PRODUCT DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
FOR THE THIRSTY CAMEL CARD
Issued by LiquorSmart Pty Ltd (ABN 45 089 797 491) of 8/161 Ward Street, North
Adelaide SA 5006 trading as Thirsty Camel
Effective Date 1st May 2012
This Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) is important. It describes the features,
benefits, risks, terms and conditions, and fees and charges applying to use of the Thirsty
The PDS was prepared on 1st May 2012, but only takes effect from the date shown
The Thirsty Camel Card is operated by:
Worldsmart Technology Pty Ltd
ABN 64 094 659 542
Principle place of business: Level 2, 50 Greenhill Road, Wayville SA 5034
Registered Office: Level 1, 50 Greenhill Road, Wayville SA 5034
Please read the PDS carefully. It will help you to:
• Decide whether the Thirsty Camel Card will meet your needs; and
• Compare the Thirsty Camel Card to other loyalty services.
You may contact us:
• by calling 08 8361 7211, during business hours; or
• by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or
• by writing: C/O The General Manager, Thirsty Camel, 8/161 Ward Street, North
Adelaide SA 5006
This PDS is divided into:
Section A – A summary of the features, benefits and risks applying to use of the Thirsty
Section B – Fees and Charges applying to use of the Thirsty Camel Card.
Section C – Thirsty Camel Card general Terms and Conditions
Section A - Summary of Features, Benefits and Risks
The Thirsty Camel Card is a smartcard based loyalty system that allows you to earn
points at any participating Thirsty Camel Venue in South Australia or Northern Territory.
The Thirsty Camel Card is not valid for use outside of South Australia or Northern
Points are awarded every time you produce your card and purchase products and or
services at a participating Thirsty Camel Venue.
Each point has a value of 1 cent;
Points accumulated throughout each month will remain active until the 1st day of the 12th
A participating Thirsty Camel Venue in South Australia or Northern Territory may offer
bonus points for promotional purposes which enable you to earn more points just by
using your card each time you shop;
Points are available for redemption, as soon as you meet any qualifying requirements;
The number of points earned and the current point balance is available each time you
present your card.
You can continue to redeem points on your card from participating Thirsty Camel
Venues in South Australia or Northern Territory, even if the Thirsty Camel Venue that
issued the points has ceased to participate in the system
The Thirsty Camel Card gives you an instant, relevant reward. The system gives you the
choice, you get to choose where you want to redeem your points. It is simple to use, just
give the Thirsty Camel Venue your card at every transaction and you will earn points.
Once your card is registered your points can then be used to purchase goods and services
at any participating Thirsty Camel Venue in South Australia or Northern Territory, they
can even be used as part payment for goods and services.
You don’t have to wait for a statement or redemption voucher to redeem your points;
they are available at your very next transaction with any participating Thirsty Camel
Venue regardless of where you earned your points. There are no catalogues either, you
redeem what you want when you want, its that easy.
The Thirsty Camel Card is a loyalty system designed to reward you, it is simple, relevant
and gives you the choice.
If you lose your card you risk losing your points. Lost cards can be locked thereby
reducing your risk. Report all lost cards immediately, see Terms and Conditions below.
If you don’t redeem your points within 12 months the points expire so it is important that
you check your point balance and redeem your points regularly.
Section B - Fees and Charges
Some participating Thirsty Camel Venues may charge for a card
All participating Thirsty Camel Venues in South Australia or Northern Territory will
charge for a replacement card if a card has been lost. Defective or faulty cards will be
replaced at no cost.
There are no transactions or account keeping charges.
Any tax, liability, or duty arising from you participation in the Thirsty Camel Card is
Section C - Thirsty Camel Card General Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions apply to the Thirsty Camel Card and shall come into force
immediately upon you using the card. These Terms and Conditions may change from
time to time and you can obtain a copy of the current Terms and Conditions from the
Thirsty Camel Card operator by telephoning 08 8361 7211, during business hours or
visiting the web site at www.thirstycamel.com.au
1 Meaning of Words
In this Product Disclosure Statement:
Card or Smartcard means a plastic card containing a microprocessor chip with
encryption for data access and storage
Conditions or Terms and Conditions means the Terms and Conditions set out in
Point means a loyalty point issued or redeemed by any participating Thirsty
Camel Venue in connection with the Thirsty Camel Card
Member means the person who completed the Thirsty Camel Card membership
application form and any person who uses the Card
Thirsty Camel Venue means retailers in South Australia or Northern Territory
who supply goods and services in respect of which loyalty points will be issued or
redeemed under the Thirsty Camel Card
Terminal means an electronic terminal, which processes Thirsty Camel Card
We, Us, Our and Ours means LiquorSmart Pty Ltd (ABN 45 089 797 491) of
8/161 Ward Street, North Adelaide SA 5006 trading as Thirsty Camel;
Thirsty Camel Card means a Smartcard based loyalty program operated by
Worldsmart or its authorised representatives, and means those arrangements by
which a Member is issued Points by purchasing goods and services from
participating Thirsty Camel Venues using their Card and is able to redeem Points
in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
You means the Member.
2.1 Any person may apply to become a Member by completing an application form at
any Participating Thirsty Camel Venue. Some Thirsty Camel Venues may
impose additional terms and conditions, or restrict membership to adults or
restrict the number of Cards a Member may have with that Thirsty Camel Venue.
2.2 On completion of a membership application form, you will be issued with a Card.
Your Card contains a record of your loyalty points. Your Card may be provided
immediately, collected by arrangement, or sent to you by post.
2.3 Membership of the Thirsty Camel Card is free. However, some participating
Thirsty Camel Venues may charge you for a Card or provide some value added
offer to encourage participation in the system. You may use your Card
immediately upon receipt.
2.4 Your Card can be used at any Participating Thirsty Camel Venue in South
Australia or Northern Territory
2.5 You can check the number of loyalty points on your Card at any Terminal.
3 How to earn loyalty points
3.1 A participating Thirsty Camel Venue will credit points to your Card for
purchases. Points may also be credited to your Card for promotional and
incentive programs offered by Participating Thirsty Camel Venues from time to
time. The Thirsty Camel Card and/or the Thirsty Camel Venue will determine
which goods or services qualify and the number of points that will be credited to
your Card for such purchases.
3.2 In order to obtain loyalty points, you must notify the Thirsty Camel Venue prior
to the purchase transaction that it is a Thirsty Camel Card purchase by presenting
your Card at the point of sale.
3.3 From time to time there may be promotions that give you the opportunity to earn
more loyalty points. You earn loyalty points regardless of how you pay.
4 How to use loyalty points
4.1 Once your card is registered and you have accumulated sufficient loyalty points
on your Card you may request to redeem those points. Redemption of points can
occur at any Participating Thirsty Camel Venue in South Australia or Northern
Territory, regardless of where the points were issued.
4.2 The Thirsty Camel Card and/or the Thirsty Camel Venue may set a minimum
redeemable value and this may vary for different goods or services. Thirsty Camel
Venues in South Australia or Northern Territory will redeem points for goods
purchased or as part payment for goods or services if you so request on
production of your Card.
4.3 The number of points redeemed at your request will be deducted from the point
balance on your Card, with the oldest points being deducted first.
4.4 You will not be able to have points issued or redeemed by a Participating Thirsty
Camel Venue in South Australia or Northern Territory after that Thirsty Camel
Venue has ceased to be a participant in the Thirsty Camel Card. However, you
will be able to redeem points that previous Thirsty Camel Venues in South
Australia or Northern Territory have issued, at current participating Thirsty Camel
Venues, even though the issuing Thirsty Camel Venue is no longer participating
in the Thirsty Camel Card.
4.5 Thirsty Camel is not liable for your failure to notify a Participating Thirsty Camel
Venue that the purchase is a Thirsty Camel Card transaction.
4.6 Points will be credited to your Card immediately. Once your card is registered
Points may be redeemed at any Participating Thirsty Camel Venue in South
Australia or Northern Territory. Points can be earned and redeemed in the same
4.7 The maximum number of points that may be stored on your Card at any one time
is 200,000. Accordingly you should ensure that you redeem any points that you
may have earned, before that number is reached. In the event that your Card
exceeds 200,000 points any additional points will not be valid and will not be
credited to the Card and cannot be redeemed.
4.8 Thirsty Camel is not liable if a Participating Thirsty Camel Venue fails to accept a
Card, or if a Thirsty Camel Terminal is unavailable for use or cannot be used.
4.9 Any tax, liability, or duty arising from your participation in the Thirsty Camel
Card is your responsibility.
5 Deductions of points
5.1 In addition to deductions for redemptions, the Thirsty Camel Card will deduct
from the points balance, any points credited in error and any points relating to a
transaction which is cancelled or reversed or where a refund is given.
5.2 In the event of there being insufficient loyalty points on your Card, the
Participating Thirsty Camel Venue in South Australia or Northern Territory may
require payment for any loyalty points issued at the time of the transaction for
which the refund is being sought.
5.3 To obtain a refund, the cash register receipt evidencing the allocation of loyalty
points and your Card must be produced. This requirement is in addition to any
other proof of purchase required by the Participating Thirsty Camel Venue.
5.4 Points accumulated throughout each month will remain active until the 1st day of
the 12th month thereafter
5.5 Thirsty Camel Card and the Thirsty Camel Venues reserve the right to make any
changes at any time without prior notice and in their absolute discretion to:
(a) the goods and services which are qualifying Thirsty Camel Card goods
and services; and
(b) the number of points which you will receive as a result of acquiring such
goods and services; and
(c) the number of points which are required, to redeem qualifying Thirsty
Camel Card goods and services.
6 Lost, stolen, faulty or damaged Cards
6.1 If your Card is faulty or damaged when issued, or becomes damaged through no
fault of your own, you can obtain another Card and request the loyalty points
recorded on the faulty or damaged card be credited to the replacement Card. This
can be done at any Thirsty Camel Venue in South Australia or Northern Territory.
However, it may take some time to confirm the number of points on the faulty or
6.2 Thirsty Camel will not be responsible for any delay in replacing points on a faulty
or damaged Card.
6.3 If a Card is lost or stolen it must be immediately reported, as lost or stolen to any
Thirsty Camel Venue in South Australia or Northern Territory, who will “lock” the
6.4 Thirsty Camel will take all reasonable steps to confirm the number of points
recorded on the lost or stolen Card at the time that the Card is locked. This may
take up to 24 hours from the time that you report your Card as lost or stolen.
6.5 Points recorded on a locked Card may be transferred to a replacement Card or
may be redeemed. If your Card is subsequently found, the points recorded on the
Card, which have not already been transferred or redeemed, may be transferred to
the replacement Card, or alternatively, if your Card has not already been locked,
you may continue to use your Card.
6.6 Thirsty Camel will not be responsible for any delay in replacing points on a lost
or stolen Card or for any unauthorised use of a Card. Thirsty Camel Venues may
charge for replacing lost or stolen Cards.
7 Personal information about you
7.1 Information concerning you, including information contained in the Thirsty
Camel Card application form and information about transactions you perform
using your card will be held in a database for the Thirsty Camel Card. The Thirsty
Camel Card database may contain the following information about you:
• your name, address, e-mail address & telephone number(s); and
• your date of birth; and
• your transaction details associated with the issue and redemption of loyalty
• any loyalty points issued to you or redeemed by you.
7.2 The Thirsty Camel Card database will also be made available to and used by the
Thirsty Camel Card operator, its employees and agents, participating marketing
groups, Thirsty Camel Venues and suppliers for administration, marketing (direct
and all other kinds), planning, product development, research and other
7.3 Each Member consents and agrees to:
• the provision of the information on the application form to Thirsty Camel Card
and authorises Thirsty Camel Card to seek access to the information contained in
• the disclosure of information from each participating marketing group and
Thirsty Camel Venue to Thirsty Camel Card and/or its agents for the purposes
set out above and authorises Thirsty Camel Card owner, employees and its
agents, to seek access to information from each participating marketing group
and Thirsty Camel Venue as set out above; and
• the disclosure of any information contained in the Thirsty Camel Card database
by point system operator, employees or its agents to the participating, marketing
groups and Thirsty Camel Venues for the purposes referred to above, and
authorises each of Thirsty Camel Card owners, employees, its agents and the
participating marketing groups and Thirsty Camel Venues to seek access to any
information contained in the Thirsty Camel Card database.
8 Your Privacy
8.1 We understand the importance of protecting your privacy and we are committed
to comply with the Privacy Act 1988, and to the National Privacy Principles.
8.2 If we obtain your personal information in accordance with any authority you give
us, we handle your personal information in accordance with the privacy
statement in our privacy brochure, entitled "Privacy Statement". You can obtain
available by visiting our website www.thirstycamel.com.au.
8.3 We use your personal information to:
• administer and manage the Thirsty Camel Card;
• respond to any query raised by you or any participant in the Thirsty Camel
• facilitate our internal business operations, including fulfilment of any legal
requirements and confidential systems maintenance and testing.
8.4 We may disclose your personal information if it is necessary to do so in the
• to our external service providers that provide services for the purposes only of
our business, on a confidential basis, for example organisations providing Card
authorisation, clearing and settlement services and mailing houses;
• to anyone with whom you transact using your Card, to process your Thirsty
Camel Card transaction;
• to Worldsmart or any other administrator or agent appointed to administer the
Thirsty Camel Card;
• to administer your involvement in the Thirsty Camel Card;
• to resolve queries raised by you or any participant in the Thirsty Camel Card.
8.5 We acknowledge that, as well as our duties under legislation, we owe a general
duty of confidentiality to you. However, in some cases we may disclose your
personal information if:
(a) disclosure is compelled or permitted by law; or
(b) there is a duty to the public to disclose; or
(c) our interests require disclosure; or
(d) disclosure is made with your express or implied consent.
8.6 We may disclose information about or provided by you to employees or outside
contractors for the purpose of our businesses. Any outside contractor to whom
we disclose information will have access to that information only for the purpose
of our business and is prohibited from using that information for any other
8.7 You agree that we may disclose information about you in those cases where the
Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) permits disclosure of such information.
8.8 You may request us:
(a) for details of the personal information we hold about you; and
(b) to correct any of the personal information we hold about you.
We will deal with your request for access to information or correction of
information within a reasonable time.
8.9 You authorise each participant in the Thirsty Camel Card to seek access to the
personal information we hold about you if you request us to do so or if you
consent (for example, to credit unused loyalty points to a replacement card) or
where the law requires or permits us to do so.
9 Termination and restrictions on transfer of points
9.1 The Thirsty Camel Card reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Thirsty
Camel Card at any time without prior notice. Confirmation of that termination
will be sent to you by post. That confirmation will set out the reasons for
termination and the location where loyalty points, if any, can be redeemed.
Thirsty Camel Card will not be liable for the suspension or termination of the
Thirsty Camel Card including (without limitation) for any loyalty points on your
Card at the time of suspension or termination.
9.2 You may terminate your membership in the Thirsty Camel Card at any time by
giving written notice to any Thirsty Camel Venue and returning your Card. You
may redeem any points recorded on your Card at the time you return your Card
provided that they have not expired.
9.3 The Thirsty Camel Card may terminate your participation in the Thirsty Camel
Card without notice for any reason. Confirmation of that termination will be sent
by post, to you. That confirmation will set out the reasons for termination and the
location where points, if any, can be redeemed.
9.4 In the event of your membership being terminated, your details will be removed
from the Thirsty Camel Card database. However, for audit purposes a record of
your transactions will be maintained. In the case of your membership being
cancelled by Thirsty Camel Card operator, the reasons for termination will also be
maintained. This information will be retained for a period of three (3) years.
9.5 loyalty points cannot be sold, transferred, assigned or otherwise dealt with except
in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Loyalty points have a value of
one (1) cent in Australian currency, per point.
10 Warranties and liabilities
10.1 All conditions and warranties whether express or implied and whether arising
under statute or otherwise, as to the condition, suitability, quality, fitness or safety
of any goods or services supplied under the Thirsty Camel Card are expressly
excluded to the full extent permitted by law. Any liability Thirsty Camel Card
may have to you under statute in respect of such goods and services which cannot
be excluded is limited, where permitted, to the value of the loyalty points issued at
the time of the supply of the goods or services, at the option of Thirsty Camel
10.2 Any liability that Thirsty Camel Card may have to you whether for negligence,
breach of contract or otherwise is limited in any case to a maximum of one (1)
cent in Australian currency for each point on your Card at the time the liability
arose. Thirsty Camel Venues do not have any authority, express or implied, to
make any representation, warranty or statement on behalf of Thirsty Camel Card
and Thirsty Camel Card accepts no liability in respect of such representations,
warranties or statements.
Where these Conditions require notification of any kind to be given, such
notification shall be deemed to be given by Thirsty Camel Card to you, if it is sent
to your postal or email address appearing in the Thirsty Camel Card database.
12 Errors, disputes and complaints
12.1 If you believe an error has been made, or an unauthorised transaction has
occurred, or if you have a complaint, you should call the telephone number on the
reverse of your Card or call us on 08 8361 7211 immediately. If we cannot
resolve the error or complaint we will ask you to put your complaint in writing
and send it to:
The General Manager
Thirsty Camel Pty Ltd
8/161 Ward Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
We will correct any error that is found to be ours as soon as possible.
12.2 If we do not immediately resolve your complaint to your satisfaction we will
inform you in writing of our procedures for investigating and handling
complaints. We will notify you of the name and contact number of the person
who is investigating your complaint.
12.3 We will respond to you about any complaint (normally within 21 days). If we
need more time or details to complete our investigation, we will inform you in
writing. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we will complete our
investigation within 45 days.
12.4 Where an investigation continues beyond 45 days, we will inform you of the
reasons for the delay, give you monthly updates on the progress of the
investigation and a date when a decision can reasonably be expected. We will not
do this if we have requested a response from you and we are waiting for that
12.5 We will inform you in writing of the outcome, unless we settle the dispute
immediately to the satisfaction of you and us. If the dispute relates to a
transaction, or otherwise is not resolved to your satisfaction, we will inform you
of the reasons in writing and of any further action you can take to resolve the
12.6 There are other external avenues for dealing with disputes. Your State or Territory
Government has a consumer rights protection agency such as the Office of Fair
Trading. Telephone numbers are in the telephone directory.
13 Changes to this PDS
13.1 This PDS can be changed by us at any time if we change it in accordance with
any applicable law.
13.2 Any changes will be published on our web site at www.thirstycamel.com.au we
will notify you of any change that imposes or increases any fees that you may be
asked to pay to participate or continue to participate in the Thirsty Camel Card.
For all other changes, we may inform you of the change by advertising the change
in the national or local media at our discretion.
14 More information
If you want more information about using the Thirsty Camel Card, call the
telephone number on the reverse of the Card during business hours, or contact us
on 08 8361 7211 or email email@example.com
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