General Terms and Conditions


Table of Contents

  • 1. Scope of Applicationh
  • 2. Conclusion of the Contract
  • 3. Right to Cancel
  • 4. Prices and Payment Conditions
  • 5. Shipment and Delivery Conditions
  • 6. Reservation of Proprietary Rights
  • 7. Warranty
  • 8. Exemption in case of violation of third-party rights
  • 9. Redemption of campaign 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 Terms and Conditions of the company ASKYURSELF GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Seller") shall apply to all contracts concluded between a consumer or a trader (hereinafter referred to as "Client") and the Seller relating to all goods and/or services presented in the Seller's online shop. The inclusion of the Client's own conditions is herewith objected to, unless other terms have been stipulated.


1.2 Regarding the purchase of vouchers, these Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly, unless expressly agreed otherwise.


1.3 For contracts regarding the delivery of vouchers, these Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly, unless expressly agreed otherwise.


1.4 A consumer pursuant to these Terms and Conditions is any natural person concluding a legal transaction for a purpose attributed neither to a mainly commercial nor a self-employed occupational activity. A trader pursuant to these Terms and Conditions is any natural or legal person or partnership with legal capacity acting in the performance of a commercial or self-employed occupational activity when concluding a legal transaction.


1.5 Digital content in the sense of these General Terms and Conditions are all data not on a tangible medium which are produced in digital form and are supplied by the Seller by granting certain usage rights precisely defined in these General Terms and Conditions.


2) Conclusion of the Contract

2.1 The product descriptions in the Seller's online shop do not constitute binding offers on the part of the Seller, but merely serve the purpose of submitting a binding offer by the Client.


2.2 The Client may submit the offer via the online order form integrated into the Seller's online shop. In doing so, after having placed the selected goods and/or services in the virtual basket and passed through the ordering process, and by clicking the button finalizing the order process, the Client submits a legally binding offer of contract with regard to the goods and/or services contained in the shopping cart. The Client may also submit his offer to the Seller by email.


2.3 The Seller may accept the Client's offer within five days,

  • - by transferring a written order confirmation or an order confirmation in written form (fax or email); insofar receipt of order confirmation by the Client is decisive, or
  • - by delivering ordered goods to the Client; insofar receipt of goods by the customer is decisive, or
  • - by requesting the Client to pay after he placed his order.

Provided that several of the aforementioned alternatives apply, the contract shall be concluded at the time when one of the aforementioned alternatives firstly occurs. Should the Seller not accept the Client's offer within the aforementioned period of time, this shall be deemed as rejecting the offer with the effect that the Client is no longer bound by his statement of intent.


2.4 If the Client chooses "PayPal Express" when placing his order, payment processing is handled by the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal"). The PayPal terms of use shall apply which can be viewed at: https://www.paypal.com/ie/webapps/mpp/ua/servicedescription-full?locale.x=en_IE. In case the Client has no PayPal account, the conditions for payments without PayPal account will apply which can be viewed at: https://www.paypal.com/ie/webapps/mpp/ua/legalhub-full?locale.x=en_US. If the Client chooses "PayPal Express" as payment method, he initiates also a payment order to PayPal by clicking the button finalizing the order process. In this case, the Seller declares his acceptance of the Client's offer already at the time when the Client initiates the payment transaction by clicking the button finalizing the ordering process.


2.5 When submitting an offer via the Seller's online order form, the text of the contract is stored by the Seller after the contract has been concluded and transmitted to the Client in text form (e.g. email, fax or letter) after the order has been sent. The seller shall not make the contract text accessible beyond this. If the Client has set up a user account in the Seller's online shop prior to sending his order, the order data shall be stored on the Seller's website and can be accessed by the Client free of charge via his password-protected user account by specifying the corresponding login data.


2.6 Prior to submitting a binding order via the Seller's online order form, the Client may recognize input errors by reading attentively the information displayed on the screen. The enlargement function of the browser to enlarge the display on the screen may be an effective method for better recognizing input errors. The Client can correct all the data entered via the usual keyboard and mouse function during the electronic ordering process, until he clicks the button finalizing the ordering process.


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


2.8 Order processing and contacting usually takes place via email and automated order processing. It is the Client's responsibility to ensure that the email address he provides for the order processing is accurate so that emails sent by the Seller can be received at this address. Particularly, it is the Client`s responsibility, if SPAM filters are used, to ensure that all emails sent by the Seller or by third parties commissioned by the Seller with the order processing can be delivered.


3) Right to Cancel

3.1 Consumers are entitled to the right to cancel.


3.2 Detailed informations about the right to cancel are provided in the Seller's instruction on cancellation.


3.3 The right to cancel does not apply to consumers, who are no nationals of a member state of the European Union at the time of concluding the contract und whose exclusive domicile and delivery address were located outside of the European Union at the time of concluding the contract.


4) Prices and Payment Conditions

4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the Seller's product description, prices indicated are total prices including the statutory sales tax. Delivery costs, where appropriate, will be indicated separately in the respective product description.


4.2 Payment can be made using one of the methods mentioned in the Seller's online shop.


4.3 In case of delivery to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may incur in individual cases for which the Seller is not responsible and which have to be borne by the Client. This includes for example transfer fees charged by banking institutes (transfer charges, exchange fees) or import duties or taxes (customs). Such costs regarding money transfer may also incur, if delivery is not made in a country outside the European Union and the Client carries out the payment from a country outside the European Union.


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


4.5 When payments are made using a payment method offered by PayPal, handling of payments takes place via the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.a. r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter called "PayPal") subject to the PayPal terms of use which can be viewed at: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full. In case the client has no PayPal account, the conditions applicable for payments without PayPal account will be effective. They can be viewed at: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full.


4.6 When choosing the payment method "PayPal Credit" (instalment payment via PayPal), the Seller assigns his claims to PayPal. PayPal checks the creditworthiness using the transmitted client data prior to accepting the Seller's declaration of assignment. The Seller reserves the right to refuse the payment method "PayPal Credit" to the Client in case of a negative outcome of the credit assessment. If the payment method "PayPal Credit" is accepted by PayPal, the Client has to pay the purchase price to PayPal at conditions defined by the Seller and displayed in his online shop. In this case, he can only make payments with debt-discharging effect to PayPal. In the case of assignment of claims, the Seller remains responsible for general customer inquiries regarding inter alia goods, delivery period, dispatch, returns, complaints, cancellation notice, deliveries or credits.


5) Shipment and Delivery Conditions

5.1 Goods are generally delivered on dispatch route and to the delivery address indicated by the Client, unless agreed otherwise. During the processing of the transaction, the delivery address indicated in the Seller's order processing is decisive. However, in case the Client selects the payment method PayPal, the delivery address deposited with PayPal at the date of payment shall be decisive.


5.2 Should the assigned transport company return the goods to the Seller, because delivery to the Client was not possible, the Client bears the costs for the unsuccessful dispatch. This shall not apply, if the Client exercises his right to cancel effectively, if the delivery cannot be made due to circumstances beyond the Client's control or if he has been temporarily impeded to receive the offered service, unless the Seller has notified the Client about the service for a reasonable time in advance.


5.3 Personal collection is not possible for logistical reasons.


6) Reservation of Proprietary Rights

If the Seller provides advance deliveries, he retains title of ownership to the delivered goods, until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.


7) Warranty

7.1 Should the object of purchase be deficient, statutory provisions shall apply.


7.2 Deviating hereof regarding used goods: Claims for defects are excluded if the defect does not occur until one year after delivery of the goods. Defects that occur within one year of delivery of the goods can be asserted within the statutory limitation period. The shortening of the limitation period does not apply,

  • - for a product, which was not used, in accordance with its usual application, for building construction and which was the cause of the building's defectiveness,
  • - for claims for damages and reimbursement of expenses on the part of the Client, and
  • - if the Seller has fraudulently concealed the defect.

7.3 The Client is asked to notify any obvious transport damages to the forwarding agent and to inform the Seller accordingly. Should the Client fail to comply therewith, this shall not affect his statutory or contractual claims for defects.


8) Exemption in case of violation of third-party rights

If, apart from delivering the goods, the contract obliges the Seller to process those goods according to specifications defined by the Client, the Client has to ensure that contents made available to the Seller for purposes of processing do not violate third-party rights (for example copyrights and trademark rights. The Client shall indemnify the Seller from claims of third parties asserted against the Seller in connection with the violation of their rights by the Seller's contractual use of the Client's contents. The Client will meet any reasonable costs of necessary legal defense including all court and lawyer's fees according to the statutory rate. This shall not apply, if the Client is not responsible for the violation of rights. In case claims are asserted against the Seller, the Client shall be obliged to furnish the Seller promptly, truthfully and completely with all information that is necessary for the verification of the claims asserted and for a corresponding legal defense.


9) Redemption of campaign vouchers

9.1 Vouchers which are issued by the Seller free of charge, for a specific period of validity in the context of promotional activities and which cannot be purchased by the Client (hereinafter referred to as "campaign vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online shop and only within the indicated time period.


9.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher campaign, if such a restriction results from the conditions of the campaign voucher.


9.3 Campaign vouchers can only be redeemed prior to the conclusion of the order procedure. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.


9.4 In case of an order, several campaign vouchers can be redeemed.


9.5 The goods value should meet at least the amount of the campaign voucher. The Seller will not refund remaining assets.


9.6 If the value of the campaign voucher is not enough for the order, the Client may choose one of the remaining payment methods offered by the Seller to pay the difference.


9.7 The campaign voucher credit will not be redeemed in cash and is not subject to any interest.


9.8 The campaign voucher will not be redeemed, if the Client, in the context of his legal right to cancel, returns goods paid fully or partially by a campaign voucher.


9.9 Campaign vouchers are only intended for the use of the person designated on the voucher. Transferring the campaign voucher to a third party is not permitted. The Seller is entitled but not obliged to check the entitlement of the respective voucher owner.


10) Redemption of gift vouchers

10.1 Vouchers which can be purchased via the Seller's online shop (hereinafter referred to as "gift vouchers") can only be redeemed in the Seller's online shop, unless otherwise stipulated in the voucher.


10.2 Gift vouchers and remaining assets of gift voucher can be redeemed by the end of the third year following the year of the gift voucher purchase. Remaining assets will be credited to the Client's voucher account.


10.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed prior to the conclusion of the order procedure. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.


10.4 Gift vouchers can only be used for the purchase of goods and not for the purchase of other gift vouchers.


10.5 If the value of the gift voucher is not enough for the order, the Client may choose one of the remaining payment methods offered by the Seller to pay the difference.


10.6 The gift voucher credit will not be redeemed in cash and is not subject to any interest.


11) Applicable Law

11.1 The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to all legal relationships between the parties under exclusion of the laws governing the international purchase of movable goods. For consumers, this choice of law only applies to the extent that the granted protection is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the country, in which the consumer has his habitual residence.


11.2 Furthermore, this choice of law regarding the right to cancel does not apply to consumers, who are not nationals of a member state of the European Union at the time of concluding the contract and whose exclusive domicile and delivery address is located outside of the European Union at the time of concluding the contract.


12) Place of Jurisdiction

If the Client is a businessman, a legal entity of public law or a separate estate under public law with its seat in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Seller's place of business shall be the sole place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising from this contract.. If the Client is domiciled outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Seller's place of business shall be the sole place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising from this contract provided that the contract or claims from the contract can be assigned to the Client's professional or commercial activities. In any event however, regarding the aforementioned cases the Seller is entitled to call the court responsible for the seat of the Client.


13) Alternative dispute resolution

13.1 The EU Commission provides on its website the following link to the ODR platform: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.


This platform shall be a point of entry for out-of-court resolutions of disputes arising from online sales and service contracts concluded between consumers and traders.


13.2 The Seller is neither obliged nor prepared to attend a dispute settlement procedure before an alternative dispute resolution entity.


Cancellation terms

A consumer is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes which can predominantly neither be attributed to his commercial nor his self-employed professional activity.


Right of withdrawal

You have the right to revoke this contract within fourteen days without giving reasons. The withdrawal period shall be fourteen days from the date on which you or a third party other than the carrier designated by you have taken possession of the goods. In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, you must inform us (ASKYURSELF GmbH, Geibelstr. 28, 67063 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, phone: 0621/56071878, email: info@askyurself.com) of your decision to withdraw from this contract by means of a clear declaration (e.g. a letter, fax or email sent by post). You can use the attached model withdrawal form, which is not mandatory. In order to comply with their vocation period, it is sufficient that you send the notification of the exercise of the right of revocation before the expiry of their vocation period.


Consequences of cancellation

If you revoke this Agreement, we shall reimburse you immediately and no later than fourteen days from the date on which we received notice of your revocation of this Agreement for all payments we have received from you, including delivery charges (other than additional charges arising from your choice of a method of delivery other than the cheapest standard delivery offered by us). For this refund we will use the same payment method that you used for the original transaction, unless expressly agreed otherwise with you; in no case you will be charged for this repayment. We may refuse to refund until we have received the Goods back or until you have provided evidence that you have returned the Goods, whichever is earlier.

You must return or hand over the goods to us to ASKYURSELF GmbH, Geibelstr. 28, 67063 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, email: info@askyurself.com, immediately and in any case within fourteen days of the day on which you notify us of the cancellation of this contract at the latest. This period shall be deemed to have been observed if you dispatch the goods before the expiry of the fourteen-day period. You shall bear the direct costs of returning the goods. They shall be liable for any depreciation of the goods only if such depreciation is due to handling of the goods which is not necessary to examine their nature, properties and functionality.


Exclusion or premature expiry of the right of cancellation

The right of revocation does not apply to the following contracts

  • - the supply of goods which are not prefabricated and the manufacture of which is determined by an individual choice or destination made by the consumer or which are clearly tailored to the personal needs of the consumer;
  • - for the delivery of goods that can spoil quickly or whose expiration date would quickly be exceeded;
  • - the delivery of alcoholic beverages, the price of which was agreed at the time of conclusion of the contract, but which can be delivered no earlier than 30 days after conclusion of the contract and the current value of which depends on fluctuations in the market over which the trader has no control;
  • - for the delivery of newspapers, periodicals or magazines with the exception of subscription contracts.

Sample cancellation form

(If you want to cancel the contract, please fill out this form and send it back.)


To

ASKYURSELF GmbH
Geibelstr. 28
67063 Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Germany
email: info@askyurself.com


I/we (*) hereby cancel the contract concluded by me/us (*) for the purchase of the following goods (*)

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Ordered on (*) ____________ / received on (*) __________________

________________________________________________________ Name of consumer(s)

________________________________________________________ Address of consumer(s)

________________________________________________________ Signature of consumer(s) (only for paper-based notification)

_________________________ Date


(*) Delete as appropriate