GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR THE TOURIST AUTOMOBILE POLICY
SPECIFICATIONS, TERMS, CONDITIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
Qualitas Compañía de Seguros, hereinafter known as the "Company" and the policyholder, hereinafter known as the "Insured", have agreed on the coverages and sums insured that appear on the face of the policy as being contracted, it being understood that one or several of the basic coverages may be selected and in addition if it is so desired, one or several of the additional coverages may be contracted.
For the purpose of the present contract, the interested parties agree on the following definitions:
Insured: It is any person whomsoever who drives the vehicle described on the face of the policy with the expressed or tacit consent of the owner.
Vehicle: It is an automotive unit described on the face of this policy, including its special equipment such as signs, advertisements, radio, clock, fog and search lights, exterior mirrors, visors and other accessories that are different than those that the manufacturer installs as original equipment.
Trailer: It is a “towed unit” trailer that includes equipment that is attached to the vehicle, excluding household belongings and personal items.
Boat: It is the boat specified on the face of the policy and the platform or trailer on which the boat is mounted as if it were a single unit.
CLAUSE 1ª. SPECIFICATIONS OF RISKS
RISK 1 PHYSICAL DAMAGE (COLLISION)
A. Collision, Turnover and Plate Glass
Loss or material damage that the insured automobile may suffer as a result of a collision, turnover and plate glass breakage are covered by this item a) shall be paid by the Company only in excess of the deductible mentioned on the face of the policy and for which the Insured shall always be liable for the amount of the deductible. The before mentioned deductible shall be applied to each accident that is to be indemnified in accordance with the terms and conditions of this section.
Material damage to the insured vehicle caused by grounding, sinking, fire, explosion, collision, turnover or derailment of the means of transportation used when being transported by land, air or water, as well as by the insured vehicle falling into the sea during loading, unloading maneuvers or transshipment, including the contribution of the Insured to general or particular average, including the salvage charges for which the Insured may be held liable.
C. Towing Expenses
In the event of an accident that is to be indemnified under the terms of this policy, the Company shall pay the towing expenses necessary to tow the insured vehicle anywhere within the limits of the Republic of Mexico, and to the place where the Company decides the vehicle is to be repaired, as well as pay for the expenses up to a limit of $500.00 US that are necessary to put the vehicle into condition to be towed.
The coverage for Risk 1, Physical Damage, is contracted with the invariable application to each accident of an amount to be paid by the Insured known as a deductible. The amount of this deductible is determined by applying the percentage that appears on the face of the policy to the sum insured that is in force, subject to the minimum amounts specified thereon.
RISK 2 TOTAL THEFT AND MATERIAL DAMAGE (COMPREHENSIVE)
A. Total Theft of the Vehicle:
Total theft of the insured vehicle, as well as the loss or damage that may occur as a result of such total loss
B. Fire, Lightning and/or Explosion:
Material damage that the vehicle may suffer as a consequence of fire, lightning and/or explosion
C. Strikes and Civil Commotion
Material damage that the vehicle may suffer by the acts of third parties involved in work stoppages, strikes, labor disturbances, political meetings, mutiny or popular uprisings; or by malicious mischief committed during the time such acts are being carried out; or material damage caused by measures of suppression taken by legally constituted Authorities in the performance of their duties
Damage resulting from vandalism is excluded
D. Natural Phenomena
Material damage that the insured vehicle may suffer as a result of cyclone, hurricane, hail, earthquake or volcanic eruption, avalanches, flood (caused by the overflow of rivers, lakes or inlets, with the exception of salt water), land or rock slides, the fall or collapse of constructions, buildings, structures or other similar objects, including falling trees and branches.
The coverages for Risk 2, are contracted with the invariable application of an amount to be paid by the Insured known as a deductible. The amount of this deductible is determined by applying the percentage that appears on the face of the policy to the sum insured that is in force, subject to the minimum amounts specified thereon.
In connection with Sections 1 and 2, coverage is also included for the special equipment that is installed in the insured automobile by adding the cost of said special equipment to the value of the automobile and thus it forms part of the sum insured. It is hereby understood that for the effects of this contract, special equipment consists of lettering, signs, radio, clocks, fog and spot lights, outside mirrors, visors and other similar accessories.
RISK 3 THIRD PARTY LIABILITY
Coverage is in effect, for property damage and/or bodily injury, in accordance with the current legislation applicable in the Republic of Mexico on the subject of legal civil liability of the Insured or of any person that is driving the vehicle with the expressed or tacit consent and as a consequence of said use, may cause damage to property that does not belong to the Insured or to persons related to the Insured and/or bodily injury or death to third parties.
Without exceeding the sums insured that are shown on the face of the policy, the payments that the Insured makes shall be subject to the following concepts:
A. Damage to Property Belonging to Third Parties
B. Medical Expenses First Aid
Medical and/or burial expenses as the case may be to third parties that are injured by the vehicle insured incurred while administering first aid
C. Medical and/or Burial
Medical and/or expenses as the case may be to third parties that are injured by the vehicle insured
D. Legal Indemnity
The legal indemnity that has to be paid for death, total or partial disability, be it permanent or temporary
E. Court Costs
The expenses and court expenses that the Insured or the driver es sentenced to pay arising out of a suit for civil liability brought against the Insured
F. Occupant Bodily Injury
In any case liability for Bodily injuries to the occupants of the vehicle is not covered
Punitive damages are specifically excluded.
RISK 4 MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR OCCUPANTS
The payment of medical expenses that are incurred within the Republic of Mexico for the concept of hospitalization, medical attention, nurses, ambulance service and funeral expenses as a result of bodily injury suffered by the Insured or by any of the occupants of the vehicle insured in a traffic accident or by fire, explosion, or meteorological phenomena while traveling in a compartment, cover or cabin designed for the purpose of transporting passengers.
Medical expenses covered under this policy are:
Room and board in the hospital, physiotherapy, expenses inherent to hospitalization, drugs and medicines in general that are prescribed by a Doctor that is legally authorized to practice medicine.
B. Medical Attention
The medical services required that are provided by professionals legally authorized to practice their profession.
The cost of the services of nurses that are legally authorized to practice their profession for a maximum period of 30 days.
D. Ambulance Service
The expense incurred for ambulance service, when this is considered indispensable.
E. Funeral Expenses
The expenses incurred for this concept are covered up to a maximum amount of 50% of the sum insured per passenger and shall be reimbursed upon the presentation of the corresponding documents.
In the event that at the time of the accident, the number of passengers injured is in excess of the number of persons insured, the limit of liability per person shall be paid in a proportional manner.
The Company shall pay the above mentioned expenses up to the time as the sum insured for each person is exhausted. The obligation of the Company shall automatically cease when the effects of the injury disappear or when the doctor releases the patient or when the medical or funeral expenses incurred have been paid.
Specific exclusions for Medical Expenses for Occupants.
This insurance in no way covers:
A. Outside Mexico
The payment of expenses incurred abroad for hospitalization, medical attention, nurses and ambulance service
B. Doctor Visits and Check-ups
Expenses incurred for general physical exams for the purpose of determining the state of health known as a "CHECKUP" and that are performed after the Insured insured joins the plan
C. Abroad Services
The difference in the diagnostic services, laboratory tests and X-rays that were performed abroad
D. Hospital Upgrades
Expense for a hospital room when it is different from the standard room, as well as meals for the room companion
E. Plastic Surgery
Orthodontic treatments and plastic surgery
RISK 5 LEGAL EXPENSES
The Company agrees with the Insured that by means of the obligation to pay the corresponding premiums, it agrees to cover the:
- lega1 fees
- expenses inherent to a criminal trial
- immediate issuance of a bond through a Surety company in order to obtain the temporary freedom of the driver
- release of the vehicle involved and/or cover the amount of the bond for the same purposes when so required at the time that the Insured is requested to cover as a result of an accident in which the vehicle property of the Insured is involved in an accident covered in this policy
The coverage that is issued is subject to the following:
1. The Company agrees to cover the legal expenses that the Insured has to pay as a result of an automobile accident The Insured shall have the right to request that the Company pay the expenses that are hereinafter described up to the limits that are mentioned herein:
A. The professional services received of a judicial nature by the Insured in dealing with the penal or administrative problem that occurred.
The Company shall pay for the professional services as a maximum an amount equivalent to $2,000 US.
B. The expenses inherent to the criminal trail as a direct result of the accident. For the expenses incurred in the penal process of the accident as a whole, the Company shall pay as a maximum an amount equivalent to $750 US.
C. In the event that the Judicial Authority were to establish an amount for the provisional freedom of the driver and the release of the automotive unit, the Company agrees to submit a surety bond for a combined single limit per event up to a maximum amount of $25,000 US. In every instance, the Insured agrees to comply with the requirements that for this purpose the Company needs.
D. In the event that the Judicial Authority establishes an amount for obtaining the provisiona1 freedom of the driver and the release a the vehicle, the Company shal1 cover the amount of premium for said bond, up to a maximum amount equivalent to $6,000 US and the Estado de México to a maximum amount equivalent to $8,700 US.
2. The obligation of the Company to pay the legal fees, is circumscribed to the limits of the amounts that appear in item 1 of this coverage. Said limits of the amounts issued shall be automatically reinstated when they are reduced due to any payment made by the Company during the term of the policy
3. Once the bond has been issued, the Insured agrees to comply with each and every one of the provisions that are established in the Pena1 Code in order to avoid the cancellation of the provisions freedom of the driver that is under indictment and to avoid that the Judicial Authority may call in the bond or guarantee.
In the event that the bond or guarantee is called in for reasons that are imputable to the tria1 or to the Insured, the latter shall reimburse the Company the amount of the premium of the bond or guarantee that for this reason had been paid.
4. In the event of a loss, the Insured agrees to comply with the following requirements:
A. At the time of the accident the insured shall give immediate notice within the 24 hours following the accident be it by the insured or by a third party; this notification shall be given to the offices of the Company that are close to the scene of the accident or to the Head Office.
B. The Insured shall select amongst the lawyers that are included in the list that for this purpose the adjuster of the Company shall provide; the lawyers selected shall represent the Insured and will handle all of the legal matters that arise as a result of the traffic accidents that may occur.
C. The insured agrees to attend all proceedings of a penal, civil and administrative nature that require his presence
5. The Company shall not be obligated to make any payment under this coverage, in the following cases:
A. The Company shall not pay any expense made as a result of civil liability.
B. If in the opinion of the Judicial Authorities, the accident was caused by the Insured in an intentional manner.
C. When the traffic accident occurs' the premium has to have been paid.
D. The Company shall not pay or reimburse under any circumstance, bribes, gratification’s, expenses incurred for copies or for any other concept that is not contemplated in the terms and conditions stated herein.
6. The terms, conditions and exclusions listed on the policy are ratified only if not opposed to the above described terms.
CLAUSE 2ª. RISKS THAT ARE NOT COVERED BY THE CONTRACT BUT THAT CAN BE COVERED BY SPECIFIC AGREEMENT.
Trailers and Boats:
Trailers and boats shall be insured if they are specifically included on the face of the policy, along with the description, sum insured and with the corresponding premium for the same.
The trailers and boats are covered against the same risks that appear in Risk 1 and/or Risk 2 that were have contracted in the policy for the vehicle that hauls them and for the same period of time, provided that the trailer is attached to the main unit. The trailers and boats are subject to a deductible per unit and is applicable only to Risk 1 and/or Risk 2.
In Section 3 for the trailers or boats, those are covered within the sum insured that is contracted for the vehicle.
A. Medical expenses of the passenger for injuries suffered or for death that occurs within the trailer or boat.
B. The liability of the Company shall cease at the moment that the trailer is separated from the vehicle, as well as the damage to the boat may suffer or cause during loading and unloading maneuvers onto or off the trailer or platform.
CLAUSE 3ª. RISKS THAT ARE NOT COVERED BY THE CONTRACT
This insurance will in no event cover:
A. Civil liability resulting from death or bodily injury that the driver of the car insured or any other occupant of said car may suffer, unless medical expenses are covered in the section for medical expenses. In addition, liability resulting from intentional felonious acts in which the owner or the driver participate, are not covered.
B. Civil liability as a result of having run over persons that are relatives of the Insured or persons that are in the employment of the Insured.
C. Expenses and fees incurred in the legal defense of the driver, the Insured or owner of the vehicle that is described resulting from criminal proceedings as a consequence of any accident, nor does this coverage contemplate the cost of bonds, fines or bonds of any type, as well as any penalty or any other obligation that is different to the reimbursement of the loss.
D. To use the vehicle for purposes other than those specified in the policy.
E. To participate either directly or indirectly with the vehicle in races or in safety, endurance or speed tests.
F. Utilize the vehicle for the purpose of teaching or for giving instructions as to the way it handles or as to how it functions.
G. Loss or material damage to the insured vehicle resulting from being driven off conventional roads used for vehicles (including beaches) or when these are found not suitable for driving.
H. When the vehicle is participating in safety, endurance or speed competitions or tests, unless otherwise agreed to.
I. Damage that the insured vehicle may suffer or cause during the time it is being used for the purpose of giving driving lessons or instructions as to its operation, unless otherwise agreed to
J. Damage that the insured vehicle may suffer or cause during the time it is being used to haul trailers or boats, unless otherwise agreed to.
K. Damage that the insured vehicle may suffer or cause during the time it is being driven by a person that does not have a valid license of the type that is required for driving and issued by the corresponding authorities in accordance with the law or when the vehicle is being driven by a person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs that were not prescribed, if these circumstances had a direct influence in the accident that caused the damage.
L. Theft of parts and accessories, unless it is as a direct consequence of the total theft of the vehicle that is insured.
M. Any consequential loss suffered by the Insured and/or by any occupant of the vehicle, as well expenses that are incurred as a result of the accident, such as: hotel room and board, transportation, telephone calls, car rental or by not being able to use the insured vehicle.
N. The rupture or mechanical breakdown or failure of any part of the insured vehicle as result of use, unless it was caused as a direct result of any of the risks covered in this policy
O. Material damage that the insured vehicle may suffer due to normal wear and tear of the automobile or of its parts, as well as the depreciation value wise.
P. Loss or damage that the insured vehicle suffers as a consequence of acts of war, be they the result of a foreign invasion or civil war that is declared, confiscation, insurrection, rebellion, expropriation, requisition, confiscation, seizure or detention by legally constituted Authorities in the performance of their duties or for any other similar reason. Loss or damage to the insured vehicle is also not covered when it is being used for any military purpose, with or without the consent of the Insured.
Q. Loss or damage to the insured automobile when exposed to the normal action of the tide, including when a flood occurs.
R. Loss or damage to the insured vehicle caused from being overloaded or when being subjected to excessive traction in relation to its resistance or capacity.
S. In addition, the Company shall not be liable for any damage caused to viaducts, bridges, scales, or to any public thoroughfare and to objects and installations
below the level of the ground, be they caused by vibrations or due to the weight of the vehicle or of the load it is hauling.
T. Malicious mischief, vandalism and theft of contents and/or partial theft of any accessory belonging to the automobile, boat or trailer.
U. Any general damages, including pain and suffering, any economic or incidental losses (other than “Medical Expenses” as defined in section 4 herein), or any damages arising out of loss of use of the insured vehicle by the insured or any accupant or other passengers of the insured vehicle; for losses related to other damages to any persons arising out of injuries sustained by another person.
CLAUSE 4ª. PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS
The premium is due on the date the policy is put into effect and payment shall be made with the Company providing a signed receipt or a stamp as proof of having received the money. There shall be a US $10.00 minimum issuing fee charged.
CLAUSE 5ª. SUMS INSURED AND LIMITS OF LIABILITY
The liability of the Company shall not exceed the actual cash value of the damage that was caused on the date of the loss to the parts of the vehicle insured, plus the cost of installation. Under no circumstances shall the amount exceed the value insured of said vehicle. For this purpose, the following clause shall be taken into account:
CLAUSE 6ª. REDUCTION AND REINSTATEMENT OF SUM INSURED.
Any indemnity paid by the Company shall reduce the amount of the sum insured by the same amount and this can be reinstated at the request of the Insured, who shall pay the corresponding additional premium.
If the policy were to cover several vehicles, the reduction or reinstallation shall only be applied to the vehicle or vehicles that suffered a loss.
CLAUSE 7ª. OBLIGATIONS OF THE INSURED.
At the time of a loss, the Insured should take all of the necessary precautions in accordance with the circumstances surrounding the accident in order to avoid that the loss becomes greater and consequently, the Insured should not abandon the vehicle, unless it is a result of an unforeseen circumstance or force majeure.
If the Insured does not comply with the obligations indicated in the above mentioned paragraph, the Company shall have the right to limit the indemnity to be paid to the Insured for the damage it suffered up to the value to which the damage would
have been increased if the Insured would have complied with said obligations.
B. Notice of Loss.
At the time of an accident that is covered under the present policy, the Insured shall have the obligation to notify the Company as soon as it has knowledge of the accident, with the exception of unforeseen circumstances or force majeure and then, it should be given as soon as possible and provide the
cost of one or the other before leaving the Republic of Mexico. The delay in providing
prompt notice, could result in the indemnity being for less than it would have been if the Company would have been given prompt notice of the same.
C. Notification of the Existence of any other Insurance
The Insured shall have the obligation to immediately notify the Company in writing of any insurance that is being contracted or that has been contracted with another Company insuring the same vehicle, risks and exposures as appear in the present policy, providing the name of the Company and coverages in force
D. Cooperation and Assistance
The Insured shall cooperate with the Company and shall attend all of the administrative and judicial hearings to which it has been subpoenaed by the authorities in connection with any loss that was the reason for the suit against the. Company.
E. Notification of Claims.
The Insured is obligated to inform the Company as soon as it has knowledge of any suit, trial, subpoena, requisitions in regards to any suit due a possible liability that is covered by insurance.
The Company shall not be obligated to pay any debt, transactions or any other legal acts of a similar nature, deeds or agreements that were arrived at without its consent. The material confession of an act cannot be accepted as the recognition of a liability for the Company.
F. For the purposes of payment of any damages and/or the insured shall have the vehicle released from any charge imposed by any and all authorities
CLAUSE 8ª. CLAIMS
- Once the Insured has given notified the Company about the loss, the latter shall have the obligation to commence with the valuation of the damage within a period of time that does not exceed 72 hours, counted as of the moment the Insured placed the vehicle in the care of the Company and that it be totally released by the authorities, if the latter were the case.
- The fact that the Company does not initiate the valuation of the loss within the period of time mentioned in the previous paragraph, shall empower the Insured to proceed with the repair of the vehicle and it shall have the right to demand payment from the Company in accordance with the terms of this policy, unless for causes imputable to the Insured, the valuation could not be carried out.
- Once the valuation of the damage to the vehicle is finished and its liability accepted, the Company shall proceed to liquidate the Insured in cash for the amount of the indemnity for the loss or damage that is to be repaired. In the event of total loss or theft of the vehicle, the Company has the option to substitute it to the satisfaction of the Insured or to pay in cash the actual value of the vehicle on the date of the loss, but without exceeding the sum insured in force. Once the indemnity is paid, the Company shall not have any further obligation and the insurance shall be considered automatically canceled. In the event that the vehicle suffers damage and the repair requires parts that are not available in the market, at the moment the indemnity is paid for in cash, the liability of the Company shall be limited to paying the Insured for the value of said parts in accordance with what is determined between the Company and the Insured or, if the parties would not agree, the value shall be established by an arbiter. With exception being made in the event that the Company does not commence with the valuation within the term of 72 hours that is referred to in item a) of this clause, the Company shall not accept the damage suffered or caused if the repair process has begun without the written authorization of the Company, inasmuch as this keeps the latter from knowing the existence or magnitude of the loss and the circumstances that caused or had an influence in the loss taking place.
- In the event of theft or other felonies that can be the basis for presenting a claim under this policy, the Insured shall notify the corresponding Authorities immediately and shall cooperate with the Company in obtaining the release of the vehicle or of the amount of the damage that it suffered. In any case, the Company shall accept or deny its liability within 30 days following the date in which it received all of the documents that are required.
- If it is so required by the Company, the Insured shall grant as soon as possible a power of attorney to the Company or to the representative it may select, in order to permit it to proceed and to negotiate for its account in the name of the Insured, the defense or agreement for any claim or lawsuit, and to continue in the name of the Insured and for its own account to follow any claim for the indemnity of a loss or for any other reason against third parties.
- The Company shall have the right to proceed with the trail or with the negotiations of any claim and the Insured shall provide all of the information and assistance that is necessary.
- Any assistance that the Company gives the Insured or third parties shall not be construed as an acceptance of the origin of the claim.
CLAUSE 9ª. ADJUSTMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF LIABILITY.
The Company, in order to proceed with the adjustment of the losses suffered by the vehicle that is insured, should call the Insured in order that with its participation the value of the damage can be determined. If the Insured were not to participate, it shall loose its right to participate, without prejudicing its right to name an arbiter in the event of controversy.
The participation of the Company in the claim shall not imply the acceptance of any liability in regards to the claim. In any event, the Company shall either accept or deny the claim within 30 days following the date it has received the documents and information that is required.
CLAUSE 10ª. ARBITRATION
In the event of disagreement between the Insured or beneficiary and the Company concerning the amount of any loss or damage, the dispute shall be submitted to an arbiter that has been named in writing with the consent of both parties, but if there is no agreement in the naming of only one arbiter, two shall be named, one for each party. This shall be done within a period of 10 days as of the date in which one of the parties concerned has so been requested by the other in writing. Before undertaking the assignment, the two arbiters shall name a third arbiter in the event of disagreement.
If one of the parties concerned were to refuse naming an arbiter or simply would not do it when so requested by the other, or if the arbiters could not reach an agreement as to the naming of the third arbiter, it shall be up to the Judicial Authority, acting at the request of either of the parties, to name the arbiter, the third arbiter, or both if necessary; however, the National Commission for Insurance and Bonds could designate the arbiter, or the third arbiter if so requested by the parties in question.
The death or one of the parties if a person or the dissolution in case of a company, were to occur during the period of arbitration, shall not nullify or affect the power or attributions of the arbitrator or of the arbitrators of the parties concerned, or if one of the arbiters or the third arbiter were to die before the report was rendered, another one shall be designated as a substitute by the party concerned (the parties, the arbitrators, the Judicial Authority or the National Commission for Insurance and Bond).
The expenses and fees that are incurred because of the arbitration, shall be for the account of the Company and the Insured in equal parts, but each party shall cover the fees of its own arbiter.
The arbitration referred to in this clause does not signify the acceptance of the claim on the part of the Company, it shall only determine the amount of the loss that the Company shall be eventually obligated to pay, thus leaving the parties at liberty to exercise their right to take the necessary actions that may be deemed necessary and make known its opposition.
CLAUSE 11ª. SALVAGE.
It is hereby specifically agreed that in the event that the Company does pay the real value of the vehicle on the date of the loss, but without exceeding the sum insured, the salvage or any other recovery shall become its property in the proportion that corresponds to it.
CLAUSE 12ª. LOSS OF THE RIGHT TO BE INDEMNIFIED.
The obligation of the Company shall be canceled:
1. If it is determined that the Insured, the driver, beneficiary or its representatives, for the purpose of making the Company incur in an error, disguises or declares inaccurate facts in an attempt to exclude or restrict said obligations.
2. If in the loss it was found that a fraud was committed or bad faith were shown on the part of the Insured, the beneficiary or its respective successors.
3. If it is determined that the Insured, the driver, beneficiary or its representatives, for the purpose of making the Company incur in an error, does not provide on time the information that the Company requests about the facts related to the loss and from which the circumstances that led to the loss and to the consequences thereof can be determined.
CLAUSE 13ª. SUBROGATION.
The Company shall have the right of subrogation up to the amount paid, as well as to the corresponding actions, against the perpetrators or parties responsible for the loss. If the Company so requests and at its own expense, the Insured shall officially put the right of subrogation in writing If through errors or omissions, the Insured were to impede the right of subrogation, the Company shall be released of all or part of its obligation.
If damage were only partially indemnified, the Insured and the Company shall agree to participate proportionally in the corresponding actions.
CLAUSE 14ª ANTICIPATED CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT.
The parties specifically agree that this contract may be canceled in advance by means of prior notification in writing and the Company will have the obligation to return that proportion of the unearned premium.
Annual Tourist Policies with Multiple Entry Provisions.
If the policy is canceled at the request of the Insured within the first 34 days of its term, the Company shall return the net premium based on the short rate tariff that is registered for this purpose with the National Commission of Insurance and Bonds.
In the event of a request for cancellation on the part of the Insured after the period of 34 days, the factor that is used by the Company for return premium is 0 (zero) as provided for in the tariff. This is due to the fact that the premium for the multiple-entry provisions was determined based on the maximum average stay mentioned before; in spite of this, the contract shall remain in force for the period of time mentioned on the face of the policy, unless there is an order to the contrary.
CLAUSE 15ª JURISDICTION
In the event of controversy, the complainant should present its case to the head office or subsidiary offices of the National Commission for Insurance and Bonds as specified in Article 135 of the General Law for Insurance Institutions and Mutual Societies, and if said Institution is not named arbiter, it can go to the courts corresponding to the address of the Company.
No statement shall be made to guarantee the Insured or buyer, or to any othr person with reference to the validity of this policy of its terms, in any legal jurisdiction other than México, or with reference to the application of any law or process in México, for one or any accident covered by this policy, or any action or process that affects this policy.
No statement shall be made to guarantee that this policy offers protection to the Insured or to any other person against punitive actions taken by any legal Authority in México.
CLAUSE 16ª STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
All the actions that emanate from this insurance contract shall expire in two years, computed in the terms of Article 81 of the Law of the Insurance Contract.
The period of time to which this clause refers shall not be taken into account in the event that omissions or inexact information on the loss was given, but shall commence as of the date the Company was informed of such loss, and if we are dealing with the time of the loss, as of the date in which information was received by the interested parties, who should be able to prove that up to that time they had no knowledge of said loss. When dealing with third parties who are the beneficiaries, it will be required that in addition, these have full knowledge of the right that was constituted in their favor.
The statute of limitations can be interrupted not only by common causes, but also by the naming an arbiter or by the initiation of proceedings as mentioned in Article 135 of the General Law for Insurance Institutions and Mutual Societies.
CLAUSE 17ª ACCEPTANCE OF THE CONTRACT
Article 25 of the Insurance contract Law. If the contents of the Policy or its modifications do not agree with what was offered, the Insured may request the corresponding changes within thirty (30) days following the day it receives Policy. Once this period of time has expired, the stipulations as well as the modifications to the policy shall be considered as accepted.
For the interpretation of the conditions of this policy, the text in Spanish shall prevail.
CLAUSE 18ª GEOGRAPHICAL LIMITS
The coverages insured under this policy, shall apply only to accidents that occur within the Republic of Mexico .