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Terms and conditions (02.01.2014)

General terms & conditions

In respect to business relations of all types between Publikat Verlags- und Handels GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (hereafter called Publikat) and its customers, the following general terms and conditions of business hold true in their legally valid versions, respectively. Different conditions or general business practices of the customer have no legal validity unless a written agreement has been negotiated elsewhere. All offers – whether they be transacted by telephone, telefax, Internet, e-mail or in any other form – only become legally binding for Publikat if they have been confirmed in writing, or if the goods have been delivered and/or an invoice has been delivered. Publikat reserves the right to deny the promised service subsequent to determining that the goods are no longer available, both after contractual settlement and also although a corresponding hedging transaction has been concluded. In such a case, the customer will be notified immediately. All reciprocations and considerations of any kind provided by the customer beforehand will be reimbursed without delay. It is then excluded that further legal claims be raised by the customer against Publikat.

Contractual languages and contract conclusion

Contractual languages are German, English, and French.
The products shown in the online shop are not a legal binding product offering but a non-binding online catalogue. By clicking the ordering button at the final step of the ordering process, the seller places a binding ordering of the chosen goods. After placing your order, Publikat will send a confirmation by email to the customer that the order was received. The order confirmation does not yet constitute a binding contract of sale. It is merely for your information, to let you know that Publikat have received your order. A binding contract of sale shall come into being when Publikat confirms the product shipping.

Prices

All Prices are in Euro. You will be charged the prices stated in our online-shop at the time your order has been placed. Prices do not include shipping. For sure Publikat will give its very best to avoid any pricing errors, but if there are wrong prices shown, Publikat has the right to refuse or cancel any incoming orders.

Payment options and shipping costs (only within Europe):

Shipping and Handling
The costs for shipping and handling depend on the country you order from, please check out our flat fees for shipping and handling for further details. http://www.stylefile.com/service/delivery.html

Payment Options

Cash in Advance
If you choose to prepay your order you have to transfer the order amount to our bank account before your order will be processed. We will send you our bank details once we have confirmed that your ordered items are available.

Credit Card
We do accept Visa and Mastercard. We need the following information:

  • Credit Card Number
  • CVV2 Number (It’s a three digit code that’s placed on the back of your credit card after your 16 digit credit card number.)
  • Expiry Date

We will only charge the total order amount to your credit card after we actually shipped your order.

Please notice: As soon as you entered your credit card information, you will automatically be connected with the CompuTop server CompuTop (http://uk.computop.com/). The transfer of your information and the authentication will be with codification through SSL-Technology. Your information will not be forwarded to us or saved.

PayPal
You can pay the invoice amount via the online payment service PayPal. To use PayPal, you will need a PayPal account which is linked to your bank account or credit card, so you can pay with only a few clicks.
You can find more information here.

Minimum order value

Minimum order value is 25,00 € within Europe. This does not include shipping costs.

Shipping information

Your order will be shipped within 3 to 5 weekdays. The order will be carried out by DHL (German Post Office) or GLS. The payment has to be done in advance or with credit card. Please do only accept packages if they’re unopened and do not show any signs of damage.
As soon as your order will be shipped you will receive a confirmation e-mail from us (only if you entered a valid e-mail address when you ordered).

Cancellation policy

Right of Revocation

You can always revoke your contract within a month without a reason in text form (e.g. letter, fax, e-mail) or by returning the goods before the deadline. The period begins upon receipt of this written notification, but not before receipt of the order to the consignee (in case of recurring deliveries of similar goods, not before receipt of the first partial delivery) and also does not fulfill our information obligations. According to article 246 § 2 in connection with §1 par. 1 and 2 EGBGB as well as our obligation according to §312g par. 1 set 1 BGB in connection with article 246 § 3 EGBGB. The revocation period is sufficient to send the revocation or item. The revocation must be sent to:

Publikat Verlags- und Handels GmbH & Co.
KG
Hauptstrasse 204
63814 Mainaschaff
Germany

E-Mail:
mailorder@stylefile.com
Fax: +49 (0) 6021 / 9004020

Consequences of revocation

In case of an effective revocation, the mutually received services and its necessary benefits (e.g. interest) are surrendered. If you cannot send the service back or in part, or will only return it in deteriorated condition, you must pay us a compensation for the value.  With the release of goods this does not apply if the deterioration of the matter only on the test – as they would do in a retail store – is due. Incidentally, you can avoid the obligation to pay compensation for a purpose by putting the goods in in good form and avoid everything that could reduce its value. Transportable items are to be returned at our expense and risk. Non parcel goods will be picked up at your residence. Obligations of payment will have to be fulfilled within 30 days. This period begins for you when you send your cancellation or the good to us, including the receipt.

End of cancellation policy.

Warranty

On receiving the ordered items, the customer shall examine the goods in order to ensure that they are complete and that there are no defects. This examination shall be effected as soon as possible. Should a loss or defect be ascertained, the customer shall immediately serve a notice of defect.

The warranty period shall be a period of two years after the goods are delivered to the customer.

In the case of defective goods, the customer is entitled to claim at his discretion either the removal of the defective part or delivery of a product which is free of defects. Publikat is entitled to refuse the kind of replacement chosen by the customer, if the kind of replacement requires unreasonable expense.

Reservation of proprietary rights

All of our deliveries and performances occur under proprietary right. Until the delivered products have been paid for in full by the customer they remain the property of Publikat.

Liability

Publikat is liable in cases of positive breach of obligation, culpa in contrahendo, delayed performance, subsequent impossibility of performance, tortious act as well as due to other legal reasons in cases of intent and gross negligence. Publikat is also liable in the event of injury to life, limb and health and in cases of slight negligence. In case of culpable breach of contractual cardinal or fraud as well as in cases of claims for compensation, Publikat is liable within the framework of legislation. Only in cases of a breach of cardinal obligations, the liability is limited to typical, foreseeable damage. Consequential damages are excluded to that extent. In cases of delayed performance, the customer is entitled either to compensation in damages or to rescind the contract.

Provider identification

Publikat Verlags- und Handels GmbH & Co. KG
Hauptstrasse 204
D-63814 Mainaschaff
Germany

Fax: +49 (0) 6021 / 9004020

VAT: DE211395983
Tax-Nr: 204/172/56807
County Court Aschaffenburg, HRA 3648

General manager and general partner:
Publikat Verwaltungs GmbH
Represented by: Jörn Stiller, Markus Christl
County Court Aschaffenburg HRB 9494

Address for complaints / Service and returned items

Publikat Verlags- und Handels GmbH & Co. KG
Hauptstrasse 204
D-63814 Mainaschaff
Germany

Fax: +49 (0)6021 / 9004020
E-Mail: mailorder@stylefile.com

Data protection

Publikat collects and stores customer data  for the process of ordering and delivering and also to provide you with information material in the future. The customer data are stored for the maintenance of a customer database for an indefinite period of time. Publikat will not transfer this customer data to a third party.

If you do not wish to receive further publications from Publikat, please notify us of your wishes at any time in writing to: Publikat Verlags- und Handels GmbH & Co. KG, Hauptstrasse 204, D-63814 Mainaschaff, Germany or by email to mailorder@stylefile.com

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Which types of cookies do we use?

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Criteo
On this website anonymous data is collected and stored in cookies, about the internet behaviour of our visitors for marketing purposes, using technology by Criteo GmbH. Criteo analyses internet behaviour using a specific algorithm, in order to make product proposals to visitors in the form of a personalised commercial banner which is displayed on other websites (publishers). Not in any way will these data be used to identify a visitor personally. The collected data will only be used to improve our offerings. Any other applications or transfers to a third party will not happen. You can disagree with this analysis of your anonymous surfing behavior at any time. Scroll down on the following website: http://www.criteo.com/us/privacy-policy, towards the theme „Your Preference” and click on the opt-out button.

For more information about the Criteo technology, please visit Criteo’s privacy statement at: http://www.criteo.com/en/privacy-policy

Facebook
On this website we make use of Social Plugins (“plug-ins”) of the social network Facebook, property of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). These plug-ins are made visible by the Facebook logo or a reference to Facebook. An overview of possible Facebook social plug-ins en how to recognise them is available here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, your browser will automatically connect to the Facebook servers and Facebook content will be loaded. By implementing Facebook plug-ins, Facebook will be informed by your page visits. When you are logged on to your Facebook account, Facebook can directly use your account when an interaction with a Facebook social plug-in takes place, for instance by clicking the “Like” button or placing a comment. The information will directly be transferred to Facebook and stored on their server. We cannot exercise any influence on this process nor on the content of the social plug-ins.

The target and width of the data transfer to, any other processes and usage of data by Facebook can be found and adjusted, such as the relevant rights and privacy settings for you, in the privacy statement of Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php  
When you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website, you should log out of your Facebook account before visiting this website.

You want to deactivate cookies?
If you don’t want to use cookies, you can deactivate them in your browser settings. Detailed instructions on how to deactivate cookies in your browser can be found here:

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

Opera: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/

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Applicable law and jurisdiction

Publikat runs the whole service (webshop, customer service and logistic) from Germany, German law therefore governs it and should any legal discrepancy occur, it will be dealt with in a German court of law. The application of the UN-Agreement on Contracts on the International Purchase of Goods of 11th April 1988 is excluded.
If the customer has not general legal jurisdiction in his/her country, has changed residence since the purchase contract was made or has a temporary residence in another country or his/her residence is not fixed/known at the time of the suit, Publikat will apply Aschaffenburg as the jurisdiction for any disputes arising as a result of a contract.

Disclaimer

This page may contain links to third party websites or services which are not operated by Publikat. In these instances, Publikat is not responsible for the content as it is not controlled by us.

Statutory rights

The above terms and conditions are not intended to replace or compromise your statutory rights in any way.

Printed Version

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