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İDO A.Ş. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS, VEHICLES AND BAGGAGE

ARTICLE 1 - DEFINITIONS
1.    CARRIER:  The company holding the licence for carrying passengers and vehicles on City Lines, Intercity Lines and Car Ferry Lines is İstanbul Deniz Otobüsleri AŞ. Address:  Kennedy cad. Yenikapı Hızlı Feribot İskelesi  Fatih / İstanbul

2.    TRIP: The act of transportation on one the Carrier's lines on a particular day and at a particular time from one point to another.

3.    INTERCITY ROUTES: Intercity fast ferry and sea bus lines.

4.    CITY ROUTES:  Sea bus lines within Istanbul.

5.    CONVENTIONAL FERRY ROUTES:  The open deck, conventional ferry lines carrying vehicles and passengers.

6.    TRANSACTION FEE:  The fee added to the ticket price for the sales service of any intercity line. The added fee may vary depending on the sales channel.

7.    INVOICE:  Tickets for intercity lines are valid as an invoice.

8.    FARES: The fee paid for the right to travel on an intercity line, a city line or a conventional ferry line.

9.    TICKET: The transport document issued by or on behalf of the Carrier marked with the heading "passenger and vehicle ticket", which lists the Transport Terms and Conditions and warnings.

10.    DAYS: Refers to the seven calendar days of the week including bank holidays, with the proviso that in terms of notification, the day on which a notification is received or in terms of determining its period of effectiveness, the issue date of the Ticket or the day of commencement of transportation is not taken into consideration.

11.    BAGGAGE:
The objects, materials and other personal belongings necessary for the passenger's  short term needs of for their holiday. In no case may baggage exceed 20 kg in Economy Class and 30 kg in Business Class.

12.    REGISTERED BAGGAGE:  The baggage accepted for carriage by the Carrier
upon the issue of a baggage coupon.

13.    UNREGISTERED BAGGAGE
: Any other baggage carried by the passenger that is not registered baggage.

14.    CARRIER'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The terms and conditions published or produced by the Carrier which regulates the carriage of Passengers and/or baggage and which is valid on the date of issue of the ticket and includes the fare in force at the time.


15.    AGENCIES: The  İDO ticket sales agency authorised by the Carrier to represent it in the sale  
of passenger transportation services by sea.

17.     PASSENGER: The persons, with the exception of the operation and management personnel of sea buses and ferries, who are or are to be transported,  subject to the consent of the carrier, via sea buses, fast ferries and conventional ferries.

18.    CARRIED VEHICLE: The vehicles which use the sea transportation service provided by İDO’s ships which are adapted for the purpose of carrying vehicles.

19.    DAMAGE: Includes death, injury, delay, loss, damage, partial damage or other harm arising in connection with the carriage service during the course of carriage by the Carrier or in connection with other services related to the carriage.

20.    FLUID PRICING: İDO is not bound to applying a fixed fare, and the fee schedule varies depending on the proximity of departure, on a particular day or at particular times and on the number of vacancies on the ship.


ARTICLE 2 - SCOPE

1. GENERAL
The Carriage Regulations specified here apply to the carriage of all passengers and vehicles transported by sea by the Carrier for a fare.

2. REDUCED PRICE and FREE TRAVEL
Unless any other regulations  are introduced by the Carrier concerning carriage regulations, agreements, tickets and other free passes, the General Conditions herein also apply to any carriage based on discounts or free travel.

3. LAWS TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER THE CARRIER'S RULES

In the event that any condition referred to herein or contained in these Carrier's Rules is contrary to applicable laws, government rulings, orders or requests that cannot be renounced by the parties, any conditions herein that are contrary to the law cannot be applied. The invalidity of any ONE condition does not affect the validity of the other conditions.


ARTICLE 3 - TICKET


1.  TICKET AS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF CONTRACT OF CARRIAGE


Until proved otherwise the Passenger Ticket serves as prima facie evidence of a carriage agreement between the carrier and the passenger in possession of the ticket. The contract conditions listed on the ticket are a summary of some of the Carriage Conditions herein.

2. PRESENTING THE TICKET

A passenger who fails to present a valid ticket as issued by the carrier according to the Carriage Conditions is not entitled to claim any rights. The Passenger is not entitled to carriage in the event that the presented ticket is ripped or torn, or has been modified by anyone other than the Carrier or its authorised agent.

3. LOSS OF TICKETS


In the event of loss of the ticket İDO AŞ cannot issue a replacement. The passenger may only travel upon purchase of a new ticket for the relevant trip.

4. TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE

A passenger ticket issued in a person's name may not be transferred or resold.  If a ticket is presented for carriage or refund by anyone other than the person entitled by that ticket to travel, as long as the carrier carries or refunds the person who has presented that ticket in good faith, it is not liable to the person entitled to travel with that ticket.  

5. TICKET PRICES AT DIFFERENT SALES CHANNELS

Tickets for İDO city sea buses and fast ferries are sold through different sales channels. In the event that a ticket offered at a reduced price is acquired at a higher price through a different channel as a consequence of temporary problems, the difference between the reduced price and the sales price cannot be claimed.

6. FARE TARIFFS FOR INTERCITY ROUTES, CITY ROUTES AND CONVENTIONAL FERRY ROUTES

Visit www.ido.com.tr or call Customer Services on  +90  850 222 44 36 for more information. Because a dynamic pricing system is in effect for intercity lines there are no fixed fares.

7.  SALE OF TICKETS FOR INTERCITY ROUTES

Sale of tickets for intercity trips that take place during the course of a year will begin on dates specified by the carrier.


8. TICKETS WITH NUMBERED AND UNNUMBERED  SEATS ON INTERCITY ROUTES

On Intercity Lines, the carrier specifies whether the seats are numbered or unnumbered on specific lines or trips.   The carrier reserves the right to change a trip with numbered  seats into a trip with unnumbered seats.

9.  REDUCED PRICE TICKETS

The carrier shall specify which persons are eligible to purchase reduced price tickets.
Passengers in possession of reduced price tickets must show their discount pass at the Terminal or when requested to do so by the ferry staff during the course of the journey. Failure to do so will result in the passenger being charged twice the amount of the difference between the full price and the reduced price.


10.  TRAVEL WITHOUT A TICKET (ILLEGAL TRIP)

Passengers on Intercity Lines, City Lines and Conventional Ferries who are discovered to be travelling without a ticket will be charged twice the ticket price.


11. CARRIAGE OF DISABLED PASSENGERS

Information on the carriage of disabled passengers may be found on our İDO corporate WEB sevice:   http://www.ido.com.tr

12. TICKET CANCELLATION  / CONDITIONS FOR REFUNDS AND CHANGES
Following the purchase of a ticket for an İDO intercity trip, in the event that trip is cancelled for reasons beyond the control of İDO (such as adverse sea or weather conditions, etc. ) the ticket price will be refunded to the passenger in full; in the event that a ticket is subsequently purchased for an alternative date, any potential price difference between the fare for the cancelled trip and that of the newly purchased ticket cannot be claimed.

Please click here for the ticket cancellation / conditions for refunds and changes.


ARTICLE 4  - BOARDING AND DISEMBARKING  PROCEDURES


The passenger shall proceed to the area identified by the Carrier for the boarding procedure in a manner which is compatible with the carrier's departure and boarding procedures, and shall not arrive at the boarding gate any later than the time specified by the carrier. Failure on the part of the passenger to be at the departure terminal at the time specified by the Carrier (30 minutes prior to the time of departure) will result in the loss of the right to travel if crowded conditions or other circumstances at the terminal prevent the passenger from travelling; the loss of this right may not be contested.
Any ticket purchased is only valid for the trip specified on it and does not constitute a right to travel on any other trip; expired tickets are invalid.

It is the passenger's responsibility to check that the details on the ticket are correct; any objections presented subsequently are invalid.

It is dangerous and prohibited for passengers to board or disembark car ferries, sea buses and ferries before the landing ramp has been fully lowered and the ferry staff have given the go-ahead for boarding or disembarking and before the necessary safety precautions have been taken.


ARTICLE 5 - REFUSAL AND RESTRICTION OF CARRIAGE  

1. RIGHT TO REFUSE CARRIAGE


The Carrier may, for security reasons or at its discretion, refuse the right of carriage of Passengers or Passenger Baggage or their vehicles for the following and similar reasons:

  • Passenger misconduct, age or mental or physical state,
  • If the passenger requires special assistance from the Carrier,
  • If they cause a disturbance to or provoke complaints from other passengers or
  • if they present any kind of risk or danger to others or to their property,
  • If the passenger's failure to observe the carrier's instructions requires such a refusal to be made,
  • If the passenger refuses security checks
  • If the Ticket presented by the passenger has been acquired illegally, or if it has been issued or purchased by someone other than the Carrier or its authorised agent, or if it is reported as being stolen or lost, or if it is a forged ticket, or if someone other than the Carrier or its authorised agent has modified it or if it is ripped (in which case the Carrier reserves the right to confiscate such a Ticket) or if the person presenting the Ticket is unable to demonstrate that s/he is the person named in the section "Passenger Name" (in which case the Carrier reserves the right to confiscate such a Ticket).
  • The purchase of a ticket notwithstanding, the Carrier may, for safety reasons, refuse to carry vehicles that pose a danger owing to dangerous cargo, or because their height is liable to affect the balance of the ship, or if they present a danger in parking, docking or manoeuvring due to their dimension, weight, or other causes. The First Mate is authorised to determine  these matters. In such an event the ticket price will be refunded in full.
  • Vehicles that run on flammable, explosive gases, such as LPG or CNG, are not accepted on ferries with enclosed vehicle decks. The passenger is responsible for stating whether the vehicle runs on LPG at the time the ticket is purchased. In the event that the passenger fails to state this information, the carrier cannot be held liable for the resulting pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages.
  • The carrier reserves the right to refuse carriage to passengers who arrive at the boarding terminal in an inebriated state or while under the influence of drugs to the extent that they adversely affect the safety or comfort of other passengers or disrupt the journey. In such an event the ticket price will be refunded in full.
  • The Carrier shall not pay compensation to Passengers who have been refused carriage.



2. CARRIAGE RESTRICTIONS

Admission for carriage of unaccompanied children, passengers requiring special assistance, pregnant women or sick people may be subject to prior agreement and arrangement with the carrier, as per the Carriage Terms and Conditions. During the carriage of such passengers, the carrier may not in any way be held liable for any deterioration in the health of the passengers in question.

Children under the age of 16 (sixteen) may not travel unless accompanied by an adult. In the event that they do travel unaccompanied, İDO cannot be held liable for any damages or harm that may be incurred.


ARTICLE 6 - BAGGAGE
1. FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Passengers are entitled to take on board one suitcase not exceeding 20kg plus one item of hand luggage for Economy Class and 30 kg for Business Class.The carrier reserves the right to request payment for any baggage exceeding these 2 (two) items indicated.
Except in cases where they are damaged through the fault of the carrier, the carrier is not responsible for hand luggage.
Wheelchairs of physically disabled passengers are accepted on board free of charge in addition to the hand luggage stated above.

2. ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED AS BAGGAGE
The following items may not be carried in Passenger Baggage:
Articles not matching the definition for baggage,
Dangerous materials defined as materials prohibited in maritime transport, materials with characteristics that may endanger sea buses, ferries, the carrier staff or passengers or their property (more information may be obtained from the Carrier on request),

Materials considered to be prohibited in maritime transportation,
Fragile or damageable materials or materials deemed unsuitable for carriage at the discretion of the Carrier on account of their weight or dimension, live animals not included in the regulations of article 6, firearms and ammunition may not be placed in baggage.

The passenger may not place fragile or damageable materials, money, jewellery, precious metals, silver, deeds or other commercially valuable documents, passports or other identification documents or copies of the same  in registered baggage. The carrier cannot be held liable for any damages arising from the placement of items listed in this clause inside the Baggage.

3. RIGHT OF REFUSAL TO CARRY BAGGAGE

  • The Carrier may refuse to carry as baggage those items that have been identified as being prohibited and similar items and may also refuse carriage of items that are not detected initially but are detected when they are handled.
  • With the exception of those items listed in Clause 6.2, the Carrier may refuse to carry any article as baggage on account of its dimension, shape, weight or properties.
  • The Carrier may refuse to carry as registered or unregistered baggage any articles that have not been packed into bags or suitcases or other suitable containers with the necessary care to ensure their safe carriage.


4. THE RIGHT TO SEARCH
For safety and security reasons the carrier may request permission from the passenger to search his/her person, vehicle and baggage and may carry out, or have the search carried out, in the absence of the passenger.
In the event that the passenger does not comply with this request, the Carrier may refuse to carry the passenger, his/her vehicle and/or baggage.

5. EXCESS BAGGAGE
The passenger shall pay a fee for the carriage of baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance stated in the baggage regulations. The Carrier may refuse to carry baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance and/or baggage for which an excess baggage fee has not been paid.

6. CARRIAGE OF ANIMALS

Dogs, cats, domestic birds and other domestic animals with a valid vaccination and health certificate may be accepted for carriage, upon prior agreement with the Carrier as per the Carriage Terms and Conditions.

Pets are accepted for carriage free of charge in cages provided by their owners (dogs must wear a muzzle) and may only be carried in areas indicated by the ship's staff; they may not travel in the passenger lounge.


Guide dogs accompanying vision- or hearing-impaired passengers shall be carried free of charge together with their cages and their food as per the carriage conditions in addition to the free baggage allowance.

Acceptance of animals for carriage is subject to their owners accepting all liability for the animal in question. The carrier will not be liable for the death, illness, loss or injury of the animal during the course of the journey or for any expenses or other damages arising from such an occurrence.

Those dogs that are of a size that cannot fit in a cage should be admitted on board of the fast ferry, on the condition that they have their muzzle on, from the outside of the terminal building (vehicle tollgates-passenger exit


ARTICLE 7 - CARRIAGE TARIFFS , CARRIAGE CANCELLATIONS


1.  CARRIAGE TARIFFS

The Carrier undertakes to comply with the carriage tariffs published at the date of travel and undertakes to exert its best endeavours to transport the passenger and his/her baggage within a reasonable time. However, it is possible that trips may be delayed or cancelled on account of circumstances beyond the Carrier's control. İDO cannot be held liable for any pecuniary or non-pecuniary damages arising from such an event.

2.  PLANNED OR UNPLANNED CARRIAGE CHANGES AND TRIP CANCELLATIONS

In the event that due to forces majeures the ship docks at a destination other than that specified, the carrier reserves the right to choose between procuring alternative means of transport and carrying the passengers to the destination specified on the ticket or refunding the price difference between the destination at which the passengers disembark and that specified on the ticket.

The Carrier reserves the right to change the type of ship assigned to any city line, intercity line or conventional ferry line without prior notice.

3. TRIP CANCELLATION
Forces majeures (technical difficulties, acts of nature, adverse weather and sea conditions) may result in delays and trip cancellations. İDO cannot be held liable for any pecuniary or non-pecuniary damages arising from such an event.

ARTICLE 8 – FREE CARRIAGE
The carrier is not subject to law number 4736. It is under no obligation to issue a free or reduced price ticket to any person or organisation.
The Carrier is entitled to issue free or reduced price tickets according to its own regulation criteria.  
Free transport on public transport sea buses is offered to persons who have been disabled in the fight against terrorism, the widowed spouses of those killed, female minors registered under social security organisations other than T.C. Emekli Sandığı (which provides benefits for widows and orphans) who do not work and do not receive a monthly stipend from these organisations, boys who are disabled and dependent to the extent that they are unable to work, their children below the age of eighteen, and their parents.

ARTICLE 9- MISCONDUCT ON SEA BUSES AND FERRIES

1. In the event that a passenger behaves in a manner which endangers the ship or any individual or property or which impedes any member of the transportation staff from performing his/her duties or fails to comply with the requests of the transportation staff or gives rise to reasonable complaints from other passengers, the carrier may take the measures it deems appropriate to prevent the continuation of the misconduct in question, including restraining the passenger.

2. Passengers may not use any electronic devices on the ship without the consent of the carrier, only hearing aids required for health reasons and pacemakers may be used.

Passengers must not leave their seats during departure and docking manoeuvres. Passengers must observe any warnings announced by the public address system or displayed on screen during the course of the journey. The carrier shall not be liable for any injuries or damages arising from failure to comply with these regulations.

4. Passengers are not permitted under any circumstances to smoke cigarettes or any other form of tobacco or to consume drugs on any intercity line, city line or conventional ferry line.


ARTICLE 10- CARRIER ARRANGEMENTS

If, during the execution of the carrier agreement the carrier makes arrangements for the provision of additional services, the carrier shall not be liable for such arrangements, except in the event of negligence.

ARTICLE 11-  SECURITY CHECKS
Passengers are required to observe all security measures and checks applied by the carrier.


ARTICLE 12- LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES


1. The carrier shall only be liable for damages incurred to a passenger or baggage in the event that such damages are due to the fault of the carrier.  In the event that the passenger is guilty of contributory negligence, the carrier's liability may be reduced or disregarded in accordance with legal provisions.

2. The Carrier is only liable for damages incurred during carriage it performs. It shall not be liable for carriage performed by another carrier.
3. As long as the carrier is not proven to be guilty of gross negligence, the carrier shall not be liable for damages incurred to unregistered baggage. In the event that a passenger is guilty of contributory negligence, the carrier's liability shall be subject to the provisions of the applicable legislation governing contributory negligence.
4. The carrier shall not be liable for any damages arising from its fulfilment of the provisions of any law or government decisions, requests or requirements, and similarly shall not be liable for any Damages arising from the passenger's failure to observe the same.
5. Carrier liability is limited to the actual proven amount of damages not exceeding the liability limit. The Carrier shall not be liable for any other damages that may occur indirectly.
6. The carrier is not liable for any injuries caused to the passenger on account of an object contained inside passenger baggage or for any damage caused to the passenger baggage. In the event that the property of any passenger causes damage to any person or to any person's property or to the carrier's property, that passenger shall be liable for indemnifying the carrier for all Damages and expenses incurred.
7. The Carrier shall not be liable for any damage caused to fragile or damageable materials, money, jewellery, precious metals, silver, deeds or other commercially valuable documents, passports or other identification documents or copies of the same carried inside the baggage.
8. If a passenger is in danger or at risk on account of age, mental or physical state, the carrier shall not be liable for any illness, injury or disability or resulting death of a passenger as a consequence of the above situation in the event that the health of said passenger deteriorates during carriage.

9. Laws restricting the carrier's liability or exempting it are equally applicable to the carrier's representatives, agencies, personnel, crew and the person steering the carrier's ship and his/her representatives, personnel and crew. The total sum of indemnification that can be claimed from the carrier and its representatives, personnel and crew cannot exceed the upper limit of the carrier's liability.

10. In the event of an accident resulting in passenger death, injury or bodily harm, the carrier's liability shall not be subject to any limitations prescribed by law. In the event that the carrier demonstrates that the death or injury was the cause of the damage or demonstrates the existence of concurrent negligence, the carrier shall be partly or wholly released from liability under applicable law.
11. In the event that the carrier waives their liability limit or their claim of non-liability, no social security or claims for indemnification from similar public organisations or institutions shall apply, regardless of the form in which they are alleged.  The carrier shall provide indemnification for any indemnifiable damages of passengers deprived of their benefits that exceed the payments made by the social security or similar public organisations or institutions.


ARTICLE 13 – OTHER CARRIAGES 
Carriages carried out pursuant to the lease of boats using the service “ÖZEL ÖZEL SEFERLERİ” ("SPECIAL TRIPS") offered by İDO and which include the transportation of dangerous materials and the organisation of all types of events (weddings, meetings, excursions, private transportation, etc. ) are bound by regulations stipulated in a separate contract that will be drawn up for these activities.

ARTICLE 14 -   CLAIMS AND COURT HEARINGS ARISING FROM CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS  
TIME LIMITATION


1. SUBMISSION OF COMPLAINTS
Customers should submit their complaints within 7 days of the incident that gave rise to their grievance, together with evidence, if it exists, (tickets, etc. ) to one of the following channels.  The message will be dealt with within 15 days of receipt.

Customers may address their complaints to the General Directorship of İDO via one of the channels listed below:

E-mail:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Telephone:  +90  850 222 44 36  (press 7).
Fax:  +90 212 517 39 58
SMS:  3436 Suggestions (detailed information at www.ido.com.tr)
www.ido.com.tr:   By completing a Contact Form.
Request and Complaint Forms:  Customers may submit their complaints by completing a request and complaint form which is available on Fast Ferries, Conventional Ferries (only on the Eskihisar – Topçular line) and at the terminals.


2. PREREQUISITE FOR HEARING (NOTIFICATION OF COMPLAINT)
In the event of damage to registered Baggage, if the person in charge of receiving the Baggage does not notify the Carrier of the damage immediately upon discovery, and within a maximum of 7 days after accepting the Baggage, or, in the event of delay, within twenty one days of the Baggage being delivered to him/her, s/he is not entitled to initiate proceedings on account of the damage. Complaints must be received in writing within the deadlines stipulated above.

3. TIME LIMITATION OF HEARINGS (STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS)

If a suit for damages is not filed within two years of the vessel reaching its destination or of the date on which it was scheduled to reach its destination or from the date on which carriage was interrupted, the statute of limitations goes into effect for any case or petition for loss or damages.

ARTICLE 15 - DISCLAIMER  
No agency, member of staff or representative of the Carrier is authorised to change or make a disclaimer regarding the present Carriage Conditions.

ARTICLE 16 - PRIVACY

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. İDO A.Ş. acts in the most meticulous manner to protect personal data that belongs to company’s clients. By visiting our webpage and/or using online services you agree to terms listed below:

İDO A.Ş. can collect your shared personal information such as your name, last name, address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, identity information, tickets and travel data. The collected data may be used to offer you better service, product and options, improve our website, manage processes that are related to your account, create report analysis confirmation and statistical data by establishing a database for trips, services, products, campaigns, promotions and share with specialists provided that privacy terms are followed, for İDO and partner companies to contact you via e-mail, sms and phone. İDO may share your personal information with companies that it procures services in compliance with terms stated above and/or with judicial and administrative authorities in case of a legal liability.  


ARTICLE 17 – CHANGES
İDO A.Ş. is entitled to change these carriage conditions partly or wholly as and when it deems necessary.


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