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KnightOwl Taxis Ltd

Taxi & Private Hire Services in Thurrock, Essex

Tel: 01375 729000 email: enquiries@knightowl.co.uk

Copyright © KnightOwl Taxis Ltd 2015

Terms and Conditions of Business


These terms and conditions and the web-based bookings constitute the entire Agreement concerning the provision of an airport transfer service ("Service") between you and KnightOwl Taxis. Completion of the booking form and use of the Service indicates your unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.


Definitions

"KnightOwl Taxis" means KnightOwl Limited (Company Number 7443671). VAT Number: GB 108 1446 38. enquiries@knightowl.co.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it; "you" and "your" means any individual, company or other business who places the booking with us.

Booking

You must allow sufficient time when booking your taxi to allow for the check-in times required by your airline and for any delays caused by traffic conditions. KnightOwl Taxis shall not be responsible for any delay caused by your failure to allow enough time to reach your destination or if the passengers are not ready for collection at the booked time.

You must order a suitable car size for the number of passengers and luggage. KnightOwl Taxis cannot guarantee to carry excessive amounts of luggage. Please note that a child, no matter what age, counts as one passenger.

If you need to transport a wheelchair please specify this at the time of booking.

Prices & Payment

KnightOwl Taxis will email you a quotation based on the information supplied by you. Unless otherwise stated all prices are exclusive of VAT which, if applicable, will be charged in addition. KnightOwl Taxis may amend the quotation if there is any material change to the original itinerary, the number of passengers, or the type or size of vehicle required.

The quotation will include a [30] minute waiting period after the advertised landing time and the cost of car parking. KnightOwl Taxis will charge for waiting at its standard rates after the initial 30 minute period has expired. KnightOwl Taxis will endeavour to check for flight delays before the driver leaves for the airport but shall be under no obligation to do so.

For normal here & now taxis the included waiting time is 5 minutes

If you accept the quotation, you will receive confirmation of your booking by email. Please check your booking confirmation carefully and inform KnightOwl Taxis promptly of any errors. KnightOwl Taxis shall not be responsible for any delays caused or costs arising from by your failure to provide KnightOwl Taxis with correct information.

All journeys originating at an airport (which are not return journeys where KnightOwl Taxis has taken you to the airport) must be prepaid in full at least three days before the date of travel unless there is a prior agreement between you and KnightOwl Taxis.

Payment can be made by credit card, debit card (both subject to a surcharge & VAT), cash or cheque with a valid guarantee card (up to £50). Payment by cheque must be made at least 7 days before the date of travel. Payment made through the online Quote/Book/Pay service does incur this surcharge, but a 25% charge will be levied for cancellations.

All quotations by electronic methods and telephonic methods are guide prices and may be subject to change if the correct procedures are not followed, i.e. Outside of operational areas, change to route, additions to the service. To obtain an accurate quote it is already suggested that you call our office on 01375 729000 and speak to one of our helpful staff.

The Service

You shall be responsible for the behaviour of all the passengers in the car during the journey. You will be charged £100 to cover cleaning costs in the unlikely event of the vehicle being soiled by any passenger.

Eating, drinking and/or smoking in the cars are not permitted.

All children travelling during the journey should be restrained in a manner appropriate to their age, weight and height. Suitable child seats should wherever possible be supplied and fitted by the child's parents, except in the rear of a taxi where child or booster seats are not required. Such seats may be retained by the driver for use on the return journey.

KnightOwl Taxis will not carry more passengers than its insurance or licensing allows.

Cancellations

If you need to cancel your booking, please contact KnightOwl Taxis as soon as possible. If you cancel a booking after the vehicle has been dispatched then a charge may be incurred; the charge will be based on the distance/time that the allocated driver has travelled/spent prior to the point of cancellation. As a general rule journeys from airports are dispatched up to two hours before flight arrival, journeys within the surrounding area of Thurrock are normally dispatched up to twenty minutes before their due time.

If you have made a booking through the Quote/Book/Pay service, and have cause to cancel your booking before a vehicle has been dispatched to you, a charge of 25% will be levied on the original payment made.

Liability

KnightOwl Taxis shall use all reasonable endeavours to get you to your destination on time, but shall not be liable for any loss due to delays caused by road or traffic conditions beyond its control on the journey. Under no circumstances shall KnightOwl Taxis be liable (in contract, tort or otherwise) for any loss of profits, business or for any indirect or consequential loss whatever.

All luggage is carried entirely at your risk.

KnightOwl Taxis shall be entitled to cancel all services and provide refunds in the event of a declared national emergency, riot, war, fuel shortage, extreme weather or terrorist attack, or other circumstances beyond its control. If the car breaks down during your journey KnightOwl Taxis will endeavour to arrange an alternative car to complete the journey as soon as practicable.

You shall indemnify KnightOwl Taxis against all losses, costs, damages and expenses arising from any act or omission of any passenger in your party.

Neither party excludes or limits its liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, or for wilful default or fraudulent misrepresentation, or otherwise in any manner unenforceable by any applicable law.

It remains the responsibility of the customer, at all times, to allow sufficient time when planning a journey and arranging pickups and drop offs to arrive at your destination by the time required.  The customer should be aware that delays can occur due to seen and un-forseen circumstances and that the company cannot be held responsible for delay due to un-forseen events including breakdown, traffic accidents, road closure or any other occurrence, which could not have been known about in advance.  As far as is practicable, the company will advise the customer of known delays, which may add to journey times in order that the customer can take these into consideration.


Termination

KnightOwl Taxis will refuse or terminate any booking with immediate effect if it places any driver or vehicle at risk of damage, violence or abuse by you or by any passenger in your party and will ask all passengers to vacate the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. No refunds will be given if the journey is terminated part way through the hire.

Miscellaneous

KnightOwl Taxis may subcontract its obligations under this Agreement. You shall not assign, transfer or delegate any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement.

KnightOwl Taxis may change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms and conditions regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. All existing bookings will be at the rate quoted or applicable rate in effect at the time of booking providing all the required conditions have been met. (see 4)

KnightOwl Taxis shall store, process and use all information regarding your personal details in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

This Agreement and any accompanying quotation represents the entire agreement between you and KnightOwl Taxis in relation to its subject matter. However until confirmed as a booking all quotes are subject to price change. All journeys quoted should start or finish from the operational area and your online quote may be subject to price changes if quotes are made outside of the operational area. If there is any discrepancy between the terms of this Agreement and the quotation, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail.

Nothing in this Agreement is intended to confer any benefit on any third party, whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise, and no third party shall have the right to enforce any rights under this Agreement except where otherwise agreed in writing.

Disputes

This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with English law and you and KnightOwl Taxis each agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in respect of any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement.


Conveying of children

UK law states that taxis are exempt from legislation relating to children travelling in a baby/child seat or booster, more details of the legistaltion can be found here. For Health and Safety reasons KnightOwl Taxis are unable to provide any form of child seat. However, if you are booking a return journey and have your own child seat, the driver who carries out your booking will store your child seat for the return journey, please note that the installation of the child seat must be carried out by you.