WHAT THIS AGREEMENT COVERS
YOUR RIGHTS AND DUTIES
Using Your Card
This Card, the Card balance or any other record relating to the Card: (a) is not refundable and may not be cancelled by
you; (b) is not a deposit with us or related to or connected in any way with a bank account with us; (c) does not constitute
evidence of indebtedness or liability by us to you, except to honour transactions initiated with the Card as provided for
in this Agreement; there is no interest payable to you on any Card balance; and (d) is not insured by the Canada Deposit
This Card may only be used by the person to whom it was provided by the Program Administrator and is non-transferable. Your Card may need to be activated before you can begin using it. If so, the letter accompanying your Card contains instructions on card activation. It will also let you know how to select your PIN. You can use your Card and your Card number for any permitted purpose, including paying for goods and services, whether you buy in person, over the phone, on the Internet or by mail order. You may not use your Card for “cashback” transactions in which a merchant charges you an amount greater than the price of the goods or services purchased. Your Card can be used to withdraw cash at an ATM up to a daily limit of $2,500 or such other limit as we may establish from time to time. It may not be used to receive any other cash withdrawal at a financial institution.
You may not use your Card or your Card number for any illegal, improper or unlawful purpose. We also reserve the right to prevent your Card or your Card number from being used for certain types of transactions as determined by us, including transactions connected to Internet gambling.
Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Protection Against Unauthorized Use
Protecting the security of your Card is important. You agree to keep your PIN confidential and separate from your Card at
all times. Select a PIN which cannot be easily guessed. A PIN combination selected from your name, date of birth,
telephone numbers, address or social insurance number must not be used. No one but you is permitted to know or use
your PIN or any other security codes such as passwords, access codes and Card number that may be used or required for
Internet or other transactions. You must keep these security codes confidential and separate as well.
If someone uses your Card or your Card number to make a purchase or otherwise obtain the benefits of your Card, you will be fully liable for all charges incurred in connection with such use except in cases of fraudulent or unauthorized use. You will not be responsible for charges to your Card as a result of the fraudulent and unauthorized use provided that you (i) are able to establish to our reasonable satisfaction that you have taken reasonable steps to protect your Card against loss or theft and to safeguard your PIN and other security codes in the manner set out in this Agreement, (ii) cooperate fully with our investigation, and (iii) did not voluntarily disclose your PIN or other security code or otherwise contribute to the unauthorized use of your Card, Card number or PIN. Treat this Card as you would cash, and contact us immediately if your Card is lost or stolen or if someone else may know your Card number. “Unauthorized use” means use by a person other than you who does not have actual, implied or apparent authority for such use, and from which you do not receive any benefit.
Problems with a Purchase
If you have problems with anything you buy using your Card or your Card number, you must settle the problem directly with the store or merchant. In some circumstances, we may be able to provide assistance in resolving disputed or declined transactions.
Limitations on Our Liability
We try to ensure that your Card and Card number are accepted when presented. However, we will not be liable to you for damages (including special, indirect or consequential damages) that may result if, for any reason, your Card or Card number is not accepted or you are unable to access your balance or any information about your Card.
Amending or Cancelling this Agreement
We may amend this Agreement at any time. If we increase a fee or establish a new fee, we will let you know by sending
a notice to the most recent address we have for you at least 30 days in advance and by posting online at prepaidcard.
intactfc.com at least 60 days in advance. If we make any other type of amendment, we will let you know at least 30 days
in advance by posting this information online at prepaidcard.intactfc.com or, at our discretion, by sending you a written
or electronic notice. If your Card or Card number is used after the Agreement is amended, it will mean you accept the
amendments we have made.
We may cancel this Agreement at any time without telling you in advance if we reasonably believe that (i) your Card or Card number is being or is likely to be misused; or (ii) you are in breach of this Agreement. In all other instances, we will let you know at least 30 days in advance by posting online at prepaidcard.intactfc.com or, at our discretion, by sending you written or electronic notice, and you will be able to receive the balance on your Card by contacting us. This Agreement will also terminate when the balance on your Card is or becomes zero and when we have no further instructions from your Program Administrator to reload your Card.
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
If you have a complaint about a potential violation of federal consumer protection laws, you may contact us or you may contact the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada in writing at 6th Floor, Enterprise Building, 427 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B9. You may contact them at 1-866-461-3222 (English) or 1-866-461-2232 (French), or through their website at www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca.
Interpreting and Enforcing this Agreement
This Agreement will be interpreted in accordance with the applicable laws of the province or territory in which you reside (or the applicable laws of Ontario if you reside outside Canada) and the applicable laws of Canada. In the event of a dispute, you agree that the courts in the province or territory where you reside shall be competent to hear such dispute and you agree to be bound by any judgment of that court.
PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY
Collecting your personal information
We may from time to time collect financial and other information about you such as: (a) information establishing your
identity (for example, name, address, phone number) and your personal background; (b) information related to
transactions arising from your relationship with and through us, and from other financial institutions; (c) information you
provide when acquiring any of our products and services; and (d) information for the provision of products and services.
We may collect and confirm this information during the course of our relationship.
We may obtain this information from a variety of sources, including from you and from other sources, as is necessary for the provision of our products and services.
Using your personal information
This information may be used from time to time for the following purposes in connection with your Card: (a) to verify your identity and investigate your personal background; (b) to operate your Card and provide you with services you may request; (c) to communicate to you any benefit, feature and other information; (d) to operate the Card through the payment card network; (e) to help us better manage our business and your relationship with us; and (f) as required or permitted by law.
For these purposes, we may (i) make this information available to our employees, our agents and service providers, who are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information; and (ii) share this information with other financial institutions. In the event our service provider is located outside Canada, the service provider is bound by, and the information may be disclosed in accordance with, the laws of the jurisdiction in which that service provider is located. Upon your request, we may give this information to other persons. We may also use this information and share it with our subsidiaries (i) to manage our risks and operations and those of our subsidiaries; and (ii) to comply with valid requests for information about you from regulators, government agencies, public bodies or other entities who have a right to issue such requests.
Your right to access your personal information
You may obtain access to the information we hold about you at any time and review its content and accuracy, and have it amended as appropriate; however, access may be restricted as permitted or required by law. You may contact us to request access to your information.
Our privacy policies
Learn more about our privacy policies by visiting www.rbc.com/privacysecurity/ca.
Both of us, you and we, have requested that this Agreement and any related documents be written in English. Les parties à la présente convention, soit vous et nous, ont demandé que cette convention et tout document connexe soient rédigés en anglais.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USING YOUR CARD
Read this section carefully as it contains important information about using your Card and is part of your Agreement with us when you sign or use your Card.
What fees and charges are applicable to my Card?
|Replacement Card Fee||A $15 fee is charged to replace a Card, including if it is lost, stolen or damaged.|
|ATM Access Fee||You will be charged for all ATM withdrawals, not including RBC ATMs, the fee charged by the ATM service provider for ATM withdrawals from their machine. If the withdrawal is made outside Canada, you will be charged a $5 fee, plus the fee charged by the other ATM service provider.|
|Foreign Currency Conversion||Transactions in a foreign currency will be converted into Canadian dollars no later than the date we post the transaction to the Card at an exchange rate that is 2.5% over a benchmark rate Royal Bank of Canada pays the payment card company on the date of the conversion.|
Why should I keep my information up-to-date?
You should keep your contact information up-to-date in order for us to send you any replacement cards.
How and why should I check my Card balance?
The initial Card balance will be provided by your Program Administrator. You can also check the Card balance at any time
online at prepaidcard.intactfc.com or by contacting us at 1-855-228-8885. It is important to know your Card balance
because merchants are unable to check it for you. Each time you use the Card the total purchase amount is deducted
from the Card balance. The Card balance also is reduced when any of the fees are charged.
Your Card can only be used if the balance on your Card is sufficient to cover your transaction. Otherwise, the transaction will in most cases be declined. However, if due to a systems malfunction or for any other reason a transaction occurs despite there being an insufficient balance on your Card, you will owe us the amount above the Card balance. You agree to reimburse us, upon request, for the amount by which the transaction exceeded your available balance.
How and why should I check my transaction history?
You can check your transaction history at any time online at prepaidcard.intactfc.com or by contacting us at 1-855-228-8885. It is up to you to review your transaction history and to check all transactions and fees. If you think there is an error in your transaction history, you must contact us. If you do not contact us within 30 days of the transaction date, the transaction history and our records will be considered correct and you may not later make a claim against us in respect of any charges on the Card.
What happens if my Card is about to expire or has expired?
Your Card expires at the end of the month shown on the Card because merchants must have an expiry date to process your transactions. You must not use your Card or your Card number if your Card has expired. If there is a balance on your Card after it has expired, you may contact the Program Administrator and you will be issued a cheque for the remaining balance. Please contact the Program Administrator for questions related to your insurance policy.
What happens if my Card gets lost, stolen or misused?
You must contact us immediately:
- if your Card is lost, stolen or misused;
- if you suspect that someone else is using your Card or your Card number; or
- if you suspect that your Card is missing.
Once you have told us that your Card has been lost, stolen or misused, we will be able to prevent use of the Card and the Card number. We can also block use of your Card and prevent use of your Card number without telling you if we suspect unauthorized or fraudulent use of the Card or the Card number.
Can I travel with my Card? How do foreign currency transactions work?
The balance on this Card is in Canadian dollars and we will bill you in Canadian currency. Your Card can be used while travelling outside Canada. However, because some merchants may not be familiar with this type of card, we recommend that you have another form of payment (credit card, debit card, cash or traveller’s cheques) when making purchases. We will show the exchange rate for each transaction on your transaction history.
Can I make a “split payment” on my Card?
Most merchants are able to handle multiple forms of payment for the same purchase. To purchase merchandise that costs more than the balance on your Card, let the merchant know in advance that you will be splitting the payment; i.e. part of your transaction will be paid with the Card and the remainder with another form of payment (such as credit card, debit card, cash or cheque). It is important for you to know the available balance on your Card because merchants are unable to check the balance for you and you will need to tell the merchant the amount that you would like to have paid by your Card. You can check your balance online at prepaidcard.intactfc.com or by contacting us at 1-855-228-8885. Some merchants will not let you make a split payment, or make a split payment with two prepaid cards.
What happens if I am issued a credit voucher?
If a merchant issues a credit voucher or otherwise gives a refund to you, we will increase the balance available on your
Card by the amount of the refund. If you use your Card or your Card number for a transaction in a foreign currency and
the merchant gives you a credit voucher or refund, the charge and the credit will not exactly balance because of
exchange rate and currency fluctuations. For merchandise returns, deal directly with merchants.
In all cases, be sure to keep your Card and purchase receipts (even after the balance is depleted) as you may be asked to present them in order to process the refund or return.
Can I reload my Card?
Your Card is reloadable, but only by the Program Administrator. It is your responsibility to find out from your Program Administrator how frequently your Card will be reloaded and what amounts will be loaded onto your Card.
Can I make recurring payments with my Card?
You cannot make recurring payments with your Card. These payments will not be authorized by the merchant.
How do I contact you?
If you need help or have questions about your Card, please call us toll-free at 1-855-228-8885 within Canada or the United States. If you have a complaint, we have a complaint/dispute resolution procedure in place for dealing with these problems. We will tell you all about it if you ask. We also publish a brochure — “How to make a complaint” — which explains that procedure. You may obtain a copy of this brochure at any RBC Royal Bank branch.
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