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General Terms and Conditions

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Scope of Application
  2. Conclusion of the Contract
  3. Right to Cancel
  4. Prices and Payment Conditions
  5. Shipment and Delivery Conditions
  6. Granting Rights of Use for Digital Content
  7. Granting Rights of Use for License Keys
  8. Reservation of Proprietary Rights
  9. Warranty
  10. Special conditions for assembly/installation services
  11. Redemption of Campaign Vouchers
  12. Redemption of gift vouchers
  13. Applicable Law
  14. Alternative Dispute Resolution

1) Scope of application

1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of Adrian Kittner, trading as "Adrian Kittner" (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 Seller's online shop. The inclusion of the Client’s own conditions is herewith objected to, unless other terms have been stipulated.

1.2 For contracts regarding the delivery of vouchers, these Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly, unless expressly agreed otherwise.

1.3 A consumer pursuant to these GTC is any natural person concluding a legal transaction for a purpose attributed neither to a mainly commercial nor a self-employed occupational activity.

1.4 A trader pursuant to these GTC 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 are merely descriptions which allow the Client to submit a binding offer.

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 virtual basket.

2.3 The Seller may accept the Client’s offer within five days,
- by transferring a written order confirmation or an order confirmation in written form (fax or e-mail), insofar as receipt of order confirmation by the Client is decisive, or
- by delivering ordered goods to the Client, insofar as receipt of goods by the Client is decisive, or
- by requesting the Client to pay after placing his order.

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 a payment method offered by PayPal is selected, 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, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full?locale.x=en_DE or, if the Client does not have a PayPal account, subject to the Terms for payments without a PayPal account, available at https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full#:~:text=You%20should%20note%20that%20PayPal's,offer%20under%20the%20user%20agreement. If the Client pays by means of a method of payment offered by PayPal which can be selected in the online order process, the Seller hereby declares the acceptance of the Client's offer at the time when the Client clicks on the button concluding the order process.

2.5 When submitting an offer via the Seller's online order form, the text of the contract is stored by the Seller after the contract has been concluded and transmitted to the Client in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after the order has been sent. The Seller shall not make the contract text accessible beyond this. If the Client has set up a user account in the Seller's online shop prior to sending his order, the order data shall be stored on the Seller's website and can be accessed by the Client free of charge via his password-protected user account by specifying the corresponding login data.

2.6 Prior to submitting a binding order via the Seller’s online order form, the Client may recognize input errors by attentively reading the information displayed on the screen. Use of the enlargement function of the browser to enlarge the display on the screen may be an effective method for better recognizing input errors.
The Client can correct all the data entered via the usual keyboard and mouse function during the electronic ordering process, until he clicks the button finalizing the ordering process.

2.7 The German and English languages are available for the conclusion of the contract.

2.8 Order processing and contacting usually take 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. In particular, 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 information about the right to cancel is provided in the Seller’s instruction on cancellation.

4) Prices and Payment Conditions

4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the product descriptions, prices indicated are total prices and include the statutory value-added tax. Any possible additional delivery and dispatch costs are specified separately in the respective product description.

4.2 Payment can be made using one of the methods mentioned in the Seller’s online shop.

4.3 In case of delivery to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may be incurred 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 additional costs regarding money transfer may also be incurred, if the Client carries out the payment from a country outside the European Union, even if delivery is not made in a country outside the European Union .

4.4 If payment in advance 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.

4.5 If a payment method offered via the payment service "PayPal" is selected, the payment shall be processed via PayPal, whereby PayPal may also use the services of third-party payment service providers for this purpose. If the seller also offers payment methods via PayPal that involve advance payments to the client (e.g., purchase on account or payment by instalments), he shall assign his payment claim to PayPal or to the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal and specifically named to the client. Before accepting the seller's declaration of assignment, PayPal or the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal shall carry out a credit check using the transmitted client data. The seller reserves the right to refuse the client the selected payment method in the event of a negative check result. If the selected payment method is approved, the client must pay the invoice amount within the agreed payment period or in the agreed payment intervals. In this case, he can only make payment to PayPal or the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal with debt-discharging effect. However, even in the case of assignment of claims, the seller remains responsible for general customer enquiries, e.g., about the goods, delivery time, dispatch, returns, complaints, cancellation declarations and deliveries or credit notes.

4.6 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 Client 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 Client's bank account is debited. More detailed information on the "SOFORT" payment method is available to the Client on the Internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.

4.7 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 Client 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 Client may be informed separately. Further information on Stripe is available on the Internet at https://stripe.com/.

4.8 If the credit card payment method via Stripe is selected, the invoice amount is due immediately upon conclusion of the contract. The payment is processed via 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 refuse this payment method in the event of a negative credit check.

5) Shipment and Delivery 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 Client unless otherwise agreed. When processing the transaction, the delivery address specified in the Seller's order processing shall be decisive. Deviating from this, if the payment method PayPal is selected, the delivery address deposited by the Client with PayPal at the time of payment shall be 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 from receiving the offered service, unless the Seller has notified the Client for a reasonable time in advance about the service.

5.3 In case the Client is a trader, the risk of accidental destruction and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall be transferred to the Client upon delivery of the goods to the freight forwarder, carrier or other person or institution designated with the task of performing shipment. In case the Client is a consumer, the risk of accidental destruction and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall in principle be transferred to the Client upon delivery of the goods to the Client or to an authorized recipient. Deviating from this, even in case the Client is a consumer, the risk of accidental destruction and accidental deterioration of the sold goods is transferred to the Client upon delivery of the goods to the freight forwarder, carrier or other person or institution designated with the task of performing shipment, if the Client has instructed the freight forwarder, carrier or other person or institution designated with the task of performing shipment to carry out the delivery of the goods and if the choice of this person or institution was not previously offered by the Seller.

5.4 The Seller reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in the event of incorrect or improper self-supply. This only applies if the Seller is not responsible for the non-supply and if he has concluded a concrete hedging transaction with the supplier. The Seller shall make all reasonable efforts to obtain the goods. In case of non-availability or partial availability of the goods he shall inform the Client and grant him immediately counterperformance.

5.5 Should the Client collect the goods himself, the Seller informs the Client by e-mail that the goods are available for collection. After receiving the e-mail, the Client may collect the goods in consultation with the Seller at the Seller's place of business. In this case shipment costs will not be charged.

5.6 Vouchers are provided to the Client as follows:

  • by download


5.7 Digital content will be provided to the Client as follows:

  • by download
  • by direct access via the Seller's website.

6) Granting rights of Use for Digital Contents

6.1 Unless otherwise stated in the description in the Seller's online shop, the Seller grants the Client the non-exclusive right, unlimited in time and place, to use the content for private and commercial purposes.

6.2 Passing on the contents to third parties or making copies for third parties outside the scope of these GTC is not permitted unless the Seller has agreed to a transfer of the licence under the contract to the third party.

6.3 Insofar as the contract relates to the one-off provision of digital content, the granting of rights shall only become effective when the Client has paid the remuneration owed in full. The Seller may provisionally permit the use of the contractual content even before this point in time. Such provisional permission shall not constitute a transfer of rights.

7) Granting rights of Use for Licence Keys

7.1 The licence key provided entitles the Client to use the digital product apparent from the respective product description of the seller to the extent described therein.

7.2 Insofar as the licence key relates to the one-time provision of a digital content, the granting of rights shall only become effective when the Client has paid the remuneration owed in full.

8) Reservation of Proprietary Rights

If the Seller makes advance performance, he shall retain title to the goods delivered until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.

9) Warranty

9.1 Unless otherwise stipulated in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. This does not apply to contracts for the delivery of goods:

9.2 If the Client is acting as an trader

  • the Seller may choose the type of subsequent performance,
  • for new goods, the limitation period for claims for defects shall be one year from delivery of the goods,
  • for used goods, the rights and claims for defects are excluded,
  • the limitation period shall not recommence if a replacement delivery is made within the scope of liability for defects.

9.3 The above-mentioned limitations of liability and shortening of the period shall not apply to

  • to claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses of the Client,
  • if the Seller has fraudulently concealed the defect,
  • for goods which have been used in accordance with their customary use for a building and which have caused its defectiveness,
  • for any existing obligation of the Seller to provide updates for digital products with respect to contracts for the supply of goods with digital elements.

9.4 Furthermore, for traders, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory right of recourse that may exist shall remain unaffected.

9.5 If the Client is a businessperson pursuant to section 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB) he has the commercial duty to examine the goods and notify the Seller of defects pursuant to section 377 HGB. Should the Client neglect the obligations of disclosure specified therein, the goods shall be deemed approved.

9.6 If the Client acts as a consumer, the forwarding agent has to be immediately notified of any obvious transport damages and the Seller has to be informed accordingly. Should the Client fail to comply therewith, this shall not affect his statutory or contractual claims for defects.

10) Special conditions for assembly/installation services

If, according to the content of the contract, the Seller is also responsible for the assembly or installation of the goods at the Client's premises and, if applicable, for the corresponding preparatory measures (e.g. measurement), the following shall apply in this respect:

10.1 The Seller shall perform its services at its own discretion or through qualified personnel selected by it. In doing so, 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 Client shall not be entitled to select a specific person to perform the desired service.

10.2 The Client shall provide the Seller with the complete and truthful information required for the performance of the service owed, unless the procurement of such information falls within the scope of the seller's duties according to the content of the contract.

10.3 The Seller shall contact the Client after conclusion of the contract in order to arrange a date with the Client for the service owed. The Client shall ensure that the Seller or the personnel appointed by the Seller have access to the Client's facilities concerned on the agreed date.

10.4 The risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold shall not pass to the Client until the installation work has been completed and the goods have been handed over to the Client.

11) Redemption of Campaign Vouchers

11.1 Vouchers which are issued by the Seller free of charge, for a specific period of validity in the context of promotional activities and which cannot be purchased by the Client (hereinafter referred to as "campaign vouchers”) can be redeemed only in the Seller’s online shop and only within the indicated time period.

11.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher campaign, if such a restriction results from the conditions of the campaign voucher.

11.3 Campaign vouchers must be redeemed prior to the conclusion of the order procedure. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.

11.4 Only one campaign voucher can be redeemed per order.

11.5 The goods value should at least be equal to the amount of the campaign voucher. The Seller will not refund remaining assets.

11.6 If the value of the campaign voucher is not enough for the order, the Client may choose one of the remaining payment methods offered by the Seller to pay the difference.

11.7 The campaign voucher credit will not be redeemed in cash and is not subject to any interest.

11.8 The campaign voucher will not be redeemed if the Client, in the context of his legal right to cancel, returns goods paid fully or partially by a campaign voucher.

11.9 The campaign voucher is transferable. The Seller may render performance with discharging effect to the respective owner who redeems the campaign voucher in the Seller’s online shop. This does not apply if the Seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-entitlement, legal incapacity or of the missing right of representation regarding the respective owner.

12) Redemption of Gift Vouchers

12.1 Gift 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 Gift Voucher.

12.2 Gift Vouchers and remaining balances of Gift Vouchers are redeemable until the end of the third year following the year of purchase of the Gift Voucher. Remaining balances will be credited to the Client until the expiry date.

12.3 Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.

12.4 Only one Gift Voucher can be redeemed per order.

12.5 Gift Vouchers can only be used to purchase Goods and cannot be used to purchase additional Gift Vouchers.

12.6 If the value of the Gift Voucher is insufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the Seller may be chosen to settle the difference.

12.7 The balance of a Gift Voucher will not be paid out in cash or earn interest.

12.8 The Gift Voucher is transferable. The Seller may make payment with discharging effect to the respective holder redeeming the Gift Voucher in the Seller's online shop. This shall not apply if the Seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the ineligibility, legal incapacity or lack of representative authority of the respective holder.

13) 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 applies only 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.

14) Alternative Dispute Resolution

14.1 The EU Commission provides on its website the following link to the ODR platform: https://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.

14.2 The Seller is neither obliged nor prepared to attend a dispute settlement procedure before an alternative dispute resolution entity.

 

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