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Client(s) understands and agrees they have enrolled in the Debt Management Program (DMP) through Pioneer Credit Counseling (PCC) 1644 Concourse Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, bonded, consumer credit counseling and educational agency, and client(s) hereby authorizes PCC to receive any information regarding client(s) accounts and/or creditors. Client(s) agrees to pay a Commitment fee equal to $(not to exceed $99). Client(s) hereby authorizes creditors to send any additional information needed to PCC. This release agreement for information on my account may be copied and the copy of the signature may be deemed to be equivalent to the original and may be used as a duplicate original. Client(s) understands the original will be stored in laserfiche.

1. * PCC will act upon the information received by client(s) in client(s) best interest. PCC will use discretion when disclosing any information or amount of income, living expenses and debt as necessary when negotiating with client(s) creditors and will not share client(s) information with any other 3rd parties outside of what client has provided for the purpose of the DMP program. Should client(s) default on payment to the DMP, the rights and interest of client(s) creditors will not be jeopardized.

2. * In order for client(s) debt to be repaid as quickly as possible, client(s) requests that all creditors waive or reduce finance charges/interest rates and fees wherever possible if allowed in their companies' policies for DMP's. Client(s) understands once PCC has sent initial inquiry letters, client(s) creditors may continue to contact client(s) personally. It is client(s) responsibility to pleasantly discuss their accounts with them. Client(s) will encourage creditor who calls to contact PCC at 605-348-1608. However, if the creditor is unwilling to contact PCC, it is client(s) responsibility to notify PCC of the name and phone number of creditor to whom called. Client is also responsible for calling PCC with any questions on statements received from creditors. PCC can make no guarantees of creditor policies or time of concessions.

3. * PCC does not guarantee that collection efforts, legal action, judgments, or garnishments will not be entered against client(s) for any creditor listed on DMP.

4. * Client(s) understands PCC is a non-profit third party administrator and is not representing itself as a loan company or insurance company. Client(s) also understands that no promise, warranty, or guarantee has or will be made on the part of PCC to clear client(s) of any debts or make client(s) payment(s) on client(s) behalf. Client(s) understand that by enrolling in the DMP with PCC, client(s) credit report may reflect a consumer credit counseling status and in some cases may cause a negative effect on client(s) credit report. PCC cannot repair or prevent any ratings that may appear on my credit report past, present, or future.  Client(s) hereby authorizes PCC to obtain client(s) credit report solely for the purpose of Consumer Credit Counseling when needed by applicable creditors and in order to meet their proposal requirements.  Client(s) understand(s) this will appear as an inquiry on their credit report.

5. * Client(s) understands he/she must disclose to PCC all credit accounts. Client(s) wishes not to charge any further goods or services until my debts are paid in full. Client(s) hereby attests to the fact they have personally destroyed all charge card(s) and any accompanying cash-advance checks and request that my creditors close my charge accounts until further notice. Failure to comply with this agreement could result in cancellation of the DMP.

6. * Client(s) understands they are responsible for their debts and when client makes monthly deposit client(s) agree that creditors will be receiving payments on client(s) behalf through the PCC Client Trust Account (held at BankWest, maintained and managed by PCC). Client(s) first payment is due on or before 30 days after the date of client(s) enrollment. PCC will contact client(s) regarding scheduled monthly payment and payment due date to PCC in Rapid City, SD. If, for any reason, client(s) payment will not be received at PCC office by the scheduled due date, client(s) will contact PCC to inform us of the situation. PCC disburses to all creditors no later than 15 days from receipt of valid funds or as scheduled. When necessary, client will maintain payments to creditors during initial process.

7. * Client(s) understands it is their responsibility in making payments on time. If client(s) does not make payments for two consecutive months, and does not communicate with PCC's phone calls or letters, a letter will be sent to client(s) creditors stating client(s) has defaulted on the DMP. Client(s) understands the following communication methods will be used by PCC; US Mail, E-mail, Telephone and Text Messaging.

8. * Client(s) understands that due to regulations governing PCC's Trust Account, client(s) scheduled payment must be in one of the following forms of payment: money order, cashier's check, checking debit card, western union, automatic payment from checking/savings. Client(s) will include client number, name, address, phone number on any payment sent. PCC will not be held liable for late fees or other service charges caused by posting payment to wrong client(s) account due to client(s) failure to identify form of payment.

9. * Client(s) understands when extra income is available to apply to debts, client(s) shall direct PCC where to apply the extra funds, however, PCC may have final discretion on disbursement of funds to debts and the application of all client funds will be disclosed to the client on the current Monthly Activity Report.

10. * PCC is a nonprofit agency and receives support from voluntary contributions. Most of our funding comes from voluntary contributions made by creditors who participate in DMP's. Creditors help PCC with contributions to continue the educational programs offered by PCC.

11. * Client(s) understands by paying a monthly counseling fee, which is included in scheduled monthly payment to creditors and is equal to $(not to exceed $50), will make available to them the following benefits: 800 number available, on-going consultations with Certified Counselors for review of debts, educational material pertaining to basic credit and budgeting, consulting with client(s) creditors and arrange for new payment plan, requesting creditors to re-age client(s) account, following up with creditor correspondence sent to client(s). Client(s) understands that fees are nonrefundable.

12. * Nothing herein shall apply to actions or claims under the provisions of the United State Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.

13. * Client(s) agrees that any dispute between us that cannot be amicably resolved, and all claims or controversies arising out of this agreement, shall be settled solely and exclusively by bind arbitration in Pennington County, South Dakota, administered by, and under the Commercial Arbitration Rules then prevailing of, the American Arbitration Association (it being expressly acknowledged that I will not participate in any class action lawsuit in connection with any such dispute, claim, or controversy, either as a representative plaintiff or as a member of a putative class), and judgement upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The interpretation of this agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of South Dakota.

If client(s) wishes to cancel, PCC must receive request in writing.

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