GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS WITH CUSTOMER INFORMATION

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. Retention of title
  7. Liability for defects (warranty)
  8. Applicable law
  9. Place of jurisdiction
  10. Alternative dispute resolution

1) Scope of application

1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of MWS Schneidwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG (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 For the purposes of these General Terms and Conditions, a consumer is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes which can predominantly be attributed neither to his commercial nor to his independent professional activity.

1.3 For the purposes of these GTC, an entrepreneur 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 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 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 makes a legally binding offer to enter into a contract for 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), 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 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 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 is no longer bound by his declaration of intent.

2.4 If a payment method offered by PayPal is selected, the payment shall be processed via the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter: "PayPal"), subject to the PayPal Terms of Use, which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full or - if the customer does not have a PayPal account - subject to the terms and conditions for payments without a PayPal account, which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full. If the customer pays by means of a payment method offered by PayPal that can be selected in the online ordering process, the seller already declares acceptance of the customer's offer at the time the customer clicks the button that concludes the ordering process.

2.5 When submitting an offer via the Seller's online order form, the text of the contract will 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 will 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.

2.6 Before bindingly placing an 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 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.

2.7 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 he/she has provided 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 withdrawal policy.

3.3 The right of withdrawal does not apply to consumers who do not belong to a Member State of the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract and whose sole place of residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract.

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, further 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 shop.

4.4 If payment in advance 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.

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. The delivery address specified in the seller's order processing shall be decisive for the processing of the transaction.

5.2 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.

5.3 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 does not apply with regard to the costs for the return if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. In the event of the effective exercise of the right of withdrawal by the customer, the provision made in the seller's cancellation policy 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 sold goods shall in principle only pass upon handover of the goods to the customer or a person authorized to receive them. 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 will 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 stipulated in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. Notwithstanding the foregoing, 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 If the customer acts as a consumer, the following applies to contracts for the delivery of used goods with the restriction of the following clause: The limitation period for claims for defects is one year from delivery of the goods, if this was expressly and separately contractually agreed between the parties and the customer was specifically informed of the reduction of the limitation period before submitting his contractual declaration.

7.4 The above-mentioned limitations of liability and shortening of time limits shall not apply to the following

  • 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.

7.5 In addition, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory right of recourse shall remain unaffected.

7.6 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 to examine the goods and to give notice 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.

7.7 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) Applicable law

8.1 All legal relations between the parties shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany to the exclusion of 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.

8.2 Furthermore, this choice of law with regard to the statutory right of withdrawal does not apply to consumers who do not belong to a Member State of the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract and whose sole place of residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract.

9) 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 registered office 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 is in any case entitled to appeal to the court at the customer's place of business.

10) Alternative dispute resolution

10.1 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.

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