General terms and conditions
including cancellation policy
§ 1 Scope of Terms and Conditions
The business relationship between Göttinger Verlag der Kunst and the purchaser shall be governed exclusively by the German version of the general terms and conditions in effect at the time the purchaser placed their order.
§ 2 Order
You can order our products via our website, by email, post or by telephone.
§ 3 Contract formation
When you place an order you enter into a sales agreement with Göttinger Verlag der Kunst GmbH.
We will inform you of the receipt of your order with an email titled »order confirmation«. This order confirmation does not represent an acceptance of contract.
The contract for the purchase of a product is concluded when the Göttinger Verlag der Kunst sends the ordered product to the customer.
The language available for the contract conclusion is German.
§ 4 Reservation of non-availability
We reserve the right to refrain from processing an order if a product is not in stock and the ordered product is therefore not available. In this case we will inform you about the unavailability of the product immediately and refund the purchase price if applicable at once.
§ 5 Price and delivery charges
Our prices are final prices in Euro. All prices contain the legally prescribed value added tax by the Federal Republic of Germany. Book orders of 40.00 Euro or more are delivered free of charge to private customers within Germany. For order values below this total we charge a 4,50 Euro flat rate shipping for deliveries within Germany. For orders outside of Germany we charge the accrued costs of delivery. We deliver books free of shipping costs to book stores.
For all other orders (e.g. art prints) the shipping costs depend on the product attributes such as size or weight and the country of destination.
§ 6 Payment and delivery
The purchase price and possible delivery charges are due and payable in full within 14 days after receiving the product. Payments can be made by bank transfer.
Books are sent within 3 working days (Monday to Friday) if they are in stock. Art prints are sent to the customer within two to three weeks because they are individually produced in a time-consuming process and have to be presented to the artist for inspection, numbering and signing before they can be delivered to the customer.
§ 7 Reservation of ownership
Until the products have been fully paid for, the delivered goods remain the property of the seller.
§ 8 Legal right of use
By buying an art print, the customer is granted the following rights: right of display –the customer can display the art print in their private or commercial space, even if there is public access to it. The customer does neither have the right to copy, distribute, edit or digitize it nor to make it available online. In particular, they do not have the right to post it on social media.
§ 9 Warranty
The legal right of warranty applies.
§ 10 Applicable law and place of jurisdiction
All legal relationships based on these General Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany to the exclusion of the UN Sales Convention.
If the customer is a merchant or a corporate body under public law the sole place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from the contractual relationship shall be the court responsible for our place of business in Göttingen.
Cancellation policy when ordering printed books and other tangible goods
You have the right to withdraw from the contract without giving any reason for your withdrawal within a 14-day period.
The period for revocation is 14 days and begins at the earliest on the day on which you or any third person designated by you who is not the carrier receive(s) the last of the ordered goods.
To exercise your right of withdrawal you have to inform us, the Göttinger Verlag der Kunst GmbH, represented by its Managing Director Gert W. Schwab,
fax: +49 551 38 48 58-99
about your decision to withdraw from the contract in an unambiguous way (e.g. by mail, fax or email). You are free to use the form of withdrawal provided on our website but you are not obliged to use it.
To maintain the right of withdrawal, it will suffice to send the notice of withdrawal before the period of revocation expires.
Consequences of withdrawal
If you withdraw from the contract, we have to refund all payment we have received from you including the costs of shipping (except the additional costs that may have arisen by you choosing a different form of delivery apart from the standard shipping method offered by us) immediately and within a period of 14 days after the day we have received your notice of objection. We will use the same method of transfer that you used in the original payment unless we explicitly agree on a different method of payment. You won't be charged any extra costs for this refund.
We can refuse to refund the costs until we have received the goods or until you have proven to us that the goods have been sent back to us, depending on which happens earlier.
You have to send back the goods or hand them over to us as soon as possible within a period of 14 days starting from the day that you have informed us about your withdrawal. The deadline is abided if you send the goods before the end of the 14 day period. You have to bear the expenses of return.
You are liable for any diminished value of the goods resulting from its handling other than what is necessary to ascertain the state, nature and functioning of the goods.
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Exclusion or premature expiration of the right of cancellation
A right of cancellation does not apply to goods that are not prefabricated and which have been produced according to customer specifications or have been customised to their personal requirements (e.g. art prints that are produced individually in a time-consuming process).