General Terms And Conditions

table of contents

    scope
    conclusion of contract
    right of withdrawal
    Prices and terms of payment
    Delivery and shipping conditions
    retention of title
    Liability for defects (warranty)
    Applicable law
    place of jurisdiction
    Alternative dispute resolution

1) Scope of application

1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of b+a Vertriebs GmbH (hereinafter "Seller") apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods which a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter "Customer") concludes with the Seller with regard to the goods displayed by the Seller in his online shop. Herewith the inclusion of own conditions of the customer is contradicted, unless it is agreed otherwise.

1.2 A consumer within the meaning of these General Terms and Conditions is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes which can predominantly neither be attributed to his commercial nor his self-employed professional activity. Entrepreneur in the sense of these GTC is a natural or legal person or a partnership with legal capacity, which acts in the exercise of its commercial or independent professional activity when concluding a legal transaction.
2) Conclusion of 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 via the online order form integrated into the seller's online shop. After placing the selected goods in the virtual shopping basket and completing the electronic ordering process, the customer submits a legally binding contractual offer with regard to the goods contained in the shopping basket by clicking the button completing 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), 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 requesting payment from the customer after placing his order.

If several of the aforementioned alternatives exist, the contract is 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 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 a rejection of the offer with the consequence that the Customer is no longer bound by his declaration of intent.

2.4 If the payment method "PayPal Express" is selected, the payment shall 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 referred to as "PayPal"), in accordance with the PayPal Terms of Use, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full or - if the Customer does not have a PayPal account - in accordance with the Terms of Payment without a PayPal account, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full. If the Customer selects "PayPal Express" as the method of payment within the framework of the online order process, he also issues a payment order to PayPal by clicking on the button completing the order process. In this case, the Seller hereby declares acceptance of the Customer's offer at the point in time at which the Customer initiates the payment process by clicking the button completing the order process.

2.5 When submitting an offer via the seller's online order form, the text of the contract is stored by the seller after conclusion of the contract and transmitted to the customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after dispatch of the customer's order. The seller shall 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 retrieved by the customer free of charge via his password-protected user account by providing the corresponding login data.

2.5 When submitting an offer via the seller's online order form, the text of the contract is stored by the seller after conclusion of the contract and transmitted to the customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after sending the customer's order. The seller shall 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 retrieved by the customer free of charge via his password-protected user account by providing the corresponding login data.

2.6 Prior to binding submission of 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 may be the zoom function of the browser, with the help of which the display on the screen is enlarged. Within the framework of the electronic ordering process, the customer can correct his entries using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks on the button completing the ordering process.

2.7 The order processing and establishment of contact 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 third parties commissioned by the seller to process the order can be delivered.
3) Right of revocation

3.1 In principle, consumers are entitled to a right of withdrawal.

3.2 Further information on the right of revocation can be found in the seller's revocation instructions.
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 will be stated separately in the respective product description.

4.2 The customer shall be informed of the payment option(s) 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 on a later due date.

4.4 If payment is made by means of a payment method offered by PayPal, the payment shall be processed by the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal"), in accordance with the PayPal Terms of Use, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full or - if the customer does not have a PayPal account - in accordance with the Terms of Payment without a PayPal account, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full.

4.5 If the payment method "IMMEDIATELY" is selected, payment shall be processed via the payment service provider SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich (hereinafter referred to as "IMMEDIATELY"). In order to be able to pay the invoice amount "IMMEDIATELY", the customer must have an online banking account with PIN/TAN procedure that has been activated for participation in "IMMEDIATELY", legitimise himself accordingly during the payment process and confirm the payment order to "IMMEDIATELY". The payment transaction is carried out immediately afterwards by "SOFORT" and the customer's bank account is debited. The customer can call up more detailed information on the "SOFORT" payment method on the Internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/

4.6 When selecting the payment method "PayPal invoice", the seller assigns his payment claim to PayPal. Before accepting the seller's declaration of assignment, PayPal will carry out a credit check using the customer data transmitted. The seller reserves the right to refuse the customer the payment method "PayPal invoice" in case of a negative check result. If the payment method "PayPal Invoice" is permitted by PayPal, the Customer shall pay the invoice amount to PayPal within 30 days of receipt of the goods, unless PayPal specifies a different payment term. In this case he can only pay to PayPal with debt discharging effect. However, even in the case of assignment of the claim, the seller remains responsible for general customer enquiries, e.g. regarding the goods, delivery time, dispatch, returns, complaints, declarations of revocation and revocation or credit notes. In addition, the General Terms of Use for the use of the PayPal invoice purchase, which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/pui-terms., shall apply.

5) Delivery and shipping conditions

5.1 Unless otherwise agreed, goods shall be delivered by shipment to the delivery address specified by the customer. The delivery address stated in the Seller's order processing is decisive for the transaction.

5.2 In the case of goods delivered by forwarding agents, delivery shall be made "free curb", i.e. to the public curb closest to the delivery address, unless otherwise stated in the shipping information in the Seller's online shop and unless otherwise agreed.

5.3 If the transport company returns the shipped goods to the seller because delivery to the customer was not possible, the customer bears the costs for the unsuccessful shipment. This does not apply if the customer is not responsible for the circumstance that led to the impossibility of delivery or if he was temporarily prevented from accepting the offered service, unless the seller had announced the service to him a reasonable time in advance. Furthermore, this does not apply with regard to the costs for the shipment if the customer exercises his right of revocation effectively. In the event that the customer exercises the right of revocation effectively, the provision of the seller's revocation policy shall apply to the return costs.

5.4 In the case of collection by the customer, the seller shall first inform the customer by e-mail that the goods ordered by him are ready for collection. Upon receipt of this e-mail, the customer may collect the goods from the seller's registered office after consultation with the seller. In this case no shipping costs will be charged.
6) Retention of title

If the seller makes an advance payment, he shall retain title to 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 shall apply.

7.2 Notwithstanding the foregoing, this shall apply to used goods: Claims for defects are excluded if the defect only occurs after one year from delivery of the goods. Defects which occur within one year of delivery of the goods can be claimed within the statutory period of limitation. However, the reduction of the liability period to one year shall not apply.

    for goods which have been used for a building in accordance with their usual use and which have caused its defectiveness,
    for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses on the part of the customer, and
    in the event that the seller has fraudulently concealed the defect.

7.3 The customer is requested to complain to the deliverer about delivered goods with obvious transport damage and to inform the seller accordingly. If the customer does not comply with this, this has no effect on his legal or contractual claims for defects.
8) Applicable law

All legal relationships between the parties shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany to the exclusion of the laws governing the international sale of movable goods. In the case of consumers, this choice of law shall only apply insofar as the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
9) Place of jurisdiction

If the customer acts as a merchant, legal entity under public law or special fund under public law with 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 registered office of the seller. If the customer is domiciled outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the seller's place of business shall be 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 aforementioned cases, however, the Seller shall in any case be entitled to appeal to the court at the Customer's place of business.
10) Alternative dispute resolution

10.1 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 serves as a contact point for out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online sales or service contracts in which a consumer is involved.

10.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.