General terms and conditions
Our online shop is exclusively for traders.
In addition to verifying your status as a trader within the ordering process, we are entitled to request evidence of your status as a trader by provision of suitable, current documents such as a trade register excerpt or business registration documentation.
The present Terms and Conditions shall also apply to future business relations, without any further need of reference thereto. Where the trader employs conflicting or supplementary General Terms and Conditions, we hereby object to their validity; such Terms will only become a contractual component if we expressly agree to them.
2. Contractual partner, formation of contract
The contract is concluded with Science Services GmbH.
By placing the products in the online shop, we make a binding offer on our part to enter into a contract regarding those items. You may place our products in the shopping basket without obligation and amend your entries at any time prior to submitting your binding order by using the correction facilities that are provided for this purpose and explained during the ordering process. The contract is formed by clicking on the order button which indicates your acceptance of our offer concerning the goods contained in the shopping basket. Once you have sent your order you will immediately receive a confirmation via e-mail.
3. Contract language, saving of the contract text
The language(s) available for concluding the contract: German, English
We save the text of the contract and forward the order data and our Terms and Conditions to you on a durable medium. You may also view the text of the contract in our customer login area.
4. Delivery conditions
Delivery costs may be added to the product prices displayed. Further information on delivery costs, if applicable, are explained within individual product offers.
We only dispatch goods en route; pick up by the customer is not possible.
We do not deliver to packing stations.
Where the product that you have ordered from us is unavailable because we have not received the supplies ordered from our reliable supplier, without fault on our part and in spite of placing appropriate orders, we will inform you of this immediately in the confirmation of order. We will thereby be released from our obligation to perform and can withdraw from the contract. If you have already made payments, we will refund these without undue delay.
Subject to delivery from our suppliers, we will ensure speedy delivery. Where part of the order cannot be delivered immediately because we have not received the supplies ordered from our reliable supplier, without fault on our part and in spite of placing appropriate orders, we will deliver the remaining goods in an additional shipment without recalculating the shipping costs, insofar as this is reasonable for you.
The invoice amount is due for payment upon contract formation. You hereby agree that all invoices will be provided by email. Such consent can be revoked at any time.
In the case of late payment, we reserve the right to invoice you statutory interest for late payment amounting nine percentage points above the basic interest rate and a flat fee of 40 euros. Further claims remain unaffected hereby.
In our shop, the following payment methods are basically available to you:
Advance payment, Invoice, PayPal
A right of set-off is only available to you if your counterclaim entails mutuality of obligation with respect to our principal claim, is undisputed by us or has been legally established.
6. Retention of title
A right of retention is only available to you if your counterclaim is based on the same contractual relationship.
We reserve ownership of the goods until complete settlement of all claims arising from a current business relationship. You may resell reserved goods in ordinary business operations; you shall assign any claims arising from this resale – irrespective of connecting or mixing of the reserved goods with a new item - in the amount of the invoice amount to us in advance, and we accept this assignment. You remain authorised to collect the claims; however, we may likewise collect the claims ourselves, should you fail to fulfil your payment obligations.If you combine, mix or process the reserved goods with other items, we shall acquire co-ownership of the new item in the ratio of the value of the reserved goods to the other processed items at the time of combination, mixing or processing. If your item is to be regarded as the main item, you shall transfer co-ownership to us on a pro rata basis. We shall release the securities to which we are entitled at your request insofar as the realisable value of the securities exceeds the value of the outstanding claims to be secured by more than 10%.
7. Damage during delivery
The risks of accidental loss or deterioration of the goods will transfer to you once we have submitted the item to the haulier, carrier or other contractor for forwarding to the defined person or establishment. "Kaufleute" as defined by the German Commercial Code (HGB) are subject to the inspection and notification requirements set out in § 377 HGB: The purchaser must examine the goods immediately after their delivery by the vendor, as far as this is practicable in the ordinary course of business, and upon the discovery of any defect must immediately give notice thereof to the vendor. Should you fail to comply with the instructions set out therein; the goods will be deemed to have been approved unless the defect was not detectable on inspection. This shall not apply if a given defect has been concealed by us deceitfully.
8. Warranty and guarantees
Statutory warranty rights shall apply.
We shall in any case be liable without limitation for claims due to damages that have been caused by us, our legal representatives or legal agents
• for injury to life, limb or health
• for deliberate or grossly negligent breach of duty
• for guarantee commitments, where agreed
• towards consumer.
Except these cases, our civil law liability is limited to the foreseeable and direct damages at the time of contract conclusion.
10. Final provisions
German law shall apply to the exclusion of UN Sales Law.
If you are a "Kaufmann" within the meaning of the German Commercial Code (HGB), public-law legal entity or special public-law fund, the exclusive legal jurisdiction for all disputes from contractual relationships between us and you is our registered office.
Special provisions for the sale of chemicals
1 Orders for chemicals that include the following substances shall only be considered if the customer can prove that he or she is permitted to use such substances:
- oxidising (O) and/or highly flammable (F+) chemicals or chemicals of the R category R40 , R62, R63 or R68,
- potassium chlorate, potassium nitrate, potassium perchlorate, potassium permanganate, sodium chlorate, sodium nitrate, sodium perchlorate,
- substances and preparations that produce hydrogen phosphide when used for their intended purposes, provided that these have not been categorised as toxic (T) or extremely toxic (T+),
- pyrotechnical objects pursuant to Art. 4 (2) of the First Ordinance to the Explosives Act.
2 Orders for experimental sets pursuant to Art. 3 (4) 3 of the Chemicals Prohibition Ordinance shall only be considered if the customer is at least 18 years old
3 Orders for toxic and extremely toxic chemicals shall only be considered if the customer is a reseller, a professional user or a public research institute, investigative authority or educational establishment.
4 When placing an order for any type of chemical, the buyer hereby affirms that he or she is not a private individual. The customer also affirms with his or her order that he or she has fulfilled the aforementioned requirements. When placing their orders, resellers affirm that the substances shall only be handed over to private end consumers by competent persons.
5 When placing an order, the customer shall be obligated to present the required legitimation by completely and truthfully filling in the "customer data supplement sheet" provided by Science Services during the ordering process and, if required, to present written proof of these details. The customer shall be particularly obligated to give information about and provide proof of his or her own identity, authorised contacts, legally required qualifications and the purpose of use.
6 Should Science Services accrue any costs or suffer any damages, which otherwise would not have been the case, due to false information and/or proof provided by the customer, the customer shall be obligated to bear such costs and damages.