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General Terms & Conditions

1. APPLICATION

1.1 These Terms & Conditions govern the provision of MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd. services to its Customers and the nature of the relationship between MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd. and its Customers. 1.2 Notwithstanding any other agreements, policies or related documents which these Terms & Conditions reference, MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd. and its Customers agree these Terms & Conditions represent the totality of the relationship between MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd. and its Customers. 1.3 The Terms & Conditions herein supersede all previous terms and constitute a legally binding agreement between MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd. and its Customers.

2. DEFINITIONS

2.1 “Account” means financial credit offered to an Account Customer by the Company on Fares and Additional Charges governed by the Account Special Terms & Conditions. 2.2 “Account Application Form” means the form (or application method) prescribed by the Company to be completed by a Customer for an Account. 2.3 “Account Customer(s)” means any person or business requesting or in receipt of an Account from the Company. 2.4 “Account Special Terms & Conditions” means those provisions governing an Account at Clause 6. 2.5 “Additional Charge(s)” means ancillary monies paid by the Customer (which includes, but is not limited to, surcharges, cancellation charges, parking charges, emission zone charges and congestion charges). 2.6 “Communication Software” means a mobile application, accessed using a Mobile Device, which transmits Private Hire Booking details using telecommunication or navigation software (that is to say software or programs capable of sending and / or receiving data in any form (including, but not limited to, credit or debit card payments, voice telephony, cellular data, wireless data, SMS and MMC messages, digital radio signals)) licensed or otherwise supplied to the Customer for the performance of a Transportation Service. 2.7 “Company” means MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd. of 352 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9UH (Company Registration No. 07413070). 2.8 “Customer(s)” means any person who makes a Private Hire Booking, including all associated passengers to that private hire booking, for a Transportation Service. 2.9 “Fare(s)” means the money paid by a Customer for the provision of a Private Hire Booking and Transportation Service. 2.10 “Licensing Authority” means Transport for London (as specified within section 36(b) Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998, section 154 and Schedule 21 Greater London Authority Act 1999). 2.11 “Mobile Device(s)” means a portable wireless handheld device owned by the Customer that enables connection to a telecommunications network for the transmission and receipt of voice, video or other data and can be used in conjunction with the Communication Software. 2.12 “Private Hire Booking(s)” means the same as that defined within section 1(4) Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998. 2.13 “Private Hire Licensing Law” means, but is not limited to, the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998, Private Hire Vehicles (London) (Operators’ Licences) Regulations 2000, Private Hire Vehicles (London PHV Driver’s Licences) Regulations 2003 and Private Hire Vehicles (London PHV Licences) Regulations 2004. 2.14 “Private Hire Operator” means the same as that defined within section 1(1)(b) Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998. 2.15 “Private Hire Vehicle(s)” means the same as that defined within section 1(1) Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998. 2.16 “Private Hire Vehicle Driver(s)” means the same as that required within section 12 Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998. 2.17 “Terms” means this document and incorporates any other agreements, policies or related documents referenced herein. 2.18 “Transportation Service(s)” means the conveying, using a licensed Private Hire Vehicle driven by a licensed Private Hire Vehicle Driver, a Customer and / or belongings from a collection point to destination point in accordance with a Private Hire Booking made by, for or on behalf of that Customer.

3. NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP – PRIVATE HIRE BOOKING SERVICE(S)

3.1 The Company is an incorporated company carrying on an independent business as a Private Hire Operator inviting, and accepting, Private Hire Booking(s). 3.2 The Customer is a person making a Private Hire Booking with the Company for Transportation Services. 3.3 The Company is principal for the purposes of Regulation 9(14) Private Hire Vehicles (London) (Operators’ Licences) Regulations 2000 (as amended).

4. COMPANY OBLIGATIONS – PRIVATE HIRE BOOKING SERVICE(S)

4.1 The Company shall, as a licensed Private Hire Operator, invite and accept Private Hire Bookings in accordance with Private Hire Licensing Law. 4.2 The Company shall confirm to the Customer its acceptance of a Private Hire Booking in accordance with Private Hire Licensing Law. 4.3 The Company will, in accepting a Private Hire Booking from a Customer, engage a Private Hire Vehicle Driver(s) and Private Hire Vehicle(s) for the Transportation Service(s). 4.4 The Company shall determine at its discretion the manner of performance of the Private Hire Booking and Transportation Service(s). 4.5 The Company reserves the right, subject to Private Hire Licensing Law (including, but not limited to, the Equality Act 2010 (as amended)), to refuse a Private Hire Booking request or withdraw a Transportation Service.

5. CUSTOMER OBLIGATIONS – PRIVATE HIRE BOOKING SERVICE(S)

5.1 The Customer shall ensure all information provided to the Company for a Private Hire Booking is accurate and correct. 5.2 The Customer shall pay a Fare to the Company in consideration of the Private Hire Booking and Transportation Service. 5.3 The Customer shall pay any Additional Charge(s), howsoever incurred, to the Company, at a reasonable rate specified by the Company from time to time, for the following: 5.3.1 Airport parking expenses incurred during the Transportation Service(s). 5.3.2 Cancellation of a Private Hire Booking by the Customer after engagement, or commencement, of the Transportation Service. 5.3.3 Congestion or Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge expenses incurred during the Transportation Service. 5.3.4 Surcharge(s) in respect of the following: 5.3.4.1 Private Hire Booking(s) and Transportation Service(s) requiring transit from or to an airport or railway station. 5.3.4.2 Private Hire Booking(s) and Transportation Service(s) requiring transit out of London. 5.3.4.3 Private Hire Booking(s) and Transportation Service(s) requiring transit on Good Friday, Christmas Day or other bank holidays (pursuant to the Banking & Financial Dealings Act 1971 (as amended)). 5.3.4.4 Private Hire Booking(s) and Transportation Service(s) requiring transit outside of normal business hours. 5.3.4.5 Private Hire Booking(s) and Transportation Service(s) requiring transit during periods of peak demand. 5.3.4.6 Private Hire Booking(s) and Transportation Service(s) requiring specific vehicle types. 5.3.5 Variations to Private Hire Booking(s) and Transportation Service(s), from that accepted in the original Private Hire Booking, at the request of the Customer. 5.3.6 Waiting time resulting from acts or omissions by the Customer during provision of the Transportation Service. 5.3.7 Acts or omissions by the Customer during provision of the Private Hire Booking(s) and Transportation Service(s) resulting in expense or loss by the Company. 5.4 The Customer shall, unless the Customer holds an Account or it is otherwise specified by the Company, make payment of the Fare and Additional Charges upon completion of the Transportation Service. 5.5 The Customer Fares and Additional Charges shall, in the circumstances at Clause 5.4, be collected by the Company collecting a credit or debit card payment using the Communication Software. 5.6 The Customer may raise complaints about the Private Hire Booking or Transportation Service in writing (subject to Private Hire Licensing Law) and submit it to the Company’s offices at 352 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9UH.

6. ACCOUNT(S) – PRIVATE HIRE BOOKING(S)

6.1 The Company offers at its exclusive discretion an Account service to Account Customers for use by Customers of Private Hire Booking(s) and Transportation Service(s). 6.2 The Company requires the submission of a prescribed Account Application Form by the Account Customer(s) in a manner satisfactory to the Company. 6.3 The Company may, subject to Clause 6.2, accept an Account Customer’s Account Application Form and, at its discretion, extend a line of credit on the Fare(s) and Additional Charge(s) incurred by an Account Customer from the Company’s provision of Private Hire Booking(s) and Transportation Service(s) to a Customer. 6.4 The Account Customer shall be solely responsible for ensuring appropriate security measures are taken to protect the Account service facility against abuse and shall indemnify the Company against such risk. 6.5 The Account Customer shall ensure only those personnel specified as authorised by the Account Customer on the Account Application Form shall use the Account service. 6.6 The Account Customer shall pay all invoices for Fare(s) and Additional Charge(s), accrued at Clause 6.3, raised by the Company within 30 working days of receipt. 6.7 The Account Customer shall pay interest at 6% above the Bank of England base rate where the Account Customer fails to make payment by the deadline at Clause 6.6. 6.8 The Company may change the terms or arrangements for the provision of the Account Application Form or Account service and may refuse an Account Application Form or Account service credit request at any time for any reason. 6.9 The Company reserves the right to terminate an Account service with immediate effect at any time for any reason. 6.10 The Account Customer(s) obligations under Clause 6.6 will only cease once all Account payments due to the Company have been settled in full.

7. FORCE MAJEURE

7.1 The Company and Customer shall, upon being affected, forthwith inform the other party of the matters constituting force majeure and keep the other party fully informed of the continuance and of any change of circumstances whilst such force majeure continues. 7.2 The Company shall not be liable for any breach of its obligations resulting from a cause beyond its control including but not limited to fire, weather, strikes, insurrection, riots, embargoes, shortage of materials, delays in transportation, requirements of civil or military authority, war, civil unrest or terrorist action. 7.3 The Company shall not, in the circumstances at Clause 7.2, be liable for any delay in performance or non-performance of any of its obligations due to force majeure.

8. COMMUNICATION SOFTWARE & USER LICENCE

8.1 The Company agrees to licence for the purposes outlined in Clause 4 to the Customer the Communication Software. 8.2 The Customer agrees to use the Communication Software in accordance with all terms and conditions (including applicable End User Licence Agreement (EULA) or related third party agreements) under which it is supplied and will be liable for all damage and impairment to the Communication Software resulting from actions or omissions by the Customer. 8.3 The Company reserves the right to make changes to the Communication Software licensed to the Customer from time to time and to change the terms on which it is licensed.

9. INSURANCE

9.1 The Company will maintain in respect of the Company’s business all necessary insurance policies required by, but not limited to, Private Hire Licensing Law. 9.2 The Customer accepts sole responsibility for ensuring proper insurance coverage for the transit by the Company of any of the Customers goods or items.

10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

10.1 These Terms do not constitute a contract for the sale or transfer of ownership rights of any material (including Communication Software) supplied by the Company to a Customer. 10.2 The Company retains ownership of, pursuant to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, any and all material (including Communication Software) supplied by the Company.

11. DATA PROTECTION

11.1 The Company will abide by all relevant provisions set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 (as incorporated by the Data Protection Act 2018). 11.2 The Company will present the Customer with a copy of the Company’s Privacy Policy pursuant to Article 12 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. 11.3 The Company is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (Registration Number ZA883272).

12. JURISDICTION

12.1 These Terms are governed by, and subject to, the laws of England.

13. Assorted Terms

By using our website, you (“Customer”) agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). These Terms also apply to the supply of all transportation services and other services booked via the website (https://www.MTChauffeurs.co.uk), telephone, email or SMS.
  • MTChauffeurs request a minimum of 3 hours notice for any online bookings during office hours (06:00 TO 22:00 UK time).
  • If you would like to book a car with less than 3 hours notice – Please call our helpline: +44 (0)20 8906 9244.
  • Whilst we do our utmost to ensure our drivers are punctual, you will understand that we cannot accept responsibility for delays caused by circumstances out of our control.
  • The driver will drive at safe and sensible speeds in accordance with road conditions, traffic and the legal speed limits.
  • Customers are responsible for any damage they cause to the interior and or exterior of a vehicle on hire to them and will be billed accordingly for any repair or valeting required in order to reinstate a vehicle to working order – as well as any subsequent loss of business for the driver for the consequence of their vehicle being off the road.
  • We may subcontract bookings to another private hire operator.
  • By supplying your email address you permit MTChauffeurs to contact you via email, in return, we promise never to supply your email to any third party. Please see our privacy policy.
  • We reserve the right to change your vehicle or chauffeur at any time if necessary.
  • Every effort will be made by MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd to ensure that our vehicle(s) or sub-contractors vehicle(s) arrive on time. It is the responsibility of the Customer to ensure that sufficient time is allowed for completion of the Service. MTChauffeurs gives any advice on journey times in good faith but does not guarantee the completion of any journey in any specific time and will not be liable for any direct or consequential loss, delay or inconvenience caused to the Passenger(s) by the actual journey time (including but not limited to flight and hotel costs).
  • Our Chauffeurs will travel by the most appropriate route on the day unless instructed otherwise by the Client at the time of booking.
  • MTChauffeurs vehicle(s) and sub-contracted vehicles are fully insured for passenger and third party claims. However, customer’s properties are carried entirely at their own risk and MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd shall not be held responsible/liable for any loss/damage to such property.
  • The Passenger shall be responsible for their luggage and personal items at all times and shall ensure that they are loaded into the vehicle prior to the commencement of the service and unloaded from the vehicle upon completion of the service. MTChauffeurs will accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to luggage and personal items or consequential losses arising as a result of luggage and personal items that are not loaded or unloaded from the Passenger vehicle
  • MTChauffeurs will keep a lost property book at their office at 352 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9UH, and will endeavour to return any lost goods left in our vehicle(s) or subcontracted vehicle(s) to the customer.
  • MTChauffeurs and its chauffeurs have the right to refuse to carry any passenger who is thought to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and whose behaviour poses a threat either to the Chauffeur, the vehicle or any other passenger(s).
  • MTChauffeurs maintains a strict non-smoking policy in all its vehicles.
  • Online quotations do not allow for public and bank holidays like Christmas Day. On Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, there will be a 100% surcharge on all journeys. All other Bank Holidays will be subject to a 50% surcharge.
  • All major sporting events such as Wimbledon and Ascot are charged at a premium rate which may mean online bookings for these types of events may not be valid.
  • We do not accept online bookings for wedding journeys. Weddings are a specialist booking and we require that you call the office to discuss and book your wedding journeys.
  • Nothing contained in these terms and conditions can affect the Customers’ statutory rights.

14. Booking Transportation Services

MTChauffeurs are a TfL licensed private hire vehicle operator. As such, we only accept booking requests for chauffeur-driven travel directly from our customers/passengers. We will provide a ‘Booking Confirmation’ in accordance with (Reg. 9(10) Private Hire Vehicles (London) (Operators’ Licences) Regulations 2000 (as amended)). Our chauffeurs are not licensed to accept a booking request. Please only book via our website booking form, email: bookings@MTChauffeurs.co.uk, or telephone: 020 7096 1141. The contract for all bookings is between the customer/passenger (i.e: the company or person booking and paying for the transport service) and MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd. MTChauffeurs is responsible for both accepting the booking as well as the provision of the transportation services. MTChauffeurs only accept payments directly. Our chauffeurs never collect fares. Any liability in relation to the transportation services belongs to MTChauffeurs. The Company reserves the right, subject to Private Hire Licensing Law (including, but not limited to, the Equality Act 2010 (as amended)), to refuse a Private Hire Booking request or withdraw a Transportation Service. All bookings are subject to availability.

15. Payment Terms

  • VAT — All prices are subject to VAT charged at 20%.
  • Payment Terms — All payments are due in full before any bookings are undertaken. Online bookings are charged automatically by MTChauffeurs at the time of booking.
  • Payment Methods — MTChauffeurs accept most Credit or Debit cards including American Express. BACS transfers must be received before any bookings are undertaken.
  • Wedding Bookings — For wedding bookings, a 25% deposit is required at the time of the booking, with the remaining balance due 14 days prior to the actual booking.
  • Changes to Bookings — Any deviations to the original booking price, such as additional waiting time, extra hours, car parking and address changes, will automatically be charged from the credit card that you provided upon booking.
  • Credit Card Statement — The charge on your credit card statement will be shown as MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd.
  • Preauthorisation — MTChauffeurs may pre-authorise a user’s credit card to ensure that there are enough funds to pay for the booking.
  • Multiple credit cards — Customers may link multiple credit cards to a personal or business account. Upon booking, customers may choose their preferred card. In the event that MTChauffeurs is unable to charge the preferred card, it will charge any other card linked to the customers personal or business account.

16. Business Account Customers

  • Invoices — All invoices to be paid to MTChauffeurs, within 30 days of the date of the invoice, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
  • Monthly payment — On approval, business account customers can pay monthly. MTChauffeurs will provide a detailed invoice at the beginning of each month. This will include a breakdown of all journeys and charges, disbursements, parking and cancellation fees incurred under that business account during the preceding month.
  • Overdue payment — MTChauffeurs reserves the right to suspend customers access to their business account in the event of any overdue payment.
  • Late payment charges — MTChauffeurs reserves the right to be paid all costs for recovering late payment from overdue business account customers. This will include MTChauffeurs administrative costs and any associated costs incurred with lawyers or debt collection agencies. Any delays shall pay interest at 6% above the Bank of England base rate where the Account Customer fails to make payment by the deadline.

17. Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • If a booking is cancelled by the Customer more than 24 hours from the start of the period of hire, all monies paid will be refundable.
  • If a booking is cancelled by the Customer less than 24 hours from the start of the period of hire, 50% of all monies paid will be non-refundable.
  • If a booking is cancelled by the Customer less than 12 hours from the start of the period of hire, 100% of all monies paid will be non-refundable.
  • If a wedding booking is cancelled 30 days before the start of the period of hire, the deposit will be non-refundable.
  • If multiple vehicle bookings are cancelled by the Customer, within 7 days before the start of the period of hire, 100% of all monies paid will be non-refundable.
  • If the customer does not appear at the time and place designated as the pickup point, all monies paid will be non-refundable.

18. Consumer Rights

MTChauffeurs consumers have legal rights in relation to services that are not performed with professionalism and a duty of care, either by our chauffeurs, or our office team. Advice about the legal rights of consumers is available from: The Citizens’ at Advice Bureau www.citizensadvice.org.uk Trading Standards at www.gov.uk/find-local-trading-standards-office

19. Complaints – Speak to us

If the customer has any complaints regarding MTChauffeurs, the customer is encouraged to inform MTChauffeurs as soon as possible, but no later than 7 days after the booking. MTChauffeurs will always try to facilitate an amicable solution to any complaint and may provide a refund or an account credit after the resolution of each case has been carefully looked into.

20. Intellectual Property Rights and License

All trademark rights, copyright, database rights and any other intellectual property rights of any nature relating to MTChauffeurs Ltd or MTChauffeurs Worldwide are exclusively owned by MTChauffeurs and/or its group of companies. MTChauffeurs Hire Ltd. holds copyright for MTChauffeurs™ within the United Kingdom and the rest of the World.

21. Data Protection and Privacy

  • MTChauffeurs guarantees its customers that all their personal data remains safe and private. Any personal data that customers supply to MTChauffeurs upon booking by app, online, email or phone will be used by MTChauffeurs in accordance with its privacy policy only.
  • MTChauffeurs uses the services of third party payment processors. MTChauffeurs is not responsible or liable for any errors by these payment processors who hold PCI-DSS certification.

22. Cookies and Privacy

By using www.MTChauffeurs.co.uk you agree to our use of cookies. View our privacy and cookie policies.

23. Promotion Terms

MTChauffeurs may provide promotional rides or rewards from time to time. MTChauffeurs is free to delete promotional rides or rewards from customers personal or business accounts, if there is reason to suspect fraud.