Sale of Bus Tickets and M-Tickets
- These terms
1.1 What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we go-coach hire ltd supply products to you, whether these are services or digital content (such as m-tickets) via go-coach m-ticket mobile application. In addition to the terms and conditions set out below, the product you purchase is also subject to any other terms brought to your attention on during the order process (for example any geographical, time, or age restrictions or any other eligibility criteria associated with a particular type of ticket or pass).
1.2 Your use of our buses is strictly subject to the go-coach Conditions of Carriage available online at www.go-coach.co.uk.
1.3 In purchasing a ticket or pass from us through the m-ticket application you agree to comply with these terms and conditions of sale, the go-coach Conditions of Carriage and any restrictions or other terms brought to your attention during the order process.
1.4 Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these terms, please contact us to discuss.
2.1 Information about us and how to contact us
2.2 We are go-coach hire Limited. Our registered office is at Bus Depot, London Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 8BY.
2.3 How to contact us. You can contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by writing to us at Bus Depot, London Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 8BY or by calling 01732 469800.
2.4 How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your order.
2.5 “Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails.
- The contract
3.1 How we will accept your order. Our acceptance of your order will take place on the earlier of the point at which we email you to accept it or your order is confirmed following the processing of your payment via the m-ticket mobile application, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
3.2 If we cannot accept your order. If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this and will not charge you for the products ordered. This might be because the product is no longer available, because of unexpected limits on our resources which we could not reasonably plan for or because your payment could not be processed, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the product.
3.3 We only sell to the UK. Our m-ticket mobile application is solely for the promotion of our products in the UK.
4.1 Information you provide, Making sure your information is correct. If you are asked to provide information as part of the ordering process for your product (for example your name, place of study or other information which may appear on the product) you are responsible for ensuring that this information is correct. If you have any queries, please contact us before submitting the information.
5.1 Our rights to make changes, Minor changes to the products. We may change the product:
5.1.1 to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements, for example changes in privacy laws or data protection obligations; and
5.1.2 to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements, for example to address a security threat. These changes will not affect your use of the product.
5.2 More significant changes to the products and these terms. In addition, we may make the following changes to the product, but if we do so we will notify you and you may then contact us to end the contract before the changes take effect and receive a refund for any services paid for but not received:
5.2 Any decision by the Traffic Commissioner or other relevant authority which causes the bus route you use which is covered by the product to be no longer served by us; and
5.3 Updates to digital content. We may update or require you to update digital content, provided that the digital content shall always match the description of it that we provided to you before you bought it.
- Providing the products
6.1 Reasons we may suspend the supply of products to you. We may have to suspend the supply of a product to:
6.1.1 deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes;
6.1.2 update the product to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
6.1.3 make changes to the product as requested by you or notified by us to you (see clause 5).
6.1.4 Your rights if we suspend the supply of products. We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending supply of the product, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we have to suspend the product we will adjust the price so that you do not pay for products while they are suspended. You may contact us to end the contract for a product if we suspend it, or tell you we are going to suspend it, in each case for a period of more than 20% of the total period of time covered by the ticket in question and we will refund any sums you have paid in advance for the product in respect of the period after you end the contract.
6.1.5 By purchasing any go-coach ticket allows you to travel subject to the conditions of travel, this however does not guarantee a seat on any of our vehicles.
- Your rights to end the contract
7.1 You can always end your contract with us. Your rights when you end the contract will depend on what you have bought, whether there is anything wrong with it, how we are performing and when you decide to end the contract:
7.1.1 If what you have bought is faulty or mis-described you may have a legal right to end the contract (or to get the product replaced or to get some or all of your money back), see clause 11; or
7.1.2 If you want to end the contract because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do.
7.2 Ending the contract because of something we have done or are going to do. If you are ending a contract for a reason set out at (1) to (5) below the contract will end immediately and we will refund you in full for any products which have not been provided and you may also be entitled to compensation. The reasons are:
7.2.1 we have told you about an upcoming change to the product or these terms which you do not agree to (see clause 5.2);
7.2.2 we have told you about an error in the price or description of the product you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;
7.2.3 there is a risk that supply of the products may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control;
7.2.4 we have suspended supply of the products for technical reasons, or notify you we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than two (2) weeks; or
7.2.5 you have a legal right to end the contract because of something we have done wrong.
7.3 When you don’t have the right to change your mind. You do not have a right to change your mind in respect of bus tickets, passes or m-tickets once ordered via our m-ticket mobile application.
7.4 . Refunds and cancelled tickets
7.4.1 This refund and cancellation process applies for all go-coach tickets that you buy directly from us.
7.4.2 In general, tickets that have not been activated can be cancelled before expiry. These tickets will usually be refunded in full and we reserve the right to deduct administrative costs.
7.4.3 We will consider requests to cancel activated tickets that have not yet expired on a case by case basis. If we agree to cancel an activated ticket, we will refund the residual ticket value based on a pro-rata calculation of the price paid and the period of time remaining by reference to the date the refund is requested or last date of use, whichever is the later. Before we process a refund, we may ask for tickets to be returned to us or request photographic evidence of destruction. A cancellation/administration charge of £15 will be applied.
- How to end the contract with us
8.1 Tell us you want to end the contract. To end the contract with us, please let us know by doing one of the following:
8.1.1 Email us at email@example.com. Please provide your name, home address, details of the order and, where available, your phone number and email address.
8.1.2 By post. Write to us at Bus Depot, London Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 8BY. Including details of what you bought, when you bought it and your name and address.
8.2 Returning products after ending the contract. If you end the contract for any reason after products have been dispatched to you or you have received them, you must return them to us. You must return the paper tickets or pass in person to where you bought them, post them back to us at Go-Coach Hire Ltd, Bus Depot, London Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 8BY.
8.3 How we will refund you. We will refund you the price you paid for the products by the method you used for payment. However, we reserve the right to deduct administration costs.
8.4 When your refund will be made. We will make any refunds due to you as soon as possible.
- Our rights to end the contract
9.1 We may end the contract if you break it. We may end the contract for a product at any time by writing to you if:
9.1.1 You are found to have allowed another individual to use your pass or ticket;
9.1.2 you are found to have applied for a pass or ticket which you are not eligible to receive or use; or
9.1.3 you are found to have breached Go-Coach’s Conditions of Carriage (available at www.go-coach.co.uk).
9.2 You must compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in clause 9.1 we will refund any money you have paid in advance for products we have not provided but we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract.
9.3 We may withdraw the product. We may write to you to let you know that we are going to stop providing the product. We will let you know at least four (4) weeks in advance of our stopping the supply of the product and will refund any sums you have paid in advance for products which will not be provided.
10.1 How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us. You can email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Go-Coach Hire Ltd, Bus Depot, London Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 8BY. Alternatively, please call us on 01732 469800.
- Price and payment
11.1 Where to find the price for the product. The price of the product (which includes VAT (if applicable)) will be the price indicated on the order pages when you placed your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct. However please see clause 11.2 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the product you order.
11.2 What happens if we got the price wrong. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products we sell may be incorrectly priced. If we accept and process your order where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could reasonably have been recognised by you as a mispricing, we may end the contract, refund you any sums you have paid and require the return of any passes or tickets provided to you.
11.3 When you must pay and how you must pay. We accept payment with MasterCard or Visa debit/credit cards, and also via PayPal. You must pay for the products at the same time as ordering them via the m-ticket mobile application.
11.4 Prices for our Tickets may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order you have already placed.
- Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
12.1 We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.
12.2 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products.
12.3 When we are liable for damage to your property. If defective digital content which we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage which you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage which was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.
12.4 We are not liable for business losses. We only supply the products for domestic and private use. If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
- Other important terms
14.1 We may transfer this Agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
14.2 You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing.
14.3 Nobody else has any rights under this contract. This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its term.
14.4 If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
14.5 Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the products, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
14.6 Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.
14.7 Alternative dispute resolution. Alternative dispute resolution is a process where an independent body considers the facts of a dispute and seeks to resolve it, without you having to go to court. If you are not happy with how we have handled any complaint, you can still bring legal proceedings. In addition, please note that disputes may be submitted for online resolution to the European Commission Online Dispute Resolution platform, which can be accessed by clicking The European Online Dispute Resolution.
15.1 Lost or stolen tickets; Your tickets are items of value and should be looked after as securely as possible.
15.2 You are advised to ensure that, as an item of value, your ticket is insured against loss or theft through your own household insurance policy.
15.3 If your ticket is lost or stolen you should report this to the police and notify go-coach immediately. If you or we cannot recover your ticket, we may consider an application for a duplicate ticket.
15.4 Lost or stolen paper tickets
15.4.1 We may consider an application for a duplicate ticket in exceptional circumstances.
15.4.2 We do not issue duplicate tickets for lost or stolen 10 trip paper tickets.
15.4.3 We may ask you or others for information about lost or stolen tickets. We may refuse applications for replacement if the ticket was confiscated or withdrawn due to suspected fraudulent use.
15.4.4 Even in those cases where it is deemed appropriate to replace a lost or stolen ticket: we will only replace a ticket once in its validity period. We will impose an administration charge of £15. We will insist on the loss or crime having been reported to the police. We will insist on the claim being made in writing either by email to email@example.com or through the post Go-Coach Hire Ltd, Bus Depot, London Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 8BY. Customers are advised that go-coach is not liable for the reimbursement of additional tickets purchased whilst waiting for your replacement tickets to arrive in the post.