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General terms and conditions with customer information

1) Scope of application

1.1 These General Terms and Conditions of Business (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of Max Wisshak, trading under " speleo-photo editions" (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 displayed by the seller in his online shop. The inclusion of the customer's own terms and conditions is hereby rejected, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 A consumer in the sense of these GTC is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that cannot be predominantly attributed to his commercial or self-employed professional activity. Entrepreneur in the sense 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 independent professional activity.

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 provide a binding offer by the customer.
2.2 The customer can submit the offer using the online order form integrated into 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 contractual offer with regard to the goods contained in the shopping cart by clicking the button concluding the ordering process. Furthermore, the customer can also submit the offer to the seller by telephone, e-mail, post or 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 requesting the customer to pay after placing his order.
If there are several of the aforementioned alternatives, the contract is concluded at the time when 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 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 a rejection of the offer with the consequence that the customer is no longer bound by his declaration of intent.
2.4 If a payment method offered by PayPal is selected, the payment will 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"), subject to 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 - subject to the Terms for payments without a PayPal account, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full. If the customer pays by means of a method of payment offered by PayPal, which can be selected in the online order process, the seller declares the acceptance of the customer's offer at the moment the customer clicks on the button completing the order process.
2.5 When an offer is submitted via the seller's online order form, the text of the contract is stored by the seller after the conclusion of the contract and is sent 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.
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. Within the electronic ordering process, the customer can correct his entries using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks on the button that concludes the ordering process.
2.7 The German and English languages are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.8 The order processing and contact are usually carried out by 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

3.1 Consumers are generally entitled to a right of withdrawal.
3.2 More detailed information on the right of revocation can be found in the seller's revocation instructions.
3.3 The right of revocation 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 residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract.

4) Prices and terms of payment

4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the seller's product description, the prices stated are total prices. Value added tax is not levied, as the seller is a small entrepreneur (Kleinunternehmer) within the meaning of the UStG (German VAT Act). Any additional delivery and shipping costs that may be incurred shall be stated separately in the respective product description.
4.2 For 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 money transfer through 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 money if the delivery is not to a country outside the European Union, but the customer makes the payment from a country outside the European Union.
4.3 The customer will be informed of the payment option(s) in the seller's online shop.
4.4 If advance payment by bank transfer has been agreed upon, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed upon a later due date.
4.5 If the payment method invoice purchase is selected, the purchase price is due after the goods have been delivered and invoiced. In this case, the purchase price is payable within 14 (fourteen) days of receipt of the invoice without deduction, unless otherwise agreed. The seller reserves the right not to offer the payment method Invoice Purchase or to offer it only up to a certain order volume and to reject this payment method if the specified order volume is exceeded. In this case, the seller will inform the customer of a corresponding payment restriction in his payment information in the online shop.

5) Delivery and shipping conditions

5.1 The delivery of goods shall be made by dispatch to the delivery address indicated by the customer, unless otherwise agreed. The delivery address indicated in the seller's order processing is decisive for the transaction. Notwithstanding the above, if the payment method PayPal is selected, the delivery address stored by the customer with PayPal at the time of payment shall be 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 as a result. This does not apply with regard to the costs of the return shipment if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. In the event that the customer effectively exercises his right of revocation, the provision made in the seller's revocation instruction shall apply to the costs of return shipment.
5.3 Collection by the customer is not possible for logistical reasons.

6) Retention of title

If the seller makes advance payment, he reserves the right of ownership of the delivered goods until full payment of the purchase price owed.

7) Liability for defects (warranty)

7.1 If the purchased item is defective, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply.
7.2 The customer is requested to complain about delivered goods with obvious transport damages to the deliverer and to inform the seller about it. If the customer does not comply with this, this has no effect on his legal or contractual claims for defects.

8) Applicable law

8.1 All legal relations between the parties shall be governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany to the exclusion of the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. In the case of consumers, this choice of law shall only apply to the extent that the protection granted by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence is not withdrawn.
8.2 Furthermore, this choice of law with regard to the statutory right of revocation 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 residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract.

9) Alternative dispute resolution

9.1 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 out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts in which a consumer is involved.
9.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

The GTC is available here as PDF for you to download.

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