Legal Information



General Business Terms & Conditions (GTC)

For all deliveries from the company Vladi Private Islands GmbH to the consumer (§ 13 BGB), the following Terms and Conditions apply (GTC).

1. Contractual Partner

The contract of purchase comes into existence either with Dr. Götze Land und Karte GmbH, Managing Director Dr. Pedro Arez, Alstertor 14-18, 20354 Hamburg, Register of Companies: district court Hamburg HRB 79 611 or with the company Vladi Private Islands GmbH, Managing Director Dr. F. Vladi, Ballindamm 7, 2009 Hamburg, district court Hamburg HRB 41 232.  

For any queries, claims and complaints, our customer service can be reached on business days from 10 am to 6 pm under +49-40-357463-0 as well as by email at info@oldmapcenter.com

2. Offer and Conclusion of Contract 

2.1 The presentation of products in our online shop does not constitute a legally binding offer, but rather an invitation to place an order. All offers are only available "while stocks last", if not stated otherwise in the products. All offers are subject to errors. 

2.2 By clicking on the 'send order' button in the final step of the ordering process, you enter into a binding order for the goods placed in your shopping basket. The sales contract is concluded when we accept your order through a confirmation of the order sent by e-mail after receipt your order. 

3. Cancellations policy relating to the order of printed books and other physical goods

Consumers have a statutory right of withdrawal. A consumer means every natural person who enters into a legal transaction for a purpose that is outside his/her trade, business or profession. (§ 13 BGB).

Right of Withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw from this contract without giving any reason within a period of fourteen days.
 
The cancellation period is fourteen days from the day you, or a third party named by you, who is not the carrier, have taken physical possession of the goods.
 
In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, you must inform us (Dr. Götze Land & Karte GmbH, Alstertor 14-18, 20095 Hamburg, Tel: +49-40-357463-0, Fax: +49-40-357463-44, E-Mail: info@oldmapcenter.com) in the form of a clear explanation (e.g. a letter sent by post, telefax or email) about your decision to withdraw from this contract. You may use the sample withdrawal form (Withdrawal Form) attached herewith, however this is not mandatory.
 
The dispatch of the notification that you are exercising your right of cancellation before the end of the cancellation period is sufficient to observe the cancellation deadline.

Consequences of cancellation

If you cancel this contract, we shall refund to you all payments which we have received from you, including delivery charges (except for additional costs incurred as a result of the fact that you requested a type of delivery other than the cheapest standard delivery offered by us) without delay and at the latest within fourteen days from the date on which we receive the notification of your cancellation of this contract. For this refund we shall use the same means of payment that you used in the original transaction, unless expressly otherwise agreed with you; under no circumstances shall any charges be debited to you for this refund.
 
We reserve the right to refuse to refund payments until we have received the goods or until you have furnished proof that you have returned the goods, whichever is earlier. You shall send back or hand over the goods to us without delay, at the latest within fourteen days of the date on which you notify us about the cancellation of this contract.  
 
The dispatch of the goods before the expiry of the 14-day period is sufficient to observe the period. You shall be responsible for the direct costs of returning the goods.
 
You shall only be liable for any diminished value of the goods resulting from handling them other than what is necessary to ascertain the nature, properties and functioning of the goods.

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4. Prices and shipping costs

4.1 The prices indicated on the product pages are inclusive of the value-added tax in Germany insofar as this is applicable, as well as other price components. 

4.2 In addition to the indicated prices, we charge a standard rate of EUR 4.00 for the delivery within Germany of an order valued at under EUR 30.00. The delivery costs are listed on the product pages, in the shopping cart system and again clearly on the order page.

4.3 For payment by cash-on-delivery, an additional fee of EUR 2.00 is due, which the delivery agent will collect from you on delivery. There are no further taxes nor fees payable.

5. Delivery

5.1 We deliver within Germany as well as internationally.

5.2 As a rule, the delivery time within Germany is 5 working days. Varying delivery times are indicated on the appropriate product page.

5.3 Should the product ordered not be available on time, as this product has not been made available to us on time by our supplier, we will inform you immediately.

In such a case, you have the option to either wait for the ordered product or to cancel your order. In the event of a cancellation, any payments you have already made will be reimbursed immediately.

6. Payment

6.1 Payment may be made either by cash in advance or cash on delivery, by credit card or by direct debit.

6.2 Should you choose to pay cash in advance, we will indicate our bank account details in the order confirmation and deliver the goods once payment has been received.   

6.3 The right to offset a claim is only given when your counter claim has been legally proved or is uncontested or has been acknowledged by us in written form.

6.4 You may only exercise the right of retention should the claims result from the same contractual relationship.  

7. Reservation of ownership

The goods will remain in our possession until receipt of full payment.

8. Warranty

Warranty ensures according to the statutory provisions. For all defects occurring during the statutory warranty period of two years as of delivery, you have the statutory right to subsequent fulfillment (at your discretion: elimination of defect or new delivery) and – should the legal prerequisites exist – the statutory right to impairment  or withdrawal, as well as to additional damages. You must grant us a total of two attempts to rectify the problem. If the desired type of action is only possible with disproportionate costs, your claim is limited to another type of performance.

Further Information

Order Process

Once you have chosen the desired product, you may place it into the shopping cart (without any obligation) by clicking on the “Order” button. You may view the contents of your shopping cart at any time (also without any obligation) by clicking on the button “Shopping Cart”.

Once you have found the desired product, you can put this obligation by clicking the button 'Order' in the cart. The contents of the basket you can view without obligation at any time by clicking the button 'cart'.

The products may also be removed from the cart at any time by clicking on the icon “Delete X”. Should you decide to purchase the products in your shopping cart, click on the button “Continue to Order Form”.

Please then enter your data, the mandatory fields are marked with a “*”. After entering your data, please check the data one more time. By clicking the button “Submit order”, you complete the ordering process. The process can be interrupted at any time by closing the browser window. On the individual pages, you will find further information, such as to correction options, etc.

Contract Text

The contract text is stored on our internal system. The general terms and conditions may be viewed at any time on this page. The order information and the terms and conditions will be sent to you via email. After completing the purchase, the contract text can no longer be accessed via the internet for security reasons.

Privacy Policy

We use the data, which you have provided, to fulfill and process your order. Your personal data shall only be disclosed to the shipping company, which has been commissioned to deliver the ordered products, so far as it is necessary for the delivery of the goods (name, address, phone number for the coordination of delivery).

For the settlement of payments, your payment details will passed onto our house bank, as appropriate. Should you decide to use the customer logins: In the customer login, you may view the saved data.

Without using the customer logins: With completion of the contract and full payment of the purchase price, your data will be blocked against any further use and deleted in accordance with the tax and trade legislation.

Detailed information on data protection. 

Cancellations policy relating to the order of printed books and other physical goods