4.1 The prices agreed and calculated by TEST with the client are final prices and are subject to taxation of travel services according to § 25 UStG. Changes in the VAT law, especially changes in the tax rate, legal requirements for the basis of assessment, tax liability, tax exemption or taxability, entitle TEST, by taking into account mutual interests, to adjust prices accordingly.
4.2 In principle, the customer can pay the prices invoiced by TEST either on account, by credit card or direct debit. The terms of payment, unless otherwise specified, shall only apply to customers from Germany. TEST reserves the right to rule out individual methods of payment for certain offers or customers and to refuse foreign currency, checks and credit cards. These terms of payment and conditions are listed and explained with every booking request.
4.3 If payment is made using a credit card or direct debit, the account shall be debited on the next possible date following the acceptance of the customer offer by TEST. Credit card payments are carried out either in the case of online reservation, for example, via a secured system (SSL encryption) or via email or tax request from TEST. The customer makes his/her credit card details available via this secure system only. In the case of credit card billing via email or fax, sending of credit card details shall be conducted at the sole risk of the customer.
4.4 Direct Debit payments are carried out via an electronic debiting process. The customer authorizes his/her bank to debit the amount from his/her account. If the debiting is not carried out by the bank, TEST shall impose a fine of 15,00 EUR for the incurred costs. TEST does not accept any partial payments.
4.5 In the event of payment on account, the following applies: The binding overall payment and/or partial payment which TEST confirmed with the booking shall be paid by the customer within the prescribed time period. The respective amount, unless otherwise agreed, is payable to TEST within 14 days upon receiving the invoice. The set time period shall be deemed observed if the invoice amount is received by TEST no later than on the day the time period prescribed expires. After the requested services have been rendered, TEST shall prepare a final invoice. The preparation of a final invoice does not release the customer from paying any individual invoices in due time.
4.6. TEST has the right to withdraw from the contract following the unsuccessful expiry of the time period and in addition demand compensation if the customer defaults on a partial payment agreement or on any another agreed payment obligation following a prior request for payment of a set time period of at least 14 days and a withdrawal/notice of refusal. In this case, the compensation is measured according to the usually saved expenditures and the usually possible profit resulting from any alternative utilization of the booked services. Unless otherwise agreed, in the event of an express withdrawal, the lump-sum compensation amount is 15 % of the total price up to 12 months prior to arrival; 20 % of the total price up to 06 months prior to arrival and 25 % of the total price up to 03 months prior to arrival; and afterwards 100 % of the total price. TEST may claim higher damages than agreed in the lump-sum compensation amount if TEST provides proof thereof. The customer can claim lower damages than agreed in the lump-sum compensation amount provided he/she provides proof thereof. Further, the customer is entitled to proof that no damage was caused.