General terms and conditions of business
Table of contents
- conclusion of contract
- right of withdrawal
- Prices and terms of payment
- Delivery and shipping conditions
- Granting of License Key Usage Rights
- retention of title
- Liability for defects (warranty)
- Special Conditions for Repair Services
- Applicable Law
- place of jurisdiction
- Code of Conduct
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of Berolina Bürotechnik Vertrieb Findeisen & Partner GmbH (hereinafter "Seller") apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter "Customer") has with the Seller with regard to the goods presented by the seller in his online shop. The inclusion of the customer's own conditions is hereby contradicted, unless something else has been agreed.
1.2 These GTC apply accordingly to contracts for the provision of license keys, unless otherwise agreed. The seller owes the provision of a license key for the use of the digital content or digital services described by him (hereinafter "digital products") and the granting of the contractually agreed rights to use the respective digital products. The customer does not acquire any intellectual property in the digital product. The respective product description of the seller is decisive for the quality of the digital product.
1.3 A consumer within the meaning of these General Terms and Conditions is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor self-employed.
1.4 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 their commercial or independent professional activity.
2) Conclusion of contract
2.1 The product descriptions contained in the seller's online shop do not represent binding offers on the part of the seller, but serve to enable the customer to submit a binding offer.
2.2 The customer can submit the offer via the online order form integrated in the seller's online shop. After placing the selected goods in the virtual shopping cart and going through the electronic ordering process, the customer submits a legally binding contract 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.
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 receipt of the order confirmation by the customer is decisive, or
- by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, whereby receipt of the goods by the customer is decisive, or
- by asking the customer to pay after placing his order.
If there are several of the above alternatives, the contract is concluded at the point in time at which one of the above alternatives occurs first. The period for accepting the offer begins on the day after the customer has sent 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 is deemed to be a rejection of the offer with the result that the customer is no longer bound by his declaration of intent.
2.4 If the "Amazon Payments" payment method is selected, the payment will be processed via the payment service provider Amazon Payments Europe sca, 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg (hereinafter: "Amazon"), subject to the Amazon Payments Europe User Agreement, which can be viewed at https://payments.amazon.de /help /201751590 . If the customer selects "Amazon Payments" as the payment method during the online ordering process, by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process, he also issues a payment order to Amazon. In this case, the seller already declares acceptance of the customer's offer at the point in time at which the customer initiates the payment process by clicking the button that concludes the order process.
2.5 When submitting an offer via the seller's online order form, the text of the contract is saved by the seller after the conclusion of the contract and sent to the customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after the order has been sent. The seller does not make the contract text accessible beyond this. If the customer has set up a user account in the seller's online shop before sending his order, the order data will be archived on the seller's website and can be called up free of charge by the customer via his password-protected user account by providing the corresponding login data.
2.6 Before the binding submission of 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 as part of the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks the button that completes the ordering process.
2.7 German and English are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.8 Order processing and contact are usually made via email and automated order processing. The customer must ensure that the e-mail address provided by him for order processing 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 by third parties commissioned to process the order can be delivered.
3) Right of Withdrawal
3.1 Consumers are generally entitled to a right of withdrawal.
3.2 Further information on the right of cancellation can be found in the seller's cancellation policy.
3.3 The right of withdrawal does not apply to consumers who do not belong to any member state of the European Union at the time the contract is concluded and whose sole place of residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time the contract is concluded.
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 statutory sales tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs are specified separately in the respective product description.
4.2 For deliveries to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may arise 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 money transfers by banks (e.g. transfer fees, exchange rate fees) or import duties or taxes (e.g. customs duties). Such costs can also be incurred in relation to the transfer of money 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 shop.
4.4 If advance payment by bank transfer has been agreed, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed on a later due date.
4.5 If you select the "SOFORT" payment method, the 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 activated online banking account for participation in "SOFORT", identify himself accordingly during the payment process and confirm the payment order to "SOFORT". The payment transaction is carried out immediately afterwards by "SOFORT" and the customer's bank account is debited. The customer can call up more detailed information on the “SOFORT” payment method on the Internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/ .
4.6 If you select the purchase on account payment method, the purchase price is due after the goods have been delivered and invoiced. In this case, the purchase price must be paid within 7 (seven) days of receipt of the invoice without deduction, unless otherwise agreed. The seller reserves the right to only offer the purchase on account payment method up to a certain order volume and to refuse this payment method if the specified order volume is exceeded. In this case, the seller will point out a corresponding payment restriction to the customer in his payment information in the online shop. The seller also reserves the right to carry out a credit check when selecting the purchase on account payment method and to reject this payment method if the credit check is negative.
4.7 If the SEPA direct debit payment method is selected, the invoice amount is due for payment after a SEPA direct debit mandate has been issued, but not before the deadline for the advance information has expired. The direct debit is collected when the ordered goods leave the seller's warehouse, but not before the deadline for advance information has expired. Pre-information ("Pre-Notification") is any communication (e.g. invoice, policy, contract) from the seller to the customer that announces a debit using SEPA direct debit. If the direct debit is not redeemed due to insufficient funds in the account or because incorrect bank details have been provided, or if the customer objects to the debit although he is not entitled to do so, the customer must bear the fees incurred by the respective bank if he is responsible for this . The seller reserves the right to carry out a credit check when selecting the SEPA direct debit payment method and to reject this payment method if the credit check is negative.
4.8 If a payment method offered via the "Klarna" payment service is selected, the payment will be processed by Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). Further 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 will 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 is decisive.
5.2 Goods that are delivered by a forwarding agent are delivered "free curb", i.e. to the public curb nearest to the delivery address, unless otherwise stated in the shipping information in the seller's online shop and unless otherwise agreed.
5.3 If 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 delivery if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. If the customer effectively exercises the right of cancellation, the regulation made in the seller's cancellation policy applies to the return costs.
5.4 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold passes to the customer as soon as the seller has delivered the item to the forwarding agent, carrier or other person or institution responsible for carrying out the shipment. If the customer acts as a consumer, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold only passes when the goods are handed over to the customer or an authorized recipient. Deviating from this, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold also passes to the customer for consumers as soon as the seller has delivered the item to the freight forwarder, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise responsible for carrying out the shipment, if the Customer has commissioned the forwarding agent, carrier or other person or institution responsible for carrying out the shipment and the seller has not previously named this person or institution to the customer.
5.5 The seller reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in the event of incorrect or improper delivery to himself. This only applies in the event that the seller is not responsible for the non-delivery and has concluded a specific hedging transaction with the supplier with due diligence. The seller will use all reasonable efforts to procure the goods. In the case of unavailability or only partial availability of the goods, the customer will be informed immediately and the consideration will be refunded immediately.
5.6 If the seller offers the goods for collection, the customer can collect the ordered goods within the business hours specified by the seller at the address specified by the seller. In this case, no shipping costs will be charged.
5.7 License Keys are provided to Customer as follows:
- by email
6) Granting of License Key Usage Rights
6.1 The license key provided entitles the customer to use the digital product shown in the seller's respective product description to the extent described there.
6.2 Insofar as the license key relates to the one-time provision of digital content, the granting of rights only becomes effective when the customer has paid the owed remuneration in full.
7) Retention of title
If the seller pays in advance, he retains ownership of the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
8) Liability for Defects (Warranty)
8.1 Unless otherwise stated in the following regulations, the statutory liability for defects shall apply. Deviating from this, the following applies to contracts for the delivery of goods:
8.2 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur,
- the seller has the choice of the type of supplementary performance;
- in the case of new goods, the limitation period for defects is one year from delivery of the goods;
- in the case of used goods, the rights and claims due to defects are excluded;
- the statute of limitations does not begin again if a replacement delivery is made as part of the liability for defects.
8.3 The limitations of liability and reductions in deadlines set out above do not apply
- for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses by the customer,
- in the event that the seller has fraudulently concealed the defect,
- for goods that have been used for a building in accordance with their usual purpose 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 delivery of goods with digital elements.
8.4 In addition, it applies to entrepreneurs that the statutory limitation periods for any existing statutory right of recourse remain unaffected.
8.5 If the customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of § 1 HGB, he is subject to the commercial obligation to examine and give notice of defects according to § 377 HGB. If the customer fails to comply with the notification obligations regulated there, the goods are deemed to have been approved.
8.6 If the customer acts as a consumer, he is asked to complain to the deliverer about delivered goods with obvious transport damage and to inform the seller of this. If the customer does not comply, this has no effect whatsoever on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
9) Special conditions for repair services
If the seller owes the repair of an item of the customer according to the content of the contract, the following applies:
9.1 Repair services are provided at the seller's registered office.
9.2 The seller provides his services at his own discretion or through qualified personnel selected by him. The seller can also use the services of third parties (subcontractors) who work on his behalf. Unless otherwise stated in the seller's service description, the customer has no right to choose a specific person to carry out the desired service.
9.3 The customer must provide the seller with all information required for the repair of the item, provided that their procurement does not fall within the scope of the seller's responsibilities according to the content of the contract. In particular, the customer must provide the seller with a comprehensive description of the error and inform him of all circumstances that may be the cause of the error found.
9.4 Unless otherwise agreed, the customer must send the item to be repaired to the seller's registered office at his own expense and risk. The seller recommends that the customer take out transport insurance for this purpose. Furthermore, the seller recommends the customer to send the item in a suitable transport packaging in order to reduce the risk of transport damage and to hide the contents of the packaging. The seller will inform the customer immediately about obvious transport damage so that he can assert any rights he may have against the carrier.
9.5 The item will be returned at the customer's expense. The risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the item is transferred to the customer when the item is handed over to a suitable transport person at the seller's place of business. At the request of the customer, the seller will take out transport insurance for the item.
9.6 The customer can also bring the item to be repaired to the seller's headquarters and pick it up again if this results from the seller's service description or if the parties have made a corresponding agreement on this. In this case, the above regulations on bearing the costs and risk of shipping and returning the item apply accordingly.
9.7 The aforementioned provisions do not limit the customer's statutory rights in the event of goods being purchased from the seller.
9.8 The seller is liable for defects in the repair work provided in accordance with the statutory liability for defects.
10) Governing Law
10.1 The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies to all legal relationships between the parties, excluding the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. For consumers, this choice of law only applies insofar as the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
10.2 Furthermore, this choice of law with regard to the statutory right of withdrawal does not apply to consumers who do not belong to any member state of the European Union at the time the contract is concluded and whose sole place of residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time the contract is concluded.
If the customer acts as a merchant, a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law with its registered office in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from this contract is the place of business of the seller. If the customer is based outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the seller's place of business is the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from this contract if the contract or claims arising from the contract can be attributed to the customer's professional or commercial activity. In the above cases, however, the seller is always entitled to appeal to the court at the customer's registered office.
12) Code of Conduct
- The seller has submitted to the conditions of participation for the eCommerce initiative "Fairness in trade", which can be viewed on the Internet at https://www.fairness-im-handel.de/teilnahmebedingungen/ .
13) Alternative Dispute Resolution
13.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution under 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 in which a consumer is involved.
13.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.
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Status: 05.07.2022, 09:53:30 a.m