General Terms and Conditions
Table of Contents
- Scope of Application
- Conclusion of the Contract
- Right to Cancel
- Prices and Payment Conditions
- Shipment and Delivery Conditions
- Reservation of Proprietary Rights
- Redemption of campaign vouchers
- Redemption of gift vouchers
- Applicable Law
- Code of conduct
- Alternative dispute resolution
1) Scope of Application
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions of the company Katharina Eberius (hereinafter referred to as "Seller”) shall apply to all contracts concluded between a consumer or a trader (hereinafter referred to as "Client”) and the Seller relating to all goods and/or services presented in the Seller's online shop. The inclusion of the Client’s own conditions is herewith objected to, unless other terms have been stipulated.
1.2 For contracts regarding the delivery of vouchers, these Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly, unless expressly agreed otherwise.
1.3 Verbraucher im Sinne dieser AGB ist jede natürliche Person, die ein Rechtsgeschäft zu Zwecken abschließt, die überwiegend weder ihrer gewerblichen noch ihrer selbständigen beruflichen Tätigkeit zugerechnet werden können.
1.4 Unternehmer im Sinne dieser AGB ist eine natürliche oder juristische Person oder eine rechtsfähige Personengesellschaft, die bei Abschluss eines Rechtsgeschäfts in Ausübung ihrer gewerblichen oder selbständigen beruflichen Tätigkeit handelt.
2) Conclusion of the Contract
2.1 The product descriptions in the Seller’s online shop do not constitute binding offers on the part of the Seller, but merely serve the purpose of submitting a binding offer by the Client.
2.2 The Client may submit the offer via the online order form integrated into the Seller's online shop. In doing so, after having placed the selected goods and/or services in the virtual basket and passed through the ordering process, and by clicking the button finalizing the order process, the Client submits a legally binding offer of contract with regard to the goods and/or services contained in the shopping cart.
2.3 The Seller may accept the Client’s offer within five days,
- by transferring a written order confirmation or an order confirmation in written form (fax or e-mail); insofar receipt of order confirmation by the Client is decisive, or
- by delivering ordered goods to the Client; insofar receipt of goods by the customer is decisive, or
- by requesting the Client to pay after he placed his order.
Provided that several of the aforementioned alternatives apply, the contract shall be concluded at the time when one of the aforementioned alternatives firstly occurs. Should the Seller not accept the Client’s offer within the aforementioned period of time, this shall be deemed as rejecting the offer with the effect that the Client is no longer bound by his statement of intent.
In case the Client has no PayPal account, the conditions for payments without PayPal account will apply which can be viewed at: https://www.paypal.com/ie/webapps/mpp/ua/legalhub-full?locale.x=en_US.
If the Client chooses “PayPal” as payment method, he initiates also a payment order to PayPal by clicking the button finalizing the order process. In this case, the Seller declares his acceptance of the Client’s offer already at the time when the Client initiates the payment transaction by clicking the button finalizing the ordering process.
2.5 If the Client chooses the payment method “Amazon Payments”, payments are processed by the payment service provider Amazon Payments Europe s.c.a., 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxemburg (hereinafter referred to as „Amazon“).
If the Client chooses “Amazon Payments” as payment method during the online ordering process, he, at the same time, makes a payment order to Amazon when initiating the payment transaction by clicking the button finalizing the ordering process. In this case, the Seller declares his acceptance of the Client’s offer at the time when the Client initiates the payment transaction by clicking the button finalizing the ordering process.
2.6 In case of an order via the Seller’s online order form, the text of the contract will be stored by the Seller and will be sent to the Client in writing including these Terms and Conditions (for example via e-mail, fax or letter) after the Client has submitted his order. In addition, the text of the contract will be stored on the Seller's website and can be found by the Client via the password-protected customer account by entering the respective login information, provided that the Client has created a customer account in the Seller’s online shop prior to submitting his order.
2.7 Prior to submitting a binding order via the Seller’s online order form, the Client may recognize input errors by reading attentively the information displayed on the screen. The enlargement function of the browser to enlarge the display on the screen may be an effective method for better recognizing input errors.
The Client can correct all the data entered via the usual keyboard and mouse function during the electronic ordering process, until he clicks the button finalizing the ordering process.
2.8 The German and the English language are exclusively available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.9 Order processing and contacting usually takes place via e-mail and automated order processing. It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure that the e-mail address he provides for the order processing is accurate so that e-mails sent by the Seller can be received at this address. Particularly, it is the Client`s responsibility, if SPAM filters are used, to ensure that all e-mails sent by the Seller or by third parties commissioned by the Seller with the order processing can be delivered.
3) Right to Cancel
3.1 Consumers are entitled to the right to cancel.
3.2 Detailed informations about the right to cancel are provided in the Seller’s instruction on cancellation.
4) Prices and Payment Conditions
4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the product description, prices indicated are total prices. Sales tax is not listed, since the Seller is a small trader within the meaning of section 19, para 1 German Turnover Tax Act. Any possible additional delivery and dispatch costs are specified 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, which the seller is not responsible for and which must be borne by the customer. These include, for example, costs for the transfer of money by credit institutions (eg transfer fees, exchange rate charges) or import duties or taxes (eg customs duties). Such costs may be incurred in relation to the transfer of funds even 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 Payment can be made using one of the methods mentioned in the Seller’s online shop.
4.4 If prepayment by bank transfer has been agreed upon, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have arranged a later maturity date
In case the client has no PayPal account, the conditions applicable for payments without PayPal account will be effective. They can be viewed at: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full
4.6 If you choose the payment method credit card via Stripe, the invoice amount is due immediately upon conclusion of the contract. Payment is processed by the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd, 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as "Stripe"). Stripe reserves the right to carry out a credit check and to refuse this method of payment if the credit check is negative.
5) Shipment and Delivery Conditions
5.1 If the seller offers to ship the goods, the delivery will be made within the delivery area specified by the seller to the delivery address specified by the customer, unless otherwise agreed. In the settlement 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 does not apply with regard to the costs for the Hinsendung if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. For the return costs, if the customer effectively exercises the right of withdrawal, the provision made in the cancellation policy of the seller in this regard.
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 carrier, the freight forwarder 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. Deviating from this, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall pass to the customer, even in the case of consumers, as soon as the seller has delivered the item to the forwarding agent, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise designated to carry out the shipment, if the customer commissions the forwarding agent, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise designated to carry out the shipment to carry out the shipment and the seller has not previously named this person or institution to the customer.
5.4 The seller reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in the event 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 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.
- by e-mail
- by mail
6) Reservation of Proprietary Rights
If the Seller provides advance deliveries, he retains title of ownership to the delivered goods, until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
7.1 Unless otherwise stated in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. Deviating from this, the following shall apply 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; .
- for new goods, the limitation period for defects is one year from delivery of the goods; .
- for used goods, the rights and claims due to defects are excluded; .
- the limitation period does 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 time limits shall not apply
- for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses of the customer, .
- for the case that the seller has fraudulently concealed the defect, .
- for goods that 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 the case of contracts for the supply of goods with digital elements. .
7.4 In addition, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory right of recourse that may exist shall remain unaffected.
7.5 If the customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of § 1 HGB (German Commercial Code), he shall be subject to the commercial duty of inspection and notification of defects pursuant to § 377 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 delivery person and to inform the seller of this. If the customer does not comply with this, this has no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Redemption of campaign vouchers
8.1 Vouchers which are issued by the Seller free of charge, for a specific period of validity in the context of promotional activities and which cannot be purchased by the Client (hereinafter referred to as "campaign vouchers”) can only be redeemed in the Seller’s online shop and only within the indicated time period.
8.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher campaign, if such a restriction results from the conditions of the campaign voucher.
8.3 Campaign vouchers can only be redeemed prior to the conclusion of the order procedure. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
8.4 Only one campaign voucher can be used per order.
8.5 The goods value should meet at least the amount of the campaign voucher. The Seller will not refund remaining assets.
8.6 If the value of the campaign voucher is not enough for the order, the Client may choose one of the remaining payment methods offered by the Seller to pay the difference.
8.7 The campaign voucher credit will not be redeemed in cash and is not subject to any interest.
8.8 The campaign voucher will not be redeemed, if the Client, in the context of his legal right to cancel, returns goods paid fully or partially by a campaign voucher.
8.9 Campaign vouchers are only intended for the use of the person designated on the voucher. Transferring the campaign voucher to a third party is not permitted. The Seller is entitled but not obliged to check the entitlement of the respective voucher owner.
9) Redemption of gift vouchers
9.1 Vouchers that can be purchased through 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 remaining balance of gift vouchers can be redeemed until the end of the third year after the year of the voucher purchase. Any remaining balance will be credited to the customer's account until the expiry date.
9.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. A subsequent settlement is not possible.
9.4 With an order also several gift coupons can be redeemed.
9.5 Gift vouchers can only be used for the purchase of goods and not for the purchase of further gift vouchers.
9.6 If the value of the gift voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be chosen to pay the difference.
9.7 The credit balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it bear interest.
9.8 The gift voucher is transferable. The Seller may make payments with discharging effect to the respective holder 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-authorisation, legal incapacity or lack of authorisation to represent the respective owner.
10) Applicable law
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to all legal relations between the parties, excluding the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. For consumers, this choice of law applies only insofar as the protection granted by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence is not withdrawn.
11) Code of Conduct
The seller has subjected himself to the conditions of participation in the eCommerce initiative "Fairness in Trade", which can be viewed 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 under the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr
This platform serves as a contact point for the extrajudicial settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts in which a consumer is involved.
The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.