ACE PARKING ("ACE") Standard Terms and Conditions ("the Conditions")
for our Meet and Greet Services
You are requested to read carefully the Conditions of car parking and to follow the procedures recommended in the Conditions which are for your benefit. This is a legal document which contains contractual provisions. Your Statutory Rights are not affected.
THE CUSTOMER SHOULD RETAIN THE RETURN INSTRUCTIONS/NUMBERED RECEIPT FOR THEIR VEHICLE IN A SAFE PLACE TO PRESENT TO ACE ON THEIR RETURN, TO COLLECT THEIR VEHICLE. IN THE EVENT THAT A RECEIPT IS LOST ACE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO REQUIRE PROOF OF THE CUSTOMER'S IDENTITY.
In this Agreement the following words shall have the following meanings:
'ACE' "ACE" means Ace Airport Parking Ltd whose trading office is London Road, Lowfield Heath Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9SW.
'ACE Driver' means a driver instructed (whether directly or via an agent) for the purposes of meeting customers and driving their vehicles to and from the airport and the Car Park.
'Cancellation Period' means the cancellation period set out in section 3.
'Car Park' means a secure site for which ACE has a lease, licence or appropriate permission to park vehicles on.
'Vehicle' means a vehicle which is received by ACE from the Customer but ACE does not accept transit vans or any vehicle with a trailer.
'Parking Period' means the period commencing when the keys to the vehicle are delivered to ACE (or, if later, the last time that the Customer returns to the vehicle) and terminating at the time when the keys to the vehicle are handed back to the Customer (or, if earlier, when the Customer retakes possession of the vehicle).
1. Your Rights and responsibilities
Please refer to the email you receive from us acknowledging your booking for details of collection and delivery procedures. It is important that you follow these closely. If in doubt call 01293 53 30 00 for assistance.
Make sure your vehicle is in a roadworthy, safe and legal condition with full insurance, road tax and MOT.
On arrival at our car park, the airport, or your hotel (as the case may be) you must:
- remove your luggage and any personal possessions which you may need for your trip from your vehicle. Your personal possessions and luggage are your responsibility at all times.
- present your email confirmation (or quote your booking reference) to our representative (or hotel reception), check and sign our booking confirmation form and hand over your vehicle keys. Please remove house keys etc.
- Tell us about any non-standard vehicle immobiliser or security features.
On your return to the UK please follow the procedures referred to in paragraph 1 a) above. Then, once you have made contact with our representative, you should:
2. Our Rights and Responsibilities
- produce your copy of the booking confirmation form or the bar-coded card you were given when your car was collected. You may be asked for proof of identity. We may refuse to hand over the vehicle if you can not establish to our reasonable satisfaction that you are entitled to it.
- pay any supplementary parking charge due (see 2 b) below).
- inspect your vehicle and report any damage to our representative before you leave. Failure to do so may prejudice subsequent claims.
a) We will take all reasonable care of your vehicle for the period you have booked and paid for, starting from when you give us your keys
b) If you park for longer than the period you have booked for, we will charge you for the extra days at the full daily price that applies at the time and if you have not claimed your vehicle within a reasonable time after the end of your booked period or contacted us to agree a new arrangement we can regard your vehicle as having been abandoned. We may then make arrangements for its disposal to cover our costs (but we will take reasonable steps to contact you before doing so) in accordance with the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977. There are no refunds for early returns.
c) We may retain your vehicle until you have paid the full amount due.
d) Although we will generally keep your car at the same secure compound for the duration of the booking period we may move vehicles if we need to and reserve the right to move vehicles to our overflow car parks elsewhere in the vicinity. All our drivers are fully insured against any damage which may be caused to your vehicle on the public highway. Whilst your vehicle is in any of our compounds however, you must rely on your own vehicle insurance policy.
e) Notwithstanding paragraph 2 d) above, should we accept liability for any damage to your vehicle we reserve the right to have the repairs undertaken by our own contractors.
3. We are not responsible for the following:
a) Insurance cover for you, your vehicle, or its contents, except for your vehicle when being driven by our drivers on the public highway.
b) Damage to your vehicle, including windscreens, wing mirrors, aerials, punctures, wheel scuffs, chip marks, minor scratches and dents, mechanical or electrical failure, or other events beyond our control, or any loss or theft of or damage to the vehicle's contents unless such damage loss or theft arises as a result of our failure to meet our contractual obligations to you.
c) Matters that are covered by your car, holiday, household, motor or any other more specific insurance. You must look to that cover for protection in the first instance.
d) The direct or indirect consequences of force majeure, terrorism, catastrophe, adverse weather, industrial action, cancellation of flights, loss of baggage, traffic conditions, vandalism, failure of third parties to comply with their obligations to you (whether contractual statutory or otherwise) or criminal activity of any description.
e) Any natural deterioration in the vehicle's condition while it is with us.
Property left unattended in your vehicle, on our site or in courtesy vehicles and trailers.
Any consequential (indirect) losses including but not limited to the cost of car hire hotels meals or other expenses incurred by you.
Delays due to wrong information on the booking form.
Despite the above, we will always accept liability for death or injury caused by our negligence. If any other loss or damage is suffered by you as a result of our negligence then we will accept liability for the loss or damage which flows directly from that negligence and which is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of it. The terms and conditions above do not affect this or your rights and remedies in the event of any deliberate act or omission by any member of our staff.
We collect and record information about you to enable us to provide you with the best possible service, and to enable us to process your booking. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
We will not use this information to contact you for marketing purposes, should you ask us not to do so and we will not share your information with any other organisations.
If you have any questions/comments about privacy or if you wish to know what information we hold about you please email us at email@example.com. If you find any inaccuracies we will do our best to delete or correct them promptly.
We do adjust our prices from time to time. We recommend you visit our web site for the most up-to-date prices. All prices include VAT at the current rate.
Under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, you have 14 days to cancel your booking, starting from the day after we confirm it. If you cancel within that period you will be refunded all charges that you have paid to us unless you cancel after the booking period begins (i.e. at any time after the pre-booked arrival time or (in relation to the “meet and greet” service) after we dispatch our driver to come and collect your vehicle from you, if sooner) in which case you will remain liable for our charges for each day or part day from then up to and including the date when cancellation takes effect. We will still accept cancellations after the expiry of this 14 day period, provided at least 48 hours' notice is given, but a £10.00 administration charge may then be levied and deducted from the refunded amount. Bookings cancelled after expiry of the 14 day period and less than 48 hours before the booking period begins will be charged in full.
Cancellations should be made, preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to us c/o Ace Airport Parking ltd, London Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9SW. A model form of cancellation is available via this link
4. Restricted Vehicles
We can accept some non standard sized vehicles such as mobile homes, lorries, military or commercial vehicles, caravans and trailers but only by special prior arrangement. Additional charges will apply to all vehicles which do not fit in a standard size parking bay. Please contact us in advance for details.
We regret that we may not be able to accept vehicles which have been specially adapted to meet the needs of disabled users. Please contact us in advance to check this if you are in any doubt.