This Cardholder Agreement (“Agreement”) sets forth the terms and conditions under which a Happy Gift Card (“Card”) has been issued to you by MetaBank®. By accepting and using this Card, activating the Card, or authorizing any person to use the Card, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. In this Agreement “You” and “your” mean the person or persons who have received the Card and are authorized to use the Card. “We,” “us,” and “our” mean collectively, MetaBank, a federally-chartered savings bank, member FDIC, and its divisions or assignees. The Card may be canceled or revoked at any time without prior notice, subject to applicable law. Please read this Agreement carefully and keep it for future reference. This Agreement applies to both the purchaser and any other user of the Card. It is the purchaser’s obligation to provide these terms and conditions to any user; however, new terms and conditions may be provided, or any other questions or concerns answered, by contacting Customer Service.
The Card is a prepaid Card loaded with a specific amount of funds, redeemable to buy goods and services at the merchants whose logos appear on the Card in the United States ONLY. No additional funds may be added to this Card. The Card is NOT a credit Card. The Card is not a checking account or connected in any way to any account other than a stored value account where your funds are held.
You may use your Card at brick-and-mortar locations in the United States of the merchants whose logos appear on the Card. Online redemption may not be available for all merchants. Each time you use your Card, you authorize us to reduce the value available on your Card by the amount of the transaction. Your Card cannot be: (1) redeemed for its cash value; (2) used to obtain cash in any transaction; (3) used for illegal transactions; (4) used to make foreign transactions; or (5) used for purchases where recurring payments may occur, such as subscriptions, memberships, rentals, etc. For security reasons, we may limit the amount or number of transactions you can make on your Card. We may refuse to process any transaction that we believe may violate the terms of this Agreement. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO EXCEED THE BALANCE OF THE FUNDS AVAILABLE ON YOUR CARD. If you attempt to use the Card when there are insufficient funds associated with it, the transaction will generally be declined. Nevertheless, if a transaction that exceeds the balance of the funds available on your Card occurs due to a systems malfunction or otherwise, you will remain fully liable to us for the amount of the transaction. If you do not have enough funds available on your Card, you may be able to instruct the merchant perform a “split transaction” to charge part of the purchase to the Card and pay the remaining amount with another form of payment.
Your card is valid in the U.S. only. It cannot be used at merchants outside of the United States, including internet and mail/telephone order merchants outside of the United States.
You may obtain information about the amount of money you have remaining on your Card at no charge by contacting Customer Service or visiting the Website. You may also obtain information about your Card transactions by contacting Customer Service or visiting the Website.
You do not have the right to stop payment on any purchase transaction originated by use of your Card. With certain types of purchases (such as those made at restaurants, hotels, or similar purchases), your Card may be “preauthorized” for an amount greater than the transaction amount to cover gratuity or incidental expenses. Any preauthorization amount will place a “hold” on your available funds until the merchant sends us the final payment amount of your purchase. Once the final payment amount is received, the preauthorization amount on hold will be removed. During this time, you will not have access to preauthorized amounts. If you authorize a transaction and then fail to make a purchase of that item as planned, the approval may result in a hold for that amount of funds.
If you are entitled to a refund for any reason for goods or services obtained with your Card, the return and refund will be handled by the merchant. If the merchant credits your Card, the credit may not be immediately available. While merchant refunds post as soon as they are received, please note that we have no control over when a merchant sends a credit transaction and the refund may not be available for a number of days after the date the refund transaction occurs.
You may wish to retain receipts as a record of transactions. You may need a receipt in order to verify a transaction with us or the merchant.
If you need to replace your Card for any reason, please contact Customer Service. Please note that your Card has a “Valid Thru” date on the front of the Card. You may not use the Card after the “Valid Thru” date. However, even if the “Valid Thru” date has passed, the available funds on your Card do not expire. You will not be charged a fee for replacement cards that we send due to expiration of the Card.
You agree that we may monitor and record any calls or other communications between us and you. You also agree that we or our service providers may contact you by using an automated dialing or email system, by text, or artificial or recorded voice. You agree to pay any service charges assessed by your plan provider for communications we send or make to you or that you send or make to us.
Treat this Card like cash. We generally cannot provide refunds for lost or stolen Cards.
However, if you believe your Card has been lost or stolen or an unauthorized transaction has been made using the information from your Card without your permission, contact Customer Service IMMEDIATELY. We will ask for the Card number and other identifying details. We cannot assist you if you do not have the Card number. We may not be able to assist you if you do not contact us within 60 days of the unauthorized transaction. A reissued Card may take up to 30 days to process.
We are not responsible for the quality, safety, legality, or any other aspect of any goods or services purchased with a Card. Further, we will not be liable: (1) If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough funds available on your Card to complete the transaction; (2) If a merchant refuses to accept your Card; (3) If an electronic terminal where you are making a transaction does not operate properly; (4) If access to your Card has been blocked after you reported your Card lost or stolen; (5) If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire, flood or computer or communication failure) prevent the completion of the transaction; or 6) For any other exception stated in our Agreement with you.
Translations of this Agreement that may have been provided are for your convenience only and may not accurately reflect the original English meaning. The meanings of terms, conditions, and representations herein are subject to definitions and interpretations in the English language.
You may not assign or transfer your Card or your obligations under this Agreement. We may, however, transfer or assign our rights under this Agreement, including any balances in your Card.
You will be notified of any change to this Agreement in the manner required by applicable law prior to the effective date of the change. However, if the change is made for security purposes, we can implement such change without prior notice. We do not waive our rights by delaying or failing to exercise them at any time (for example, assessing a fee less than described, or not all, for any reason does not waive our right to begin charging the fee as set forth in this Agreement without notice). If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any rule, law, or regulation of any governmental agency, local, state, or federal, the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement will not be affected. This Agreement will be governed by the law of the state of South Dakota except to the extent governed by federal law. Should your Card have a remaining balance after a certain period of inactivity, we may be required to remit the remaining funds to the appropriate state agency.
We may provide information to our employees, auditors, affiliates, service providers, or attorneys as needed, or to any third party if you give us your written permission. We may also collect: (1) Information about purchases made with the Card, such as date of purchase, amount and place of purchase; (2) Information you provide to us when you register a Card, or for replacement Cards, or when you contact us with customer service issues, such as name, address, phone number.
We may also disclose information about your Card or the transactions you make to third parties in order to: (1) complete transactions; (2) verify the existence and condition of your Card for a third party, such as merchant; (3) provide customer services; (4) process claims for lost or stolen Cards; (5) help protect against fraud and to conduct research and analysis; or (5) comply with government agency or court orders, or other legal reporting requirements.
This Card is issued by MetaBank, Member FDIC.
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