Denied by Compass Bank...because of a pic?


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Rokyudai
September 4, 2007, 10:14 PM
As we all know...there is more to a story. I will be brief. Compass Bank (branch) offers for $10 you can personalize your Check Card with a picture of your own. The initial criteria...no copyright pictures...can do. So I pull out the Kodak digital and get all artistic. I abide by the file size and type...and this is what I sent.


This is what I received from them...in about 30 minutes! lol....I'm just curious how many of these "new modified" criteria I violated...sigh...and to think I was gonna show off my new card to everyone on the board...with the numbers covered of course! :D

From Compass:


Thank you for choosing a Compass Bank Personalized Check Card.
We regret that we couldn't accept the image you submitted for your Personalized Check Card as it doesn't comply with our image guidelines. Please review the guidelines listed below and follow this link to try again.

http://www.compassbank.com/go/makemycard


Image Guidelines:

Compass Bank reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether a submitted image will be accepted. All images submitted must have the consent of the owner including those images downloaded from the internet. Compass Bank will not accept images that contain any of the following:

Trademarks, copyrighted materials, company names, logos, slogans, brands of any third party and any material that could infringe on the copyright or trademark rights of another party;
Celebrities, actors, musicians, sports figures, politicians, cartoon characters or public figures of any kind;
Material /content demonstrating the views and/or opinions of political groups, religious groups or anti-social or socially unacceptable groups;
People conducting or involving themselves in criminal or illegal activities or otherwise inappropriate behavior;
Culturally or socially sensitive material;
Provocative or derogatory material or images of a sexual nature or containing any sexual content;
Nudity or semi-nudity;
Violent or other offensive material, including material that could be perceived as violent;
Obscene or indecent material, including profanity or obscenities;
Racial, prejudicial or discriminatory subject matter; or
Phone numbers, addresses, account numbers, personalized identification numbers or URL addresses.
If you have any questions in relation to your card, please call 1-800-239-5175 and a Customer Service Representative will be happy to assist you.

:cuss:

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tenbase
September 4, 2007, 10:16 PM
Trademarks, copyrighted materials, company names, logos, slogans, brands of any third party and any material that could infringe on the copyright or trademark rights of another party;
blur out that big S&W logo and resubmit :)

Jorg Nysgerrig
September 4, 2007, 10:18 PM
Trademarks, copyrighted materials, company names, logos, slogans, brands of any third party and any material that could infringe on the copyright or trademark rights of another party;

I'd say that one, to start with.

ETA: GMTA, tenbase.

Lex
September 4, 2007, 10:18 PM
http://www.tk421.net/gallery/sounds/haha.wav

Rokyudai
September 4, 2007, 10:27 PM
I sort of set myself up for those and the ribbings to come... I think the only thing left after excluding all the other "No no's" on the list is to draw a gun...er...0oops that can get a kid expelled now a days!

Im283
September 4, 2007, 10:42 PM
after reading the criteria I am clueless as to what you could actually have put on it. Your pet maybe, your lawn chair(provided there is no logo on it),
an old rusty trash can maybe???

I doubt you were turned down on account of the S&W logo.

You should ask them for some specifics on what is allowed rather than what is not allowed.

silverlance
September 4, 2007, 10:45 PM
you know, the point of having a pic on your credit card is so the cashier can match it up with the guy holding it who is supposedly you.

and... do you really want the casheir/hotel clerk who has your name, address, phone number, and financial information to know that you have some very nice guns at home?

BruceGibson
September 4, 2007, 10:46 PM
In my country, America, something like that could never happen. Could it? :what:

MattC
September 4, 2007, 10:54 PM
Violent or other offensive material, including material that could be perceived as violent

Guns are commonly perceived as violent. They make noises that are violent to my ears and some of the cleaning solvents for them are violent to my nose. When shooting into the wee hours of the day, the muzzle flash can significantly wound my night sight.

Rokyudai
September 4, 2007, 10:59 PM
silverlance -- you know, the point of having a pic on your credit card is so the cashier can match it up with the guy holding it who is supposedly you.


...yep but then I would be violating that obscene (or is it offensive) portion of rule by having my 'mug' on it.... :D

strat81
September 4, 2007, 11:10 PM
I have to agree about the S&W logo.

However, with that (modified) image you'll probably be "violating" the rules about:
Material /content demonstrating the views and/or opinions of political groups, religious groups or anti-social or socially unacceptable groups;
People conducting or involving themselves in criminal or illegal activities or otherwise inappropriate behavior;
Culturally or socially sensitive material;
Provocative or derogatory material
Violent or other offensive material, including material that could be perceived as violent;

Based on their regs, you can't have:
-an American Flag (political)
-a picture of your dog (PETA is a political group and sometimes anti-social)
-a photo of your son/daughter in a military uniform (political, possibly violent, and culturally/socially sensitive)
-anything containing a cross, crucifix, or Star of David (religious)
-your karate school trophy (violent)
-a picture of a stalk of corn (ethanol is a political and environmental hot-button issue)
-an image of The Twin Towers (Culturally or socially sensitive)
-the color black (associated with "goth" culture which may be considered anti-social or socially unacceptable, otherwise inappropriate behavior or culturally or socially sensitive)

I think Heinrich Himmler would run a more compliant bank.

Prince Yamato
September 5, 2007, 08:31 AM
It's basically "put your family photo on your credit card".

Chawbaccer
September 5, 2007, 09:11 AM
Compass Bank reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether a submitted image will be accepted

That line prety much covers it all don't it?
Try sending the picture upside down and see if they figure it out, and send it during the busy part of the day so they don't have as much time to look at it.

Geno
September 5, 2007, 09:16 AM
If you REALLY want to stick it to them, you can purchase your checks from a private manufacturer. I can have my checks made through my bank, or independently.

If for you it is a matter of principle, make a stand, and have them made privately. Then, walk in and cash one.

Darkness
September 5, 2007, 10:52 AM
Violent or other offensive material, including material that could be perceived as violent

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l231/tvannelli_2006/dickc.jpg

strat81
September 5, 2007, 11:01 AM
It's basically "put your family photo on your credit card".

I don't know... what if there's only a mommy and no daddy? Or two mommies? Or two daddies? Gestapo Bank may not approve!

It is, after all, their card and they can do as they please.

35Rem
September 5, 2007, 11:06 AM
Phone call. After all, it's your card to spend your money. Make sure they remember that.
A phone call might fix the problem, if you get ahold of someone with sense (iffy, I know)

I am interested to know, as I use Compass bank. I would love a card with my Remington Model 8 on it!

Double Naught Spy
September 5, 2007, 12:45 PM
Denied by Compass Bank...because of a pic?

Um, no. YOU were not denied because of a pic. Your PIC was denied because you could not follow directions.

You make it sound like you were denied by Compass Bank when that certainly was not the case, making Compass Bank out to be the bad guy because you used a gun picture when that was not the case.

W.E.G.
September 5, 2007, 01:05 PM
I guess my family reunion pic from http://www.moonamtrak.org/ would be questionable then?

Rokyudai
September 5, 2007, 01:38 PM
True Doublenaught...what a newsflash though...a male doesn't read the instruction book before 'putting it all together'...thanks for your thoughts! :D

Bitmap
September 5, 2007, 03:03 PM
Why don't you try a picture of yourself shooting one of your guns?

Make sure trademarks are not visible.

Jorg Nysgerrig
September 5, 2007, 03:37 PM
If you REALLY want to stick it to them, you can purchase your checks from a private manufacturer. I can have my checks made through my bank, or independently.

Wouldn't really sticking it to them be to move your money elsewhere?

If for you it is a matter of principle, make a stand, and have them made privately. Then, walk in and cash one.
He's talking about a check card. I'm unaware of places that will make custom check cards for another bank. Also, you can bet that neither the teller or the bank is going to care much that you didn't get their checks from them. They probably won't even notice.

Brad Johnson
September 5, 2007, 03:52 PM
Culturally or socially sensitive material;

That pretty much covers everything since someone, somewhere, will always be "culturally or socially offended" by your picture.

Morons.

Brad

Cougfan2
September 5, 2007, 04:17 PM
WEG That's funny! No ifs, ands, or butts.:what:

Double Naught Spy
September 5, 2007, 07:44 PM
True Doublenaught...what a newsflash though...a male doesn't read the instruction book before 'putting it all together'...thanks for your thoughts!

Yes, I am a club member as well. I got married so that I would have someone present to read directions when things don't turn out right.

10 Ring Tao
September 5, 2007, 09:55 PM
Umm, so what does that leave?

Puppies and kittens and babies (but only babies wearing bhurkas!)?

stevelyn
September 5, 2007, 11:22 PM
They'd certainly not want me as a customer. All of my checks have the "Colt" logo on them with images of famous Colt revolvers in the background.

gezzer
September 6, 2007, 01:30 AM
Easy let them know how you feel and then cancel your account and change banks.

teombe
September 6, 2007, 01:42 AM
You should do a cool macro shot of the revolver cylinder and resubmit. That way, the morons at your bank would have no clue what it was, and it would be a nice artistic photo.

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