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General Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions with Customer Information

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. Liability
11. Redemption of Campaign Vouchers
12. Applicable Law
13. Place of Jurisdiction
14. Code of Conduct
15. Alternative Dispute Resolution

1) Scope of Application

1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as GTC) of the company Aeris GmbH (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 These GTC apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of goods with digital elements, unless otherwise agreed. In this case, the Seller owes, in addition to the delivery of the goods, 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 fulfil their functions without them.

1.3 A consumer within the meaning of these GTC is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither attributable to his commercial nor to his independent professional activity.

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 self-employed professional activity.

2) Conclusion of the 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 into 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 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, e-mail or post.

2.3 The seller may accept the customer's offer within five days,
- by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, in which case the receipt of the goods by the customer is decisive, or
- by requesting payment from the customer after the customer has placed the 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 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 of Use, which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/en/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, available at https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full. If the customer pays by means of a payment method offered by PayPal that can be selected in the online ordering process, the seller already declares acceptance of the customer's offer at the time the customer clicks the button that completes the ordering process.

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 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 by the customer free of charge 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 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 during the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks the button which 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 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 to Cancel

3.1 Consumers are generally entitled to a right of withdrawal.

3.2 Further information on the right of withdrawal can be found in the Seller's instructions on withdrawal.

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 shop.

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/legal/terms-payments-en available.

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/pages/payment

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 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 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 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 only pass to the customer or a person authorised to receive the goods when the goods are handed over to the customer. 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 the person or institution otherwise designated to carry out the shipment, if the customer commissions the forwarding agent, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise designated to carry out the shipment to carry out the shipment 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 self-delivery. This shall only apply in the event that the Seller is not responsible for the non-delivery and the Seller has, with due diligence, concluded a specific covering transaction with the supplier. 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 retains ownership of 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 is acting as an entrepreneur, he shall be entitled to resell the goods subject to retention of title 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 irrespective of whether the reserved goods have been resold without or after processing. The customer shall remain authorised 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 claims as long as the customer meets his payment obligations towards the seller, is not in default of payment and no application for the opening of insolvency proceedings has been filed.

7) Warranty

Unless otherwise stated in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. In deviation from this, the following applies to contracts for the delivery of goods:

7.1 If the customer is acting as an entrepreneur,

- the seller has the choice of the type of subsequent performance;
- in the case of new goods, the limitation period for defects is one year from the delivery of the goods;
- in the case of used goods, the rights and claims due to defects are excluded;
- the limitation period does not begin 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 periods do 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 that 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 to have been 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 of this. If the customer does not comply with this, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.

8) Liability

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 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 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 fulfilment of which makes the proper performance of the contract possible in the first place and compliance with which the customer may regularly rely on.

8.3 In all other respects, any liability on the part 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) Redemption of Campaign Vouchers

9.1 Vouchers which are issued free of charge by the Seller as part of promotions with a specific period of validity and which cannot be purchased by the Customer (hereinafter "Promotion Vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online shop and only during the specified period.

9.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.

9.3 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.

9.4 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.

9.5 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.

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 may be chosen to settle the difference.

9.7 The credit balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it bear interest.

9.8 The promotional voucher is not 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.

9.9 The promotional voucher is transferable. The Seller may make payment with discharging effect to the respective holder redeeming the promotional 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.

10) 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.

11) 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.

12) Code of Conduct

- The seller has submitted to the Trusted Shops quality criteria, which can be found on the internet at http://www.trustedshops.com/tsdocument/TS_QUALITY_CRITERIA_en.pdf are visible.

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 info@aeris.de.

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/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 willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.