Terms of service
General terms and conditions with customer information
Table of Contents
- Conclusion of contract
- Right of withdrawal
- Prices and terms of payment
- Delivery and shipping conditions
- Retention of title
- Liability for defects (warranty)
- Redemption of campaign vouchers
- Applicable Law
- Code of Conduct
- Alternative dispute resolution
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of Daniel Walter, acting under "DaW-Aquaristikhandel" (hereinafter "Seller"), apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods with which a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter "Customer") is involved the seller with regard to the goods displayed by the seller in his online shop. The inclusion of the customer's own conditions is hereby contradicted, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 A consumer within the meaning of these terms and conditions is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor self-employed. An entrepreneur within the meaning of these terms and conditions is a natural or legal person or a legal partnership who, when concluding a legal transaction, acts in the exercise of their commercial or independent professional activity.
2) Conclusion of the contract
2.1 The product descriptions contained in the seller's online shop do not represent binding offers on the part of the seller, but serve to submit a binding offer by the customer.
2.2 The customer can submit the offer using the online order form integrated in 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 contract offer for the goods in the shopping cart by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process. The customer can also submit the offer to the seller by email or using the online contact form.
2.3 The seller can 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 asking the customer to pay after placing his order.
If there are several of the aforementioned alternatives, the contract is concluded at the time at which one of the aforementioned alternatives occurs first. The period for accepting the offer begins on the day after the offer is sent by the customer 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 will be saved by the seller after the contract has been concluded and sent to the customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after his order has been sent. Any further provision of the contract text by the seller does not take place. If the customer has set up a user account in the seller's online shop before submitting 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 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 representation 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 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 carried out by email and automated order processing. The customer must ensure that the e-mail address given by him to process the order 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 third parties commissioned by the seller to process the order can be delivered.
3) right of withdrawal
3.1 Consumers generally have a right of withdrawal.
3.2 More detailed 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 given are total prices that include statutory sales tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs that may arise 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 prepayment by bank transfer has been agreed, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed a later due date.
4.4 If you choose one of the payment methods offered by the "Shopify Payments" payment service, 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 terms of payment 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 conditions
5.1 The delivery of goods takes place on the dispatch route 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. This does not apply with regard to the shipping costs if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. For the return costs, if the customer exercises his right of revocation, the provisions made in the seller's instructions on revocation apply.
5.3 Collection by the customer is not possible for logistical reasons.
6) Retention of title
If the seller makes an advance payment, he retains ownership of the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
7) Liability for defects (warranty)
7.1 If the purchased item is defective, the provisions of statutory liability for defects apply.
7.2 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 on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Redemption of campaign vouchers
8.1 Vouchers that are issued free of charge by the seller as part of promotions with a certain period of validity and that cannot be purchased by the customer (hereinafter "promotional vouchers") can only be redeemed in the seller's online shop and only within the specified period.
8.2 Individual products can be excluded from the voucher campaign, provided that a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.
8.3 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process has been completed. Subsequent billing is not possible.
8.4 Only one campaign voucher can be redeemed per order.
8.5 The value of the goods must be at least equal to the amount of the campaign voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the seller.
8.6 If the value of the campaign voucher is insufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.
8.7 The credit of a campaign voucher is neither paid out in cash nor is interest paid.
8.8 The campaign voucher will not be reimbursed if the customer returns the goods paid for in whole or in part with the campaign voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
8.9 The campaign voucher is transferable. The seller can, with discharging effect, make payments to the respective owner who redeems the promotional voucher in the seller's online shop. This does not apply if the seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-authorization, the legal incapacity or the lack of authorization of the respective owner.
9) Applicable 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 by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence is not withdrawn.
10) Code of Conduct
- The seller has submitted to the conditions of participation for the eCommerce initiative “Fairness in Retail”, which can be viewed on the Internet at https://www.fairness-im-handel.de/teilnahmebedingungen/.
11) Alternative dispute resolution
11.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution under the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr
This platform serves as a point of contact 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 settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.