Gift Card Terms and Conditions

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) gift cards are available for purchase in any amount ranging from $10.00 to $100.00 and are redeemable solely to purchase WHOI goods at the WHOI online store at Shopify or at or at in person at WHOI gift shops. Gift cards may be purchased by online, by phone, and/or at gift shops.

The following terms and conditions apply to the use of a WHOI gift card.  BY PURCHASING OR USING THE GIFT CARD, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED HERE.

Use. When your WHOI gift card is purchased, the available balance of your WHOI gift card will be the activated value of your WHOI gift card. This available balance will be reduced by each purchase until your WHOI gift card balance reaches zero. Your gift card will automatically terminate when it has a zero balance. After your WHOI gift card is terminated, transactions on your WHOI gift card will be declined. If your purchase amount exceeds the available balance of your WHOI gift card, you must combine the use of your WHOI gift card with another form of payment accepted by WHOI.

Use Limitations” paragraph:  “Use Limitations. To the extent permitted by applicable law, your WHOI gift card is non-refundable.  Your WHOI gift card can only be redeemed for cash when the balance on the gift card is 10% or less of its original face value.  Cash redemption is available only at WHOI gift shop locations. WHOI reserves the right to cancel a gift card if it believes that the gift card was obtained through fraudulent or unauthorized means.

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cards. Please safeguard your WHOI gift card’s number and the number located on the card in the event you need to report a lost, stolen, or damaged card. Without the identification number and the original purchaser’s name, your WHOI gift card cannot be replaced, nor can any remaining balance on your WHOI gift card be transferred to a new gift card. Replacement value will be the value of the gift card at the time you report the loss, theft or damage.

Balance inquiries. You should keep track of the available balance on your WHOI gift card. You may inquire about the amount of the available balance of your WHOI gift card by calling 508-289-4800. You are required to know your WHOI gift card number and the original purchaser’s name to access this information.

Expiration Date and Fees. Your WHOI gift card will expire seven years from the issuance date. You may obtain your expiration date by calling 508-289-4800 and providing both the gift card number and the original purchaser’s name. Your WHOI gift card has no activation, dormancy, or other fees associated with it.

Changes. WHOI may change or add new terms of use regarding your WHOI gift card at any time without giving you prior notice subject to compliance with applicable law. Please visit our website prior to each use of your WHOI gift card to view the most recent version.

Governing Law. All terms and conditions are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, notwithstanding any conflict of laws rules.

Gift cards are issued by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and WHOI name and logo are registered trademarks Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  All rights reserved.

Posted: November 4, 2019.