General Terms and Conditions (GTC) - 01/2020

General remarks

With the appearance of each new price list, individual price sheets or price corrections, previous price information and any special price agreements become invalid. Unless otherwise agreed, offers made by us are always non-binding and subject to confirmation, unless we confirm the validity of the prices and conditions given in writing by a certain point in time. Verbal agreements are non-binding. Technical information is the subject of ongoing improvements or changes due to new regulations etc. and may have to be separately contractually agreed. If events occur during the execution of an order that make it impossible to fulfill the order under the agreed conditions or lead to an unreasonable increase in the cost price (e.g. due to serious increases in raw material prices), we are free to accept any customer claims, withdraw from the deliveries if the customer does not agree to the new prices or the change in the conditions. Errors and omissions excepted. The details are not binding. Unless otherwise stated below, or our general terms and conditions are or become ineffective, the "General Terms and Conditions of Delivery of the Electrical and Electronics Industry in Austria" apply in their latest version or the General Civil Code. Our general terms and conditions are an integral part of all contracts with customers. They apply exclusively, even if they are not referred to in individual cases. Conflicting terms and conditions of purchase of the buyer do not apply to us, even if we do not expressly contradict them. The place of jurisdiction is Waidhofen/Ybbs, Lower Austria. The place of performance is Hollenstein an der Ybbs, Lower Austria. We process or store customer-related data with the aid of automation. Orders over EUR 1,000 ,- excl. VAT require the written form! 
VAT number ATU 72371845, commercial register no. 469393i, tax no. 15-253/8138

Prices

Non-cartelized, remaining net prices in EUR excl. VAT for VE only for professional resellers, commercial or industrial companies, construction industry and construction trade, electrical installers, electricians (electronics and electrical engineering, "mechatronics"), radio and video electronics, antenna- and lightning protextion builder and similar within Austria. For small orders up to EUR 250,- excluding VAT we charge shipping costs of EUR 18,-. We also charge EUR 18,- for direct deliveries to customers of resellers (third-party addresses). We grant discounts for bulk buyers by arrangement. Our homepage www.steinbacher-energie.at will inform you about the validity of prices, you can of course ask by email, phone or fax! We reserve the right to make further changes in prices or to correct printing errors. Pick-up discount with timely pick-up possibly by arrangement. Entering our company premises is entirely at your own risk. Ordered quantities can be rounded up by us to packaging units (PU) without consultation.

Payment

Invoices are payable within the agreed payment period. This does not apply to custom-made products and services, which are generally payable net within 8 days without deduction or with a partial payment. Initial orders are made only by cash on delivery. In the event of late payment, we reserve the right to charge 12 % default interest and reminder fees. We refuse to accept bills of exchange! If the buyer is in arrears with the payment of an invoice, the credit volume is exceeded, or if we become aware of circumstances that are likely to raise doubts about the creditworthiness of the buyer, then all of his liabilities become due immediately or we are entitled to withdraw from the contract.

Reservation of proprietary rights

For all deliveries we assert the extended retention of title. The property is only then transferred to the buyer if he has paid all his liabilities from deliveries of goods or services as well as the default interest or costs arising from any default in payment towards us. Any processing by the buyer does not release the ownership. The right of resale expires in case of late payment or substantial deterioration of the financial circumstances of the buyer. In the latter cases, the buyer is obliged to surrender the goods or, alternatively, other goods originating from other contracts at our request.

Packaging

Packaging costs EUR 6.60,- for about 20 % of the listed items in packaging units, otherwise included in the price. Hot-dip galvanized sheet steel boxes, etc. are delivered unpacked, on EURO exchange pallets, which are to be exchanged at goods acceptance, otherwise we charge the loading means. Cable distribution cabinets etc. must not be stored or pasted outdoors (rainwater causes corrosion of electrical installations and uneven white rust effect on the housing). Please remove glued freight documents immediately (stains). Packaging is generally not taken back (ARA No. 4570). Loan drums or similar loan transport equipment must be reported on time (within 3 or 6 months) for pickup, otherwise, rent or loss of the value of the drum will be charged.

Delivery

We deliver compact, listed goods within Austria from EUR 250,- net, without shipping or handling charges, carriage paid to the house by freight forwarder, BahnExpress, Post or DPD (561732). Below this, the shipping fee (0010) is EUR 18,-! For bulky or voluminous consignments (> 2.3 m length or diameter, > 2 m height or < 200 kg / m³) or large cupboards or similar we always charge a freight surcharge or freight costs (0030, 0031, 0032, 0033) and deliver unloaded or without a crane! The freight surcharge for dangerous goods (0035) is determined in individual cases. With the delivery to the train, post office, freight forwarder etc. our delivery of goods is fulfilled. The shipping risk (for break, loss, loss etc.) goes to the load of the contractor. CAUTION! The goods will be checked for any transport damage immediately upon acceptance! Unpack the packaged goods! Any transport damage and loss will be asserted immediately upon receipt of the goods and certified by the carrier on the consignment note, otherwise all claims for compensation expire. Export shipments are made ex works (0020). Partial deliveries are expressly permitted and can be offset. Dimensions, weights and illustrations in our offer and order papers are only approximate. No guarantee is given for their compliance.

 

Delivery time

We have a very large warehouse (new high-bay warehouse), ship daily and strive to deliver promptly! We accept no liability for unforeseen or fault-free delivery obstacles at our company or our suppliers. Delivery times are non-binding! Withdrawal by the buyer due to late delivery is only possible if we have been given a reasonable grace period without success! Claims for compensation or standing time charges due to late, missing, partial delivery etc. are expressly excluded! We ask for timely orders! Deliveries e.g. in inner alpine places sometimes last 3-4 days! As far as possible, appointment deliveries are associated with extra costs (0080).

Complaints

Open, recognizable material defects, under-, over- and wrong deliveries as well as transport damages are to be asserted immediately upon delivery in writing. Hidden defects are to be reported immediately after discovery, at the latest 8 weeks after receipt of the goods. We reserve the right, in the case of recoverable, irrecoverable, insignificant defects and timely notice of defects, to replace the unused goods of our choice, to remedy the defect or to take back the goods under credit to the invoice amount. Minor scratches or dents caused by manufacture or transport of unpackaged galvanized boxes do not constitute grounds for complaint. Further claims for compensation are excluded. Technical interventions and modifications (conversions) on type-tested goods (e. g. cable distribution cabinets) by the customer or a wholesaler are expressly prohibited. For improperly stored or treated goods, we assume no liability! A duty of compensation for claims from property damage to operationally used objects of enterprises after the product liability law § 9 we exclude ("free drawing"). For products, which must be manufactured according to special wishes of the client, this is liable even to higher standards or regulations.

Resignation from the contract or return

Resignation from the contract is not possible! We are not liable for hearing errors in telephone orders! Please note our order confirmations and react immediately if necessary! Undamaged, unused, non-polluted and common, listed items (no special or third-party products and e. g. daily price or divers pipe materials), we will only accept after prior approval by our sales management, within 6 months after delivery and if they are carriage paid and be returned properly. In this case we write the value invoiced at the time reduced by 18 % handling fee and and the freight (there and back freight), freight, but at least reduced by EUR 30,- (0070) well, or additionally calculate necessary post-treatment costs (e. g. cleaning) extra. Loan drums are to be handed over by our personally present customer with delivery note to our carrier. 

Quality control

Our services have been ÖNORM EN ISO 9001 certified since 1994.

To our suppliers

Careful, we demand quality in every respect and check it!

Environmental protection

For decades all waste and special waste according to ÖNORM S 2100 have been collected separately and properly disposed or reused in cycle processes. Our production number is 147113. Sheet steel boxes can be easily separated as an environmentally friendly example due to the magnetic properties in shredders and 100 % energy and raw material saving for steel of the highest quality processed (upcycling - not downcycling, currently 40 % steel from scrap). Almost all of our plastic parts are made of polyamide. Combustion produces water and carbon dioxide (CO2) of natural circulation. Strapping and adhesive tapes are made of polypropylene. Our in-house electroplating plant works as an Austrian pilot project completely wastewater free! We do not use ozone-damaging substances or similar, but biodegradable cleaning agents, state-of-the-art, energy-saving heaters, worker-friendly fume extractors, helmets with filtered fresh air supply etc. We prefer Austrian suppliers with short transport routes. For the most part, our products are designed for extremely long lifetimes and are therefore environmentally friendly by conserving resources!