes all outstanding, future, and recurring transactions, including transfers and payment. However, this will not affect transactions that have already been made and sent to the core processor. After the user information is purged, you can request access again by doing one of the following: self-enroll by visiting
www.1firstbank.com, visiting one of our branches, or by calling FirstLine Solutions Center at
Communication with FirstBank
Should you need assistance regarding FirstBank’s Electronic Banking Services, or if you need to communicate with FirstBank to obtain a copy of this terms and conditions, notification, or disclosures, you must call FirstLine Solutions Center at
Customers located in the Eastern Caribbean Region (ECR) or Florida may call us at
1.866.695.2511 during the established service hours. You may also send us a message via email to email@example.com
For additional information regarding FirstBank and any of its subsidiaries, business center and branch service hours and locations, or products and services offered by the Bank, visit Digital Banking, call us at the above listed numbers, or visit our website
www.1firstbank.com or any of our branches. You will be able to communicate electronically with us through the information included in the Contact Us section found in Digital Banking or our Corporate Portals
www.1firstbank.com. Said information shall be considered received by us the next Business Day after they are submitted. FirstBank shall act upon your communication within a reasonable time and pursuant to the terms of this Service Agreement. For immediate communication you must call our FirstLine Solutions Center or visit any of our branches. You hereby authorize us to record, use and/or copy any electronic form sent by you. You accept and recognize that for safety reasons in handling information, no other electronic method, including email, shall be used to request or make transactions. You accept and recognize that FirstBank has no responsibility for transactional information received through email.
Terms of the Agreement
This Agreement shall remain in effect until one of the parties notifies the other in writing of his/her intention to cancel the service. FirstBank shall send notice to the most recent address, whether mailing, physical or electronic, appearing on your Account record. You may send your notification to cancel the service to FirstBank’s address detailed in this Service Agreement.
If the Service Agreement is declared null or void for any reason, you shall immediately cease using FirstBank’s Electronic Banking Services and FirstBank may cancel the service immediately.
Notwithstanding, your Accounts in FirstBank or its affiliates or subsidiaries will remain active despite cancellation of the FirstBank’s Digital Banking Service. If you or an authorized person notifies their intention to cancel their continued participation in FirstBank’s Electronic Banking Services, or if the Account is closed for any reason, you are responsible for transactions previously authorized prior to cancellation of the service.
FirstBank reserves the right to cancel the service immediately if:
FirstBank may notify you in advance in the event that your FirstBank’s Digital Banking Service is cancelled, but we are not obligated to do so.
You fail to comply with the terms and conditions imposed by FirstBank in this Service Agreement;
FirstBank believes that there has been an unauthorized use of Digital Banking Service;
You or any authorized person requests cancellation; or
Your Account is inactive (at least one year without accessing FirstBank’s Digital Banking Service).
FirstBank reserves the rights to amend, update, modify or discontinue the Electronic Banking Services Terms & Conditions at any time and to amend or modify at any time the terms of this Service Agreement by prior written notice to you. The use and access to FirstBank’s Electronic Banking Services is subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (excluding conflict of laws principles), and any other applicable federal laws and regulations. You may not transfer your rights and obligations under this Service Agreement to any person without FirstBank's prior written consent.
In the event that any provisions of this Service Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Service Agreement will remain in full force. FirstBank reserves the right to invoke any legal remedies available in case you fail to comply with the provisions of this Service Agreement. Remedial actions may include suspension of access to Digital Banking Services and/or closing of related and/or affected Accounts. Access to the services contemplated herein and use of the passwords through Digital Banking are limited to those users authorized by FirstBank. FirstBank shall use all available legal remedies against any person who tries to and/or uses this service without proper authorization or in a manner not intended.