Terms of Use

  1. Rent

    The prices are as stipulated in the rental contract or as quoted in the price list applicable at the time when the car is rented. If the Rentee does not meet the requirements of a special rate, he/she shall pay the standard rate. If the vehicle is returned in a place other than the place where it was rented out, the cost of driving it back to the original renting place shall be charged, and the amount depends on the place of the hand-over. The Rentee shall pay all the fees, taxes, fines, and penalties connected to the use of the car and demanded from the Renter. The cost of fuel and the filling service at a petrol station shall be paid by the Rentee, if the vehicle is not returned with the same fuel level as at the moment when it was rented out. If the rent is paid monthly, the agreed price shall be calculated for the predetermined distance in kilometres. If the actually covered distance proves to be much longer, the Renter shall have the right to calculate a new fixed monthly price for this distance and charge it accordingly. For this purpose and for the purpose of examining the general condition of the vehicle, the Rentee shall allow the Renter to have a regular access to the vehicle. For exactly 24 hours the rent rate does not depend on the distance covered. An excess of over 15 minutes shall give rise to a claim for an extra charge.

  2. Beginning and end of the rent period / return of the vehicle

    The rent period begins at the date quoted overleaf (date out) and usually ends at the return date also quoted overleaf (date in), but it shall be prolonged until the vehicle is returned to the place specified overleaf. When the rent period is over, the Rentee shall return the vehicle to IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) at the agreed place during the working hours of IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability). If not specified otherwise in the contract, the place of return is the place of receipt. If the odometer fails, the calculation shall be based on the distance indicated on the card. If the car is not returned on time, the contract shall be prolonged automatically for a period specified in the contract. If such a prolongation takes place, the Rentee shall be liable for any sustained damage. When the car is returned, the sustained damage, if any, as well as the date, time and the odometer reading shall be recorded in a return report and confirmed with the Renter’s signature. The car shall be received back only at daylight. Only when the Renter has signed the return report, the vehicle shall be considered returned. If the Rentee leaves the vehicle outside the Renter’s working hours or in front of its premises, and puts the car keys into the Renter’s postbox, the vehicle shall not be considered returned to the Renter. Only when the vehicle is handed over as described above, the risk shall go back to the Renter. The Rentee shall be fully liable for any damage or loss that may occur in the period of time between parking the vehicle by the Rentee and its inspection by the Renter during the regular working hours, as specified in the contract and these GTC. The regular working hours are announced by way of a notice inside the Renter’s premises and thus provided for the Rentee’s information. The place of return shall always be the place where the car was handed over to the Rentee, if not otherwise agreed. This applies also in the event of an accident, total loss or breakdown. In such a case, when it is impossible to use the vehicle, the agreed rent period shall be prolonged until the repair has finished, and in the event of an accident/total loss – until it is returned at the agreed place, including the time necessary to buy a similar car, as determined by a damage assessor.

  3. Payment

    When the car is rented out, the Rentee shall pay an advance that is at least equal to the expected end price. The rest shall be paid when the vehicle is returned. If the payment is not paid in time, for each reminder a fee of 5,00€ shall be charged. Unpaid reminder fees shall be claimed additionally. If the Rentee defaults on payment, the default interest shall be 3% over the federal discount rate, but not less than 6 % p.a., unless the Rentee can prove a lower damage caused by the delay. The Renter may also prove a higher damage. The Rentee assures that his/her personal data are correct, especially the address and the telephone number, so that he/she can be reached by post or phone. The Rentee also assures that he/she is able to pay the contractual claims at the time when the contract is executed. Therefore the Rentee shall inform the Renter about any insolvency proceedings, enforcement measures or other issues that limit his/her solvency so that the Renter may assess the Rentee’s solvency. The Rentee is aware and he/she accepts by signing overleaf that on the 3rd day of the default at the latest, but also earlier, the vehicle may be put out of service. The Renter’s claims from this contract can be offset only against rightful claims.

  4. Booking, collection and cancellation

    Booking shall be binding only for price groups and not for types of vehicles. The vehicle shall be collected no more than an hour after the agreed time. After that IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) shall not be bound to the booking. If the rent does not begin, the Rentee shall pay 60% of the contract sum as damages, unless the vehicle was otherwise rented out at the same price rate. IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) shall have the right to prove a higher loss.

  5. Prohibited use, entry restrictions

    I. The Rentee is not allowed to use the vehicle: a)to participate in motor sports events and vehicle tests, b)to transport highly flammable, poisonous or other dangerous materials, c)to commit customs and other criminal offences, even if they are punishable only under the law of the site of crime, d)to further rent the car, for other uses that go beyond the contractual use.

    II The vehicle shall be used only on the EU territory and in Switzerland. Bringing it outside the EU is treated as misappropriation and it shall be reported to the police.

  6. Repairs

    The Rentee has the duty to care about the rented vehicle as required by the German Civil Code. In particular, the vehicles of IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) are vehicles for non-smokers. Non-compliance may cause an obligation to compensate the depreciation or additional costs for cleaning and/or ionizing. The Rentee agrees to receive a certified copy of the vehicle registration card. IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) indemnifies and holds the Rentee free of any fines due to not showing the original vehicle registration card.

  7. Duty

    TThe Rentee has the duty to care about the rented vehicle as required by the German Civil Code. In articular, the vehicles of IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) are vehicles for non-smokers. Non-compliance may cause an obligation to compensate the depreciation or additional costs for cleaning and/or ionizing. The Rentee agrees to receive a certified copy of the vehicle registration card. IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) indemnifies and holds the Rentee free of any fines due to not showing the original vehicle registration card.

  8. Behaviour in the event of accidents

    The Rentee shall inform the police immediately after an accident, fire, theft, damage caused by wild animals or other factors. This applies also to accidents caused by the Rentee, without the participation of third parties. Mutual claims shall not be accepted. Even if the damage is minor, the Rentee shall provide IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) immediately with a detailed written report and a drawing. The accident report must provide names and addresses of the participants and witnesses, if any, as well as the registration numbers of the participating vehicles.

  9. Insurance

    In accordance with the applicable General Terms and Conditions, the vehicle is insured as follows: third party liability: unlimited coverage. Vehicle damage insurance with the excess quoted overleaf. No protection of passengers.

  10. Rentee’s liability

    A. In the event of accidents and loss of the vehicle, the Rentee shall be liable only for repair costs, if total loss takes place – for the costs of purchasing a similar car, with the limitation to the maximum amount quoted in the applicable price list, if the accident was caused by him/her or the driver. B. However, the Rentee shall be fully liable for damage he/she caused the damage purposefully or due to gross negligence, or if the damage occurred due to narcotics. The same applies to damage caused by neglecting the clearance height. C. If the Rentee has escaped from the place of an accident or violated his/her obligation under item 8 of these GTC, he/she shall be also fully liable, unless this violation has no effect on the determination of the damage event. D. The Rentee shall also be fully liable for all damage caused by him/her due to the use of the vehicle by unauthorized drivers (item 5)or for a forbidden purpose(item 6)by the cargo or by the improper handling of the vehicle. E. If the Rentee is relieved of liability for an additional payment, IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) indemnifies the Rentee for the damages on the vehicle in accordance with the vehicle damage insurance and the following deductible. The deductible for every damage event is as defined overleaf in the terms of the contract. The indemnification does not relieve the Rentee from the obligation under item 6 and 8 of these Terms and Conditions. The Rentee shall also be fully liable for damage caused purposefully or resulting from an act of gross negligence, especially when unable to drive under the influence of alcohol or not performing his/her contractual obligations and duties. F. With a partially comprehensive insurance, the Rentee shall be liable for every damage under such an insurance, especially for fire, theft, accident caused by a wild animal, with a deductible of 500,00 €. G. Otherwise the statutory regulations shall apply. H.The assignment of the rights under this rental contract to third parties is not allowed.

  11. Liability of IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability)

    IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) shall compensate the Rentee for a delay in performance or if the performance is impossible through the fault of IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability), the compensation being limited to the double value of the agreed net rent.

  12. Statute of limitations

    If the police have prepared an accident report, the compensation claims from IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) against the Rentee shall become due only when IMPAC RENT UG (limited liability) has had an opportunity to examine the police case file. The statute of limitations begins Not later than six months after the vehicle is received back. If IMPAC RENT UG examines the case file, the Rentee shall be immediately notified about the time when the file is examined.

  13. Court venue

    The court venue for all disputes resulting from this contract is Offenbach on the Main.

  14. Court venue

    The court venue for all disputes resulting from this contract is Offenbach on the Main.