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|Top of Notices (97) December 29, 2015||US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE||Print This Notice 1421 CNOG 257|
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(97) Notice to Customers Making Payment by Check Beginning on May 11, 2015, checks sent to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be converted into an electronic funds transfer (EFT). This means your check will be imaged and the account information will be used to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check. The debit from your account will usually occur within 24 hours, and will be shown on your regular account statement. You will not receive your original check back. Your original check will be destroyed and a copy will be maintained on file. If the EFT cannot be processed for technical reasons, the copy will be processed in place of your original check. If the EFT cannot be completed because of insufficient funds, the transfer may be attempted up to two times. The USPTO is providing information required by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as follows: - When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic funds transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. - Privacy Act - A Privacy Act Statement required by 5 U.S.C. § 552a (e)(3) stating our authority for soliciting and collecting the information from your check, and explaining the purposes and routine uses which will be made of your check information, is available from our Internet site at (http://www.fms.treas.gov/otcnet/index.html), or call toll free at (1-866-945-7920) to obtain a copy by mail. Furnishing the check information is voluntary, but a decision not to do so may require you to make payment by some other method. Questions regarding this notice should be forwarded to Matthew Lee, Director of the Receipts Accounting Division, Office of Finance, by e-mail at email@example.com. MARK KRIEGER Director, Office of Finance [1414 OG 54]