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Terms & Conditions

Your use of this site is subject to your acceptance of the following terms and conditions. By proceeding to access and/or use this site and the information contained on this website, you hereby acknowledge and agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions of use, you are not authorised to access or use this website and you must exit from this website immediately.

GiftCardStore™ Limitations of Liability

Without limiting the operation of any other Terms and Conditions herein:

  • We will not accept liability for any loss or damage arising from a late delivery.
  • We will not accept liability for non-receipt of delivery if you provide us with the incorrect delivery details.
  • Without limiting the operation of any other Terms and Conditions herein, you agree that late delivery does not constitute a failure of our agreement, and does not entitle you to cancel an order.
  • Without limiting the operation of any other Terms and Conditions herein, we will not accept liability for any loss or damage arising from items lost, stolen or damaged after delivery has taken place.
  • We reserve to right to decline your order.

Copyright & Intellectual Property

The copyright in this website belongs to Universal Gift Card Pty Ltd  ABN 25 092 828 772

This copyright and the trademarks and any other intellectual property rights belonging to third parties appearing in or arising from this website (together, the Intellectual Property) may not be used, copied or reproduced in any way without authorisation from the relevant owner. No licence is granted in respect of any use of any of the Intellectual Property. Unauthorised use of the Intellectual Property and of this website is strictly prohibited. The user agrees to indemnify GiftCardStore™ for any losses that it may suffer or claims it may be exposed to as a result of unauthorised use of any Intellectual Property or any other information appearing on this website (which includes any such use by non-Australian residents).

Liability Disclaimer

Access to this website and use of any information contained on it, including the use of a credit card or other debit device, or creation of any liability or obligation in connection with the access to or use of the website is at the user's sole risk. In no event will GiftCardStore™ be liable to you or to any third party for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to lost profits or savings) arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this website. We use 128 bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to securely transmit your personal information, including your credit card number, over the internet. By using this technology, it is our intention to protect your personal information. However we cannot guarantee SSL provides 100% security. See our Privacy and Security policy for more information.

Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions (including the Privacy Policy) and your use of the GiftCardStore™ website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Australia, and you hereby submit to the jurisdiction of courts in NSW, Australia.

Changing These Terms And Conditions

We reserve the right to amend or change all or any part of the above terms and conditions.

Resolving Problems

If you have a problem with GiftCardStore™, please let us know by emailing contactus@giftcardstore.com.au and we will try to resolve the problem quickly.

Returns policy

GiftCardStore™ will not accept returned goods unless required under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth).

Release and Indemnity

You agree to waive any and all claims that you now have or may have in the future against GiftCardStore™ and GiftCardStore™ associates which relate to or are incidental to any transaction.

You agree to indemnify and hold GiftCardStore™ harmless from and against any and all claims, loss or expense that may be incurred by GiftCardStore™ or GiftCardStore™ associates which relate to or are incidental to the performance of its duties as described in these Terms and Conditions including all costs of defending itself against a claim by any other person and/or as a result of you taking any action or refraining from taking any action or instituting or defending any action or legal proceeding. You further agree to indemnify and hold GiftCardStore™ and GiftCardStore™ associates harmless from any claim made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of this website, the violation of these Terms and Conditions by you, or the infringement by you, or other users of this website using your membership account, of any Intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Promotions and Competitions

Other Terms and Conditions not listed herein and applying to GiftCardStore™ promotions and competitions are incorporated into these terms and conditions. Unless expressly stated, to the extent that the other Terms and Conditions are compatible with the Terms and Conditions herein, the other Terms and Conditions will be in addition to the terms & conditions herein. To the extent that the other Terms and Conditions are incompatible with the Terms and Conditions herein, the other Terms and Conditions shall prevail. Should you object to any of these Terms and Conditions (including any subsequent amendments), you must immediately discontinue using this website.

Terms & Conditions for the use of MyPrepaidCards

Agreeing to these terms & conditions

Offering a MyPrepaidCard to a Merchant signifies your acceptance of the current complete Terms & Conditions, which may be seen at www.MyPrepaidCard.com.au. We reserve the right to change the Terms & Conditions at any time.

Where the gift card may or may not be used

You can use the gift card in any store in Australia with an EFTPOS facility. You cannot use it online, nor for mail orders, nor telephone orders, nor overseas. You cannot withdraw cash from an ATM or EFTPOS terminal.

You may offer your gift card in full or part payment for goods and services. Swipe the card, choose SAVINGS, and enter the card’s PIN. No change will be given. Unlike some other cards, we do not charge a fee when you make a purchase.

Checking your card’s available balance and transaction history

This is a single-load gift card: it cannot be reloaded. You can check your gift card’s available balance and your purchases by visiting www.MyPrepaidCard.com.au or by phoning 1300 55 33 80. You will need your card number and its PIN.

Validity and expiry of the card

Your card has a validity period of 12 months. Your card’s expiry date is shown on the back of the card. After its expiry date any purchase authorisations may be declined, and any unused balance on the card will be forfeited

Lost or stolen card

You should treat your card as if it were cash. Defaced, altered, lost or stolen cards will not be replaced

Liability

Please call 1300 55 33 80 if you have reason to believe that an error has occurred in relation to your card. The Electronic Funds Transfer Code of Conduct does not apply to your gift card, and we have not subscribed to that Code. To the extent permitted by law, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage (whether direct or consequential) for failure to perform our obligations under the Terms and Conditions for any reason. We accept no liability for any failure to authorise a purchase transaction (even if the card’s balance exceeds the purchase amount at the time of the authorisation request).

Privacy and confidentiality

We adhere to the National Privacy Principles. Some personal details may be disclosed to third parties who supply to us administrative, telecommunications, processing or other services in connection with prepaid cards, and you consent to that disclosure for that purpose

Terms & Conditions for the use of Universal Gift Cards

Agreeing to the terms & conditions

Your signing the signature panel on the back of the card, or your activating the card, or your offering the card to a merchant in full or part payment for goods and/or services signify your acceptance of these Terms & Conditions.

Where the gift card may or may not be used

The card can be used in any store in Australia or overseas where a VISA prepaid card is accepted, provided the merchant can process it electronically. The card can not be used for mail or telephone purchases, nor at ATMs. A small number of merchants displaying the VISA logo elect not to accept any prepaid VISA gift cards.

Purchases using the card

You may offer your card in full or part payment for goods and services. You may make any number of purchases until the balance has dropped to zero.

If the purchase amount exceeds the balance, you must pay the excess using another payment method (e.g. cash, credit card) acceptable to the merchant. You must not use the card to make or attempt to make transactions that exceed the available balance.

No change will be given.

You cannot "stop payment" on any transaction after it has been completed. If you have a problem with the purchase or a dispute with the merchant, you must deal directly with the merchant.

All transactions (whether by you or someone else) are your responsibility, subject to these Terms & Conditions.

Checking your card's available balance and transaction history

You can check your card's available balance or view your transactions with the card at any time by visiting www.universalgiftcard.com.au.

You will need to enter your card number and your four-digit authentication code to access these details.

Enquiries to the web site are free, but a fee of $1.10 may apply if you phone and interact with the IVR, or $4.40 if you choose to speak to a human operator. 

Validity and expiry of the card.

Your Universal Gift Card must be activated within 6 months of receiving it or the card may be cancelled. Please visit www.universalgiftcard.com.au and enter the 16 digit card number and your 4 digit code which is enclosed in the letter you received with your card. .The card is valid until the end of the month shown on the front of the card. After its expiry any purchase authorisation requests made by merchants will be declined, and any balance will be forfeited.

No top-ups. No cash advances. No refunds.

You cannot top up the spending power on your card with additional funds - this is a single-load card. You may not obtain any cash advance with your card or redeem your card for cash or return the card for a refund. The card is not linked to a bank account or similar account in your name. From the expiry, revocation or cancellation of the card, you have no right to the card's balance, and the issuer has no further liability to you regarding the balance. The issuer of the card, Heritage Bank Limited ABN 32 087 652 024 AFSL / ACL 240 984, deals with the balance according to its arrangements with Universal Gift Card Pty Ltd.

Authorised transactions. We can treat a transaction with a merchant accepting pre-paid VISA cards as authorised by you:

  • if you present the card to pay for a purchase and sign a docket recording the purchase;
  • when the card is used in conjunction with electronic equipment;
  • when the card details are given in a way acceptable to the Issuer, such as via the internet.

Lost or stolen or damaged card

You should treat an activated card as if it were cash. If you lose the card, or if it is stolen, please phone 1800 174 239 immediately, so the card can be disabled.

We will not reimburse you for any transactions conducted by an unauthorised person prior to your informing us of the card's loss. You will be protected from any subsequent loss if you satisfy certain conditions.

If the available balance on the lost, stolen or damaged card exceeds $15 at the time you phone, you may order a replacement card, for which a fee of $15 will be charged by deducting it from the card's balance.

Fees

It is likely that you will never incur any fees for using a Universal Prepaid VISA Gift Card. However the table below shows such fees (including GST where applicable) as are payable by deducting them from the available balance on the card.

Online enquiries to www.universalgiftcard.com.au Card balance
Transaction History
Enquiry
Free
Free
Free
Telephone support fees To report a lost or stolen card
Automated enquiry (IVR)
Human operator call
Free
$1.10 per call after the first call which is free
$4.40
Card replacement fee Lost / stolen card replacement fee $15.00
Foreign exchange fee If card is used for purchases in any currency other than Australian dollars or with any merchant located outside Australia 3% of the Australian dollar amount of the transaction, calculated according to VISA's prevailing exchange rate

Liability

To the extent permitted by law, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage (whether direct or consequential), nor be in default under these Terms and Conditions for failure to observe or perform any of our obligations under these Terms and Conditions for any reason or cause. We accept no liability for any failure to authorise a purchase transaction (even if the balance exceeds the purchase amount at the time of the authorisation request) if such has resulted from the application of prudent risk management tools or if the terminal or system was not working properly. We may restrict or stop the use of a card if excessive use or other suspicious activities are noticed.

You will not be liable for losses resulting from unauthorised transactions where it is clear that you have not contributed to the loss.

You will not be liable for losses resulting from unauthorised transactions that are caused by the fraudulent or negligent conduct of:

  • our staff or agents;
  • companies involved in networking arrangements; or
  • merchants who are linked to the electronic funds transfer system or of their agents or employees.

You will not be liable when unauthorised transactions:

  • result from the use of the card before you have received the card
  • are made with forged, faulty, expired or cancelled cards or identifiers (as applicable) when you were not responsible for this; or are the result of the same transaction being incorrectly debited more than once to the same available balance.

You will not be liable for unauthorised transactions unless you or the Cardholder concerned have unreasonably delayed notifying us of the loss, theft or Unauthorised Use of the Card.

Where we can prove that on the balance of probability you or a Cardholder contributed to the losses caused by an Unathorised Transaction throughyour or a Cardholder's fraud, or by failing to comply with the Security Requirements, then you will be liable for the actual losses which occur before we are notified of the loss, theft or misuse of the Card or a breach of the Security Requirements.

However you will not be liable for any loss on any day, or in any period, exceeding any applicable transaction limit for that day or period and you will not be liable for loss in excess of the Available Balance of the Card.

Disclaimers

We are not liable:

  • if we do not authorise a purchase transaction (even if the available balance immediately before the authorisation request exceeds the amount of the transaction);
  • if circumstances beyond our control prevent a transaction;
  • for any failure due to events outside our reasonable control;
  • for any industrial dispute;
  • for the way in which any refusal to accept the card is communicated;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential losses;
  • for any infringement by you of any currency laws in the country where the card is issued or used;
  • in relation to any dispute between you and the supplier of any goods or services purchased with the card;
  • if we take any action required by any government, federal or state law or regulation or court order; or
  • for anything specifically excluded or limited elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions.

Our liability in any event will not exceed the amount of the available balance.

You are not liable for any loss caused by the failure of a system or equipment provided by any party to a shared electronic network to complete a transaction accepted by the system or equipment in accordance with your instructions. However, if you or the Cardholder concerned were aware, or should have been aware, that the system or equipment was unavailable or malfunctioning, our responsibility will be limited to (a) correcting any errors; and (b) refunding any charges or fees imposed as a result.

Although considerable effort is expended to make our web site and other operating communication channels available at all times, no warranty is given that these channels will be available and error-free every minute of every day. We accept no liability for the performance, safety or any other attribute of the goods and services purchased with the card. Any complaints about the goods or services purchased with the card should be addressed to the merchant from whom they were obtained.

Privacy and confidentiality

We are committed to adhering to the Australian Privacy Principles.

You agree that telephone calls to customer service may be recorded or monitored for quality control or security purposes.

Complaints

If you have a complaint or suggestion, please contact Gift Card Store at PO Box 177 Balmain NSW 2041 Australia or by email to contactus@giftcardstore.com.au, and we will try to resolve a problem or adopt your suggestion promptly. If appropriate, we may invoke the dispute resolution system of the card Issuer.

Communications

You agree that we may give written notices or other communications to you either by writing to you at your residential or postal address last known to us, or, if the notice or communication is not personal to you, by publishing a notice in a newspaper circulating nationally in Australia.

Changes to Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to change the Terms & Conditions at any time.

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