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First Act Amending the Unfair Competition Act (UWG)

ยง5a III Nr. 1-5 If goods or services are offered in a manner appropriate to the communication medium used, with reference to their characteristics and price, so that an average consumer can take a transactional decision, the following information can be regarded as material within the meaning of paragraph 2, insofar as it is not already apparent from the context: 1. the main characteristics of the goods or services, to an extent appropriate to the latter and also to the communication medium used; 2. the identity and address of the entrepreneur, or, where appropriate, the identity and address of the trader on whose behalf he is acting; 3. the final price or, where the nature of the goods or services means that this price cannot be calculated in advance, the manner in which the price is calculated, as well as all freight, delivery and postal charges where appropriate or, where these charges cannot be calculated in advance, the fact that such additional charges may be payable; 4. payment, delivery and performance terms, as well as the complaints handling policy, if they are at odds with the requirements of professional diligence and 5. the existence of a right of withdrawal or cancellation.