Terms of service
Table of Contents
- Conclusion of Contract
- Right of Withdrawal
- Prices and Terms of Payment
- Delivery and Shipping Conditions
- Retention of Title
- Liability for Defects (Warranty)
- Redemption of Campaign Vouchers
- Redeeming Gift Vouchers
- Applicable Law
- Code of Conduct
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of Schulze / Barth GbR (hereinafter "Seller"), apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods, which a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter "Customer") concludes with the Seller with regard to the goods presented by the Seller in his 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 can predominantly be attributed neither to his commercial nor to his independent professional activity.
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 the 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 can also submit the offer to the seller by e-mail or by online contact form.
2.3 The seller can 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, whereby the receipt of the goods by the customer is decisive, or
- by asking the customer to pay after placing his order.
If several of the aforementioned alternatives exist, the contract shall be concluded at the time when one of the aforementioned alternatives occurs first. The period for the acceptance of the offer begins on the day after the sending of the offer by the customer and ends with the expiry 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 If the payment method "Amazon Payments" is selected, the payment will be processed by the payment service provider Amazon Payments Europe s.c.a., 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg (hereinafter: "Amazon"), subject to the Amazon Payments Europe user agreement, available at https://pay.amazon.co.uk/help/201751590?ld=APDELPADirect. If the customer selects “Amazon Payments” as the payment method during the online ordering process, he also issues a payment order to Amazon by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process. In this case, the seller already declares the acceptance of the customer's offer at the point in time at which the customer triggers the payment process by clicking the button that completes the order process.
2.6 When submitting an offer via the seller's online order form, the text of the contract will be saved by the seller after the contract has been concluded and sent to the customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after his order has been sent. Any further provision of the contract text by the seller does not take place.
2.7 Before bindingly placing the order via theseller's online order form, the customer can recognize 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 magnification 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.
2.8 The German and English languages are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.9 The order processing and contact usually take place via email and automated order processing. The customer must ensure that the e-mail address given by him to process the order is correct, so that the 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 third parties commissioned by the seller to process the order can be delivered.
3) Right of Withdrawal
3.1 Consumers generally have a right of withdrawal.
3.2 Further information on the right of cancellation 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 that include the statutory value-added tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs will be indicated separately in the respective product description..
4.2 The payment option(s) will be communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop.
4.3 If prepayment by bank transfer has been agreed, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed a later due date.
4.4 If the payment method "SOFORT" is selected, payment will be processed by the payment service provider SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich (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", identify himself or herself accordingly during the payment process and confirm the payment instruction to "SOFORT". The payment transaction is carried out immediately afterwards by "SOFORT" and the customer's bank account is debited. The customer can find more information about the "SOFORT" payment method on the Internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
4.5 If you select one of the payment methods offered by the "Shopify Payments" payment service, payment is processed by the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter "Stripe"). The individual payment methods offered via Shopify Payments are communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop. To process payments, Stripe can use other payment services, for which special terms of payment may apply, to which the customer may be informed separately. Further information on "Shopify Payments" is available on the Internet at https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms-payments-de.
4.6 If you select a payment method offered by the "Klarna" payment service, the payment will be processed by Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). More information and Klarna's terms and conditions can be found in the seller's payment information, which can be viewed at the following Internet address:
5) Delivery and Shipping Conditions
5.1 If the seller offers to ship the goods, the delivery shall be made within the delivery area specified by the seller to the delivery address specified by the customer, unless otherwise agreed. In the processing of the transaction, the delivery address specified in the order processing of the seller is 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 that the customer effectively exercises its right of revocation, the provision made in the seller's revocation instructions shall apply to the costs of returning the goods.
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 concluded a specific covering transaction with the supplier with due diligence. The seller shall make all reasonable efforts to procure the goods. In the event 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 Pickup is not possible for logistical reasons.
5.6 Vouchers are given to the customer as follows:
- by e-mail
6) Retention of Title
If the seller makes advance payment, he retains ownership of the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
7) Liability for Defects (Warranty)
7.1 Unless otherwise stated in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. Deviating from this, the following applies to contracts for the delivery of goods:
7.2 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur,
- the seller has 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 begin again if a replacement delivery is made within the scope of liability for defects.
7.3 The above-mentioned limitations of liability and shortening of deadlines shall not apply to
- for 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 in accordance with their customary use for a building and have caused its defectiveness,
- for any existing obligation of the seller to provide updates for digital products, in case of contracts for the delivery of goods with digital elements.
7.4 Furthermore, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory right of recourse shall remain unaffected.
7.5 If the customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of § 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), he 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.
7.6 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.
8) Redemption of Campaign Vouchers
8.1 Vouchers that are issued free of charge by the seller as part of promotions with a certain period of validity and that cannot be purchased by the customer (hereinafter "promotional vouchers") can only be redeemed in the seller's online shop and only within the specified period.
8.2 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.
8.3 Individual products can be excluded from the voucher campaign, provided that a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.
8.4 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the order process. Subsequent billing is not possible.
8.5 Only one campaign voucher can be redeemed per order.
8.6 The value of the goods must be at least equal to the amount of the campaign voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the seller.
8.7 If the value of the campaign voucher is insufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.
8.8 The balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
8.9 The campaign voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in whole or in part with the campaign voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
8.10 The campaign voucher is transferable. The seller can, with discharging effect, make payments to the respective owner who redeems the promotional voucher in the seller's online shop. This does not apply if the seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-authorization, the legal incapacity or the lack of authorization of the respective owner.
9) Redeeming Gift Vouchers
9.1 Vouchers that can be purchased via the seller's online shop (hereinafter "gift vouchers") can only be redeemed in the seller's online shop, unless otherwise stated in the voucher.
9.2 Gift vouchers and the remaining balance of gift vouchers can be redeemed by the end of the third year following the year in which the voucher was purchased. Remaining credit will be credited to the customer until the expiry date.
9.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the order process. Subsequent billing is not possible.
9.4 Several gift vouchers can be redeemed for one order.
9.5 Gift vouchers can only be used for the purchase of goods and not for the purchase of additional gift vouchers.
9.6 If the value of the gift voucher is insufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.
9.7 The balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
9.8 The gift voucher is transferable. The seller can, with discharging effect, make payments to the respective owner who redeems the gift voucher in the seller's online shop. This does not apply if the seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-authorization, the legal incapacity or the lack of authorization of the respective owner.
10) Applicable Law
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to all legal relationships between the parties to the exclusion of the laws on the international purchase 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 state in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
11) Code of Conduct
- The seller has submitted to the conditions of participation for the eCommerce initiative “Fairness in Commerce”, which is available on the Internet at https://www.fairness-im-handel.de/teilnahmebedingungen/.
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 point of contact for the out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts in which a consumer is involved.
12.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.