General Terms and Conditions

Table of Contents

  1. Scope of Application
  2. Conclusion of the Contract
  3. Right to Cancel
  4. Prices and Payment Conditions
  5. Shipment and Delivery Conditions
  6. Rights of use to be granted for digital content
  7. Reservation of Proprietary Rights
  8. Warranty
  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 Galileo Music Communication 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 These General Terms and Conditions apply accordingly to the supply of digital content, unless expressly agreed otherwise.

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

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

1.5 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.

1.6 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 telephone, fax, e-mail or postal service.

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 e-mail); 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 In case of an order via the Seller’s online order form, the text of the contract will be stored by the Seller and will be sent to the Client in writing including these Terms and Conditions (for example via e-mail, fax or letter) after the Client has submitted his order. In addition, the text of the contract will be stored on the Seller's website and can be found by the Client via the password-protected customer account by entering the respective login information, provided that the Client has created a customer account in the Seller’s online shop prior to submitting his order.

2.5 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.

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

2.7 Order processing and contacting usually takes place via e-mail and automated order processing. It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure that the e-mail address he provides for the order processing is accurate so that e-mails 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 e-mails sent by the Seller or by third parties commissioned by the Seller with the order processing can be delivered.

2.8 When ordering data media unsuitable for minors (FSK or USK articles) [FSK= voluntary self regulation body of the movie industry, USK= [German entertainment software self-regulation], the ClientClient confirms by sending the order that he has reached the legal minimum age requirement and he undertakes to ensure that only he or an authorized adult person will receive the goods.

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.

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 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

4.4 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 deadline for pre-notification has expired. The direct debit will be collected when the ordered goods leave the seller's warehouse, but not before the deadline for pre-notification has expired. Pre-notification means any communication (e. g. invoice, policy, contract) of the Seller to the Client which announces a debit by means of SEPA direct debit. If the direct debit is not honored due to insufficient account coverage or due to the indication of an incorrect bank account, or if the Client objects to the debit, even though he is not entitled to do so, the Client shall bear the fees arising from the reversal of the respective bank, if he is responsible for this.

4.5 When choosing the payment method credit card, the invoice amount is immediately due when concluding the contract. Processing of the payment method credit card takes place in cooperation with secupay AG, Goethestr. 6, 01896 Pulsnitz (www.secupay.ag) to whom the Seller assigns his claims. Secupay AG debits the credit card account indicated by the Client with the invoice amount. In case of assignment, payments can only be made to secupay AG with debt-discharging effect. The credit will be debited immediately after the Client’s order has been submitted within the online ordering process. In case of choosing the method of payment direct debit via secupay AG , the Seller will remain responsible for general customer questions regarding for example the goods, delivery time, dispatch, returns, complaints, cancellation statements and its mailing or credit memos.

4.6 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

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.

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.

5.4 Digital content will be provided to the Client exclusively in electronic form as follows:

  • via download
  • by e-mail

5.5 Vouchers will be provided to the Client as follows:

  • by e-mail
  • by post

6) Rights of use to be granted for digital content

6.1 Unless otherwise stipulated in the description of contents displayed in the Seller's online shop, the Seller grants the client the non- exclusive right, unlimited in relation to place and time, to use the contents supplied for private and professional purposes.

6.2 The transmission of contents to third parties or the production of copies to third parties in a way not covered by the GTC is prohibited, unless the seller has consented to the transfer of the contractual license to third parties.

6.3 The granting of rights pursuant to section 158 (1) German Civil Law Code will only become effective, if the Client has paid the contractually stipulated compensation in full. The seller may allow the use of the contractual contents temporarily prior to this date. A transfer of rights does not take place via such a provisional permission.

7) 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.

8) Warranty

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

8.2 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.

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 Only one campaign voucher can be redeemed per order.

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 Only one gift voucher can be redeemed per order.

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

10.6 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.

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

11) Applicable Law

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.

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.

Last update 18.05.2018

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