1. Scope of Application
2. Conclusion of the Contract
3. Right to Cancel
4. Prices and Payment Conditions
5. Shipment and Delivery Conditions
6. Reservation of Proprietary Rights
8. Redemption of campaign vouchers
9. Redemption of gift vouchers
10. Applicable Law
11. Place of Jurisdiction
12. Alternative dispute resolution
1 Scope of Application
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions of the company Opaak GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Seller”) shall apply to all contracts concluded between a consumer or a trader (hereinafter referred to as "Client”) and the Seller relating to all goods and/or services presented in the Seller's online shop. The inclusion of the Client’s own conditions is herewith objected to, unless other terms have been stipulated.
1.2 For contracts regarding the delivery of vouchers, these Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly, unless expressly agreed otherwise.
1.3 A consumer pursuant to these Terms and Conditions is any natural person concluding a legal transaction for a purpose attributed neither to a mainly commercial nor a self-employed occupational activity. A trader pursuant to these Terms and Conditions is any natural or legal person or partnership with legal capacity acting in the performance of a commercial or self-employed occupational activity when concluding a legal transaction.
1.4 A trader pursuant to these Terms and Conditions is any natural or legal person or partnership with legal capacity acting in the performance of a commercial or self-employed occupational activity when concluding a legal transaction.
2 Conclusion of the Contract
2.1 The product descriptions in the Seller’s online shop do not constitute binding offers on the part of the Seller, but merely serve the purpose of submitting a binding offer by the Client.
2.2 The Client may submit the offer via the online order form integrated into the Seller's online shop. In doing so, after having placed the selected goods and/or services in the virtual basket and passed through the ordering process, and by clicking the button finalizing the order process, the Client submits a legally binding offer of contract with regard to the goods and/or services contained in the shopping cart.
2.3 The Seller may accept the Client’s offer within five days,
- by transferring a written order confirmation or an order confirmation in written form (fax or e-mail); insofar receipt of order confirmation by the Client is decisive, or
- by delivering ordered goods to the Client; insofar receipt of goods by the customer is decisive, or
- by requesting the Client to pay after he placed his order.
Provided that several of the aforementioned alternatives apply, the contract shall be concluded at the time when one of the aforementioned alternatives firstly occurs. Should the Seller not accept the Client’s offer within the aforementioned period of time, this shall be deemed as rejecting the offer with the effect that the Client is no longer bound by his statement of intent.
In case the Client has no PayPal account, the conditions for payments without PayPal account will apply which can be viewed at: https://www.paypal.com/ie/webapps/mpp/ua/legalhub-full?locale.x=en_US.
If the Client chooses PayPal as payment method, he initiates also a payment order to PayPal by clicking the button finalizing the order process. In this case, the Seller declares his acceptance of the Client’s offer already at the time when the Client initiates the payment transaction by clicking the button finalizing the ordering process.
2.5 When submitting an offer via the Seller's online order form, the text of the contract is stored by the Seller after the contract has been concluded and transmitted to the Client in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after the order has been sent. The Seller shall not make the contract text accessible beyond this
2.6 Prior to submitting a binding order via the Seller’s online order form, the Client may recognize input errors by reading attentively the information displayed on the screen. The enlargement function of the browser to enlarge the display on the screen may be an effective method for better recognizing input errors.
The Client can correct all the data entered via the usual keyboard and mouse function during the electronic ordering process, until he clicks the button finalizing the ordering process.
2.7 The German and the English language are exclusively available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.8 Order processing and contacting usually takes place via e-mail and automated order processing. It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure that the e-mail address he provides for the order processing is accurate so that e-mails sent by the Seller can be received at this address. Particularly, it is the Client`s responsibility, if SPAM filters are used, to ensure that all e-mails sent by the Seller or by third parties commissioned by the Seller with the order processing can be delivered.
3 Right to cancel
3.1 Clients are entitled to the right to cancel.
3.2 Detailed informations about the right to cancel are provided in the Seller’s instruction on cancellation.
4 Prices and Payment Conditions
4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the Seller’s product description, prices indicated are total prices including the statutory sales tax. Delivery costs, where appropriate, 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, which the Seller is not responsible for and which must be taken over by the Client. For example these include costs of transferring money through credit institutions (for example transfer fees, exchange rate charges) or import duties or taxes (for example, customs duties). Such costs may be incurred in relation to the transfer of funds even if the delivery is not made to a country outside the European Union, but if the Client makes the payment from a country outside the European Union.
4.3 The payment option(s) will be communicated to the Client in the Seller’s online store.
4.4 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 will be communicated to the Client 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 Client may be informed separately. Further information on "Shopify Payments" is available on the Internet at https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms-payments-de.
5 Shipment and Delivery Conditions
5.1 Goods are generally delivered on dispatch route and to the delivery address indicated by the Client, unless agreed otherwise. During the processing of the transaction, the delivery address indicated in the Seller’s order processing is decisive.
5.2 Should the assigned transport company return the goods to the Seller, because delivery to the Client was not possible, the Client bears the costs for the unsuccessful dispatch. This shall not apply, if the Client exercises his right to cancel effectively. In the event of an effective exercise of the right of revocation by the Client, the provision made in the Seller's revocation instructions shall apply to the return costs.
5.3 If the Client is acting as an entrepreneur, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall pass to the Client 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 Client is acting as a consumer, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall generally pass to the Client only upon delivery of the goods to the Client 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 Client, 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 Client 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 Client.
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 Client will be informed immediately and the consideration will be refunded without delay.
5.5 Personal collection is not possible for logistical reasons.
5.6 Vouchers will be provided to the Client as follows:
- by e-mail
6 Reservation of Proprietary Rights
If the Seller provides advance deliveries, he retains title of ownership to the delivered goods, until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
7.1 Unless otherwise provided 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 Client is acting 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 due to defects shall be excluded;
- the limitation period shall not start again if a replacement delivery is made within the scope of liability for defects.
7.3 The aforementioned limitations of liability and shortened periods shall not apply to
- to claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses of the Purchaser,
- 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
- in the case of contracts for the delivery of goods with digital elements, for any existing obligation of the Seller to provide updates for digital products.
7.4 For entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory recourse claims shall remain unaffected.
7.5 If the Client 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 Client does not comply with the duties to give notice of defects as set forth therein, the goods shall be deemed to have been approved.
7.6 If the Client 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 client does not comply with this, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8 Redemption of campaign vouchers
8.1 Vouchers which are issued by the Seller free of charge, for a specific period of validity in the context of promotional activities and which cannot be purchased by the Client (hereinafter referred to as "campaign vouchers”) can only be redeemed in the Seller’s online shop and only within the indicated time period.
8.2 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed by Clients.
8.3 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher campaign, if such a restriction results from the conditions of the campaign voucher.
8.4 Campaign vouchers can only be redeemed prior to the conclusion of the order procedure. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
8.5 Only one campaign voucher can be redeemed per order.
8.6 The goods value should meet at least the amount of the campaign voucher. The Seller will not refund remaining assets.
8.7 If the value of the campaign voucher is not enough for the order, the Client may choose one of the remaining payment methods offered by the Seller to pay the difference.
8.8 The campaign voucher credit will not be redeemed in cash and is not subject to any interest.
8.9 The campaign voucher will not be redeemed, if the Client, in the context of his legal right to cancel, returns goods paid fully or partially by a campaign voucher.
8.10 The promotional voucher is transferable. The Seller may make payment with discharging effect to the respective holder redeeming the promotional 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.
9 Redemption of gift vouchers
9.1 Vouchers which can be purchased via the Seller’s online shop (hereinafter referred to as "gift vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller’s online shop, unless otherwise stipulated in the voucher.
9.2 Gift vouchers and remaining assets of gift voucher can be redeemed by the end of the third year following the year of the gift voucher purchase. Remaining assets will be credited to the Client’s voucher account.
9.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed prior to the conclusion of the order procedure. 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 other gift vouchers.
9.6 If the value of the gift voucher is not enough for the order, the Client may choose one of the remaining payment methods offered by the Seller to pay the difference.
9.7 The gift voucher credit will not be redeemed in cash and is not subject to any interest.
9.8 The gift voucher is transferable. The Seller may render performance with discharging effect to the respective owner who redeems the gift voucher in the Seller’s online shop. This does not apply, if the Seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-entitlement, legal incapacity or of the missing right of representation regarding the respective owner.
10 Applicable Law
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to all legal relationships between the parties under exclusion of the laws governing the international purchase of movable goods. For consumers, this choice of law only applies to the extent that the granted protection is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the country, in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
11 Place of jurisdiction
If the Client 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 Client 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 Client‘s professional or commercial activity. However, in the aforementioned cases, the Seller shall in any case be entitled to invoke the court at the Client‘s place of business.
12 Alternative dispute resolution
12.1 The EU Commission provides on its website the following link to the ODR platform: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
This platform shall be a point of entry for out-of-court resolutions of disputes arising from online sales and service contracts concluded between consumers and traders.
12.2 The Seller is neither obliged nor prepared to attend a dispute settlement procedure before an alternative dispute resolution entity.