Table of Contents
- conclusion of contract
- right of withdrawal
- Prices and terms of payment
- Delivery and shipping conditions
- Granting of usage rights for digital content
- retention of title
- Liability for defects (warranty)
- Redeeming promotional vouchers
- Applicable Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “GTC”) of NOT THE RETOURER ADDRESS: Constantin Porsack, trading as “Mr. Caplen Design” (hereinafter “Seller”) apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter “Customer”) concludes with the Seller with regard to the goods presented by the Seller in his online shop. The inclusion of the customer’s own conditions is hereby contradicted, unless something else has been agreed.
1.2 These GTC shall apply mutatis mutandis to contracts for the provision of digital content, unless otherwise agreed. Digital content within the meaning of these terms and conditions is data that is created and made available in digital form.
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 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. 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 or 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 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 his 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 deemed to be a rejection of the offer with the result that the customer is no longer bound by his 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 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 called up 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 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 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 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 are specified separately in the respective product description.
4.2 In the case of deliveries to countries outside the European Union, further costs may be incurred in individual cases for which the Seller is not responsible and which shall 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 store.
4.4 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.
4.5 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 Customer in the Seller’s online store. 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 Stripe is available on the Internet at https://stripe.com
4.6 If the payment method Direct Debit via 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”). In this case, Stripe will collect the invoice amount from the Customer’s bank account after issuing a SEPA Direct Debit Mandate, but not before the expiry of the Pre-Notification period on behalf of the Seller. Pre-notification is any communication (e.g. invoice, policy, contract) to the customer announcing a debit via SEPA Direct Debit. If the direct debit is not honored due to a lack of sufficient funds in the account or due to the provision of incorrect bank details, or if the customer objects to the direct debit even though he is not entitled to do so, the customer shall bear the fees incurred by the reversal of the respective credit institution if he is responsible for this. The seller reserves the right to perform a credit check when selecting the payment method SEPA direct debit and to reject this payment method in case of a negative credit check.
4.7 If the payment method credit card 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 perform a credit check and to reject this payment method in case of a negative credit check.
5) Delivery and shipping 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 is 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 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 cancellation, the regulation made in the seller’s cancellation policy applies 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 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 for consumers 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 had not previously named this 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 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 Self-collection is not possible for logistical reasons.
5.6 Digital Content shall be provided to the Customer as follows:
- via download
- by email
6) Granting of usage rights for digital content
6.1 Unless otherwise stated in the DeepL description in the Seller’s online store, the Seller grants the Customer the non-exclusive right, unlimited in time and place, to use the content provided for private and commercial purposes.
6.2 A transfer of the contents to third parties or the creation of copies for third parties outside the scope of these GTC is not permitted, unless the Seller has agreed to a transfer of the contractual license to the third party.
6.3 Insofar as the contract relates to the one-time provision of digital content, the granting of rights shall only become effective once the Customer has paid the remuneration owed in full. The seller can provisionally allow the use of the contractual content even before this point in time. A transfer of rights does not take place through such a provisional permission.
7) Retention of title
If the seller pays in advance, he retains title to the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
8) Liability for Defects (Warranty)
8.1 Unless otherwise provided 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:
8.2 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 delivery of the goods;
- in the case of used goods, the rights and claims due to defects are excluded;
- the statute of limitations does not begin again if a replacement delivery is made as part of the liability for defects.
8.3 The above-mentioned limitations of liability and shortening of time periods shall not apply to
- for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses by the customer,
- in the event that the seller has fraudulently concealed the defect,
- for goods that have been used for a building in accordance with their usual purpose and have caused its defectiveness,
- for 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.
8.4 Furthermore, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory right of recourse shall remain unaffected.
8.5 If the Customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of § 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), it shall be subject to the commercial duty to examine the goods and to give notice of defects pursuant to § 377 of the German Commercial Code (HGB). If the customer fails to comply with the notification obligations regulated there, the goods are deemed to have been approved.
8.6 If the Customer acts as a consumer, he is requested to complain about delivered goods with obvious transport damage to the delivery person and to inform the Seller thereof. If the customer does not comply, this has no effect whatsoever on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
9) Redemption of promotional vouchers
9.1 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.
9.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion, provided that a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.
9.3 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
9.4 Several promotional vouchers can also be redeemed for one 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 shall neither be paid out in cash nor shall it bear interest.
9.8 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.
9.9 The promotional voucher is intended only 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) Governing Law
10.1 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. For consumers, this choice of law only applies insofar as the protection granted by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence is not withdrawn.
10.2 Furthermore, this choice of law with regard to the statutory right of withdrawal shall 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.
11) Alternative Dispute Resolution
11.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution on the Internet at the following link: https://ec.europa.eu
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.
11.2 The Seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.