General terms and conditions with customer information
Table of contents
1. scope of application
2. conclusion of contract
3. right of withdrawal
4. prices and terms of payment
5. delivery and shipping conditions
6. reservation of proprietary rights
7. liability for defects (warranty)
9. redemption of campaign vouchers
10. redemption of gift vouchers
11. applicable law
12. alternative dispute resolution
1) Scope of Application
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of Stefan Spreier & Sandra Schmidt GbR (hereinafter "Seller"), apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods concluded by a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter "Customer") with the Seller with regard to the goods presented by the Seller in its online store. The inclusion of the Customer's own terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 These GTC shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise agreed.
1.3 A consumer within the meaning of these GTC is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor self-employed.
1.4 An entrepreneur within the meaning of these GTC is a natural or legal person or a partnership with legal capacity who, when concluding a legal transaction, acts in the exercise of his commercial or independent professional activity.
2) Conclusion of contract
2.1 The product descriptions contained in the Seller's online store do not constitute binding offers on the part of the Seller, but serve for the submission of a binding offer by the Customer.
2.2 The Customer may submit the offer via the online order form integrated into the Seller's online store. In doing so, after placing the selected goods in the virtual shopping cart and going through the electronic ordering process, the customer submits a legally binding contractual offer with regard to the goods contained in the shopping cart by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process. Furthermore, the customer may also submit the offer to the seller by telephone, fax, e-mail or post.
2.3 The Seller may accept the Customer's offer within five days,
- by sending the customer a written order confirmation or an order confirmation in text form (fax or e-mail), whereby the receipt of the order confirmation by the customer is decisive, or
- by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, in which case the receipt of the goods by the customer shall be decisive, or
- by requesting payment from the customer after the customer has placed the order.
If several of the aforementioned alternatives exist, the contract shall be concluded at the point in time at which one of the aforementioned alternatives occurs first. The period for acceptance of the offer begins on the day after the customer sends the offer and ends at the end of the fifth day following the sending of the offer. If the Seller does not accept the Customer's offer within the aforementioned period, this shall be deemed to be a rejection of the offer with the consequence that the Customer shall no longer be bound by its declaration of intent.
2.5 When submitting an offer via the Seller's online order form, the text of the contract shall be stored by the Seller after the conclusion of the contract and transmitted to the Customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after the Customer has sent his order. The Seller shall not make the text of the contract accessible beyond this. If the Customer has set up a user account in the Seller's online store before sending his order, the order data shall be archived on the Seller's website and can be accessed by the Customer free of charge via his password-protected user account by providing the relevant login data.
2.6 Before bindingly placing the order via the Seller's online order form, the Customer can identify possible input errors by carefully reading the information displayed on the screen. An effective technical means for better recognition of input errors can be the enlargement function of the browser, with the help of which the display on the screen is enlarged. The customer can correct his entries during the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks the button that concludes the ordering process.
2.7 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.8 Order processing and contacting usually take place via e-mail and automated order processing. The customer must ensure that the e-mail address provided by him for order processing is correct, so that e-mails sent by the seller can be received at this address. In particular, when using SPAM filters, the customer must ensure that all e-mails sent by the seller or by third parties commissioned by the seller to process the order can be delivered.
3) Right of withdrawal
3.1 Consumers are generally entitled to a right of revocation.
3.2 More detailed information on the right of withdrawal can be found in the seller's cancellation policy.
4) Prices and terms of payment
4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the Seller's product description, the prices quoted are total prices which include the statutory value added tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs will be indicated separately in the respective product description.
4.2 In the case of deliveries to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may be incurred in individual cases for which the Seller is not responsible and which are to be borne by the Customer. These include, for example, costs for the transfer of money by credit institutions (e.g. transfer fees, exchange rate fees) or import duties or taxes (e.g. customs duties). Such costs may also be incurred in relation to the transfer of funds if the delivery is not made to a country outside the European Union, but the customer makes the payment from a country outside the European Union.
4.3 The payment option(s) will be communicated to the Customer in the Seller's online store.
4.4 If prepayment by bank transfer is agreed, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed on a later due date.
4.5 If the payment method "SOFORT" is selected, the payment will be processed via the payment service provider SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany (hereinafter "SOFORT"). In order to be able to pay the invoice amount via "SOFORT", the customer must have an online banking account that has been activated for participation in "SOFORT", must identify himself accordingly during the payment process and must confirm the payment instruction to "SOFORT". The payment transaction will be executed immediately afterwards by "SOFORT" and the customer's bank account will be debited. More detailed information about the payment method "SOFORT" can be found by the customer on the Internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
4.6 If the payment method purchase on account via secupay is selected, the purchase price shall become due after the goods have been delivered and invoiced. In this case, the purchase price shall be paid to secupay S.A., 19, rue du Bitbourg, L-1273 Luxembourg (www.secupay.ag) within 14 (fourteen) days of receipt of the invoice without any deductions. The payment method purchase on account requires a successful credit check by secupay S.A.. If the customer is permitted to purchase on account after the creditworthiness has been checked, the payment shall be processed in cooperation with secupay S.A., to which the seller shall assign its payment claim. In this case, the customer may only make payment to secupay S.A. with debt-discharging effect. Even if the payment method purchase on account via secupay is selected, the seller shall remain responsible for general customer inquiries, e.g. regarding the goods, delivery time, shipment, returns, complaints, revocation declarations and deliveries or credit notes. The seller reserves the right to offer the payment method purchase on account only up to a certain order volume and to reject this payment method if the specified order volume is exceeded. In this case, the seller will inform the customer of a corresponding payment restriction in his payment information in the online store.
4.7 If the direct debit payment method is selected, the invoice amount is due immediately upon conclusion of the contract. The direct debit payment method requires a successful credit assessment by secupay AG, Goethestr. 6, 01896 Pulsnitz (www.secupay.ag). If the customer is permitted to use direct debit after the creditworthiness check, the payment shall be processed in cooperation with secupay AG, to which the provider shall assign its payment claim. In this case, secupay AG shall be revocably authorized to collect the invoice amount from the customer's specified account. In the event of assignment, payment may only be made to secupay AG with debt-discharging effect. The direct debit shall be effected immediately after the customer's order has been sent in the online store. Even if the direct debit payment method is selected, the provider shall remain responsible via secupay AG for general customer inquiries, e.g. regarding the goods, delivery time, shipment, returns, complaints, revocation declarations and deliveries or credit notes.
5) Delivery and Shipping Terms
5.1 If the Seller offers to ship the goods, delivery shall be made within the delivery area specified by the Seller to the delivery address specified by the Customer, unless otherwise agreed. When processing the transaction, the delivery address specified in the Seller's order processing shall be decisive.
5.2 If the delivery of the goods fails for reasons for which the Customer is responsible, the Customer shall bear the reasonable costs incurred by the Seller as a result. This shall not apply with regard to the costs for the return shipment if the customer effectively exercises its right of revocation. In the event of an effective exercise of the right of revocation by the Customer, the provision made in the Seller's revocation instructions shall apply to the return costs.
5.3 If the Customer is acting as an entrepreneur, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall pass to the Customer as soon as the Seller has delivered the goods to the forwarding agent, the carrier or any other person or institution designated to carry out the shipment. If the customer is acting as a consumer, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold shall in principle pass to the customer only upon delivery of the goods to the customer or a person authorized to receive the goods. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold shall pass to the customer, even in the case of consumers, as soon as the seller has delivered the goods to the forwarding agent, the carrier or any other person or institution designated to carry out the shipment, if the customer has commissioned the forwarding agent, the carrier or any other person or institution designated to carry out the shipment and the seller has not previously named such person or institution to the customer.
5.4 The Seller reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in case of incorrect or improper self-delivery. This shall only apply in the event that the Seller is not responsible for the non-delivery and the Seller has, with due diligence, concluded a specific covering transaction with the supplier. The Seller shall make all reasonable efforts to procure the goods. In case of non-availability or only partial availability of the goods, the customer will be informed immediately and the consideration will be refunded without delay.
5.5 If the Seller offers the goods for collection, the Customer may collect the ordered goods within the business hours indicated by the Seller at the address indicated by the Seller. In this case, no shipping costs will be charged.
5.6 Vouchers are provided to the Customer as follows:
- by download
- by e-mail
6) Retention of title
6.1 In relation to consumers, the seller retains ownership of the delivered goods until full payment of the purchase price owed.
6.2 With respect to entrepreneurs, the seller retains title to the delivered goods until all claims arising from an ongoing business relationship have been settled in full.
6.3 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur, he shall be entitled to resell the reserved goods in the ordinary course of business. The customer shall assign to the seller in advance all claims against third parties arising therefrom in the amount of the respective invoice value (including value added tax). This assignment shall apply regardless of whether the reserved goods have been resold without or after processing. The customer shall remain authorized to collect the claims even after the assignment. The authority of the seller to collect the claims himself remains unaffected. However, the Seller shall not collect the receivables as long as the Customer meets its payment obligations to the Seller, is not in default of payment and no application for the opening of insolvency proceedings has been filed.
7) Liability for defects (warranty)
Unless otherwise stipulated in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. In deviation from this, the following shall apply to contracts for the delivery of goods:
7.1 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur,
- the Seller shall have the choice of the type of subsequent performance;
- in the case of new goods, the limitation period for defects shall be one year from delivery of the goods;
- in the case of used goods, the rights and claims for defects are excluded;
- the limitation period shall not start again if a replacement delivery is made within the scope of liability for defects.
7.2 The above-mentioned limitations of liability and shortening of the period shall not apply to
- to claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses of the customer,
- in the event that the Seller has fraudulently concealed the defect,
- for goods which have been used for a building in accordance with their customary use and have caused its defectiveness,
- for any existing obligation of Seller to provide updates for digital products, in case of contracts for the delivery of goods with digital elements.
7.3 Furthermore, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory recourse claim, if any, shall remain unaffected.
7.4 If the Customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of § 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), it shall be subject to the commercial duty of inspection and notification of defects pursuant to § 377 of the German Commercial Code (HGB). If the customer fails to comply with the notification obligations regulated therein, the goods shall be deemed to have been approved.
7.5 If the Customer is acting as a consumer, he is requested to complain about delivered goods with obvious transport damage to the deliverer and to inform the Seller thereof. If the customer does not comply with this, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
The Seller shall be liable to the Customer for all contractual, quasi-contractual and statutory claims, including claims in tort, for damages and reimbursement of expenses as follows:
8.1 The Seller shall be liable for any legal reason without limitation
- in case of intent or gross negligence,
- in case of intentional or negligent injury to life, body or health,
- on the basis of a warranty promise, unless otherwise regulated in this respect,
- on the basis of mandatory liability such as under the Product Liability Act.
8.2 If the Seller negligently breaches a material contractual obligation, liability shall be limited to the foreseeable damage typical for the contract, unless liability is unlimited pursuant to the preceding clause. Material contractual obligations are obligations which the contract imposes on the Seller according to its content in order to achieve the purpose of the contract, the fulfillment of which makes the proper execution of the contract possible in the first place and compliance with which the Customer may regularly rely on.
8.3 Otherwise, any liability of the Seller shall be excluded.
8.4 The above liability provisions shall also apply with regard to the Seller's liability for its vicarious agents and legal representatives.
9) Redemption of promotional vouchers
9.1 Vouchers issued free of charge by the Seller as part of promotions with a specific validity period and which cannot be purchased by the Customer (hereinafter "Promotion Vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online store and only during the specified period.
9.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.
9.3 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
9.4 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
9.5 The value of the goods must be at least equal to the amount of the promotional voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the seller.
9.6 If the value of the promotional voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the Seller may be chosen to settle the difference.
9.7 The credit balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it bear interest.
9.8 The promotional voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in full or in part with the promotional voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
9.9 The promotional voucher is intended only for use by the person named on it. Transfer of the promotional voucher to third parties is excluded. The Seller is entitled, but not obliged, to check the material eligibility of the respective Voucher Holder.
10) Redemption of gift vouchers
10.1 Gift Vouchers that can be purchased through the Seller's online store (hereinafter "Gift Vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online store, unless otherwise stated in the Gift Voucher.
10.2 Gift Vouchers and remaining balances of Gift Vouchers are redeemable until the end of the third year after the year of the purchase of the Gift Voucher. Remaining credits will be credited to the customer until the expiration date.
10.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
10.4 Several gift vouchers can also be redeemed for one order.
10.5 Gift vouchers can only be used for the purchase of goods and not for the purchase of additional gift vouchers.
10.6 If the value of the Gift Voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the Seller may be chosen to settle the difference.
10.7 The balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
10.8 The Gift Certificate is intended only for use by the person named on it. Transfer of the gift voucher to third parties is excluded. The Seller is entitled, but not obliged, to verify the material eligibility of the respective Gift Voucher Holder.
11) Applicable law
All legal relationships between the parties shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, excluding the laws on the international sale of movable goods. In the case of consumers, this choice of law shall only apply to the extent that the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
12) Alternative Dispute Resolution
12.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution on the Internet at the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
This platform serves as a contact point for the out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts involving a consumer.
12.2 The Seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.