Terms of service
Table of contents
1. Scope of application
2. Conclusion of contract
3. Right of withdrawal
4. Prices and terms of payment
5. Delivery and shipping conditions
6. Retention of title
7. Liability for defects (warranty)
8. Special conditions for the processing of goods according to certain specifications of the customer
9. Redemption of gift vouchers
10. Applicable law
11. Place of jurisdiction
12. Code of conduct
13. Alternative dispute resolution
1) Scope of application
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of Gears & Patches 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 store. The inclusion of the Customer's own terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 These GTC shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise agreed.
1.3 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.
1.4 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 self-employed professional activity.
2) Conclusion of contract
2.1 The product descriptions contained in the Seller's online store do not constitute binding offers on the part of the Seller, but serve for the submission of a binding offer by the Customer.
2.2 The Customer may submit the offer via the online order form integrated into the Seller's online store. In doing so, 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 that concludes the ordering process. Furthermore, the customer can also submit the offer to the seller by telephone, e-mail or online contact form.
2.3 The Seller may 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 shall be decisive, or
- by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, in which case the receipt of the goods by the customer shall be 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 point in time at which 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 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 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.
2.5 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 store before sending his order, the order data shall be archived on the Seller's website and can be accessed by the Customer free of charge via his password-protected user account by providing the relevant login data.
2.6 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.
2.7 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.8 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 More detailed 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 In the case of 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 the transfer of money by 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 funds 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 store.
4.4 If prepayment by bank transfer is agreed, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed on a later due date.
4.5 If a payment method offered via the payment service "PayPal" is selected, the payment shall be processed via PayPal, whereby PayPal may also use the services of third party payment service providers for this purpose. If the Seller also offers payment methods via PayPal for which he makes advance payments to the Customer (e.g. purchase on account or payment by installments), he shall assign his payment claim to PayPal or to the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal and specifically named to the Customer. Before accepting the seller's declaration of assignment, PayPal or the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal shall conduct a credit check using the transmitted customer data. The seller reserves the right to refuse the customer the selected payment method in the event of a negative test result. If the selected payment method is approved, the customer must pay the invoice amount within the agreed payment period or in the agreed payment intervals. In this case, he can only pay to PayPal or the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal with debt-discharging effect. However, the seller remains responsible for general customer inquiries, e.g. regarding the goods, delivery time, shipment, returns, complaints, revocation declarations and deliveries or credit notes, even in the case of assignment of claims.
4.6 If a payment method offered via the payment service "Shopify Payments" is selected, the payment will be processed via 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 Shopify Payments are communicated to the Customer in the Seller's online store. For the processing of payments, Stripe may use other payment services, for which special payment conditions may apply, to which the customer may be informed separately. Further information on "Shopify Payments" is available on the Internet at https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms-payments-de.
4.7 If a payment method offered via the payment service "mollie" is selected, the payment will be processed via the payment service provider Mollie B.V., Keizersgracht 313, 1016 EE Amsterdam, Netherlands (hereinafter: "mollie"). The individual payment methods offered via mollie will be communicated to the Customer in the Seller's online store. For the processing of payments, mollie may use other payment services, for which special payment conditions may apply, to which the Customer may be informed separately. Further information on "mollie" is available on the Internet at https://www.mollie.com/de/.
4.8 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 shall be paid within 7 (seven) 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 refuse 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 store.
5) Terms of delivery and shipment
5.1 If the Seller offers to ship the goods, the 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 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 shall not apply with regard to the costs for the return shipment if the customer effectively exercises its 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 return costs.
5.3 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 sold goods shall in principle only pass to the customer upon handover of the goods to the customer or a person authorized to receive the goods. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold shall pass to the customer, even in the case of consumers, 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 has commissioned the forwarding agent, the carrier or any other person or institution designated to carry out the shipment and the seller has not previously named such person or institution to the customer.
5.4 The Seller reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in case 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, with due diligence, concluded a specific covering transaction with the supplier. The Seller shall make all reasonable efforts to procure the goods. In case of non-availability or only partial availability of the goods, the customer will be informed immediately and the consideration will be refunded without delay.
5.5 Self-collection is not possible for logistical reasons.
5.6 Vouchers are provided to the customer as follows:
- by download
- by e-mail
- by mail
6) Retention of title
If the Seller makes advance performance, he shall retain title to the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
7) Liability for defects (warranty)
7.1 Unless otherwise stipulated in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. This does not apply to contracts for the delivery of goods:
7.2 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur,
the Seller shall have the choice of the type of subsequent performance;
in the case of new goods, the limitation period for defects shall be one year from delivery of the goods;
in the case of used goods, the rights and claims for defects are excluded;
the limitation period shall not start again if a replacement delivery is made within the scope of liability for defects.
7.3 The above-mentioned limitations of liability and shortening of time limits shall not apply to
to claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses of the customer,
in the event that the Seller has fraudulently concealed the defect,
for goods which have been used in accordance with their customary use for a building and have caused its defectiveness,
for a possibly existing obligation of the Seller to provide updates for digital products, in case of contracts for the delivery of goods with digital elements.
7.4 Furthermore, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory recourse claim, if any, shall remain unaffected.
7.5 If the Customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of § 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), it 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.
7.6 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 thereof. If the customer does not comply with this, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Special conditions for the processing of goods according to certain specifications of the customer.
8.1 If, according to the content of the contract, the Seller, in addition to the delivery of the goods, also owes the processing of the goods according to certain specifications of the Customer, the Customer shall provide the Seller with all content required for the processing, such as texts, images or graphics in the file formats, formatting, image and file sizes specified by the Seller, and shall grant the Seller the necessary rights of use for this purpose. The customer shall be solely responsible for the procurement and acquisition of rights to such content. The customer declares and assumes responsibility that he has the right to use the content provided to the seller. In particular, he shall ensure that no rights of third parties are violated thereby, in particular copyrights, trademark rights and personal rights.
8.2 The Customer shall indemnify the Seller against claims of third parties which the latter may assert against the Seller in connection with an infringement of their rights by the contractual use of the Customer's content by the Seller. In this regard, the Customer shall also assume 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 obligated to provide the seller immediately, truthfully and completely with all information necessary for the examination of the claims and a defense.
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 shall apply in particular in the event of the provision of anti-constitutional, racist, xenophobic, discriminatory, offensive, youth-endangering and/or violence-glorifying content.
9) Redemption of gift vouchers
9.1 Gift certificates that can be purchased through the Seller's online store (hereinafter "Gift Certificates") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online store, unless otherwise stated in the gift certificate.
9.2 Gift Vouchers and remaining balances of Gift Vouchers are redeemable until the end of the third year after the year of the purchase of the Gift Voucher. Remaining credits will be credited to the customer until the expiration date.
9.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
9.4 Only one gift voucher can be redeemed per order.
9.5 Gift vouchers can only be used for the purchase of goods and not for the purchase of additional gift vouchers.
9.6 If the value of the Gift Voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the Seller may be chosen to settle the difference.
9.7 The balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
9.8 The gift voucher is transferable. The Seller may make payment with discharging effect to the respective holder redeeming the Gift Voucher in the Seller's online store. This does not apply if the Seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the ineligibility, legal incapacity or lack of representative authority of the respective holder.
11) Place of Jurisdiction
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 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 above cases, however, the Seller shall in any case be entitled to invoke the court at the Customer's place of business.
12) Code of Conduct
- The Seller has submitted to the Trusted Shops quality criteria, which can be viewed on the Internet at http://www.trustedshops.com/tsdocument/TS_QUALITY_CRITERIA_de.pdf.
13) Alternative Dispute Resolution
13.1 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.
13.2 The Seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.
This is only a translated version of our terms and conditions as of 10/26/2022. You can find the most recent version in German here: https://polizeimemesshop.de/policies/terms-of-service