General terms and conditions with customer information
Table of Contents
2. Conclusion of contract
3. Right of Withdrawal
4. Prices and terms of payment
5. Terms of delivery and shipping
6. Retention of Title
7. Liability for Defects (Warranty)
8. Special conditions for the processing of goods according to specific customer specifications
9. Special conditions for assembly/installation services
10. Redeeming Promotional Vouchers
11. Governing Law
13. Alternative Dispute Resolution
1.1 These general terms and conditions (hereinafter “GTC”) of VULCAN UG (limited liability) (hereinafter “seller”) apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter “customer”) concludes with the seller with regard to the seller goods presented in its online shop. The inclusion of the customer’s own conditions is hereby contradicted, unless something else has been agreed.
1.2 These GTC apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of goods with digital elements, unless otherwise regulated. In this case, in addition to the delivery of the goods, the seller owes the provision of digital content or digital services (hereinafter “digital products”) that are contained in or connected to the goods in such a way that the goods cannot fulfill their functions without them.
1.3 A consumer within the meaning of these General Terms and Conditions is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor self-employed.
1.4 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 their 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 enable the customer to submit a binding offer.
2.2 The customer can submit the offer via the online order form integrated in 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 contract offer with regard to the goods contained in the shopping cart by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process.
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 receipt of the order confirmation by the customer is decisive, or
– by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, whereby receipt of the goods by the customer is decisive, or
– by asking the customer to pay after placing his order.
If there are several of the above alternatives, the contract is concluded at the point in time at which one of the above alternatives occurs first. The period for accepting the offer begins on the day after the customer has sent the offer and ends at the end 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 is deemed to be a rejection of the offer with the result that the customer is no longer bound by his declaration of intent.
2.5 If the “Amazon Payments” payment method is selected, the payment will be processed via the payment service provider Amazon Payments Europe sca, 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 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 concludes the ordering process. In this case, the seller already declares acceptance of the customer’s offer at the point in time at which the customer initiates the payment process by clicking the button that concludes the order process.
2.6 When submitting an offer via the seller’s online order form, the text of the contract is saved by the seller after the conclusion of the contract and sent to the customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after the order has been sent. The seller does 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 called up free of charge by the customer via his password-protected user account by providing the corresponding login data.
2.7 Before 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 as part of the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks on the button that concludes the ordering process.
2.8 German and English are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.9 Order processing and contact are usually made via email and automated order processing. The customer must ensure that the e-mail address provided by him for order processing is correct so that the 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 to process the order can be delivered.
3) Right of Withdrawal
3.1 Consumers are generally entitled to a right of withdrawal.
3.2 Further information on the right of cancellation can be found in the seller’s Refund and returns policy policy.
4) Prices and terms of payment
4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the seller’s product description, the prices quoted are total prices that include statutory sales tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs are specified separately in the respective product description.
4.2 For deliveries to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may arise 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 transfers by banks (e.g. transfer fees, exchange rate fees) or import duties or taxes (e.g. customs duties). Such costs can also be incurred in relation to the transfer of money 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.
4.3 The payment option(s) will be communicated to the customer in the seller’s online shop.
4.4 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.
4.5 If you select the “SOFORT” payment method, the payment will be processed via 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 activated online banking account for participation in “SOFORT”, identify himself accordingly during the payment process and confirm the payment order to “SOFORT”. 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 If a payment method offered via the “Stripe” payment service is selected, the payment will be processed by the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter “Stripe”). The individual payment methods offered via Stripe are communicated to the customer in the seller’s online shop. To process payments, Stripe can use other payment services for which special payment conditions may apply, to which the customer may be informed separately. Further information about Stripe is available online at https://stripe.com/de.
4.7 If you select the credit card payment method via Stripe, the invoice amount is due immediately upon conclusion of the contract. Payment is processed by the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter: “Stripe”). Stripe reserves the right to carry out a credit check and to reject this payment method if the credit check is negative.
4.8 If a payment method offered via the “Klarna” payment service is selected, the payment will be processed by Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter “Klarna”). More information and Klarna’s terms and conditions can be found in the seller’s payment information, which can be viewed at the following Internet address: https://vulcan21.com/payment-details/
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
5.1 If the seller offers to ship the goods, the delivery will be made within the delivery area specified by the seller 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 is decisive.
5.2 If 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 for the delivery if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. If the customer effectively exercises the right of Refund and returns policy , the regulation made in the seller’s cancellation policy applies to the return costs.
5.3 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold passes to the customer as soon as the seller has delivered the item to the freight forwarder, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise responsible for carrying out the shipment. If the customer acts as a consumer, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold only passes when the goods are handed over to the customer or a person authorized to receive them. Deviating from this, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold also passes to the customer for consumers as soon as the seller has delivered the item to the freight forwarder, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise responsible for carrying out the shipment, if the Customer commissioned the forwarding agent, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise responsible for carrying out the shipment with the execution and the seller had not previously named this person or institution to the customer.
5.4 The seller reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in the event of incorrect or improper delivery to himself. This only applies in the event that the non-delivery is not the responsibility of the seller and he has concluded a specific hedging transaction with the supplier with due diligence. The seller will use all reasonable efforts to procure the goods. In the case of unavailability or only partial availability of the goods, the customer will be informed immediately and the consideration will be refunded immediately.
5.5 Collection by the customer is not possible for logistical reasons.
6) Retention of title
If the seller pays in advance, he retains title to the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
7) Liability for Defects (Warranty)
7.1 Unless otherwise stated in the following regulations, the statutory liability for defects shall apply. Deviating from this, the following applies to contracts for the delivery of goods:
7.2 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur,
– the seller has the choice of the type of supplementary performance;
– in the case of new goods, the limitation period for defects is one year from delivery of the goods;
– in the case of used goods, the rights and claims due to defects are excluded;
– the statute of limitations does not begin again if a replacement delivery is made as part of the liability for defects.
7.3 The limitations of liability and reductions in deadlines set out above do not apply
– for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses by the customer,
– in the event that the seller has fraudulently concealed the defect,
– for goods that have been used for a building in accordance with their usual purpose and have caused its defectiveness,
– for any existing obligation of the seller to provide updates for digital products, in the case of contracts for the delivery of goods with digital elements.
7.4 Furthermore, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any existing statutory right of recourse remain unaffected.
7.5 If the customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of § 1 HGB, he is subject to the commercial obligation to examine and give notice of defects according to § 377 HGB. If the customer fails to comply with the notification obligations regulated there, the goods are deemed to have been approved.
7.6 If the customer acts as a consumer, he is asked to complain to the deliverer about delivered goods with obvious transport damage and to inform the seller of this. If the customer does not comply, this has no effect whatsoever on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Special conditions for the processing of goods according to specific customer specifications
8.1 If, according to the content of the contract, the seller owes not only the delivery of goods but also the processing of the goods according to specific specifications of the customer, the customer must provide the seller with all content required for processing such as texts, images or graphics in the file formats, formatting, image specified by the seller – and file sizes and to grant him the necessary rights of use. The customer is solely responsible for the procurement and acquisition of rights to this content. The customer declares and assumes responsibility for having the right to use the content provided to the seller. In particular, he ensures that no rights of third parties are violated, in particular copyrights, trademarks and personal rights.
8.2 The customer indemnifies the seller against third-party claims that they may assert against the seller in connection with a violation of their rights through the contractual use of the customer’s content by the seller. The customer also assumes the necessary costs of legal defense, including all court and attorney’s fees in the statutory amount. This does not apply if the customer is not responsible for the infringement. In the event of a claim by a third party, the customer is obliged to provide the seller with all information that is necessary for the examination of the claims and a defense without delay, truthfully and completely.
8.3 The seller reserves the right to refuse processing orders if the content provided by the customer for this purpose violates legal or official prohibitions or offends common decency. This applies in particular to the provision of anti-constitutional, racist, xenophobic, discriminatory, insulting, youth-endangering and/or violence-glorifying content.
9) Special conditions for assembly/installation services
If, according to the content of the contract, the seller owes not only the delivery of the goods but also the assembly or installation of the goods at the customer’s site and any corresponding preparatory measures (e.g. measurements), the following applies:
9.1 The seller provides his services at his own discretion or through qualified personnel selected by him. The seller can also use the services of third parties (subcontractors) who work on his behalf. Unless otherwise stated in the seller’s service description, the customer has no right to choose a specific person to carry out the desired service.
9.2 The customer must provide the seller with the complete and truthful information required for the provision of the service owed, insofar as their procurement does not fall within the scope of the seller’s responsibilities according to the content of the contract.
9.3 The seller will contact the customer after the conclusion of the contract in order to arrange an appointment for the service owed. The customer shall ensure that the seller or the personnel commissioned by the seller has access to the customer’s relevant facilities on the agreed date.
9.4 The risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold only passes to the customer upon completion of the assembly work and handover to the customer.
10) Redemption of promotional vouchers
10.1 Vouchers that are issued free of charge by the seller as part of promotions with a specific period of validity and that cannot be purchased by the customer (hereinafter “promotional vouchers”) can only be redeemed in the seller’s online shop and only in the specified period.
10.2 Individual products can be excluded from the voucher campaign if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.
10.3 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
10.4 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
10.5 The value of the goods must be at least the amount of the promotional voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the seller.
10.6 If the value of the promotional voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.
10.7 The balance of a promotional voucher will neither be paid out in cash nor will interest be paid.
10.8 The campaign voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in whole or in part with the campaign voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
10.9 The promotional voucher is transferrable. The seller can make payments with discharging effect to the respective owner who redeems the promotional voucher in the seller’s online shop. This does not apply if the seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-authorization, the legal incapacity or the lack of the right to represent the respective owner.
11) Governing Law
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies to all legal relationships between the parties, excluding the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. For consumers, this choice of law only applies insofar as the protection granted by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence is not withdrawn.
If the customer acts as 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 is the place of business of the seller. If the customer is based outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the seller’s place of business is 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 above cases, however, the seller is always entitled to appeal to the court at the customer’s registered office.
13) Alternative Dispute Resolution
13.1 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 the out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts in which a consumer is involved.
13.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.