These General Terms and Conditions (“T&C”) set out the terms and conditions applying to and governing the usage of the Bolt App - technology which connects passengers, fleet partners and drivers offering taxi services and helps to move around cities more efficiently .
The term “you”, “your” refers to the user who requests the provision of Taxi Services for itself or third parties via Bolt App (hereinafter also referred to as “User” or “Passenger”).
The term "us" or "we" refers to Bolt AMW GmbH, a registered company under the laws of Austria, registered with the Commercial Court of Vienna, with the registration code: FN 483139 z, EU VAT no. ATU72839057, Professional Representation: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Authority according to ECG (E-Commerce Law) Magistratisches Bezirksamt of the III. district. and located in Hohlweggasse 30, Top/Tür Nr. GL2H 1030 Vienna. (GISA registration numbers: 30263260, 31605038, 31605090, 31633659) (hereinafter also referred to as “Bolt Taxi Austria”).
Bolt Group companies means Bolt Technology OÜ (Vana-Lõuna tn 15, Tallinn, Harju county 10135, Estonia, company code 12417834, EU VAT no. EE101721521; Bolt Technology OÜ) and enterprises over which Bolt Technology OÜ exercises control (e.g. Bolt Technology OÜ’s subsidiaries) and Bolt Partners means local representatives, local branches, agents appointed or mandated by Bolt Technology OÜ (e.g. Bolt AMW GmbH or Payment Agent) or by Bolt Taxi Austria.
Payment Agent means Bolt Operations OÜ (previously: Billify OÜ, Vana-Lõuna tn 15, Tallinn, Harju county 10135, Estonia, company code: 14532901, EU VAT no. EE102090374) which is responsible for providing technical support to facilitate payment process and / or invoicing. The Payment Agent can also handle and process complaints regarding payments.
Fleet Partner means the company/sole trader that, on the basis of an appropriate trade license, provides the Taxi Service via its Drivers and vehicles.
Driver means the person, employed by or operating on behalf of the Fleet Partner, using the vehicle and licensed to provide taxi services.
Taxi Service means the taxi service a Driver is executing towards the Passenger.
Fare means the taxi tariff fee displayed by the taximeter of the Driver upon conclusion of the ride, as prescribed by applicable laws.
Bolt App means a smartphone application intended for the Passengers to request and receive , among other things, Taxi Service
In order to use Bolt App, you must agree to the terms and conditions that are set out below. By registering the user account, the Users acknowledge to have read, understood and accepted the T&C.
1. Using the Bolt app
1.1 Taxi Services are provided by Fleet Partners, through the Drivers on the basis of a contract with you for the carriage of passengers (“Transportation Contract”). Fleet Partners / Drivers provide Taxi Services on an independent basis as economic and professional carriers. Please note that all disputes arising from or in connection with the Transportation Contract will be resolved between you and Fleet Partners / Drivers as may be the case. The Transportation Contract enters into force with the acceptance of your order by the Fleet Partner/Driver via Bolt App according to the agreement between you and the Fleet Partner/Driver. 1.2 Data regarding the Fleet Partners, the Drivers and their Taxi Service is available in the Bolt app and receipts for journeys are sent to the email address listed in Passenger’s profile. 1.3 When using the Bolt app, you can choose whether to pay directly to the Fleet Partner / Driver for the Taxi Service (in cash) or use Bolt in-App Payment. Payments for Bolt Business rides are handled by a separate agreement for Business journeys. Fares will be inclusive of applicable taxes where required by law. Fees may include other applicable fees, without limitation, tolls, and/or surcharges including a booking fee and cancellation fee, municipal tolls, airport surcharges or processing fees for split payments as per applicable laws. 1.4 The use of Bolt App requires the installation of the mobile application, the registration of a user account and the acceptance of these T&C. During the installation of the Bolt App, the Passenger’s mobile number is linked to the respective Bolt user account and added to our database. If you are no longer using this mobile number, you must notify Bolt Taxi Austria within seven (7) days so we can anonymize your account data. If you do not notify us about any change to your number, your mobile operator might assign your previous mobile number to another person who will later be able to see your data by using the Bolt app.
2. Promotional Codes 2.1 Bolt Taxi Austria, or Bolt Group Companies, may send you promotional codes on a per promotion basis. Promotional code credit can be applied towards payment on completion of a ride and are subject to any additional terms that are established on a per promotional code basis. Expiration dates of promotional codes will be reflected in-app once you have applied the promotional code to your account. 2.2 If your trip amount exceeds the redeemable promotional code credit allocated to your trip, the balance will be automatically deducted from your account’s payment method. Similarly, a promotional code credit only applies on a per ride basis and cannot be carried over to the next ride/ trip and therefore will be forfeited. Only one promotional code may be applied per trip. 2.3 Bolt Taxi Austria and Bolt Group Companies reserve the right to cancel any promotional code at any time for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, if Bolt Taxi Austria and/or Bolt Group Companies deem that promotional codes are being used in an unlawful or fraudulent manner, those issued mistakenly, and those which have expired.
3. Bolt in-App Payment
3.1 You can pay for the Fare for the Taxi Services with a card, mobile carrier billing and other payment methods (e.g.: Bolt Business etc), including In-App Payment (through the Payment Agent), which require prior activation in the Bolt App. Your payment obligation towards the Fleet Partners is fulfilled when the payment order is given to transfer funds for the Fare to the dedicated bank account. You, as a passenger are liable for ensuring that the payment takes place and ensuring that sufficient funds are available. 3.2 When making payments by Bolt in-App Payment, your payments are received and forwarded to the Fleet Partner, and the Payment Agent forwards the amount of the Fare to the Fleet Partner. Bolt Taxi Austria may ask additional data from you to verify payment method. 3.3 When making payments by Bolt in-App Payment for Taxi Services, Bolt Taxi Austria, Bolt Group Companies and/or Bolt Partners are not liable for possible third-party payment costs (mobile operators, bank fees etc). These service providers may charge you additional fees when processing payments in connection with the Bolt in-App Payment. Bolt Taxi Austria or Bolt Group Companies are not responsible for any such fees and disclaim all liability in this regard. Your payment method may also be subject to additional terms and conditions imposed by the applicable third-party payment service provider; please review these terms and conditions before using your payment method. 3.4 Bolt Partners will be responsible for the functioning of Bolt in-App Payment and provide support in resolving problems. The resolution of disputes related to Bolt in-App Payment also takes place through us. For payment support service please contact: email@example.com. Inquiries submitted by e-mail or Bolt App will receive a response within seven (7) business days. Bolt Taxi Austria will try to resolve Bolt in-App Payment related complaints and applications within seven (7) business days. Notwithstanding the processing periods specified herein, Bolt Taxi Austria, Bolt Group Companies or Bolt Partners shall not be held liable if the processing of your complaint takes more than seven (7) business days.
4. Ordering and cancelling Taxi Services
4.1 If you order a Taxi Service and the Fleet Partner/Driver has agreed to the request, then the Taxi Service is considered to be ordered, and you will enter into a transportation contract with the Fleet Partner. Bolt Taxi Austria or Bolt Group Companies do not provide journeys and are not a party to the Transport Contract. 4.2 Cancelling the use of an ordered Taxi Service which has been accepted by the Fleet Partner/Driver is considered to be the situation where your Taxi Service request was accepted by the Fleet Partner/Driver and you subsequently reject, cancel or refuse the Taxi Service. When a Taxi Service is cancelled after a certain time period determined in Bolt App, you are required to pay a cancellation fee as per applicable laws. 4.3 If you cancel a Taxi Service request on multiple successive instances within 24 hours we may temporarily block your account as a warning without prior notice. After multiple such warnings, we may suspend your account for a longer period (eg: 6 months). After that period you can ask to reactivate your account and your application will be reviewed. 4.4 When the Passenger is notified about the arrival of the vehicle to its destination and the Passenger or people for whom the transport was ordered do not arrive at the vehicle within a certain time period as specified in the Bolt App, the request will be deemed cancelled. Sometimes your request may be cancelled. Please note that Bolt Taxi Austria or Bolt Group companies are not liable for such situations. 4.5 Once the Driver arrives and a notification is sent that he/she has arrived the Bolt App may begin charging fare on a waiting time basis according to the rates imposed by the law. 4.6 If you have requested Taxi Services using the Bolt App and cause damage to the vehicle or its furnishing (among else, by blemishing or staining the vehicle or causing the vehicle to stink), the Fleet Partner and/or Driver will have the right to require you to pay a contractual penalty of 50.00 (fifty) EUR and require compensation for any damages exceeding the penalty. If you do not pay the penalty and/or compensate for the damage, Bolt Taxi Austria may pursue the claims on behalf of the actual provider of the Taxi Service (Fleet Partner/Driver). 4.7 If you wish to change the destination to which the Driver shall transport you to, you have to change the destination within the Bolt App.
5. License to use Bolt app
6.1 We cannot guarantee or take any liability for the quality or the absence of defects in the provision of Taxi Services. As the usage of Bolt App for requesting Taxi Services depends on the behaviour of the Fleet Partners and their Drivers, then Bolt Taxi Austria, Bolt Group Companies and/or Bolt Partners neither guarantee nor shall be held liable for your requests of Transport Services always being accepted by a Fleet Partner. 6.2 The Bolt App is used as the means for organising the dispatching of Taxi Services in accordance with applicable Austrian laws. 6.3 The consumer’s right of refund is not applied to Bolt App orders. Requesting a refund from the Taxi Service does not withdraw you from this agreement in the course of which the provision of the Taxi Service was ordered. 6.4 The Bolt App is provided on an "as is" and “as available” basis. We do not represent, warrant or guarantee that access to Bolt App will be uninterrupted or error free. In case of any faults in the software, we will endeavour to have those corrected as soon as possible, but please keep in mind that the functioning of the Bolt App may be restricted due to occasional technical errors and we are not able to guarantee that the Bolt App will function at all times, for example a public emergency may result in a service interruption. 6.5 Bolt Taxi Austria, Bolt Group Companies, Bolt Partners, their affiliate companies, business partners, their representatives, directors and/or employees are not liable for any loss or damage that you may incur as a result of using Bolt App or relying on the journey contracted for through the Bolt App, including but not limited to: any direct or indirect property damage or monetary loss; loss of profit; loss of business, contracts, contacts, goodwill, reputation and any loss that may arise from interruption of the business; loss or inaccuracy of data; and any other type of loss or damage. 6.6 The financial liability of Bolt Taxi Austria, Bolt Group Companies and/or Bolt Partners in connection with breach of this T&C will be limited to 50.00 (fifty) euros per passenger. You will have the right to claim for damages only if Bolt Taxi Austria, Bolt Group Companies and/or Bolt Partners have deliberately with gross negligent violated the T&C. Bolt Taxi Austria, Bolt Group Companies and/or Bolt Partners will not be liable either for the actions / omissions of the Fleet Partner / Driver or for damages that are caused to the Passengers. 6.7 You agree to fully indemnify and hold Bolt Taxi Austria, Bolt Group Companies and Bolt Partners, its affiliate companies, business partners, their representatives, employees and directors harmless from any claims or losses (including liabilities, damages, costs and expenses of any nature) that they suffer as a result of your use of the Bolt App (including the journeys you obtain through your use of the Bolt App). 6.8 Bolt Austria may immediately end your use of the Bolt App if you breach these T&C or we consider it necessary to protect the integrity of Bolt Taxi Austria, Bolt Group Companies, Bolt Partners and/or their affiliate companies, business partners or the safety of Drivers. 6.9 Bolt Taxi Austria shall not be liable to issue invoices. The invoice for the provision of Taxi Services will be sent to the email or delivered in person upon conclusion of a ride in case of cash payment, upon request of the Passenger, by the Fleet Partner / Driver.
7. Good practice using the Bolt app
7.1 As Bolt Taxi Austria nor any Bolt Group Companies is not a provider of the Taxi Services, any issues with defects or quality of the Taxi Services will be resolved in accordance with the rules and regulations of the respective transportation contract and by the relevant public authority. We can support the Passengers in settling any dispute with the Fleet Partner / Driver in an amicable way. 7.2 We ask to fill out a feedback form in the Bolt App. This enables us to offer suggestions to the Fleet Partners and Drivers for improving the quality of their service. 7.3 We expect you to use the Bolt App in good faith and be respectful of the Fleet Partners / Drivers who offer or actually provide their Taxi Services through the Bolt App. Bolt Taxi Austria retains the right to close your account if you have violated the terms set out in this T&C or if your activities are malicious, i.e. withholding payment for the provision of the Taxi Service, fraud, being disrespectful towards the Drivers, etc. In these cases, your Bolt App account may be blocked/deleted without prior notice. 7.4 Bolt Austria will make every effort to ensure that only duly licensed taxi and their drivers, who have integrity and are respectful of their profession and passengers, use the Bolt App. However, we are not in the position to guarantee that every Fleet Partner / Driver available in Bolt App satisfies the aforementioned criteria and the applicable legal provisions, at all times. If you experience objectionable Taxi Service, please notify us or our customer support.
8. Personal Data
9. Amendments to the General Terms and Conditions / Termination
9.1 If any substantial amendments are made to the General Terms and Conditions, then you will be notified by e-mail or Bolt App notifications, with seven (7) days prior notice. If you continue using the Bolt app, you will be deemed to accept the amendments. 9.2 You can terminate these T&C at any time and without a notice period.
10. Final Provisions
Date of entry into force of the General Terms and Conditions: 01.01.2021