General terms and conditions with customer information

General terms and conditions with customer information

Table of Contents

  1. Scope
  2. Conclusion of contract
  3. Right of withdrawal
  4. Prices and terms of payment
  5. Delivery and shipping conditions
  6. Retention of title
  7. Liability for defects (warranty)
  8. Special conditions for the processing of goods according to certain specifications of the customer
  9. Applicable law
  10. Alternative dispute resolution

1) Scope of application

1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of Stefan Hefele, trading as "Stefan Hefele Photography" (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 his online shop. The inclusion of the Customer's own terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.

1.2 A consumer within the meaning of these General Terms and Conditions is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that can predominantly be attributed neither to his commercial nor to his independent professional activity. 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 online shop of the seller do not represent binding offers on the part of the seller, but serve to submit a binding offer by the customer.

2.2 The customer can submit the offer via the online order form integrated into the seller's online shop. 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.

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), in which case 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 is 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 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.

2.4 If you select a payment method offered by PayPal, the payment will be processed by the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal"), subject to the PayPal Terms of Use, which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full or - if the customer does not have a PayPal account - subject to the terms and conditions for payments without a PayPal account, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full. If the customer pays by means of a payment method offered by PayPal that can be selected in the online ordering process, the seller already declares acceptance of the customer's offer at the time the customer clicks the button that completes the ordering process.

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 shop before sending his order, the order data will be archived on the seller's website and can be accessed free of charge by the customer via his password-protected user account by providing the corresponding 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 withdrawal.

3.2 Further 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 The payment option(s) will be communicated to the customer in the online shop of the seller.

4.3 If the payment method "PayPal invoice" is selected, the seller assigns his payment claim to PayPal. Before accepting the Seller's declaration of assignment, PayPal shall carry out a creditworthiness check using the transmitted customer data. The Seller reserves the right to refuse the customer the payment method "PayPal invoice" in the event of a negative check result. If the payment method "PayPal invoice" is permitted by PayPal, the customer must pay the invoice amount to PayPal within 30 days of receipt of the goods, unless he is given a different payment deadline by PayPal. In this case, he can only make payment to PayPal with debt-discharging effect. However, the Seller shall remain responsible for general customer enquiries, e.g. regarding the goods, delivery time, shipment, returns, complaints, revocation declarations and deliveries or credit notes, even in the event of assignment of the claim. In addition, the General Terms and Conditions of Use for the Use of PayPal's Purchase on Account apply, which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/pui-terms.

5) Delivery and shipping conditions

5.1 The delivery of goods is carried out by shipping to the delivery address specified by the customer, unless otherwise agreed. When processing 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 return shipment if the customer effectively exercises his 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 costs of returning the goods.

5.3 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 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.

5.4 Self collection is not possible for logistical reasons.

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 If the purchased item is defective, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply.

7.2 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 of this. If the customer does not comply with this, this has no effect on his legal or contractual claims for defects.

8) Special conditions for the processing of goods according to certain specifications of the customer

8.1 If, according to the content of the contract, in addition to the delivery of the goods, the Seller is also obliged to process the goods according to certain specifications of the Customer, the Customer shall provide the Seller with all content required for the processing, such as texts, images or graphics in the file formats, formatting, image and file sizes specified by the Seller and grant the Seller the necessary rights of use for this purpose. The customer alone is responsible for the procurement and acquisition of rights to this content. The customer declares and assumes responsibility that he has the right to use the content provided to the seller. In particular, he shall ensure that no rights of third parties are infringed thereby, in particular copyrights, trademark rights and personal rights.

8.2 The customer shall indemnify the seller against claims of third parties which these may assert against the seller in connection with an infringement of their rights through the contractual use of the customer's content by the seller. In this context, the customer shall also bear the reasonable costs of the necessary legal defence, including all court costs and lawyers' fees in the statutory amount. This does not apply if the customer is not responsible for the infringement. In the event of a claim by a third party, the customer is obliged to provide the seller immediately, truthfully and completely with all information required for the examination of the claims and a defence.

8.3 The Seller reserves the right to refuse processing orders if the content provided by the Customer for this purpose violates legal or official prohibitions or offends common decency. This applies in particular to the provision of anti-constitutional, racist, xenophobic, discriminatory, offensive, youth-endangering and/or violence-glorifying content.

9) 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 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) Alternative dispute resolution

10.1 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.

10.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.

 
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