Terms of service, platform "buphi.net"


General

The book portal of the platform "www.buphi.net" offers suppliers of books and brochures the possibility to distribute their works professionally and economically via the internet. "Buphi.net" only ensures the general technical operation, while the entire order processing is managed by the respective shop operators (authors, institutions or associations) on their own responsibility or is contractually agreed with them. The responsibility for the order processing therefore lies solely with the shop operator (book provider), consequently buphi.net also does not assume any mediation in the event of disputes between customers and shop operators, as agreed in a separate contract between buphi.net and its customers.

The following general terms and conditions apply, unless they have been specified in more detail by the respective shop operator.


Restrictions on digital products

The products offered for sale may be provided in various formats, which in turn may be subject to special restrictions. All products are subject to copyright © or trademark law ® and are generally only released for your private use. The same applies to all further copies of the purchased digital product on your private computers. Your purchase/acquisiti)on of electronic files does not authorise you to pass them on to third parties. All digital products are therefore electronically marked in order to identify any infringements.


. pdf (ebook)

The acquired PDF data are generally encrypted and locked against changes. The restrictions stored in the acquired file concern in particular the prevented copying of individual objects or text passages, as well as a deactivated print function.

.epub (ebook)

Files in this format technically allow the contents to be copied, printed or subsequently changed. There are therefore no special restrictions for your private use.

. jpg, tif (Image files)

Files in this format technically allow the contents to be copied, printed or subsequently changed. There are therefore no special restrictions for your private use.

. mp4, ... (videofiles)

Files in this format technically allow the contents to be copied, printed or subsequently changed. There are therefore no special restrictions for your private use.


User account, standard (private)

Private customers select a desired item type, specify its quantity in the shopping basket, select the shipping and payment method and finally enter their current address data.

For booksellers or other customers of digital products, there is no separate option to specify their customer status (i.e. their customer group) more precisely. All customers who are interested in purchasing online articles and open a user account for this purpose are treated as private customers. In principle, they do not receive any special price discounts.

Private orders are checked for plausibility by the shop administration before further processing. In the event of data constellations that appear unusual, the shop operators reserve the right to enquire by telephone or to delete the data.

Other customer groups (e.g. "For TOE-Modell®)
In some shops, separate user accounts are available for ordering goods. Special terms of use apply here and must be specifically observed. The special user conditions are presented and described when a user account is opened. They are considered accepted when an account has been created and confirmed via the Dobble-In procedure.

All user data will only be used within the book portal and will not be passed on to outsiders. In this context, please also note the information in the data protection regulations.


Conclusion of the contract

1) The subject matter of the contract is the sale of digital products (in particular e-books or digital image files).
2) By making a product available in our shop, we submit a binding offer to our customers to conclude a purchase contract.

3) All products intended for purchase are placed in the "shopping cart" by the customer. After entering the personal data and payment information, the customer has the opportunity to check all the information entered. By sending the order by clicking on the button provided for this purpose, the customer declares the legally binding acceptance of the offer. This concludes the purchase contract. In the case of the payment option via payment service providers such as "PayPal" or Sofortüberweisung, the customer will be redirected from our online shop to the website of the provider PayPal. After entering all the necessary payment data, the customer is finally redirected back to our shop.

4) The transmission of all information in connection with the conclusion of the contract shall be automated by e-mail. The customer must therefore ensure that the e-mail address deposited with us can be reached.


Order process

Each order placed automatically generates an e-mail. This contains a special link and an associated order number that enable you to track the order progress on the internet on a daily basis. Orders that have been placed are always binding. 

The purchased articles are then available in the user account as download articles.

In the event of delivery obstacles occurring at short notice, you will be informed immediately and free of charge by the respective shop operator via the tracking system by email.


Retention of title and right of retention

1) A right of retention may only be exercised by the customer if it is not a claim arising from the same contractual relationship.

2) The goods remain the property of the shop operator until the purchase price has been paid in full.

3) Special rights of use are governed by copyright © and trademark law ®.


Liability provisions

1) We shall be liable without limitation for damage to body or health, as well as in cases of intent and gross negligence. Furthermore, in the event of fraudulent concealment of a defect and in all other cases regulated by law. The liability for defects under the statutory warranty can be found in the relevant provision in our customer information.

2) If essential contractual obligations are not fulfilled, the liability of the online store is limited to the foreseeable, contract-typical damage in case of slight negligence.

3) In the event of a breach of immaterial obligations arising from the contract, liability is excluded in the event of slightly negligent breaches of obligations.

4) There is no liability for the constant availability of this website and the goods offered on it.


Choice of law

Swiss law shall apply. The provisions of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall expressly not apply.


Dispute Resolution

The European Commission provides a platform for the out-of-court settlement of disputes online (ODR platform), which can be accessed at http://ec.europa.eu/odr However, due to the low relevance, we are not obliged to settle any disputes via this platform. So far, we have been able to reach amicable settlements without exception.


Contract language, contract text storage

1) The contractual language is German.

2) We do not save the complete text of the contract. Customers can save this electronically via the browser's print function before submitting the order.


Prices and payment methods, Characteristics of the goods

1) The prices shown and the shipping costs are net prices.

2) The available payment methods are shown on our website or in the respective item description, but at the latest in the final order process at the "checkout". Unless otherwise stated, the payment claims arising from the contract are due for payment immediately.

3) The essential characteristics of the goods and/or services can be found in the item description and the supplementary information on our website.


Delivery conditions

1) Delivery conditions, delivery time as well as any existing restrictions on delivery can be found under the correspondingly designated link in our online shop or in the respective item description. The delivery conditions of digital products are generally fulfilled with the opening of a personal user account. There you will then generally have a maximum of 5 possible downloads per purchased electronic product at your disposal.

2) A subsequent change regarding the number of possible downloads is technically not possible.

3) Subsequent dispatch of the purchased digital products is also excluded as a matter of principle. The digital products shall be made available exclusively via your user account.


Legal liability for defects

1) The statutory rights of liability for defects shall apply.

2) Consumers are asked to check the goods upon delivery for completeness, obvious defects and transport damage and to notify the store operator as soon as possible. If the customer does not comply, this has no effect on his statutory warranty claims.


Last update: Sept 2023