6. Force majeure
Obstacles to delivery due to force majeure or due to unforeseen events for which we are not responsible, such as operational disruptions, strikes, lock-outs, official orders, subsequent cessation of export or import options, as well as our reservation of our own supply of goods in accordance with Section 1 Paragraph (3) release us from the duration and scope of their influence from the obligation to comply with any agreed delivery times. They also entitle us to withdraw from the contract without the Buyer being entitled to compensation or other claims.
7. Reservation of proprietary rights
(1) Delivered goods remain our property until all current and future claims from the business relationship with the Buyer have been paid in full. During the existence of the retention of title, the Buyer must treat the goods with care and insure them at their own expense against damage from natural hazards and theft at replacement value. In the event of damage to or destruction of the goods, the Buyer hereby assigns to us the resulting claims for compensation against the insurer.
(2) The Buyer is revocably authorised to sell the goods in the ordinary course of business subject to the retention of title (“reserved goods”); the Buyer assigns to us any claims arising from the resale. We accept this assignment.
(3) Irrespective of our authority to collect the claim ourselves, the Buyer remains authorised to collect the claim even after the assignment. In this context, we undertake not to collect the claim as long as and to the extent that the Buyer meets their payment obligations, no application for the opening of insolvency or similar proceedings has been filed, and payments have not been suspended.
(4) If third parties assert rights to the reserved goods, the Buyer is obliged to inform us of this immediately.
(5) Any advertising materials (e.g. sales stands) and display items that we provide remain our property and must be returned to us at any time upon our request.
8. Set-off and withholding
The Buyer is only entitled to set-off or retention rights insofar as their claim has been legally established or is undisputed. In the event of defects in the delivery, the Buyer’s counterclaims remain unaffected.
9. Collection of payment
Our sales representatives in the field are not authorised to collect payments.
10. Place of fulfilment, choice of law, place of jurisdiction, severability clause
(1) The place of fulfilment for the delivery (including any retrospective fulfilment) and payment by the Buyer is our place of business, currently Egelsbach, Germany.
(2) German law applies to the contractual relationship between us and the Buyer, excluding the UN Sales Convention.
(3) The exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from the contractual relationship is our place of business, subject to a legally justified exclusive jurisdiction. However, we are also entitled to assert claims against the Buyer at the court of competent jurisdiction for the Buyer’s registered office or a branch.
(4) Should individual provisions of the contract be or become invalid or unenforceable, the validity of the remaining provisions of the contract shall remain unaffected.
As at: March 2023