Terms and Conditions for Renting Bikes

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Read the following sections fully and carefully prior to signing. This is a legally valid and binding obligation to release company from all known and unknown obligations, and to indemnify company against claims brought against it based upon your use of the bike. This instrument affects important legal rights.

Safety conditions:

  • The Hirer agrees and acknowledges that he/she will be the sole operator of the bike, and will use the bike in a careful, safe and conscientious manner. Hirer shall at all times observe and adhere to any rules and guidelines posted by Company, and any applicable laws or regulations.

  • Wear helmets at all time when riding the hired electric bike (as required by New-Zealand law)

  • Ride on the left side of the road or on the bicycle path provided.

  • Make sure you test all the functions of your electric bicycle and practice with the helmet in correct position before you take off. 

Assumption of risk:

  • The Hirer acknowledges that the activities for which the bike is designed include inherent dangers, including the risk of bodily injury and/or death. Hirer assumes and accepts all risks associated with the use of the bike. The company (EcyclesNZ Ltd.) is not responsible for any accident, injury or damage that may occur during the period of hire.

Rental Conditions:

  • The hirer is obliged to take good care of the bike and to act with the need it caution to protect the rented equipment from damage, robbery or loss. If any of these situations happens during the renting period, the customer will be responsible of the costs of the reposition parts and reparations.

  • If at any time company determines that the Hirer has engaged in an unsafe or hazardous use of the bike, the Hirer will not be refunded his/her security deposit. Company shall determine, in its sole discretion, whether any behaviour or activity is “unsafe or hazardous”.

  • The Hirer shall be responsible for any damage caused to the bike during rental period. Company shall retain any portion (or all) of hirer’s security deposit as necessary to cover repairs for such damages. To the extent that damages to the bike exceed the amount of the security deposit, the Hirer shall be billed by company for the full amount of damages caused by renter during the rental period, including reasonable attorney’s fees. 

  • The Hirer will deliver to the facility staff employee, a credit card that will serve to cover any possible damage to the bicycle or rented equipment and will serve to guarantee the duration of the hire.

Condition of bike upon return:

  • The Hirer shall return the bike to the designated return area clean and in the same condition as it was given to him.

  • All Equipment must be returned at a time agreed between the company and the Hirer, otherwise the Hirer will not be refunded his/her security deposit.

  • The hirer agrees not to take the rented electric bike on the beach or near seawater. If evidence of such is found (salt or sand) a minimum cleaning charge of $25 will apply. 

Indemnity: 

The Hirer indemnifies the company (eCyclesNZ Ltd) against any act or omission on the part of the hirer which results in any losses, actions or expenses and demands in respect of death, injury, loss or damage to persons or property howsoever caused and arising out of any act or omission on the part of the hirer. It is intended that his indemnity shall bind the hirer’s personal representatives. 

Hirer signature:


 

If the Hirer maintains possession of the bicycle 24 consecutive hours beyond the hire period agreed then the bicycle is deemed lost or stolen, User's credit or debit card will be charged a fee of $2,350, and a police report may be filed with local authorities. For any disappearance of a bicycle where the Hirer is held responsible, the Hirer must report the disappearance to company within 24 hours following the disappearance and must report the disappearance to the local police department within 48 hours. Any use that exceeds a period of 24 consecutive hours is deemed a disappearance of the bike. 

The hirer agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set out above.

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