A. General Terms & Conditions for the Use of this website
1. Definition of terms and conditions of use
The use of this website and the contents and services offered are available for use only under the following terms and conditions. Upon accessing the website or any of the website subpages, the user agrees to the validity of the terms and conditions of use in its current version. Should the user disagree with an individual term or all terms and conditions, the use of website is to be discontinued. Konica Minolta reserves the right to change or update these terms and conditions at any time without notice.
2. Services offered
Konica Minolta offers the contents and information on this website for commercial purposes. Konica Minolta reserves the right to restrict the operation of this website and accepts no liability for permanent, uninterrupted or unaltered availability of the website or any of its contents.
3. Scope of use
The contents and information of the website may not be downloaded, copied, processed or distributed for commercial use with the sole exception of those contents offered specifically for download and explicitly defined for this purpose. The user may print out parts of the website for personal use.
Konica Minolta explicitly declares the following:
The contents of this website i.e. text, images, graphics, sounds and the layout are copyright or property of Konica Minolta or otherwise protected by the laws of property.
The product names, brands and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
The use of these contents for any other purpose than that intended by Konica Minolta is forbidden by law, unless Konica Minolta has given prior written consent.
4. Warranty, liability
The website reflects the status of information and technology available at the time of publication. Konica Minolta will not be held responsible for the topicality, accuracy or completeness of the contents, specifically when changes made to the Konica Minolta products or changes in the applications of these products may occasionally differ from the contents of the website. Konica Minolta will also not guarantee that the content of the website is appropriate for the purposes intended by the user. Konica Minolta and its employees will not be liable for any damages or disadvantages, of whatever nature, the user may experience during the use or in relation to the use of the website and its subpages. In case of infringement of any of the fundamental obligations of this agreement, extent of liability is confined to typical, foreseeable contractual damages. This restriction is not valid in cases where Konica Minolta is fully liable under the governing laws, i.e. by intent or gross negligence, damage to life, health or personal injury from a breach of duty or liability according to the laws on product liability.
5. Links to other web pages
In some parts of the website, there are hyperlinks to other web pages with additional information that might be of interest to the user. When clicking on the link to these web pages, the user leaves the Konica Minolta webpage.
Konica Minolta has no influence on the current or future contents of websites, which are under the control of third parties. Konica Minolta can therefore take no responsibility for the contents of such third party web pages and is not liable unless Konica Minolta was aware of the illegal contents before setting the link.
6. User obligations
The user of the website is obliged, with each use of the website or the services offered, to act in a lawful manner. The user is not entitled to use mechanisms, software or other routines, which could, in combination with the website cause damage or disruption to the site. This is also valid for any wilful measures, which as a result, might cause an unreasonable load or strain on the website’s technical infrastructure.
7. Applicable law and court of jurisdiction
German law is applicable for the use of this website and the application of these terms and conditions. In cases where the customer is a merchant or a legal person under public law, or has no fixed court of jurisdiction, the court of jurisdiction shall be Hannover for all disputes relating to the use of the website or these terms and conditions.
B. Special Terms and Conditions for the Use of the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program
The Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program is a service of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH and is available for authorized Customers of Konica Minolta National Operating Companies (“NOCs”). For the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program additionally the following terms and conditions apply.
1. The Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program
The Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program offers authorized customers of Konica Minolta’s National Operating Companies (“NOCs”) the opportunity to return authorized consumables for the purpose of recycling. Customers authorized for the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program are such, who have been granted access by their respective NOC to the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program services and the online portal over which they can be ordered.
The Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program may vary from country to country. Therefore, some of the terms and conditions defined below may not be relevant for all countries. Single regions of the participating countries may be excluded. Customers can only use the services within the country where they are registered.
The return and recycling of authorized consumables under the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program is handled on behalf of Konica Minolta by external service providers.
For the participation at the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program, the Customer may solely use the official Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program boxes for the pick-up return of waste consumables. These boxes can be ordered via the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program online portal and may only be used for the intended purpose and according to these Terms and Conditions. To use the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program online portal the Customer (or a Customer’s representative) needs to create a user account. Through the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program online portal, the Customer can place, change, follow and cancel its orders and view its order history.
Within the ordering process, the customer has to be aware to order the correct size for the planned pick-up. It is not allowed to use the boxes for any other purposes.
Filling the boxes with waste consumables has to be done according to these terms and the instruction for filling printed on the boxes. The plastic inlay, which is delivered with each box has to be inserted before filling the box and has to be sealed before the collection of the full box. Waste consumables must be inserted into the box without their original outer packaging. The boxes have to be fully filled. The maximum filling weight printed on the box must not be exceeded. Boxes have to be securely sealed, ready for pick-up at the confirmed time and place and easily accessible for the logistics service provider. Only the number of boxes announced in the Clean Planet Program online portal will be picked up.
In case of the “single unit return” the box of a new Konica Minolta consumable has to be used to securely package the waste consumable, the label generated at the Clean Planet Program online portal has to be attached and the box has to be delivered to the specified parcel carrier.
In case of the “single unit return” no pick-up can be ordered.
In case of the ”pallet return service” an EURO pallet (80 cm x 120 cm) has to be provided by the customer.
In the event, that these conditions are not fulfilled, the logistics service provider might refuse to pick up the boxes.
3. Scope of Consumables
Consumables, which may be returned through the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program for the purpose of recycling, are end-of-life consumables (waste consumables) from Office Printing devices and Production Printing devices, which are serviced by Konica Minolta.
Consumables are excluded from the scope of the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program, if they are classified according to GHS / CLP (Globally Harmonized System of Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Chemicals / CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272 / 2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures). If consumables are classified according to GHS / CLP can be seen in the according Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
By participating in the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program, the Customer agrees to the above mentioned terms and conditions.
Konica Minolta reserves the right to cancel, withdraw or amend the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program at any time as far as this does not result in disproportionate disadvantages for the customers. The Customer will be informed in a timely manner about possible changes.
Konica Minolta reserves the right to enable the Customer only for a specific box size depending on the amount and kind of used devices. If the Customer returns consumables or other products not in scope according to the conditions above or otherwise does not use the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program in the appropriate way, Konica Minolta reserves the right to charge the additional cost to the Customer and to exclude him from the future use of the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program.
5. Applicability of the General terms and conditions
Additionally, the applicable General terms and conditions of Konica Minolta available under https://www.konicaminolta.de/de/business-solutions/meta/agb.html shall apply.