(1) All goods, services and offers made by Bette GmbH & Co. KG (Hereinafter known as BETTE) shall be rendered solely on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions of Business. These shall only apply to businessmen, legal entities under public law and public law special assets
within the meaning of § 310 Section 1 of the German Civil Code [BGB]. The General Terms and Conditions of Business constitute an integral element of all contracts which BETTE enters into with its contractual partners (Hereinafter known as Buyer) for the goods and services it offers. The General Terms and Conditions of Business shall also apply for all future goods, services and offers, even if they are not expressly agreed again. These terms and conditions shall be regarded as having been accepted by the Buyer when he takes delivery of the goods or services at the latest.
(2) Any (counter) confirmations by the Buyer making a reference to his own terms and conditions of business or purchase, as well as the incorporation of these of these terms and conditons into the business relationship with BETTE, is hereby expressly rejected. The terms and
conditions of buisiness of the Buyer or of a third party shall not apply, even if BETTE does not specifically object to their application in a given case. Even if BETTE refers to a letter containing the terms and conditions of the Buyer or of a third party, or points out such a letter, this shall not
constitute any agreement that the terms and conditions of the Buyer or of the third party shall apply. They shall not be accepted even when a contract is handled, in particular even if the goods are supplied by BETTE.
(3) The requirement for written form agreed in the contract or in accordance with the general terms and conditions of business shall be satisfied if a message is transmitted by fax or EDIFACT. Meassages transmitted by e-mail shall also satisfy the requirement.