General terms and conditions with customer information
- 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 the processing of goods according to specific customer specifications
- Special conditions for assembly/installation services
- Redeeming promotional vouchers
- Redeeming Gift Vouchers
- Applicable Law
- place of jurisdiction
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
1.1 These general terms and conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of AUDITORIUM GmbH (hereinafter "seller") apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter "customer") concludes with the seller with regard to the seller's online -Shop completes illustrated goods. 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 delivery of goods with digital elements, unless otherwise regulated. In doing so, in addition to the delivery of the goods, the seller owes the provision of digital content or digital services (hereinafter "digital products") that are contained in or connected to the goods in such a way that the goods cannot fulfill their functions without them.
1.3 These General Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of physical data carriers that serve exclusively as carriers of digital content, unless otherwise regulated. Digital content within the meaning of these terms and conditions is data that is created and made available in digital form.
1.4 These General Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise agreed.
1.5 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.
1.6 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 telephone, e-mail, post or online contact form.
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.
2.5 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 on the button that concludes 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 a payment method offered via the "PayPal" payment service is selected, the payment is processed via PayPal, whereby PayPal can also use the services of third-party payment service providers for this purpose. If the seller also offers payment methods via PayPal in which he pays the customer in advance (e.g. purchase on account or payment by installments), he assigns his payment claim to PayPal or to the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal and specifically named to the customer. Before accepting the seller's declaration of assignment, PayPal or the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal carries out a credit check using the transmitted customer data. The seller reserves the right to refuse the customer the selected payment method in the event of a negative test result. If the selected payment method is approved, the customer must pay the invoice amount within the agreed payment period or in the agreed payment intervals. In this case, he can only pay to PayPal or the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal with debt-discharging effect. However, even if the claim is assigned, the seller remains responsible for general customer inquiries, e.g. B. to the goods, delivery time, shipment, returns, complaints, cancellation declarations and shipments or credits.
4.6 If the "SOFORT" payment method 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 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/ .
4.7 If a payment method offered via the "Stripe" payment service is selected, the payment will be processed by 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 are communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop. To process payments, Stripe can use other payment services for which special payment conditions may apply, to which the customer may be informed separately. Further information about Stripe is available online at https://stripe.com/de .
4.8 If you select the credit card payment method 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: "Stripe"). Stripe reserves the right to carry out a credit check and to reject this payment method if the credit check is negative.
4.9 If the payment method "Targobank financing" is selected, the payment will be processed by TARGOBANK AG & Co. KGaA, Kasernenstraße 10, 40213 Düsseldorf (hereinafter "TARGOBANK"), to which the seller assigns his payment claim. Before accepting the seller's declaration of assignment, Targobank carries out a credit check using the transmitted customer data. The seller reserves the right to refuse the customer the payment method "Financing Targobank" in the event of a negative test result. If the payment method is approved by Targobank, the customer must pay the invoice amount to Targobank under the conditions specified by the seller, which are communicated to him in the seller's online shop. In this case, he can only make payments to Targobank with a debt-discharging effect. However, even if the claim is assigned, the seller remains responsible for general customer inquiries, e.g. B. to the goods, delivery time, shipment, returns, complaints, cancellation declarations and shipments or credits. In addition, the general terms and conditions for financing with Targobank apply, which can be accessed on the Internet at https://www.targobank.de .
4.10 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. Deviating from this, if the payment method PayPal is selected, the delivery address stored by the customer at PayPal at the time of payment 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 Vouchers are provided to the customer as follows:
- by email
6) 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.
7) Liability for Defects (Warranty)
7.1 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:
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 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.
7.3 If the customer acts as a consumer, the following applies to contracts for the delivery of used goods with the restriction of the following number: The limitation period for claims for defects is one year from delivery of the goods if this has been expressly and separately contractually agreed between the parties and the customer before submitting his contractual declaration of the shortening of the limitation period.
7.4 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.
7.5 In addition, it applies to entrepreneurs that the statutory limitation periods for any existing statutory right of recourse remain unaffected.
7.6 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.
7.7 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.
8) Special conditions for the processing of goods according to specific customer specifications
8.1 If, according to the content of the contract, the seller owes not only the delivery of goods but also the processing of the goods according to specific specifications of the customer, the customer must provide the seller with all content required for processing such as texts, images or graphics in the file formats, formatting, image specified by the seller - and file sizes and to grant him the necessary rights of use. The customer is solely responsible for the procurement and the acquisition of rights to this content. The customer declares and assumes responsibility for having the right to use the content provided to the seller. In particular, he ensures that no rights of third parties are violated, in particular copyrights, trademarks and personal rights.
8.2 The customer indemnifies the seller against third-party claims that they may assert against the seller in connection with a violation of their rights through the contractual use of the customer's content by the seller. The customer also assumes the necessary costs of legal defense, including all court and attorney's 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 with all information that is necessary for the examination of the claims and a defense without delay, truthfully and completely.
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, insulting, youth-endangering and/or violence-glorifying content.
9) Special conditions for assembly/installation services
If, according to the content of the contract, the seller also owes the assembly or installation of the goods at the customer's site as well as any corresponding preparatory measures (e.g. measurements) in addition to the delivery of the goods, the following applies:
9.1 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.
9.2 The customer must provide the seller with the complete and truthful information required for the provision of the service owed, provided that their procurement does not fall within the scope of the seller's responsibilities according to the content of the contract.
9.3 The seller will contact the customer after the conclusion of the contract in order to arrange an appointment for the service owed. The customer shall ensure that the seller or the personnel commissioned by the seller has access to the customer's relevant facilities on the agreed date.
9.4 The risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold only passes to the customer upon completion of the assembly work and handover to the customer.
10) Redemption of promotional vouchers
10.1 Vouchers that are issued free of charge by the seller as part of promotions with a specific period of validity and that cannot be purchased by the customer (hereinafter "promotional vouchers") can only be redeemed in the seller's online shop and only in the specified period.
10.2 Individual products can be excluded from the voucher campaign if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.
10.3 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
10.4 Several promotional vouchers can be redeemed for one order.
10.5 The value of the goods must be at least the amount of the promotional voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the seller.
10.6 If the value of the promotional voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.
10.7 The balance of a promotional voucher will neither be paid out in cash nor will interest be paid.
10.8 The campaign voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods that were paid for in whole or in part with the campaign voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
10.9 The promotional voucher is transferrable. The seller can pay with discharging effect to the respective owner who redeems the promotional voucher in the seller's online shop. This does not apply if the seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-authorization, the legal incapacity or the lack of the right to represent the respective owner.
11) Redeeming Gift Certificates
11.1 Vouchers that can be purchased via the seller's online shop (hereinafter "gift vouchers") can only be redeemed in the seller's online shop, unless the voucher states otherwise.
11.2 Gift vouchers and remaining balances on gift vouchers can be redeemed up to the end of the third year following the year in which the voucher was purchased. Remaining credit will be credited to the customer by the expiry date.
11.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
11.4 Multiple gift vouchers can be redeemed for one order.
11.5 Gift Vouchers can only be used to purchase Goods and cannot be used to purchase further Gift Vouchers.
11.6 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 settle the difference.
11.7 The balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it bear interest.
11.8 The Gift Voucher is transferrable. The seller can pay with discharging effect to the respective owner 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-authorization, the legal incapacity or the lack of the right to represent the respective owner.
12) Governing Law
12.1 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.
12.2 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.
14) Alternative Dispute Resolution
14.1 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.
14.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.