Our General Terms and Conditions of Business
§ 1 Scope
The following General Terms and Conditions in the version valid at the time of the order was placed shall apply to the business relationship between Göttinger Verlag der Kunst GmbH and the ordering party.
§ 2 Ordering
You have the options to order our goods via our website, per e-mail, by postal mail or over the phone.
§ 3 Conclusion of Contract
Upon your ordering of goods, you thereby enter into a contract with Göttinger Verlag der Kunst GmbH.
You shall be informed about the receipt of your online order by an e-mail message titled “Order Confirmation.” This order confirmation does not yet represent an acceptance of contract.
The contract concerning the purchase of a product is deemed to be entered into upon dispatch of the goods you ordered.The languages available for conclusion of contract are German and English.
§ 4 Reservation of the right to claim non-availability
We reserve the right to decline fulfillment of your order if we do not have the title ordered in stock, the stock of the title has been exhausted and, consequently, the ordered product is not available. In this case we shall inform you immediately about the non-availability, and will refund without delay any amount which might have been paid by you towards the purchase price.
§ 5 Prices and Shipping Costs
Our prices shall final prices in euros (€). All prices shall include the statutory value-added tax legally required in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The shipping costs for all goods ordered shall be individually dependent upon the product characteristics such as weight or volume and the country of destination. We deliver books to bookstores within Germany free of shipping costs.
§ 6 Payment and delivery
Payment shall be made via payment methods specified on the website.
a) In case of payments against invoice, the invoice shall either be enclosed with the shipment of goods or sent to you via e-mail. The amount shall be payable immediately and must be paid within 14 days.
b) If payment is made by credit card, the credit card account shall be charged immediately upon completion of the order.
c) If you select PayPal as the payment method, you shall immediately be redirected to the PayPal homepage. In general, you must be registered there and/or first complete your registration, legitimize yourself with your access data and issue the instructions for payment to us. Additional instructions shall be provided during the ordering process. After successful payment, you shall automatically be directed back to the product page. The validity of our General Terms and Conditions of Business shall not be affected by the payment provisions and general terms and conditions of business of PayPal. They shall be applicable in parallel.
We reserve the right to exclude certain payment methods in isolated cases.
Subject to availability, books shall be dispatched within three (3) working days (Mondays to Fridays). Art prints shall be delivered to the customer within three (3) weeks. Art prints are individually produced by an elaborate process and submitted to the artist for inspection, numbering and signing.
§ 7 Retention of Title
The delivered goods shall remain the property of Seller until the ordering party has paid the purchase price in full.
§ 8 Right of use
Buyer shall acquire the following rights to the art print upon purchase thereof: Right to exhibit – Buyer may exhibit the print in their private or commercial premises even if such premises are publicly accessible. No right shall be acquired to reproduce, distribute, edit, digitize or make the print available online. In particular, no social media rights shall be acquired.
§ 9 Guarantee
The statutory liability for defects shall apply.
§ 10 Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
If the ordering party is a merchant or a legal entity under public law, the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from the contractual relationship shall be the court with jurisdiction over our registered office in Göttingen.
Cancellation policy when ordering printed books and other tangible goods
Right of Cancellation
You have the right to cancel this contract within fourteen days without giving any reason.The cancellation notice period shall be fourteen (14) days from the day on which you or a third party appointed by you, who is not the carrier, have or has last taken possession of the goods.
In order to exercise your right of cancellation, you must notify us, Göttinger Verlag der Kunst GmbH, represented by its managing directors Gert W. Schwab, Liane Reichl
Phone +49 (551) 38 48-90
Fax +49 (551) 38 48-99
of your decision to cancel this contract by means of an unambiguous statement (e.g., in a letter sent by postal mail, by fax or by e-mail You can use the sample cancellation form provided on our website (www.gvdkunst.de) for this purpose. This is however not mandatory. In order to meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send off the notification of exercising the right of cancellation prior to the expiration of the cancellation period.
Consequences of Cancellation
If you cancel this contract, we are obliged to refund all payments we have received from you, including delivery costs (with the exception of additional costs resulting from your having selected a mode of delivery other than the low-price standard mode of delivery offered by us), without undue delay and at the latest within fourteen (14) days from the day on which we received notification of your cancellation of this contract. We shall use the same method of payment for the refund, which you used for the original transaction, unless expressly agreed otherwise with you. Under no circumstances shall you be charged any fees for this refund.
We may refuse repayment until we have received the goods back from you or until you have provided us with proof that you have returned the goods, whichever is the earlier point in time.You must return or hand over the goods to us without delay and, in any case, no later than within fourteen (14) days from the day on which you notified us of the cancellation of this contract. The deadline is deemed to have been met if you dispatch the goods before expiration of the fourteen-day notice period. The direct costs of returning the goods shall be borne by you.You will have to pay for any possible loss in value of the goods only if this loss in value is attributable to the handling of the goods by you in a manner that is not necessary for you to check the quality, characteristics and functionality of the goods..
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Exclusion or premature expiration of the right of cancellation
The right of cancellation shall not apply to goods which are not prefabricated or for the production of which the consumer authoritatively made an individual selection or determination, or to goods which are clearly customized to the personal requirements of the consumer (e.g., art prints individually produced by means of an elaborate process).