Table of content
- Conclusion of contract
- Right of withdrawal
- Prices and terms of payment
- Delivery and shipping conditions
- Retention of title
- Liability for defects (warranty)
- Redemption of promotion vouchers
- Redemption of gift vouchers
- Applicable law
- Code of Conduct
- Alternative dispute resolution
1) Scope of application
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of Swiss Organic Partners AG (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 shop. The inclusion of the Customer's own terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 These General Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise expressly stipulated.
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. 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 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 may submit the offer via the online order form integrated into the Seller's online shop. 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), whereby the receipt of the order confirmation by the customer is decisive, or
- by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, whereby the receipt of the goods by the customer is decisive, or
- by requesting the customer to pay after delivery of the latter Order
If there are several of the aforementioned alternatives, the contract is concluded at the point in time when 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 a rejection of the offer with the consequence that the Customer is no longer bound by his declaration of intent.
2.4 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 the order form to Order . The text of the contract shall not be made accessible to third parties. The seller does 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.
2.5 Before bindingly submitting 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 that concludes the ordering process.
2.6 The German, English and French languages are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.7 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 revocation
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.
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 options are communicated to the customer in the online shop of the seller.
4.4 If a payment method offered via the payment service "Klarna" is selected, the payment will be processed via Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). More information and the terms and conditions of Klarna can be found in the payment information of the seller, which can be viewed at the following Internet address: https://alpinols.com/pages/zahlungsmethoden.
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
5.1 The delivery of goods is made by shipping 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 does not apply with regard to the costs for the return shipment if the customer effectively exercises his 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 costs of returning the goods.
5.3 Self-collection is not possible for logistical reasons.
5.4 Vouchers are provided to the customer as follows:
- via email
6) Retention of title
If the seller makes advance payment, he reserves the right of ownership of the delivered goods until full payment of the purchase price owed.
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) Redemption of promotion vouchers
8.1 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 shop and only during the specified period.
8.2 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.
8.3 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.
8.4 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
8.5 Only one promotional voucher may be redeemed per Order at any one time.
8.6 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.
8.7 If the value of the promotional voucher is not sufficient to cover the cost of the Order, you may choose one of the other payment methods offered by the seller to pay the difference.
8.8 The credit balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
8.9 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.
8.10 The promotional voucher is only intended for use by the person named on it. A 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 Gift vouchers that can be purchased via the Seller's online shop (hereinafter "Gift Vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online shop, unless otherwise stated in the Gift 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 expiry 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 may be redeemed at any one time from Order .
9.5 Gift Vouchers can only be used for the purchase of Goods and cannot be used to purchase additional Gift Vouchers.
9.6 If the value of the Gift Voucher is insufficient to cover the cost of the Order , you may choose to pay the balance by one of the other payment methods offered by the Seller.
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 only intended 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 check the material eligibility of the respective voucher holder.
10) Applicable law
All legal relations between the parties shall be governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, excluding the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. In the case of consumers, this choice of law only applies insofar as the protection granted by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence is not withdrawn.
11) Code of conduct
The seller has subjected himself to the Trusted Shops quality criteria, which can be viewed on the Internet at http://www.trustedshops.com/tsdocument/TS_QUALITY_CRITERIA_de.pdf.
12) Alternative dispute resolution
12.1 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 out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts in which a consumer is involved.
12.2 The Seller is not obliged to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board, but is prepared to do so.