Special Terms and Conditions of Use for Drones

The use of drones must comply with the relevant laws, regulations and rules as specified by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) as well as the manufacturer's operating instructions. The customer must assure that he

  • flies a drone for purely recreational purposes (enjoyment); Flying the drone for any non-recreational purpose is strictly forbidden as this is subject to different requirements as regulated under Part 107 rules (14 CFR Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems). follows the safety guidelines of an FAA-recognized Community Based Organization (CBO); Note: FAA has not yet begun officially recognizing CBOs. Recreational flyers are directed to follow the safety guidelines of existing aeromodeling organizations or use the FAA provided safety guidelines per Advisory Circular 91-57B.

  • has familiarized himself with the contents of the user manual prepared by the manufacturer;

  • keeps the drone within the visual line of sight or uses a visual observer who is co-located (physically next to) and in direct communication with him;

  • gives way to and does not interfere with manned aircraft;

  • flies at or below 400' in controlled airspace (Class B, C, D, and E) only with prior authorization by using LAANC or DroneZone;

  • flies at or below 400 feet in Class G (uncontrolled) airspace; Note: Flying drones in certain airspace is not allowed. Classes of airspace and flying restrictions can be found on the FAA’s B4UFLY app or the UAS Facility Maps webpage.

  • takes The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) and carries proof of test passage.

  • complies with applicable registration requirements, i.e. registers with FAA as a drone operator and affixes his registration number on the drone, as exemplified by FAA here (to be removed before the drone is returned to Grover) and carries proof of registration when flying;

  • exercises the necessary duty of care particularly but not limited to ensuring that he - unless required differently on an exceptional basis - does not use the drone over crowds of people and in inclement weather conditions, does not operate a drone under the influence of drugs or alcohol and does not interfere with emergency response or law enforcement activities

  • observes the relevant data protection requirements when recording, publishing and distributing image and video recordings produced with the help of drones and safeguards the privacy rights of persons depicted on these recordings.

  • complies with the minimum age requirements (as prescribed a minimum age of 13 years);

In case the customer violates any of these rules, and/or operates in a dangerous manner, he may be subject to FAA enforcement action. For further information, please read Advisory Circular 91-57B.

Grover expressly notifies the customer that the customer is the sole person in control of the drone and bears strict liability for damages. The customer has the sole responsibility for the drone during the rental term.

The customer shall bear full liability for damages resulting from infringements against statutory requirements and inappropriate use of the drone.

The customer shall indemnify the provider against any and all third-party claims brought against Grover in connection with the leased drone. This does not apply if the customer is not at fault for the cause of the damage.

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