Terms and Conditions

General terms and conditions with customer information

Table of Contents
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1. Scope
2. Conclusion of the contract
3. Right of withdrawal
4. Prices and terms of payment
5. Delivery and shipping conditions
6. Retention of Title
7. Liability for defects (warranty)
8. Special conditions for the processing of goods according to certain specifications of the customer
9. Redemption of campaign vouchers
10. Redeeming gift vouchers
11. Applicable Law
12. Place of jurisdiction
13. Alternative Dispute Resolution

1) Scope

1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter “GTC”) of CatFish Publishers (hereinafter “Seller”) apply to all contracts for the delivery of goods that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter “Customer”) with the seller with regard to the seller in his Concludes the goods displayed in the online shop. The inclusion of the customer's own conditions is hereby contradicted, unless otherwise agreed.


1.2 These terms and conditions apply accordingly to contracts for the delivery of vouchers, unless otherwise expressly stipulated.


1.3 A consumer within the meaning of these terms and conditions is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor their independent professional activity. An entrepreneur in the sense of these terms and conditions is a natural or legal person or a legal partnership who, when concluding a legal transaction, acts in the exercise of their commercial or independent professional activity.

2) Conclusion of the contract
2.1 The product descriptions contained in the seller's online shop do not represent binding offers on the part of the seller, but serve to submit a binding offer by the customer.


2.2 The customer can submit the offer using the online order form integrated in the seller's online shop. After placing the selected goods in the virtual shopping cart and going through the electronic ordering process, the customer submits a legally binding contract offer for the goods in the shopping cart by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process.


2.3 The seller can accept the customer's offer within five days,
- by sending the customer a written order confirmation or an order confirmation in text form (fax or e-mail), whereby the receipt of the order confirmation by the customer is decisive, or
- by delivering the ordered goods to the customer, whereby the receipt of the goods by the customer is decisive, or
- by asking the customer to pay after placing his order.
If there are several of the aforementioned alternatives, the contract is concluded at the time at which one of the aforementioned alternatives occurs first. The period for accepting the offer begins on the day after the offer is sent by the customer and ends at the end of the fifth day following the sending of the offer. If the seller does not accept the customer's offer within the aforementioned period, this is deemed to be a rejection of the offer, with the result that the customer is no longer bound by his declaration of intent.


2.4 If the payment method "PayPal Express" is selected, the payment will be processed by the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.à rl et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter: "PayPal"), subject to the PayPal Terms of Use, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full or - if the customer does not have a PayPal account - under the terms and conditions for payments without a PayPal account , available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full. If the customer selects “PayPal Express” as the payment method during the online ordering process, he also issues a payment order to PayPal by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process. In this case, the seller already declares acceptance of the customer's offer at the point in time at which the customer triggers the payment process by clicking the button that completes the order process.


2.5 When submitting an offer via the seller's online order form, the contract text is saved by the seller and sent to the customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after submitting his order, along with these terms and conditions. In addition, the text of the contract is archived on the seller's website and can be accessed free of charge by the customer via his password-protected customer account by entering the corresponding login data, provided that the customer has created a customer account in the seller's online shop before submitting his order.


2.6 Before the binding submission of the order via the seller's online order form, the customer can identify possible input errors by carefully reading the information displayed on the screen. An effective technical means for better recognition of input errors can be the enlargement function of the browser, with the help of which the representation on the screen is enlarged. The customer can correct his entries as part of the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks the button that concludes the ordering process.


2.7 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.


2.8 Order processing and contact are usually carried out by email and automated order processing. The customer must ensure that the e-mail address provided by him for processing the order is correct, so that the e-mails sent by the seller can be received at this address. In particular, when using SPAM filters, the customer must ensure that all e-mails sent by the seller or third parties commissioned by the seller to process the order can be delivered.

3) right of withdrawal


3.1 Consumers generally have a right of withdrawal.


3.2 More detailed information on the right of cancellation can be found in the seller's cancellation policy.

4) Prices and terms of payment


4.1 Unless otherwise stated in the seller's product description, the prices given are total prices that include statutory sales tax. Any additional delivery and shipping costs that may arise are specified separately in the respective product description.


4.2 In the case of deliveries to countries outside the European Union, additional costs may arise in individual cases for which the seller is not responsible and which are to be borne by the customer. These include, for example, costs for the transfer of money by credit institutions (e.g. transfer fees, exchange rate fees) or import duties or taxes (e.g. customs duties). Such costs can also arise in relation to the money transfer if the delivery is not made to a country outside the European Union, but the customer makes the payment from a country outside the European Union.

4.3 The payment option (s) will be communicated to the customer in the seller's online shop.

4.4 If prepayment by bank transfer has been agreed, payment is due immediately after conclusion of the contract, unless the parties have agreed a later due date.

4.5 When paying by means of a payment method offered by PayPal, payment is processed by the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.à rl et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter: “PayPal”), subject to the PayPal Terms of Use, available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full or - if the customer does not have a PayPal account - under the terms and conditions for payments without a PayPal account , available at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacywax-full.

4.6 If the payment method "PayPal Credit" is selected (payment in installments via PayPal), the seller assigns his payment claim to PayPal. Before accepting the seller's declaration of assignment, PayPal carries out a credit check using the customer data provided. The seller reserves the right to refuse the customer the "PayPal Credit" payment method in the event of a negative test result. If the payment method "PayPal Credit" is approved by PayPal, the customer has to pay the invoice amount to PayPal according to the conditions specified by the seller, which are communicated to him in the seller's online shop. In this case he can only pay to PayPal with a debt-discharging effect. However, even in the case of the assignment of claims, the seller remains responsible for general customer inquiries, e.g. B. on goods, delivery time, dispatch, returns, complaints, revocation declarations and returns or credit notes.

4.7 If the payment method "PayPal invoice" is selected, the seller assigns his payment claim to PayPal. Before accepting the seller's declaration of assignment, PayPal carries out a credit check using the customer data provided. The seller reserves the right to refuse the customer the "PayPal invoice" payment method in the event of a negative test result. If the payment method "PayPal invoice" is permitted by PayPal, the customer must pay the invoice amount to PayPal within 30 days of receipt of the goods, unless PayPal has specified a different payment term. In this case he can only pay to PayPal with a debt-discharging effect. However, even in the case of the assignment of claims, the seller remains responsible for general customer inquiries, e.g. B. on goods, delivery time, dispatch, returns, complaints, revocation declarations and returns or credit notes. In addition, the General Terms of Use for the use of purchase on account from PayPal apply, which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/pui-terms.

5) Delivery and shipping conditions

5.1 The delivery of goods takes place on the dispatch route to the delivery address specified by the customer, unless otherwise agreed. When processing the transaction, the delivery address given in the seller's order processing is decisive.

5.2 If the transport company sends the goods back to the seller because delivery to the customer was not possible, the customer bears the costs for the unsuccessful shipment. This does not apply if the customer is not responsible for the circumstance that led to the impossibility of delivery or if he was temporarily prevented from accepting the service offered, unless the seller announced the service a reasonable time in advance would have. Furthermore, this does not apply with regard to the shipping costs if the customer effectively exercises his right of withdrawal. For the return costs, if the customer exercises his right of revocation, the provisions made in the seller's instructions on revocation apply.

5.3 Collection by the customer is not possible for logistical reasons.

5.4 Vouchers are given to the customer as follows:
- by email

6) Retention of title
If the seller makes an advance payment, he retains ownership of the goods delivered until the purchase price owed has been paid in full.

7) Liability for defects (warranty)

7.1 If the purchased item is defective, the provisions of statutory liability for defects apply.

7.2 The customer is asked to complain to the deliverer about delivered goods with obvious transport damage and to inform the seller thereof. If the customer does not comply, this has no effect on his statutory or contractual claims for defects.

8) Special conditions for the processing of goods according to certain specifications of the customer

8.1 If, according to the content of the contract, in addition to the delivery of goods, the seller also owes the processing of the goods according to certain specifications of the customer, the customer must provide the operator with all the content required for processing such as texts, images or graphics in the file formats, formatting, images specified by the operator - and file sizes available and grant him the necessary rights of use. The customer is solely responsible for the procurement and acquisition of rights to this content. The customer declares and assumes responsibility that he has the right to use the content provided to the seller. In particular, he ensures that no rights of third parties are violated, in particular copyrights, trademarks and personal rights.

8.2 The customer exempts the seller from claims by third parties that they can assert against the seller in connection with a violation of their rights through the contractual use of the customer's content. The customer also assumes the reasonable costs of the necessary legal defense including all court and lawyer costs in the statutory amount. This does not apply if the customer is not responsible for the infringement. In the event of a claim by a third party, the customer is obliged to immediately, truthfully and completely provide the seller with all information that is necessary for the examination of the claims and a defense.

8.3 The seller reserves the right to refuse processing orders if the content provided by the customer for this purpose violates legal or official prohibitions or against common decency. This applies in particular to the provision of unconstitutional, racist, xenophobic, discriminatory, offensive, youth-endangering and / or violence-glorifying content.

9) Redemption of campaign vouchers


9.1 Vouchers that are issued free of charge by the seller as part of promotions with a certain period of validity and that cannot be purchased by the customer (hereinafter “promotional vouchers”) can only be redeemed in the seller's online shop and only within the specified period.


9.2 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed by consumers.


9.3 Individual products can be excluded from the voucher campaign, provided that a corresponding restriction results from the content of the campaign voucher.


9.4 Promotion vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process has been completed. Subsequent billing is not possible.


9.5 Only one campaign voucher can be redeemed per order.


9.6 The value of the goods must be at least equal to the amount of the campaign voucher. Any remaining credit will not be refunded by the seller.


9.7 If the value of the campaign voucher is insufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.

9.8 The credit of a campaign voucher is neither paid out in cash nor is interest paid.

9.9 The campaign voucher will not be reimbursed if the customer returns the goods paid for in whole or in part with the campaign voucher within the scope of his statutory right of withdrawal.
9.10 The campaign voucher is transferable. The seller can, with discharging effect, make payments to the respective owner who redeems the promotional voucher in the seller's online shop. This does not apply if the seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-authorization, legal incapacity or lack of authorization of the respective owner.

10) Redeeming gift vouchers

10.1 Vouchers that can be purchased via the seller's online shop (hereinafter referred to as “gift vouchers”) can only be redeemed in the seller's online shop, unless otherwise stated in the voucher.

10.2 Gift vouchers and remaining balance of gift vouchers can be redeemed by the end of the third year after the year in which the voucher was purchased. Remaining credit will be credited to the customer until the expiry date.

10.3 Gift vouchers can only be redeemed before the order process has been completed. Subsequent billing is not possible.

10.4 Several gift vouchers can be redeemed for one order.

10.5 Gift vouchers can only be used for the purchase of goods and not for the purchase of other gift vouchers.

10.6 If the value of the gift voucher is insufficient to cover the order, one of the other payment methods offered by the seller can be selected to settle the difference.

10.7 The balance of a gift voucher is neither paid out in cash nor is interest paid.

10.8 The gift voucher is transferable. The seller can, with discharging effect, make payments to the respective owner who redeems the gift voucher in the seller's online shop. This does not apply if the seller has knowledge or grossly negligent ignorance of the non-authorization, legal incapacity or lack of authorization of the respective owner.

11) Applicable Law
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies to all legal relationships between the parties, excluding the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. In the case of consumers, this choice of law only applies insofar as the protection granted by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his habitual residence is not withdrawn.

12) place of jurisdiction
If the customer acts as a merchant, legal entity under public law or special fund under public law with its seat in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from this contract is the seller's place of business. If the customer is based outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, the seller's place of business is the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from this contract, if the contract or claims from the contract can be attributed to the customer's professional or commercial activity. In the above cases, however, the seller is always entitled to call the court at the customer's registered office.

13) Alternative dispute resolution


13.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution under the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr
This platform serves as a point of contact for the out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts in which a consumer is involved.


13.2 The seller is neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.