General Terms and Conditions
General Terms and Conditions with Customer Information
Table of Contents
Scope of Application
Conclusion of Contract
Right of Withdrawal
Prices and Terms of Payment
Terms of Delivery and Shipping
Reservation of Title
Liability for Defects (Warranty)
Special Conditions for the Processing of Goods in Accordance with Certain Customer Specifications
Redemption of Promotional Vouchers
Place of Jurisdiction
Information on the Disposal of Waste Electrical Equipment
Alternative Dispute Resolution
1) Scope of Application
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of Aeris GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Seller") shall 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 its online store. The inclusion of the Customer's own terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 These GTC shall apply mutatis mutandis to contracts for the delivery of goods with digital elements, unless otherwise agreed. In addition to the delivery of the goods, the Seller owes the provision of digital content or digital services (hereinafter "digital products"), which are contained in or connected to the goods in such a way that the goods cannot fulfill their functions without them.
1.3 For the purposes of these GTC, a consumer is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor self-employed.
1.4 An 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 his commercial or independent professional activity.
2) Conclusion of the Contract
2.1 The product descriptions contained in the Seller's online store 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 may submit the offer via the online order form integrated into the Seller's online store. 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 also submit the offer to the seller by fax, by e-mail or by post.
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), in which case the receipt of the order confirmation by the Customer shall be decisive, or,
- by delivering the ordered goods to the Customer, in which case the receipt of the goods by the Customer shall be decisive, or,
- by requesting payment from the Customer after the Customer has placed the order.
If there are more than one of the aforementioned alternatives, the contract shall be concluded at the time when one of the aforementioned alternatives occurs first. The period for acceptance of the offer begins on the day following the dispatch of the offer by the customer and ends with the expiry of the fifth day following the dispatch 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 its declaration of intent.
2.5 When submitting an offer via the Seller's online order form, the text of the contract shall be stored by the Seller after the conclusion of the contract and transmitted to the Customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after the Customer's order has been sent. 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 store 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.
2.6 Before bindingly placing the order via the Seller's online order form, the Customer may recognize 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 magnification 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 completes 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 shall ensure that the e-mail address provided by it for order processing is accurate 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 to Cancel
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.
4) Prices and Payment Conditions
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 The payment option(s) will be communicated to the Customer in the Seller's online store.
4.3 If prepayment 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.
4.4 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 will be 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
4.5 If a payment method offered via the payment service "Klarna" is selected, the payment will be processed via Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). Further information and the terms and conditions of Klarna can be found in the Seller's payment information, which can be viewed at the following Internet address: https://www.aeris.de
5) Shipment and Delivery Conditions
5.1 If the Seller offers to ship the goods, the delivery shall 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 shall be 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 as a result. This shall not apply with regard to the costs for the return shipment if the customer effectively exercises its right of revocation. In the event that the customer effectively exercises its right of revocation, the provision made in the seller's revocation instructions shall apply to the costs of returning the goods.
5.3 If the Customer is acting as an entrepreneur, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall pass to the Customer as soon as the Seller has delivered the goods to the forwarding agent, the carrier or any other person or institution designated to carry out the shipment. If the customer is acting as a consumer, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold shall in principle pass to the customer only upon delivery of the goods to the customer or a person authorized to receive the goods. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold shall pass to the customer, even in the case of consumers, as soon as the seller has delivered the goods to the forwarding agent, the carrier or any other person or institution designated to carry out the shipment, if the customer has commissioned the forwarding agent, the carrier or any other person or institution designated to carry out the shipment and the seller has not previously named such person or institution to the customer.
5.4 The Seller reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in case of incorrect or improper self-delivery. This shall only apply in the event that the Seller is not responsible for the non-delivery and the Seller has concluded a specific covering transaction with the supplier with due diligence. The Seller shall make all reasonable efforts to procure the goods. In the event of non-availability or only partial availability of the goods, the customer will be informed immediately and the consideration will be refunded without delay.
5.5 Self-collection is not possible for logistical reasons.
6) Reservation of Proprietary Rights
6.1 With respect to consumers, the Seller shall retain title to the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
6.2 With respect to entrepreneurs, the Seller shall retain title to the delivered goods until all claims arising from an ongoing business relationship have been settled in full.
6.3 If the Customer acts as an entrepreneur, it shall be entitled to resell the reserved goods in the ordinary course of business. The customer shall assign to the seller in advance all claims against third parties arising therefrom in the amount of the respective invoice value (including value added tax). This assignment shall apply regardless of whether the reserved goods have been resold without or after processing. The customer shall remain authorized to collect the claims even after the assignment. The authority of the seller to collect the claims himself remains unaffected. However, the Seller shall not collect the receivables as long as the Customer meets its payment obligations to the Seller, is not in default of payment and no application for the opening of insolvency proceedings has been filed.
Unless otherwise stated in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. Deviating from this, the following applies to contracts for the delivery of goods:
7.1 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur,
- the seller has the choice of the type of supplementary performance;
- for new goods the limitation period for defects is one year from delivery of the goods;
- for used goods the rights and claims due to defects are excluded;
- the limitation period does not start again if a replacement delivery is made within the scope of liability for defects.
7.2 The above-mentioned limitations of liability and shortening of time limits shall not apply
- to claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses of the Customer,
- in the event that the Seller has fraudulently concealed the defect,
- to goods which have been used for a building in accordance with their customary use and have caused its defectiveness,
- to 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.
7.3 Furthermore, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory right of recourse shall remain unaffected.
7.4 If the customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of § 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), he shall be subject to the commercial duty of inspection and notification of defects pursuant to § 377 of the German Commercial Code (HGB). If the customer fails to comply with the notification obligations regulated therein, the goods shall be deemed approved.
7.5 If the Customer is acting as a consumer, he is requested to complain about delivered goods with obvious transport damage to the deliverer and to inform the Seller thereof. If the customer does not comply with this, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
The Seller shall be liable to the Customer for all contractual, quasi-contractual and statutory claims, including claims in tort, for damages and reimbursement of expenses as follows:
8.1 The Seller shall be liable without limitation for any legal reason
- in case of intent or gross negligence,
- in case of intentional or negligent injury to life, body or health,
- on the basis of a warranty promise, unless otherwise regulated in this respect,
- on the basis of mandatory liability such as under the Product Liability Act.
8.2 If the Seller negligently breaches a material contractual obligation, liability shall be limited to the foreseeable damage typical for the contract, unless liability is unlimited in accordance with the preceding clause. Material 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 makes the proper execution of the contract possible in the first place and compliance with which the Customer may regularly rely on.
8.3 Otherwise, any liability of the Seller is excluded.
8.4 The above liability provisions shall also apply with regard to the Seller's liability for its vicarious agents and legal representatives.
9) Special conditions for the processing of goods according to certain specifications of the customer.
9.1 If, according to the content of the contract, in addition to the delivery of the goods, the Seller is also obligated to process the goods according to certain specifications of the Customer, the Customer shall provide the Seller with all content required for the processing, such as texts, images or graphics in the file formats, formatting, image and file sizes specified by the Seller and grant the Seller the necessary rights of use for this purpose. The customer shall be solely responsible for the procurement and acquisition of rights to such content. The customer declares and assumes responsibility that he has the right to use the content provided to the seller. In particular, he shall ensure that no rights of third parties are violated thereby, in particular copyrights, trademark rights and personal rights.
9.2 The Customer shall indemnify the Seller against claims of third parties which the latter may assert against the Seller in connection with an infringement of their rights by the contractual use of the Customer's content by the Seller. In this regard, the Customer shall also assume 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 obligated to provide the seller immediately, truthfully and completely with all information necessary for the examination of the claims and a defense.
9.3 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 shall apply in particular to the provision of anti-constitutional, racist, xenophobic, discriminatory, offensive, youth-endangering and/or violence-glorifying content.
10) Redemption of Campaign Vouchers
10.1 Vouchers issued free of charge by the Seller as part of promotions with a specific validity period and which cannot be purchased by the Customer (hereinafter "Promotion Vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online store and only during the specified period.
10.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion, provided that a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.
10.3 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
10.4 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
10.5 The value of the goods must be at least equal to 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 may be chosen to settle the difference.
10.7 The credit balance of a promotional voucher shall neither be paid out in cash nor shall it bear interest.
10.8 The promotional voucher shall not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in full or in part with the promotional voucher within the scope of his statutory right of revocation.
10.9 The promotional voucher is transferable. The Seller may make payment with discharging effect to the respective holder redeeming the Promotion Voucher in the Seller's online store. This shall not apply if the Seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the ineligibility, legal incapacity or lack of representation authorization of the respective holder.
11) 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.
12) Place of Jurisdiction
If the Client is a businessman, a legal entity of public law, or a separate estate under public law with its seat in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Seller’s place of business shall be the sole place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising from this contract. If the Client is domiciled outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Seller’s place of business shall be the sole place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising from this contract,provided that the contract or claims from the contract can be assigned to the Client’s professional or commercial activities. In any event however, regarding the aforementioned cases, the Seller is entitled to appeal to the court which has jurisdiction over the area where the Client’s place of business is located.
13) Information on the disposal of old electrical equipment
To take back old electrical equipment when purchasing electrical equipment from our "Active Office" product line, please contact us at email@example.com.
14) Alternative Dispute Resolution
14.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution on the internet at the following link: https://ec.europa.eu
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 willing to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.