General Terms and Conditions

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1. Scope

These General Terms and Conditions of Business apply to all orders and deliveries between zooplus AG, Sonnenstrasse 15, 80331 Munich, Germany, (hereinafter: zooplus) and its customers via the online shop www.zooplus.co.uk.

2. Order process, entering into a contract, quantity limitation

  1. Order process

    • zooplus offers its customers a comprehensive range for all matters concerning domestic pets. By clicking on the products or product descriptions, the customer navigates to the product details, .e.g. details regarding the product design, size or flavour. The product is placed in the virtual shopping basket by entering the requested quantity and clicking on the shopping basket icon.
    • By clicking on the "shopping basket" button, displayed in the top right-hand corner of the online shop, the customer navigates to an overview page and at any time can check the goods in the virtual shopping basket and, where necessary, make changes.
    • If a customer does not wish to purchase additional goods, they can continue via the "To order/checkout" button. Registered customers can enter their user names and passwords here to automatically use their saved information for the order. Alternatively, the customer can register as a new customer and set up a customer account or continue the purchase without setting up a customer account. In such a case, the customer must enter their address and invoice information on the following page.
    • By further clicking on the "Continue" button, the customer reaches the penultimate order stage "Overview". The customer has access to an overview of the order here with details of the price (including the statutory VAT) and details of the delivery service and costs.
    • The order is entered into by clicking on the "Buy" button. This means a binding offer has been made.
  2. Entering into a contract

    The images of the range in the online shop are intended as an illustration and do not constitute binding offers for sale. By completing the order process by clicking on the "Buy" button the customer makes a binding offer to enter into a purchase contract. The customer thereupon receives an automated confirmation of receipt of order by e-mail (order confirmation). This order confirmation does not constitute acceptance of the offer. The contract with zooplus is only concluded when zooplus sends the ordered product to the customer and the shipping to the customer is confirmed by e-mail (shipping confirmation).

  3. Quantity limitation

    The offered goods are sold in customary domestic quantities only and only to persons of an age at which they are capable of entering into legal transactions.

3. Prices and shipping charges

  1. Prices

    All prices contain the statutory VAT and other price elements, and are to be understood plus shipping costs that may apply. We do not sell to businesses so we do not issue VAT receipts, nor do we refund the VAT.

  2. Shipping charges

    zooplus delivers from a minimum order value of £15.00 (excluding shipping charges). In the UK, deliveries are free of charge from an order value of £29.00. In the case of order values of less than £29.00, zooplus charges a flat-rate of £2.50 for each order. For the shipping costs that apply to other countries please see Country information. A minority of GB postal codes will be subject to extra shipping costs, please use the calculator here.Customers will not incur additional shipping costs should a delivery be divided into several consignments for technical or logistical reasons.

4. Dispatch and delivery

In countries other than the Federal Republic of Germany, zooplus only delivers to private individuals.

Unless stated otherwise in the offer, the delivery period is 2 to 3 working days after dispatch. Information about delivery and shipping conditions is available here.

In the event that some of the ordered products are not in stock, zooplus shall be entitled to provide partial deliveries at its cost provided this is acceptable for the customer.

In the event that zooplus is unable to deliver the ordered product because zooplus itself is not supplied by its own suppliers, without culpability on the part of zooplus, zooplus may withdraw from the contract. In such a case, zooplus shall inform the customer without delay and propose a comparable product. If a comparable product is not available, or if the customer does not wish to have that product delivered, zooplus shall, without delay, reimburse payments made by the customer. Deliveries are free of customs duties within the EU. In the case of delivery in countries outside the EU customs duties, taxes and other levies that may apply shall be borne by the customer.

In the event that supplied products are damaged en route, the zooplus customer service is to be contacted, where possible, without delay. As a result, zooplus shall have the option of lodging a complaint with the carrier or transport insurer regarding the damage. If the customer fails to provide notification of transport damage, this shall not have any effect whatsoever on the customer's statutory guarantee rights.

5. Retention of title

The goods shall remain the property of zooplus up until payment in full. Prior to the passing of ownership, pledging, ownership transfer by way of security, processing or redesigning are not permitted without approval by zooplus.

6. Right of withdrawal

Customers who are consumers have a fourteen-day cancellation right. A consumer is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for a purpose that is neither attributable to their commercial nor self-employed professional activity. The following regulations apply to the cancellation right and the excluding of the cancellation right. If customers have any further questions about cancellations, they can contact the zooplus customer service.

Instructions on withdrawal

The exercise of the right of withdrawal

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw from this contract within 14 days without giving any reason.

The withdrawal period will expire after 14 days from the day on which you acquire, or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by you, acquires, physical possession of the goods.

To exercise the right of withdrawal, you must inform us(zooplus AG, Customer Services Sonnenstrasse 15, 80331 Munich, Germany, telephone: 01234 430366, fax: 01234 430367, service@zooplus.co.uk) of your decision to withdraw from this contract by an unequivocal statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail). You may use the attached model withdrawal form but it is not obligatory.

To meet the withdrawal deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right of withdrawal before the withdrawal period has expired.

Effects of withdrawal

If you withdraw from this contract, we shall reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery (with the exception of the supplementary costs resulting from your choice of a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us), without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to withdraw from this contract. We will carry out such reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such reimbursement. We may withhold reimbursement until we have received the goods back or you have supplied evidence of having sent back the goods, whichever is the earliest.

You shall send back the goods to

zooplus / Padeol Ltd
73 Murdock Road
Bedford MK41 7PL

without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which you communicate your withdrawal from this contract to us. The deadline is met if you send back the goods before the period of 14 days has expired.

We will bear the cost of returning the goods.
You are only liable for any diminished value of the goods resulting from the handling other than what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the goods.

End of Information concerning the Right of withdrawal

Exclusion of the right of withdrawal

The right of withdrawal does not apply in the event of delivery of goods

  • that are not pre-produced and an individual selection or determination by the consumer is authoritative for their manufacture or goods that are clearly geared towards the consumer's personal requirements; goods that may perish quickly or goods whose sell-by-date would quickly run out,
  • that are not suitable for returns for reasons involving health protection or hygiene if their seal has been broken post-delivery,
  • that were post-delivery inseparably mixed with other goods.

Model withdrawal form

Sample of the model withdrawal form
(Should you wish to cancel your contract with zooplus please complete this form and return to)
— To zooplus AG, Customer Service, Sonnenstrasse 15, 80331 Munich, Germany, Fax 01234 430367, service@zooplus.co.uk
— I/We (*) hereby give notice that I/We (*) withdraw from my/our (*) contract of sale of the following goods (*)/for the provision of the following service (*),
— Ordered on (*)/received on (*)
— Name of consumer(s)
— Address of consumer(s)
— Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper)
— Date
_______________
(*) Delete as appropriate.

7. Guarantee and liability

The statutory guarantee provisions apply.

Veterinary medicine diet feed should only be used where recommended and by way of regular monitoring by the veterinarian. The veterinarian should be visited regularly (every 6 months) during the feeding for check-up examinations and without delay in the event of deterioration in the domestic pet's condition. zooplus is not liable for the consequences of inappropriate use of veterinary medical diet feed or use that is unnecessary.

8. Payment methods and credit notes

  1. Payment methods

    Payment for goods is to be made by Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, or American Express credit card or Maestro debit card. Unfortunately, we cannot accept payment sent in the form of cash or cheques and are not responsible for loss.

    Your credit or debit card will not be charged until your goods leave our warehouse. In the case of possible returns the amount paid will be refunded. Should your credit card have insufficient credit we reserve the right to invoice you for the costs incurred in making requests for payment.

  2. Payment via bank transfer

    All listed countries can use the method of bank transfer, except Ireland. Please be sure to include your order invoice number in the payment reference field when you enter the information for your bank transfer. Please transfer the balance to the following account:

  3. Payment by credit card

    In the case of payment by credit card, amounts are booked within one week after shipping the goods.

    zooplus AG
    Account Number: 30169530
    IBAN: GB32 COBA 4062 0130 1695 30
    SWIFT: COBAGB2X

  4. If the customer defaults in payment, the purchase price shall incur interest during the default in the sum of 5 percentage points above the ECB base lending rate. If the customer is not a consumer, the default interest shall be 8 percentage points above the base lending rate. zooplus reserves the right to assert a claim for greater damage caused by default subject to furnishing proof in that respect.

  5. Credit Notes

    In the case of redeeming credit notes, the specific, valid redemption conditions, minimum order quantity and period of validity etc. are to be adhered to. The corresponding information is stated on the credit notes. In any case, only one credit note or one order / customer-related reduction can be redeemed for each purchase. Payment in cash or subsequent setting off with previous orders is not possible. Resale is not permitted.

9. Data protection

zooplus takes the protection of its customers' data very seriously. The zooplus data protection declaration can be viewed here.

10. Identity of the contracting partner

zooplus AG
Sonnenstrasse 15, 80331 Munich, Germany
represented by the management board:
Andrea Skersies
Dr. Cornelius Patt
Andreas Grandinger
Jürgen Vedie

Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
Michael Rohowski
Munich Local Court ("Amtsgericht"), HRB 125080
VAT ID No. DE 200 164 421

11. Terms and conditions for Gift Vouchers

The following terms and conditions apply to the purchase of gift vouchers at zooplus:

  • Purchase of Vouchers

    Gift vouchers are valid for all products at www.zooplus.co.uk and for ancillary costs (e.g. postage & packing). All vouchers are valid for a period of three years from the date they are sent. The period of validity of individual vouchers may not be extended. First-time buyers must use a credit card to purchase gift vouchers; returning customers may use the payment method of their choice. zooplus AG reserves the right to accept only certain payment methods in individual cases. The invoice for the purchase of the gift voucher will be sent to the purchaser by email. The voucher will be sent to the recipient by email with a PDF attachment. The purchaser of the gift voucher will receive a copy of said email for confirmation. Gift vouchers may not be ordered together with other products at zooplus.

  • Redeeming vouchers

    Gift vouchers may be used only once at the online shop www.zooplus.co.uk. Only one voucher may be used per order. The use of several vouchers for the same order (e.g. a combination of gift vouchers and offer vouchers/coupons) is therefore not possible. If the order value exceeds the voucher amount the difference may be paid by credit card, direct debit or payment on invoice. If the voucher amount is not used up upon redemption the difference is forfeited. There will be no cash payout. It is not possible to offset vouchers retrospectively against current or previous orders. Vouchers may not be exchanged or redeemed for cash and cannot be used to buy gift vouchers. Vouchers may not be sold on.

  • Transfer of risk/liability

    zooplus accepts no liability for loss or theft of vouchers and for voucher redemption by third parties without the knowledge or permission of the customer. Equally, zooplus will not be responsible for typing errors in the voucher recipient’s email address.

  • 12. Final provision

    Should any provision of these Terms and Conditions be or become invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall not be affected thereby. German law applies by way of exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

    13. Printed version of the General Terms and Conditions of Business

    By clicking on the link "Printed version of the General Terms and Conditions of Business" the customer has the option of viewing a printer-friendly version of these General Terms and Conditions of Business. Such a version can be printed or saved locally on a device.

    Status of these General Terms and Conditions of Business: 13 June 2014