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NATURE BUGGIES TERMS & CONDITIONS OF HIRE
To hire a Buggy from Nature Buggies Limited you need to provide:
A completed hire agreement form,
The agreed hire fee & deposit, &
A valid photo ID (this could be either a valid Passport, Drivers Licence or National ID Card).
We will take a photo of you (the hirer) and your identification. All photos and customer information will be deleted by the close of business on that day unless an investigation of the hire is taking place.
The deposit is £20 for 1 Buggy. Additional Buggies will require additional deposits. Either the deposit, hire fee or both will need to be paid using a debit/credit card.
The deposit will be returned after the hired Buggy is returned on time, without damage and all conditions of the hire agreement have been adhered to.
All Buggies are fitted with GPS Tracking systems with anti-tamper alert devices. All thief’s or attempts to thieve will lead to prosecution.
The following safety instructions must be adhered to as part of your hire agreement:
Do not exceed 5 miles an hour (slow jogging pace) on any of the hired Buggies.
Pedestrians always have priority over the hired Buggies.
Buggies are to pull over to the side of the pathway when approaching footfall or heavy traffic areas
Stay clear of the banks and verges to the lake or stream
Stay on designated routes only
Drive in a courteous, safe manner
Seat belts must be worn at all times, where provided
Age restrictions must be followed
Please respect the wildlife in and around the park by driving carefully and slowly near animals.
The hirer must be aged 18 or over.
The hirer must be present for the full duration of the hire.
4-Seater Buggies (Quad):
The driver must be aged 18 or over.
(If a minor is found in the driver's seat, the deposit with be withheld and the Buggy will be returned without a refund).
The rear passenger does not have a seatbelt and must be able to safely reach the pedals without stretching. On average this will be aged 11+
Front passengers will have a seatbelt but must be able to sit safely and securely within the seat. It is advised that they are aged 3+
2-Seater Buggies (Duo):
The driver must be aged 10 or over.
The passenger must be tall enough to sit safely in the seat. On average this will be aged 4+
The hiring adult must accompany the buggy at all times.
1-Seater Buggies (Solo):
The driver must be aged 4 or over.
The hiring adult must accompany the buggy at all times.
Buggy Hire Terms & Conditions
Buggies and Equipment can only be hired from Nature Buggies Limited with a completed and signed booking agreement with Terms & Conditions.
The signatory of the Terms & Conditions for each booking must also be the cardholder, ID holder and primary Hirer.
A Booking is made by the Hirer (hereinafter referred to as ‘You’) by submitting your completed Booking Form along with your Payment.
Upon acceptance of your completed Booking, a binding contract is formed between You and Nature Buggies Limited (‘We’ hereafter) on the terms and conditions set out below. We reserve the right not to accept or fulfil a Booking, in which case any payment will be refunded. When a Booking is made by one person on behalf of another person or other people (as the case may be), the person making the booking confirms that he or she has the authority to make such Booking on behalf of the other person(s) using the buggies, regardless of age.
The Hire Period commences on the day and time the Buggy(s) and equipment is collected and continues until the Buggy(s) and equipment is returned.
You accept responsibility for ensuring that any, and all, users of Nature Buggies Limited equipment and Buggies included in the Hire covered by this agreement, comply with the terms and conditions below (where ‘You’ refers to all participants).
1. Your responsibilities
1.1 You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically fit enough to undertake using the Buggy(s) you have booked. We do not accept any responsibility for your failure to complete your Hire period or chosen route due to lack of fitness, illness or injury. We will not accept any liability for death, personal injury, loss or damage to personal effects (of/to any participant), nor can we accept any responsibility for delays or changes to your period of Hire or Tour due to weather or other factors outside our control.
1.2 You accept that cycling on a public highway, cycle route, thoroughfare or track carries its own risks, and you have made your booking on the basis that you undertake the Hire at your own risk.
1.3 You will ride your Buggy responsibly at all times. You will not hold Nature Buggies Limited responsible for any loss, damage or injury including death to persons or property with regard to the use of the Buggy(s) and equipment hired. You accept responsibility to indemnify Nature Buggies Limited, its associates or agents, against any claim, interest, demand or expense in respect of any such injury or damage.
1.4 You are responsible for all Buggies and equipment hired or loaned and it is your responsibility to keep the same safe from damage, loss or theft, use it in a proper manner and not subject it to any misuse or unfair wear and tear.
1.5 You will notify Nature Buggies Limited immediately of any loss, damage or theft to the hired Buggies or equipment however caused. You will be responsible for paying complete costs of reparation of any such loss, damage or theft.
1.6 You will not offer for sale or otherwise part with possession of the hired Buggy(s) or equipment.
1.7 The hirer and all passengers must listen to, and adhere to, the operational safety brief given by Nature Buggies Limited staff.
2.Price and Payment
2.1 In consideration of our arranging and fulfilling your Hire in accordance with these terms and conditions you agree to pay the total price for your period of Hire set out in the Booking Form in advance of the hire commencing.
2.2. A holding deposit of £20 for hire of a single Buggy (additional Buggies require additional deposits) will normally be required at the commencement of any hire period, but this may extend to a deposit to the value of the Buggy(s) by credit or debit card payment or other surety as deemed sufficient depending on our assessment of the risk and the value of the equipment. This deposit will be returned at the end of the hire period provided that:
i) any Buggies and/or equipment hired or used are returned in an undamaged condition.
ii) any Buggies and/or equipment hired or used are returned within the arranged hire period and at an arranged time and place.
If these terms are not complied with, We reserve the rights to charge reasonable charges until such time when Buggies and/or equipment concerned have been returned. In the case of Buggies and/or equipment left or returned damaged, you are responsible for any costs incurred and sustained in replacing or repairing (whichever the cheaper) the items concerned to a condition equivalent to that prior to the Hire. In all cases, normal wear & tear as defined by the product’s manufacturer or supplier is accepted & allowed and is included in any hire price.
2.4. In all cases, the holding deposit can be used as a deposit against the costs or charges mentioned herein.
3. Our Liability To You
3.1 Nature Buggies Limited do not accept any responsibility for death, personal injury or direct loss suffered by the hirer. At all times you accept that cycling has inherent risks and that all equipment may fail. You accept full responsibility for ensuring Buggies are roadworthy and of sound condition before embarking on your Hire Period or journey.
3.2 We will not be liable to you where any alleged loss or damage results from:
(a) any of your own actions or omissions or those of any member of your party;
(b) the action or omission of a third party not connected with the provision of your Tour; or
(c) an event or circumstances which we could not have predicted or avoided even after taking all reasonable care;
(d) an action or omission on the part of any accommodation provider or Buggy hirer; or
(e) where any loss or damage is considered to be an indirect or consequential loss.
3.4 We shall have no liability to you if we are unable to full fill a Booking, in which case any payment will be refunded.
4.1 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between Nature Buggies Limited and supersede any previous agreement or understanding and may not be varied except in writing. All other terms, express or implied by statute or otherwise, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
4.2 Any notice required or permitted to be given by either of us to the other under these terms and conditions shall be in writing.
4.3 No failure or delay by either of us in exercising any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall be deemed to be a waiver of that right, and no waiver by either of us of any breach of these terms and conditions by the other shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
4.4 If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by any court or other competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions of these terms and conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected.
4.5 Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, nothing in these terms and conditions confers or purports to confer on any third party any benefit or any right to enforce any of these terms or conditions pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
4.6 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and both of us hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.