Terms and Conditions
The following Terms and conditions apply to all bookings made on this website. Please take a moment to read them before making a Booking.
In these Terms and conditions the following definitions apply:
“Company”, “we”, “us”, “our” means ETcar SPRL , a limited company trading under current Belgium legislation and registered with the Mercantile Register of Brussels Tax Identification Number BE0711762244.
“Customer” means the person who pays for the Booking.
“Passengers” means all passengers named and unnamed on the Booking.
“Lead passenger” means the first passenger named on the Booking.
“You” and “your” means any customer, including all passengers (or any of them as applicable) named on a Booking.
“The Transport Operator” means the professional transport service provider that will perform the transfer.
“Booking” means the booking for transfer services made with us.
“Transfer service” means any service provided by us for the carriage of passengers by road and includes any other service provided by us relating to or incidental to that carriage.
“Transfer Voucher”, “Booking Voucher”, “Voucher” means the written confirmation of the Booking we will send to you by email.
“Contract” means the Booking and these Terms, and any other terms and conditions stated to apply to the Booking.
“Terms” means these terms and conditions.
“Website”, “Websites” means www.etcar.eu or any other website owned or operated by us.
2. ABOUT US
We provide transport management services, for individuals and groups. We also trade as "Etcar.eu", of which we have sole ownership. Our registered office is Avenue Herbert Hoover 212, 1200 Woluwe Saint Lambert, Belgium.
For trading purposes, we have the telephone number +32 (0) 492123456, and operate through the following website: www.etcar.eu with email address firstname.lastname@example.org. For the purpose of providing our service, we work with Transport Operators who deliver a professional Transfer Service for transporting people, or act as an agency with capacity to offer transport services, holding the relevant licences and permits required by national law for this activity.
In no case shall the transport services be considered as package travel, and therefore the Company shall in no way be considered a travel agency.
Through its websites, ETcar SPRL offers transport management services for individuals or groups.
Before requesting a service offered on our Website you should ensure that you have read and understood these Terms, as they will govern any subsequent Contract. By making a Booking, you confirm you have read these Terms and have the legal capacity to accept them on behalf of yourself and all the Passengers. If you do not understand any of the Contract conditions, we strongly recommend that you contact Customer Service before proceeding with any booking. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms, regrettably you may not make a booking with us.
3. ONLINE BOOKING PROCEDURE
The person making the Booking must be at least 18 years of age and has the responsibility to follow the online booking process, ensure all the details provided are correct and complete and make full payment.
Upon entering into a contract with ETcar SPRL the Company will undertake the necessary formalities to organise the requested services.
The contract becomes legally binding only when you have received your transfer voucher by email. In the event of the Transport Operator being unable to provide the requested services, you will be informed and reimbursed the full amount by the same method as the payment was made, leaving us with no further liability to you.
You are required to acknowledge all notifications we make to you. However, in the event that you fail to acknowledge receipt of an email, the records that exist on our email server shall be considered as proof of reception.
The act of us sending you the confirmation of charges and payments made by you shall not be considered as binding you to any contract.
The Transfer Vouchers which must be presented to the Transport Operator should be printed out so that each Voucher is readily available for inspection by the driver. Failure by the Lead Passenger to present the Voucher may result in the Transfer Service not being provided. We recommend that you print out and carry with you all communications between the parties in addition to the Transfer Vouchers.
Minors are strictly prohibited from seeking any service from us, and their parents, legal guardians or other persons responsible for them should contact us immediately should a minor make a Booking with the Company for the provision of a service in order to enable us to cancel the registration forthwith. Minors are not allowed to travel with us without an adult passenger in their company.
We accept all widely used payment methods including credit card (MasterCard, Visa), debit card (Bancontact), bank transfer and PayPal. The use of PayPal is only possible for bookings exceeding a certain amount and the customer will be charged an admin fee.
Prices are charged in Euros and any currency conversion facility is provided as an approximation tool only.
The Transfer Voucher includes your requested destination / pickup and your accommodation address. Any changes to these or any other details must be sent in writing by email to email@example.com or requested through the “My account” section of the Website prior to the date of travel 48 hours and will not take effect until checked with the Transport Operator and confirmed to you by email.
You are liable for any increased service cost resulting from requested change. The first change will be made free of charge, additional changes may incur a 15€ administration fee. Gold Cancellation Protection may be added to the arrival leg of an existing booking up to 48h before the date of the first transfer service. No refund is due for changes within less than 48 hours.
Once the contract becomes legally binding, the Customer is requested to notify our Customer Service Centre of any errors therein not less than 48 hours prior to the corresponding Transfer Service. Notification made within 48 hours of the corresponding Transfer Service affords us the right to terminate the Contract without penalty or charge.
6. CANCELLATIONS BY YOU
Any cancellation of Contract must be made in writing by fax or email addressed to our Customer Service Centre. You may cancel booked Transfer Services separately or cancel the whole Booking.
If we receive your cancellation request more than 48 hours before the scheduled pickup time of the Transfer Service you wish to cancel, the amount paid for this transfer will be refunded in full. No money will be refunded for cancellations received less than 48 hours from the scheduled time of the Transfer Service you wish to cancel. In these instances we will email you a cancellation note which may be used to claim the expense back against your tour operator, airline, or travel insurance provider.
7. LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS
Depending on the routes and the season, our freesale deadline varies from 0 to 48 hours, and more in exceptional cases, before a Transfer Service commences. If prompted by the Website, please CONTACT US 24/7 so that we can check whether we have a suitable vehicle available for your transfer request. Please note that our cancellation policies will apply regardless of booking date and time.
8. CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS BY US
If the Transport Operator needs to make a significant change to the conditions of the Service, or needs to cancel the Service, we will inform you as soon as possible.
We will use reasonable effort to honour your vehicle preference, however the vehicle may be substituted with a vehicle of greater capacity or multiple vehicles depending on availability. If we need to change your booking to a lower category or smaller vehicle for which a lower rate is available, we will refund you the difference in the rates.
In rare instances we may need to cancel your Booking. In such circumstances you will be refunded in full but we shall have no further liability to you arising out of such cancellation. We will, however, use all reasonable efforts to try and find suitable alternatives for any confirmed Booking subsequently cancelled by us.
9. CHILD SEATS
Both local and national laws regarding the use of child seats for infants and children vary from country to country. However, all transfer operators will comply with the latest legislation. If you are booking a private transfer, we do recommend the use of booster or child seats for those under the age of 12, or up to 135cm, for safety purposes. During the booking process in most destinations you are given the chance to reserve child or baby seats.
The lead passenger must check, under his/her solely responsibility, that such child restraint devices are suitable for the vehicle and are properly used and installed in it. The company assumes no liability resulting from any failure to use, install, or check the restraint device, or resulting from its incorrect use.
If you wish to bring your own child or booster seat, and are taking a private transfer, we must be advised of this information before you travel. This is to ensure that the vehicle provided by the Transport Operator can accommodate the seat. Group services are usually provided by minibus or coach, and in these vehicles it is not possible to use a child seat as the vehicles do not have compatible seating.
10. CHILD PRICING
All children and infants count towards the occupancy of the vehicle, regardless of age, and thus should be included in the total number of passengers at the time of booking.
11. WHEELCHAIRS AND BOOKINGS FOR DISABLED PASSENGERS
Transfer Services for disabled passengers must be requested by contacting our Customer Service Centre. We will try our best to meet your requirements, although we are not specialists in transfers for disabled passengers. Disabled passengers using our services must be able to board the vehicle independently or with the assistance of those in their party. We only take foldable wheelchairs. We regret that we cannot currently guarantee the type of vehicle that will be used for your transfer.
12. TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly recommend that you contract travel insurance which is adequate for your needs. Please read all the contract details and print the documentation so that you can take it with you when you travel. Comprehensive travel insurance will cover you for many eventualities that are beyond our control.
13. OUR LIABILITY
If we fail to comply with these Terms, we shall only be responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms or our negligence and only up to the value of the fare paid by you. We will not be held responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable nor that is consequential. We are not liable for breaches that are not directly attributable to us, or those produced by accident, force majeure, or due to legal or administrative requirements.
We cannot be held liable for incidents that may occur during the provision of the service, more specifically illnesses, personal injuries or death, unless caused by our negligence.
This means that, subject to these Terms, we may accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury or your Transfer Service is not provided as promised or proves deficient as a result of the failure of ourselves, our employees, or Transfer Operators to use reasonable skill and care in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted transport service. Please note, it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us.
In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees and Transfer Operators do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for Transfer Operators).
Nothing in these Terms and conditions excludes or limits: a. our liability to you for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence b. any of your other statutory rights as a consumer that cannot be excluded or limited.
We are absolved of all liability whatsoever where the customer makes a contract for another service directly with the Transport Operator.
We cannot guarantee the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. This includes such eventualities as viruses. However every endeavour will be made by us to rectify in the shortest possible period any errors to which our attention has been drawn. Should such errors result in Bookings being made against faulty pricing and promotional information, we reserve the right to terminate the contract without offering compensation to the customer.
14. FORCE MAJEURE
We accept no liability and will not pay any compensation where the performance of our obligations or the Transport Operator’s obligations is prevented or affected directly or indirectly by or as a result of force majeure or any circumstances beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, extreme adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, other acts of God, acts of terrorism, accidents suffered by third parties on the transfer route, police checkpoints, unusual traffic levels, or industrial action.
All contact related to the amendment of booking information must be requested by email or through the “My account” section of our Website.
In the event of unavoidable alterations to the contract, we will inform you by emailing the address provided by you at the moment of booking, the act of sending this email being considered as proof of receipt by you. The same system applies to all other advisory emails which we may send to you. It is therefore essential that you check that the email address provided by you is correct and that you read any incoming emails up to the time of your Transfer Service.
In case your arrival transportation is delayed or diverted to a different airport, station or port, the Transport Operator will reschedule the Transfer Service and you will be picked up at the new arrival time subject to availability. In the case that there is no availability, you will be refunded in full. We apply IATA's definition of flight delays for the purposes of these Terms.
If for any other reason you fail to be at the pickup point within a reasonable time after the scheduled collection time specified on your Voucher, the Transport Operator or our Customer Service team will try to contact you on the mobile telephone number you have provided.
If it is not possible to speak to you because you have not provided an operational mobile telephone number at the time of booking, you have no or poor connection, no signal, activated voicemail or the call is unanswered, the service will not be provided, the Transport Operator is immediately relieved of their obligations and a refund will not be due.
16. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
We offer a range of services to which the Transport Operators have given their accord. These are private Transfer Services and shared or shuttle Transfer Services.
Shared transfer service: When you are transferred to the airport, the transfer car arrives at the airport 60 to 180 minutes before the departure of your flight. Please consider that shared airport transfer is a collecting-distributing service, which means that several passengers are transported in one vehicle on the same route or different routes, and therefore, the transfer can take longer. The service provider can pick up and transport together passengers whose flights arrive or depart within 1 hour of each other. The order of stops to picking or drop passengers is determined by the service provider based on the geographical location of the addresses and information (and experience) regarding traffic. We inform passengers about the pick-up time by 22:00 (GMT+1) at the latest by email. Passengers are to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the pick-up time. For arrival transfers, our drivers will wait for you upon arrival until a maximum of 60 minutes after your actual landing time. Unused transfers are not refundable and alternative transport costs will not be reimbursed.
A short text message (SMS) is sent to passengers between 12:00 and 21:00 in the evening of the day before the departure with the exact pick up time.
The route to or from the destination chosen cannot be guaranteed and the Google drawn route map displayed on our website is for informational purposes only. Whilst reasonable effort is made to ensure that pickup times are respected, they are not guaranteed.
Our actual prices refer to the city you have chosen and between the airport/train station/port. Departure points outside the above-mentioned territory cannot be fulfilled in all cases, and if it is possible extra charges are required.
In the event that you are unable to locate the driver of your private transfer or the representative of the shuttle Transport Operator, it is your responsibility to contact us on the 24/7 telephone numbers printed on your Transfer Voucher. If you fail to call these numbers and make alternative travel arrangements, we will be unable to provide the service, the Transport Operator will be relieved of their obligations and a refund will not be due. If your private transfer driver or the representative of the shuttle Transport Operator cannot locate you, a member of our Customer Service team will call the mobile phone number provided in the booking. Please ensure that you travel with this mobile phone and that it is switched on while you are waiting for your luggage or clearing customs. For arrival transfers, our drivers will wait for you upon arrival until a maximum of 60 minutes after your actual landing time. If we cannot locate you or reach you on the number provided, we will be unable to provide the service and a refund will not be due. For non-airport collections, we must receive your telephone call within 10 minutes of your scheduled pickup time. An electronic record of all calls received to the 24/7 numbers is kept by a third party telecoms provider, and shall be used as proof in the event of a dispute as to whether the numbers were called or not. Unused transfers are not refundable and alternative transport costs will not be reimbursed unless preauthorised by a member of our team. If authorised to take alternative transport, please ensure that you obtain a receipt and submit it to our Customer Care team for review. No payment will be due for travel expense claims submitted without valid receipts.
You are responsible for checking the agreed pickup time and for ensuring that you arrive at the airport, station or port with enough time to check in or make any other preparations for your journey.
The Transport Operator will pick you up and set you down as close as possible to the given addresses. In the event that access via a conventional route is closed due to weather conditions, road accidents etc., the Transport Operator will, at your express request, use a longer route to reach the agreed destination, but in such instances you may be liable for any additional costs.
All contracted transfer services fall within the scope of the public liability cover of the Transport Operator’s insurance policy or that of their sub-contractor.
Whilst we endeavour to provide SMS confirmation messages when requested, this service is dependent upon telephone networks that are beyond our control. If a text message is lost or delayed the Customer shall refer to information provided by email or in the My account section of our Website.
17. BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE / CAPACITY
For shuttle transfers, each passenger has a luggage entitlement of 1x bag or suitcase per person, maximum combined size of 150cm (length + width + height) and hand luggage, such as handbags & small bags. All luggage must be securely labelled with the owner’s name and destination address. We cannot be held responsible for locating lost luggage that was not correctly labelled.
Private transfer vehicles have luggage capacity of at least 1x bag or suitcase per passenger seat based on a maximum combined size of 150cm (length + width + height) per item. All luggage must be declared at the time of booking. Smaller items that fit in the passenger footwell, such as a camera case, handbag or small shoulder bag, do not need to be declared. The Passenger shall be liable for all expenses incurred should additional vehicles be required to transport non-declared excess luggage.
Your acceptance of the proposed Contract and its Terms and conditions is considered as tacit agreement that under no circumstances will you include in your luggage, nor carry on your person, any object in contravention with the legislation of the country in which the transfers will be offered (firearms etc), nor those likely to be injurious to any third party, nor any items of excessive size, weight, fragility or perishability. Unless you are travelling with a guide dog / assistance dog, animals are not allowed.
Transport of luggage and other belongings is undertaken solely at your risk and under no circumstances can we be held responsible for any loss or damage. Such risk of loss or damage should be the object of private insurance taken out by you prior to departure.
18. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
By entering into this Contract you implicitly declare that: You are of legal age and in full use of your mental faculties thus enabling you to comply with all your legal responsibilities concerning this agreement. You are aware of the extent of the services which are the object of this contract, of the aforementioned information concerning us, of the content of these Terms and conditions. The credit or debit cards that you use belong to you and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the service. You understand that you must notify us as soon as is reasonably possible of any alteration to the details that you have provided.
The services to be supplied are in accordance with the details specified in the Transfer Voucher sent by email. It is your responsibility to provide at the time of reservation full and accurate addresses for the pickup and destination points. It is therefore your responsibility to print out and check the Transfer Voucher for accuracy. If the details of the Transfer Voucher are incorrect you must contact our Customer Service Centre immediately to rectify these. Particular care should be taken when completing the reservation to ensure that all compulsory fields as indicated by an asterisk (*) have been filled in accurately. We are not liable for any reservations made which are impossible to carry out and you will not be reimbursed for such reservations.
You are solely responsible for carrying all documentation necessary for frontier crossing. We hereby refute all liability and refuse to incur any supplementary expenses caused by failure to carry these documents or by failure to observe customs, police, tax authorities or administrative rules of those countries where entry is required. The Transfer Voucher is not a valid documentation to obtain entry visas.
In the event of us having to pay a deposit or fine to the Authorities of other countries as a result of your failure to observe the laws, regulations, etc. or other travel requirements of those countries which you intend to enter, leave or pass through, you will be held solely responsible for reimbursing us, and we reserve the right to hold any of the money already paid to us until you can provide proof of reimbursement of such fines, charges etc.
We reserve the right and you hereby authorise us to charge your credit or debit card for any damage incurred to the transfer vehicle (including without limitation specialist cleaning) or for any items that are missing when you leave.
We reserve the option not to accept future Bookings in the event of serious or repeated incidents involving any Customer.
19. RIGHT OF ADMITTANCE / USER CONDUCT
In entering into this contract you tacitly accord to us and the Transport Operator the right to refuse to transport any passenger who, at the driver’s discretion, may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and those whose behaviour may be considered dangerous to the driver of the vehicle, to other passengers or to themselves.
No alcoholic drinks may be carried in the Transport Operator’s vehicles for the purpose of on-board consumption. This prohibition extends to narcotics.
Smoking is forbidden inside vehicles or the immediate vicinity.
Eating inside the vehicle is not allowed.
If the service you received from the Transport Operator does not meet your expectations, this must be immediately reported to our Customer Service Centre and, if possible, at the moment the problem occurs. Complaints received after the transfer service has been completed and which were not brought to our attention at the time of the transfer may not be upheld as we were not given an opportunity to intervene or otherwise provide assistance. Our contact details are provided on your Transfer Voucher.
Written complaints should be received no later than 31 days after your return date and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event that you wish to report an issue about our online booking process or our Customer Service Centre, please address your complaint to email@example.com.
Our Websites are available in multiple languages, and efforts will be made to include other languages in future. Our Customer Service help desk and email assistance in English and Hungary is available at all times.
22. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights of the websites have been granted under licence to the Company.
Use of our website content by third parties for any purpose other than booking transfers is prohibited.
Any unlawful use of our Website for any purpose whatsoever is strictly prohibited under all circumstances.
The total content of this Website is protected by both industrial and intellectual property rights and is exclusively owned by Etcar.eu. It is expressly prohibited to use the Website and its content, as well as databases and the software required for its display or operation, for any commercial purposes, except for in the cases where written consent has been given by Etcar.eu.
The prohibited commercial uses include, but are not limited to:
The resale or redistribution of the Website, its content and/or its services through any other website.
23. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
These General Conditions shall be governed by current Belgian law.
The contract agreed between the Company and you shall be governed in accordance with Belgian legislation.
Settlement of any disputes that may arise between you and us will be subject to Belgian jurisdiction in the courts of Brussels.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provisions of this Terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.
The internet user accessing the www.etcar.eu and the www.easytransport.be website does so anonymously and is not registered by us for any online service. The user remains anonymous throughout his search through all information on the Website, and at no point are his personal details registered for any online service. We do, however, use user identifiers (cookies) on our websites to collect information on the website use, such as the server to which the user’s computer is connected, the browser type (e.g. Firefox or Internet Explorer) and how the potential customer became aware of ETcar. We use such information solely to assist us in improving our marketing policies, and the personal details of the Internet user are not included in the data capture. In response to a potential customer’s request for a transfer quote, we may ask the customer to provide personal details, including email address and credit card details for purposes such as correspondence, website registration, and eventual settlement of agreed charges. We may also use such details to contact the customer with offers which may be of interest. Once the interlocutor of our website becomes a customer, we may use the details provided during the booking process to offer appropriate future promotions and offers. By entering into a contract with us, you tacitly authorize ETcar to use your personal information to carry out the requested service, to ensure accurate billing for the service, and to use the details provided to aid us in targeting further services of possible interest to you. Such offers would be sent to your email address and may be based on the information provided to us in the initial operation, in surveys, from information that may specify purchase preferences and lifestyle as well as information available from authorized external sources such as Transport Operators and marketing companies. These email offers come directly from us and are sent in a format which is compatible to the information recovered from the customer’s email address (HTML, enriched graphics etc.). The personal details captured are stored in automated files safeguarded by us. We may also use such information for the general purpose of measuring consumer response to and satisfaction in the services offered. Although we do not divulge a customer’s email address to Transport Operators we may act as an intermediary by forwarding email offers from such third parties. In the event that an individual becomes a customer of such a third party then that third party Transport Operator might independently send the individual details of his promotions etc. Should an individual wish to cease receiving such emails he must contact the third party directly to this effect. Our objective is to facilitate receipt of a third-party Transport Operator’s promotional information of specific interest to a customer, and such contact would be subject to the strictest controls concerning the security and confidentiality of customers’ personal details. A simple request by email to the Company would ensure the cessation of such activity if you so desired. Alternatively, you can follow the procedure outlined on our website and on all offers sent by email. In accordance with current legislation, we undertake to provide you with details of any personal information which may be held by us whenever requested. If you believe that the information held by us is in any way incorrect or incomplete, you should send a written notification to ETcar, Customer care, Av. Herbert Hoover 212, 1200 Woluwe Saint Lambert, Belgium. Such errors will be rectified at once by the Company. You may likewise send a written request for cancellation or to lodge an objection. Your attention is hereby drawn to the fact that other Internet sites accessed through our website may have conditions of confidentiality which differ from those of this company. We hereby refute all liability with regard to the content or conditions included in any other linked or affiliated website. Should we make any alterations to the company’s internet policy on customer confidentiality, such changes will be identified in these Terms, thus enabling you to be fully informed and in a position to react accordingly. Opt out of Google Analytics and other tracking tools we use In our DPD you find an overview on all tracking tools we are using on our website and the exact way to switch each tracking tool off.
Only people above 18 years of age can register on the www.easytransport.be website and only people above that age can make online transfer orders here. To any third party, such as transfer partner companies, we only provide data that are indispensable for carrying out the transfer: the passenger’s title, address of transport destination, time of transfer, flight information, number of passengers, amount of luggage and child seats (if any). Other personal data, such as email address, phone numbers, etc. we handle with full confidentiality and do not provide to any third party. Personal data are stored on a securely closed server of the server park we rent. These data are accessible solely to our company, and the files are stored with high level protection.
Logging on to our website, customers can find all the data we store about them in the “My account” section of the menu. Customers are free to change and/or erase these data. When an account is deleted, all the personal data suitable for identifying the customer are also deleted. We keep statistical and invoicing information, such as the number of passengers, the date of the transfer, amount of luggage, etc. Under the relevant Belgian law, the data of the customer and the data provided when signing in are printed and stored in a securely closed facility. After expiry, the printed data are also destroyed using a secure professional method.
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