Terms of service
General Terms and Conditions with Customer Information
Table of contents
- Area of validity
- Conclusion of contract
- Right of withdrawal
- Prices and terms of payment
- Delivery and shipping conditions
- Retention of title
- Liability for defects (warranty)
- Redemption of promotion vouchers
- Redemption of gift vouchers
- Applicable law
- Place of jurisdiction
- Alternative dispute resolution
1) Scope of application
1.1These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of shopmate GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Seller") apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter referred to as "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 terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2These GTC apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise expressly agreed.
1.3A consumer within the meaning of these GTC is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that can predominantly be attributed neither to his commercial nor to his independent professional activity. An entrepreneur within the meaning of these General Terms and Conditions 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
2.1The product descriptions contained in the Seller's online shop do not constitute binding offers on the part of the Seller, but are used for the submission of a binding offer by the Customer.
2.2The customer can submit the offer via the online order form integrated in the seller's online shop. 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.
2.3The 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, 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.
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 accepting the offer begins on the day after the customer sends the offer and ends with the expiry 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 his declaration of intent.
2.5If the payment method "Amazon Payments" is selected, the payment will be processed via the payment service provider Amazon Payments Europe s.c.a., 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg (hereinafter: "Amazon"), subject to the Amazon Payments Europe User Agreement, which can be viewed at https://payments.amazon.de/help/201751590. If the Customer selects "Amazon Payments" as the payment method during the online ordering process, he also issues a payment order to Amazon by clicking the button that completes the ordering process. In this case, the seller already declares acceptance of the customer's offer at the time when the customer triggers the payment process by clicking the button that concludes the order process.
2.6When an offer is made via the Seller's online order form, the text of the contract is stored by the Seller and sent to the Customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after the Customer has sent his order together with these General Terms and Conditions. However, the text of the contract can no longer be retrieved by the Customer via the Seller's website after the order has been sent.
2.7Before submitting a binding 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 that concludes the ordering process.
2.8The German and English languages are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.9Order 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 of withdrawal
3.1Consumers are generally entitled to a right of revocation.
3.2More detailed information on the right of withdrawal can be found in the Seller's cancellation policy.
3.3The 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
4.1Unless 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.
4.2In the case of deliveries to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may be incurred in individual cases for which the Seller is not responsible and which are to be borne by the Customer. These include, for example, costs for the transfer of money by credit institutions (e.g. transfer fees, exchange rate fees) or import duties or taxes (e.g. customs duties). Such costs may also be incurred in relation to the transfer of funds 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.
4.3The payment option(s) will be communicated to the Customer in the Seller's online shop.
4.5If the payment method "SOFORT" is selected, the payment will be processed by 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 online banking account with PIN/TAN procedure that has been activated for participation in "SOFORT", must legitimize himself accordingly during the payment process and must confirm the payment instruction to "SOFORT". The payment transaction will be carried out immediately afterwards by "SOFORT" and the customer's bank account will be debited. More detailed information about the payment method "SOFORT" can be found by the customer on the internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
4.6If the payment method credit card is selected, the invoice amount is due immediately upon conclusion of the contract. The credit card payment method is processed in cooperation with Stripe Payments Europe Ltd, Block 4, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, Ireland, to which the Provider assigns his payment claim. Stripe Payments Europe Ltd collects the invoice amount from the customer's specified credit card account. In the event of assignment, payment can only be made to Stripe Payments Europe Ltd with debt-discharging effect. The credit card will be charged immediately after the customer has sent the order in the online shop. The provider remains responsible for general customer inquiries, e.g. regarding goods, delivery time, shipment, returns, complaints, revocation declarations and deliveries or credit notes, even if the credit card payment method is selected via Stripe Payments Europe Ltd.
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
5.1The delivery of goods is carried out by shipping 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.
5.2If the transport company returns the shipped goods to the seller because delivery to the customer was not possible, the customer shall bear 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 the customer was temporarily prevented from accepting the offered service, unless the seller had given the customer a reasonable amount of advance notice. Furthermore, this does not apply with regard to the costs for the return shipment if the customer effectively exercises his right of revocation. In the event that the customer effectively exercises his right of revocation, the provision made in the seller's revocation instructions shall apply to the costs of returning the goods.
5.3Self-collection is not possible for logistical reasons.
5.4Vouchers are provided to the customer as follows:
- by e-mail
- by post
6) Retention of title
If the seller makes advance payment, he retains ownership of the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
7) Liability for defects (warranty)
7.1If the purchased item is defective, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply.
7.2The customer is requested to complain about delivered goods with obvious transport damage to the deliverer and to inform the seller of this. If the customer fails to do so, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Redemption of promotional vouchers
8.1Vouchers 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.
8.2Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.
8.3Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.
8.4Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
8.5Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
8.6The 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.
8.7If 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.
8.8The credit balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
8.9The promotional voucher will 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.
8.10The 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 does 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.
9) Redemption of gift vouchers
9.1Gift certificates that can be purchased through the Seller's online shop (hereinafter "Gift Certificates") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online shop, unless otherwise stated in the Gift Certificate.
9.2Gift Vouchers and remaining balances of Gift Vouchers are redeemable until the end of the third year following the year of purchase of the Gift Voucher. Remaining balances will be credited to the customer until the expiry date.
9.3Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
9.4Only one gift voucher can be redeemed per order.
9.5Gift Vouchers can only be used to purchase goods and cannot be used to purchase additional Gift Vouchers.
9.6If the value of the Gift Voucher is insufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the Seller may be chosen to pay the difference.
9.7The balance of a Gift Voucher will not be paid out in cash and will not accrue interest.
9.8The gift voucher is transferable. The Seller may make payment with discharging effect to the relevant holder redeeming the Gift Voucher in the Seller's online shop. This does 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
10.1All 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. In the case of consumers, this choice of law shall only apply to the extent that the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
10.2Furthermore, this choice of law with regard to the statutory 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 at the time of conclusion of the contract are outside the European Union.
11) Place of jurisdiction
If the customer is 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 shall be the seller's registered office. 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 invoke the court at the Customer's place of business.
12) Alternative Dispute Resolution
12.1The 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 the out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts involving a consumer.
12.2The Seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.