1. Provider and area of validity
- The Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft (German Bible Society) (Church-based foundation under public law), Balinger Strasse 31 A, 70567 Stuttgart (hereafter ‘Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft’) is the provider of the offer made at www.die-Bibel.de and in its catalogues.
- These terms of business apply to contracts made by the customer with the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft via the internet platform www.die-bibel.de or to orders from the catalogues. They are available in German and English. Customers can be consumers ((§ 13 BGB, German Civil Code) and entrepreneurs (§ 14 BGB, German Civil Code).
- The prices quoted are the final price including VAT as determined by law at the time.
- The Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft only sells goods in domestic quantities.
2. Formation of a contract
- The goods offered by the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft at www.die-bibel.de and in its catalogues are an invitation to supply an offer. Placing an order is an invitation to the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft to form a contract.
- You can place your order online at www.die-bibel.de by checking the ‘Kaufen’ (‘Buy’) box. You can also order by phone from the customer service team or by sending an order form by fax or post.
- A contract is formed by the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft delivering the goods or confirming that they will be delivered. A confirmation of order does not constitute acceptance of the offer, only information for you indicating that your order has arrived at the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft.
3. Retention of title
The goods remain the property of the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft until full payment has been made.
4. Transfer of risk
- The risk of any accidental destruction of or damage to the goods sold is transferred to the customer or person entitled to take receipt when they are handed over.
- If the customer is an entrepreneur, the risk of any accidental destruction or accidental damage is transferred in the case of mail order purchase to an appropriate transportation operative at the point at which the goods are delivered to the business premises of the purchaser.
- The Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft has unlimited liability in any case of damage to life, body or health, in any case of malice, gross negligence or fraud, in any case of claims against guarantee or when liability arises from preemptory norm such as in accordance with product liability law.
- Otherwise, the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft is not liable when the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, its legal representatives or vicarious agents have negligently caused any other form of damage through infringing a contractual duty (cardinal duty). Cardinal duties are those duties whose fulfillment the proper implementation of the contract makes possible and on whose observance the purchaser may routinely rely. Liability for compensation for tangible damage arising herefrom is limited to compensation for damage that is typical to the contract and can be anticipated, insofar as this was caused negligently.
In any case of deficiencies to our goods, the legal warranty period of two years applies.
7. Choice of law and jurisdiction
- The contract is subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany with the exception of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
- If the purchaser is a registered trader or a juristic person under public law or does not have his legal domicile within Germany, 70567 Stuttgart, Germany will be the place of jurisdiction in the case of any dispute arising from or in connection with the agreed contract.
Last revision: July 2016.