General terms and conditions with customer information
Table of contents
1. scope of application
2. conclusion of contract
3. right of revocation
4. prices and terms of payment
5. delivery and shipping conditions
6. reservation of proprietary rights
7. liability for defects (warranty)
8. special conditions for the processing of goods according to certain specifications
of the customer
9. redemption of promotional vouchers
10. applicable law
11. alternative dispute resolution
1) Scope of application
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “GTC”) of Ralf Homering, trading as “RHO-Lens” (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 his online store. 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 can predominantly be attributed neither to his commercial nor to his independent professional activity. 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.
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.
2.6 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 during the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks the button that concludes 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 revocation.
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 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, the 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/.
5) Delivery and Shipping Terms
5.1 The delivery of goods shall be made by shipping to the delivery address provided 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 this respect in the Seller’s revocation instructions shall apply to the return costs.
5.3 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, 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.
5.4 Self-collection is not possible for logistical reasons.
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 If the purchased item is defective, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply.
7.2 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 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 rights of use required for this purpose. The customer is solely responsible for the procurement and acquisition of rights to this 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 context, the Customer shall also bear the reasonable costs of the necessary 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 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 case of the provision of anti-constitutional, racist, xenophobic, discriminatory, insulting, youth-endangering, offensive, or offensive material,
insulting, youth endangering and/or violence glorifying contents.
9) Redemption of promotional vouchers
9.1 Vouchers which are issued free of charge by the Seller as part of promotions with a specific period of validity 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.
9.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.
9.3 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
9.4 Several promotional vouchers can also be redeemed for one order.
9.5 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.
9.6 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.
9.7 The credit balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it bear interest.
9.8 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.
9.9 The promotional voucher is intended only for use by the person named on it. Transfer of the promotion voucher to third parties is excluded. The Seller is entitled, but not obliged, to check the material eligibility of the respective voucher holder.
10) Applicable Law
All legal relationships between the parties shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, excluding the laws on the international sale 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 country 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.