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. delivery and shipping conditions
6. retention of title
7. liability for defects (warranty)
8. redemption of promotional vouchers
9. redemption of gift vouchers
10 Applicable law
11. alternative dispute resolution
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of BMZ Germany GmbH, trading as "BMZ" (hereinafter referred to as "Seller"), shall 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 For the purposes of these GTC, a consumer 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 independent 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 or e-mail.
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 is decisive, or
- by requesting payment from the customer after the customer's order has been placed.
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.
2.5 If the payment method "Amazon Payments" is selected, the payment shall be processed via the payment service provider Amazon Payments Europe s.c.a., 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, the Customer shall also issue 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 time when the customer triggers the payment process by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process.
2.6 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's order has been sent. 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 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.
2.7 Before bindingly placing the order via the Seller's online order form, the Customer may recognize 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 magnification 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 that concludes the ordering process.
2.8 The German and English languages are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.9 Order processing and contacting usually take place via e-mail and automated order processing. The Customer shall ensure that the e-mail address provided by it for order processing is accurate 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 The payment option(s) will be communicated to the Customer in the Seller's online store.
4.3 If prepayment by bank transfer has been agreed, payment shall be due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed on a later due date.
4.4 If the payment method "SOFORT" is selected, the payment shall 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 online banking account that has been activated for participation in "SOFORT", must identify himself accordingly during the payment process and must confirm the payment instruction to "SOFORT". The payment transaction will be executed immediately afterwards by "SOFORT" and the customer's bank account will be debited. More detailed information on the "SOFORT" payment method can be found by the customer on the Internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
4.5 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. The seller also reserves the right to conduct a credit check when selecting the payment method purchase on account and to reject this payment method in case of a negative credit check.
4.6 If the payment method SEPA direct debit 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 period for advance information. The direct debit is collected when the ordered goods leave the seller's warehouse, but not before 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 honored due to a lack of sufficient account coverage or due to the provision of incorrect bank details, or if the customer objects to the debit although he is not entitled to do so, the customer shall bear the fees incurred by the reversal of the respective credit institution if he is responsible for this. The seller reserves the right to conduct a credit check when selecting the payment method SEPA direct debit and to reject this payment method in case of a negative credit check.
4.7 If the credit card payment method is selected, the invoice amount is due immediately upon conclusion of the contract. The processing of the payment method credit card payment is carried out in cooperation with BS PAYONE GmbH, Lyoner Str. 9, 60528 Frankfurt/Main, which the seller authorizes to collect receivables on his behalf. BS PAYONE GmbH collects the invoice amount from the specified credit card account of the customer. The credit card will be charged immediately after sending the customer's order in the online store. 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 if the credit card payment method is selected via BS PAYONE GmbH.
4.8 If the credit card payment method is selected, the invoice amount is due immediately upon conclusion of the contract. The credit card payment method is processed in cooperation with secupay AG, Goethestr. 6, 01896 Pulsnitz (www.secupay.ag) to which the Provider assigns its payment claim. The secupay AG collects the invoice amount from the specified credit card account of the customer. In the event of assignment, payment can only be made to secupay AG with debt-discharging effect. The credit card shall be charged immediately after the customer's order has been sent in the online store. Even if the payment method credit card payment via secupay AG is selected, the provider shall remain responsible for general customer inquiries, e.g. regarding goods, delivery time, shipment, returns, complaints, revocation declarations and deliveries or credit notes.
4.9 If the payment method credit card via Stripe is selected, the invoice amount is due immediately upon conclusion of the contract. The payment is processed via 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 perform a credit check and to reject this payment method in case of a negative credit check.
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
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 In the case of goods delivered by freight forwarding, delivery shall be made "free curbside", i.e. to the public curbside nearest to the delivery address, unless otherwise stated in the shipping information in the Seller's online store and unless otherwise agreed.
5.3 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 that the customer effectively exercises its right of revocation, the provision made in the seller's revocation instructions shall apply to the costs of returning the goods.
5.4 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 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.
5.5 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 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.
5.6 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) Retention of title
If the seller makes advance payment, he retains ownership of the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
7) Liability for defects (warranty)
7.1 Unless otherwise provided for in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. In deviation from this, the following shall apply 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 subsequent 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 for used goods;
- the limitation period shall not begin 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
- for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses of 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 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.
7.4 Furthermore, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory right of recourse shall remain unaffected.
7.5 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 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 has no effect on his legal or contractual claims for defects.
8) Redemption of promotional vouchers
8.1 Vouchers issued free of charge by the Seller as part of promotions with a specific validity period and which cannot be purchased by the Customer (hereinafter "Promotion Vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online store and only during the specified period.
8.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion, provided that a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.
8.3 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
8.4 Several promotional vouchers can also be redeemed for one order.
8.5 The value of the goods must be at least equal to the amount of the promotional voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the Seller.
8.6 If the value of the promotional voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the Seller may be chosen to settle the difference.
8.7 The credit balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
8.8 The promotional voucher shall not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in full or in part with the promotional voucher within the scope of his statutory right of revocation.
8.9 The promotional voucher is intended only for use by the person named on it. Transfer of the promotional voucher to third parties is excluded. The Seller is entitled, but not obliged, to check the material eligibility of the respective Voucher Holder.
9) Redemption of gift vouchers
9.1 Vouchers that can be purchased via the Seller's online store (hereinafter "Gift Vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online store, unless otherwise stated in the Voucher.
9.2 Gift vouchers and remaining balances of gift vouchers are redeemable until the end of the third year after the year of the voucher purchase. 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 Several gift vouchers can also be redeemed for one order.
9.5 Gift vouchers can only be used for the purchase of goods and not for the purchase of other 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 intended only for use by the person named on it. Transfer of the Gift Voucher to third parties is excluded. The Seller is entitled, but not obliged, to verify the material eligibility of the respective Gift Voucher Holder.
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 to the extent that the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
11) Alternative dispute resolution
11.1 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.
11.2 The Seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.