Table of contents Scope 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 Applicable law Alternative dispute resolution 1) Scope
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “GTC”) of eCOM Farm GmbH (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 shop. The inclusion of the customer’s own terms and conditions is hereby objected to unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 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 self-employed professional activity.
2) Conclusion of contract
2.1 The product descriptions contained in the Seller’s online shop 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 shop. In doing so, after placing the selected goods in the virtual shopping basket and going through the electronic ordering process, the customer submits a legally binding contractual offer with regard to the goods contained in the shopping basket 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 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 order has been placed.
If several of the aforementioned alternatives exist, the contract shall be concluded at the 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 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.
2.5 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’s order has been sent. The Seller shall not make the text of the contract accessible beyond this.
2.6 Before bindingly placing 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.
2.7 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 withdrawal.
3.2 More detailed information on the right of withdrawal can be found in the Seller’s instructions on withdrawal.
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.
4.5 If the payment method “PayPal Credit” (payment by instalments via PayPal) is selected, the Seller assigns its payment claim to PayPal. Before accepting the Seller’s declaration of assignment, PayPal shall carry out a creditworthiness check using the transmitted customer data. The seller reserves the right to refuse the customer the payment method “PayPal Credit” in the event of a negative check result. If the payment method “PayPal Credit” is approved by PayPal, the customer must pay the invoice amount to PayPal at the conditions specified by the seller, which are communicated to him in the seller’s online shop. In this case, he can only make payment to PayPal with debt-discharging effect. However, the seller shall remain responsible for general customer enquiries, e.g. regarding the goods, delivery time, dispatch, returns, complaints, revocation declarations and deliveries or credit notes, even in the event of assignment of the claim.
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
5.1 The delivery of goods shall be made by dispatch 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. Deviating from this, if the payment method PayPal is selected, the delivery address deposited by the customer with PayPal at the time of payment shall be decisive.
5.2 If the transport company returns the dispatched goods to the seller because delivery to the customer was not possible, the customer shall bear the costs for the unsuccessful dispatch. This does not apply if the customer is not responsible for the circumstance that led to the impossibility of delivery or if the customer was temporarily prevented from accepting the service offered, unless the seller had given the customer reasonable advance notice of the service. Furthermore, 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 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 Self-collection is not possible for logistical reasons.
6) Retention of title
If the seller makes advance payment, he shall retain ownership of 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 The customer is requested to complain about delivered goods with obvious transport damage to the deliverer and to inform the seller of this. If the customer fails to do so, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Redemption of promotional vouchers
8.1 Vouchers 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 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
8.5 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
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 order, one of the other payment methods offered by the Seller may be chosen to settle 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 will 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 withdrawal.
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 shop. This shall 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) Applicable law
9.1 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 insofar as the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
9.2 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.
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 dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.