Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement (AGREEMENT), the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) agrees to provide a GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) or decal to the User (USER) who in turn may use it to obtain passage across the GIBA causeway system. The USER agrees to abide by all GIBA bridge and causeway rules and regulations. Failure to comply may result in cancellation and loss of privileges. Fraudulent use of stolen or lost passes will result in criminal prosecution of the offender and loss of pass privileges. All cards and stickers remain the property of GIBA and if requested, USER agrees to return to GIBA office all stickers/cards.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
To use the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) or decal in accordance with the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) or decal installation instructions.
That failure to maintain a positive GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) account balance will result in denied pass usage.
That failure to maintain a positive Gasparilla Island Bridge GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) Account balance could result in unpaid tolls and denied passage.
In applying for a GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) account, USER certifies that the information provided herein is accurate to the best of USER's knowledge. Further, USER agrees to provide and maintain an up-to-date email address and/or cell phone number to receive electronic notifications of low balance/auto replenishments.
To promptly provide updated payment information for auto-replenish accounts when credit card numbers, expiration dates or security codes on the back of the credit card change. If this option is selected, by signing (or electronically signing) this application, USER authorizes GIBA to automatically replenish USER's GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) account by charging USER's designated credit card the amount USER has specified in the application.
That GIBA shall have no obligation or liability to the USER with respect to use or performance of the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) or decal. USER agrees to indemnify and hold the GIBA, their agents, representatives and respective employees harmless from and against any and all damage, loss, cost, expense, injury or liability relating to, arising from, or as a result of the use of, or the performance of the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) or decal, or as a result of inaccurate USER account information.
To be fully responsible for any and all charges arising from the use of each GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) or decal until such time as USER either terminates the GIBA Bridge Pass account or reports it lost/stolen to GIBA.
Not to dispute toll charges that are more than 60 days old.
Once money has been put into USER's GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) account, USER understands and accepts that no credits or refunds will be issued under any circumstance.
It is USER's responsibility to report lost or stolen GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) cards and decals and stolen or sold vehicles bearing GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) window decals to GIBA as soon as possible. Any charges made against lost or stolen and/or sold vehicles with GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) decals and/or stolen vehicles with GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) window decals will be USER's responsibility until notification is documented by GIBA. USER understands these notifications must be made in writing or in person at GIBA administrative office. (Toll booth attendants are not authorized to receive verbal notification or to modify GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) accounts in any way).
USER understands that USER's account will be automatically cancelled and any money remaining in the account will be forfeited one year from the date of my last purchase.
That a receipt will be given at the toll booth for GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) transactions upon request.
The GIBA reserves the right to change, delete, limit, or modify at any time any terms of this AGREEMENT without advance notice.
All GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) card and window decals, whether issued or not, remain the exclusive property of GIBA and if requested, USER agrees to promptly return to GIBA any GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) cards or window decals issued to USER.
To provide GIBA with current, accurate and complete personal information to include, name, phone number(s), mailing address, email address, replenishment information, and provide accurate and complete updates when information changes.
Not to exceed posted speeds at toll plaza, on the bridges and throughout the causeway system.
That USER has read and understands these disclosures.
GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) ACCOUNT
USER agrees to maintain a GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) account with GIBA to cover USER's applicable tolls, charges and fees as described in this AGREEMENT. Failure to maintain a positive balance shall constitute a breach of this AGREEMENT and may subject the USER to account closure by GIBA. USER agrees that it is their responsibility to monitor usage, account balance, and expiration date. GIBA provides a variety of means for checking account balances (including but not limited to monthly statements, online review, and in-lane low balance notifications) and will attempt to notify the customer of balance alerts as a courtesy. GIBA shall not be responsible for any consequences arising as a result of failure to maintain a positive account balance.
GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) ACCOUNT OPTIONS
Option 1 - Discount Car Pass $97.50- 25 trip minimum @ $3.90 per trip. Additional Fee $5 for each RFID card or sticker you want on your account.
Option 2 - Non-Discount Car Pass $60.00- 10 trips @ $6.00 per trip. Additional Fee $5 for each RFID card or sticker you want on your account.
Any type of vehicle is eligible to have a GIBA Standard Bridge Pass Account but may not be eligible for a discount. Dual wheel pick-up trucks with modified body, RV's, commercial trucks, and trailers pay $5.50 per axle. Standard accounts expire one year from the last purchase date.
Option 3 - Annual Unlimited Car Pass $780.00- Unlimited trips for 1 year from your purchase date. Additional Fee $5 for RFID sticker.
Only cars and standard pick-up trucks are eligible for an unlimited annual pass. Dual wheel pick-up trucks with modified body, RV's, commercial trucks, and trailers are not eligible for the annual pass. This option is one sticker, one car, one year, and requires the sticker to be affixed to the vehicle, NO EXCEPTIONS. Annual accounts expire one year from the last purchase date. USER understand that if USER does not permanently attach the Annual pass decal to ONE vehicle only, or if USER circumvents this policy by any means, USER will forfeit the privileges to use the GIBA Annual Pass program, USER's account will be cancelled, and any funds remaining will be forfeited to GIBA.
REPLENISHMENT THRESHOLD FOR STANDARD ACCOUNTS
A Low Balance occurs whenever the Account balance drops to or below the established Account Replenishment Threshold (minimum $19.50, or another higher amount chosen by the USER). The initial Replenishment Threshold should be based on at least three days of anticipated usage. GIBA reserves the right to increase the Replenishment Threshold based on USER's usage patterns to aid in the maintenance of the USER's account(s).
Whenever the account balance drops to or below the replenishment threshold, USER agrees to replenish account with one of by one of the following methods.
Automatic account replenishment by credit/debit card: USER's credit/debit card registered in the Account will be charged a replenishment amount. GIBA reserves the right to increase the account replenishment amount to compensate for usage patterns without notifying the USER. If a credit/debit card charge is declined more than once, USER may become ineligible for automatic replenishment.
Manual account replenishment: USER should replenish their account before or once it reaches low balance to maintain a positive balance and avoid interruption in service.
The options for renewal are as follows:
Option 1 - Standard Discount Car Pass $97.50 minimum
Option 2 - Standard Non-Discount Car Pass $60.00
Option 3 - Annual Unlimited Car Pass $780.00
LOST OR STOLEN BG PASS CARD OR STICKER
USER must notify GIBA immediately in writing or in person of any lost or stolen GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) or decal, identifying the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) or decal by card number. Until GIBA is notified, the USER will continue to be responsible for charges. Once notified, GIBA will invalidate the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) or decal.
DAMAGED BG PASS CARD OR STICKER
The GIBA Bridge Pass card or sticker is the property of GIBA. Any GIBA Bridge Pass card or sticker that has been altered, copied, defaced, or damaged in any manner must be replaced as soon as possible. This will be done at the GIBA office and at the USER's expense. GIBA Bridge pass cards and stickers shall not be tampered with, altered, copied as this is strictly prohibited. Worn GIBA Bridge Pass cards and stickers are to be replaced as soon as possible at the GIBA office.
GIBA may terminate this AGREEMENT at any time. Upon termination of this AGREEMENT, the account will be closed. Account balances cannot be transferred and THERE ARE NO REFUNDS under any circumstances for any balance remaining.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
It is expressly understood and agreed that the USER authorizes GIBA to access USER's credit card or debit card and make charges authorized under this AGREEMENT. The Gasparilla Island GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) USER expressly understands and agrees that GIBA will not be liable to a GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) USER for any damages resulting from these actions. Additionally, GIBA shall not be liable for:
Any incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of use, revenues, profits, or savings, even if GIBA knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages; or
Claims, demands, or actions against GIBA by any person, corporation, or other legal entity resulting from the use of GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) cards or decals, credit report inquiry, check authorization, and/or charging of the USER's credit card, debit or check card. USERs who elect to provide funds via automatic draft drawn directly against account deposits agree to be responsible for the adequacy of those funds to satisfy all amounts drawn against them.
GIBA may change the terms of this AGREEMENT at any time by providing electronic or written notice to the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) USER. If the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) is used after a GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) USER receives notice of the new terms of this AGREEMENT, then the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) USER shall be bound by the new GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) terms.
For purposes of this AGREEMENT, the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) USER shall be deemed to have received notice 5 days after the notification of changes is either posted on the website, emailed, or deposited with the United States Postal Service, postage prepaid, addressed to the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) USER at the most recent address registered on the GIBA Bridge Pass (BG Pass) USER's Account record at GIBA.
The captions used in this AGREEMENT have been inserted for convenience and for reference only and shall not be deemed to limit or define the text of this AGREEMENT. The provisions of this AGREEMENT are severable, and if any provision or part of this AGREEMENT or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall ever be held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional for any reason, the remainder of this AGREEMENT and the application of such provision or part of this AGREEMENT to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected. For the purpose of giving all notice(s) to GIBA required under the provisions of this AGREEMENT, USER shall send notice to the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority, PO Box 1918, Boca Grande, FL 33921.
The transactions contemplated under this AGREEMENT, its validity, and effect, are exclusively governed by, and shall be exclusively construed an enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. Further, any action relating to, or arising out of, this AGREEMENT shall be instituted and prosecuted in the Circuit Court of Charlotte County. Jurisdiction shall lie only in the state courts and not with any federal court(s) for any action or suit arising out of this AGREEMENT.