General Terms And Conditions

Table of contents

  1. Scope
  2. Conclusion of contract
  3. Right of withdrawal
  4. Prices and terms of payment
  5. Delivery and shipping conditions
  6. Retention of title
  7. Liability for defects (warranty)
  8. Special conditions for the processing of goods in accordance with certain specifications of the customer
  9. Redemption of promotion vouchers
  10. Redemption of gift vouchers
  11. Applicable law
  12. Place of jurisdiction
  13. Alternative dispute resolution

1) Scope of application

1.1 These general trading conditions (in the following "AGB") of the SURF DISTRIBUTION Wirtz e.K. e.K. (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 in respect of the goods displayed by the Seller in its online shop. Herewith the inclusion of the customer's own terms and conditions is contradicted, unless otherwise agreed.

1.2 For contracts for the delivery of vouchers, these General Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly, unless otherwise expressly agreed.

1.3 A consumer in the sense of these GTC is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that can predominantly be attributed neither to his commercial nor his self-employed professional activity. Entrepreneur in the sense of these GTC is a natural or legal person or a partnership with legal capacity, which acts in exercise of its commercial or independent professional activity when concluding a legal transaction.

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 provide 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 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 concluding the ordering process. Furthermore, the Customer can also submit the offer to the Seller by telephone, e-mail, post 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 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 the customer to pay after placing his order.

If there are several of the aforementioned alternatives, the contract is 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 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, the payment shall be processed via the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S. r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal"), subject to the PayPal Terms of Use, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full or - if the Customer does not have a PayPal account - subject to the Terms for payments without a PayPal account, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full. If the customer selects "PayPal Express" as payment method during the online order process, he/she also places a payment order with PayPal by clicking the button that completes the order process. In this case, the Seller hereby declares the acceptance of the Customer's offer at the time when the Customer initiates the payment process by clicking the button concluding the order process.

2.5 If an offer is submitted via the Seller's online order form, the text of the contract will be 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 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 shop before sending his order, the order data will be archived on the Seller's website and can be accessed free of charge by the Customer via his password-protected user account by entering the relevant login data.

2.6 Before bindingly placing an 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. Within the electronic ordering process, the customer can correct his entries using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks on the button that concludes the ordering process.

2.7 The German and English languages are available for the conclusion of the contract.

2.8 The order processing and contact are usually carried out by 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 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 revocation can be found in the seller's revocation instructions.

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 that may be incurred shall be stated 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 money transfer through 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 money if the delivery is not to a country outside the European Union, but the customer makes the payment from a country outside the European Union.

4.3 The customer will be informed of the payment option(s) in the seller's online shop.

4.4 If advance payment by bank transfer has been agreed upon, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed upon a later due date.

4.5 If payment is made by means of a payment method offered by PayPal, the payment shall be processed by the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S. r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal"), subject to the PayPal Terms of Use, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full or - if the customer does not have a PayPal account - subject to the Terms for payments without a PayPal account, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full.

4.6 If the payment method invoice purchase is selected, the purchase price is due after the goods have been delivered and invoiced. In this case the purchase price is payable within 7(seven) days of receipt of the invoice without deduction, unless otherwise agreed. The Seller reserves the right to offer the payment method Invoice Purchase only up to a certain order volume and to reject 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.

4.7 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 expiry of the deadline for the advance information. The direct debit will be collected when the ordered goods leave the Seller's warehouse, but not before expiry of the period for advance information. Pre-notification is any communication (e.g. invoice, policy, contract) from the seller to the customer announcing a debit via SEPA direct debit. If the direct debit is not honoured 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 arising from the chargeback by the respective bank if he is responsible for this.

5) Delivery and shipping conditions

5.1 The delivery of goods shall be made by dispatch to the delivery address indicated by the customer, unless otherwise agreed. The delivery address indicated in the Seller's order processing is decisive for the transaction. Notwithstanding the above, if the payment method PayPal is selected, the delivery address stored by the Customer with PayPal at the time of payment shall be decisive.

5.2 If the 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 of the return shipment if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. In the event that the customer effectively exercises his right of revocation, the provision made in the seller's revocation instruction shall apply to the costs of return shipment.

5.3 In the case of collection by the customer, the seller shall first inform the customer by e-mail that the goods ordered by the customer are ready for collection. After receipt of this e-mail, the customer can pick up the goods at the seller's place of business after consultation with the seller. In this case no shipping costs will be charged.

5.4 Vouchers are given to the customer as follows:

by download

by email

by mail

6) Retention of title

If the seller makes advance payment, he reserves the right of ownership of the delivered goods until full payment of the purchase price owed.

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 Deviating from this applies to used goods: Warranty claims are excluded if the defect only occurs after one year from delivery of the goods. Defects that occur within one year of delivery of the goods can be claimed within the statutory limitation period. However, the reduction of the liability period to one year shall not apply

for items which have been used for a building in accordance with their normal use and have caused its defectiveness,

for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses of the customer, and

in the event that the seller has fraudulently concealed the defect.

7.3 The customer is asked to complain about delivered goods with obvious transport damages to the deliverer and to inform the seller about it. If the customer does not comply with this, this has no effect on his legal or contractual claims for defects.

8) Special conditions for the processing of goods according to specific specifications of the customer

8.1 If, according to the content of the contract, the Seller is responsible for processing the goods according to certain specifications of the Customer in addition to the delivery of the goods, the Customer shall provide the Seller with all content required for processing, such as texts, images or graphics in the file formats, formatting, image and file sizes specified by the Seller and shall grant the Seller the necessary rights of use. The customer alone is responsible for the procurement and acquisition of rights to this content. The customer declares and accepts responsibility for the fact that he/she has the right to use the contents provided to the seller. In particular, he shall ensure that this does not infringe any rights of third parties, in particular copyright, trademark and personal rights.

8.2 The Customer shall indemnify the Seller from any claims of third parties which the latter may assert against the Seller in connection with an infringement of their rights by the contractual use of the Customer's contents by the Seller. The customer shall also assume the reasonable costs of the necessary legal defence including all court and attorney's fees in the statutory amount. This does not apply if the customer is not responsible for the violation of rights. In the event of a claim by third parties, the customer is obliged to provide the seller immediately, truthfully and completely with all information required for the examination of the claims and a defence.

8.3 The seller reserves the right to refuse processing orders if the contents provided by the customer for this purpose violate legal or official prohibitions or offend 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 campaign vouchers

9.1 Vouchers which are issued free of charge by the Seller within the scope of advertising campaigns with a certain period of validity and which cannot be purchased by the Customer (hereinafter "campaign vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online shop and only within the specified period.

9.2 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.

9.3 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.

9.4 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.

9.5 Only one promotion voucher can be redeemed per order.

9.6 The value of the goods must be at least the amount of the promotion voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the seller.

9.7 If the value of the promotion voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be chosen to settle the difference.

9.8 The credit balance of a promotion voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it bear interest.

9.9 The promotion voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in full or in part with the promotion voucher within the scope of his statutory right of revocation.

9.10 The promotion voucher is only intended for use by the person named on it. A transfer of the promotion voucher to third parties is excluded. The seller is entitled, but not obliged, to check the material eligibility of the respective voucher holder.

10) Redemption of gift vouchers

10.1 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 otherwise stated in the voucher.

10.2 Gift vouchers and remaining credit balances of gift vouchers can be redeemed until the end of the third year following the year of the voucher purchase. Remaining credit balances are credited to the customer until the expiry date.

10.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent charging is not possible.

10.4 Only one gift voucher can be redeemed per order.

10.5 Gift Certificates can only be used for the purchase of goods and not for the purchase of additional Gift Certificates.

10.6 If the value of the Gift Certificate 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 credit balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it bear interest.

10.8 The gift voucher is only intended for use by the person named on it. A transfer of the gift voucher to third parties is excluded. The Seller is entitled, but not obliged, to check the material eligibility of the respective gift certificate holder.

11) Applicable law

All legal relations between the parties shall be governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany 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 insofar as the protection granted by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence is not withdrawn.

12) Place of jurisdiction

If the customer acts as a merchant, legal entity under public law or 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 has his registered office outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the registered office of the seller 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 professional or commercial activity of the customer. In the above cases, however, the Seller shall in any case be entitled to appeal 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 under the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr

This platform serves as a contact point for out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts in which a consumer is involved.

13.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.