General Terms and Conditions with Customer Information
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)
- Special conditions for repair services
- Redemption of promotion vouchers
- Applicable law
- Place of jurisdiction
- Code of Conduct
- Alternative dispute resolution
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of Kaufmann Sortimentsgrosshandel GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Seller") apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods concluded by a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter referred to as "Customer") with the Seller with regard to the goods presented by the Seller in its 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 GTC is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor self-employed.
1.3 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 Seller's online shop 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 can submit the offer via the online order form integrated in the seller's online shop. In doing so, after placing the selected goods in the virtual shopping basket and going through the electronic ordering process, the customer submits a legally binding contractual offer with regard to the goods contained in the shopping basket by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process.
2.3 The Seller may 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 acceptance of the offer begins on the day after the customer sends the offer 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 is no longer bound by his declaration of intent.
2.4 If a payment method offered by PayPal is selected, the payment shall be processed via the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter: "PayPal"), subject to the PayPal terms and conditions 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, which can be viewed 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 If the payment method "Amazon Payments" is selected, the payment will be processed via 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, 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, the Customer also issues a payment order to Amazon by clicking the button that completes the ordering process. In this case, the seller already declares acceptance of the customer's offer at the time when the customer triggers the payment process by clicking the button that concludes the order process.
2.6 When an offer is made 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's order has been sent. 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 by the customer free of charge via his password-protected user account by providing the corresponding login data.
2.7 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.
2.8 The German and English languages are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.9 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 More detailed information on the right of withdrawal can be found in the Seller's instructions on withdrawal.
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 Seller's online shop.
4.3 If prepayment by bank transfer has been agreed, payment shall be due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed on a later due date.
4.4 If the payment method "SOFORT" is selected, the payment will be processed via 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 accordingly during the payment process and confirm the payment instruction to "SOFORT". The payment transaction is then immediately carried out by "SOFORT" and the customer's bank account is debited. More detailed information on the "SOFORT" payment method is available to the customer on the Internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
4.5 If a payment method offered via the payment service "Stripe" is selected, the payment will be processed via 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 Stripe will be communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop. Stripe may use other payment services for the processing of payments, for which special payment conditions may apply, to which the customer may be informed separately. Further information on Stripe is available on the Internet at https://stripe.com/de.
4.6 If a payment method offered via the "Klarna" payment service is selected, the payment will be processed via Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). Further information and the terms and conditions of Klarna 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, delivery shall 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 shall be 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 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 only pass to the customer or a person authorised to receive the goods when the goods are handed over to the customer. In deviation 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 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 If the Seller offers the goods for collection, the Customer may 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.
6) Retention of title
If the seller makes advance payment, he shall retain title to the goods delivered until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
7) Liability for defects (warranty)
7.1 Unless otherwise stipulated in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. In deviation 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 supplementary performance;
- in the case of new goods, the limitation period for defects shall be one year from delivery of the goods;
- the rights and claims due to defects are excluded in the case of used goods;
- the limitation period shall not recommence 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 do not apply to
- for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses by the customer,
- in the event that the seller has fraudulently concealed the defect,
- for goods which have been used for a building in accordance with their customary use 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 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 of this. If the customer does not comply with this, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Special conditions for repair services
If, according to the content of the contract, the seller owes the repair of an item of the customer, the following shall apply to this:
8.1 Repair services shall be provided at the registered office of the Seller.
8.2 The Seller shall provide its services, at its discretion, in its own person or through qualified personnel selected by it. In doing so, the Seller may also make use of the services of third parties (subcontractors) acting on its behalf. Unless otherwise stated in the Seller's service description, the Customer shall have no claim to the selection of a specific person to perform the desired service.
8.3 The Customer shall provide the Seller with all information required for the repair of the item, insofar as the procurement thereof does not fall within the Seller's scope of obligations according to the content of the contract. In particular, the Customer shall provide the Seller with a comprehensive description of the defect and inform the Seller of all circumstances that may be the cause of the identified defect.
8.4 Unless otherwise agreed, the Customer shall ship the item to be repaired to the Seller's registered office at its own expense and risk. The Seller recommends that the Customer takes out transport insurance for this purpose. Furthermore, the Seller recommends that the Customer ship the item in suitable transport packaging in order to reduce the risk of transport damage and to conceal the contents of the packaging. The seller shall inform the customer immediately of any obvious transport damage so that the customer can assert any rights it may have against the carrier.
8.5 The return of the item shall be at the expense of the customer. The risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the item shall pass to the customer when the item is handed over to a suitable transport person at the Seller's place of business. At the customer's request, the seller will take out transport insurance for the item.
8.6 The aforementioned provisions do not limit the customer's statutory rights in respect of defects in the event of the purchase of goods from the seller.
8.7 The Seller shall be liable for defects in the repair service provided in accordance with the provisions of statutory liability for defects.
9) Redemption of promotional vouchers
9.1 Vouchers issued free of charge by the Seller as part of promotions with a specific period of validity and which cannot be purchased by the Customer (hereinafter "Promotion Vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online shop and only during the specified period.
9.2 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.
9.3 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.
9.4 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
9.5 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
9.6 The value of the goods must be at least equal to the amount of the promotional voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the Seller.
9.7 If the value of the promotional voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the Seller may be chosen to settle the difference.
9.8 The credit balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
9.9 The promotional voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in full or in part with the promotional voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
9.10 The promotional voucher is only intended for use by the person named on it. Transfer of the promotional voucher to third parties is excluded. The Seller is entitled, but not obliged, to check the material eligibility of the respective Voucher Holder.
10) Applicable law
All legal relations between the parties shall be governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany to the exclusion of the laws on the international sale 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.
If the customer is 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 shall be the Seller's registered office. If the customer has its registered office outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Seller's registered office shall be 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 shall in any case be entitled to bring an action before the court at the Customer's place of business.
12) Code of Conduct
- The seller has submitted to the Trusted Shops quality criteria, which can be viewed on the Internet at http://www.trustedshops.com/tsdocument/TS_QUALITY_CRITERIA_de.pdf.
13) Alternative dispute resolution
13.1 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.
13.2 The Seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.