Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SPECIFIC TICKET INFORMATION
No passengers will be allowed on the coaches without a ticket. Tickets cannot be transferred and can only be used for the journey indicated. Passengers will therefore require new tickets if they chose to deviate from the destination intended on the ticket they hold.
The ticket is proof of the agreement of transport between Big Tree Coaches, the purchaser of the ticket and the passenger. The accompanying terms and conditions are the entire agreement between the passenger and Big Tree Coaches.
The following guidelines will apply on pricing and discounts:
CANCELLATION OF CHANGE IN BOOKING
Passengers may request to cancel their tickets before scheduled departure. Passengers who cancel their trips 72 hours before scheduled departure will be entitled to their full price paid for the ticket, less 20% cancellation fees. Passengers who cancel their trips less than 72 hours before departure will not be entitled to a refund but a voucher valid for 2 months, such a voucher being worth 50% of the original ticket value. Passengers will bear any additional price changes that may occur between the cancellation and the rebooking periods. Passengers who cancel their trips 12 hours before scheduled departure will pay a 100% cancellation fee.
CHANGE OF DEPARTURE TIMES/REBOOKING
Passengers may request to rebook their travel data and time before scheduled departure. Passengers who rebook their trips 72 hours before scheduled departure will be required to pay a 20% cancellation fees. Passengers who cancel their trips less than 72 hours before departure will be required to pay 50% rebooking fees while those who rebook 12 hours before scheduled travel time will be required to pay a 100% rebooking fee.
All passengers must have their tickets prior to boarding. Passengers with lost tickets who arrive for check-in time 30 minutes before departure may not be allowed to board. Passengers with lost tickets must make arrangements prior to boarding and unless they are able to provide sufficient information to all online tracking of their tickets, they may not be allowed to board.
All children under 12 years of age will be allowed to travel on our buses without the company and guidance of an adult (a person over 18 years). Children above 12 years old and below 18 may travel unaccompanied provided that Big Tree Buses will not be held liable for any injury, damage or loss suffered by the minor and that a valid indemnity be provided by the legal guardian or parent in respect of each unaccompanied child. Please enquire with the consultant or agent upon purchase of the ticket.
Big Tree Coaches does not provide general insurance cover for its passengers, their property or luggage. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure that he/she is adequately insured.
We collect and store the following personal information of users of this web site: information necessary for our legitimate business interest and the categories of personal information identified in The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI). This may include (amongst other things) the user´s name, identity number, telephone number, age, disability and preferences; and information automatically provided (e.g. cookies and server logs) which may include, amongst other things, information pertaining to a user´s use and navigation of this Web Site, IP addresses and the dduration and frequency of a user’s visits to this web site. Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to a user´s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are not harmful to your computer and do not carry viruses.
USE OF INFORMATION
The personal information collected on this web site may be used to provide and improve services to you and to operate and improve browsing and interaction via this web site. In addition, we may use this information to provide marketing information to you. Personal information which is collected from you will be stored and processed in the Republic of South Africa. Personal information will not be traded, sold or leased to third Parties. While we will attempt not to disclose any of your personal information to third parties, except when we have your permission or for purposes of our legitimate business interests, we do not guarantee that your personal information will not be shared with third parties without your permission. You agree that your personal information may be shared with (amongst others) the following parties: government and law enforcement agencies; credit and other payment card providers; where the law requires that we disclose your personal information to a party; where we have reason to believe that a disclosure of personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against a party who may be in breach of the terms and conditions or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal information. However, while we exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted via the internet to or from this web site and you accordingly agree that you transmit such information at your own risk. You must ensure that your username and passwords or personal identification numbers are not r evealed to any other persons. Should you divulge such information, we accept no liability for any resulting losses.