The following terms and conditions apply to your use of The Perfect GiftTM Visa Prepaid Card. By purchasing, activating, signing and / or using the Perfect GiftTM Visa Prepaid Card, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions and fees outlined below.
INFORMATION DISCLOSURE SUMMARY (see detailed terms and conditions that follow):
Card Issuer: Your The Perfect GiftTM Visa Prepaid Card is issued by Peoples Trust Company pursuant to licence from Visa International Incorporated.
Card Information and Balance: For up-to-date Card terms and conditions, to obtain the expiry date of your Card, to log a complaint, or to check your Balance for free, go online at www.theperfectgift.ca or call our 24/7 toll-free customer service number at 1-855-279-3206.
Card Restrictions: Your Card is not returnable or refundable. Your Card is not reloadable and cannot be used to make cash withdrawals. This Card is not eligible for protection under any Zero Liability policy (https://www.visa.ca/en_CApay-with-visa/security.html). Regular pre-authorized debit (PAD) transactions, where you authorize a company or organization to withdraw funds from your Card, are not permitted. All PAD transactions will be rejected and Peoples Trust Company will not be liable for any costs incurred by you as a result. Use of your Card in certain countries may be restricted by law. Use of your Card may be restricted at some online merchants. Your Card may be deactivated at any time if fraud is suspected. Your Card is subject to maximum transaction limits, as set out below. Peoples Trust Company may change these limits in accordance with Applicable Law and will post notice on the Website at least thirty (30) days in advance of the effective date of the change. The change will take effect on the date indicated in the notice.
Maximum card balance: $500 CAD
Maximum single spend: $500 CAD
*Effective August 7, 2020 the maximum spend in a single transaction at merchants located in the ƚEuropean Economic Area will be limited to $75 CAD. If you experience a decline at a merchant located in this region, please try again for an amount equal to or less than $75 CAD. The maximum spend over the lifetime of the Card in this region is $225 CAD.
ƚEuropean Economic Area subregion includes the following countries, islands, and territories: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Canary Islands, Ceuta, Melilla, Azores, Madeira, Aland Islands, Jan Mayen, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Saint Martin (French Part), and Mayotte. Please note that the United Kingdom and all legal jurisdictions under the United Kingdom are exempt from this definition of European Economic Area.
Card Expiry and Access to Balance: Your right to use the funds loaded on the Card does not expire. If funds remain on the Card after the expiry date, simply contact customer service for directions on how to receive a replacement Card.
Fees: The table below sets forth the fees that may be imposed upon your Card. You acknowledge being advised of the fees and agree to pay all applicable fees under this Agreement.
$25 Card: up to $4.95
$50 Card: up to $5.95
$75 Card: up to $5.95
$100 Card: $5.95
$150 Card: $6.50
$200 Card: $6.95
$250 Card: $7.50
$50-$200 Card: $7.95
$200-$500 Card: $9.95
$500 Card: $9.95
Monthly maintenance fee
Starts 12 months after card activation date: $3.00
Foreign exchange fee: 2.5%
** Subject to change. See terms and conditions below for details.
Funds loaded onto the Card are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).
Lost or Stolen Cards: You must take all reasonable precautions to protect your Card against loss, theft or unauthorized use. If your Card has been lost or stolen, or if you have reason to believe that someone has made an unauthorized transaction with your Card, or may attempt to use your Card without your permission, you must notify us IMMEDIATELY by calling at 1-855-279-3206. All transactions carried out on your Card before you notify us will be considered to have been authorized by you.
Split Tender Transactions: If the Balance on your Card is insufficient to cover the full transaction amount, you may request the merchant to conduct a split tender transaction, where you use the Card as partial payment for transaction amount and then pay the remainder of the amount with another form of payment (e.g. cash, cheque, credit or debit). If you fail to inform the merchant that you would like to complete a split tender transaction prior to swiping your Card, your Card may be declined. Some merchants may require payment for the remaining balance in cash. Merchants are not obliged to accept split tender transactions, and some merchants may not accept split tender transactions.
DETAILED TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
“Agreement” means this Cardholder Agreement between Peoples Trust Company and the Cardholder and all documents that are expressly referred to herein, which govern your use of The Perfect GiftTM Visa Prepaid Card.
“Applicable Law” means the Trust and Loan Companies Act (Canada), the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), the Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector (Quebec), the Consumer Protection Act (Quebec), the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), Payment Card Insurance Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) or any other statute, regulation or operating rule of any Governmental Authority or any other regulatory authority that Peoples Trust Company and the Distributor are subject to, or any bylaw, operating rule or regulation of Visa.
“Amendment” refers to any change to a term or condition of this Agreement or to the addition of a new term or condition, including increasing or adding new fees.
“Balance” means the amount of the funds that are loaded onto the Card.
“Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)” means An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act (Canada), and its regulations, as may be amended from time to time. “Card” means The Perfect GiftTM Visa Prepaid Card.
“Cardholder” means an individual who purchased, activated, signed and/or used the Card. “Distributor” means each distribution agent and retail outlet which offers the Cards for sale to consumers. A Distributor is not an agent, mandatary or representative of Peoples Trust Company.
“Governmental Authority“ means any federal, provincial, territorial, regional, municipal or local governmental authority, quasi-governmental authority (including the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions), government organization, commission, board, professional agency, tribunal, organization, or any regulatory, administrative or other agency, or any political or other subdivision, department, or branch of any of the foregoing, in each case to the extent it has jurisdiction over Peoples Trust Company and/or the Distributor or any Person, property, transaction, activity, event or other matter related to this Agreement. The above definition is deemed to include any interim or permanent transferee or successor of a Government Authority’s underlying mandate, function or activity.
“Peoples Trust” means Peoples Trust Company, the issuer of the Card.
“Transaction Amount” is the amount that is debited from the Balance in connection with the Cardholder’s use of the Card to purchase goods or services, which includes the amount of the Balance to be transferred, the Card service charges and the taxes imposed to complete the transaction.
“PCI DSS” means a multifaceted security standard defined by Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council and includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures.
“Visa” means Visa International Incorporated and its successors and assigns.
“Visa Conversion Rate” means the rate that we pay to Visa to convert foreign currency to Canadian currency plus the Foreign exchange charge.
“We”, “us”, and “our” mean Peoples Trust Company, and our successors, subsidiaries, affiliates or assignees.
“Website” means www.theperfectgift.ca.
“You”, “your”, and “yours” each mean the Cardholder.
The Visa Prepaid Card: The Card is a prepaid, stored-value Visa card that can be used anywhere that Visa is accepted, including mail order, online and point of sale retail merchants, subject to the terms of this Agreement. The Card can be used to pay the full amount of the purchase and applicable taxes, so long as the Balance remaining on the Card is sufficient. The Card is, and will remain, the property of Peoples Trust. The Card is not a credit card, charge card, or debit card and its usage will not enhance nor improve your credit rating. No interest dividends or other earnings or returns will be paid on the Card. Neither the Card nor the Balance is a deposit account. You have no right to write cheques on, or demand repayment of, the outstanding Balance on the Card, but are strictly limited to the right to use the Card in accordance with this Agreement as payment for goods and services from merchants who accept Visa.
5% Bonus: You will receive a bonus back on the Card Balance in the amount of 5% of the amount all signature-based purchases made with the Card at participating merchants. PIN-based purchases, purchases made at participating merchant locations outside Canada, and purchases of gift cards may not be eligible for 5% bonus calculations. Bonus funds will be added to the Balance on the Card within 10 days following purchase date, dependent on merchant settlement timing. Bonus funds become part of the Balance and are treated as such for purposes of Card and/or funds expiration. Qualifying purchases, participating merchant settlements, and bonus transactions must occur prior to Card expiry date. Only the Transaction Amount applied to the Card at participating merchants is eligible for the bonus. If a transaction involves the Card plus a supplemental payment method, the portion of the transaction applied to the supplemental payment method is not eligible. Credit transactions may result in a reduction in bonus funds. Bonus funds will be rounded to the nearest one-hundredth of one dollar. Specific merchant terms and conditions may apply. We are not responsible for delayed merchant settlements. Participating merchants are subject to change. This bonus award is subject to termination or change at any time without notice.
Use and Ownership of the Card: You are solely and completely responsible for the possession, use and control of the Card. You must surrender the Card to us immediately upon request. The Card may not be used for any illegal transactions or purposes. If you authorize another person to use the Card you agree, to the extent permitted by law, that you will be liable for all transactions arising from use of the Card by such person. To use the Card, simply present the Card at the time of payment, and sign the receipt with the same signature you used when you signed the Card. You should retain the receipt as a record of the transaction. As you use the Card, the Card’s Balance will be reduced by the full amount of each purchase including taxes, charges and other fees, if any. We recommend that you write down the Card number and the customer service number in case the Card is lost or stolen. You agree that we are not required to verify the signature on any sales draft prepared in connection with a transaction on your Card and we may authorize and process a transaction even if the signature on the sales draft is different than the signature on your Card. You do not have the right to stop the payment of any transaction you conduct with the Card. We are not liable to you for declining authorization for any particular transaction, regardless of our reason. We may, in our sole discretion, cancel or suspend this Agreement or any features or services of the Card at any time, with or without cause, with thirty (30) days notice to you, according to Applicable Law. If you wish to make Internet, mail, or phone order purchases, you will need to go to the Website and register your card prior to performing an Internet, mail, or phone order transaction. If you use your Card for card-not-present transactions (such as for Internet, mail or phone purchases), the legal effect is the same as if you used the physical Card. Some merchants (including, but not limited to, restaurants, hotels, or car rental companies) may pre-authorize the transaction amount for the purchase amount plus up to 20% (or more) above the purchase amount to ensure there are sufficient funds available on your Card to cover any tips or incidental expenses. In such cases, your transaction will be declined if the Card balance will not cover the transaction amount plus the pre-authorization percentage. A pre-authorization will place a “hold” on an amount of your available Card funds until the merchant sends us the final payment amount of your purchase. Once the final payment amount is received, the pre-authorization amount on hold in excess of that final payment amount will be released. It may take up to ten (10) days for the pre-authorization hold to be removed. During the hold period, you will not have access to the pre-authorized amount.
Activating the Card: The Card has no value until it is (i) activated by the cashier at the time of purchase; and (ii) signed by you on the back of the Card, where indicated. Upon activation, and dependent on the value of the Card you purchase, you will be charged a one-time activation fee in the amount set out in the table marked ‘Fees’ in the Information Disclosure Summary section.
Information about Balance: It is your responsibility to ensure that there is a sufficient Balance on the Card to cover transactions plus any pre-authorized amounts. It is your responsibility to keep track of the Balance remaining on your Card. To obtain the current Balance amount, or the transaction history, call customer service toll-free at 1-855-279-3206 or visit the Website. Your Card Balance will reflect all transactions that have been posted to our system. You are not allowed to exceed the Balance available on your Card for any transaction. If you attempt to use the Card when there is insufficient Balance available to cover the full Transaction Amount, the transaction in most instances will be declined. However, if due to a systems malfunction or for any reason whatsoever, a transaction occurs despite insufficient Balance on the Card, creating a negative amount, you agree to reimburse us, upon request, for any amount in excess of the Balance.
Transactions Made in Foreign Currencies: We convert transactions made in a foreign currency to Canadian dollars using a Visa conversion rate in effect on the day the transaction is posted to your Card. The Visa conversion rate in effect on the posting date may differ from the rate in effect on the transaction date. However, if a foreign currency transaction is refunded to your Card, the Visa conversion rate used to convert your refund to Canadian dollars for your Card is the rate that we pay to Visa minus the foreign exchange charge. Additionally, the rate that we pay to Visa may not be the same as the rate that existed on the date the transaction was refunded. For these reasons, the amount that is credited to your Card for a refund of a foreign currency transaction will, in most cases, be less than the amount that was originally charged to your Card for that transaction.
Expiry Date: Please note that there is an expiry date printed on the face of the Card. This is the date after which you may not use that Card for any purpose. Cards may be replaced on and following the expiry date indicated on the face of the Card at no cost to the Cardholder. You may contact customer service at 1-855-279-3206 to request a replacement Card. Starting in the twelfth (12th) month after the date of activation, if there is a Balance on the Card, we will deduct a monthly maintenance fee of $3.00 from your Balance (or the remaining Balance on the Card, whichever is less). The fee will be charged monthly, every month following that, until the Balance of the Card reaches 0.00.
Protection against Loss, Theft, or Unauthorized Use: If your Card is lost or stolen, you will be asked to provide us with your name, the Card number, the expiry date, the original Card value and transaction history. We cannot re-issue a Card if you do not have your Card number. If our records show that a Balance still remains on the Card, we will cancel the Card and make such Balance amounts available to you on a re-issued Card. It may take up to thirty (30) days to process your re-issue request. You agree, to the extent permitted by law, to cooperate completely with us in our attempts to recover from unauthorized users and to assist in their prosecution. If you have not registered the Card on the Website, you authorize us to act in your place as cardholder to take any steps we deem necessary in the case of suspected or alleged fraudulent use of the Card or card number.
Notification and Change of Terms: Subject to the limitations of Applicable Law, we may at any time change or remove any of the terms and conditions of, or add new terms or conditions to this Agreement, except that we will never add any new fees to your Card or increase any existing fees. We will post any such changes, as well as the most recent version of this Agreement, on the Website. As of the effective date included in any notice, the changed or new terms will apply to the Card, including, without limitation, all future transactions made using the Card. You are responsible for checking our Website for such notifications. You will be deemed to accept and be bound by the amendment upon use of the Card following the effective date of the amendment. If you do not agree to any change of this Amendment, you agree to immediately stop using the Card and notify Peoples Trust that you are terminating this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, advance notice of any change may not be given if it is necessary to make any such change immediately in order to maintain or restore the security of the Card or any related payment system or comply with Applicable Law. If such a situation does arise, then you will be given notice as soon as reasonably possible in the circumstances.
Purchase Disputes and Refunds: If you believe a transaction on your account is incorrect, you must notify us in writing of your dispute within sixty (60) days of the transaction date. You can obtain a dispute form by calling 1-855-279-3206. Follow the prompts for lost or stolen cards. Dispute forms must be completed and sent to the customer service team. Please note that this form must be received within sixty (60) days of the date of the disputed transaction or you will have been deemed to have accepted such transaction. If there is any dispute in regard to purchases you make using the Card, you agree to settle such disputes with the merchant from whom the purchase was made. Please ask the merchant for any return policy that may apply to purchases made with the Card. We are not responsible for any problems you may have with any goods or services that you purchase with your Card, whether with regard to quality, safety, legality, or any other aspect of your purchase. If you are entitled to a refund for any reason for goods or services obtained with the Card, you agree to accept credits to the Balance on your Card in place of cash.
Arbitration: Subject to all other terms of this Agreement, and to the extent not prohibited by Applicable Law, you agree that any claim of any kind against us, the Distributor, or Visa arising from or related to this Agreement or the use of the Card (i) shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration before a single arbitrator at Vancouver, British Columbia and (ii) shall not be brought through class or individual litigation proceedings. If such a claim is advanced by class proceeding by any other person on your behalf, you will opt out of, or not opt into, such proceedings as circumstances dictate.
Complaints: If you have a complaint or inquiry about any aspect of your Card, first attempt to resolve the complaint or inquiry by calling our toll-free customer service number at 1-855-279-3206.
If customer service is unable to resolve the complaint or inquiry to your satisfaction, please call us at 1-855-694-6214 or submit your complaint or inquiry through the form found on the Website ((http://www.peoplestrust.com/en/about-us/contact/)).
We will do our best to resolve your complaint or inquiry. If for some reason we are unable to resolve the issue to your satisfaction, you may refer your inquiry or concern to the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments at 1-888-451-4519 for resolution. If the Cardholder has a concern regarding a potential violation of a consumer protection law, a public commitment, or an industry code of conduct, the concern may be communicated at any time to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, either in person, by letter, by telephone, or through its website at:
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
427 Laurier Avenue West, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B9
Peoples Trust complaints policy can be found online at: http://www.peoplestrust.com/en/about-us/resolving-your-concerns/.
The laws on data protection in other jurisdictions, to which we may transfer your information, may differ from those in your jurisdiction and any personal information transferred to another jurisdiction will be subject to law enforcement and national security authorities in that jurisdiction. Subject to these laws, we will use reasonable measures to maintain protections of your personal information that are equivalent to those that apply in your jurisdiction. You hereby give your consent to such cross-border transfers (including the United States) of such personal information to third parties for the purpose set out above. Should you not wish to accept these data protection terms and conditions, or wish to withdraw your consent and cancel the Card, you must communicate with customer service and request we cancel the Card and discontinue any further use of your personal information.
No Warranty of Availability or Uninterrupted Use: From time to time Card services may be inoperative, and when this happens, you may be unable to use your Card or obtain information about the Balance on your Card. Please notify us if you have any problems using your Card. You agree that we are not responsible for any interruption of service.
Assignment and Waiver: At our sole discretion, we may assign our rights and responsibilities under this Agreement at any time and without notice to you. If we do make such an assignment, then this Agreement will remain binding on you and your respective executors, administrators, successors, representatives and permitted assigns.
Third Party Claims: In the event we reimburse you for a refund claim you have made, or if we otherwise provide you with a credit or payment with respect to any problem arising out of any transaction made with the Card, you are automatically deemed to assign and transfer to us any rights and claims (excluding tort claims) that you have, had or may have against any third party for an amount equal to the amount we have paid to you or credited to your Card. You agree that you will not pursue any claim against or reimbursement from such third party for the amount that we paid or credited to your Card, and that you will cooperate with us if we decide to pursue the third party for the amount paid or credited to you. If we do not exercise our rights under this section, we do not give up our rights to exercise them in the future.
Disclaimer of Warranties: Except in Québec, or as expressly otherwise provided in this Agreement and except for any applicable warranties set out in the Consumer Protection Act, we make no representations or warranties of any kind to you, whether express or implied, regarding any subject matter of this Agreement, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose or those arising by statute or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or usage or trade.
Limitation of Liability: Except as expressly required by this Agreement or Applicable Law, we will not be liable to you for performing or failing to perform any obligation under this Agreement unless we have acted in bad faith. Without limiting the foregoing, we will not be liable to you for delays or mistakes resulting from any circumstances beyond our control, including, without limitation, acts of governmental authorities, national emergencies, insurrection, war, riots, failure of merchants to honour the Card, failure of merchants to perform or provide services, failure of communications systems, or failures of or difficulties with our equipment or systems. Not in limitation of the foregoing, we will not be liable to you for any delay, failure, or malfunction attributable to your equipment, any Internet service, any payment system or any customer service function. In the event that we are held liable to you, you will only be entitled to recover your actual and direct damages. In no event shall you be entitled to recover any indirect, consequential, exemplary or special damages (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise), even if you have advised us of the possibility of such damages.
Website and Availability: Although considerable effort is expended to make the Website and other operational and communications channels available around the clock, we do not warrant these channels to be available and error free at all times. You agree that we will not be responsible for temporary interruptions in service due to maintenance or Website changes or failures, nor shall we be liable for extended interruptions due to failures beyond our control, including but not limited to the failure of interconnecting and operating systems, computer viruses, forces of nature, labour disputes or armed conflicts. We shall not bear any liability, whatsoever, for any damage or interruptions caused by any computer viruses that may affect your computer or other equipment. You agree to act responsibly with regard to the Website and its use. You will not violate any laws, interfere or disrupt computer networks, impersonate another person or entity, violate the rights of any third party, stalk, threaten or harass anyone, gain any unauthorized entry, or interfere with the Website’s systems and integrity.
Governing Law: The parties agree that any claim or action brought pursuant to this Agreement will be brought in the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of British Columbia and this Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada applicable therein. FOR RESIDENTS OF QUÉBEC ONLY: The parties attorn to the jurisdiction of Québec and this Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the province of Québec and the laws of Canada applicable therein.
Entire Agreement: This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and us, whether written or oral, with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements with respect to such subject matter.
Section Headings: Section headings in this Agreement are for reference only, and shall not govern the interpretation of any provision of this Agreement.
Severability: If any of the terms of this Agreement are invalid, changed by Applicable Law or declared invalid by order of court or regulatory authority, the remaining terms of this Agreement shall not be affected, and this Agreement shall be interpreted as if the invalid terms had not been included in this Agreement.
Contact Information: If you have questions regarding the Card, or need to report a lost or stolen Card, you may call Customer Service at 1-855-279-3206 or write to: The Perfect GiftTM Visa Customer Service; 10615 Professional Circle, Suite 102, Reno, NV 89521.
*Visa Int./Peoples Trust Company, Licensed User.