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Gen­er­al Terms of Sales and Ser­vice of the eu­roTECH Ver­triebs GmbH
(as of 06/2013)


§ 1 Scope of application

  1. Our Gen­er­al Terms and Con­di­tions (GTC) ap­ply ex­clu­sive­ly, and with­out fur­ther for­mal no­tice, to all fu­ture prod­uct de­liv­er­ies and ser­vices that we per­form for the cus­tomer. We do not ac­cept op­pos­ing or de­vi­at­ing terms and con­di­tions of the cus­tomer, un­less we had ex­plic­it­ly agreed in writ­ing to their ap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty. This al­so ap­plies if we per­form the de­liv­ery un­con­di­tion­al­ly in aware­ness of op­pos­ing or de­vi­at­ing con­di­tions of the cus­tomer.

  2. Our GTC ap­ply on­ly in re­la­tion to en­trepreneurs, le­gal en­ti­ties un­der pub­lic law or spe­cial funds un­der pub­lic law with­in the mean­ing of Ar­ti­cle 310, Para­graph (1) of BGB (Bürg­er­lich­es Geset­zbuch [Civ­il Code]).


§ 2 Offer and closing of contract 

  1. Our of­fers are sub­ject to change, un­less they are ex­plic­it­ly des­ig­nat­ed as “bin­d­ing”. The cus­tomer is bound to his or­der for four weeks. The con­tract is con­­clud­ed ei­ther by our writ­ten ac­cep­tance of the of­fer, con­fir­ma­tion of the or­der or up­­on the ship­ment of goods.

  2. The cus­tomer de­clares its con­sent that we will ob­tain in­for­ma­tion about his cred­it­­wor­thi­­ness and fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion. In the case of neg­a­tive in­for­ma­tion, we re­serve the right to de­liv­er the prod­ucts on­ly against pre-pay­ment. If fi­nanc­ing by third par­ties is in­tend­ed, we may re­quest ver­i­fi­ca­tion of the fi­nanc­ing pri­or to the de­liv­er­y as well.

  3. Fig­ures, de­scrip­tions, mea­sure­ment and quan­ti­ty spec­i­fi­ca­tions are on­ly bind­ing if this has been agreed in writ­ing with the cus­tomer in ad­vance. The na­ture of the ser­vice to be per­formed by us is based sole­ly on the writ­ten con­trac­tu­al doc­u­­ments. Changes in de­sign and ma­te­ri­al re­main re­served, in­so­far as these changes are not of fun­da­men­tal na­ture and the pur­pose of the ser­vice to be pro­vid­ed to the cus­tomer ac­cord­ing to the con­tract is not af­fect­ed.

  4. If the cus­tomer in­tends to change the con­trac­tu­al­ly agreed scope of the ser­vice to be per­formed by us, he shall ex­press this change re­quest to us in writ­ing. The costs of the work in­curred there­by (e. g. draft­ing of a change pro­pos­al, stand-still pe­ri­ods, etc.) shall be borne by the cus­tomer as far as we com­ply with his re­quest for change.


§ 3 Quan­ti­ty and mea­sure­ments spec­i­fi­ca­tions, obli­ga­tion to co-op­er­ate

  1. With the con­clu­sion of this con­tract, the cus­tomer con­firms that all quan­ti­ties and mea­sure­ments in his or­ders are based on his own spec­i­fi­ca­tions that have been ver­i­fied by him. If de­vi­a­tions from the cus­tomer’s spec­i­fi­ca­tions arise sub­­se­quen­t­­ly, ad­di­tion­al costs in­curred due to this will be at the cus­tomer’s ex­pense..

  2. The cus­tomer shall ap­point a tech­ni­cal­ly com­pe­tent con­tact per­son who shall pro­vide us with the re­quired in­for­ma­tion and who can make or an­nounce the nec­es­sary de­ci­sions for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the con­tract or­der with­out de­lay.

  3. The cus­tomer shall cre­ate all the con­di­tions to al­low for a prop­er im­ple­men­ta­tion of the con­tract or­der. In par­tic­u­lar, the cus­tomer shall en­sure that all the nec­es­sar­y co­op­er­a­tion on his part or on part of his agents will be ful­filled on time to the re­quired ex­tent and free of charge for us.

  4. If the im­ple­men­ta­ti­on of the contract or­der re­qui­res the chan­ge or ex­pan­si­on of the cust­o­m­er’s soft­ware, he shall pro­vi­de a re­s­pon­si­ble, qua­li­fied em­ployee of his com­pa­ny for im­ple­men­ting the chan­ge.

  5. If the ope­ra­ti­on of a ma­chi­ne of the cust­o­m­er is re­qui­red for the im­ple­men­ta­ti­on of the contract or­der, the cust­o­m­er shall pro­vi­de re­s­pon­si­ble, qua­li­fied ope­ra­ting per­son­nel of his com­pa­ny.

  6. The cust­o­m­er shall ma­de avail­able the cust­o­m­er-spe­ci­fic do­cu­ments ne­cessa­ry for the im­ple­men­ta­ti­on and other re­qui­red in­ter­nal in­for­ma­ti­on of the com­pa­ny to us, even wi­thout a spe­cial re­quest.

  7. The cust­o­m­er is lia­ble for de­lays or er­rors in the contract or­der im­ple­men­ta­ti­on if the­se re­sult from per­for­mance da­ta, from wrong or in­com­ple­te ser­vice da­ta sub­­­mit­ted by him or any other cir­cum­stan­ces he is re­s­pon­si­ble for.


§ 4 Prices, conditions of payment

  1. Un­less agreed other­wi­se, our pri­ces ap­p­ly “ex fac­to­ry”. Costs for pa­cka­ging, cus­­toms, un­loa­ding, set­ting up, etc. will be in­voiced se­pa­ra­te­ly.

  2. The sta­tu­to­ry va­lue ad­ded tax is not in­clu­ded in our pri­ces; it will be shown se­pa­­ra­te­­ly in the sta­tu­to­ry amount on the in­voice on the day of in­voi­cing.

  3. The de­duc­tion of dis­count re­qui­res a spe­cial writ­ten agree­ment.

  4. Un­less agreed other­wi­se, the pri­ce to be paid by the cust­o­m­er (wi­thout de­­duc­­ti­on) will be­co­me due for pay­ment wi­t­hin 30 days from the in­voice date. The sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons con­cerning the con­se­quen­ces of de­lay­ed pay­ment ap­p­ly.


§ 5 Delivery times, periods, partial deliveries 

  1. Bin­ding de­li­very ti­mes and sche­du­led dates re­qui­re our writ­ten con­fir­ma­ti­on, which may al­so be is­sued by fax or email. The pe­ri­ods start upon the cust­o­m­er’s re­ce­ipt of the con­fir­ma­ti­on and for purcha­se contracts the­se are un­ders­tood as the ti­me of ship­ment ex fac­to­ry and for ser­vice contracts as the ti­me of com­ple­ti­on. The start of the spe­ci­fied pe­ri­od pre­sup­po­ses the cla­ri­fi­ca­ti­on of all tech­ni­cal ques­ti­ons, the ti­me­ly ful­fil­ment of the cust­o­m­er’s ob­li­ga­ti­ons as well as the avail­a­bi­li­ty of the do­cu­ments and ap­pro­vals to be pro­vi­ded by him. Any chan­ges to the im­ple­men­ta­ti­on, which are re­quested by the cust­o­m­er af­ter the con­clu­si­on of the contract, will pro­long the de­li­very ti­mes and sche­du­led dates ac­cor­dingly. We re­ser­ve the plea of the unf­ul­fil­led contract.

  2. Events that are not wi­t­hin our re­s­pon­si­bi­li­ty (in par­ti­cu­lar strike, acts of god and la­te sup­p­ly to us) will pro­long the agreed de­li­very pe­ri­ods and sche­du­led dates for the du­ra­ti­on of the de­lay in ad­di­ti­on to an ap­pro­pria­te start-up pe­ri­od. The cust­o­m­er shall be in­for­med of the­se cir­cum­stan­ces im­me­dia­te­ly; should the de­lay per­sist for lon­ger than three months, the cust­o­m­er will be en­t­it­led to wi­th­draw from the contract af­ter set­ting ap­pro­pria­te gra­ce pe­ri­ods, in­so­far as it is not yet ful­fil­led. This right is al­so gran­ted to us, whe­re­as the set­ting of a gra­ce pe­ri­od is not re­qui­red in that ca­se.

  3. If we are re­leased from our ob­li­ga­ti­on to per­for­mance ac­cor­ding to the above pa­ra­graph or if the de­li­very pe­ri­od or the agreed in­dem­ni­fi­ca­ti­on date ex­tends, the cust­o­m­er will not ha­ve any claims to da­ma­ge com­pen­sa­ti­on.

  4. Un­less other­wi­se agreed by contract, par­ti­al de­li­ve­ries by us are per­mis­si­ble, as well as de­li­ve­ries pri­or to the ex­pi­ra­ti­on of the agreed de­li­very pe­ri­od.

  5. Call or­ders agreed with the cust­o­m­er shall be pla­ced by him by calls at the la­test wi­t­hin twel­ve months in ab­sence of other agree­ments. If this does not ta­ke place, we will be en­t­it­led to pass on pri­ce in­crea­ses to the cust­o­m­er, which ha­ve oc­­cur­red me­anw­hi­le.

  6. If the cust­o­m­er is in de­lay with ac­cep­tan­ce or if he ne­gli­gent­ly bre­aches his other co­ope­ra­ti­on du­ties, we will be en­t­it­led to de­mand com­pen­sa­ti­on of the da­mages re­sul­ting in this re­spect, in­clu­ding any ad­di­tio­nal ex­pen­ses. Fur­ther claims or rights re­main re­ser­ved. The risk of ac­ci­den­tal loss or ac­ci­den­tal de­te­rio­ra­ti­on of the pro­ducts will be trans­fer­red to the cust­o­m­er at the ti­me when he starts to be in de­lay with the ac­cep­tan­ce of the pro­ducts or when he has en­t­e­red debtor’s de­fault.

  7. We are lia­ble pur­suant to the le­gal re­gu­la­ti­ons, in­so­far as the un­der­ly­ing contract is a fi­xed tran­sac­tion in the de­fi­ni­ti­on of Ar­ti­cle 286, Pa­ra­graph (2) No. 4 of BGB or Ar­ti­cle 376 of HGB (Han­dels­ge­setz­buch [Com­mer­ci­al Code]). We are al­so lia­ble pur­suant to the le­gal re­gu­la­ti­ons, in­so­far as the cust­o­m­er is en­t­it­led to claim frus­tra­ti­on of his in­te­rest in the fur­ther contract ful­fil­ment as a con­se­quence of a de­lay of de­li­very that is in our re­s­pon­si­bi­li­ty.

  8. We are fur­ther­mo­re lia­ble pur­suant to the le­gal re­gu­la­ti­ons, in­so­far as the de­lay of de­li­very is cau­sed by an in­ten­tio­nal or gross ne­gli­gent breach of contract for which we are re­s­pon­si­ble; ne­gli­gence of our re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves of agents shall be at­tri­bu­ted to us. If the de­lay of de­li­very is cau­sed by a gross ne­gli­gent breach of contract for which we are re­s­pon­si­ble, our da­ma­ge com­pen­sa­ti­on lia­bi­li­ty is lim­it­ed to the fo­re­see­able, ty­pi­cal­ly ari­sing da­ma­ge.

  9. We will al­so be lia­ble pur­suant to the le­gal re­gu­la­ti­ons, in­so­far as the de­lay of de­li­very wi­t­hin our re­s­pon­si­bi­li­ty is cau­sed by the ne­gli­gent breach of an es­sen­ti­al contract du­ty; in that ca­se howe­ver the da­ma­ge com­pen­sa­ti­on lia­bi­li­ty is li­mi­ted to the fo­re­see­able, ty­pi­cal­ly ari­sing da­ma­ge.

  10. Fur­ther­mo­re, in ca­se of a de­lay of de­li­very we are lia­ble for each com­ple­ted week of de­lay in the scope of a lump-sum de­lay com­pen­sa­ti­on amoun­ting to 3% of the de­li­very va­lue, but no mo­re than 15% of the de­li­very va­lue.


§ 6 Transfer of risk 

  1. Un­less de­ter­mi­ned other­wi­se, de­li­very “ex fac­to­ry” is agreed. The risk – in­clu­ding the risk of con­fis­ca­ti­on – will be trans­fer­red to the cust­o­m­er in all ca­ses, al­so if the de­li­very is free of freight char­ges, upon the han­do­ver of the de­li­very ob­ject to the trans­port per­son. This al­so ap­p­lies if we car­ry out the trans­port our­sel­ves. If the ship­ping is de­lay­ed for re­a­sons wi­t­hin the cust­o­m­er’s sphe­re, the risk will be trans­fer­red to the cust­o­m­er al­re­a­dy at the ti­me of the no­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of the re­a­d­i­­ness for ship­ment.

  2. In ab­sence of op­po­sing agree­ments, we will de­ter­mi­ne the kind and man­ner of the pa­cka­ging and the ship­ment. If the cust­o­m­er re­quests it in wri­ting, we will co­ver the de­li­very through a trans­port in­suran­ce at his own ex­pen­se.

  3. Un­der ser­vice contracts, the risk will be trans­fer­red to the cust­o­m­er upon ac­cep­t­an­ce.


§ 7 Reservation of the title

  1. The pro­ducts will re­main our pro­per­ty un­til all claims in our en­t­it­le­ment from the busi­ness re­la­ti­ons­hip with the cust­o­m­er are ful­fil­led. In ca­se the be­ha­viour of the cust­o­m­er is re­s­pon­si­ble for the vio­la­ti­on of the contract, es­pe­cial­ly in ca­se of de­­fault in pay­ment, we are en­t­it­led to ta­ke back the pro­ducts, which shall be con­­si­d­e­red as a wi­th­dra­wal from the contract.

  2. In case of at­tach­ments or oth­er in­ter­fer­ence by third par­ties, the cus­tomer shall im­me­di­ate­ly no­ti­fy us there­of in writ­ing, so that we can file third-par­ty pro­ceed­ings ac­cord­ing to Ar­ti­cle 771 of ZPO (Zivil­prozes­sor­d­nung [Code of Civ­il Pro­ce­­dure]).

  3. The cus­tomer may on­ly re­sell the prod­ucts sub­ject to the reser­va­tion of ti­tle in the course of or­di­nary busi­ness and on­ly for as long as he is not in de­fault in re­la­tion to us; how­ev­er at the pre­sent time the cus­tomer as­signs all claims to us in the amount of the fi­nal in­voice (plus VAT), which arise against his buy­ers or third par­ties on ba­sis of the re­sale, and specif­i­cal­ly re­gard­less of whether the prod­ucts have been resold with­out or af­ter pro­cess­ing. The cus­tomer will re­main en­ti­tled for the re­cov­ery of this claim al­so af­ter the as­sign­ment. Our au­thor­is­a­­tion to re­cov­er this claim di­rect­ly re­mains un­af­fect­ed by it. How­ev­er, we un­der­­take to re­frain from do­ing so for as long as the cus­tomer ful­fils its pay­ment ob­li­­ga­­tions from the col­lect­ed pro­ceeds and does not en­ter pay­ment de­fault, and for as long as an ap­pli­ca­tion for the open­ing of in­sol­ven­cy pro­ceed­ings has not been filed and no mora­to­ri­um on pay­ments is pre­sent. If this is the case how­ev­er, we may de­mand that the cus­tomer dis­clos­es the as­signed claims and debtors to us, pro­vides all in­for­ma­tion nec­es­sary for col­lec­tion, sur­ren­ders the re­lat­ed doc­u­­ments, and no­ti­fies the debtors (third par­ties) of the as­sign­ment..

  4. The pro­cess­ing or mod­i­fi­ca­tion of the prod­ucts by the cus­tomer is al­ways done for us. If the prod­ucts are pro­cessed to­geth­er with oth­er ob­jects that are not our prop­er­ty, we will ob­tain co-own­er­ship of the new ob­ject in the pro­por­tion of the prod­uct’s val­ue (fi­nal in­voice amount plus VAT), rel­a­tive to the oth­er pro­cessed ob­jects at the time of the pro­cess­ing. Fur­ther­more, the same ap­plies to the ob­ject cre­at­ed by pro­cess­ing in the same way as for the prod­ucts de­liv­ered with re­ser­­va­­tion of the ti­tle.

  5. If the prod­uct is in­sep­a­ra­bly com­bined with oth­er ob­jects that are not our prop­er­­ty, we will ob­tain co-own­er­ship of the new ob­ject in the pro­por­tion of the pro­duct’s val­ue rel­a­tive to the oth­er com­bined ob­jects at the time of the com­bin­ing. If the com­bin­ing takes place in such a way that the cus­tomer’s ob­ject must be con­sid­ered the pri­ma­ry ob­ject, it is agreed that the cus­tomer will tran­s­fer co-own­er­ship pro­por­tion­al­ly to us. The cus­tomer will hold the re­sult­ing sole own­er­ship or co-own­er­ship for us.

  6. The cus­tomer as­signs to se­cure our claims against him his claims against a third par­ty which arise through the com­bi­na­tion of the prod­ucts sub­ject to the re­ser­­va­­tion of the ti­tle with a prop­er­ty.

  7. We com­mit our­selves to re­lease the se­cu­ri­ties due up­on de­mand of the cus­tomer in­so­far as the re­al­iz­able val­ue of our se­cu­ri­ty ex­ceeds the se­cured claims by more than 10% where­as the se­lec­tion of the se­cu­ri­ties to be re­leased is at our dis­­­cre­­tion.


§ 8 Liability for defects, damage compensation 

  1. Claims of de­fects of the cus­tomer pre­sup­pose that he has prop­er­ly ful­filled his obli­ga­tions for in­spec­tion and no­ti­fi­ca­tion of de­fects, which are in ac­cor­dance with Ar­ti­cle 377 of HGB.

  2. We do not pro­vide a guar­an­tee for used prod­ucts, un­less we are li­able for fraud­u­­lent in­tent or ac­cord­ing to the fol­low­ing para­graph (6). For new ob­jects, the cus­­to­mer is ini­tial­ly lim­it­ed to make rec­ti­fi­ca­tion in case a ma­te­ri­al de­fect is pre­­sent, where­as we re­serve the choice of sup­ple­men­tary per­for­mance. In case the sup­ple­men­tary per­for­mance fails, the cus­tomer has the right at his dis­cre­tion to ap­ply re­duc­tions or to with­draw from the con­tract.

  3. We are en­ti­tled to refuse sup­ple­men­tary per­for­mance if it in­volves dis­­pro­­por­­tio­­nal costs for us. In that case, the pur­chas­er may de­mand the re­­duc­­tion of the agreed price or the re­ver­sal of the con­tract in­stead of the sup­ple­men­tary per­­for­­mance.

  4. We are li­able pur­suant to the le­gal reg­u­la­tions, in­so­far as the cus­tomer rais­es dam­age com­pen­sa­tion claims which are based on in­tent or gross neg­li­gence by us, our rep­re­sen­ta­tives or agents. If no in­ten­tion­al breach of con­tract is pre­sent, the dam­age com­pen­sa­tion li­a­bil­i­ty is lim­it­ed to the fore­see­able, typ­i­cal­ly aris­ing dam­age.

  5. We are li­able pur­suant to the le­gal reg­u­la­tions, in­so­far as we, our rep­re­sen­ta­tives or agents com­mit a neg­li­gent breach of an es­sen­tial con­tract du­ty; how­ev­er, in that case the dam­age com­pen­sa­tion li­a­bil­i­ty is lim­it­ed to the fore­see­able, typ­i­cal­ly aris­ing dam­age. Es­sen­tial con­tract du­ties are those re­sult­ing from the na­ture of the re­spec­tive con­tract and which en­dan­ger the achieve­ment of the con­tract’s pur­pose if vi­o­lat­ed.

  6. The li­a­bil­i­ty for cul­pa­ble in­jury to life, body or health re­mains un­af­fect­ed; this al­so ap­plies to the manda­to­ry li­a­bil­i­ty un­der the Prod­uct Li­a­bil­i­ty Act.

  7. Li­a­bil­i­ty is ex­clud­ed as far as not agreed oth­er­wise in the para­graph above.

  8. The lim­i­ta­tion pe­ri­od for claims of de­fects is 12 months cal­cu­lat­ed from the date of the trans­fer of risk. The statu­to­ry lim­i­ta­tion pe­ri­od in the case of re­course for de­liv­ery pur­suant to Ar­ti­cles 478 and 479 of BGB and in the cas­es of Ar­ti­cle 438, Para­graph (1) No. 2 and Ar­ti­cle 634 a) Para­graph (1) No. 2 re­mains un­af­fect­ed. This al­so ap­plies in the cas­es of the above para­graphs (4) to (6).

  9. Any li­a­bil­i­ty for dam­age com­pen­sa­tion in ex­cess of the pro­vi­sions in the above para­graphs is ex­clud­ed – re­gard­less of the le­gal na­ture of the as­sert­ed claim. This ap­plies in par­tic­u­lar to dam­age com­pen­sa­tion claims re­sult­ing from neg­li­gence up­on the con­clu­sion of the con­tract, due to oth­er breach­es of du­ty or for tor­tu­ous com­pen­sa­tion claims for prop­er­ty dam­ages ac­cord­ing to Ar­ti­cle 823 of BGB. This lim­i­ta­tion al­so ap­plies in­so­far as the cus­tomer de­mands the com­pen­sa­tion of use­less ex­pens­es in­stead of his claim for dam­age com­pen­sa­tion in lieu per­for­mance. As far as li­a­bil­i­ty for dam­ages against us is ex­clud­ed or lim­it­ed, this shall al­so ap­ply re­gard­ing the per­son­al dam­age com­pen­sa­tion li­a­bil­i­ty of our em­ploy­ees, rep­re­sen­ta­tives and agents.


§ 9 Software, liability for data loss 

  1. If we are li­able for dam­age com­pen­sa­tion pur­suant to the above § 8, our li­a­bil­i­ty for da­ta loss is lim­it­ed to the typ­i­cal restora­tion costs which would have oc­curred dur­ing reg­u­lar and com­plete cre­ation of back­up copies of the en­tire da­ta, struc­tures and pro­grams.

  2. If the use of soft­ware prod­ucts of third par­ties is in­clud­ed in our scope of ser­vice, the cus­tomer ac­knowl­edges the terms of use/li­cense of the hold­er of rights to this soft­ware al­ready at the pre­sent time. These use/li­cense terms will be made avail­able to him up­on re­quest. We are not re­spon­si­ble for fail­ures of func­tions which are re­lat­ed or linked to op­er­at­ing sys­tem en­vi­ron­ments and op­er­at­ing sys­tem con­fig­u­ra­tions in­stalled at the cus­tomer’s site. Our li­a­bil­i­ty is al­so ex­­clud­ed in case of non-com­pat­i­bil­i­ty of the soft­ware pro­gram with the cus­­tom­er’s hard­ware and/or soft­ware, un­less we have per­formed the con­sult­ing ser­­vic­es in this re­gard ac­cord­ing to writ­ten agree­ment.


§ 10 Assignment, offsetting, retention 

  1. The cus­tomer is not en­ti­tled to as­sign or trans­fer claims against us or rights from the busi­ness re­la­tion­ship to third par­ties with­out our con­sent. The same ap­plies to claims and rights aris­ing against us di­rect­ly by act of law.

  2. The cus­tomer is en­ti­tled to rights to off­set­ting on­ly if his counter-claims have been valid­ly found, are undis­put­ed or ac­knowl­edged by us.

  3. The cus­tomer is on­ly au­tho­rised to ex­er­cise a right to re­ten­tion if his coun­t­er-­claim is based on the same con­trac­tu­al re­la­tion­ship.


§ 11 Contracting of third parties 

  1. We are en­ti­tled, even with­out pri­or con­sent of the cus­tomer, to pass on the con­­tract or parts of it to third par­ties.

  2. In these cas­es, we are li­able for the third par­ty as we are for an agent of our own.


§ 12 Place of performance, place of jurisdiction, applicable law 

  1. Place of per­for­mance and place of ju­ris­dic­tion for dis­putes with busi­ness peo­ple, le­gal en­ti­ties un­der pub­lic law or pub­lic-law spe­cial as­sets is our head of­fice. In ad­di­tion, we have the right to sue the cus­tomer al­so at the place of its head of­fice.

  2. The laws of the Fed­er­al Re­pub­lic of Ger­many ap­ply; the ap­pli­ca­tion of the UN Con­ven­tion on Con­tracts for the In­ter­na­tion­al Sale of Goods is ex­clud­ed.

  3. Should one of the above pro­vi­sions be or be­come in­valid, the va­lid­i­ty of the re­main­ing pro­vi­sions will re­main un­af­fect­ed by it.



Gen­er­al Terms of Pur­chas­ing of the eu­roTECH Ver­triebs GmbH
(Stand 06/2013)


§ 1 Scope of application

  1. Our Gen­er­al Terms and Con­di­tions (GTC) ap­ply to the pur­chas­ing of goods and the com­mis­sion­ing of ser­vices ac­cord­ing to the stip­u­la­tion of the con­tract con­­clud­ed be­tween the sup­pli­er and us.

  2. Our GTC ap­ply ex­clu­sive­ly and with­out fur­ther for­mal no­tice to all fu­ture or­ders to the sup­pli­er. We do not ac­cept de­vi­at­ing terms and con­di­tions of the sup­pli­er, un­less we had ex­plic­it­ly agreed in writ­ing to their ap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty. Our GTC al­so ap­ply if we ac­cept the ser­vice un­con­di­tion­al­ly in aware­ness of the sup­pli­er’s terms and con­di­tions in op­po­si­tion to or de­vi­at­ing from our gen­er­al terms of con­di­tions.

  3. Our GTC ap­ply on­ly in re­la­tion to en­trepreneurs, le­gal en­ti­ties un­der pub­lic law or specil funds un­der pub­lic law with­in the mean­ing of Ar­ti­cle 310, Para­graph (1) of BGB (Bürg­er­lich­es Geset­zbuch [Civ­il Code]).


§ 2 Order and offer documents

  1. If we sub­mit an of­fer along with our or­der, the of­fer may on­ly be ac­cept­ed with­in two weeks. Or­ders placed ver­bal­ly will on­ly take ef­fect with the re­ceipt of our writ­ten con­fir­ma­tion. If the sup­pli­er is­sues an or­der con­fir­ma­tion, he shall in­­di­­cate our or­der num­ber on it.

  2. We re­serve all the own­er­ship and copy­rights for il­lus­tra­tions, draw­ings and oth­er doc­u­ments; they may not be made ac­ces­si­ble to third par­ties with­out ex­plic­it writ­ten ap­proval. Af­ter pro­cess­ing of the or­der, these doc­u­ments shall be re­­turned to us with­out re­quest.


§ 3 Prices and conditions of payment

  1. The price spec­i­fied in our or­der is bind­ing. It in­cludes, un­less oth­er­wise agreed in writ­ing, the de­liv­ery “free domi­cile” as well as the pack­ag­ing. The sup­pli­er is ob­li­­gat­ed to take back the pack­ag­ing if we re­quest him to do so.

  2. All prices are net prices plus the statu­to­ry val­ue added tax. We can on­ly pro­cess in­voic­es if they spec­i­fy the or­der num­ber in­di­cat­ed in our or­der in ac­cor­dance with the re­quire­ments; the sup­pli­er is re­spon­si­ble for all the con­se­quences re­­sult­ing from non-com­pli­ance with this obli­ga­tion.

  3. Un­less oth­er­wise agreed in writ­ing, we will pay the in­voiced amount with­in 14 days, cal­cu­lat­ed from the de­liv­ery and re­ceipt of the in­voice, with 2% dis­count or in the net amount with­in 30 days from the re­ceipt of the in­voice.

  4. We are en­ti­tled to rights of off­set­ting and re­ten­tion with­in the le­gal ex­tent, and claims against us may on­ly be trans­ferred to third par­ties on­ly with our writ­ten con­sent.


§ 4 Delivery time

  1. The de­liv­ery time spec­i­fied by us is bind­ing, any dead­lines will start up­on the re­­ceipt of the or­der by the sup­pli­er.

  2. The sup­pli­er shall in­form us im­me­di­ate­ly in writ­ing if he is un­able to meet the agreed de­liv­ery date, where­as our rights aris­ing from a de­lay of per­for­mance re­­main un­af­fect­ed by this in­for­ma­tion obli­ga­tion.

  3. If the sup­pli­er is in de­lay with the de­liv­ery, he shall pay 0.1% of con­trac­tu­al pen­al­­ty for each work­ing day on which he is in de­lay but no more than 10% of the or­der amount. The en­force­ment of statu­to­ry claims for de­lay of the per­for­mance re­mains un­af­fect­ed.


§ 5 Transfer of risk

  1. Un­der pur­chase agree­ments, the risk will be trans­ferred to us on­ly up­on our re­­ceipt of the goods.

  2. Un­der ser­vice con­tracts, the risk will be trans­ferred to us af­ter an ex­plic­it ac­­cep­t­ance in form of an ac­­cep­t­ance pro­to­col.


§ 6 Properties and quality of the goods

  1. The sup­pli­er guar­an­tees that his goods com­ply with the rel­e­vant laws, di­rec­tives and DIN stan­dards. The goods, if re­quired, must bear a CE mark­ing and must be CE com­pli­ant.

  2. The sup­pli­er guar­an­tees that the goods con­form to the spec­i­fi­ca­tions stat­ed in our or­ders (in­clud­ing pos­si­ble draw­ings).

  3. The sup­pli­er shall main­tain a qual­i­ty as­sur­ance sys­tem, which specif­i­cal­ly in­­­cludes the per­pet­u­a­tion of the com­mon qual­i­ty stan­dards, reg­u­lar qual­i­ty in­­spec­­tions and an out­go­ing goods con­trol. The sup­pli­er shall pre­pare records about this and pro­vide these to us up­on re­quest.


§ 7 Supplier’s liability for defects

  1. We are en­ti­tled to the statu­to­ry claims for de­fects to full ex­tent. In par­tic­u­lar, we are en­ti­tled to de­mand the re­moval of de­fects or the de­liv­ery of a new ob­ject of ser­vice from the sup­pli­er at our dis­cre­tion. We ex­press­ly re­serve the as­ser­tion of the right to dam­age com­pen­sa­tion, al­so dam­age com­pen­sa­tion in lieu of per­­for­­mance, for ev­ery de­gree of fault in full ac­cor­dance with the statu­to­ry pro­vi­­sions.

  2. The lim­i­ta­tion pe­ri­od for claims of de­fects is three years, un­less longer statu­to­ry pe­ri­ods are man­dat­ed. It will be­gin with the trans­fer of risk.


§ 8 Supplier’s liability for damages

  1. The sup­pli­er is li­able to us for all dam­ages which are caused by him or his agents, in the full amount and for ev­ery de­gree of fault in ac­cor­dance with the statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions.

  2. The risk for trans­port dam­ages will be borne by the sup­pli­er.

  3. If a third par­ty has a claim against us aris­ing from prod­uct li­a­bil­i­ty, the sup­pli­er shall in­dem­ni­fy us for claims of the third par­ty (in­clud­ing the costs of a nec­es­sary re­call ac­tion) and shall com­pen­sate us for all dam­ages and ex­pens­es in case he is re­spon­si­ble for the rea­son caus­ing li­a­bil­i­ty.

  4. The lim­i­ta­tion pe­ri­od of our dam­age com­pen­sa­tion claims is de­ter­mined sole­ly by the le­gal reg­u­la­tions.


§ 9 Industrial property rights

  1. The sup­pli­er is com­mit­ted that no rights of the third par­ty are in­fringed in con­text of his de­liv­ery.

  2. If the third par­ty has a claim against us for such rea­son, the sup­pli­er is ob­li­gat­ed to in­dem­ni­fy us for the claims of the third par­ty up­on first writ­ten re­quest.

  3. We are en­ti­tled to in­dus­tri­al prop­er­ty rights cre­at­ed in the scope of the con­tract im­ple­men­ta­tion. Should this ex­cep­tion­al­ly oc­cur at the sup­pli­er due to com­pel­ling le­gal reg­u­la­tions, he shall per­mit us the roy­al­ty-free, non-ex­clu­sive and tem­po­ral­ly un­lim­it­ed use.


§ 10 Ownership of objects

  1. All ob­jects, such as tools, pre­sen­ta­tion pieces, sam­ples or mod­els, which have been pro­vid­ed to the sup­pli­er, shall re­main our prop­er­ty. In this re­spect, the sup­pli­er agrees to ob­serve strict con­fi­den­tial­i­ty and to re­turn them im­me­di­ate­ly if we re­quire it. Pass­ing on these ob­jects to third par­ties or their use for own pur­pos­es (with ex­cep­tion of the ser­vice per­for­mance for us) is pro­hib­it­ed.

  2. The same ap­plies for ob­jects, which have been ful­ly or par­tial­ly man­u­fac­tured at our ex­pense (e.g. moulds, tools, de­vices). They be­come our prop­er­ty with­out in­di­rect pro­vi­sion of pos­ses­sion at the time when they are man­u­fac­tured at the sup­pli­er’s com­pa­ny. Mod­i­fi­ca­tions there­to may be made on­ly with our writ­ten con­sent. With­in the scope of the ex­ist­ing re­la­tion­ship of prop­er­ty shar­ing, the sup­pli­er is li­able in case of any dam­age and/or loss in ac­cor­dance with the stat­u­­to­ry pro­vi­sions.


§ 11 Software

  1. Un­less oth­er­wise agreed in in­di­vid­u­al con­tracts, the sup­pli­er shall grant us tem­po­ral­ly un­lim­it­ed, roy­al­ty-free rights of use of soft­ware prod­ucts and the re­lat­ed doc­u­men­ta­tion. We are au­tho­rised to the dis­tri­bu­tion of the soft­ware to our cus­­to­mers.

  2. For the pur­pos­es of da­ta back­up we may cre­ate du­pli­cates of the soft­ware.


§ 12 Form of declarations

  1. Dec­la­ra­tions and no­tices with le­gal rel­e­vance, which shall be pro­vid­ed to us by the sup­pli­er, must be pro­vid­ed in writ­ing.

  2. This al­so ap­plies to dec­la­ra­tions and no­tices with le­gal rel­e­vance, which shall be pro­vid­ed to third par­ties by the sup­pli­er, if they are re­lat­ed to the con­trac­tu­al re­la­­tion­­ship be­tween us and the sup­pli­er.


§ 13 Place of performance, place of jurisdiction, applicable law

  1. Place of per­for­mance and place of ju­ris­dic­tion for dis­putes with mer­chants, le­gal en­ti­ties un­der pub­lic law or spe­cial funds un­der pub­lic law is the place of our head of­fice. In ad­di­tion, we have the right to sue the sup­pli­er al­so at the place of its head of­fice.

  2. The laws of the Fed­er­al Re­pub­lic of Ger­many ap­ply, the ap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty of the UN Con­ven­tion on Con­tracts for the In­ter­na­tion­al Sale of Goods is ex­clud­ed.

  3. Should one of the above pro­vi­sions be or be­come in­valid, the va­lid­i­ty of the re­­main­ing pro­vi­sions will re­main un­af­fect­ed by it.

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