1. Scope of the General Terms and Conditions and right of usage
1.1. The General Terms and Conditions apply to the entire business relationship between the customer and GoCar CarSharing Limited. In addition, the price list, the Customer Manual, the Vehicle Handbook in the vehicles and the insurance terms of the vehicle insurer and everything in the respective, applicable version apply. The insurance terms can be viewed during office hours in the GoCar CarSharing office. Only the Directors of GoCar CarSharing are authorised to agree to verbal deviations and supplements to these General
1.2. Drivers Authorised by GoCar at time of sign up may use the vehicles provided by GoCar CarSharing if they have been in possession of a driving license for two years and this license meets the legal requirements for driving the respective vehicle and has been issued by one of the countries (http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/travel_and_recreation/motoring_1/driver_licensing/exchanging_foreign_driving_permit.html). The maximum number of penalty points currently on the licence may not exceed 5.
1.3. In this a typical basic contract, the right to use the vehicles and the fulfillment of these rights without interruption also depend on the behavior of GoCar members.
2. Financing contribution, registration fee and monthly basic fee
2.1. At the start of the contract, a once–off registration fee is paid, a monthly fee must be paid thereafter. These fees can increase due to the appointment of authorised drivers. The amount of the registration fee is clearly marked at time of sign up at gocar.ie, the monthly fee is also clearly stated at the time of sign up on gocar.ie. If at any stage the monthly fee was to change you would be given at least 1 months’ notice. GoCar car sharing limited reserve the right to change rates with the required notice period.
2.2. The customer will only be given access to use GoCar when the registration fee is paid and monthly payment details are in place.
3. Returning the vehicle
3.1. The authorised driver is obliged to return the vehicle in good order by the end of the reservation period. The return will be considered to be in good order if the vehicle is clean on the inside, with at least ¼ tank of fuel, with all the lights turned off and the doors locked to prevent theft. It must be parked in its parking space at the GoBase. In addition, all power consuming accessories must be switched off as this can run the battery down and may result in a fine. The key must also be securely deposited in the keypad in the vehicle.
4. Liability of the GoCar driver
4.1. The driver is liable for all damage that occurs during the reservation period. If the damage is only pointed out to GoCar CarSharing by the next customer, the authorised driver is then liable if it is proven that the damage cannot have occurred in the GoBase.
4.2. The liability of the authorised driver is limited to the excess specified in the respective, applicable price list for damage to a vehicle if the vehicle was used according to the contract and the damage was reported immediately.
4.3. The authorised driver can reduce their excess by paying an annual excess reduction charge. The scope of the reduction in liability is set out at time of sign up on line.
4.4 The driver is liable to GoCar CarSharing for the full amount of any damage that is the result of willful or gross negligence or non-compliance with the General Terms and Conditions, the legal regulations or the general insurance terms (also by the authorised driver).
4.5. GoCar CarSharing is entitled to dispense with using its own insurance in order to get its claim-free discount, without this reducing the scope of liability of the authorised driver.
5. Insurance protection during the booking period
5.1. All vehicles are insured with liability, third party, fire, theft and full comprehensive coverage. The utilization of insurance services is permitted only after prior co-ordination with GoCar CarSharing.
6. Liability of GoCar CarSharing
6.1. GoCar CarSharing is liable for damages resulting from fatal injury, bodily injury and loss of health, which were caused by negligent violation of the obligations of a legal representative or assistant. For the rest, GoCar CarSharing’s liability is limited to intentional and gross negligence. This especially applies to damage resulting from a vehicle not being available despite being reserved.
6.2. If a vehicle is not available at the reserved time period, GoCar CarSharing will give compensation of a taxi to and from an alternative GoBase as listed in the user manual.
7. Contractual Penalties
7.1. The customer will pay a contractual penalty if s/he violates a rule in the General Terms and Conditions and a fee is provided for this in the user manual. This is particularly the case if s/he leaves the vehicle with someone who is not authorised to drive, returns a vehicle late, soils the vehicle, leaves rubbish in the car, does not return a vehicle in good condition, does not return with over ¼ of a tank of fuel, or loses a GoCard.
8. Blocking and confiscating the GoCard
8.1. GoCar CarSharing can block any or all GoCards if the customer or an unauthorised driver violates the contractual obligations. In such cases, the usage rights are suspended until further notice. Some monthly fees will continue to accrue if the affected authorised driver is not de-registered.
9. Cancellation and handling of the Contractual conditions after completion
9.1. Any party can cancel the participatory contract at any time, two weeks prior to the end of the month.