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
Information about online dispute resolution
1) Scope of Application
1.1 These Terms and Conditions of the company Stefan Schmolke (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 online shop of the Seller. The inclusion of the Client’s own conditions is herewith objected to, unless other terms have been stipulated.
1.2 A consumer pursuant to these Terms and Conditions is every natural person concluding a legal transaction for a purpose attributed neither to a mainly commercial nor a self-employed occupational activity. A trader pursuant to these Terms and Conditions is any natural or legal person or partnership with legal capacity acting in the performance of a commercial or self-employed occupational activity when concluding a legal transaction.
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. The Client may also submit his offer to the Seller by telephone, e-mail or postal service.
2.3 The seller may accept the Client’s offer within five days,
by transferring a written order confirmation or an order conformation 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.
2.4 If the client chooses the payment method “PayPal Express” when placing his online order, he makes also a payment order to his payment service provider by clicking the button finalizing the order process. For this eventuality, in deviation of section 2.3, the Seller hereby declares his acceptance of the Client’s offer at the point of time when the Client initiates the payment transaction by clicking the button finalizing the order process.
2.5 The period for acceptance of the offer shall start on the day after the client has sent the offer and ends on expiry of the fifth day following the sending of the offer.
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 The Client can correct all the data entered via the usual keyboard and mouse function prior to submitting his binding order via the Seller’s online order form. In addition, prior to submitting a binding order, all data entered will be once again displayed in a confirmation window and can be corrected here as well, via the usual keyboard and mouse function.
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 Payment can be made using one of the methods mentioned in the Seller’s online shop.
4.2 In case of delivery to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may incur in individual cases for which the Seller is not responsible and which have to be borne by the Client. This includes for example transfer fees charged by banking institutes (transfer charges, exchange fees) or import duties or taxes (customs). Such costs regarding money transfer may also incur, if delivery is not made in a country outside the European Union and the Client carries out the payment from a country outside the European Union.
4.3 If prepayment has been agreed upon, payment shall be due immediately upon conclusion of the contract.
4.4 When choosing one of the payment methods offered by “PayPal” , the handling of payments is done via the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.a..r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449, subject to the conditions of use which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full, or, in case the Client does not have a PayPal account, subject to the conditions for payments without a PayPal account, which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full.
5) Shipment and Delivery Conditions
5.1 Goods are generally delivered on dispatch route and to the delivery address indicated by the Client, unless agreed otherwise. During the processing of the transaction, the delivery address indicated in the Seller’s order processing is decisive.
5.2 Should the assigned transport company return the goods to the Seller, because delivery to the Client was not possible, the Client bears the costs for the unsuccessful dispatch. This shall not apply, if the Client exercises his right to cancel effectively, if the delivery cannot be made due to circumstances beyond the Client’s control or if he has been temporarily impeded to receive the offered service, unless the Seller has notified the Client about the service for a reasonable time in advance.
5.3 Personal collection is not possible for logistical reasons.
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 Should the object of purchase be deficient, statutory provisions shall apply.
7.2 Deviating hereof, for consumers the limitation period regarding warranty claims for used goods shall be one year from delivery of goods to the Client. The shortening of the limitation period does not apply,
for a product, which was not used, in accordance with its usual application, for building construction and which was the cause of the building’s defectiveness,
for damages arising out of injuries to life, body or health, which result from intentional or negligent violation of the Seller’s duties or the intentional or negligent violation of duties by the legal representative or the vicarious agent of the user,
for other damages resulting from intentional or grossly negligent violation of the Seller’s duties or the intentional or grossly negligent violation of duties by the legal representative or the vicarious agent of the user,
if the Seller has fraudulently concealed the defect.
7.3 The Client is asked to notify any obvious transport damages to the forwarding agent and to inform the Seller accordingly. Should the Client fail to comply therewith, this shall not affect his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Applicable Law
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to all legal relationships between the parties under exclusion of the laws governing the international purchase of movable goods. For consumers, this choice of law only applies to the extent that the granted protection is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the country, in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
9) Information about online dispute resolution
The EU Commission provides on its website the following link to the ODR platform: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
This platform shall be a point of entry for out-of-court resolutions of disputes arising from online sales and service contracts concluded between consumers and traders.
Instructions for cancellation & Cancellation form
Consumers, i.e. any individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside those individual’s trade, business, craft or profession, are entitled to cancel any contract on the following conditions:
A. Instructions for cancellation
Right to cancel
You have the right to cancel this contract within fourteen days without giving any reason.
The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the day on which you acquire, or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by you acquires, physical possession of the goods.
To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us (Stefan Schmolke, Schmolke Carbon, Max-Strohmeyer-Straße 116, 78467 Konstanz, Deutschland, Tel.: 07531 693629, Fax: 07531 693629, E-Mail: email@example.com) of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail). You may use the attached model cancellation form, but it is not obligatory.
To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.
Effects of cancellation
If you cancel this contract, we will reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery (except for the supplementary costs arising if you choose a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us) without undue delay and not later than fourteen days after the day on which we are informed about your decision to cancel this contract. We may make a deduction from the reimbursement for loss in value of any goods supplied, if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling by you. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise. In any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of the reimbursement. We may withhold reimbursement until we have received the goods back or you have supplied evidence of having sent back the goods, whichever is the earliest.
You shall send back the goods or hand them over to us without undue delay and in any event not later than fourteen days from the day on which you communicate your cancellation from this contract to us. The deadline is met if you send back the goods before the period of 14 days has expired.
You will bear the direct cost of returning the goods.
You are only liable for any diminished value of the goods resulting from the handling other than what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the goods
Exclusion and/or premature expiration of the right to cancel
The right to cancel is excluded for contracts for the supply of goods that are made to the consumer’s specifications or are clearly personalized.
1) Please prevent damage to and contamination of the goods. Please return the goods, if possible, in the original packaging with all accessories and all packaging components. If necessary, please use protective outer packaging. If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, please use suitable packaging providing adequate protection against potential transport damage.
2) Please do not return the goods freight forward.
3) Please note that the above general information in section 1 and 2 is not a precondition for effectively exercising your right to cancel.
B. Cancellation form
If you wish to cancel this contract, please complete and submit this form.
Fax: 07531 693629
I/We (*) hereby give notice that I/We (*) cancel my/our (*) contract of sale of the following goods (*) /for the supply of the following service (*),
Ordered on (*) ____________ / received on (*) __________________
Name of consumer(s)
Address of consumer(s)
Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper)
(*) Delete as appropriate
„Online dispute resolution platform of the European Union”: www.ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr“