Table of Contents

  1. Scope
  2. Conclusion of contract
  3. Right of withdrawal
  4. Prices and terms of payment
  5. Delivery and shipping conditions
  6. Term and termination of subscription contracts
  7. Retention of title
  8. Liability for defects (warranty)
  9. Liability
  10. Applicable law
  11. Place of jurisdiction
  12. Alternative dispute resolution

1) Scope of application

1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of easy-step GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Seller") apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods concluded by a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter referred to as "Customer") with the Seller with regard to the goods presented by the Seller in its online shop. The inclusion of the customer's own terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.

1.2 A consumer within the meaning of these GTC is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor self-employed.

1.3 An entrepreneur within the meaning 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.

1.4 The subject matter of the contract may be - depending on the product description of the seller - both the purchase of goods by way of a one-off delivery and the purchase of goods by way of a permanent delivery (hereinafter "subscription contract"). In the case of a subscription contract, the seller undertakes to supply the customer with the contractually owed goods for the duration of the agreed contract term at the contractually owed time intervals.

2) Conclusion of contract

2.1 The product descriptions contained in the online shop of the seller do not represent binding offers on the part of the seller, but serve to submit a binding offer by the customer.

2.2 The customer can submit the offer via 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 contract offer with regard to the goods contained in the shopping cart by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process. Furthermore, the customer can also submit the offer to the seller by telephone, fax, e-mail or post.

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), in which case 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 time when one of the aforementioned alternatives occurs first. The period for the acceptance of the offer begins on the day after the sending of the offer by the customer 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 its declaration of intent.

2.4 When submitting an offer via the Seller's online order form, the text of the contract shall be stored by the Seller after the conclusion of the contract and transmitted 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. 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 accessed free of charge by the customer via his password-protected user account by providing the corresponding login data.

2.5 Before bindingly placing 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. The customer can correct his entries during the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks the button which completes the ordering process.

2.6 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.

2.7 Order 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

3.1 Consumers are generally entitled to a right of withdrawal.

3.2 Further information on the right of withdrawal can be found in the seller's cancellation policy.

4) Prices and terms of payment

4.1 Unless 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.

4.2 The payment option(s) will be communicated to the customer in the online shop of the seller.

4.3 If the payment method purchase on account is selected, the purchase price shall become 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 to offer the payment method purchase on account 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.

4.4 If the SEPA direct debit payment method is selected, the invoice amount shall be due for payment after a SEPA direct debit mandate has been issued, but not before expiry of the deadline for the advance information. The direct debit is collected when the ordered goods leave the seller's warehouse, but not before the expiry of the deadline for the pre-notification. Pre-notification is any communication (e.g. invoice, policy, contract) from the seller to the customer announcing a debit by SEPA direct debit. If the direct debit is not honoured due to insufficient funds in the account or due to the provision of incorrect bank details, or if the customer objects to the direct debit even though he is not entitled to do so, the customer shall bear the fees incurred by the respective credit institution as a result of the chargeback if he is responsible for this.

4.5 In the case of subscription contracts, the purchase price for the goods to be permanently delivered is due for payment in advance for the respective agreed delivery interval. The respective payment options for the subscription are communicated to the customer in the online shop of the seller. If the payment method SEPA direct debit is selected and a corresponding SEPA direct debit mandate is issued, amounts due will be collected from the customer's bank account at the beginning of each new delivery interval. If the direct debit is not honoured due to a lack of sufficient funds in the account or due to the provision of incorrect bank details, or if the customer objects to the direct debit even though he is not entitled to do so, the customer shall bear the fees incurred by the respective bank as a result of the chargeback if he is responsible for this. The seller reserves the right to carry out a credit check when selecting the direct debit payment method and to reject this payment method in the event of a negative credit check.

5) Delivery and shipping conditions

5.1 If the Seller offers to ship the goods, delivery shall 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 shall be decisive.

5.2 In the case of subscription contracts, the customer must notify the seller immediately of any changes to the delivery address.

5.3 In the case of goods delivered by forwarding agent, delivery shall be made "free kerbside", i.e. to the public kerbside nearest to the delivery address, unless otherwise stated in the shipping information in the Seller's online shop and unless otherwise agreed.

5.4 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 for the return shipment if the customer effectively exercises his right of revocation. In the event of an effective exercise of the right of revocation by the Customer, the provision made in the Seller's revocation instructions shall apply to the costs of returning the goods.

5.5 If the customer is acting as an entrepreneur, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall pass to the customer as soon as the seller has delivered the goods to the forwarding agent, the carrier or any other person or institution designated to carry out the shipment. If the customer is acting as a consumer, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold shall in principle pass to the customer only upon delivery of the goods to the customer or a person entitled to receive them. In deviation from this, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall also pass to the customer in the case of consumers as soon as the seller has delivered the goods to the forwarding agent, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise designated to carry out the shipment, if the customer commissions the forwarding agent, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise designated to carry out the shipment to carry out the shipment and the seller has not previously named this person or institution to the customer.

5.6 The seller reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in the event of incorrect or improper self-delivery. This shall only apply in the event that the Seller is not responsible for the non-delivery and the Seller has concluded a specific covering transaction with the supplier with due diligence. The Seller shall make all reasonable efforts to procure the goods. In the event of non-availability or only partial availability of the goods, the customer will be informed immediately and the consideration will be refunded without delay.

5.7 If the seller offers the goods for collection, the customer may collect the ordered goods within the business hours indicated by the seller at the address indicated by the seller. In this case, no shipping costs will be charged.

6) Term and termination of subscription contracts

6.1 The right to extraordinary termination for good cause remains unaffected. Good cause shall be deemed to exist if the terminating party, taking into account all circumstances of the individual case and weighing the interests of both parties, cannot reasonably be expected to continue the contractual relationship until the agreed termination or until the expiry of a notice period.

6.2 Cancellations can be made in writing, in text form (e.g. by e-mail) or in electronic form via the cancellation device (cancellation button) provided by the Seller on its website.

7) Retention of title

7.1 With respect to consumers, the seller retains ownership of the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.

7.2 With respect to entrepreneurs, the seller retains title to the delivered goods until all claims arising from an ongoing business relationship have been settled in full.

7.3 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur, he is entitled to resell the reserved goods in the ordinary course of business. The customer shall assign to the seller in advance all claims against third parties arising therefrom in the amount of the respective invoice value (including value added tax). This assignment shall apply irrespective of whether the reserved goods have been resold without or after processing. The customer remains authorized to collect the claims even after the assignment. The authority of the seller to collect the claims himself remains unaffected. However, the seller will not collect the receivables as long as the customer meets his payment obligations to the seller, is not in default of payment and no application for the opening of insolvency proceedings has been filed.

8) Liability for defects (warranty)

Unless otherwise stipulated in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. In deviation from this, the following applies to contracts for the delivery of goods:

8.1 If the customer is acting as an entrepreneur,

  • the seller has the choice of the type of supplementary performance;
  • the limitation period for defects in new goods is one year from delivery of the goods;
  • the rights and claims due to defects are excluded in the case of used goods;
  • the limitation period shall not begin again if a replacement delivery is made within the scope of liability for defects.

8.2 The above-mentioned limitations of liability and shortening of deadlines do not apply to

  • for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses by the customer,
  • in the event that the seller has fraudulently concealed the defect,
  • for goods which have been used for a building in accordance with their customary use 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 supply of goods with digital elements.

8.3 Furthermore, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory right of recourse shall remain unaffected.

8.4 If the customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of § 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), he shall be subject to the commercial duty of inspection and notification of defects pursuant to § 377 of the German Commercial Code (HGB). If the customer fails to comply with the notification obligations regulated therein, the goods shall be deemed to have been approved.

8.5 If the customer is acting as a consumer, he is requested to complain about delivered goods with obvious transport damage to the deliverer and to inform the seller of this. If the customer does not comply with this, this has no effect on his legal or contractual claims for defects.

9) Liability

The Seller shall be liable to the Customer for all contractual, quasi-contractual and statutory claims, including claims in tort, for damages and reimbursement of expenses as follows:

9.1 The seller is liable for any legal reason without limitation

  • in the event of intent or gross negligence,
  • in the event of intentional or negligent injury to life, limb or health,
  • on the basis of a guarantee promise, insofar as nothing else is regulated in this respect,
  • on the basis of mandatory liability such as under the Product Liability Act.

9.2 If the Seller negligently breaches an essential contractual obligation, liability shall be limited to the foreseeable damage typical for the contract, unless liability is unlimited in accordance with the above clause. Material contractual obligations are obligations which the contract imposes on the Seller according to its content in order to achieve the purpose of the contract, 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 regularly rely.

9.3 For the rest, any liability of the seller is excluded.

9.4 The above liability provisions shall also apply with regard to the Seller's liability for its vicarious agents and legal representatives.

10) Applicable law

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to all legal relationships between the parties 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 insofar as the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence.

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 place of business of the seller. 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

12.1 The 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.

12.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.

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