Terms of service
General Terms and Conditions with Customer Information
Table of contents
1. scope of application
2. conclusion of contract
3. right of withdrawal
4. prices and terms of payment 5. terms of delivery and shipment 6. reservation of title
7. liability for defects (warranty) 8. applicable law
9. place of jurisdiction
10. alternative dispute resolution
1) Scope of application
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of waterholic UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co KG (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 his online shop. The inclusion of the Customer's own terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 A consumer in the sense of these General Terms and Conditions is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes which can predominantly be attributed neither to his commercial nor to his independent professional activity. An entrepreneur within the meaning of these General 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 his commercial or self-employed 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 cart and going through the electronic ordering process, the Customer submits a legally binding contractual offer with regard to the goods contained in the shopping cart by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process. Furthermore, the customer can alsosubmitthe offer to the seller by e-mail.
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), 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 requesting payment from the customer after the order has been placed.
If several of the aforementioned alternatives exist, the contract shall be concluded at the point in time at which one of the aforementioned alternatives occurs first. The period for the acceptance of the offer begins on the day after the sending of the offer by the customer 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 shall no longer be bound by his declaration of intent.
2.5 When an offer is made via the Seller's online order form, the text of the contract is stored by the Seller after the contract is concluded and transmitted to the Customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after the Customer has sent his order. 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 free of charge by the Customer via his password-protected user account by providing the relevant login data.
2.6 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 . Aneffective 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.
2.7 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. 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 cancellation policy.
3.3 The right of withdrawal does not apply to consumers who do not belong to a Member State of the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract and whose sole place of residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract.
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 In the case of deliveries to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may be incurred 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 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 be incurred in relation to the transfer of funds 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 In the case of payment by means of a payment method offered by PayPal , 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.
4.5 If a payment method offered via the payment service "Shopify Payments" 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 Shopify Payments are communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop. For the processing of payments, Stripe may use other payment services, for which special payment conditions 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 terms
5.1 The delivery of goods is carried out by shipping to the delivery address specified by the customer, unless otherwise agreed. The delivery address specified in the Seller's order processing shall be decisive in the processing of the transaction.
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 return costs.
5.3 Self-collection is not possible for logistical reasons. 6) Retention of title
If the Seller makes advance performance, 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 If the object of sale is defective, the provisions of the statutory liability for
liability for defects.
7.2 The customer is requested to complain about delivered goods with obvious transport damage to the deliverer and to inform the seller of this. If the customer fails to do so, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Applicable Law
8.1 All legal relationships between the parties shall be governed by the laws 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 to the extent that the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
8.2 Furthermore, this choice of law with regard to the statutory right of withdrawal does not apply to consumers who do not belong to a Member State of the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract and whose sole place of residence and delivery address at the time of conclusion of the contract are outside the European Union.
9) Place of jurisdiction
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 is domiciled outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the seller's place of business 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 aforementioned cases, however, the Seller shall in any case be entitled to invoke the court at the Customer's place of business.
10) Alternative dispute resolution
10.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution on the Internet at the following link
online dispute resolution: 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.
10.2 The seller is not obliged to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board, but is generally willing to do so.
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