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General terms and conditions with customer information
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Table of Contents
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1. Scope
2. Conclusion of contract
3. Right of Withdrawal
4. Prices and terms of payment
5. Terms of delivery and shipping
6. Grant of Use Rights for Digital Content
7. Retention of Title
8. Liability for Defects (Warranty)
9. Redeeming Promotional Vouchers
10. Redeeming Gift Certificates
11. Governing Law
12. Alternative Dispute Resolution


1) Scope
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "GTC") of Arlt Katharina, trading under "Katharina Arlt Illustration" (hereinafter "Seller"), apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter "Customer") with the seller 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 GTC shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of digital content, unless expressly agreed otherwise.
1.3 These General Terms and Conditions shall apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless expressly agreed otherwise.
1.4 A consumer within the meaning of these General Terms and Conditions is any natural person who enters into 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.
1.5 Digital content within the meaning of these terms and conditions is all data that is not on a physical data carrier, which is produced in digital form and made available by the seller under the granting of certain rights of use that are more precisely regulated in these terms and conditions.

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. Furthermore, the customer can also submit the offer to the seller by telephone, email 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 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 at which 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.
2.4 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.
2.5 Before submitting a 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.
2.6 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.7 Order processing and contact are usually made via email 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.

3) Right of Withdrawal
3.1 Consumers are generally entitled to a right of withdrawal.
3.2 Further information on the right of cancellation can be found in the seller's cancellation policy.
3.3 The right of withdrawal does not apply to consumers who do not belong to any member state of the European Union at the time the contract is concluded and whose sole place of residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time the contract is concluded.

4) Prices and terms of payment
4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the seller's product description, the prices quoted are total prices. Sales tax is not shown because the seller is a small business within the meaning of the UStG. Any additional delivery and shipping costs are specified separately in the respective product description.
4.2 For deliveries to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may arise 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 transfers by banks (e.g. transfer fees, exchange rate fees) or import duties or taxes (e.g. customs duties). Such costs can also be incurred in relation to the transfer of money 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.
4.4 If advance payment 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.
4.5 If you select the purchase on account payment method, the purchase price is due after the goods have been delivered and invoiced. In this case, the purchase price must be paid within 14 (fourteen) days of receipt of the invoice without deduction, unless otherwise agreed. The seller reserves the right to only offer the purchase on account payment method up to a certain order volume and to refuse this payment method if the specified order volume is exceeded. In this case, the seller will point out a corresponding payment restriction to the customer in his payment information in the online shop.

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 Collection by the customer is not possible for logistical reasons.
5.4 Digital content is provided to the customer exclusively in electronic form as follows:
- by email
5.5 Vouchers are given to the customer as follows:
- by email

6) Granting of usage rights for digital content
6.1 Unless otherwise stated in the content description in the seller's online shop, the seller grants the customer the non-exclusive, local and temporally unrestricted right to use the provided content exclusively for private purposes.
6.2 A transfer of the content to third parties or the creation of copies for third parties outside the scope of these GTC is not permitted unless the seller has agreed to a transfer of the contractual license to the third party.
6.3 The granting of rights only becomes effective when the customer has paid the contractually owed remuneration in full. The seller can provisionally allow the use of the contractual content even before this point in time. A transfer of rights does not take place through such a provisional permission.

7) Retention of title
If the seller pays in advance, he retains ownership of the delivered goods until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.

8) Liability for Defects (Warranty)
8.1 If the purchased item is defective, the statutory liability for defects shall apply.
8.2 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.

9) Redemption of promotional vouchers
9.1 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.
9.2 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.
9.3 Individual products can be excluded from the voucher campaign if a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.
9.4 Promotional vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
9.5 Only one promotional voucher can be redeemed per order.
9.6 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.
9.7 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.
9.8 The balance of a promotional voucher will neither be paid out in cash nor will interest be paid.
9.9 The campaign voucher will not be refunded if the customer returns the goods paid for in whole or in part with the campaign voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
9.10 The promotional voucher is transferrable. The seller can pay with discharging effect to the respective owner who redeems the promotional 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) Redeeming Gift Certificates
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 balances on gift vouchers can be redeemed up to the end of the third year following the year in which the voucher was purchased. Remaining credit will be credited to the customer by the expiry date.
10.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before completing the ordering process. Subsequent offsetting is not possible.
10.4 Only one gift voucher can be redeemed per order.
10.5 Gift Vouchers can only be used to purchase Goods and cannot be used to purchase further Gift Vouchers.
10.6 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.
10.7 The balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor does it bear interest.
10.8 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.

11) Governing Law
11.1 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.
11.2 Furthermore, this choice of law with regard to the statutory right of withdrawal does not apply to consumers who do not belong to any member state of the European Union at the time the contract is concluded and whose sole place of residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time the contract is concluded.

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.