Table of Contents
- conclusion of contract
- Right of withdrawal
- Prices and terms of payment
- Delivery and shipping conditions
- Granting of usage rights for digital content
- Contract duration and contract termination for subscription contracts
- Retention of title
- Liability for defects (warranty)
- Redeeming promotional vouchers
- Redeeming Gift Vouchers
- Applicable Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
1.1 These general terms and conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of Ubuntu World UG (limited liability) (hereinafter "seller"), apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter "customer") concludes with the seller with regard to the goods displayed by the seller in his online shop. The inclusion of the customer's own conditions is hereby contradicted, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 These terms and conditions apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise stipulated.
1.3 These GTC apply accordingly to contracts for the provision of digital content, unless otherwise regulated. Digital content within the meaning of these terms and conditions is data that is created and made available in digital form.
1.4 A consumer within the meaning of these terms and conditions is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor their independent professional activity.
1.5 An entrepreneur within the meaning of these terms and conditions is a natural or legal person or a legal partnership who, when concluding a legal transaction, acts in the exercise of their commercial or independent professional activity.
1.6 The subject of the contract can - depending on the seller's product description - be both the purchase of goods by way of a one-off delivery and the purchase of goods by way of a permanent delivery (hereinafter referred to as “subscription contract”). With the subscription contract, the seller undertakes to deliver the contractually owed goods to the customer for the duration of the agreed contract period in the contractually owed time intervals.
1.7 Depending on the seller's description of the content, the subject of the contract can be both the one-off provision of digital content and the regular provision of digital content (hereinafter "subscription contract"). With the subscription contract, the seller undertakes to provide the customer with the contractually owed digital content for the duration of the agreed contract period at the contractually agreed time intervals.
2) Conclusion of contract
2.1 The product descriptions contained in the online shop of the seller do not constitute 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 submits a legally binding contract 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 e-mail, using the online contact form or by telephone.
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 so far as the access of the goods to the customer is relevant, or
- by asking the customer to pay after placing his order.
Where several of the above alternatives are present, the contract shall come into force at the time when one of the above alternatives occurs first. The deadline for the acceptance of the offer begins on the day after the submission of the offer by the customer and ends with the expiry of the fifth day following the submission of the offer. If the seller does not accept the offer of the customer within the aforementioned deadline, this shall be deemed a rejection of the offer with the result that the customer is no longer bound to his consent.
2.5 When submitting an offer via the seller's online order form, the text of the contract is saved by the seller after the conclusion of the contract and sent to the customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after the order has been sent. The seller does not make the contract text 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 called up free of charge by the customer via his password-protected user account by providing the corresponding login data.
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 as part of the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks the button that completes the ordering process.
2.7 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.8 The order processing and contact usually takes 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 the 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 to process the order can be delivered.
3) Right of Withdrawal
3.1 In principle, consumers are entitled to a right of withdrawal.
3.2 Further information on the right of cancellation can be found in the seller's cancellation policy.
3.3 The right of withdrawal does not apply to consumers who, at the time of the conclusion of the contract, do not belong to any Member State of the European Union and whose sole domicile and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time of the conclusion of the contract.
4) Prices and terms of payment
4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the seller's product description, the prices given are total prices that include statutory sales tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs that may arise are specified separately in the respective product description.
4.2 For deliveries to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may arise in individual cases for which the seller is not responsible and which must be borne by the customer. These include, for example, costs for money transfers by banks (e.g. transfer fees, exchange rate fees) or import duties or taxes (e.g. customs duties). Such costs can also be incurred in relation to the transfer of money 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 online shop of the seller.
4.4 If prepayment by bank transfer has been agreed, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed on a later due date.
4.5 If you select a payment method offered via the "PayPal" payment service, the payment is processed via PayPal, whereby PayPal can also use the services of third-party payment service providers for this purpose. If the seller also offers payment methods via PayPal in which he pays the customer in advance (e.g. purchase on account or payment by installments), he assigns his payment claim to PayPal or to the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal and specifically named to the customer. Before accepting the seller's declaration of assignment, PayPal or the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal carries out a credit check using the transmitted customer data. The seller reserves the right to refuse the customer the selected payment method in the event of a negative test result. If the selected payment method is approved, the customer must pay the invoice amount within the agreed payment period or in the agreed payment intervals. In this case, he can only pay to PayPal or the payment service provider commissioned by PayPal with debt-discharging effect. However, even if the claim is assigned, the seller remains responsible for general customer inquiries, e.g. B. to the goods, delivery time, shipment, returns, complaints, cancellation declarations and shipments or credits.
4.6 If you select a payment method offered via the "Stripe" payment service, the payment will be processed by 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 Stripe are communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop. To process payments, Stripe can use other payment services for which special payment conditions may apply, to which the customer may be informed separately. More information about Stripe is available online at https://stripe.com
4.7 If you choose the payment method purchase on account, the purchase price is due after the goods have been delivered and invoiced. In this case, the purchase price must 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 shop.
4.8 In the case of subscription contracts, the purchase price for the goods to be delivered permanently is due for payment in advance for the agreed delivery interval. The respective payment options for the subscription will be communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop. If the SEPA direct debit payment method is selected and a corresponding SEPA direct debit mandate is issued, amounts due will be withdrawn from the customer's bank account at the beginning of the new delivery interval. If the direct debit is not redeemed due to insufficient funds in the account or because incorrect bank details have been provided, or if the customer objects to the debit although he is not entitled to do so, the customer must bear the fees incurred by the respective bank if he is responsible for this . The seller reserves the right to carry out a credit check when selecting the direct debit payment method and to reject this payment method if the credit check is negative.
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
5.1 If the seller offers to ship the goods, the delivery takes place 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 is decisive.
5.2 In the case of subscription contracts, the customer must inform the seller immediately of any changes to the delivery address.
5.3 If 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 delivery if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. If the customer effectively exercises the right of cancellation, the regulation made in the seller's cancellation policy applies to the return costs.
5.4 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold passes to the customer as soon as the seller has delivered the item to the forwarding agent, carrier or other person or institution responsible for carrying out the shipment. If the customer acts as a consumer, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold only passes when the goods are handed over to the customer or an authorized recipient. Deviating from this, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold also passes to the customer for consumers as soon as the seller has delivered the item to the freight forwarder, the carrier or the person or institution otherwise responsible for carrying out the shipment, if the Customer has commissioned the forwarding agent, carrier or other person or institution responsible for carrying out the shipment and the seller has not previously named this person or institution to the customer.
5.5 The seller reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in the event of incorrect or improper delivery to himself. This only applies in the event that the seller is not responsible for the non-delivery and has concluded a specific hedging transaction with the supplier with due diligence. The seller will use all reasonable efforts to procure the goods. In the case of unavailability or only partial availability of the goods, the customer will be informed immediately and the consideration will be refunded immediately.
5.6 If the seller offers the goods for collection, the customer can pick up the ordered goods within the business hours specified by the seller at the address given by the seller. In this case, no shipping costs will be charged.
5.7 Vouchers are provided to the customer as follows:
- via download
- by email
5.8 Digital Content is provided to Customer as follows:
- by direct access via the entrepreneur's website
- via download
- by email
6) Granting of usage rights for digital content
6.1 Unless otherwise stated in the description of the content in the seller's online shop, the seller grants the customer the non-exclusive, local and temporally unrestricted right to use the content exclusively for private purposes.
6.2 A transfer of the content to third parties or the creation of copies for third parties outside the scope of these terms and conditions is not permitted unless the seller has agreed to a transfer of the contractual license to the third party.
6.3 Insofar as the contract relates to the one-time provision of digital content, the granting of rights only becomes effective when the customer has paid the owed remuneration in full. The seller can provisionally allow the use of the contractual content even before this point in time. A transfer of rights does not take place through such a provisional permission.
7) Contract duration and contract termination for subscription contracts
7.1 Subscription contracts are concluded for an indefinite period, but at least for the minimum term shown in the respective product description in the seller's online shop. The subscription contract can be terminated during the minimum term with a notice period of one month to the end of the minimum term and after the end of the minimum term at any time with a notice period of one month.
7.2 The right to extraordinary termination for good cause remains unaffected. An important reason exists if the terminating party, taking into account all the circumstances of the individual case and weighing the interests of both parties, cannot be expected to continue the contractual relationship until the agreed termination or until the expiry of a period of notice.
7.3 Cancellations can be made in writing, in text form (e.g. by e-mail) or in electronic form via the cancellation device (cancellation button) provided by the seller on his website.
8) Retention of title
8.1 In relation to consumers, the seller retains ownership of the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
8.2 In relation to entrepreneurs, the seller retains ownership of the delivered goods until all claims from an ongoing business relationship have been settled in full.
8.3 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur, the following also applies:
If the delivered goods are processed, the seller is considered the manufacturer and acquires ownership of the newly created goods. If the processing takes place together with other materials, the seller acquires ownership in the ratio of the invoice value of his goods to that of the other materials. If the seller's goods are combined or mixed with an item belonging to the customer, this is to be regarded as the main item, co-ownership of the item in the ratio of the invoice value of the seller's goods to the invoice value or, failing such, to the market value of the main item - to the seller about. In these cases, the customer is deemed to be the custodian.
The customer may neither pledge nor transfer ownership of items subject to retention of title or rights. The customer is only entitled to resell the reserved goods in the ordinary course of business. The customer assigns all resulting claims against third parties in the amount of the respective invoice value (including sales tax) to the seller in advance. This assignment applies regardless of whether the reserved goods have been resold without or after processing. The customer remains authorized to collect the claims even after the assignment. The seller's authority to collect the claims himself remains unaffected. However, the seller will not collect the claims as long as the customer meets his payment obligations to the seller, does not default in payment and no application for the opening of insolvency proceedings has been filed.
The customer must immediately notify us of access to the goods owned or co-owned by the seller or to the assigned claims. He has to transfer amounts assigned to the seller or collected by him immediately to the seller, insofar as his claim is due.
If the value of the seller's security rights exceeds the amount of the secured claims by more than 10%, the seller will release a corresponding share of the security rights at the customer's request.
9) Liability for defects (guarantee)
9.1 Unless otherwise specified in the following regulations, the provisions of statutory liability for defects apply. Deviating from this, the following applies to contracts for the delivery of goods:
9.2 If the customer acts as an entrepreneur,
- the seller has the choice of the type of supplementary performance;
- In the case of new goods, the limitation period for defects is one year from delivery of the goods;
- in the case of used goods, the rights and claims due to defects are excluded;
- the statute of limitations does not start again if a replacement delivery takes place within the scope of the liability for defects.
9.3 The limitations of liability and shortening of deadlines set out above do not apply
- for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses by 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 normal use and have caused its defectiveness,
- for any existing obligation on the part of the seller to provide updates for digital products in the case of contracts for the delivery of goods with digital elements.
9.4 In addition, it applies to entrepreneurs that the statutory limitation periods for any existing statutory right of recourse remain unaffected.
9.5 If the customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of Section 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), he is subject to the commercial inspection and complaint obligation in accordance with Section 377 of the German Commercial Code (HGB). If the customer fails to comply with the notification obligations stipulated there, the goods are deemed to have been approved.
9.6 If the customer acts as a consumer, he is asked to complain to the deliverer about delivered goods with obvious transport damage and to inform the seller of this. If the customer does not comply, this has no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
The seller is liable to the customer for all contractual, contractual and legal, including tortious claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses as follows:
10.1 The seller is fully liable for any legal reason
- in case of intent or gross negligence,
- in the event of willful or negligent injury to life, body or health,
- on the basis of a guarantee promise, unless otherwise regulated in this regard,
- due to mandatory liability such as under the Product Liability Act.
10.2 If the seller negligently breaches an essential contractual obligation, liability is limited to the foreseeable damage typical for the contract, unless there is unlimited liability in accordance with the preceding paragraph. Essential contractual obligations are obligations that the contract imposes on the seller according to its content in order to achieve the purpose of the contract, the fulfillment of which enables the proper execution of the contract in the first place and on the compliance of which the customer can regularly rely.
10.3 Incidentally, a liability of the seller is excluded.
10.4 The above liability regulations also apply with regard to the liability of the seller for his vicarious agents and legal representatives.
11) Redeeming Promotional Vouchers
11.1 Vouchers that are issued free of charge by the seller as part of promotions with a specific period of validity and that cannot be purchased by the customer (hereinafter "promotional vouchers") can only be redeemed in the seller's online shop and only in the specified period.
11.2 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.
11.3 Individual products can be excluded from the voucher campaign if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.
11.4 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
11.5 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
11.6 The value of the goods must at least correspond to the amount of the promotional voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the seller.
11.7 If the value of the promotional voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.
11.8 The balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
11.9 The campaign voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods that were paid for in whole or in part with the campaign voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
11.10 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 entitlement of the respective voucher holder.
12) Redeeming Gift Certificates
12.1 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 the voucher states otherwise.
12.2 Gift vouchers and remaining balance of gift vouchers can be redeemed by the end of the third year following the year in which the voucher was purchased. Remaining credit will be credited to the customer until the expiry date.
12.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process has been completed. Subsequent billing is not possible.
12.4 Only one gift voucher can be redeemed per order.
12.5 Gift vouchers can only be used to purchase goods and not to purchase additional gift vouchers.
12.6 If the value of the gift voucher is insufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.
12.7 The balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
12.8 The gift voucher is transferable. The seller can, with a discharging effect, make payments 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-authorization, legal incapacity or lack of authorization of the respective owner.
13) Applicable law
13.1 For all legal relations of the parties, the law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies to the exclusion of the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. In the case of consumers, this choice is valid only in so far as the protection afforded by mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which the consumer has his habitual residence is not withdrawn.
13.2 Furthermore, with regard to the statutory right of withdrawal, this choice of law does not apply to consumers who do not belong to any member state of the European Union at the time the contract is concluded and whose sole residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time the contract is concluded.
If the customer acts as a merchant, legal entity under public law or special fund under public law with its seat 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 customer is located outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the place of business of the seller is the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from this contract, if the contract or claims from the contract can be attributed to the customer's professional or commercial activity. However, in the above cases, the seller is in any case entitled to call the court at the customer's place of business.
15) Alternative Dispute Resolution
15.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution under the following link: https://ec.europa.eu
This platform serves as a point of entry for the out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts in which a consumer is involved.
15.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.