RENTAL AGREEMENT JACKET TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Renter agrees by Renter's signature on the digital tablet or any other means (herein referred to as the "Rental Agreement Summary") at the counter - that Renter has read, is aware of, accepts full responsibility for and is bound by the terms and conditions contained in this RENTAL CONTRACT ADDENDUM DOCUMENT HOLDER and in the Rental Agreement Summary (the Rental Agreement Summary and Rental Contract Addendum Document Holder shall be referred to collectively as the "Agreement" herein), hereof for the Rental Period whether or not subsequent Agreements are executed by Renter or if Owner assigns a new Agreement number during the Rental Period for the purpose of invoicing Renter. Renter expressly acknowledges that Renter and Owner are the only parties to this Agreement, notwithstanding that a reservation for vehicle may have been arranged by a third party; that a third party may pay for all or part of the rental bill; and/or that a third party may negotiate certain terms of the rental, including but not limited to the type of vehicle, length of rental, rental rate and/or selection of optional products. For matters arising from this Agreement, Renter authorizes Owner to verify and/or obtain through credit agencies or other sources Renter's personal, credit and/or insurance information. This Agreement is the entire Agreement between Renter and Owner and cannot be altered by another document or oral agreement unless agreed to in writing and signed by Renter and Owner.
1. Definitions: For the purposes of this Agreement, the following terms are specifically defined:
a. "Additional Authorized Driver(s)" (AAD(s)) means any individual in addition to Renter who is permitted by Owner to operate Vehicle. This includes individuals identified on the Rental Agreement Summary as ADDITIONAL AUTHORIZED DRIVER(S), and with the permission of Renter, includes: (1) Renter's spouse or domestic partner (same or opposite sex) who meets the minimum rental age and holds a valid license. (2) Renter's employer or coworker if they are engaged in business activity with Renter, are licensed drivers, and meet the Owner's minimum age requirement.
b. "Optional Accessories" means but is not limited to optional child seats, global positioning systems, ski racks, toll transponders and/or other products accepted by Renter.
c. "Owner" for the purposes of this Agreement means "OWNER OF VEHICLE" shown on the top of the Rental Agreement Summary;
d. "Rental Period" means the period between the time Renter takes possession of Vehicle until Vehicle is returned or recovered and in either case, checked in by Owner.
e. "Renter" means the person, or entity identified on the Rental Agreement Summary as "RENTER";
f. "Vehicle" means the "ORIGINAL VEHICLE" or any replacement vehicle(s).
2. Ownership/Vehicle Condition/Warranty Exclusion. Renter acknowledges that Vehicle and any Optional Accessories are, by ownership, beneficial interest or lease, property of Owner or its affiliate, even if owned, registered or titled to a third party. Renter is not an agent of Owner and has no authority to bind Owner. Renter agrees Renter received Vehicle and any Optional Accessories in good physical and mechanical condition.
RENTER IS TAKING POSSESSION OF VEHICLE AND ANY OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES "AS IS" AND HAS HAD AN ADEQUATE OPPORTUNITY TO INSPECT VEHICLE AND ANY OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES AND THEIR OPERATION. OWNER EXCLUDES ALL WARRANTIES, BOTH EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE VEHICLE AND ANY OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTA BILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Renter agrees not to alter or tamper with Vehicle or any Optional Accessories. If Renter or AAD (s) determines Vehicle or any Optional Accessories is unsafe, Renter or AAD (s) shall stop operating Vehicle and any Optional Accessories and notify Owner immediately.
Warning: California Vehicle Code Section 10855 provides the following: "Whenever any person who has leased or rented a vehicle willfully and intentionally fails to return the vehicle to its owner within five days after the lease or rental agreement has expired, that person shall be presumed to have embezzled the vehicle."
3. Payment by Renter.
a. For items designated as either "/hour", "/day", "/week" or "/month" on the Rental Agreement Summary:
(1) "/hour" is 60 consecutive minutes or any portion thereof beginning at the start time of the rental.
(2) If "day = 24 hour period", "/day" is each consecutive 24 hours beginning at the start time of the rental.
(3) If "day = calendar day", "/day" is each consecutive full or partial day of the week.
(4) "/week" is 7 consecutive 24 hour days beginning at the start time of the rental.
(5) "/month" is 28 consecutive 24 hour days beginning at the start time of the rental.
(6) Unless expressly modified on the Rental Agreement Summary, all charges are for a minimum of 1 day.
b. Renter shall pay Owner, its affiliates or agents amounts as set forth on the Rental Agreement Summary for:
(1) The hour, day, week and month charges on the Rental Agreement Summary for the Rental Period. The "/hour" charge if shown on the Rental Agreement Summary shall apply to each full or partial hour in excess of a day. The hourly charges shall not exceed the cost of one additional day. If Vehicle is returned during non-business hours or to any place other than the Branch Address on the Rental Agreement Summary, all rental charges incurred through the time an employee of Owner checks in Vehicle are Renter's responsibility.
(2) The mileage charge per mile for all miles exceeding any free miles set forth on the Rental Agreement Summary permitted for the Rental Period.
(3) The Optional Accessories, services and/or products charges for those items accepted by Renter.
(4) The optional Verified Carbon Offsets (CO2 OFFSET) accepted by Renter are an optional environmental service designed to offset the greenhouse gases emitted by Vehicle. Owner remits amounts collected to an independent 3rd party provider. See www.keystogreen.com for more information. The estimated emissions produced by Vehicle are based on the average mileage and fuel economy of vehicles in the rental fleet and are not calculated based on the emissions of a particular vehicle.
(5) The optional Tollpass service accepted by Renter provides for the daily rental of a toll collection transponder (Tollpass Transponder Service) or, in some states, the use of video-monitored toll collection services (Tollpass Automatic Service, and together with the Tollpass Transponder Service, collectively the Tollpass Service). In addition to the daily charge for the Tollpass Service, Owner, its affiliate or a third party may separately charge Renter's credit or debit card (or bill Renter, as applicable, for cash rentals) for each toll (or other charge) incurred using the Tollpass Service during the Rental Period on covered roads within the Tollpass Service area at the higher of the applicable toll authority's video toll rate, cash toll rate or highest undiscounted toll rate. Renter expressly authorizes Owner or its affiliate to transfer to a third party Renter's name, address, credit/debit card information, and other data necessary to enable the collection of all such tolls, any other charge(s) in addition to tolls attributed to the transponder and other associated charges incurred during the Rental Period. No credit is provided for days the transponder is not utilized. Tollpass Service has a limited service area; attempting to use the service outside the service area may subject the Renter and/ or any AAD(s) to fines and penalties see Paragraph 3.(c.)(3.). A current listing of Tollpass Service area covered roads is available upon request, at "www.htallc.com/tollpass" or (877) 765-5201.
(6) The fuel charge at the rate shown. If based on consumption and Vehicle is returned with less fuel than when rented, the charge shall be for the Owner's estimated difference in fuel level shown on the fuel gauge from the time Vehicle is rented to the time it is returned. Renter shall not receive a refund or credit if Vehicle is returned with more fuel than when Renter received it. If Renter purchases the Fuel Service Option, then Renter's fuel charge shall be the per gallon charge multiplied by the fuel tank capacity of Vehicle rented. Renter shall not receive a refund or credit for any unused fuel.
(7) The one way fee (for returning to a predetermined location other than the Branch Address on the Rental Agreement Summary), fees for AAD(s) where applicable and/or fees based on Renter or AAD(s) age.
(8) The Young Driver Fee.
(9) The other fees and charges (none of which are taxes), if applicable, including but not limited to:
a. The tourism commission assessment recovery (TOUR REC), by which Owner recovers the tourism assessment applicable to this rental as permitted by Section 13995.65 of the Government Code;
b. The customer facility charge (CFC) which is required by an airport to be collected by a rental company from Renter, in connection with this rental, for the financing, design, construction, improvement, operation, maintenance and/or modification of consolidated airport vehicle rental car facilities, other airport facilities, and/or common use transportation related systems and vehicles;
c. The Concession Fee Recovery (CONC REC) which is Owner's charge to recover the renter's proportionate share of the amount paid by the rental company to the owner or operator of an airport for the right or privilege of conducting a vehicle rental business on the airport's premises;
d. The Vehicle License Recovery Fee (VEH LIC RECOVERY) which is the Owner's charge to recover Owner's estimated average daily cost per vehicle for charges imposed by governmental authorities to title, register and plate all vehicles in its rental fleet registered in California. The VEH LIC RECOVERY is not calculated based on the costs imposed on a particular vehicle.
e. The Airport Concession Fee Recovery (AIR CON) which is the renter's proportionate share of the amount paid by the rental company to the owner or operator of an airport for the right or privilege of conducting a vehicle rental business on the airport's premises.
f. The Air Tran Fee (AIR TRAN) which is the fee collected on behalf of the airport for providing a common use busing system or light rail transit system operated for the movement of passengers between the terminal and a consolidated on-airport rental car facility. Renters who have deplaned or will embark the airport via airplane will be presumed to have utilized the common use busing system or light rail transit system operated for the movement of passengers between the terminal and the consolidated airport rental car facility. Renters who provide proof that they arrived and will depart from the consolidated airport facility by means other than the common use busing system or light rail transit system operated for the movement of passengers between the terminal and the consolidated airport rental car facility are exempt from this charge.
c. Additional Obligations of Renter – Unless prohibited by law, Renter shall pay Owner, its affiliates or agents:
(1) If Renter returns the vehicle to a location other than the designated return location a vehicle recovery fee, unscheduled one way fee or drop charge which shall be no more than the greater of: a) $300.00; b) $1.50 per mile between return location and original rental office; or c) Owner's adjusted daily, weekly or monthly rate applicable on the date of return.
(2) For damage to, loss or theft of Vehicle or Optional Accessories, including all related costs (see paragraph 7), if DW, as described in paragraph 17, does not apply.
(3) All fines, costs, charges and attorneys' fees for legal violations, parking, tolls, towing and storage attaching to Vehicle or incurred by Owner or its affiliates occurring during the Rental Period. Renter agrees Owner may provide Renter's information to applicable authorities and/or third parties to process payment and/or transfer any such liability. In addition, Owner, its affiliates or third party may assess a fee of up to $25 per incident to apply towards all costs incurred in connection with any citations and tolls and their administration.
(4) A Tollpass Convenience Charge (TCC) (where available) of up to $5.00 per day of Rental Period for each day Vehicle is operated on a Tollpass Automatic Service covered road and Vehicle operator does not pay an applicable toll. Total TCC charges will not exceed $25.00 per Rental Period. To avoid the TCC, Renter may (i) use toll-free roads and bridges, (ii) pay tolls with cash (where applicable), or (iii) use any of the other methods described in our toll brochures and at www.duckycarrental.custhelp.com (keyword "tolls"), which vary by toll road/bridge. In addition to the TCC, Owner or a third party may separately charge Renter's credit or debit card for each toll not paid by Vehicle operator incurred during the Rental Period at the higher of the applicable toll authority's cash toll rate or highest undiscounted toll rate. A current listing of TCC Covered Roads is available upon request, at "www.htallc.com/tollpass" or (877) 765-5201. Operation of Vehicle on a roadway or bridge not covered by TCC where applicable tolls are not paid may subject the Renter to fines, costs and fees see Paragraph 3.c.(3.) above. RENTER EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZES OWNER OR ITS AFFILIATE TO TRANSFER RENTER'S NAME, ADDRESS, CREDIT CARD INFORMATION AND ALL OTHER DATA NECESSARY TO ENABLE THE COLLECTION OF ALL TOLLS AND ASSOCIATED CHARGES INCURRED DURING THE RENTAL PERIOD.
(5) A late charge of 1 1/2% per month, not to exceed the maximum allowable by law, on all charges not paid within 30 days after the end of the Rental Period.
(6) The taxes, fees and other mandatory charges imposed by states, counties and other governmental authorities.
(7) All expenses incurred by Owner in the collection of amounts due Owner under this Agreement or in regaining possession of Vehicle or in enforcing any term or condition of this agreement, including attorneys' fees, Owner's administrative fees, and any other costs or expenses incurred by Owner.
IF A CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD HAS BEEN PRESENTED AS A MEANS OF PAYMENT, DEPOSIT OR SECURITY, RENTER AUTHORIZES OWNER TO SUBMIT FOR PAYMENT ON SUCH CARD(S) ALL AMOUNTS OWED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING IF ANY THIRD PARTY TO WHOM A BILLING WAS DIRECTED REFUSES TO MAKE PAYMENT. IN THE EVENT OWNER INITIATES ANY CHARGE TO SUCH CARD(S) THAT IS DISHONORED FOR ANY REASON, RENTER AUTHORIZES OWNER TO RE-INITIATE SUCH CHARGE WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM RENTER. FOR A VEHICLE RENTED WITH A CASH, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER DEPOSIT, ANY EXCESS DEPOSIT WILL BE REFUNDED BY CHECK ISSUED WITHIN 15 BUSINESS DAYS OF THE END OF RENTAL PERIOD. All charges are subject to final audit by Owner.
4. Limits on Use and Termination of Right to Use.
a. Renter agrees to the following limits on use:
(1) Vehicle shall not be driven by any person other than Renter, or AAD(s) without Owner's prior written consent.
(2) Vehicle shall not be used for transporting persons for hire; as a school bus; or for driver training.
(3) Vehicle shall not be used for transport of products for hire as a common carrier, a contract carrier or a private carrier of property UNLESS:
i. Renter obtains bodily injury and property damage liability insurance required of a motor carrier by the state and/or federal government where Vehicle is rented and/or operated; and
ii. Renter and any AAD(s) hold a valid class license for that purpose and comply with all federal, state or municipal laws, ordinances or regulations.
(4) Vehicle shall not be used for: any illegal purposes; in any illegal or reckless manner; in a race or speed contest; or to tow or push anything.
(5) Vehicle shall not be used to carry passengers in excess of the number of seat belts provided by manufacturer or outside of the passenger compartment.
(6) Renter shall not remove any seats from Vehicle.
(7) Vehicle shall not be driven by any person impaired by the use of alcohol, narcotics, intoxicants, or drugs, used with or without a prescription.
(8) Vehicle shall not be loaded in excess of Vehicle's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) which is, weight of Vehicle plus weight of load, as indicated on the driver side door jam, or with an improperly or unevenly divided load as per Vehicle manufacturer's specifications and/or guidelines.
(9) Vehicle shall not be driven or taken outside the United States unless authorized on the Rental Agreement Summary.
(10) Vehicle shall not be driven on an unpaved road or off-road.
(11) Vehicle shall not be operated by anyone: who has given a fictitious name, false address, or a false or invalid driver's license; whose driver's license becomes invalid during the Rental Period; who has obtained the keys without permission of Owner; or who misrepresents or withholds facts to/from Owner pertaining to rental, use or operation of Vehicle.
(12) Renter shall not transfer or assign this Agreement and/or sublease Vehicle.
(13) Vehicle shall not be used to store or transport explosives, chemicals, corrosives or other hazardous materials or pollutants of any kind or nature.
(14) Vehicle shall not be used for testing Vehicle's technological components or capabilities.
b. Renter agrees to return Vehicle and any Optional Accessories to Owner on or before return date to the address stated on the Rental Agreement Summary or on Owner's demand and in same condition as received, ordinary wear and tear excepted. Extensions to Rental Period are at Owner's option.
c. In the event of any violation of the limits on use or any other provision of this Agreement, Owner automatically, without any further notice to Renter or AAD(s), terminates their right to use Vehicle and Owner retains any other rights and remedies provided by law. Owner has the right to seize Vehicle without legal process or notice to Renter or AAD(s). Renter and AAD(s) hereby waive all claims for damages connected with such seizure, including loss or damage to contents, and shall pay all expenses incurred by Owner in returning Vehicle to the original rental office.
d. If Renter or AAD(s) continue to operate Vehicle after the right to do so is terminated, Owner has the right to notify police Vehicle has been embezzled as defined in Vehicle Code Section 10855. Renter or AAD(s) hereby release and discharge Owner from and indemnify, defend and hold Owner harmless against any liability arising from such notice. Renter remains responsible for all charges, costs, taxes, fees and obligations as set forth in Paragraph 3.
5. Roadside Assistance. For roadside assistance in the U.S. and Canada call 1-800-307-6666 and you will be connected to a third party roadside assistance provider that, depending on your location and circumstances, may be able to dispatch personnel capable of performing roadside services to your location. Charges apply for any service(s) provided to Renter.
6. Accidents. Damage to, loss or theft of, Vehicle must be immediately reported in writing to the office where Vehicle was rented, and in no event later than the following business day after the accident. Renter and AAD(s) must immediately deliver to the office where Vehicle was rented every process, pleading or paper relating to any claims, suits or proceedings arising from such accident. In the event of a claim, suit or legal proceeding, Renter and AAD(s) shall cooperate fully with Owner and its representatives. Vehicle may be equipped with an Event Data Recorder or similar device (EDR) for the purpose of recording data about the operation of Vehicle. To the extent permitted by law, Renter consents to Owner or its representatives retrieving and using such data from the EDR.
7. Damage to, Loss, Modification or Theft of, Vehicle, Optional Accessories and Related Costs. In addition to other obligations under the California Civil Code and California law, if Optional DW is not purchased and subject to any limitations in California law, Renter accepts responsibility and shall pay Owner, on demand, for:
a. All collision damage to Vehicle even if someone else caused it or the cause is unknown. Renter is responsible for the cost of repair up to the fair market value of the Vehicle.
b. Theft of Vehicle or damages resulting from the theft of Vehicle if Renter or AAD(s) fails to exercise ordinary care of Vehicle during the Rental Period. Renter is responsible for the cost of repair up to the fair market value of the Vehicle.
c. The first $500 of vandalism damages that are not a direct result of the actual theft of the Vehicle.
d. An administrative charge, as authorized by California Civil Code Section 1939.03(f).
e. Towing, storage or impound fees.
Renter shall pay Owner the amount necessary to repair Vehicle or Optional Accessories. If Renter is responsible for damages as outlined above, and if Renter returns Vehicle during non-business hours or to any place other than the Branch Location on the Rental Agreement Summary, damages as outlined above occurring prior to an employee of Owner checking in and inspecting Vehicle is Renter's responsibility. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary and unless prohibited by law, DW does not apply to Optional Accessories, or any liability imposed by law. If Optional Accessories are not returned, Renter shall pay Owner the replacement cost of the Optional Accessories. Renter shall not have Vehicle or Optional Accessories repaired without permission from Owner. SEE PARAGRAPH 17 FOR INFORMATION ON OPTIONAL DW.
8. Responsibility to Third Parties. Owner or its affiliate complies with applicable motor vehicle financial responsibility laws as an insured, self-insurer, bondholder, or cash depositor. Except to the extent required by the motor vehicle financial responsibility laws of the applicable state or otherwise by law or this Agreement, neither Owner or its affiliate extends any of its motor vehicle financial responsibility or provides insurance coverage to Renter, AAD(s), passengers or third parties through this Agreement. If valid automobile liability insurance or self insurance is available on any basis to Renter, AAD(s) or any other driver and such insurance or self insurance satisfies the applicable state motor vehicle financial responsibility law, then Owner or its affiliate as the case may be extends none of its motor vehicle financial responsibility. However, if Renter and AAD(s) are in compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and if Owner or its affiliate is obligated to extend its motor vehicle financial responsibility to Renter, AAD(s) or third parties, then Owner's or its affiliate's obligation is limited to the applicable state minimum financial responsibility amounts. Unless required by law, Owner's or its affiliate's financial responsibility shall not extend to any claim made by a passenger while riding in or on or getting in or out of Vehicle. Financial responsibility shall not extend to liability imposed or assumed by anyone under any worker's compensation act, plan or contract. SEE PARAGRAPH 18 FOR INFORMATION ON OPTIONAL SLP.
9. Indemnification by Renter. Renter shall defend, indemnify and hold Owner or its affiliate(s) harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, claims, demands, costs, attorney fees and other expenses incurred by Owner or its affiliate(s) in any manner from this rental transaction, or from the use of Vehicle or Optional Accessories by any person, including claims of, or liabilities to, third parties. Renter may present a claim to Renter's insurance carrier for such events or losses; but in any event, Renter shall have final responsibility to Owner or its affiliate(s) for all such losses. This obligation may be limited if Renter purchases optional DW and/or optional SLP to the extent DW and/or SLP applies. SEE PARAGRAPHS 17 AND 18 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OPTIONAL DW AND OPTIONAL SLP.
10. Personal Injury Protection and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Protection. Except as required by law, Owner or its affiliate do not provide Personal Injury Protection, No Fault Benefits or Medical Payment Coverage (collectively PIP) or Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Protection (UM/UIM) through this Agreement. If Owner or its affiliate is required by law to provide PIP and/or UM/UIM , Renter expressly selects such protection in the minimum limits with the maximum deductible and expressly waives and rejects PIP and/or UM/UIM limits in excess of the minimum limits required by law. SEE PARAGRAPH 19 FOR INFORMATION ON OPTIONAL PAI/PEC.
11. Personal Property. Owner is not responsible for any damage to, loss or theft of, any personal property or data contained therein, whether the damage or theft occurs during or after termination of the rental regardless of fault or negligence. Renter acknowledges and agrees that no bailment is or shall be created upon Owner, whether actual, constructive or otherwise, for any personal property carried in or left in Vehicle or on Owner's premises. Owner is not liable for and Renter shall defend, indemnify and hold Owner and its affiliate(s) harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, claims, demands, costs, attorney fees and other expenses incurred by Owner or its affiliate(s) or in any way arises out of Renter's or Renter's passengers failure to remove any personal property, including but not limited to data or records of Renter or Renter's passengers downloaded or otherwise transferred to Vehicle. Owner is not responsible for and Renter releases Owner from any claim or cause of action which may arise from a prior renter's or passenger's failure to remove any personal property, data or records from Vehicle. Renter acknowledges and agrees that no bailment is or shall be created upon Owner, whether actual, constructive or otherwise, for any personal property carried in or left in Vehicle or on Owner's premises. SEE PARAGRAPH 19 FOR INFORMATION ON OPTIONAL PAI/PEC.
12. Use in Mexico. Vehicle shall not be taken into Mexico without Owner's prior written consent. Even with Owner's prior written consent, DW , PAI /PEC and SLP do not apply to accidents or events that occur in Mexico. Renter must maintain or purchase insurance which shall apply in Mexico, as specified and approved by Owner, prior to taking Vehicle into Mexico.
13. Third Party Proceeds. If a third party, including, without limitation, an insurance company, authorizes payment of any amount owed by Renter under this Agreement, Renter hereby assigns to Owner Renter's right to receive such payment. Only those amounts actually paid by a third party to Owner shall reduce the amount owed by Renter under this Agreement; provided however, certain third parties may have agreed to pay Owner a flat fee for this rental in lieu of Owner's "/day" charges or the per diem benefits under the applicable insurance policy. In such event the flat fee might exceed or be less than: the normal "/day" charges as calculated under this Agreement; or their party's per diem benefits. Regardless of the amounts paid under such flat fee agreement, third party payments shall not be applied to: vehicle upgrades or optional products (beyond those provided by the third party); or, rental days beyond those specified by the third party. Renter remains responsible for all charges not paid by the third parties, such as charges for vehicle upgrades, optional products, extra rental days, and all other charges.
14. Power of Attorney. Renter hereby grants and appoints to Owner a Limited Power of Attorney:
a. To present insurance claims of any type to Renter's insurance carrier and/or credit card company if:
i. Vehicle is damaged, lost or stolen during the Rental period, and if the Renter is liable under California Civil Code 1939, and if Renter fails to pay for any damages; or
ii. Any liability claims against Owner arise in connection with this rental transaction and Renter fails to defend, indemnify and hold Owner harmless from such claims.
b. To endorse Renter's name to entitle Owner to receive insurance, credit card and/or debit card payments directly for any such claims, damages, liabilities or rental charges.
15. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be unlawful, contrary to public policy, void or unenforceable, all remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.
16. Limitation of Remedy/No Consequential Damages. If Owner breaches any of its obligations under this Agreement and/or if Vehicle has any mechanical failure or other failure not caused by Renter or AAD(s) and if Owner is liable under applicable law for such breach or Vehicle failure, Owner's sole liability to Renter and AAD(s) and Renter's and AAD(s)' sole remedy is limited to the substitution of another similar Vehicle by Owner to Renter and to recovery by Renter of the pro rata daily rental rate for the period in which Renter or AAD(s) did not have use of Vehicle or substitute Vehicle. RENTER AND AAD(s) WAIVE ALL CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE AVAILABLE TO RENTER OR AAD(s). SUCH DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED AND NOT AVAILABLE TO RENTER OR AAD(s). Renter further acknowledges that any personal data or information downloaded or transferred to Vehicle may not be secure and may be accessible after the Rental Period. Renter releases Owner from any liability resulting from or otherwise arising out of any such data or information being accessed and/or utilized by a third party.
17. CIVIL CODE SECTION 1939.09 NOTICE ABOUT RENTER'S FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND OPTIONAL DAMAGE WAIVER. DAMAGE WAIVER IS NOT INSURANCE. THE PURCHASE OF DAMAGE WAIVER IS OPTIONAL AND NOT REQUIRED IN ORDER TO RENT A VEHICLE.
Renter is responsible for all collision damage to Vehicle even if someone else caused it or the cause is unknown. Renter is responsible for the cost of repair up to the fair market value of Vehicle, administrative fees, towing, storage, and impound fees. Renter is responsible for the first $500 of vandalism that is not a direct result of the actual theft of Vehicle. Renter will be responsible for theft of Vehicle or damages resulting from the theft of Vehicle if Renter or Authorized Driver(s) fails to exercise ordinary care of Vehicle during the Rental Period. Renter's own insurance, or the issuer of the credit card used to pay for the car rental transaction, may cover all or part of Renter's financial responsibility for Vehicle. Renter should check with Renter's insurance company, or credit card issuer, to find out about Renter's coverage and the amount of the deductible, if any, for which Renter may be liable. Further, if Renter uses a credit card that provides coverage for Renter's potential liability, Renter should check with the issuer to determine if Renter must first exhaust the coverage limits of Renter's own insurance before the credit card coverage applies.
18. Telematics Notice and Release. Vehicle may be equipped with OnStar or another vehicle telematics system (Telematics System). Some or all Telematics System functionality may or may not be active during the Rental Period and/or may be deactivated automatically and without warning or notice. Renter acknowledges that such systems utilize wireless technology to transmit data and, therefore, privacy cannot be guaranteed and is specifically disclaimed by Renter. Unless prohibited by law, Renter authorizes any person's use or disclosure of or access to (i.) location information, (ii.) automatic crash notification to any person for use in the operation of an automatic crash notification system, (iii.) disable Vehicle and (iv.) operational condition, mileage, diagnostic and performance reporting of Vehicle. Renter shall inform any and all AAD(s) and passengers of the terms of this section and that Renter has authorized use, disclosure or access as provided for herein. Renter releases Owner and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Owner, operator of the Telematics System, wireless carrier(s) and other suppliers of components or services and their respective employees, officers, directors and agents from any damage (including incidental and/or consequential damages) to persons (including without limitation Renter,an AAD(s) and passengers) or property caused by failure of the telematics system to operate properly or otherwise arising from the use of the Telematics System by Renter, an AAD or Owner. Use of the Telematics System is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy statement (Telematics Terms) posted by the applicable Telematics System provider and/or vehicle manufacturer (in the case of OnStar, Telematics Terms are available at www.onstar.com), which may include system and service limitations, warranty exclusions, limitations of liability, wireless service provider terms, privacy practices, descriptions of use and sharing of information, and user responsibilities. By signing this Agreement, Renter authorizes the provision of such telematics services in accordance with, and agrees to be bound by, the Telematics Terms. Third party service providers are not agents, employees, or contractors of Owner.
19. Headings. The headings of the numbered paragraphs of this Agreement are for convenience only, are not part of this Agreement and do not in any way limit, modify or amplify the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
20. Release of Information to Third Parties. Renter agrees Owner may, and Renter expressly authorizes Owner, to provide information in Owner's possession about Renter and AAD(s), including but not limited to such driver's name, address, cellular/mobile and other phone numbers, driver's license and/or credit/debit card information to applicable authorities or other third parties, in connection with this Agreement including, without limitation, providing Renter's personal data to third parties which conduct services on Owner's behalf (such as consumer satisfaction surveys) and consent to Owner or Owner's representatives contacting Renter.
21. Choice of Law. All terms and conditions of this Agreement shall be interpreted, construed and enforced pursuant to the laws of the State where this Agreement is executed by Renter without giving effect to the conflict of laws provisions of such State.
22. Mandatory Arbitration Agreement: RENTER AND OWNER EACH WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION PURSUANT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS. RENTER AND OWNER AGREE TO ARBITRATE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, CONTROVERSIES OR DISPUTES OF ANY KIND ("CLAIMS") AGAINST EACH OTHER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, OR OWNER'S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, CHARGES, ADVERTISINGS, OR RENTAL VEHICLES. RENTER AND OWNER AGREE THAT NO CLAIMS WILL BE ASSERTED IN ANY REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON A CLASS-WIDE OR COLLECTIVE BASIS, THAT NO ARBITRATION FORUM WILL HAVE JURISDICTION TO DECIDE ANY CLAIMS ON A CLASS-WIDE OR COLLECTIVE BASIS, AND THAT NO RULES FOR CLASS-WIDE OR COLLECTIVE ARBITRATION WILL APPLY. This Arbitration Agreement is to be broadly interpreted and applies to all claims based in contract, tort, statute, or any other legal theory; all claims that arose prior to or after termination of the Rental Agreement; all claims Renter may bring against Owner's employees, agents, affiliates or representatives; and all claims that Owner may bring against Renter. However, the parties agree that either party may bring an individual action in a small claims court with valid jurisdiction. The parties also agree that claims involving a third party insurance company ostensibly providing coverage to Renter or any AAD or the application of Owner's financial responsibility relating to the use or operation of Vehicle may be brought in a court with valid jurisdiction.
(1) Procedure. A party must send a written Notice of Dispute ("Notice") describing (a) the nature and basis of the claim; and (b) the relief sought, to the other party. The Notice to Owner should be addressed to: Ducky Car Rental, 1525 3rd St. Ste: J, Riverside, Ca. 92507 ("Notice Address"). If Owner and Renter do not resolve the claim within thirty (30) days after the Notice is received, a party may commence an arbitration by filing a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") pursuant to its Consumer Arbitration Rules. Claims will be resolved pursuant to the AAA's Consumer Arbitration Rules in effect at the time of the demand, as modified by this agreement, however, a single arbitrator will be selected according to AAA's Commercial Arbitration Rules. The AAA rules are available online at www.adr.org. The arbitration will be confidential and hearings will take place in the federal judicial district of your Rental Location.
(2) Arbitrator's Authority: The arbitrator is bound by this Agreement, the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") and AAA's Consumer Arbitration Rules. The arbitrator has no authority to join or consolidate claims, or adjudicate joined and consolidated claims. The arbitrator has exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the scope, interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this agreement, including whether it is void. The parties agree that the arbitrator's decision and award will be final and binding and may be confirmed or challenged in any court with jurisdiction as permitted under the FAA. The arbitrator can award the same damages and relief as a court, but only in favor of an individual party and for a party's individual claim.
(3) Arbitration Costs: Renter will be responsible for his/her share of any arbitration fees (e.g., filing, administrative, etc.), but only up to the amount of filing fees Renter would incur if the claims were filed in court. Owner will be responsible for all additional arbitration fees. Renter is responsible for all other costs/fees that it incurs in arbitration, e.g., fees for attorneys, expert witnesses, etc. Renter will not be required to reimburse Owner for any fees unless the arbitrator finds that the substance of Renter's claim(s) or the relief sought is frivolous. If the arbitrator makes such a finding, AAA Rules will govern the payment of all fees, and Owner may seek reasonable attorney's fees. Owner will pay all fees and costs it is required by law to pay.
(4) Governing Law and Enforcement: The FHA applies to this Arbitration Agreement and governs whether a claim is subject to arbitration. This Arbitration Agreement was drafted in compliance with the laws in all states, however, if any portion of it is deemed to be invalid or unenforceable or is found not to apply to a claim, the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement remains in full force and effect. Except, if the class-arbitration waiver provision is deemed unenforceable, any class action claim(s) must proceed in a court of competent jurisdiction.
27. Customers with Disabilities. For customer service inquiries related to customers with disabilities, please call 1 (800) 741-5219, email email@example.com, or TTY 1 (800) 741-5219.
Owner is an affiliate of Ducky Car Rental Inc., which owns all rights to Ducky names and marks.
WARNING: Operating, servicing and maintaining a passenger vehicle or off-road vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well-ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger-vehicle.