General terms and conditions with customer information
table of contents
- conclusion of contract
- right of withdrawal
- Prices and terms of payment
- Delivery and shipping conditions
- retention of title
- Liability for defects (warranty)
- Redeeming promotional vouchers
- Redeeming Gift Vouchers
- Applicable Law
- Code of Conduct
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
1.1 These general terms and conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of Sivanujan Sivapatham, trading under "Tamilshop.de" (hereinafter "Seller"), apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter "Customer") with the Seller concludes 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 something else has been agreed.
1.2 These terms and conditions apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise expressly regulated.
1.3 A consumer within the meaning of these General Terms and Conditions is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor self-employed. 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 represent binding offers on the part of the seller, but serve to enable the customer to submit a binding offer.
2.2 The customer can submit the offer via the online order form integrated in 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 contract offer with regard to the goods contained in the shopping cart by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process.
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 email), whereby receipt of the order confirmation by the customer is decisive, or
- by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, whereby receipt of the goods by the customer is decisive, or
- by asking the customer to pay after placing his order.
If there are several of the above alternatives, the contract is concluded at the point in time when one of the above alternatives occurs first. The period for accepting the offer begins on the day after the customer has sent 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 is deemed to be a rejection of the offer with the result that the customer is no longer bound by his declaration of intent.
2.5 When submitting an offer via the seller's online order form, the text of the contract is 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 order has been sent. The seller does not make the contract text 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 called up free of charge by the customer via his password-protected user account by providing the corresponding login data.
2.6 Before submitting the 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 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 as part of the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks on the button that concludes the ordering process.
2.7 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.8 The order processing and contact usually takes 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 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 to process the order can be delivered.
2.9 When ordering alcoholic beverages, the customer confirms by submitting the order that he has reached the legally required minimum age. Using an age verification system, the seller ensures that the customer has reached the legally required minimum age. The goods are therefore only handed over after a successful age check and authentication of the customer.
3) Right of Withdrawal
3.1 Consumers are generally entitled to 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 terms of payment
4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the seller's product description, the prices quoted are total prices that include statutory sales tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs are specified separately in the respective product description.
4.2 The payment option(s) will be communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop.
4.3 If prepayment by bank transfer has been agreed, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed on a later due date.
4.4 If you select the "SOFORT" payment method, the payment will be processed by 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 activated online banking account for participation in "SOFORT", identify himself accordingly during the payment process and confirm the payment order to "SOFORT". The payment transaction is carried out immediately afterwards by "SOFORT" and the customer's bank account is debited. The customer can call up more detailed information on the "SOFORT" payment method on the Internet at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
4.5 If you select one of the payment methods offered via the "Shopify Payments" payment service, the payment will be processed by the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter "Stripe"). The individual payment methods offered via Shopify Payments are communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop. To process payments, Stripe can use other payment services for which special payment conditions may apply, to which the customer may be informed separately. Further information on "Shopify Payments" is available on the Internet at https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms-payments-de.
4.6 If you select a payment method offered via the "Klarna" payment service, the payment will be processed by Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). Further information and Klarna's terms and conditions can be found in the seller's payment information, which can be viewed at the following Internet address:
5) Delivery and shipping conditions
5.1 Goods are delivered 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 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 for the delivery if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. If the customer effectively exercises the right of cancellation, the regulation made in the seller's cancellation policy applies to the return costs.
5.3 The seller reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in the event of incorrect or improper delivery to himself. This only applies in the event that the non-delivery is not the responsibility of the seller and he has concluded a specific hedging transaction with the supplier with due diligence. The seller will use all reasonable efforts to procure the goods. In the case of unavailability or only partial availability of the goods, the customer will be informed immediately and the consideration will be refunded immediately.
5.4 Pickup is not possible for logistical reasons.
5.5 Vouchers are given to the customer as follows:
- by E-Mail
6) Retention of title
If the seller pays in advance, 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 If the customer acts as a consumer, he is asked to complain to the deliverer about delivered goods with obvious transport damage and to inform the seller of this. If the customer does not comply, this has no effect whatsoever on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.
8) Redemption of promotional vouchers
8.1 Vouchers that are issued free of charge by the seller as part of promotions with a specific period of validity and that cannot be purchased by the customer (hereinafter "promotional vouchers") can only be redeemed in the seller's online shop and only in the specified period.
8.2 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.
8.3 Individual products can be excluded from the voucher campaign if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.
8.4 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
8.5 Multiple promotional vouchers can be redeemed with one order.
8.6 The value of the goods must at least correspond to the amount of the promotional voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the seller.
8.7 If the value of the promotional voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.
8.8 The balance of a promotional voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
8.9 The campaign voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods that were paid for in whole or in part with the campaign voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
8.10 The promotional voucher is only intended for use by the person named on it. A transfer of the promotional voucher to third parties is excluded. The seller is entitled, but not obliged, to check the material entitlement of the respective voucher holder.
9) Redeeming Gift Certificates
9.1 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 the voucher states otherwise.
9.2 Gift vouchers and remaining balances of gift vouchers can be redeemed up to the end of the third year after the year of the voucher purchase. Remaining credit will be credited to the customer by the expiry date.
9.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
9.4 Multiple gift vouchers can be redeemed with one order.
9.5 Gift vouchers can only be used to purchase goods and cannot be used to purchase additional gift vouchers.
9.6 If the value of the gift voucher is not sufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be chosen to settle the difference.
9.7 The balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it earn interest.
9.8 The gift voucher is transferrable. The seller can pay with discharging effect to the respective owner who redeems the gift voucher in the seller's online shop. This does not apply if the seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-authorization, the legal incapacity or the lack of the right to represent the respective owner.
10) Governing Law
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies to all legal relationships between the parties, excluding the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. For consumers, this choice of law only applies insofar as the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
11) Code of Conduct
- The seller has submitted to the conditions of participation for the eCommerce initiative "Fairness in trade", which can be viewed on the Internet at https://www.fairness-im-handel.de/teilnahmebedingungen/.
- The seller has submitted to the Trusted Shops quality criteria, which can be viewed online at http://www.trustedshops.com/tsdocument/TS_QUALITY_CRITERIA_de.pdf.
12) Alternative Dispute Resolution
12.1 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 the out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts in which a consumer is involved.
12.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.