Terms & Conditions
General terms and conditions with customer information
Table of contents
- Scope of application
- 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 repair services
- Redemption of promotional vouchers
- Redemption of gift vouchers
- Applicable law
- Place of jurisdiction
- Alternative dispute resolution
1) Scope of application
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "GTC") of SchneiderMusik GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Seller"), apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods, which a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter referred to as "Customer") concludes with the Seller regarding the goods presented by the Seller in his online store. The inclusion of the Customer's own terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 For contracts for the delivery of physical data carriers that serve exclusively as carriers of digital content, these GTC shall apply accordingly, unless otherwise agreed. Digital content within the meaning of these GTC is data that is created and provided in digital form.
1.3 These GTC shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise agreed.
1.4 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.
1.5 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 store 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 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.
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 shall be decisive, or
- by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, in which case the receipt of the goods by the customer shall be decisive, or
- by requesting payment from the customer after the customer has placed the order.
If several of the aforementioned alternatives exist, the contract shall be concluded at the point in time at which 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 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 If the payment method "Amazon Payments" is selected, the payment shall be processed via the payment service provider Amazon Payments Europe s.c.a., 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg (hereinafter: "Amazon"), subject to the Amazon Payments Europe User Agreement, which can be viewed at https://payments.amazon.de/help/201751590. If the Customer selects "Amazon Payments" as the payment method during the online ordering process, the Customer shall also issue a payment order to Amazon by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process. In this case, the seller already declares acceptance of the customer's offer at the time when the customer triggers the payment process by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process.
2.6 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 his order. The Seller shall not make the text of the contract accessible beyond this. If the Customer has set up a user account in the Seller's online store before sending his order, the order data shall be archived on the Seller's website and can be accessed by the Customer free of charge via his password-protected user account by providing the relevant login data.
2.7 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.
2.8 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.9 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 revocation.
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, additional 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 store.
4.4 If prepayment by bank transfer has been agreed, payment shall be due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed on a later due date.
4.5 If the payment method "SOFORT" is selected, the payment shall be processed via the payment service provider SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich (hereinafter "SOFORT"). In order to be able to pay the invoice amount via "SOFORT", the customer must have an online banking account that has been activated for participation in "SOFORT", must identify himself accordingly during the payment process and must confirm the payment instruction to "SOFORT". The payment transaction will be executed immediately afterwards by "SOFORT" and the customer's bank account will be debited. More detailed information about the payment method "SOFORT" can be found by the customer on the Internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
4.6 If the payment method purchase on account is selected, the purchase price is due after the goods have been delivered and invoiced. In this case, the purchase price shall be paid within 14 (fourteen) days from 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 store.
4.7 If the SEPA direct debit payment method is selected, the invoice amount shall be due for payment after a SEPA direct debit mandate has been issued, but not before expiry of the period for advance information. The direct debit is collected when the ordered goods leave the seller's warehouse, but not before the deadline for the pre-notification. Pre-notification is any communication (e.g. invoice, policy, contract) from the seller to the customer announcing a debit by SEPA direct debit. If the direct debit is not honored due to a lack of sufficient funds in the account or due to the provision of incorrect bank details, or if the customer objects to the debit although he is not entitled to do so, the customer shall bear the fees incurred by the reversal of the respective credit institution if he is responsible for this.
5) Delivery and Shipping Conditions
5.1 If the Seller offers to ship the goods, delivery shall 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 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.
5.3 If the Customer is acting as an entrepreneur, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall pass to the Customer 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 customer is acting as a consumer, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods sold shall in principle pass to the customer only upon delivery of the goods to the customer 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 customer, 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 customer 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 customer.
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 customer will be informed immediately and the consideration will be refunded without delay.
5.5 If the Seller offers the goods for collection, the Customer may collect the ordered goods within the business hours indicated by the Seller at the address indicated by the Seller. In this case, no shipping costs will be charged.
5.6 Vouchers shall be provided to the Customer as follows:
- by e-mail
6) Retention of title
If the Seller makes an advance payment, the Seller 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 provided for in the following provisions, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply. This does not apply to contracts for the delivery of goods:
7.2 If the customer acts 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 for defects are excluded;
the limitation period shall not start again if a replacement delivery is made within the scope of liability for defects.
7.3 The above-mentioned limitations of liability and shortening of the period shall not apply to
- to claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses of the customer,
- in the event that the Seller has fraudulently concealed the defect,
- for goods which have been used in accordance with their customary use for a building and have caused its defectiveness,
- for a possibly existing obligation of the Seller to provide updates for digital products, in case of contracts for the delivery of goods with digital elements.
7.4 In addition, for entrepreneurs, the statutory limitation periods for any statutory right of recourse that may exist shall remain unaffected.
7.5 If the Customer 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 customer fails to comply with the notification obligations regulated therein, the goods shall be deemed to have been approved.
7.6 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 thereof. If the customer does not comply with this, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Special conditions for repair services
If, according to the content of the contract, the Seller owes the repair of an item of the Customer, the following shall apply to this:
8.1 Repair services shall be rendered at Seller's place of business.
8.2 The Seller shall provide its services, at its option, in its own person or by qualified personnel selected by it. In doing so, the Seller may also make use of the services of third parties (subcontractors) acting on its behalf. Unless otherwise stated in the Seller's service description, the Customer shall have no claim to the selection of a specific person to perform the desired service.
8.3 The Customer shall provide the Seller with all information required for the repair of the item, unless the procurement of such information falls within the scope of the Seller's duties according to the content of the contract. In particular, the Customer shall provide the Seller with a comprehensive description of the defect and inform the Seller of all circumstances that may be the cause of the defect identified.
8.4 Unless otherwise agreed, the Customer shall ship the item to be repaired to the Seller's place of business at its own expense and risk. The Seller recommends the Customer to take out transport insurance for this purpose. Furthermore, the Seller recommends the Customer to ship the item in suitable transport packaging in order to reduce the risk of transport damage and to conceal the contents of the packaging. The Seller shall inform the Customer immediately of any obvious transport damage so that the Customer can assert any rights it may have against the carrier.
8.5 The return of the goods shall be at the expense of the Customer. The risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the item shall pass to the Customer upon handover of the item to a suitable transport person at the Seller's place of business. At the Customer's request, the Seller shall take out transport insurance for the item.
8.6 The Customer may also transport the item to be repaired to the Seller's place of business and collect it again from the Seller's place of business itself if this results from the Seller's service description or if the parties have reached an agreement to this effect. In this case, the aforementioned provisions on the bearing of costs and risks in connection with the dispatch and return of the item shall apply accordingly.
8.7 The aforementioned provisions shall not limit the Customer's statutory rights in case of defects in case of purchase of goods from the Seller.
8.8 The Seller shall be liable for defects in the repair service provided in accordance with the provisions of the statutory liability for defects.
9) Redemption of promotional vouchers
9.1 Vouchers issued free of charge by the Seller as part of promotions with a specific validity period and which cannot be purchased by the Customer (hereinafter "Promotion Vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online store and only during the specified period.
9.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.
9.3 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
9.4 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
9.5 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.
9.6 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.
9.7 The credit balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it bear interest.
9.8 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.
9.9 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 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.
10) Redemption of gift vouchers
10.1 Gift certificates that can be purchased via the Seller's online store (hereinafter "Gift Certificates") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online store, unless otherwise stated in the gift certificate.
10.2 Gift Vouchers and remaining balances of Gift Vouchers are redeemable until the end of the third year after the year of the purchase of the Gift Voucher. Remaining credits will be credited to the customer until the expiration date.
10.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
10.4 Only one gift voucher can be redeemed per order.
10.5 Gift vouchers can only be used for the purchase of goods and not for the purchase of additional gift vouchers.
10.6 If the value of the Gift 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.
10.7 The balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
10.8 The gift voucher is transferable. The Seller may make payment with discharging effect to the respective holder redeeming the Gift Voucher in the Seller's online store. 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.
11) Applicable Law
11.1 The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to all legal relationships between the parties to the exclusion of the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. In the case of consumers, this choice of law shall only apply to the extent that the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
11.2 Furthermore, this choice of law with regard to the statutory right of withdrawal shall 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.
12) Place of jurisdiction
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 shall be the registered office of the seller. If the customer 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 customer's professional or commercial activity. In the above cases, however, the Seller shall in any case be entitled to apply to the court at the Customer's place of business.
13) Alternative Dispute Resolution
13.1 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.
13.2 The Seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.