General Terms and Conditions
Table of Contents
- Scope of Application
- Conclusion of the Contract
- Return policy
- Price and Delivery Costs
- Shipment and delivery conditions
- Limitation of action
- Governing Law
- Designation of forum
1) Scope of Application
1.1 These Terms and Conditions of the company getstamps.com Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Seller”) shall apply to all contracts concluded between a consumer or a merchant (hereinafter referred to as "Client”) and the Seller relating to all goods and/or services presented in the online shop of the Seller. The inclusion of the Client’s own conditions is herewith objected to, unless other terms have been stipulated.
1.2 A consumer pursuant to these General Terms and Conditions is every natural person who enters into a transaction primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.
1.3 A merchant pursuant to these General Terms and Conditions is every wholesaler or retailer who buys goods for resale to anyone and everyone for profit .
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 by 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 virtual basket. The Client may also present the offer to the Seller by means of 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 conformation 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 Client is decisive, or
- by requesting the Client to pay after he/she placed his/her 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 The period for acceptance of the offer shall start on the day after the Client has sent the offer and ends on expiry of the fifth day following the sending of the offer.
2.5 The contract’s content will be stored by the Seller and will be sent to the Client in writing including these Terms and Conditions and Client Information (for example via e-mail, fax or letter) after the Client has submitted his order. In addition, the contract’s content will be stored on the Seller’s website and can be found by the Client in the customer login via the password-protected customer account, provided the Client has created a customer account in the online shop prior to submitting his order.
2.6 The Client can correct all the data entered via the usual keyboard and mouse function prior to submitting his binding order. In addition, prior to submitting the order, all data entered will be displayed in a confirmation window and can be corrected here as well, via the usual keyboard and mouse function.
2.7 The English language is exclusively available for the conclusion of the contract.
3) Return policy
The Seller does not offer returns.
4) Price and Delivery Costs
4.1 Prices are indicated in US dollars on the Seller’s website excluding taxes and shipping costs. Taxes and shipping costs have to be borne by the Client. Shipping costs are specified separately in the respective product description. Despite the Seller’s best efforts, it may happen that some of the items listed on the Seller’s site are incorrectly priced. If the price of an item is less than the Seller’s stated price, the Client will be charged with the lower amount. If the price of an item is higher than the price than the price stated on the Seller’s site, the Seller will either contact the Client for instructions before shipping the item or reject the Client’s order and notify the Client of such rejection.
4.2 For deliveries to the United States, additional costs may arise such as transfer fees charged by the bank and taxes and/or customs duties. Those costs have to be borne by the Client.
4.3 Payment can be made using one of the methods mentioned in the Seller’s online shop.
5) Shipment and delivery conditions
5.1 Goods are generally delivered on dispatch route and to the delivery address indicated by the Client, unless otherwise agreed.
5.2 In the case of unavailability of an item, the Seller will inform the Client by e-mail as soon as possible. In such a case, the Seller will propose to the Client either to order another item shown on the Seller’s site in substitution or to cancel his order. If the Client chooses to cancel his order, he will be refunded, if his bank account has been debited. The Seller shall not be liable in case of unavailability of items.
5.3 Should delivery to the Client not be possible, the assigned transport company returns the goods to the Seller and the Client bears the cost for the unsuccessful dispatch.
The Seller disclaims any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose in connection with the Client’s purchase of units of any item under this contract.
The Seller will not be liable for any indirect, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including lost profits arising out of or relating to this contract or the transactions it contemplates (whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence , or otherwise) and irrespective of whether the Seller has been advised of the possibility of any such damage. In no event will the Seller’s liability exceed the price the Buyer paid to the Seller for the specific Goods provided by the Seller giving rise to the claim or cause of action.
Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to the Client but only to the extent such exclusions are not allowed. In such case, such exclusion shall be limited to the extent required by applicable law.
7) Limitation of action
No action arising out of or relating to this contract or the transactions it contemplates may be commenced against the Seller more than 12 months after the basis for such claim could reasonably have been discovered.
8) Governing Law
The laws of the Federal State of the U.S. in which the Client has his permanent residence govern all legal relationships between the parties excluding the UN-Convention for the international sale of movable goods.
9) Designation of forum
A party bringing a legal action of proceeding against the other party arising out of or relating to this contract or the transactions it contemplates must bring the legal action or proceedings in the court of the State where the Seller has his place of business. Each party to this contract consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State where the Seller has his place of business for the purpose of all legal actions and proceedings arising out of or relating to this agreement or the transactions it contemplates.