Terms of Service

1. Scope

Services and offers of Briegel Oenologie e.K. occur exclusively on the basis of these general terms and conditions. Deviations from these terms and conditions are only effective if Briegel Oenologie e.K. this is confirmed in writing.


2. Order execution

Execution periods are non-binding, unless a completion period is expressly agreed in writing. In this case, the period only begins when all the resources (samples, test samples, reference material), documents and information required to fulfill the order are available.

Is Briegel Oenologie e.K. If the performance of the service is prevented by circumstances that represent force majeure, the agreed execution period is extended accordingly.

Briegel Oenology e.K. completes the orders in compliance with the recognized general scientific rules. The laboratory determines the type and method of the examination at its own discretion, unless a specific examination method has been agreed in writing.

Unless legally necessary or expressly requested by the customer, the analysis parameters are carried out as a single determination. The selected type and method of the examinations will be noted on the result report. Briegel Oenology e.K. can subcontract to other laboratories if necessary and while maintaining the due diligence stipulated in the QM system.

Estimated measurement uncertainties and standard deviations of the analysis values ​​are available at Briegel Oenologie e.K. and can be viewed or requested there.

Are from Briegel Oenologie e.K. Samples or other objects are transported, this is always done in the name and at the risk of the client. Sampling is entirely up to the customer.

The tasting results communicated are only indications of the current and subjective tasting impression of the tester; these are non-binding. Notes that can be understood as a legal assessment, the quality of the wine and / or the wine name are also not binding. We assume no liability for recommendations under wine law that go beyond the chemical-analytical interpretation of the analysis report.

Oral recommendations are also non-binding; we do not assume any liability.

It is the sole responsibility of the customer to check the conformity of wine treatment products with the legal regulations and with the guidelines of any organic associations.

The Briegel Oenologie e.K. Samples handed over will be disposed of after the order has been completed.

Returns to the customer are only made at his own expense and only if he has requested this in writing when placing the order.


3. Transmission of test results

Test results (with the exception of AP applications) are provided by Briegel Oenologie e.K. only sent as simplified test reports by fax or e-mail. Only the PDF version is valid for the results sent by email.


4. Prices and terms of payment

The decisive factors in the contractual agreement between the client and Briegel Oenologie e.K. mentioned prices plus the respective statutory value added tax. If a service not provided for in the contract is absolutely necessary for the provision of the analysis service, there is an entitlement to special remuneration even without prior notification to the client. These additional services are charged separately according to the currently valid price list. If overtime is worked for the completion of an order at the request of the client, Briegel Oenologie e.K. reserve the right to charge reasonable surcharges to cover their own additional costs.

Invoices from Briegel Oenologie e.K. are payable within 14 days of invoicing without deduction.

Any agreements to the contrary require the written confirmation of the management.


5. Warranty and liability

Briegel Oenology e.K. applies standard procedures or comparable procedures according to the recognized state of science and technology. If necessary, the test procedures will be improved and adapted to technical developments. The correctness and precision of the test results are continuously monitored by external and internal quality assurance measures. However, should there be a faulty contractual service, Briegel Oenologie e.K. demand that he be given the opportunity to repeat the contractual service free of charge. Unless there is willful intent or gross negligence, claims for damages are limited to compensation for the direct damage. Liability is limited to the amount covered by the contractor's liability insurance. Claims due to faulty contractual services become statute-barred after 6 months, calculated from the time of delivery, notification of the investigation or another service.


6. Samples, protection of work results and confidentiality

The publication and reproduction of test reports from Briegel Oenologie e.K.

By the client or the transfer to third parties, even in extracts, the written consent of Briegel Oenologie e.K .. if the customer no longer needs them after the analysis has been completed. The samples can then be stored anonymously in databases or used for research purposes.


7. Storage of data

The client's attention is drawn to the fact that, for legal reasons, the client's personal and, if applicable, wine-related data are stored in compliance with statutory data protection.


8. Place of jurisdiction

For the terms and conditions and the entire legal relationship between Briegel Oenologie e.K. and the client is subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. For all disputes and claims that arise directly or indirectly from the contractual relationship, the registered office of Briegel Oenologie e.K. exclusive place of jurisdiction.


9. Confidentiality

The information and results obtained in connection with the investigation orders are generally treated confidentially and only disclosed to third parties with the consent of the client. However, we reserve the right to use the data internally for statistical purposes. We refer to our data protection regulations.