This agreement to rent equipment (“Agreement”) is made and effective by and between SLON, Inc., (“Company”) and renter (“Customer”).
Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises hereinafter set forth, the parties hereto agree as follows:
Rental period and charges
The minimum rental period is one day. We will deliver the equipment on the promised date and time and pick it up upon agreed return date and time.
Hours of operation for SLON, Inc. are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays. Equipment may be picked up at the office of SLON, Inc. after 3:00 p.m. on the day before the beginning of the rental period. Equipment picked up before 3:00 p.m. will be charged an additional half day. Equipment returned after 10:00 a.m. will be charged an additional full day. Weekend use days are charged at the daily rate.
Reservations and deposits
SLON, Inc. is not liable for any loss of revenue, or any other inconvenience, which results from the unexpected unavailability of equipment that has been reserved by the customer.
Some items may require a NON-REFUNDABLE Reservation Deposit at the time of the reservation. This deposit will be applied to the rental.
Customers may be required to make a Security Deposit equal to the value of the rented equipment. Security Deposits must be paid with a Mastercard or Visa; cash or checks will not be accepted.
A fee will be charged for canceling all or part of any rental order. This fee will vary depending on the specific circumstances and the equipment involved.
Payment and credit terms
All first-time rentals must be paid in advance with CREDIT CARD. Only VISA and MASTERCARD are accepted.
Credit Card and valid driver’s license MUST BE PRESENTED at time of delivery. Interest will be charged at the rate of 1½% per month on the unpaid balance after 10 business days.
It is the customer’s responsibility to understand the proper use and care of each item of rented equipment. SLON, Inc. is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage, directly or consequently, arising out of the use or inability to use the equipment, whether used singularly or in connection with any other equipment. Equipment that operates normally when returned will be deemed to have been in proper operating condition during the entire rental period.
The customer must, at his/her own expense, protect and keep in good state of condition and repair, the rented equipment; and must not use or operate the equipment other than in a manner and for the use contemplated by the manufacturer thereof; and must return the equipment to SLON, Inc. upon termination of the rental period, in the same condition and good order as when received, ordinary wear and tear excepted. SLON, Inc. shall have the sole discretion to determine if, and to what extent, equipment has been damaged.
The customer must reimburse SLON, Inc. for the full cost of repairs for rental equipment that is returned damaged or broken by any cause whatsoever, whether due to the customer’s fault or not. For rental equipment that is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond reasonable repair, the customer must reimburse SLON, Inc. for the full replacement value of each item. The customer may be required to further compensate SLON, Inc., in rental charges, for any time lost as a result of replacement or repair of any equipment damaged or not returned.
The cost of any insurance coverage, or other protection against damage and/or loss of equipment rented from SLON, Inc. is the sole responsibility of the customer.
The title and ownership of all rented equipment shall remain with SLON, Inc. at all times. The customer may not remove rented equipment from the State of California without prior written permission from SLON, Inc. management, and agreement to any special terms included in said written permission.
It shall be lawful for SLON, Inc. or its agents, at all reasonable times, to enter the premises upon which said rented equipment is kept, for the purpose of viewing the state and condition of said equipment.
Customer shall indemnify Company against, and hold Company and Company’s employees harmless from, any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including reasonable attorney's fees and costs, arising out of, connected with, or resulting from Customer's use of the Equipment, including without limitation the manufacture, selection, delivery, possession, use, operation, or return of the Equipment.