GENERAL TERMS AND CODITIONS

 

Ordering process / conluding the contract

Technical steps involved in the ordering process
Click on “Proceed to Checkout” in the shopping basket displayed on the screen
You will be redirected to the general order overview page (maxmacchina.com Checkout), where you will then be guided through the individual stages of the purchase.

Step 1
Select the “Invoice and Delivery Address” (if you do not have a Max Macchina customer account and are not logged in; otherwise the invoice and delivery addresses are already stored); Enter the “Invoice Address”; If your invoice address and delivery address differ, you can “enter a different delivery address” by checking the box provided.

Step 2 
If your invoice address and delivery address differ, you can “enter a different delivery address” by checking the box provided.

Step 3
Select “Method of Payment” (by clicking on the desired payment method)

Step 4
You can choose from “More Options” by checking the relevant boxes (different delivery address, shipping date, use Max Macchina voucher, add a comment/note to the order) Complete the order by clicking “Submit” Identifying and correcting input errors.

Before you complete your order to binding effect, or at any point during the ordering process, you can correct the information you have entered using the usual functions of your keyboard and mouse. You can also make corrections to the information you have provided during the ordering process.

Contractual language
The language used for the ordering process and the conclusion of the contract is German (see our General Terms and Conditions).

Storage and accessibility of the contract
The contract is stored, and the order data and General Terms and Conditions are sent to the customer by email. Customers can view all of their previous orders after logging into the customer service pages of the website (see our General Terms and Conditions).

GTC

§ 1 General

These General Terms and Conditions of Business (as amended) shall apply to business relationships of any kind between Max Macchina e.K., Am Guessgraben 6, 97225 Zellingen, Germany (hereinafter referred to as „Max Macchina“) and the customer. Customers may be businesses or consumers. A consumer shall mean any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that can be primarily attributed neither to a trade nor a profession (§ 13 of the German Civil Code). A business shall mean a natural or legal person or a partnership with legal capacity which, in concluding a legal transaction, is acting in the exercise of its trade or profession (§ 14 of the German Civil Code). By clicking ‘Buy’, the customer makes a legally binding commitment to purchase the goods in the shopping basket. The customer shall receive an order confirmation immediately after the order has been submitted. The sales contract shall only enter into effect upon receipt of our separate order confirmation. The contract is stored, and the order data and General Terms and Conditions are sent to the customer by email. Customers can view all of their previous orders by logging into the customer service pages of the website. Max Macchina reserves the right to refuse to perform the service promised if it becomes apparent after concluding the Contract that the goods are not available although a corresponding contractual transaction has been concluded. In such a case, the customer shall be notified immediately. Any considerations which have already been provided shall be reimbursed without delay. Further claims against Max Macchina are excluded. The contractual language is German. When placing an order in the online store, the customer follows the technical steps as described below in detail: Click on “Proceed to Checkout” in the shopping basket displayed on the screen Redirection to the general order overview page (maxmacchina.com Checkout) where the customer is guided
through the individual stages of the purchase
Step 1 Selection of “Invoice and Delivery Address” (if the customer does not have a customer account and is not logged in; otherwise the invoice and delivery addresses are already stored); Entry of “Invoice Address”; If the invoice address and delivery address differ, there is the option to”Enter a different delivery address” by checking the box Step 2 In the next stage, the customer is given an overview with the header“All Items of Your Order” and has the option to change the contents of the basket Step 3 Selection of “Method of Payment” (by clicking on the desired payment method) Step 4 The customer can choose from“More Options” by checking the relevant boxes (different delivery address, shipping date, add a comment/note to the order) Completion of order by clicking “Submit” The customer proceeds to each of the order steps referred to above using the usual functions of the internet browser.

§ 2 Delivery

If the customer is a business (as per § 14 German Civil Code), delivery shall generally take place at the customer’s risk. This also applies for partial deliveries. If the customer is a consumer within the meaning of § 13 German Civil Code, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the sold goods shall only pass to the customer upon handover of the item, even in case of sales involving the carriage of goods. Handover shall be deemed to have taken place even if the buyer delays in accepting the goods. Delivery shall be to the delivery address specified by the customer. All prices are cash prices and include VAT plus any applicable charges for packaging and carriage. For orders in excess of EUR 1000.00, we will post goods within Germany free of shipping costs. The international shipping charges are available under shipping. Additional customs duties and charges for deliveries to countries outside the EU (third countries) shall be
borne by the customer. The goods must be thoroughly inspected by the customer or an authorised individual upon receipt in order to detect any transportation damage if the customer is a merchant within the meaning of the German Commercial Code. Customers who are merchants within the meaning of the German Commerical Code must ensure that any transportation and packaging damage detected is confirmed in writing by the carrier upon delivery and reported. We also ask, without legal obligation, that customers who are consumers notify us of any clearly identifiable transportation damage.

§ 3 Statutory right of withdrawal

If the customer is a consumer (as per § 13 of the German Commercial Code), he/she shall be entitled to withdraw from this Contract within fourteen (14) days without giving any reason for doing so. The deadline for withdrawal shall be fourteen (14) days from the date on which the customer or a third party appointed by the customer, who is not the carrier, takes possession of the final goods delivered. In order to exercise the statutory right of withdrawal, the customer must notify us ( Max Macchina e.K., Am Guessgraben 6, 97225 Zellingen, Germany. Tel: +49-9364- 79791-0, Fax: +49-9364-79791-99, Email: cc@maxmacchina.com) of his/her decision to withdraw from this Contract in a clear declaration (e.g. by sending a letter by mail, fax or email). The customer may use the withdrawal form template attached for this purpose; however, this is not obligatory. The withdrawal deadline shall be deemed to be met if the customer sends the communication concerning the exercise of the right of withdrawal before the expiry of the deadline. Consequences of withdrawal: If the customer withdraws from this Contract, we must reimburse any payments we have received from the customer, including delivery costs (excluding any additional costs incurred if the customer has selected a different type of delivery to the cheapest standard delivery option offered by us) without delay, but no later than fourteen (14) days after the day on which we receive the notice of the customer’s withdrawal from this Contract. We will use the same payment method the customer used for the original transaction in order to provide the reimbursement, unless otherwise expressly agreed; under no circumstances will the customer be charged a fee for this refund. We may withhold the reimbursement until we have received the returned goods or until the customer has provided proof that he/she has returned the goods, whichever is earlier. The customer must return or hand over the goods to us without delay and no later than fourteen (14) days from the date on which he/she notifies us of withdrawal from this Contract. The deadline is deemed to be met if the customer sends the goods before the expiry of the fourteen-day deadline. We shall bear the costs of returning the goods. The customer shall only be liable for any diminished value of the goods if this loss in value is attributable to any use or handling of the goods which is not deemed necessary in order to verify the condition, features and functioning of the goods. Exclusions from the statutory right of withdrawal: The statutory right of withdrawal shall not apply in the following cases: Delivery of goods which are not prefabricated and have been manufactured on the basis of a personal choice or according to customer specifications, or of goods which have clearly been tailored to the customer’s personal requirements. Delivery of sealed goods which are not suitable to be returned for reasons relating to health protection or hygiene if their seal has been removed after delivery. commissioned by Max Macchina It is therefore advisable to contact the customer service department in advance (for contact information see § 3, item 1). Max Macchina shall bear the costs of return. We provide “free-way coupons” for this purpose (no requirement to assume the costs of sending the goods back to us in case of return; when returning goods without a free-way coupon, we request that you refrain from using express delivery or delivery services for which postage is not prepaid). We will commission a carrier to collect goods which are deemed unsuitable for shipping. Max Macchina regrets that it is unable to cover the shipping costs for return shipments from foreign countries as part of the 14-day money back guarantee. The right to return goods shall be excluded altogether for goods which have been manufactured or altered according to customer specifications, as well as for bulk goods and items which are subject to wear and tear. Should the customer make use of the right to return goods, Max Macchina shall be entitled to demand appropriate compensation for the period during which the goods remain in the customer’s possession. Furthermore, a customer exercising the right to return goods must compensate Max Macchina for the depreciation in the value of the goods if the customer is unable to return the goods in the proper condition because he/she is responsible for the deterioration or loss of the goods or any other deficiency. This shall not apply in cases where the deterioration of the goods is attributable solely to the inspection of the goods – for instance, as would have been possible for the customer in a store. Incidentally, the customer may avoid the obligation to pay compensation by desisting from using the goods as if they were his/her property and by refraining from any use which may reduce the value of the goods. If individual components of bundled merchandise or sets are returned within the 14-day statutory withdrawal period, the goods remaining in the customer’s possession shall be charged at the regular sales price.

Get the withdrawal form here.

§ 4 Warranty and compensation

Defects or any other damage caused by negligent or improper treatment of the goods, improper installation, the use of unsuitable accessories or changes made to the original parts by the customer or a third party not commissioned by Max Macchina are not covered by the warranty. Signs of wear and tear from normal use are also excluded from the warranty. If the customer accepts the goods or the object of the order despite being aware of a defect, he/she shall only be entitled to assert warranty claims to the extent described below if he/she has expressly reserved the right hereto in writing immediately after receiving the goods. Warranty claims on the grounds of transportation damage may only be asserted by the customer if the obligation to inspect and report in accordance with § 2 item 4 has been fulfilled. This does not apply if the customer is a consumer. The warranty period for new items shall be 24 months. The period shall commence upon transfer of risk. Conversely, the warranty period for used items shall be 12 months unless Max Macchina is liable without limitation in accordance with § 5 item 7, in particular for detriment to life, body and health. If the customer is a business, the warranty period for new items shall be one year and six months from the transfer of risk, and for used items six months from this date, unless Max Macchina is liable without limitation in accordance with § 5 item 7, in particular for detriment to life, body and health. Warranty formalities shall otherwise be carried out in congruence with the legal regulations. Max Macchina shall be liable for damage arising from causes other than the detriment to life, body and health only to the extent that such damage arises from wilful misconduct, gross negligence or the culpable violation of a fundamental contractual obligation on the part of Max Macchina or a vicarious agent (e.g. the delivery service) of Max Macchina Any further liability for damages shall be excluded. The provisions of the German Product Liability Act shall remain unaffected. In the event of a negligent breach of a material contractual obligation, the liability of Max Macchina shall be limited to foreseeable damage.

§ 5 Three-year guarantee

In addition to the statutory warranty, Max Macchina shall also provide a three-year guarantee in accordance with the following provisions:
Max Macchina provides a guarantee for any defects arising during a period of three years from the transfer of the risk which can be proven to have been caused due to a material deficiency or a manufacturing error. Only customers who are consumers can assert claims under the guarantee; these claims are non- transferable. The following are excluded from the guarantee: Used equipment. Computer parts and accessories, unless otherwise specified in the respective item description. Products subject to wear through use or other wear and tear. Product defects caused as a result of failure to follow the instructions for use or of inappropriate use, exceptional environmental conditions, extraneous operating conditions, excessive strain or a lack of maintenance or care. Product defects caused by the use of accessories or supplementary or replacement parts which are not original components. Products which have been modified or supplemented. Slight deviations from the intended state which do not significantly affect the product’s value or its suitability for use. Product defects which are recognised by Max Macchina as being subject to the guarantee obligation shall be remedied as follows: at our discretion, the defective product shall either be repaired free of charge or replaced with a fully functional product (a subsequent model if necessary). Products and components which have been replaced shall become the property of Max Macchina Guarantee claims must be asserted within the official guarantee period. In order to do so, the product in question must be returned to Max Macchina with the original invoice by requesting a “free-way coupon”. Claims other than the right to remedy defects referred to in these terms and conditions of guarantee are not covered by this guarantee. The guarantee period for the product shall neither be extended nor renewed as a result of the provision of services under the guarantee. The customer’s warranty rights in accordance with § 5 and with the statutory regulations shall not be restricted by these terms and conditions of guarantee.

§ 6 Due date and payment terms

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, invoices from Max Macchina must be paid in full without delay. Payment is to be made in cash on delivery. Orders paid in advance will be shipped upon receipt of payment. For payments by credit card, the actual sum shall be debited when the invoice is issued and the goods are shipped. The total amount shall be reserved on the customer’s credit card as soon as the online order is submitted. Max Macchina reserves the right to decline cheques and other non-cash means of payment. Acceptance of these methods shall be for the purpose of payment only. Foreign currency payments shall be credited according to our bank statement. The bank fees must be borne by the customer. If the customer falls into default on the payment of the purchase price, interest is to be paid on the total purchase price at five percentage points above the respective base rate for the duration of the delay. If Max Macchina is able to prove that greater damages were suffered as a result of the default, Max Macchina shall be entitled to assert the corresponding claims on these grounds.

§ 7 Retention of title

If the customer is a merchant within the meaning of the German Commercial Code, the goods supplied shall remain the property of Max Macchina until all of the outstanding claims against the customer, including any existing ancillary receivables, have been paid in full. In case of contracts concluded with consumers, Max Macchina shall reserve the right of retention for the goods until the purchase price has been paid in full. The customer shall not be entitled to sell the goods to third parties or to take any other measures which could put the ownership of Max Macchina at risk until the purchase price has been paid in full. The customer hereby assigns to Max Macchina any future claims against the buyer in the amount of the purchase price agreed between Max Macchina and the customer, including interest and ancillary payments. Max
Macchina accepts this assignment.

§ 8 Place of fulfilment and place of jurisdiction

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply with the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Should the purchaser also be the consumer, this only applies to the extent that they do not lose the protection of binding legal provisions of their state of usual residence. The place of fulfilment for all services and products arising from business transactions with Max Macchina shall be Zellingen, insofar as the customer is a merchant, a legal person governed by public law or a special fund under public law. If the customer is a merchant, legal person governed by public law or special fund under public law, Wuerzburg shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction for any disputes arising directly or indirectly from the contractual relationship with the customer or from these General Terms and Conditions of Business.

§ 9 Alternative dispute resolution

The seller is not obliged and is not prepared on principle to participate in a dispute
settlement proceeding in front of a consumer arbitration board.

§ 10 Closing provision

If any of these provisions cannot be applied for whatever reason, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

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