General Terms and Conditions

I. General

1. Recognition

The general terms and conditions of business of Auvesta Edelmetalle AG for the purchase and storage of the precious metals and their administration are the basis for the purchase of precious metals concluded between the buyer and Auvesta Edelmetalle AG (hereinafter referred to as "precious metal trader").

2. Contract conclusion

2.1 With the application for the conclusion of a purchase agreement for precious metals, the purchaser shall order precious metals from the precious metals trader, in the context of one or several purchase contracts which are either purchased by the purchaser and paid in rates and / or are fulfilled by a one-time payment.

These purchase contracts include the acquisition and, where appropriate, the safekeeping of physical precious metals, as well as the establishment of a precious metal deposit account selected by the precious metal trader.

2.2 The purchase contract is concluded upon acceptance of the application by the precious metal trader. The buyer waives the confirmation of acceptance by the precious metal trader and their access. The customer is bound by his application for the conclusion of a purchase agreement for a period of two weeks.

II. Acquisition of the precious metal

1. With each payment made by the purchaser, the precious metal trader purchases physical precious metal (999.9 / 1,000 for gold and silver / platinum / palladium min. 999.0 / 1,000 in bar form) of an internationally recognized refinery (generic purchase). As approved refineries, those refining institutions defined by the "The London Bullion Market Association" or a comparable precious metal trader agreement at the time of the execution of the purchase contract are defined. The precious metal trader guarantees the authenticity of the delivered precious metals selected with the care of a proper merchant by the precious metal trader.

There is agreement between the parties that the smallest unit to be acquired is governed by the respective purchase type. The precious metal trader can prescribe minimum weight and / or units for credits, charges and physical deliveries, as for example ingots and common investment coins, listed in units with corresponding weightings in grams / troy ounces.

The precious metal trader is free in respect of the denomination of the precious metals. The physical delivery of the ordered precious metal to the purchaser is subject to the delivery by the supplier or the refinery to the precious metal trader and the delivery terms and conditions applicable there.

2. The precious metal trader will accept an incoming order no later than on the fifth working day. Purchases of precious metals for the customer can be made at the earliest after the respective payment, but at the latest within 5 working days. The precious metal purchased by the purchaser shall be owned by the purchaser within 3 working days. The above regulation applies to purchasers who are allowed to deposit their deposits by means of direct debiting procedures, provided that the legal revocation period has already expired with regard to the respective payment.

The purchaser receives an invoice for each executed purchase.

Upon acceptance of the purchase agreement, the purchaser receives an online receipt with which he can access the depot at any time via the internet and can create depot statements. In addition, each customer can also order the depot extracts once a year as of 31.12. of the respective calendar year. For this purpose, the precious metal trader will charge a lump sum fee of € 15 per request,- plus the applicable statutory value-added tax.

3. If the smallest unit to be acquired is not covered by the buyer's purchase in accordance with the selected purchase method, the purchase of the ordered precious metal shall take place only at the time when the purchase price for the smallest unit to be acquired is paid by the deposits of the buyer in accordance with II. 1 Para. 2 terms and conditions. This amount will be credited until the next purchase.

4. The precious metal trader handles transactions exclusively in euro. For this purpose, payments received in other currencies on the accounts of the precious metal trader will be exchanged into euros immediately before execution of the purchase order. Any costs incurred shall be borne by the buyer.

In the case of payments to the buyer (for example after the purchase of the precious metal by the precious metal trader), the buyer can choose whether he wishes to receive the payment in national currency or in euros. Without an explicit declaration by the buyer, the precious metal trader pays in EURO. Any charges for payments not denominated in EURO shall be borne by the Purchaser.

5. The euro-denominated payments made by the Purchaser may be exchanged at the bank reference price at the date of the precious metal purchase for the Purchaser in other currencies, which are necessary for the acquisition and processing of the precious metal purchase.

6. The purchase price for precious metal shall be determined in such a way that the purchase price of the precious metal trader determined on the day of acceptance of the purchase application and after receipt of payment by the precious metal trader is based on the purchase order within 5 working days after receipt of payment. The precious metal trader is not bound by price limits of the customer. The price of the precious metal dealer will be placed on a daily basis on the price list in the login area of ​​www.auvesta.com. The precious metal trader carries out the order for the course for the purchaser within the abovementioned deadline, which is based on the current precious metal market price from the above price list on the respective trading day.

7. In the case of a sales tax liability for the trading of precious metals, the agreed purchase price is stated net, plus the applicable VAT and the gross price in the price list in the login area.

III. Storage and delivery

1 . Storage

The precious metal purchased for the purchaser is stored by the precious metal trader at a safety warehouse to be commissioned. In these cases, the precious metal trader is not liable for the fault of the storage facility selected by him, unless it is due to a faulty selection.

The precious metal trader will store the precious metal stocks separately from the company's own assets. The buyer's precious metals are insured during storage. The precious metals are stored exclusively in warehouses and safes, which stipulate the strict requirements of the insurance companies as depositories within the scope of insurance contracts. This can be high-security storage both at home and abroad. The current storage location will be published on the website of the precious metal trader. Giral preservation is expressly permitted, but only if the ownership relationship is protected for the customer and there is sufficient cover with physical precious metals.

With regard to the selection and monitoring of its partners, the precious metal trader is liable with the due diligence of a proper merchant, whereby a liability for accident or force majeure is expressly excluded.

2. Delivery

The customer has the right at any time to demand the extradition of the precious metal ordered and acquired by him. In this respect, national laws must be observed which regulate the possession or the marketing of precious metals. The minimum delivery is regulated under the selected purchase type. In which form (for example bars) and denomination the precious metals are to be delivered, is left up to the the precious metal trader. The purchase price of the precious metals is exclusive freight charges. For delivery in Germany, the following delivery costs will be charged:

weight to Insured until Shipping costs *
5.000g 5.000 € 14,90 €
5.000g 10.000 € 19,90 €
10.000g 20.000 € 24,90 €
10.000g 100.000 € 64,90 €
10.000g 250.000 € 99,90 €

* (VAT included 19%)

Any import turnover tax, duties and general statutory duties of the respective destination country shall be borne by the buyer. Possible claims for return on the part of the precious metal merchant against the depository shall be assigned to the purchaser. The Purchaser accepts this assignment by signing the order.

IV. Purchase / management of the precious metal

1. The purchaser is entitled to offer the precious metal purchased by him (in whole or in part) to the precious metal trader in text form for repurchase. The precious metal trader will accept the repurchase offer within four working days and carry out immediately, the customer waives a separate declaration of acceptance. The purchase price is determined in such a way that the purchase price determined by the precious metal trader within 4 working days after acceptance of the sales request by the purchaser is based on the purchase price. The purchase price of the precious metal trader is placed daily in the login area on www.auvesta.com. If statutory value added tax is levied, General Terms and Conditions II, 7 is valid.

The precious metal trader is entitled to refuse the repurchase offer if the market for the corresponding precious metal is disturbed in such a way that the precious metal trader remains without the possibility to resell the precious metal. The purchaser shall be informed immediately about this in writing.

2. Stock record

The inventory record is checked and recorded on a quarterly basis by the auditor of funds in conjunction with the precious metal trader. A legal practitioner, tax consultant, auditor or notary can be considered as an auditor of funds.

V. Other

1. Deposit charges

The buyer is charged a storage fee for storage. The amount of the storage fee and its modalities are governed by the respective purchase method. The storage fee will be debited to the depot account.

2. Application by intermediary

The intermediary works in his own name and on his own account. It is pointed out that he provides an independent service to the customer. The Purchaser shall be informed that the Agent is not authorized to provide consulting services or to make commitments which deviate from these general terms and conditions or the order form of the precious metal trader. In particular, it is not permitted to offer any services or to accept them for the precious metal trader.

3. Term / Termination / Liability / Due Diligence

3.1 No fixed term is agreed upon. The purchaser is therefore also particularly allowed to increase, suspend or reduce the monthly payments. The purchaser is also entitled to sell the precious metal to the precious metal trader in accordance with General Terms IV. 1 To offer for sale.

3.2 It is clarified between the parties that the precious metal trader is not liable for the taxes arising from the purchase or sale of precious metals by the purchaser. The precious metal trader does not issue tax advice and will not make any statements against the tax office or any other third party with regard to any tax and duties that may be incurred. Taxation is governed by national laws and possibly double taxation agreements. Depending on the legal situation, a tax deferral effect may arise during storage in bonded warehouses.

3.3 The purchaser undertakes to notify the precious metal trader without delay of any change of address. Correspondence always takes place at the last known address of the purchaser.

4. Data protection

The personal and investment-related data contained in this purchase application as well as other personal and business-related data which are known within the framework of the business relationship are stored, used, evaluated, retrieved and transmitted (data processing) by the precious metal trader, intermediaries and other interested third parties in electronic or written manner . This is done for the purpose of managing and supervising the precious metal purchase contract. A transfer of the data to not involved third parties is omitted.

5. Written form

Verbal or telephonic agreements require the written confirmation by the precious metal trader to be effective.

6. Severability clause / legal choice

6.1 Should individual provisions of the contract concluded with the purchaser on the basis of these General and Special Terms and Conditions prove to be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

6.2 The contract shall be governed exclusively by German law.

Last update: 21.07.2014

Notes:

- Auvesta has concluded a warehouse control contract with an independent agent for the use of resources, which periodically checks the stock level.

- The purchaser has been explicitly informed that the precious metal price is a market price that is subject to fluctuations so that a loss in value can not be ruled out.