Conditions

General terms and conditions with customer information

Table of contents

  1. scope
  2. Conclusion of contract
  3. Right of withdrawal
  4. Prices and payment terms
  5. Delivery and shipping conditions
  6. Retention of title
  7. Liability for defects (warranty)
  8. Applicable law
  9. Jurisdiction
  10. Alternative dispute resolution

1) Scope

1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of FM Naturprodukte 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 goods presented by the Seller in his online shop. The inclusion of the Customer's own conditions is hereby contradicted, unless otherwise agreed.

1.2 A consumer within the meaning of these Terms and Conditions is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that cannot be attributed predominantly to their commercial or independent professional activity. An entrepreneur within the meaning of these Terms and Conditions 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 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 using the online order form integrated into the seller's online shop. After placing the selected goods in the virtual shopping cart and completing the electronic ordering process, the customer submits a legally binding contract offer for the goods contained in the shopping cart by clicking the button that completes the ordering process. The customer can also submit the offer to the seller by telephone, fax or email.

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 payment from the customer after placing his order.

If several of the aforementioned alternatives exist, the contract is concluded at the time at which one of the aforementioned alternatives occurs first. The period for accepting the offer begins on the day after the offer is sent by the customer and ends on 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 is deemed to be a rejection of the offer with the consequence that the customer is no longer bound by his declaration of intent.

2.4 If the payment method "PayPal Express" is selected, payment processing will be carried out via the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.à rl et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter: "PayPal"), subject to the PayPal terms of use. If the customer selects "PayPal Express" as the payment method during the online ordering process, he or she also issues a payment order to PayPal by clicking the button that completes the ordering process. In this case, the seller hereby declares acceptance of the customer's offer at the time the customer initiates the payment process by clicking the button that completes the ordering process.

2.5 When submitting an offer via the seller's online order form, the contract text is saved by the seller and sent to the customer after sending their order together with these terms and conditions in text form (e.g. email, fax or letter). In addition, the contract text is archived on the seller's website and can be accessed free of charge by the customer via their password-protected customer account by entering the relevant login data, provided that the customer has created a customer account in the seller's online shop before sending their order.

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 of better identifying input errors can be the browser's zoom function, which enlarges the display on the screen. 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 concludes the ordering process.

2.7 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.

2.8 Order processing and contact are usually carried out via email and automated order processing. The customer must ensure that the email address provided by him for order processing is correct so that emails sent by the seller can be received at this address. In particular, when using SPAM filters, the customer must ensure that all emails 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 generally have a right of withdrawal.

3.2 Further information on the right of withdrawal can be found in the seller’s cancellation policy.

4) Prices and payment terms

4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the seller's product description, the prices stated are total prices that include statutory sales tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs are stated 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 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 arise 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 is agreed, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed on a later due date.

4.5 For payment using a payment method offered by PayPal, see section 2.4.

5) Delivery and shipping conditions

5.1 The delivery of goods takes place 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 is decisive.

5.2 If the transport company returns the goods to the seller because delivery to the customer was not possible, the customer will bear the costs for the unsuccessful delivery. This does not apply if the customer is not responsible for the circumstances that led to the impossibility of delivery or if he was temporarily prevented from accepting the service offered, unless the seller had announced the service to him a reasonable time in advance. Furthermore, this does not apply with regard to the costs of delivery if the customer effectively exercises his right of cancellation. If the customer effectively exercises his right of cancellation, the provisions in the seller's cancellation policy apply to the return costs.

5.3 Self-collection is not possible for logistical reasons.

6) Retention of title

If the seller makes advance payments, he retains title to 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 statutory liability for defects applies.

7.2 The customer is requested to complain to the deliverer about goods that have obvious transport damage and to inform the seller of this. If the customer does not do so, this will have no effect on his legal or contractual claims for defects.

8) Applicable law

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to all legal relationships between the parties, excluding the laws governing the international sale of movable goods. For 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 or her habitual residence.

9) 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 is the seller's place of business. 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 in any case entitled to take legal action before the court at the customer's place of business.

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 sales or service contracts involving a consumer.

10.2 The Seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.