Terms & Conditions

Last updated May 2022

§ 1 Contractual partners/Scope

(1) The following party is the seller and exclusive contractual partner for all your orders:

Germany Trade and Invest
Gesellschaft für Außenwirtschaft und Standortmarketing mbH
Head office
Friedrichstrasse 60
10117 Berlin
Dr. Jürgen Friedrich, Chairman/CEO
Dr. Robert Hermann, CEO

Register court: Charlottenburg District Court
Register number: HRB 107541 B

T: +49 30 200 099 0
F: +49 30 200 099 812

(2) Contracts for goods and services tendered over the websites www.gtai.de and www.gtai.com will be exclusively concluded on the basis of the currently valid version of the following General Terms and Conditions of Business.

(3) Our General Terms and Conditions of Business have pre-emptive validity. GTCB’s of customers which diverge from our General Terms and Conditions of Business are not valid, unless we have granted our express consent.

§ 2 Concluding a Contract

(1) The goods and services we tender on the Internet represent a legally non-binding opportunity for the customer to conclude a contract with us. By means of an order submitted over our website (“order with payment” button), the customer can make a commitment to conclude a contract.

(2) Receipt of your order is acknowledged, together with acceptance thereof, after sending, by virtue of an automated email/a download link. The purchase contract is accepted with the email confirmation/download link.

§ 3 Payment, Default

(1) Those prices indicated on our website at the time of the order apply. All prices include the statutory German value-added tax.

(2) The payment for the provision of digital content (downloads) is due upon completion of the order and can only be paid by credit card. The credit card account will be charged upon completion of the order.

 (3) Should the customer default in payment, we are authorized to charge default interest to the amount of 5 percentage points above the base interest rate set by the European Central Bank. For companies, default interest will be charged at 8 percentage points above the base interest rate set by the European Central Bank. In the event we demand a higher amount of compensation for default damages, the customer has the opportunity to prove that the default damages claimed are not justified, or at least to a substantially lesser degree.

§ 4 Subscriptions

Worldwide tender notices can be ordered as part of an annual subscription, which automatically extends for another year if it has not been cancelled in writing at least six weeks before the expiration of the contract. The deadline will have been observed if the cancellation is sent off in time. The date of the postmark is decisive. Billing is done one year in advance. Payment is possible by credit card only.

§ 5 Downloading

If contents are tendered in digital formats, they can be downloaded directly online, inspected, and stored by registered users.

§ 6 Warranty

The legal regulations on material and legal defects apply. All goods-related information is an indication of properties and features, and is not a guarantee.

§ 7 Liability Restrictions

(1) With the exception of violations affecting essential contractual duties, we are only liable for damages in respect to business people if we, our legal representatives, or executive employees have been guilty of intent or gross negligence. In connection with other performing agents, we are liable only in the event of intent and provided that essential contractual duties have been violated with intention or gross negligence. With the exception of intent and gross negligence, our liability, and that of our legal representatives or executive employees, is restricted to those damages that are typically expected after a conclusion of contract.

(2) In respect to consumers and a moderately negligent violation of contractual duties, our liability and that of our performing agents is restricted to the immediate and typical damages which can be expected for the type of goods and which are regulated by contract. In respect of a moderately negligent violation of non-essential contractual duties that has not endangered the execution of the Contract, neither we nor our performing agents are liable.

(3) The preceding liability restrictions do not apply to claims arising from product liability or from warranties, or claims arising from damage to body or health, or loss of life.

§ 8 Data Protection

We treat your personal data with absolute confidentiality and in conformity with data protection laws. Your personal data will not be forwarded without your express consent, or only within the context of the formalities necessary for concluding the Contract, for example, in connection with companies entrusted with the delivery of goods.

§ 9 Complaints, Consumer Dispute Resolution

Under applicable law we are obliged to advise the consumer of the existence of the European online platform (ODR – online dispute resolution platform) for the resolution of commercial disputes. The ODR serves the purpose of providing an alternative dispute resolution service outside of court proceedings. The European Union is responsible for establishing this online platform. You can find the OS platform under the following external link:

It should be noted that GTAI is neither obliged nor willing to participate in the online dispute resolution process within the framework of the ODR platform.

§ 10 Jurisdiction, Legal Venue

(1) The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany are applicable here, with the exclusion of the UN Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) if this does not entail a loss of mandatory norms of consumer protection.

(2) If the contractual parties are business people, the court responsible for our main business office in Berlin is the proper legal venue, provided that a specific legal venue has not been determined for legal proceedings. The same applies for customers who do not have a residence within the European Union.

§ 11 Final Provisions

Should a provision of these General Terms and Conditions be or become invalid or non-executable, this shall not affect the remaining provisions. The invalid or non-executable provision shall be replaced by the relevant legal regulations.

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