General Terms and Conditions of Purchase of Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH and its Affiliated Companies

§ 1 Scope of application, form

(1) These General Terms and Conditions of Purchase (GTCP) shall apply to all business relationships with our business partners and suppliers ("Seller or Contractor"). The GTCP shall only apply if the Seller or Contractor is an entrepreneur (Section 14 of the German Civil Code (BGB)), a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law. Our GTCP shall also apply to all future transactions with our business partners and suppliers ("Seller or Contractor").

(2) The GTCP apply in particular to contracts for the sale and/or delivery of movable goods ("goods or machines/equipment"), irrespective of whether the Seller or Contractor manufactures the goods itself or purchases them from suppliers (Sections 433, 650 BGB). Unless otherwise agreed, the GTCP in the version valid at the time of the Buyer's order or in any case in the version last communicated to him in text form shall also apply as a framework agreement for similar future contracts without us having to refer to them again in each individual case.

(3) These GTCP shall apply exclusively. Deviating, conflicting or supplementary general terms and conditions of the seller or contractor shall only become part of the contract if and to the extent that we have expressly agreed to their validity in writing. This requirement of consent shall apply in any case, for example even if the seller or contractor refers to his general terms and conditions in the order confirmation and we do not expressly object to them.

(4) Individual agreements (e.g. framework supply agreements, quality assurance agreements) and details in our order shall take precedence over the GTCP. In case of doubt, commercial clauses shall be interpreted in accordance with the Incoterms ® issued by the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC) in the version valid at the time of conclusion of the contract.

(5) Legally relevant declarations and notifications by the Seller or Contractor in relation to the contract (e.g. setting of deadlines, reminders, cancellation) must be made in writing. Written form within the meaning of these GTCP includes written and text form (e.g. letter, e-mail, fax). Statutory formal requirements and further evidence, in particular in the event of doubts about the legitimacy of the declaring party, shall remain unaffected.

(6) References to the validity of statutory provisions are for clarification purposes only. Even without such clarification, the statutory provisions shall therefore apply unless they are directly amended or expressly excluded in these GTCP.

(7) Our GTCP can be found on our homepage and those of our affiliated companies within the meaning of §§ 15 ff AktG.

§ 2 Conclusion of contract

(1) Our order shall be deemed binding at the earliest upon written submission or confirmation. The Seller or Contractor shall notify us of obvious errors (e.g. typing and calculation errors) and incompleteness of the order, including the order documents, for the purpose of correction or completion before acceptance; otherwise the contract shall be deemed not to have been concluded.

(2) The seller or contractor is obliged to confirm our order in writing within a period of 5 days or, in particular, to fulfil it without reservation by dispatching the goods (acceptance).

(3) Delayed acceptance shall be deemed a new offer and requires our acceptance.

(4) Delivery call-offs shall become binding at the latest if the Contractor does not object in text form within 2 calendar days of receipt of the delivery call-off.

§ 3 Delivery time and delay in delivery

(1) The delivery time (delivery date or period) specified by us in the order is binding. If the delivery time is not specified in the order and has not been agreed otherwise, it shall be 2 weeks from conclusion of the contract. The seller or contractor is obliged to inform us immediately in writing if he is unlikely to be able to meet agreed delivery times - for whatever reason. Early deliveries are not permitted.

(2) If the Seller or Contractor fails to perform or fails to perform within the agreed delivery period or is in default, our rights - in particular to cancellation and damages - shall be determined in accordance with the statutory provisions. The provisions in paragraph 4 remain unaffected.

(3) In the case of delivery of raw materials and operating materials in liquid or comparable loose form such as granulate, which are to be conveyed upon delivery by means of equipment on the means of transport (lorry) such as pumps into our tanks or silos or comparable storage devices, the proper storage process (for example the pumping process into the tank) is also part of the services owed by the supplier.

(4) If the seller or contractor is in default, we may - in addition to further statutory claims - demand lump-sum compensation for our damage caused by default in the amount of 1% of the net price per completed calendar week, but not more than a total of 5% of the net price of the goods or machine/plant delivered late. We reserve the right to prove that higher damages have been incurred. The seller or contractor reserves the right to prove that no damage at all or only significantly less damage has been incurred.

§ 4 Performance, delivery, transfer of risk, default of acceptance

(1) The Seller or Contractor shall not be authorised to have the performance owed by it rendered by third parties (e.g. subcontractors) without our prior written consent. The Seller or Contractor shall bear the procurement risk for its services unless otherwise agreed in individual cases (e.g. limitation to stock).

(2) Unless otherwise expressly agreed in advance, partial performances are not permitted. In this respect, we are entitled to cancel the remaining quantity.

(3) Delivery within Germany shall be "free domicile" to the place specified in the order. If the place of destination is not specified and nothing else has been agreed, delivery shall be made to our registered office in Heilbronn Wannenäckerstraße 65. The respective place of destination is also the place of fulfilment for the delivery and any subsequent fulfilment (obligation to deliver).

(4) Insofar as the service owed includes the delivery of machines/equipment, the scope of delivery owed shall also include in particular the installation/assembly, commissioning and training of employees, adjustment of the machines/equipment and the performance of a trial run.

(5) A delivery note stating the date (issue and dispatch), content of the delivery (article number and quantity) and our order identification (date and number) must be enclosed with the delivery of goods and machines/equipment. If the delivery note is missing or incomplete, we shall not be responsible for any resulting delays in processing and payment. A corresponding dispatch note with the same content must be sent to us separately from the delivery note.

(6) The risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods shall pass to us upon handover at the place of fulfilment. If acceptance has been agreed, this shall be decisive for the transfer of risk. In all other respects, the statutory provisions of the law on contracts for work and services shall also apply accordingly in the event of acceptance. If we are in default of acceptance, this shall be deemed equivalent to handover or acceptance.

(7) The statutory provisions shall apply to the occurrence of our default of acceptance. However, the seller or contractor must also expressly offer us its service if a specific or determinable calendar time has been agreed for an action or co-operation on our part (e.g. provision of material). If we are in default of acceptance, the seller or contractor may demand compensation for his additional expenses in accordance with the statutory provisions (§ 304 BGB). If the contract relates to a non-fungible item to be manufactured by the seller or contractor (customised production), the seller or contractor shall only be entitled to further rights if we have undertaken to cooperate and are responsible for the failure to cooperate.

(8) Goods are accepted exclusively Monday to Friday from 7.30 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding public holidays.

§ 5 Trial operation, acceptance

(1) After completion of the machines/systems, a FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) shall be carried out at the Contractor's premises. The machines/systems shall only be delivered after a successfully completed FAT.

(2) The start of the trial operation or other events during the trial operation are not associated with the transfer of risk, acceptance or the start of the warranty period. Damage caused to the machine/system by our employees during the trial operation shall be borne by the Contractor, unless the Contractor can prove that the employees acted contrary to the Contractor's operating instructions.

(3) At the end of the agreed trial operation period, the machines/systems shall be jointly accepted with a SAT (Site Acceptance Test). If the SAT is successful and the machines/systems do not have any significant defects, we shall declare acceptance. The acceptance shall be concluded with a written acceptance report signed by both parties.

(4) No later than 3 weeks after acceptance, the Contractor shall provide us with documentation, in particular circuit diagrams and system drawings in paper form and in a suitable data exchange format (optical data carrier, e-mail).

(5) We reserve the right to retain an appropriate amount for the warranty period.

§ 6 Special conditions for dispatch, quality features

(1) For paper deliveries, special additional conditions for dispatch apply, which are part of the respective order. These are listed in detail and specifically in the order text.

(2) We may reject deliveries that do not comply with our special terms and conditions for dispatch without being in default of acceptance or incurring other legal consequences that are detrimental to us. Instead, we shall also be entitled to repackage such deliveries in accordance with our special conditions for dispatch and to charge the Seller for the costs incurred as a result.

(3) We emphasize the offer and delivery or execution of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient products and services.

(4) For the delivery of envelope papers of any kind, i.e. not only those for machine inserting, the "Quality characteristics of envelope papers for machine inserting" of the Association of Envelope and Paper Equipment Manufacturers (Verband der Briefumschlags- und Papierausstattungsfabriken e.V.) apply, which we will hand over to you if they are relevant for the fulfilment of an order.

(5) Sheet goods must be cut at right angles. Colour specifications must be adhered to exactly.

(6) All materials and objects that are intended to come into contact with food must comply with the applicable national and international legal regulations and the relevant standards. The supplier must inform us immediately of any changes to the materials that may affect the declaration of conformity (within the meaning of EC Regulation 1935/2004). At our request, the vendor shall provide corresponding declarations of no objection from neutral institutes at its own expense. The Seller shall also provide the same documents for third countries to be named. Furthermore, the seller shall indemnify us against all claims which are raised in the event of non-compliance with and violation of the applicable regulations and provisions.

§ 7 Special conditions for machines/equipment

(1) All production documents, e.g. drawings, must be submitted to us for inspection before the start of production of machines and systems. The contractor must comply with the recognised latest rules of technology and science, the safety regulations and the agreed technical data for his deliveries.

(2) If changes are made to the machines/systems after conclusion of the contract, drawings, operating instructions, calculations etc. in particular must be brought up to date.

(3) All documents to be supplied must comply with the relevant regulations and standards. The documents shall be supplied in the agreed number, in German and, if applicable, on data carriers. Copies in other languages shall be agreed separately.

(4) Assembly and operating instructions must be supplied at least in German, even without a separate agreement. The same applies to documents that are essential for repair, maintenance and servicing.

(5) The Contractor guarantees to comply with the statutory and other provisions applicable at the contractually agreed place of use. This includes in particular - all safety and protective devices prescribed by law, by the supervisory authority, by the employers' liability insurance associations:

a) compliance with environmental protection laws and regulations.

b) compliance with any existing DIN standards, guidelines and technical standards.

c) CE labelling is affixed to a machine ready for use,

d) a machine with CE labelling is accompanied by an EC Declaration of Conformity, which must comply with Annex A of the EC Machinery Directive, in German,

e) In the case of an incomplete machine, the manufacturer's declaration in accordance with the current EC Machinery Directive must be enclosed (extensive realisation of the quality requirements of relevant internal market directives is made a condition). We must be informed immediately of any changes to the documentation.

f) a supplied safety component within the meaning of the EC Machinery Directive is accompanied by the EC Declaration of Conformity.

If the aforementioned regulations are not complied with, the order shall be deemed not to have been fulfilled.

(6) Changes to materials, components or manufacturing processes must be notified at least two months prior to the implementation of such intended measures and are only permitted after express approval in text form.

(7) The seller or contractor is obliged to supply spare parts for the period of normal technical use, but at least 10 years after the last delivery, on reasonable terms.

a) Contrary to clause 7, the seller or contractor does not have to keep spare parts in stock after 3 years after delivery if and as long as he can prove that the corresponding spare parts are freely available on the market.

b) If the seller or contractor intends to discontinue delivery of the products, machines or mechanical equipment delivered to us after expiry of the periods specified in clauses 7 and 7a) or to discontinue delivery of the delivery item during this period, we must be informed of this and given the opportunity to place a final order before discontinuation.

§ 8 Prices and payment terms

(1) The price stated in the order is binding. All prices include statutory value added tax, unless this is shown separately.

(2) Unless otherwise agreed in individual cases, the price shall include all services and ancillary services of the seller or contractor (e.g. assembly, installation) as well as all ancillary costs (e.g. proper packaging, transport costs including any transport and liability insurance). We are not obliged to return the packaging. However, the Supplier shall take back the packaging at its own expense in accordance with the applicable provisions of the German Packaging Ordinance.

(3) The agreed price shall be due for payment within 30 calendar days of complete delivery and performance (including any agreed acceptance) and receipt of a proper and verifiable invoice. Unless otherwise agreed and we make payment within 14 calendar days, the seller or contractor shall grant us a 3% discount on the net amount of the invoice. In the case of bank transfer, payment shall be deemed to have been made on time if our transfer order is received by our bank before expiry of the payment deadline; we shall not be responsible for delays caused by the banks involved in the payment process.

(4) We do not owe any interest on arrears. The statutory provisions shall apply to default in payment.

(5) Our order number, article description, delivery quantity and delivery address must be stated in all order confirmations, delivery documents and invoices. If one or more of these details are missing and processing by us is delayed as a result in the course of our normal business transactions, the payment periods specified under 8.3 shall be extended by the period of the delay.

(6) We shall be entitled to rights of set-off and retention as well as the defence of non-performance of the contract to the extent permitted by law. In particular, we shall be entitled to withhold due payments as long as we are still entitled to claims against the Seller or Contractor arising from incomplete or defective services.

(7) The Seller or Contractor shall only have a right of set-off or retention on the basis of legally established or undisputed counterclaims.

§ 9 Exemption from the obligation to perform, cancellation of the contract

(1) In cases of force majeure, such as in particular fire damage, floods, strikes, lawful lockouts, epidemics and pandemics, insofar as a risk level of at least "moderate" is defined by the Robert Koch Institute and shortages of raw materials, the contracting party affected by this shall be released from its performance obligations for the duration and to the extent of the effects. The contracting parties are obliged to provide the necessary information in text form without delay and to adapt their obligations to the changed circumstances in good faith. The seller or contractor shall be liable for all damages resulting from delayed or omitted notification.

(2) We shall be released from the obligation to accept the ordered delivery in whole or in part and shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract if the delivery has become unusable for us due to delays caused by force majeure, in particular fire damage, floods, strikes, lawful lockouts, epidemics and pandemics, insofar as a risk level of at least "moderate" has been defined by the Robert Koch Institute, and shortages of raw materials.

(3) We are entitled to withdraw from the contract if the seller or contractor applies for the opening of insolvency proceedings, insolvency proceedings are opened or the opening is rejected for lack of assets.

(4) We shall also be entitled to withdraw from the contract if individual enforcement measures are taken against the Seller or Contractor.

(5) The statutory cancellation regulations shall otherwise remain unaffected.

§ 10 Confidentiality and retention of title

(1) In particular, we reserve ownership rights and copyrights to orders placed by us, contracts and illustrations, plans, drawings, calculations, execution instructions, product descriptions and other documents made available to the supplier. Such documents are to be used exclusively for the contractual performance and are to be returned to us after completion of the contract. The documents must be kept secret from third parties, even after termination of the contract. The confidentiality obligation shall only expire if and insofar as the knowledge contained in the documents provided has become generally known. Special confidentiality agreements and statutory provisions on the protection of secrets shall remain unaffected.

(2) The above provision shall apply accordingly to substances and materials (e.g. software, finished and semi-finished products) as well as to tools, templates, samples and other items which we provide to the Seller or Contractor for production. Such items shall - as long as they are not processed - be stored separately at the Seller's or Contractor's expense and insured to an appropriate extent against destruction and loss.

(3) Any processing, mixing or combination (further processing) of items provided by the Seller or Contractor shall be carried out on our behalf. The same shall apply in the event of further processing of the delivered goods by us, so that we shall be deemed to be the manufacturer and shall acquire ownership of the product at the latest upon further processing in accordance with the statutory provisions.

(4) The transfer of ownership of the goods to us shall be unconditional and without regard to the payment of the price. However, if in individual cases we accept an offer from the seller or contractor for transfer of ownership conditional on payment of the purchase price, the seller's or contractor's retention of title shall expire at the latest upon payment of the purchase price for the delivered goods. We shall remain authorised to resell the goods in the ordinary course of business even before payment of the purchase price with advance assignment of the resulting claim (alternatively, the simple retention of title extended to the resale shall apply). This excludes all other forms of retention of title, in particular the extended retention of title, the forwarded retention of title and the retention of title extended to further processing.

§ 11 Defective delivery

(1) The statutory provisions and, exclusively in our favour, the following supplements and clarifications shall apply to our rights in the event of material defects and defects of title of the goods (including incorrect and short delivery as well as improper assembly/installation or defective instructions) and in the event of other breaches of duty by the seller or contractor.

(2) The machines/equipment must be of the agreed quality, function and performance and comply with the relevant laws, regulations, directives, standards and client regulations relating to occupational health and safety, environmental protection and fire protection. Insofar as no deviating requirements arise from this or from the contract, the generally recognised rules of technology must be complied with.

(3) In accordance with the statutory provisions, the seller or contractor shall be liable in particular for ensuring that the goods have the agreed quality upon transfer of risk to us. In any case, those product descriptions which - in particular by designation or reference in our order - are the subject of the respective contract or have been included in the contract in the same way as these GTCP shall be deemed to be an agreement on the quality. It makes no difference whether the product description originates from us, the seller, the contractor or other third parties.

(4) In the case of goods with digital elements or other digital content, the seller or contractor shall be obliged to provide and update the digital content in any case to the extent that this results from a quality agreement in accordance with para. 2 or other product descriptions of the manufacturer or on his behalf, in particular on the Internet, in advertising or on the product label.

(5) We are not obliged to inspect the goods or make special enquiries about any defects when the contract is concluded. Partially deviating from § 442 para. 1 sentence 2 BGB, we are therefore entitled to claims for defects without restriction even if the defect remained unknown to us at the time of conclusion of the contract due to gross negligence.

(6) The statutory provisions (Sections 377, 381 HGB) shall apply to the commercial obligation to inspect and give notice of defects with the following proviso: Our obligation to inspect shall be limited to defects which become apparent during our incoming goods inspection under external examination including the delivery documents (e.g. transport damage, incorrect and short delivery) or which are recognisable during our quality control in the random sampling procedure. If acceptance has been agreed, there is no obligation to inspect. Otherwise, it depends on the extent to which an inspection is feasible in the ordinary course of business, taking into account the circumstances of the individual case. Our obligation to give notice of defects discovered later remains unaffected. Notwithstanding our duty to inspect, our complaint (notification of defects) shall in any case be deemed to be immediate and timely if it is sent within 14 working days of discovery or, in the case of obvious defects, of delivery.

(7) Subsequent fulfilment shall also include the removal of the defective goods and reinstallation, provided that the goods were installed in another item or attached to another item in accordance with their nature and intended use before the defect became apparent; our statutory claim for reimbursement of corresponding expenses (removal and installation costs) shall remain unaffected. The expenses necessary for the purpose of inspection and subsequent performance, in particular transport, travel, labour and material costs as well as any dismantling and installation costs, shall be borne by the seller or contractor even if it turns out that there was actually no defect. Our liability for damages in the event of unjustified requests to remedy defects shall remain unaffected; however, we shall only be liable in this respect if we recognised or were grossly negligent in not recognising that there was no defect.

(8) Notwithstanding our statutory rights and the provisions in para. 6, the following shall apply: If the Seller or Contractor fails to fulfil its obligation of subsequent performance - at our discretion by remedying the defect (subsequent improvement) or by delivering a defect-free item (replacement delivery) - within a reasonable period set by us, we may remedy the defect ourselves and demand compensation from the Seller or Contractor for the expenses required for this or a corresponding advance payment. If the subsequent fulfilment by the seller or contractor has failed or is unreasonable for us (e.g. due to particular urgency, endangerment of operational safety or imminent occurrence of disproportionate damage), no deadline needs to be set; we shall inform the seller or contractor of such circumstances immediately, if possible in advance.

(9) A new limitation period within the meaning of § 12 (2) shall commence with the written acceptance of these services for services performed within the scope of remedying a defect. If we do not submit the written declaration of acceptance within 15 working days after written notification by the contractor that the defect has actually been properly remedied, the new limitation period shall commence upon expiry of the aforementioned period of 15 working days.

(10) Otherwise, in the event of a material defect or defect of title, we shall be entitled to reduce the purchase price or to withdraw from the contract in accordance with the statutory provisions. In addition, we shall be entitled to compensation for damages and expenses in accordance with the statutory provisions.

§ 12 Supplier recourse

(1) We shall be entitled to our statutory claims for expenses and recourse within a supply chain (supplier recourse pursuant to §§ 478, 445a, 445b or §§ 445c, 327 para. 5, 327u BGB) in addition to the claims for defects without restriction. In particular, we are entitled to demand exactly the type of subsequent fulfilment (rectification or replacement delivery) from the seller or contractor that we owe our customer in the individual case; in the case of goods with digital elements or other digital content, this also applies with regard to the provision of necessary updates. Our statutory right to choose (Section 439 (1) BGB) is not restricted by this.

(2) Before we acknowledge or fulfil a claim for defects asserted by our customer (including reimbursement of expenses pursuant to §§ 445a para. 1, 439 para. 2, 3, 6 sentence 2, 475 para. 4 BGB), we shall notify the seller or contractor and request a written statement, briefly explaining the facts of the case. If a substantiated statement is not made within a reasonable period of time and no amicable solution is reached, the claim for defects actually granted by us shall be deemed to be owed to our customer. In this case, the seller or contractor shall be responsible for providing evidence to the contrary.

(3) Our claims arising from supplier recourse shall also apply if the defective goods have been combined with another product or further processed in any other way by us, our customer or a third party, e.g. by installation, attachment or installation.

§ 13 Manufacturer's liability

(1) If the seller or contractor is responsible for product damage, he must indemnify us against third-party claims to the extent that the cause lies within his sphere of control and organisation and he himself is liable in relation to third parties.

(2) As part of its obligation to indemnify, the Seller or Contractor shall reimburse all expenses pursuant to Sections 683, 670 BGB arising from or in connection with claims asserted by third parties, including recall actions carried out by us. We shall inform the seller or contractor about the content and scope of recall measures - as far as possible and reasonable - and give him the opportunity to comment. Further legal claims remain unaffected.

(3) We do not recognise the exclusion of consequential damages.

(4) The Seller or Contractor shall take out and maintain product liability insurance with appropriate cover of at least EUR 5 million for property damage and/or personal injury and/or financial loss per claim. The insurance must also cover the recall risk, unless otherwise agreed in individual cases. The supplier shall send us a copy of the liability policy or a corresponding confirmation of cover at any time upon request.

§ 14 Carrying out work

(1) Access to our plant/company premises must be notified in good time, at least 5 working days in advance. Persons who carry out work on our factory/plant premises in order to fulfil orders must comply with the provisions of our respective valid factory regulations for external companies. The special statutory, official and operational regulations and instructions must also be complied with. The instructions of our specialised personnel must be followed.

(2) We shall be liable for damages arising on our factory/operating premises - irrespective of the legal grounds - within the scope of fault-based liability in the event of wilful intent and gross negligence. In the event of simple negligence, we shall be liable, subject to statutory limitations of liability (e.g. care in our own affairs; insignificant breach of duty), only

a) for damages resulting from injury to life, body or health,

b) for damages arising from the breach of an essential contractual obligation (obligation whose fulfilment is essential for the proper execution of the contract and on whose compliance the contractual partner regularly relies and may rely); in this case, however, our liability is limited to compensation for the foreseeable, typically occurring damage.

§ 15 Industrial property rights

(1) The seller or contractor guarantees that no rights of third parties within the European Union are infringed in connection with his delivery.

(2) If claims are nevertheless asserted against us by a third party in this respect, the seller or contractor shall be obliged to indemnify us against these claims upon first request. The seller's or contractor's obligation to indemnify relates to all expenses necessarily incurred by us in connection with the claim by a third party. This claim exists irrespective of any fault on the part of the supplier.

(3) The rights to which we are entitled under the law shall remain unaffected by this.

§ 16 Statute of limitations

(1) The reciprocal claims of the contracting parties shall become time-barred in accordance with the statutory provisions, unless otherwise stipulated below.

(2) Notwithstanding § 438 Para. 1 No. 3 BGB, the general limitation period for claims for defects is 3 years from the transfer of risk. If acceptance has been agreed, the limitation period shall commence upon acceptance. The 3-year limitation period shall also apply accordingly to claims arising from defects of title, whereby the statutory limitation period for third-party claims in rem for restitution (Section 438 (1) No. 1 BGB) shall remain unaffected; claims arising from defects of title shall in no case become time-barred as long as the third party can still assert the right against us - in particular in the absence of a limitation period.

(3) The limitation periods of the law on sales, including the above extension, shall apply - to the extent permitted by law - to all contractual claims for defects. Insofar as we are also entitled to non-contractual claims for damages due to a defect, the regular statutory limitation period (§§ 195, 199 BGB) shall apply, unless the application of the limitation periods of the law on sales leads to a longer limitation period in individual cases.

§ 17 Quality requirements

(1) Physical-chemical requirements:

The supplier undertakes to comply with Regulation EC 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation) with regard to the goods delivered to us, including packaging. In particular, the supplier assures that the delivered products, articles and their packaging do not contain any substances on the current candidate list in accordance with Art. 53 Para. 1 of the regulation in a quantity exceeding 0.1 % by mass (SVHC substances).

a) Otherwise, these substances of concern will be reported by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt to the purchasing department at the Mayer-Kuvert-network headquarters in Heilbronn. They may only be used after written authorisation by the responsible purchaser. This also applies if previously unlisted substances are added to this list for current deliveries. After special approval has been granted by the purchaser, the seller/contractor is immediately obliged to fulfil the obligations arising from Section 16 f (1) ChemG in conjunction with Article 33(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2007 to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on behalf of Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH and its affiliated companies. Only the originating seller/contractor is obliged to fulfil these obligations. The seller/contractor must inform the purchaser immediately of the implementation. Each time the SVHC list is updated, the seller/contractor shall check whether substances contained in the primary and secondary packaging have been included. Furthermore, the product complies in its entirety with the standard market limits for the chemical parameters. The seller/contractor is obliged to have all products/products or packaging delivered to us (pre-)registered himself or by sub-suppliers, insofar as he is subject to registration obligations under REACH. If the seller/contractor is not itself subject to registration under the REACH Regulation, it shall oblige its upstream suppliers to fulfil their obligations under REACH. Any registration carried out by the seller/contractor or his upstream suppliers concerning the goods supplied must be proven to us in writing on request.

b) The seller/contractor shall ensure that, if the products/products supplied by him or their packaging contain substances covered by REACH, these are registered in accordance with REACH. He undertakes to provide us with all information and documentation required under the regulation (in particular in accordance with Art. 31 et seq. of the REACH Regulation) within the deadlines specified in REACH or to forward the information from his upstream supplier to us without delay.


The packaging material must not lead to any sensory changes in the end product.

(3) Further specifications

The supplier shall ensure through its quality assurance system, in particular by testing the agreed products at accredited specialised laboratories, that only goods that 100% fulfil the contractual conditions of Mayer-Kuvert-Network GmbH are delivered. At least two retained samples are retained per production run. These will be kept at least until the end of the advertised guarantee period or 24 months.

(4) General agreements

a) Any change, in particular in the composition of the service, the colour design, the dimensions, the production site, the labelling, the packaging must be agreed in advance with the responsible goods manager in the purchasing department of Mayer-Kuvert-Network GmbH without being requested to do so. The product requirement, if any, shall form the basis for the composition, production method, labelling and packaging of the product.

b) The seller/contractor is obliged to indemnify us against any liability in connection with non-compliance with the above-mentioned regulations by the seller/supplier or to compensate us for claims against us arising from or in connection with non-compliance with the regulations by the seller/contractor.

§ 18 Choice of law and place of jurisdiction

(1) The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to these GTCP and the contractual relationship between us and the Seller or Contractor, excluding international uniform law, in particular the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

(2) If the Seller or Contractor is a merchant within the meaning of the German Commercial Code, a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law, the exclusive - also international - place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from the contractual relationship shall be Stuttgart. The same applies if the seller or contractor is an entrepreneur within the meaning of § 14 BGB. However, in all cases we shall also be entitled to bring an action at the place of fulfilment of the delivery obligation in accordance with these GTCP or an overriding individual agreement or at the general place of jurisdiction of the seller or contractor. Overriding statutory provisions, in particular regarding exclusive jurisdiction, shall remain unaffected.