Address

VDE VERLAG GMBH

AG Berlin-Charlottenburg
HR B 71613
Head Office of the Company: Berlin
V.A.T. Identification Number: DE 203 732 669
Management Board:
Margret Schneider
Dr. Stefan Schlegel
Chairman of the Advisory Board:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Schröppel

Standards: Editorial Office, Production, Orders, Technical Services; Books: Production, Orders; Journals: Production, Orders; Customer Service; IT Department; Accounts Department
Bismarckstr. 33
10625 Berlin
P.O.B. 120143
10591 Berlin
Phone : +49 (30) 34 80 01 - 0
Fax : +49 (30) 34 80 01 - 9088
Editorial Office Journals,
Editorial Office Books,
Ad Sales

Goethering 58
63067 Offenbach
Phone : +49 (69) 84 00 06 - 0
Fax : +49 (69) 84 00 06 - 1399
Banking Information:
Weberbank Actiengesellschaft, Berlin,
IBAN DE 36 1012 0100 6123 5490 39,
SWIFT/BIC WELADED1WBB
UniCredit Bank AG, Berlin,
IBAN DE 78 1002 0890 0002 6683 86,
SWIFT/BIC HYVEDEMM488

General Terms and Conditions of VDE VERLAG GMBH, Berlin, Germany ("Publisher") for Corporate Customers

1. Scope of Applicability.
Unless otherwise approved in writing by Publisher, the following General Terms and Conditions for Delivery and Payment of Publisher ("Conditions") shall apply to all agreements on sales, deliveries and services, including making available electronic products, ("Agreements" or "Agreement") provided by Publisher. The Conditions shall apply notwithstanding any contrary or additional terms and conditions of customer even if Publisher has not rejected them expressly. Transactions with booksellers shall be governed by the then applicable German Book Trade Regulations ("Buchhändlerische Verkehrsordnung") and, provided they do not contradict the Conditions, in addition by the Conditions.
2. Content of Agreement.
The content of the Agreement shall be as set forth in the invoice confirming the order and in the Conditions.
3. Shipment/Delivery Dates.
3.1.
Risk of loss shall pass to customer upon delivery of the goods to the forwarding agent. Sec. 447 of the German Civil Code shall apply. Sec. 448 of the German Civil Code shall apply to the costs for delivery, acceptance and shipment.
3.2.
Claims for damage in transit should be directed to the forwarding agent and not to Publisher, and should then be notified to Publisher.
3.3.
Delivery dates shall be binding only if they have been confirmed in writing by Publisher, and customer has provided Publisher in a timely manner with all information and documentation required to deliver the goods, and paid as agreed any agreed advance payments.
4. Rights of Customer in Case of Defects.
4.1.
In order to claim rights in case of defects of the goods, customer must report obvious defects in writing to Publisher within 8 days of delivery of the goods to customer and hidden defects promptly upon discovery.
4.2.
Customer’s rights in case of defects shall be time-barred after 12 months following delivery of the goods to customer. The provisions of Sec. 479 of the German Civil Code regarding the limitation period and Sec. 5 of the Conditions shall remain unaffected.
5. Limitation of Liability.
5.1.
Subject to the provisions of subsection 5.2, Publisher's statutory liability for damages shall be limited as follows:
  1. Publisher shall be liable up to the amount of the typically foreseeable damages at the time of entering into the Agreement in case of slightly negligent breach of material contractual obligations;
  2. Publisher shall not be liable in case of slightly negligent breach of non-material contractual obligations or for tort claims arising from Publisher's slight negligence.
5.2.
The above limitations of liability shall not apply to cases of mandatory statutory liability (in particular under the German Product Liability Act), to an express warranty ("Garantie") granted by Publisher or to personal injuries due to Publisher's fault.
5.3.
Customer shall take all reasonable measures to prevent and mitigate damages.
6. Retention of Title.
6.1.
Publisher shall retain title to the goods delivered, which may be resold only in the ordinary course of business, until full payment of all obligations arising from the business relationship. In case of running accounts, the retention of title shall apply to the balance due to Publisher.
6.2.
Customer hereby assigns to Publisher the claims from the resale of the goods. Publisher accepts this assignment. Customer is authorized, in its own name, to collect and hold in a fiduciary capacity for Publisher the debts assigned to Publisher. In case of customer's non-performance of material contractual obligations, such as payment obligations, Publisher may revoke this authorization as well as the right to resell the goods.
6.3.
At customer's request, Publisher shall release, at Publisher's discretion, securities to which Publisher is entitled under the above provisions if the realizable value of the securities exceeds the value of the secured claim(s) by more than 10 %.
6.4.
In the case of deliveries to other countries where the above title retention clause does not provide the same protection as in Germany, customer shall use its best efforts to promptly provide Publisher with similar securities. Customer shall cooperate in all measures, e.g. registration, publication, etc., as may be proper or necessary to perfect such valid and enforceable securities.
7. Payment Terms.
7.1.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, invoiced amounts shall be due immediately without deduction.
7.2.
During the period of any default in payment, interests amounting to 8 % above the basic interest rate, or in case customer is a consumer interests amounting to 5 % above the statutory basic interest rate, shall be charged to customer. The right of Publisher to claim further damages remains unaffected.
8. Electronic Products
8.1.
The electronic products offered via the website of Publisher, such as E-Books, conference papers, publications for professionals or standards, are copyright-protected. The electronic products are delivered with a customer signature (watermark).
For an electronic product purchased and downloaded via the website of Publisher, customer obtains the non-exclusive, non-transferrable, geographically and temporally unlimited right to use. In case of a [single user license], the customer has the right to transfer and save the electronic product to one computer (workstation), to display it on the workstation any number of times and to make one printout. In case of a [multiple user license (network license or multiple workstation license)], the customer has the right, in accordance with the number of users specified in the order, to transfer and save the electronic product to one computer (workstation) per user and to enable each authorized user to display the electronic product on the computer (workstation) any number of times and to print one copy per user.
8.2.
The customer may not remove copyright notices, trademarks and digital watermarks in the electronic product and is not entitled to copy, modify or edit an electronic product or parts thereof or make the electronic product or parts thereof available via the Internet/Intranet or otherwise to third parties or sell it. Any further use is only permitted in accordance with mandatory rules of copyright laws. The customer is obligated to ensure compliance of the users with the provisions of this Section 8.2.
9. Miscellaneous Provisions.
9.1.
Customer shall be entitled to a set-off only if customer's counterclaims are uncontested or have been finally adjudicated.
9.2.
Customer may claim a right of retention only if its counterclaim is based on the same agreement and is undisputed or has been finally adjudicated.
9.3.
Technical regulations, such standards of the the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE), IEC-Publications, are no book trade products. No book trade discount shall be granted on them.
9.4.
Place of performance shall be Berlin.
9.5.
The Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany to the exclusion of its conflict of law provisions and of the UN Sales Convention (United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods).
9.6.
Venue shall be Berlin-Charlottenburg, provided customer is a merchant or a legal entity under public law.
9.7.
Modifications and amendments to the Agreement must be in writing. This shall also apply to any amendment of this written form requirement.
9.8.
Sections 3.1, 3.2, 4 and 9.2 of the Conditions do not apply if the customer is a consumer. Statutory law applies instead.
9.9.
Should any provision of the Agreement be or become invalid, illegal or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected thereby. In such a case, the Parties agree to replace the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision by a valid provision which comes closest to the commercial purpose of the invalid provision. The same shall apply in case of gaps.
9.10.
The German language version of these Conditions shall be controlling and legally binding in all respects and shall prevail in case of any inconsistencies.
Berlin, November 2011

General Terms and Conditions of VDE VERLAG GMBH, Berlin, Germany ("Publisher") for Consumers

1. Scope of Applicability, Contracting Parties.
1.1.
For contracts between customers that act as consumers ("You" or "Your") and the VDE VERLAG GmbH, Bismarckstrasse 33, 10625 Berlin, Germany ("Publisher") on the sale of goods, including digital content, which are offered via the Online Shop www.vde-verlag.de, the following General Terms and Conditions of Publisher ("Conditions") shall apply exclusively.
1.2.
Consumer is any natural person who enters into a contract for a purpose that is primarily outside of his trade, business or profession.
2. Contract conclusion and description of the ordering process.
2.1.
Publisher's offers that are available in the Online Shop shall be non-binding.
2.2.
Before You complete Your order, all products selected by You, their total price inclusive of any taxes as well as any additional freight, delivery, postal, and/or other costs and any additional services selected by You, Your billing and delivery address and Your payment information will be displayed in an order summary for Your examination. You may then identify and correct input errors, if any, prior to making Your binding order. The terms of the contract, including these Conditions can be retrieved prior to contract conclusion and stored in reproducible form. By ticking on the button "order with obligation to pay" You submit Your order and, thus, a legally binding offer. Publisher reserves the right to accept or deny Your offer. The receipt of Your order will promptly after submission of the order be confirmed via email. This receipt confirmation does not constitute Publisher's acceptance of Your order. In case, the products ordered by You are no longer in stock, we will inform You accordingly and reject Your order; in this case, a contract will not be formed.
2.3.
A contract is formed between You and Publisher only if Publisher accepts Your order by sending You a second email (order confirmation) within five calendar days after receipt of Your order. By accepting Your order a contract is formed based on the terms of the contract, including these Conditions. If Your order comprises more than one product, You may receive separate order confirmations for each product and/or the products may be delivered separately.
3. Delivery of the Products.
3.1.
Delivery periods and delivery deadlines are provided in the course of the ordering process.
3.2.
Different delivery periods and delivery deadlines may apply if You order several products.
4. Prices, Payment Terms.
4.1.
The purchase prices are determined by the price tags in the Online Shop at the time of the order submission. All prices are provided in Euro and include the applicable VAT and other applicable taxes. All additional charges, such as freight, delivery, postal, and/or other costs and any charges for additional services selected by You will be displayed separately prior to Your submission of the binding order.
4.2.
Payments may only be made on account with invoice, via credit card or via Paypal.
4.3.
The purchase prices shall be due immediately upon conclusion of the contract. The shipment of the products shall be made after receipt of the payment. In case of payment by credit card, Your credit card will be charged at the time Your order is accepted by Publisher.
4.4.
You may exercise rights of set-off (Aufrechnungsrechte) only if Your counter-claim is undisputed or adjudicated by final and binding judgment.
4.5.
You may exercise rights of retention (Zurückbehaltungsrechte) only if Your counter-claim is based on the same contractual relationship.
4.6.
While You are in payment default, default interests in the amount of 5% above the statutory base rate can be charged. Publisher reserves the right to claim compensation for further damages.
5. Warranty Rights.
You are entitled to exercise Your statutory rights to request repair or replacement, to rescind the contract, to claim damages, and to claim reimbursement of expense according to Sections 434, 437 et. seq. German Civil Code (BGB). The right to reduce the purchase price (Section 441 German Civil Code (BGB)) shall be excluded. For damage claims Section 6 below shall apply.
6. Limitation of Liability.
6.1.
Subject to the provisions in Subsection 6.2, Publisher's statutory liability for damages shall be limited as follows:
  1. Publisher shall be liable up to the amount of the typically foreseeable damages at the time of contract conclusion in case of a slightly negligent breach of material contractual obligations;
  2. Publisher shall not be liable in case of a slightly negligent breach of non-material contractual obligations or for tort claims arising from Publisher's slight negligence.
6.2.
The above mentioned limitation of liability shall not apply in cases of mandatory statutory liability (in particular under the German Product Liability Act), to an express warranty (Garantie) granted by Publisher or to personal injuries culpably caused by Publisher.
6.3.
You shall take all reasonable measures to prevent and mitigate damages.
7. Retention of Title.
7.1.
The products shall remain the property of Publisher until the prices for the products have been fully paid.
7.2.
You are obliged to treat the retention products carefully as long as they are subject to the retention of title.
8. Electronic Products (digital content).
8.1.
The electronic products offered via the website of Publisher, such as E-Books, conference papers, publications for professionals or standards, are copyright-protected. The electronic products are delivered with a customer signature (watermark).
For an electronic product purchased and downloaded via the website of Publisher, customer obtains the non-exclusive, non-transferrable, geographically and temporally unlimited right to use. In case of a [single user license], the customer has the right to transfer and save the electronic product to one computer (workstation), to display it on the workstation any number of times and to make one printout. In case of a [multiple user license (network license or multiple workstation license)], the customer has the right, in accordance with the number of users specified in the order, to transfer and save the electronic product to one computer (workstation) per user and to enable each authorized user to display the electronic product on the computer (workstation) any number of times and to print one copy per user.
8.2.
The customer may not remove copyright notices, trademarks and digital watermarks in the electronic product and is not entitled to copy, modify or edit an electronic product or parts thereof or make the electronic product or parts thereof available via the Internet/Intranet or otherwise to third parties or sell it. Any further use is only permitted in accordance with mandatory rules of copyright laws. The customer is obligated to ensure compliance of the users with the provisions of this Section 8.2.
9. General Terms.
9.1.
The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, with the exception of the UN Convention on contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), shall apply.
9.2.
The contract can be concluded in German language only. The English version of the Conditions is provided for convenience purposes only and is not legally binding. The German version of the Conditions is controlling, decisive and legally binding. In case of a conflict between the English version and the German version, the German version shall prevail.
9.3.
The terms of the contract will be stored by Publisher after contract conclusion but are no longer accessible to You.
10. Customer Service.
You may contact Publisher's customer service in case of questions, returns or complaints by email to kundenservice@vde.verlag.de, via telephone at +49 (30) 34 80 01-222, via fax at +49 (30) 34 80 01-9088, or by postal mail to VDE VERLAG GmbH, Kundenservice, Bismarckstrasse 33, 10625 Berlin, Germany. The customer service is available via telephone Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm (German time). Publisher will confirm receipt of Your inquiry promptly and indicate when You can expect a response from Publisher.
Berlin, November 2016

Shipping Costs:

Calculation per order via webshop and country of destination:

Germany
3.50 €
Europe
7.00 €
World
16.50 €

Journal subscription forwarding expenses per year:

etz - Elektrotechnik + Automation:

Issues (year)
12 + 5
Germany
16.00 €
Europe
58.00 €
World
81.00 €

building & automation:

Issues (year)
6
Germany
10.50 €
Europe
25.00 €
World
43.00 €

openautomation:

Issues (year)
5
Germany
7.50 €
Europe
20.00 €
World
40.00 €

gis-Zeitschriften:

Issues (year)
10
Germany
27.25 €
Europe
36.00 €
World
48.00 €

avn - Allgemeine Vermessungs-Nachrichten:

Issues (year)
10
Germany
22.00 €
Europe
30.00 €
World
40.00 €

Shipping costs for subscription orders for VDE Specifications Code of Safety Standards will be charged individually.

No shipping costs for single orders with sample journals or free catalogues.

Also no shipping costs for single orders with downloadable prodicts like conference papers and/or E-Books.

Information on right of withdrawal:

Consumers have the following right of withdrawal:

Information on right of withdrawal for sales contracts (except sales contracts for the supply of digital content which is not supplied on a tangible medium)

Right of withdrawal:
You have the right to withdraw from this contract within 14 days without giving any reason
In the case of a sales contract with bundled delivery of all products ordered 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.
In the case of a contract relating to multiple goods ordered by the consumer in one order and delivered separately 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 last goods.
In the case of a contract for regular delivery of goods during a defined period of time 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 first goods.

To exercise the right of withdrawal, you must inform us, VDE VERLAG GmbH, Kundenservice, Bismarckstrasse 33, 10625 Berlin, E-Mail: kundenservice@vde-verlag.de, Telefon: +49 (30) 34 80 01-222, Telefax: +49 (30) 34 80 01 - 9088, of your decision to withdraw from this contract by an unequivocal statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail). You can also electronically fill in and submit the model withdrawal form or any other unequivocal statement on our website https://www.vde-verlag.de/kontakt/widerruf_eng.pdf. If you use this option, we will communicate to you an acknowledgement of receipt of such a withdrawal on a durable medium (e.g. by e-mail) without delay.

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 or hand them over to us VDE VERLAG GmbH, Kundenservice, Bismarckstrasse 33, 10625 Berlin, 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. You will have to bear the direct 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.

Information on right of withdrawal in case of a contract for the supply of digital content which is not supplied on a tangible medium

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 of the conclusion of the contract.

To exercise the right of withdrawal, you must inform us, VDE VERLAG GmbH, Kundenservice, Bismarckstrasse 33, 10625 Berlin, E-Mail: kundenservice@vde-verlag.de, Telefon: +49 (30) 34 80 01-222, Telefax: +49 (30) 34 80 01 - 9088, of your decision to withdraw from this contract by an unequivocal statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail). You can also electronically fill in and submit the model withdrawal form or any other unequivocal statement on our website https://www.vde-verlag.de/kontakt/widerruf_eng.pdf. If you use this option, we will communicate to you an acknowledgement of receipt of such a withdrawal on a durable medium (e.g. by e-mail) without delay.
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.

The right of withdrawal does not exists for contracts
1. for the supply of goods which are not prefabricated und for the manufacturing of which an individual selection or determination by the consumer is necessary or which are made to the consumer’s specifications or clearly personalized;
2. for the supply of a newspaper, periodical or magazine with the exception of subscription contracts for the supply of such publications;

The right of withdrawal lapses for contracts
1. for the supply of sealed audio or sealed video recordings or sealed computer software which were unsealed after delivery;
2. for the supply of digital content which is not supplied on a tangible medium if the performance has begun with the consumer’s prior express consent and his acknowledgment that he thereby loses his right of withdrawal.

Model withdrawal form
Please complete and return this form if you wish to withdraw from the contract.
Please klick here for the Print-Version of this form

Exclusion of liability:

The publishing house refuses to accept responsibility or liability for the contents of external services that are accessible via hyperlink.

This terms and conditions applies equally to our profiles on Twitter, Facebook and Google+