General Terms of Use

Last Updated 04-10-18

Avance Car Rental website


Avance Car Rental ("Avance", "we," "us") offers this website, subject to the following terms and conditions ("Agreement"). By using this website, you accept the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. We may at any time, at our sole discretion, modify the terms of the agreement. Any changes that Avance makes to this Agreement will be effective immediately upon posting. Please check this page periodically for any possible amendments to the Agreement. You will be able to determine if this Agreement has been changed by viewing the date of the republication that will appear at the top of this Agreement. If you continue to use our website after posting the new terms, it means that you accept the modifications.


It is strictly forbidden to use or access this site by minors who have not reached the age of 18 years of age.


Copyright.   The content of this website (data, software, images, text, logos, programs, etc.) is the property of Avance and is protected by Greek and European Community laws on intellectual property. Any modification, deletion, downloading, copying, reproduction, republication or otherwise exploiting, in whole or in part, the content of the site, is forbitten without the express written consent of Avance and acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using this website or its content.


Trademarks.   Avance or its affiliates own registered service marks and has the exclusive right to use throughout the European Union, including, without limitation, "Avance” or “Avance Car Rental”or “Avance Rent a Car” and certain unregistered marks. Names, logos and other marks identifying Avance products or services are proprietary marks of Avance, or its affiliates, and are protected by Greece and international trademark laws. All other trademarks and service marks used on this website are the trademarks, service marks, or logos of their respective owners.


Registration.   The website provides for certain categories of visitors / users, such as businesses (legal entities), the prospect of membership. When and if you register to become a participant or member, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form (including your e-mail address), and (b) to maintain and update your information (including your e-mail address) to keep it accurate, current, and complete. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Avance reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your use of this website and related services. As part of the registration process, you may be asked to select a username and a password. You will be entirely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your password and agree not to transfer or resell your use of or access to this website to any third party, except where Avance and the third party have entered into an agreement to permit such transfer or reselling and you participate in such arrangement. You are entirely responsible for any and all activities (including reservations and purchases, as applicable) that are conducted through your account. Each registered member is required to disclose to Avance any attempt to unauthorized use of his account, even unsuccessful. You can also deactivate your account at any time.


Code of Conduct.   While using this website you are obliged to comply with the provisions and regulations contained in Greek, European and International law, as well as the relevant telecommunications legislation.

You agree not to:

  • Restrict or inhibit any other visitor from using this website, including, without limitation, by means of "hacking," "denial of service" attacks or defacing any portion of this website, or any other similar actions,
  • Use this website or its content for any unlawful or unauthorized purpose,
  • Express or imply that any statements you make are automatically endorsed by us, without our prior written consent,
  • Transmit (a) any content or information that is unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or infringes on our or any third party's intellectual property or other rights; (b) any material, non-public information about companies without the authorization to do so; (c) any trade secret of any third party; or (d) any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities, or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by us),
  • Engage in spamming or flooding,
  • Modify, adapt, sub-license, translate, sell, transfer, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of this website or its content,
  • "Frame" or "mirror" any part of this website without our prior written authorization,
  • Tamper in any way with the software or functionality of this website, including, without limitation, transmitting or posting any software or other materials to this website that contains any viruses, time bombs, Trojan horses, worms, cancel bots or other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or information,
  • Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, "data mine," or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of this website or its contents,
  • Harvest or collect information about visitors to this website without their express consent,
  • Create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the information on this website,
  • Make postings of a commercial nature, or
  • Permit others, including those whose accounts were terminated, to access this website through your account, username or password.

 


Making Reservations and Purchasing or Requesting Products or Services.   If you wish to make reservations or purchase or to request products or services described on this website, you may be asked by Avance (or, if you are purchasing or requesting the product or service through a co-branded area of this website, by the provider of such product or service) to supply certain data applicable to your reservation or purchase, including, without limitation, credit card information and other personally identifiable data about you. You understand that any such personally identifiable data will be treated by Avance in the manner described in the applicable Privacy Policy accessible via a link provided at the bottom of the homepage of this website and, if a Avance co-branded provider is involved, such data will be treated by such provider in the manner set forth in that provider's Privacy Policy. You acknowledge that Avance is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of these providers or any other third parties. You agree that all data that you provide in making reservations or purchases or requesting services will be accurate, current, and complete. You agree to pay all charges incurred by you or any other user, authorized by you, of your account and credit card or other payment mechanism at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred. You will also be responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to your purchases.


We reserve the right, without prior notification, to change any descriptions or images of, or references to, any products or services on this website, or to limit the order quantity on any such product or service and/or refuse service to you. We note that descriptions or images of, or references to, third party products or services do not necessarily imply our endorsement of such products or services.


Verification of submitted data may be required prior to our acceptance of any reservation, purchase or order. Except as otherwise required by law, price, rate and availability of products or services may be subject to change without notice. You acknowledge and accept the additional terms and conditions regarding bookings, purchases and services from Avance, its affiliates, licensees or associates.


Links.   This website may contain links, hyperlinks and banners which will take you to other third party websites. Avance provides no type of guarantee, exhortation or recommendation concerning them and their operation. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be held responsible for the legality, accuracy, or inappropriate nature of any content, advertising, products, services, or information located on or through any other websites, nor for any loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of or reliance on any such content. Further, the treatment of user data by the operators of third party websites may be different from Avance treatment of user data. For details regarding such operators' treatment of data about users, you must review their Privacy Policies or terms and conditions of use or contact them for this information.


Cookies.   Cookies are small text files which are stored on the computer that the visitors / users use to access the internet, every time they visit a website. Our website uses cookies for its proper operation but also for collecting statistical information. These cookies do not collect information through which the visitor / user could be identified. Our website uses Google Analytics (GA), a web analytics service offered by Google, which uses cookies to analyze the use of our site by visitors / users, such as, but not limited to:

- determine the number of people using our website,
- better understand how they find and use our wesite,
- get information on how many times they visit our website and how long they are browsing
- trace their route in our website.

Please note, however, that your web browser most likely allows you to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your computer. For more information on this subject, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser.


Disclaimers.   Although we make continuous efforts in this regard, Avance and its associates cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information appearing in this website. You should examine and evaluate the information provided and act on your own will. Avance provides this site, its content, as well as any product or service obtained through this site, "As is" and "As Available". Avance and its associates do not guarantee that your use of this website and its content will be uninterrupted, error free, or secure, or that this website (or the server(s) on which it is hosted) or related software are free of viruses or other harmful components. We therefore bear no responsibility in the event of damage to equipment, software, files or other damage caused by a virus or other malware.
Your use of this website is entirely at your own risk.


Conflicts.   In the event a conflict arises between any information posted on this website, this Agreement, and/or any contract you have with us, the terms of your contract with Avance will prevail over this Agreement and the information posted on this website, and this Agreement will only prevail over information posted on this website.


Limitation of Liability.   As a condition of your use of this website, you agree that neither Avance, nor its associates or employees of Avance, will be liable to you or any third party deriving any right, for the payment of any indemnity arising from an intra-contractual obligation, negligence, strict liability, or other theory, directly or indirectly, in connection with:

  1. The use of this website, including but not limited to, damages resulting or arising from your reliance on this website or any information or materials found on this website or hyperlinked from this website, or the mistakes, omissions, interruptions, errors, defects, delays in operation, transmissions, eavesdropping by third parties, or any failure of performance of this website.
  2. Government restriction, strikes, war, any natural disaster or force majeure, power failures, viruses, catastrophic hardware failures, attacks on Avance servers, fires, fires, earthquakes, floods, unusually severe weather, or any other condition beyond Avance reasonable control limiting, preventing or otherwise affecting either your access to or use of this website, or its content, or our ability to provide services in connection with the website, or,
  3. Loss of security of information you have provided in connection with your use of this website, or interception of any such information by unauthorized third parties.

 


Indemnification.   Without limiting the generality or effect of other provisions of this Agreement, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Avance, if necessary, its affiliates, licensees, subcontractors, and agents, and each of their officers, directors, and employees, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement, and (b) your use of this website and engagement in transactions on this website including, but not limited to, use of the Site Materials.


Availability of this Website.   This website is usually available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, Avance retains the right to make this website unavailable from time to time for any reason or no reason. Avance shall not be liable for any damages arising from any interruption, suspension, or termination of this website.


Void Where Prohibited.   Although this website is accessible worldwide, not all products or services discussed or referenced in this website are available to all persons or in all geographic locations or jurisdictions. In addition, restrictions may apply to use of products or services obtained in one jurisdiction in other jurisdictions. Those who choose to access this website from locations outside the EU do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Avance and its associates, reserve the right to limit the availability of this website and/or the provision of any product or service to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction it so desires, at any time and in our sole discretion.


Applicable Law.   Except to the extent expressly provided otherwise herein, this Agreement (including any Avance policies referred to herein) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Greece. If a legal dispute action arises from your access to or use of the Avance website, you hereby agree that it shall be submitted for resolution to Athens District Court. This Agreement has been written in Greek and translated into English. If any dispute arises in the interpretation between the Greek and English text, the Greek text will prevail over the English text.


Other General Provisions.   Avance reserves the right to immediately terminate your access to and use of this website or any portion thereof, or to eliminate any content, feature or service of this website, at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. Headings found in this Agreement are for reference only. A party's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This, together with any Avance policies referred to herein, is the entire Agreement between Avance and you relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral Agreements between Avance and you regarding the same subject matter (except other written, fully-executed contracts between you and Avance. Neither the course of conduct between you and Avance, nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such determination shall not affect such provision in any other respect or any other provision of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable to third parties or sublicensable by you except with Avance prior written consent solely for this purpose.