General Terms and Conditions of Business and Payment (abroad)
1. Conclusion of the ContractA purchase contract is deemed to have been concluded based, firstly, on your purchase order and, secondly, on our declaration of acceptance (e.g. by our delivering the goods ordered, by our request for payment and your making the payment or through our order confirmation). If we fail to respond within 5 days, you are no longer bound by your purchase order.
On the Internet, you place a binding purchase order for the goods contained in the shopping cart by clicking on the “Buy” button. Receipt of the purchase order will be confirmed immediately after the purchase order is transmitted, and does not, in itself, constitute acceptance of the contract.
We will save the text of the contract and will send you the order data and our General Terms and Conditions of Business (GTC) by e-mail. You will be able to download from our website only the latest version of the GTC, at any time. Once you have created an online account, you can view your previous purchase orders in our customer login area. The conclusion of the contract on these terms is available in German.
These GTC were written in German and translated into English. Although it is intended that both language versions are identical, in the event of any discrepancies between the German language version and the English language version, the German language version of these GTC shall prevail.
3. Shipping and Payment
We will charge a fee for postage, as well as for careful packing and packaging, in the case of a despatch abroad. The amount of the despatch cost is orientated to the respective country (the despatch address), the parcel’s volume and its weight in three categories. The heaviest or largest article is decisive for the despatch cost that will be due for payment by you.
|Zone||Standard Package||Bulky Items||Freight Forwarding||Country|
|1||10 Euro||35 Euro||80 Euro||Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands|
|2||15 Euro||40 Euro||100 Euro||Greece, Slovakia, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Hungary|
|3||25 Euro||50 Euro||115 Euro||Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, Cyprus, Croatia, Norway**
(**All duties and VAT must be paid by the customer upon arrival of the goods.)
The delivery will be made abroad in return for cash in advance, i.e., the despatch will only take place after the payment has been made. You can transfer your invoiced amount in Euro beforehand. You will receive our banking details by e-mail for this purpose. In addition, there is the possibility of paying by credit card or with Pay-Pal. We accept MasterCard and Visa. Your credit card will be charged via Erwin Müller Versandhaus GmbH, of 86647 Buttenwiesen, Germany immediately after your purchase order has been placed.
The goods remains the property of Erwin Müller Versandhaus GmbH until full payment has been made, insofar as this is permissible in the country of destination.
4. Delivery Service
The period of delivery will be about 4 to 7 working days if nothing else is stated in the article’s description. We will inform you immediately in the case of delayed deliveries.
5. Unavailable Goods
Should we establish that we are permanently unable to deliver an item ordered, we will inform you without delay. We may cancel a contract already concluded if the reasons are not our fault (e.g. due to Acts of God or not having the goods delivered to us in good time in spite of a congruent supply transaction being in place). We will refund any down payments already made.
In the event of a defect, the statutory liability for defects shall apply to both goods and digital products. Please contact our Customer Service at +49(0)8274-52 55, write to us at Erwin Müller Customer Care, Buttstrasse 2, 86647 Buttenwiesen, Germany, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Should manufacturers provide additional warranties, their warranty provisions shall apply in addition. Your existing legal rights will not be impaired thereby.
Please note: In the event of a notice of defect due to colour differences between a number of items, you will need to return all the items concerned. This is the only way for us to verify the fault and make any replacement delivery which may be necessary.
7. Extrajudicial Dispute Resolution
Your satisfaction is important to us. We are therefore naturally happy to assist you if you have any complaints. Simply contact us by telephone at +49(0)8274-52 55, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us. We will try to fix the problem.
For financial reasons and in the interest of all customers, we have decided against taking part in any out-of-court dispute resolution proceedings before consumer arbitration bodies, and we are not legally obliged to take part in such. We are convinced that we can resolve any justified complaints in direct contact with you, and do so with goodwill, to your satisfaction, and that we will come to an agreement with you.
The European Commission provides a platform aimed at extrajudicial resolution of disputes with consumers on online orders at the external link http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. In this context, we can be reached via the e-mail address email@example.com.
8. Governing Law
German law applies. The application of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the reference provisions of international private law are excluded. Any mandatory consumer protection rights which may apply in the jurisdiction of the consumer’s usual place of residence shall not be affected thereby.
Erwin Müller Versandhaus GmbH
Buttstrasse 2, 86647 Buttenwiesen, Germany
Fax: +49(0)8274-52 240, Telefon: +49(0)8274-52 55
Commercial Register: Augsburg HRB (Commercial Register, Companies' Section) No. 16702
Directors: Erwin Müller, Rita Müller-Brenner, Tobias Eder and Marion Schweitzer.
VAT I.D. No. DE 127766412
10. Derogating Rules for Contracts with Entrepreneurs
For contracts with entrepreneurs (i.e. persons and companies, including bodies under public law acting in the exercise of their trade or self-employed professional activity, Sec. 14 of the German Civil Code (BGB)), the following regulations shall apply by way of derogation or in addition:
- Applicability: The present GTC shall apply exclusively. We reject any purchase orders based on your own terms and conditions of purchase.
- Resale: Unless anything to the contrary has explicitly been agreed, we prohibit the resale of any goods and vouchers purchased from us.
- Return policy: Instead of the statutory right of withdrawal for consumers, we grant entrepreneurs a 14-day right of return as from delivery. Within this period, you can, at your own expense, return to us goods in their original package and undamaged goods for a refund of the value of such goods. To enable us to allocate the return to you, please request a return form. Any personalised items, custom-made items and unsealed items that, for reasons of hygiene, can no longer be sold as new items after unsealing, are excluded from the right of return.
- Obligations in regard to reporting complaints: In transactions governed by German Commercial Law, the obligations in regard to reporting complaints that exist under commercial law apply. Other entrepreneurs are required to report any obvious defects within one week of delivery and non-obvious defects within one week of discovery.
- The goods delivered will remain our property until all our claims arising from the business relationship have been met in full. We will, upon request, release securities, provided that the total value of all securities exceeds the outstanding claims by over 25%.
- Any offsetting or retention of payments to us with counter-claims that are disputed by us and that are not established with legal finality is excluded, unless said counter-claim relates to the same legal relationship.
- Liability: We hereby exclude any liability for slightly negligent breaches of duty, unless the damage results from injury to life, the body or the health or any warranties are affected or any claims arise under the German Product Liability Act. Furthermore, the liability for the breach of any obligations, the fulfilment of which makes the proper performance of the contract possible in the first place, and on the observance of which the customer may usually rely, shall remain unaffected thereby. The same shall apply to any breaches of duty on the part of our vicarious agents.
- The place of performance and exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be Augsburg, Germany if you are a merchant, a legal person under public law or a special fund under public law. We are also entitled to sue you at any other legal venue.