Wellington Hospital Foundation Terms and Conditions

CONDITIONS OF THIS PAPERLESS DIRECT DEBIT AUTHORITY

1. The Initiator (Wellington Hospitals Foundation New Zealand):
(a) Undertakes to give notice to the Acceptor of the commencement date, frequency and amount at least 10 calendar days (but not more than 2 calendar months) before the first Direct Debit is drawn. This notice will be provided either: (i) in writing: or (ii) by electronic mail where the Customer has provided prior written consent to the Initiator.
(b) May, upon the relationship which gives rise to this Authority being terminated, give notice to the Bank that no further Direct Debits are to be initiated under the Authority. Upon receipt of such notice the Bank may terminate this Authority as to future payments by notice in writing to me/us.

2. The Customer (Donor):
(a) May, at any time, terminate this Authority as to future payments by giving written notice of termination to the Bank and to the Initiator by means agreed to by the Customer, Bank and Initiator.
(b) May stop payment of any Direct Debit to be initiated under this Authority by the Initiator by giving written notice to the Bank prior to the Direct Debit being paid by the Bank.
(c) May request the Bank to reverse or alter any such Direct Debit initiated by the Initiator, by debiting the amount of the reversal or alteration of a Direct Debit back to the Initiator through the Initiator's Bank, where a variation to the amount and frequency agreed between the Initiator and the Customer to be direct debited has been made without notice being given in terms of clause 1(a), PROVIDED such a request is made not more than 120 days after the date when the Direct Debit was debited to my/our account.

3. The Customer (donor) acknowledges that:
(a) This Authority will remain in full force and effect in respect of all Direct Debits passed to my/our account in good faith notwithstanding my/our death, bankruptcy or other revocation of this Authority until actual notice of such event is received by the Bank.
(b) Any dispute as to the correctness or validity of an amount debited to my/our account shall not be the concern of the Bank except in so far as the Direct Debit has not been paid in accordance with this Authority. Any other disputes lie between me/us and the Initiator.
(c) Where the Bank has used reasonable care and skill in acting in accordance with this Authority, the Bank accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of:
- the accuracy of information about Direct Debits on Bank statements
- any variations between notices given by the Initiator and the amounts of Direct Debits.
(d) The Bank is not responsible for, or under any liability in respect of, the Initiator's failure to give notice in accordance with clause 1(a), nor for the non-receipt or late receipt of notice by me/us for any reason whatsoever. In any situation the dispute lies between me/us and the Initiator.
(e) Notice given by the Initiator in terms of clause 1(a) to the customer responsible for the payments shall be valid. Any communication necessary because the customer responsible for the payment is a person other than me/us is a matter between me/us and the customer concerned.

4. The Bank may:
(a) In its absolute discretion conclusively determine the order of priority of payment by it of any monies pursuant to this or any other Authority, cheque or draft properly executed by me/us and given to or drawn on the Bank.
(b) At any time terminate this Authority as to future payments by notice in writing to me/us.
(c) Charge its current fees for this service in force from time to time