Terms of service
Table of contents
- 1. Scope of application
- 2. Conclusion of contract
- 3. Right of withdrawal
- 4. Prices and terms of payment
- 5. Delivery and shipping conditions
- 6. Retention of title
- 7. Liability for defects (warranty)
- 8. Redemption of gift vouchers
- 9. Applicable law
- 10. Place of jurisdiction
- 11. Alternative dispute resolution
1) Scope of application
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "Terms and Conditions") of Bestsales Online GmbH (hereinafter "Seller"), apply to all contracts for the supply of goods, which a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter "Customer") concludes with the Seller with respect to the goods presented by the Seller in his 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 accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise agreed.
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 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 self-employed 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. 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.
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 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 acceptance of the offer begins on the day after the customer sends 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 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 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 store before sending his order, the order data shall 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 relevant login data.
2.6 Before the binding submission of 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 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.
2.7 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.8 Order processing and contact are usually made via email 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 Further information on the right of cancellation can be found in the seller's cancellation policy.
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 The payment option(s) will be communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop.
4.3 If the "SOFORT" payment method is selected, the payment will be processed via 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/.
4.4 If you select a payment method offered via the "Shopify Payments" payment service, the payment will be processed by 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. To process payments, Stripe can 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.
4.5 If you select a payment method offered via the "Klarna" payment service, the payment will be processed by Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). Further information and Klarna's terms and conditions can be found in the seller's payment information, which can be viewed at the following Internet address:
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
5.1 If the seller offers to ship the goods, the delivery will 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 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 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 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 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 had 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 seller is not responsible for the non-delivery and 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
If the seller pays in advance, he retains ownership of the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
7) Liability for Defects (Warranty)
7.1 Unless otherwise stated in the following regulations, the statutory liability for defects shall apply. Deviating from this, the following applies to contracts for the delivery of goods:
7.2 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.
7.3 The limitations of liability and reductions in deadlines set out above do not apply
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.
7.4 In addition, it applies to entrepreneurs that the statutory limitation periods for any existing statutory right of recourse remain unaffected.
7.5 If the customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of Section 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), he is subject to the commercial obligation to examine and give notice of defects in accordance with Section 377 of the German Commercial Code. 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.
8) Redeeming Gift Certificates
8.1 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.
8.2 Gift vouchers and remaining balances on gift vouchers can be redeemed up to the end of the third year following the year in which the voucher was purchased. Remaining credit will be credited to the customer by the expiry date.
8.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
8.4 Multiple gift vouchers can be redeemed for one order.
8.5 Gift Vouchers can only be used to purchase Goods and cannot be used to purchase further Gift Vouchers.
8.6 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 chosen to settle the difference.
8.7 The balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
8.8 The gift voucher is only intended 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.
9) Governing Law
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.
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 always entitled to appeal to the court at the customer's registered office.
11) Alternative Dispute Resolution
11.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution on the Internet under 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.
11.2 The seller is not obliged to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board, but is willing to do so.