General terms and conditions with customer information
Note: This general terms and conditions (T&C) is a machine-generated translation of the German version. For any inconsistency or ambiguity between the German version and the English version, the German version shall prevail.
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)
- Redemption of Promotional Vouchers
- Gift Card Redemption
- Applicable Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter “GTC”) of Casida GmbH (hereinafter “Seller”) apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter “Customer”) ) with the seller regarding the goods presented 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 shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of goods presented in the seller’s printed catalogue, unless expressly agreed otherwise.
1.3 These terms and conditions apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless expressly agreed otherwise.
1.4 Consumer within the meaning of these General Terms and Conditions is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that cannot be attributed predominantly to either their commercial or independent professional activity. Entrepreneur within the meaning of these terms and conditions 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, fax, e-mail, post or online contact form.
2.3 When ordering goods shown in the seller’s printed catalogue, the customer can submit his offer to the seller by telephone, fax, e-mail or post. To do this, the customer can fill out the order form attached to the seller’s printed catalog and send it back to the seller.
2.4 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 email), 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 their 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 considered a rejection of the offer with the result that the customer is no longer bound to his declaration of intent.
2.6 If you select the payment method “Amazon Payments”, the payment will be processed via 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, by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process, he also issues a payment order to Amazon. In this case, the seller already declares acceptance of the customer’s offer at the point in time at which the customer triggers the payment process by clicking the button that concludes the order process.
2.7 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) after the order has been sent , fax or letter). 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 accessed free of charge by the customer via his password-protected user account by providing the corresponding login data.
2.8 Before submitting the 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 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.
2.9 German and English are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.10 Order processing and contact are usually made 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 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 generally have a right of withdrawal.
3.2 More detailed 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.
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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 In the case of deliveries to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may arise in individual cases for which the seller is not responsible and which must 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 prepayment 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.
4.6 If you select the “SOFORT” payment method, the payment will be processed by 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 access more detailed information on the “SOFORT” payment method on the Internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
4.7 If you select the purchase on account payment method, the purchase price is due after the goods have been delivered and invoiced. In this case, the purchase price must be paid within 7 (seven) days of receipt of the invoice without deduction, unless otherwise agreed. The seller reserves the right to only offer the purchase on account payment method up to a certain order volume and to refuse this payment method if the specified order volume is exceeded. In this case, the seller will point out a corresponding payment restriction to the customer in his payment information in the online shop.
5) Terms of delivery and shipping
5.1 The goods will be delivered by mail to the delivery address specified by the customer, unless otherwise agreed.
5.2 If the transport company sends the shipped goods back to the seller because delivery to the customer was not possible, the customer bears the costs for the unsuccessful shipment. This does not apply if the customer is not responsible for the circumstance that led to the impossibility of delivery or if he was temporarily prevented from accepting the service offered, unless the seller announced the service to him a reasonable time in advance would have. Furthermore, 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 withdrawal, the regulation made in the seller’s cancellation policy applies to the return costs.
5.3 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 hands over the goods to the forwarding agent, carrier or other person responsible for execution delivered to the person or institution specified for 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 a person authorized to receive them. Deviating from this, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold also passes to the customer 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 commissioned the forwarding agent, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise responsible for carrying out the shipment with the execution 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 delivery to himself. This only applies in the event that the non-delivery is not the responsibility of the seller and he 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.
5.5 Collection by the customer is not possible for logistical reasons.
6) Retention of title
6.1 Towards consumers, the seller reserves title to the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
6.2 The seller retains title to the goods delivered to entrepreneurs until all claims from an ongoing business relationship have been settled in full.
6.3 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur, he is entitled to resell the reserved goods in the ordinary course of business. The customer assigns all resulting claims against third parties to the seller in advance in the amount of the respective invoice value (including sales tax). This assignment applies regardless of whether the reserved goods have been resold without or after processing. The customer remains authorized to collect the claims even after the assignment. The seller’s authority to collect the claims himself remains unaffected. However, the seller will not collect the claims as long as the customer meets his payment obligations to the seller, does not default in payment and no application for the opening of insolvency proceedings has been filed.
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7) Liability for defects (warranty)
If the purchased item is defective, the statutory liability for defects applies. Deviating from this:
7.1 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 the passing of risk;
- In the case of used goods, the rights and claims due to defects are fundamentally excluded;
- the limitation period does not begin again if a replacement delivery is made as part of the liability for defects.
7.2 If the customer acts as a consumer, the following applies to used goods with the restriction of the following number: Claims for defects are excluded if the defect only occurs 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.
7.3 The limitations of liability and shortened deadlines set out in the above paragraphs do 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.
7.4 Furthermore, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for the right of recourse according to § 445b BGB remain unaffected.
7.5 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.
7.6 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.
The seller is liable to the customer for all contractual, quasi-contractual and statutory, including tortious claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses as follows:
8.1 The seller is fully liable for any legal reason
- in the event of intent or gross negligence,
- in the event of intentional or negligent injury to life, limb or health,
- on the basis of a guarantee promise, unless otherwise agreed in this regard,
- due to mandatory liability such as under the Product Liability Act.
8.2 If the seller negligently violates an essential contractual obligation, liability is limited to the foreseeable damage that is typical for the contract, unless liability is unlimited in accordance with the above clause. Essential contractual obligations are obligations which the contract imposes on the seller according to its content in order to achieve the purpose of the contract, the fulfillment of which is essential for the proper execution of the contract and on the observance of which the customer can regularly rely.
8.3 Otherwise, the seller is not liable.
8.4 The above liability regulations also apply with regard to the liability of the seller for his vicarious agents and legal representatives.
9) Redemption of Promotional Vouchers
9.1 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 online shop of the seller and can only be redeemed within the specified period.
9.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher campaign if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.
9.3 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent settlement is not possible.
9.4 Several promotional vouchers can be redeemed for one order.
9.5 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.
9.6 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.
9.7 The credit on a promotional voucher will neither be paid out in cash nor will interest be paid.
9.8 The promotional voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in whole or in part with the promotional voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
9.9 The promotional voucher is only intended for use by the person named on it. A transfer of the promotional voucher to third parties is excluded. The seller is entitled, but not obliged, to check the material entitlement of the respective voucher holder.
10) Redeeming Gift Certificates
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 gives.
10.2 Gift vouchers and remaining gift voucher balances can be redeemed up to the end of the third year after the year of voucher purchase. Remaining credit will be credited to the customer by the expiration date.
10.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed prior to the completion of the ordering process. Subsequent settlement is not possible.
10.4 Several gift vouchers can be redeemed in one order.
10.5 Gift Certificates can only be used to purchase goods and cannot be used to purchase additional Gift Certificates.
10.6 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 used to settle the difference.
10.7 The balance of a gift card will not be paid out in cash or interest.
10.8 The gift voucher is only for use by the person named on it. A transfer of the gift voucher to third parties is excluded. The seller is entitled, but not obliged, to check the material entitlement of the respective voucher holder.
11) Governing 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. 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.
11.2 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 is outside the European Union at the time the contract is concluded lie.
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 has his registered office 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 in any case entitled to appeal to the court at the customer’s registered office.
13) Alternative Dispute Resolution
13.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution 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 in which a consumer is involved.
13.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.