Terms of service
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 the processing of goods according to certain specifications of the customer
- Redemption of campaign vouchers
- Redeeming gift vouchers
- Applicable Law
- Place of jurisdiction
- Code of Conduct
- Alternative dispute resolution
1.1 These general terms and conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of FORMGUT e.K. (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 goods displayed by the seller in his online shop. The inclusion of the customer's own conditions is hereby contradicted, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 These terms and conditions apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise expressly regulated.
1.3 A consumer within the meaning of these terms and conditions is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor their independent professional activity. An entrepreneur within the meaning of these terms and conditions is a natural or legal person or a legal partnership who, when concluding a legal transaction, acts in the exercise of their commercial or independent professional activity.
2) Conclusion of the 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 submit a binding offer by the customer.
2.2 The customer can submit the offer using 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 for the goods 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 or using the 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 the receipt of the order confirmation by the customer is decisive, or
- by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, whereby the 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 aforementioned alternatives, the contract is concluded at the point in time at which one of the aforementioned alternatives occurs first. The period for accepting the offer begins on the day after the offer is sent by the customer 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 If the payment method "Amazon Payments" is selected, the payment will be processed by 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, available at https : //payments.amazon.de/help/201751590. If the customer selects “Amazon Payments” as the payment method during the online ordering process, he also issues a payment order to Amazon by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process. In this case, the seller already declares the acceptance of the customer's offer at the point in time at which the customer triggers the payment process by clicking the button that completes the order process.
2.6 When submitting an offer via the seller's online order form, the text of the contract will be saved by the seller after the contract has been concluded and sent to the customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after his order has been sent. Any further provision of the contract text by the seller does not take place. If the customer has set up a user account in the seller's online shop before submitting 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.
2.7 Before placing a binding 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 representation 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 concludes the ordering process.
2.8 The German and English languages are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.9 The order processing and contact usually take place via email and automated order processing. The customer must ensure that the e-mail address given by him to process the order 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 third parties commissioned by the seller to process the order can be delivered.
3) right of withdrawal
3.1 Consumers generally have 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 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 given are total prices that include statutory sales tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs that may arise are specified separately in the respective product description.
4.2 In the case of deliveries to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may arise for which the seller is not responsible and which are to be borne by the customer. These include, for example, costs for the transfer of money by credit institutions (e.g. transfer fees, exchange rate fees) or import duties or taxes (e.g. customs duties). Such costs may also arise in relation to the money transfer 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 prepayment by bank transfer has been agreed, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed a later due date.
4.5 If you select one of the payment methods offered by the "Shopify Payments" payment service, payment is 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 Shopify Payments are communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop. To process payments, Stripe can use other payment services, for which special terms of payment may apply, to which the customer may be informed separately. Further information on "Shopify Payments" is available on the Internet at https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms-payments-de.
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
5.1 The delivery of goods takes place on the dispatch route to the delivery address specified by the customer, unless otherwise agreed. When processing the transaction, the delivery address given in the seller's order processing is decisive. Deviating from this, when choosing the PayPal payment method, the delivery address stored by the customer at PayPal at the time of payment 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. This does not apply with regard to the shipping costs if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. For the return costs, if the customer exercises his right of revocation, the provisions made in the seller's instructions on revocation apply.
5.3 Pickup is not possible for logistical reasons.
6) Retention of title
If the seller makes an 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 statutory liability for defects apply.
7.2 Notwithstanding this, the following applies to used goods: Claims for defects are excluded if the defect does not appear until one year after delivery of the goods. Defects that occur within one year of delivery of the goods can be asserted within the statutory limitation period. However, the shortening of the liability period to one year does not apply
- for things that have been used for a building in accordance with their normal use and have caused its defectiveness,
- for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses by the customer, as well as
- in the event that the seller has fraudulently concealed the defect.
7.3 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 on his statutory 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, the seller owes the processing of the goods in addition to the delivery of goods according to certain specifications of the customer, the customer must provide the seller with all the content required for processing such as texts, images or graphics in the file formats, formatting, image formats specified by the seller. and file sizes available and to grant him the necessary rights of use. The customer is solely 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 ensures that no third party rights are violated, in particular copyrights, trademarks and personal rights.
8.2 The customer exempts the seller from claims by third parties that they can assert against the seller in connection with a violation of their rights through the contractual use of the customer's content. The customer also assumes the reasonable costs of the necessary legal defense including all court and lawyer costs 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 immediately, truthfully and completely provide the seller with all information that is necessary for the examination of the claims and a defense.
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 against common decency. This applies in particular to the provision of unconstitutional, racist, xenophobic, discriminatory, offensive, youth-endangering and / or violence-glorifying content.
9) Redemption of campaign vouchers
9.1 Vouchers that are issued free of charge by the seller as part of promotions with a certain 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 within the specified period.
9.2 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.
9.3 Individual products can be excluded from the voucher campaign, provided that a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.
9.4 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the order process. Subsequent billing is not possible.
9.5 Only one campaign voucher can be redeemed per order.
9.6 The value of the goods must be at least equal to the amount of the campaign voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the seller.
9.7 If the value of the campaign voucher is insufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.
9.8 The credit of a campaign voucher is neither paid out in cash nor is interest paid.
9.9 The campaign voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in whole or in part with the campaign voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
9.10 The campaign voucher is transferable. The seller can, with discharging effect, make payments 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 authorization of the respective owner.
10) Redeeming gift vouchers
10.1 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 otherwise stated in the voucher.
10.2 Gift vouchers and the remaining balance of gift vouchers can be redeemed by the end of the third year following the year in which the voucher was purchased. Remaining credit will be credited to the customer until the expiry date.
10.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the order process. Subsequent billing is not possible.
10.4 Only one gift voucher can be redeemed per order.
10.5 Gift vouchers can only be used for the purchase of goods and not for the purchase of additional gift vouchers.
10.6 If the value of the gift voucher is insufficient 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 gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor is interest paid.
10.8 The gift voucher is transferable. The seller can, with discharging effect, make payments 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 authorization of the respective owner.
11) Applicable Law
11.1 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. In the case of consumers, this choice of law only applies insofar as the protection granted by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence is not withdrawn.
11.2 Furthermore, with regard to the statutory right of withdrawal, this choice of law 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 residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time the contract is concluded.
12) place of jurisdiction
If the customer acts as a merchant, legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law with headquarters in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from this contract is the business location 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 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 call the court at the customer's registered office.
13) Code of Conduct
- The seller has submitted to the conditions of participation for the eCommerce initiative “Fairness in Retail”, which can be viewed on the Internet at https://www.fairness-im-handel.de/teilnahmebedingungen/.
- The seller has submitted to the guidelines for "Google customer reviews", which can be viewed on the Internet at https://support.google.com/merchants/topic/7105962.
14) Alternative dispute resolution
14.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution on the Internet under the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr
This platform serves as a point of contact 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.