General Terms and Conditions
General terms and conditions with customer information
Table of Contents
- Conclusion of contract
- Right of withdrawal
- Prices and terms of payment
- Delivery and shipping conditions
- Retention of title
- Liability for defects (warranty)
- Special conditions for the processing of goods according to specific customer specifications
- Redeeming promotional vouchers
- Applicable Law
- Alternative dispute resolution
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of Forest Garden Labs GmbH (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 seller in goods presented in his online shop. The inclusion of the customer's own conditions is hereby contradicted, unless something else has been agreed.
1.2 These General Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise agreed.
1.3 These GTC shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of tickets, unless otherwise expressly stipulated. In this context, these GTC only regulate the sale of tickets for certain events described in more detail in the seller's item description and not the implementation of these events. The execution of the events shall be governed exclusively by the statutory provisions in the relationship between the participant and the organizer and, if applicable, by any terms and conditions of the organizer that deviate from these. If the seller is not also the organizer, he is not liable for the proper conduct of the event, for which only the respective organizer is responsible.
1.4 A consumer within the meaning of these GTC is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that can predominantly be attributed neither to his commercial nor to his independent professional activity.
1.5 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 their commercial or independent professional activity.
2) Conclusion of contract
2.1 The product descriptions contained in the seller's online shop do not represent binding offers on the part of the seller, but serve to enable the customer to submit a binding offer.
2.2 The customer can submit the offer via the online order form integrated into the seller's online store. 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. Furthermore, the customer can also submit the offer to the seller by telephone, fax, e-mail, mail or online contact form.
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), whereby receipt of the order confirmation by the customer is decisive, or
- by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, whereby receipt of the goods by the customer is decisive, or
- by asking the customer to pay after placing his order.
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 the acceptance of the offer begins on the day after the sending of the offer by the customer 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 shall no longer be bound by its declaration of intent.
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 the binding submission of 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 as part of the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks on the button that concludes the ordering process.
2.7 German and English are available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.8 Order processing and contact are usually made via email 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 Consumers are generally 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 Unless otherwise agreed, a right of revocation shall not apply to contracts for the provision of services in connection with leisure activities if the contract provides for a specific date or period for the provision. Accordingly, a right of revocation is also excluded in the case of contracts for the sale of tickets for scheduled leisure events.
4) Prices and terms of payment
4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the seller's product description, the prices quoted are total prices that include statutory sales tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs 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 are to 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 seller's online shop.
4.4 If advance payment 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 the purchase on account payment method, the purchase price is due after the goods have been delivered and invoiced. In this case, the purchase price must be paid within 14 (fourteen) days of receipt of the invoice without deduction, unless otherwise agreed. The seller reserves the right to only offer the purchase on account payment method 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 point out a corresponding payment restriction to the customer in his payment information in the online shop. The seller also reserves the right to carry out a credit check when selecting the purchase on account payment method and to reject this payment method if the credit check is negative.
4.6 If the SEPA direct debit payment method is selected, the invoice amount is due for payment after a SEPA direct debit mandate has been issued, but not before the deadline for the advance information has expired. The direct debit is collected when the ordered goods leave the seller's warehouse, but not before the deadline for advance information has expired. Pre-information ("Pre-Notification") is any communication (e.g. invoice, policy, contract) from the seller to the customer that announces a debit using SEPA direct debit. 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 SEPA direct debit payment method and to reject this payment method if the credit check is negative.
4.7 If the credit card payment method is selected, the invoice amount is due immediately upon conclusion of the contract. The credit card will be charged immediately after the customer's order has been sent in the online shop. Even if the credit card payment method is selected, the seller remains responsible for general customer inquiries, e.g. about the goods, delivery time, shipping, returns, complaints, cancellation declarations and shipments or credit notes.
4.8 If you select the PayPal payment method, you will be immediately redirected to the PayPal homepage and log into your existing PayPal account or register in a few steps. After successful payment you will be automatically redirected to the product page. In order to be able to use the PayPal service, you must agree to the debit agreement for debiting your PayPal account in the purchase transaction dialog. To do this, check the payment details and confirm the amount. With the approval of the debit agreement, we are entitled, until further notice, to debit amounts of different amounts - insofar as they are due - from your PayPal account. The validity of our general terms and conditions is not affected by the payment and general terms and conditions of PayPal. They can be used side by side.
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
5.1 If the seller offers to ship the goods, the delivery will be made 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 Goods that are delivered by a forwarding agent are delivered "free to the curb", i.e. to the public curb closest to the delivery address, unless otherwise stated in the shipping information in the seller's online shop and unless otherwise agreed.
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 collect the ordered goods within the business hours specified by the seller at the address specified by the seller. In this case, no shipping costs will be charged.
5.7 Vouchers are provided to the customer as follows:
- by email
5.8 Tickets are provided to the customer as follows:
- by email
6) Retention of title
If the seller pays in advance, 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 stated in the following regulations, the statutory liability for defects shall apply. Deviating from this, the following applies 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 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 begin again if a replacement delivery is made as part of the liability for defects.
7.3 The above-mentioned limitations of liability and shortening of deadlines shall 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 usual purpose 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 delivery of goods with digital elements.
7.4 In addition, it applies to entrepreneurs that the statutory limitation periods for any existing statutory right of recourse remain unaffected.
7.5 If the customer acts as a merchant within the meaning of § 1 Commercial code, he is subject to the commercial obligation to examine and give notice of defects according to § 377 Commercial code. If the customer fails to comply with the notification obligations regulated there, the goods are deemed to have been approved.
7.6 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 whatsoever on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Special conditions for the processing of goods according to specific customer specifications
8.1 If, according to the content of the contract, the seller owes not only the delivery of goods but also the processing of the goods according to specific specifications of the customer, the customer must provide the seller with all content required for processing such as texts, images or graphics in the file formats, formatting, image specified by the seller - and file sizes and to grant him the necessary rights of use. The customer is solely responsible for the procurement and the acquisition of rights to this content. The customer declares and assumes responsibility for having the right to use the content provided to the seller. In particular, he ensures that no rights of third parties are violated, in particular copyrights, trademarks and personal rights.
8.2 The customer indemnifies the seller against third-party claims that they may assert against the seller in connection with a violation of their rights through the contractual use of the customer's content by the seller. The customer also assumes the necessary costs of legal defense, including all court and attorney's fees in the statutory amount. This does not apply if the customer is not responsible for the infringement. In the event of a claim by a third party, the customer is obliged to provide the seller with all information that is necessary for the examination of the claims and a defense without delay, truthfully and completely.
8.3 The seller reserves the right to refuse processing orders if the content provided by the customer for this purpose violates legal or official prohibitions or offends common decency. This applies in particular to the provision of anti-constitutional, racist, xenophobic, discriminatory, insulting, youth-endangering and/or violence-glorifying content.
9) Redemption of promotional vouchers
9.1 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.
9.2 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.
9.3 Individual products can be excluded from the voucher campaign if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.
9.4 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
9.5 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
9.6 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.
9.7 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.
9.8 The balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
9.9 The campaign voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in whole or in part with the campaign voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
9.10 The promotional voucher is transferrable. The seller can pay with discharging effect to the respective owner who redeems the promotional voucher in the seller's online shop. This does not apply if the seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-authorization, the legal incapacity or the lack of the right to represent the respective owner.
10) Governing Law
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies to all legal relationships between the parties, excluding the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. For consumers, this choice of law only applies 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.
If the customer 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 is the place of business of the seller. If the customer is based outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the seller's place of business is 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 above cases, however, the seller is always entitled to appeal to the court at the customer's registered office.
12) Alternative dispute resolution
12.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution on the Internet under 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 in which a consumer is involved.
12.2 The seller is not obliged to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board and does not participate in dispute settlement procedures.
In 2016, the EU Commission provided a platform for out-of-court dispute resolution. This gives consumers the opportunity to initially resolve disputes in connection with their online order without having to go to court. You can reach the dispute resolution platform via this link: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr .
Platform of the EU Commission for online dispute resolution: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr
We are not obliged to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board, but we are generally willing to do so.
Our email address for consumer complaints is: firstname.lastname@example.org