General Terms and Conditions
Table of contents
- Area of application
- Conclusion of contract
- Right of withdrawal
- Prices and terms of payment
- Delivery and shipping conditions
- Duration and termination of subscription contracts
- Retention of title
- Liability for defects (warranty)
- Special conditions for the processing of goods according to certain specifications of the customer
- Redemption of promotional vouchers
- Redemption of gift vouchers
- Applicable law
- Alternative dispute resolution
1) Scope of application
These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “GTC”) of Holmen Coffee Oy (hereinafter referred to as “Seller”) apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods concluded by a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter referred to as “Customer”) with the Seller with regard to the goods presented by the Seller in its online shop. The inclusion of the Customer’s own terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 These GTC apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise expressly agreed.
A consumer within the meaning of these GTC is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes which are predominantly neither commercial nor self-employed. 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.
Depending on the Seller’s product description, the subject of the contract may be both the purchase of goods by way of a one-off delivery and the purchase of goods by way of a permanent delivery (hereinafter “subscription contract”). In the case of a subscription contract, the seller undertakes to supply the customer with the contractually owed goods for the duration of the agreed contract term at the contractually owed time intervals.
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 for the submission of a binding offer by the Customer.
The customer can submit the offer via the online order form integrated in the Seller’s online shop. In doing so, after placing the selected goods in the virtual shopping basket and going through the electronic ordering process, the customer submits a legally binding contractual offer with regard to the goods contained in the shopping basket by clicking the button that concludes 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 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 is 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 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 an offer is made via the Seller’s online order form, the text of the contract is 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 shop before sending his order, the order data will 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.
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.
2.7 The German and English languages are available for the conclusion of the contract.
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 withdrawal.
3.2 More detailed information on the right of withdrawal can be found in the Seller’s instructions on withdrawal.
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
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.
In the case of deliveries to countries outside the European Union, further 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 shop.
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
The delivery of goods shall be made by dispatch to the delivery address provided 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.
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 shall not apply with regard to the costs for the return shipment if the customer effectively exercises his right of revocation. In the event of an effective exercise of the right of revocation by the customer, the provision made in the Seller’s revocation instructions shall apply to the return costs.
In the event of self-collection, 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 may collect the goods from the Seller’s registered office by arrangement with the Seller. In this case, no shipping costs will be charged.
5.4 Vouchers are provided to the customer as follows:
6) Duration and termination of subscription contracts
6.1 Subscription contracts are concluded for an indefinite period and may be terminated by the customer at any time without notice.
The right to extraordinary termination for good cause remains unaffected. Good cause shall be deemed to exist if the terminating party, taking into account all circumstances of the individual case and weighing the interests of both parties, cannot reasonably be expected to continue the contractual relationship until the agreed termination or until the expiry of a notice period.
6.3 Notice of termination shall be given in writing or in text form (e.g. by e-mail).
7) Retention of title
If the Seller makes advance performance, he shall retain title to the goods delivered until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.
8) Liability for defects (warranty)
8.1 If the purchased goods are defective, the provisions of the statutory liability for defects shall apply.
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 of this. If the customer does not comply with this, this shall have no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
9) Special conditions for the processing of goods according to certain specifications of the customer
If, according to the content of the contract, the Seller is also obliged to process 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 the processing, such as texts, images or graphics in the file formats, formatting, image and file sizes specified by the Seller and grant the Seller the necessary rights of use for this purpose. The customer alone shall be responsible for the procurement and acquisition of rights to this content. The customer declares and assumes responsibility that he has the right to use the content provided to the seller. In particular, he shall ensure that no rights of third parties are infringed thereby, in particular copyrights, trademark rights and personal rights.
The customer shall indemnify the seller against 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 content by the seller. In this context, the customer shall also bear the reasonable costs of the necessary legal defence, including all court costs and lawyers’ fees in the statutory amount. This shall 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 immediately, truthfully and completely with all information required for the examination of the claims and a defence.
The Seller reserves the right to refuse processing orders if the content provided by the Customer for this purpose violates statutory or official prohibitions or offends common decency. This applies in particular to the provision of anti-constitutional, racist, xenophobic, discriminatory, offensive, youth-endangering and/or violence-glorifying content.
10) Redemption of promotional vouchers
10.1 Vouchers which are issued free of charge by the Seller as part of promotions with a specific period of validity and which cannot be purchased by the Customer (hereinafter “Promotion Vouchers”) can only be redeemed in the Seller’s online shop and only during the specified period.
10.2 Individual products may be excluded from the voucher promotion if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the promotion voucher.
Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
10.4 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
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.
10.6 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.
10.7 The credit balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
10.8 The promotional voucher will 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.
The promotional voucher is only intended for use by the person named on it. Transfer of the promotional voucher to third parties is excluded. The Seller is entitled, but not obliged, to check the material eligibility of the respective voucher holder.
11) Redemption of gift vouchers
11.1 Gift vouchers that can be purchased through the Seller’s online shop (hereinafter “Gift Vouchers”) can only be redeemed in the Seller’s online shop, unless otherwise stated in the Gift Voucher.
Gift Vouchers and remaining balances of Gift Vouchers are redeemable until the end of the third year following the year of purchase of the Gift Voucher. Remaining balances will be credited to the customer until the expiry date.
Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process is completed. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
11.4 Several gift vouchers can be redeemed for one order.
11.5 Gift Vouchers can only be used to purchase Goods and cannot be used to purchase additional Gift Vouchers.
11.6 If the value of the Gift Voucher is insufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the Seller may be chosen to settle the difference.
11.7 The balance of a Gift Voucher will not be paid out in cash or earn interest.
The Gift Voucher is intended for use only by the person named on it. The Gift Voucher may not be transferred to any third party. The Seller is entitled, but not obliged, to verify the material eligibility of the relevant Gift Voucher Holder.
12) Applicable law
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.
Furthermore, this choice of law with regard to the statutory 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.
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.