General Terms and Conditions with Customer Information
Last Update: 1. August 2022
Table of contents
- Validity of the GTC
- General Information on Offers and Orders
- Ordering Process and Conclusion of Contract
- Contract Text and Contract Language
- Prices and Shipping Costs
- Payment Methods and Terms
- Purchase on account
- Delivery, Availability of Goods
- Digital Contents
- Sale of Tickets
- Copyright and Rights of Use
- Instructions on Withdrawal
- Warranty and Liability
- Dispute Resolution
1. Validity of the GTC
- The following General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “GTC”) shall apply exclusively to the business relationship between Kurt Walchensteiner (hereinafter referred to as “Vendor”) and the purchaser, who is hereinafter referred to as “Customer”, of the Vendor’s products, goods and services (hereinafter referred to as “Products” or “Goods”).
- Deviating terms and conditions of the Customer shall not be accepted, even if the Vendor fulfils his/her contractual obligations without objection, unless the Vendor expressly agrees to the validity of the Customer’s deviating terms and conditions.
- A “Consumer” within the meaning of these GTC is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither attributable to his commercial nor to his independent professional activity.
- “Entrepreneur” within the meaning of the 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 self-employed professional activity.
2. General Information on Offers and Orders
- The presentation of the products in the shop, on websites and in digital printed brochures or catalogues or comparable product presentations of the Vendor does not constitute a legally binding offer, but an invitation to place an order and thus the offer of the Customer.
- Customers are responsible for ensuring that the details they provide are accurate and for notifying any changes to the Vendor if they are necessary for the Vendor’s fulfilment of the contract. In particular, Customers are responsible for ensuring that the e-mail and delivery addresses they provide are accurate and that any obstructions to receipt for which Customers are responsible are taken into account accordingly (e.g. by checking the spam folder of the email software used).
- Customers are requested to carefully read and observe the instructions during the ordering process and, if necessary, to use the available support functions of their software and hardware (e.g. magnification or read-aloud functions). Required information will be appropriately identified as such by the Seller for the Customers (e.g. by optical highlighting and/or asterisk signs). Until the order is submitted, the Customers can change and view the product selection and their entries at any time, as well as go back in the ordering process or cancel the ordering process altogether. For this purpose, the Customers can use the available and common functions of their software and/or end device (e.g. the forward and back buttons of the browser or keyboard, mouse and gesture functions on mobile devices). Furthermore, unwanted entries can be corrected by canceling the ordering process.
3. Ordering Process and Conclusion of Contract
- The Customer can select from the products offered in the Vendor’s assortment to the Customer and collect them in a so-called shopping basket. In the selection within the shopping basket, the product selection can be changed, e.g. deleted. Otherwise, the customer can initiate the completion of the order process.
- By clicking on the button that concludes the ordering process, the Customer makes a binding offer to the Vendor to purchase the products in the shopping basket.
- The Vendor may accept the Customer’s offer within five days (hereinafter referred to as the “Acceptance Period”). The Acceptance Period begins with the completion of the order process by the Customer. The Acceptance Period begins with the completion of the order process by the Customer (in the store, or if used and named, on the platform used or by means of other communication channels) and ends with the expiry of its last day. The Vendor may accept the Customer’s offer by means of an explicit acceptance of the offer, also by e-mail. Acceptance may also be affected by dispatch of the goods and their receipt by the Customer within the Acceptance Period, as well as by a request for payment addressed by the Vendor to the Customer and at the latest by the completion of the payment process. In the event of several acceptance events, the earliest acceptance date shall be decisive. If the Vendor does not accept the Customer’s offer within the Acceptance Period, no contract shall be concluded and the Customer shall no longer be bound by his/her offer.
- A contract between the Customer and the Vendor may also be concluded by e-mail. The Customer may transmit a binding offer to the Vendor by e-mail or, in the event of the transmission of a binding offer by the Vendor, accept it by e-mail.
- A contract between the Customer and the Vendor may also be concluded by means of information provided in a contact form. The Customer may submit a binding offer to the Vendor by means of a contact form or, in the event that the Vendor submits a binding offer, accept it by means of a contact form.
- A contract between the Customer and the Vendor may also be concluded by postal mail. The customer may send a binding offer to the seller by mail or, if the seller sends a binding offer, accept it by mail.
4. Contract Text and Contract Language
- If Customers have created a customer account, they can view their placed orders in their account. The full text of the contract is not accessible in the account area.
- The contractual language is German, contracts can be concluded in this language.
5. Prices and Shipping Costs
- Unless otherwise stated, all prices are total prices including the applicable statutory value added tax (VAT).
- The delivery and shipping charges incurred in addition to the sales price will be notified or linked to the Customer in the respective product description and before the order is completed.
6. Payment Methods and Terms
- Unless otherwise agreed, payments shall be made without discounts, reductions or other rebates.
- When using financial institutions and other payment service providers, the terms and conditions and data protection information of the payment service providers also apply with regard to payment. Customers are requested to observe these regulations and notes as well as information within the framework of the payment process. This is particularly because the provision of payment methods or the course of the payment procedure may also depend on the agreements between the Customer and financial institutions and payment service providers (e.g. agreed spending limits, location-restricted payment options, verification procedures, etc.).
- The Customer shall ensure that the Customer fulfills the conditions incumbent upon the Customer, which are necessary for successful payment by means of the selected payment method. This includes, in particular, sufficient coverage of bank and other payment accounts, registration, legitimation and authorization with payment services and confirmation of transactions.
- If a payment is not made or reversed due to insufficient funds in the Customer’s account, the provision of incorrect bank details or an unjustified objection by the Customer, then the Customer shall bear the fees incurred as a result, provided that the Customer is responsible for the failed or reversed booking and, in the case of a SEPA credit transfer, was informed of the transfer in good time (so-called “pre-notification”).
- Purchase on account – The invoice amount is due after the product has been delivered as well as invoiced and is payable by the Customer within 7 days without deduction by payment to the Vendor’s bank account, unless otherwise agreed.
- Credit card payment – When placing an order, Customers provide their credit card details. The Customer’s credit card will be charged immediately after completion of the order and after the Customer’s authorisation as the legitimate cardholder.
7. Purchase on account
If the Vendor performs in advance, the delivered products shall remain the property of the Vendor until payment has been made in full.
8. Delivery, Availability of Goods
- The ordered goods will be delivered to the specified delivery address, unless otherwise agreed.
- If a payment service provider is used with whom a delivery address is deposited and this delivery address is notified to the Vendor as being decisive for the ordered delivery through the use of the means of payment by the Customer, the goods shall be delivered to the deviating delivery address.
- Should the delivery of the goods fail through the fault of the Customer despite three attempts at delivery, the Vendor may withdraw from the contract. Any payments made will be refunded to the Customer without delay.
- If the ordered product is not available because the Vendor is not supplied with this product by its supplier through no fault of its own, in particular with regard to securing the supply and a possible as well as reasonable effort on its part, the Vendor may withdraw from the contract. If no comparable product is available or if the Customer does not wish a comparable product to be delivered, the Vendor shall immediately reimburse the Customer for any payments already made.
9. Digital Contents
- “Digital Contents” is content such as software, video as well as audio content, e-books or apps if it is provided digitally, e.g. as a download or stream (i.e. not delivered on data carriers such as CDs or Blu-Rays).
- The provisions of these GTC apply accordingly to the sale of Digital Content.
- The provisions of these GTC shall apply accordingly to the sale of tangible media that serve exclusively as carriers of digital content.
- Digital Contents are provided to the Customer in the form of a download possibility.
- Digital content is delivered to the buyer in the form of a continuous stream of data, referred to as a “Streaming”.
- Digital content is sent to the Customer by e-mail to the e-mail address provided.
- The Vendor is entitled to subsequently adapt and change Digital Contents, provided that this is necessary for the Vendor (e.g. updates of a technical nature, corrections of a linguistic nature or compelling legal reasons which make an adaptation of contents necessary) and is reasonable for the Customer and the contractual use of the Products as well as the contractual equity are not impaired.
- The Customer will be informed expressly and with reasonable advance notice before the possibility of accessing the purchased Digital Content expires.
- For the use of the Digital Content, access to the Internet as well as common and usual display options that are reasonable for the Customer (e.g. a browser or PDF display software) are required. The Vendor assumes no responsibility for any impediments to accessing or retrieving Digital Content if such impediments are the responsibility of the Purchaser (this applies in particular to the Purchaser’s access to the Internet).
10. Sale of Tickets
- These GTC apply accordingly to the sale of tickets.
- With the tickets, the Customer acquires the rights embodied in the tickets in accordance with the product description to participate in the named events. Unless otherwise agreed, participation is based on a legal relationship established with the event organisers on the basis of their terms and conditions and the Vendor does not become a contractual partner or otherwise obligated under this legal relationship. The respective organiser is responsible for the event.
11. Copyright and Rights of Use
- The products sold by the Vendor are protected by intellectual property rights (in particular trademark and copyright). The rights of use and exploitation are held by the Vendor or the respective rights holders. Customers commit themselves to recognize and comply with these property rights.
- The Customer shall receive the non-exclusive rights to use the acquired products for purposes in accordance with the contractual agreement. Otherwise, use and exploitation of the products is not permitted. In particular, copyrighted products of the Vendor may not be reproduced, distributed, made publicly available or in any other way made available to third parties on the internet or intranets. Public reproduction, duplication or other further publication are not part of this contract and are therefore prohibited. Copyright notices, trademarks and other legal reservations may not be removed from the products unless this is necessary for the contractual use of the products or is permitted by law.
- If the products are subject to a specific licence of use, the Customers shall be informed about the licence of use. In this case, the provisions of the licence of use shall apply before these GTC.
- If the Vendor performs in advance, the granting of the rights of use to the Customer shall only be provisional and shall only become effective when the Customer has paid the complete purchase price of the relevant Goods.
12. Instructions on Withdrawal
The information on the right of withdrawal for Consumers can be found in the Vendor’s instructions on withdrawal.
13. Warranty and Liability
- Subject to the following provisions, the warranty (statutory liability for defects) shall be determined in accordance with statutory provisions.
- The Vendor shall not be liable for the Customer’s Internet connection or the software and hardware used by the Customer or any disruptions caused by them to the conclusion or performance of the contract between the Customer and the Vendor.
- The Vendor shall be liable for damages without limitation insofar as the cause of the damage is based on intent or gross negligence. Furthermore, the Vendor shall be liable for the slightly negligent breach of essential obligations, the breach of which endangers the achievement of the purpose of the contract, for the breach of obligations, the fulfilment of which makes the proper performance of the contract possible in the first place and on the compliance with which the customer regularly relies (cardinal obligations) or in the case of agreed guarantee commitments. In this case, however, the Vendor shall only be liable for the foreseeable, contract-typical and expectable damage. The Vendor shall not be liable for the slightly negligent breach of obligations other than those mentioned above. The above limitations of liability shall not apply in the event of injury to life, limb or health, for a defect following the assumption of a guarantee for the quality of the product and in the event of fraudulently concealed defects. Liability under the product liability law remains unaffected. Insofar as the Vendor’s liability is excluded or limited, this shall also apply to the personal liability of employees, representatives and vicarious agents. In all other respects, claims for damages by the Customer shall be excluded. The above liability provisions shall also apply to claims for damages by the Customer under the Vendor’s statutory warranty.
- The limitations of warranty and liability obligations as well as shortening of deadlines in this respect shall not apply to claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses of the Customer, goods that have been used in accordance with their customary use for a building and have caused its defectiveness as well as to existing update obligations in the case of contracts for digital products.
14. Dispute Resolution
- The European Commission provides a platform for Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), which can be accessed at https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. Consumers have the possibility to use this platform to settle their disputes.
- We are not willing and not obliged to participate in any dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.