Transaction Rules

    Preamble

  1. sicuro.com's online trustee service offers customers the opportunity, when online shopping, to entrust the management of payments to sicuro.com.
The Law Firm of Bernhard H. Jansen, partner of sicuro.com, receives and manages in trust the purchase price of the goods or services by the Buyer and sends it to the Seller after the service has been provided (Trustee Service) .
sicuro.com does not have a role either as Buyer or as Seller (or as Intermediary, if involved), nor does it represent any of the Parties involved.
This process is intended to ensure, in cooperation with the law firm of Bernhard H. Jansen, which operates through a trust account administered and dedicated solely to the operations of sicuro.com, a secure and reliable transaction of the purchase price, for the seller, and a secure and reliable provision of services or goods for the Buyer.
The Law Firm of Bernhard H. Jansen is not a contractual partner of the Buyer or of the Seller and has contractual relationships only with sicuro.com. Therefore, the sending and receiving of payments by the law firm of Bernhard H. Jansen takes place exclusively on the instructions of sicuro.com.

  2. All payments are received and sent by the Law Firm of Bernhard H. Jansen. The payment of the trust amounts is not made by sicuro.com but, by virtue of the contractual agreements between sicuro.com and the law firm of Bernhard H. Jansen, can only be made by the Law Firm of Bernhard H. Jansen. sicuro.com is responsible for the technical execution of transactions between customers and sicuro.com; the Law Firm Bernhard H. Jansen is responsible, as administrator of the trust funds, solely for the flow of the money.

  3. The following provisions shall be referred to as the "General Rules of Trusted Transactions for Domain Names"." The parties hereto employ, authorize and instruct sicuro.com to act in connection with the Transaction under the terms and conditions on the Transaction Overview Screens, these General Trust Instructions, Terms of Use and any supplemental sicuro.com Instructions as hereinafter defined and all collectively referred to as the "Transaction Rules" of sicuro.com.

    General Provisions

  1. A person or entity offering personal property for sale, and desiring to use the sicuro.com site in order to close such a sale, shall hereinafter be referred to as "Seller". A person or entity desiring to purchase personal property from a Seller, by use of the sicuro.com site for completing the purchase shall be referred to as "Buyer". A person or entity offering to broker personal property for sale, and desiring to use the sicuro.com site in order to close such a sale, shall hereinafter be referred to as "Broker". A Buyer and Seller may complete a Transaction with or without a Broker. When a Broker is party to this agreement, additional instructions as set forth of Section 9 of these General Instructions shall also apply.

  2. To the extent that any Broker may be involved in a Transaction, the Broker shall become a party to the Transaction and have rights under and/or through the trusted Transaction only if the Broker is an identified Broker on the particular sicuro.com Transaction. If either Buyer or Seller has any independent relationship, obligation or duty of any kind with any other broker or a third party broker, such other or third party broker has no rights under and/or through the Transaction or from sicuro.com. It is the sole and independent obligation and duty of the Buyer or Seller who has any independent relationship with any other or third party broker to satisfy any and all obligations to such other or third party broker.

  3. The use of the sicuro.com site (by the Buyer, Seller and Broker) for purposes of effectuating a single trusted transfer of ownership of personal property shall be referred to as a "Transaction". The completion of the Transaction by Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) is referred to herein as the "Close of Transaction".

  4. A Buyer, Seller and Broker may enter into a Transaction for the sale and purchase of many different types of personal property.

  5. This Instruction refers to the personal property which is the subject of a Transaction interchangeably as "merchandise" "goods" "item(s)" or "Trusted Property". Funds deposited by the parties shall be referred to as "Trusted Funds".

  6. If the transaction is in progress, Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) should each log onto the sicuro.com website daily and regularly to confirm the status of the Transaction, the shipping and tracking and/or the Closing.

  7. The time of day and calendar day for all matters and events referred to in these Instructions will be determined by Central European Time (CET).

  8. All communications of any kind, for any purpose shall be made in by sicuro.com allowed languages: German, English, Italian and Spain. It is the responsibility of Buyer and or Seller (and Broker when applicable) to each know and understand the language choosed in their sicuro.com profiles. Any party who requires interpretation to or from the allowed languages for the purpose of making or receiving any communication, relating to these Instructions or the Terms of Use, shall be responsible for any of his, her or its own respective costs in that regard.

  9. The term “Business Day” shall refer to the working days Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Cetral European Time, which are not legal holidays in Germany.

    1. Instructions and Deposit of Funds into sicuro.com

  1. Once the Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) have agreed to identical Transaction Overview Screens for a specific underlying Transaction, and both (and Broker when applicable) have agreed to these General Service Instructions by selecting the "Agree" button at the bottom of the Transaction Overview Screens, these instructions shall constitute a binding agreement between all parties. No blank spaces shall exist on the Transaction Overview Screens as of the time the Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) select the "Agree" button. After Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) both select the "Agree" button, the Transaction Overview Screens, General Service Instructions and Terms of Use constitute the Transaction Instructions to govern the Transaction between the Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable).

  2. Should it become necessary to add a supplemental instruction(s), or to make any addition to, deletion from, or alteration to the Transaction Overview Screens, all parties (Buyer, Seller, sicuro.com and Broker when applicable) must execute (by digital signature or by a method mutually agreed upon by both parties) any supplemental instruction, addition, deletion or alteration thereto (collectively the "Supplemental Instruction(s) of Transaction").

  3. sicuro.com reserves the right to reject any Supplemental Transaction Instructions and to terminate the Transaction as provided herein. sicuro.com may accept instructions that are created, generated, sent, communicated, received or stored by electronic means and by attaching their Digital Identification.

  4. The term of "Digital Identification" means the process of login on the sicuro.com site, introducing the login data: email address and password.

  5. The parties to the Transaction hereby agree to conduct the Transaction electronically. The parties acknowledge that by entering into the Transaction Instructions, they are able to electronically receive the Transaction Instructions, download the Transaction Instructions and print the Transaction Instructions.

  6. If the Buyer agreed to pay for any portion of the sicuro.com fee and/or for payment transfer charges (if applicable) then those costs shall be collected as Buyer's funds, and remitted with the purchase price at our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen.

    2. Domain Name(s)

  1. In the event the personal property being transferred in this Transaction qualifies as a "Domain Name", sicuro.com is instructed to close only when the transfer of the Domain Name has been confirmed by sicuro.com (at its option) or the Buyer has notified sicuro.com that Buyer has received the transfer and allowed the Inspection Period named in the Transaction Overview Screen to expire or the Buyer has accepted the transfer.

  2. Seller shall transfer a Domain Name(s) to Buyer based upon information provided in Buyer's profile. Seller agrees to follow the rules of the Registrar of domain name/s concerned and provide the username and password and/or authorization code, if any, necessary to access the Top Level Domain Name to Buyer prior to the release of funds. Seller and Buyer agree to cooperate and coordinate during the transfer of Domain Name/s.

  3. Should Seller agree to accept payments (paying by installments) from a Buyer for a Domain Name/s, and request that sicuro.com hold the Domain Name/s while these payments are being made, then Buyer and Seller shall execute a separate agreement to govern the holding of a Domain Name by sicuro.com. To the extent that a Transaction involves installment payments which shall result in sicuro.com holding the domain name for a designated period of time, the parties shall agree to be bound by the Domain Name Holding Instructions and other such Transaction documents as the parties may submit to sicuro.com to govern the Transaction.

    3. Shipping and Tracking of Item

  1. The total amount defined by the trusted funds must include shipping costs, if borne by the Buyer.

  2. Upon receipt of Buyer's funds on our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen, and clearance of same, sicuro.com will notify Seller to ship the merchandise. This notice to Seller shall be accomplished via e-mail, unless all parties lawfully agree to a different method of notification. Upon Buyer's inspection outcome is negative, the Buyer agrees to ship the merchandise to Seller at its own expenses and ensuring the shipment for its full value.

  3. Buyer and Seller agree to choose a shipping method that utilizes online tracking information. Seller shall ship merchandise to Buyer based upon information provided in Buyer's profile. Seller will be responsible for shipping damage if insurance is not purchased. Seller agrees to complete and submit the shipping information to the sicuro.com website, on the same day on which the merchandise is placed in the possession of the company responsible for shipping. Confirmation of same will be sent via email to all parties, unless all parties lawfully agree to a different method of notification.

  4. In case of the Domain Name/s, which must be collected (pick-up) by the buyer, the buyer is obliged to start the collection and provide all the required documents or information to the seller to complete the domain transfer process.

  5. The Buyer Inspection Period (as defined in Buyer and Seller's Transaction Instructions, as agreed to on the Transaction Overview Screens of sicuro.com) shall commence upon the first to occur of either:

    1. Buyer's acknowledgement of receipt of merchandise or domain(s); or

    2. the sicuro.com website receipt of verification of delivery to the Buyer's profile information via the shipper's or registrar's tracking services.

  6. Once we receive Buyer's payment at our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen, and the funds are fully available, Buyer and Seller will be notified through to the email and a message on the sicuro.com site, that the transfer of goods can take place. In the event the Seller has not shipped the goods within ten (10) days of notification by sicuro.com (through its email or posting on the sicuro.com website) of Buyer's deposit of immediately available funds, Buyer may request a return of funds. In this case sicuro.com will abort the transaction and our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen will send back the funds to the Buyer, which will be deducted of the sicuro.com fees and money transfer charges associated with the refund. sicuro.com reserves the right to provide the Seller a written 48-hour notice after received the Buyer's refund request and wait for Seller's replay to proceed.

  7. Unless the parties agree otherwise, Buyer is responsible for any duties, customs fees or other charges resulting from an international Transaction, which shall be included in the purchase price. It is the responsibility of the shipping party to properly declare the merchandise and its value for customs procedures.

    4. Buyer's Acceptance, Disbursement of Funds

  1. During the Buyer Inspection Period, Buyer shall either:

    1. select the "Accept" button on the sicuro.com website, and follow all further instructions accordingly to complete acceptance of the goods; or

    2. select the "Reject" button and follow any further instructions to complete the rejection of the goods.

  2. Should the Buyer fail to select either the "Accept" or "Reject" buttons, and/or follow all further instructions, then Buyer shall be deemed to be satisfied with the quality of the goods/domain(s), and to have accepted the goods/domain(s).Our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen will then begin the process of disbursing the funds as follows:

  3. At close of the transaction, our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen will pay the Seller the purchase price, less the Seller's sicuro.com transaction fee and the payment transfer charges (if applicable).

  4. sicuro.com reserves the right to provide the Buyer a written 48-hour notice if an Inspection Period has ended without the Buyer's involvement and wait for Buyer's replay to proceed.

    5. Buyer Rejection Process

  1. The buyer is responsible for 100% of the escrow fee in the event the transaction is cancelled or the merchandise is returned. During the Buyer Inspection Period, Buyer may reject for any reason by selecting the "Reject" button on the sicuro.com site and following all other instructions to properly reject the merchandise.

  2. Upon such rejection, sicuro.com will send Seller an email stating Buyer's decision to reject and return the goods; and Buyer agrees to promptly ship goods to Seller within ten (10) calendar days of formal rejection and insure, at Buyer's expense, the item(s) to the place designated by the Seller in the Seller's profile. Buyer will be responsible for shipping damage if insurance is not purchased. Buyer is aware that merchandise must be rejected in the manner described in order to obtain a refund of the purchase price.

  3. Buyer is aware that regardless of the reason for rejection, the Property must be returned to the Seller in order for funds to be returned to the Buyer. Shipping costs for returned Property must be arranged and completed within ten (10) days of Buyer's rejection. Failure of Buyer to return the Property within the specified time period will cause our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen to automatically pay the Seller the purchase price.

  4. In the event that Buyer rejects the goods in violation of other terms of acceptance and rejection, applicable to Buyer and Seller in connection with the underlying Transaction the Seller shall not be prohibited from pursuing any available right or remedy against Buyer for breach of the Transaction.

  5. In Transactions where the Property is a domain name, if a Buyer rejects a domain name (which is not being held by sicuro.com pursuant to a separate holding agreement) within the Inspection Period, return of the domain name from Buyer to Seller must be initiated within ten (10) days of Buyer's rejection.

  6. Failure of Buyer to reject or initiate return of the domain name within the specified time periods will cause our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen to automatically pay the Seller the purchase price.

  7. Seller agrees to cooperate in the return process of the domain. In the event the domain transfer to the Buyer has caused a ICANN imposed registrar lock, the Buyer and Seller agree that the Seller will open an account at the receiving registrar to take possession of the domain or that the funds will be held blocked until this period expires and the domain can be returned to the Seller’s registrar.

    6. Shipping and Tracking of Returned Item

  1. By rejecting the item in the manner described above, Buyer agrees to return the item(s) promptly to Seller at the address designated by Seller in the Seller's profile. Buyer is responsible for all related shipping and insurance costs; and agrees to return the item to the Seller by use of a shipping method that utilizes online tracking information. It is the responsibility of the shipping party to properly declare the merchandise and its value for customs procedures.

  2. Immediately upon shipping the goods back to Seller, Buyer shall complete and submit, through the sicuro.com website, the requested shipping information. Upon receipt of such information, Seller will be notified by an email from sicuro.com which includes the name of the shipping company and the relevant tracking number as supplied by Buyer. If Buyer sends the goods to Seller without following the guidelines set forth in this paragraph, sicuro.com will tell to our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen to not return to Buyer any of the funds unless and until:

    1. the Seller confirms that the rejected item has arrived in the same condition in which it was originally sent; or

    2. there is a final Conflict Resolution, as set forth in the Conflict Resolution section below.

  3. Should no shipping be necessary in order to effectuate the return of the merchandise, then Seller and Buyer shall be free of the shipping and tracking obligations as defined in this section.

  4. The Seller Inspection Period shall commence upon the first to occur of either:

    1. Seller's acknowledgement of receipt of merchandise or domain(s); or

    2. the sicuro.com website receipt of verification of delivery to the Seller's profile information via the shipper's or registrar's tracking services; or

    3. the Seller's failure to accept Buyer's delivery of returned goods; or

    4. the Seller's failure to retrieve returned goods upon notification from the shipping company of the returned goods' availability for pick up.

  5. The Seller shall have five (5) calendar days following the date on which the Seller Inspection Period begins to inspect the "returned" merchandise/domain(s).

    7. Seller Acceptance or Rejection of Return, Disbursement of Funds

  1. The Seller shall have five (5) calendar days following the date on which the Seller inspection period begins to:

    1. select the "Accept" button on the sicuro.com website, and follow all further instructions to properly accept returned goods; or

    2. select the "Reject" button on the sicuro.com website, and follow all further instructions to properly reject returned goods.

  2. During the Seller Inspection Period, should Seller:

    1. fail to select either the "Accept" or "Reject" buttons on the sicuro.com website; or

    2. fail to follow all instructions in order to effectuate the acceptance or rejection of a returned item,

  3. then at the end of the Seller Inspection Period, Seller shall be deemed to be satisfied with the quality of the returned goods, and shall be deemed to have accepted the returned goods.

  4. The Seller may reject the timely return of Property only if the property is returned in a condition other than the condition it was in when first sent from Seller to Buyer. Should Seller reject the item during the Seller Inspection Period and any time in the following 10 days to the rejection, start the conflict resolution on the sicuro.com site, the Seller and Buyer shall negotiate for the Negotiation Period, as defined below. Should the Buyer and Seller fail to reach an agreement during the Negotiation Period, Seller may launch arbitrage or legal case against the Buyer (in accordance with the Conflict Resolution section: 10 below).

  5. If, as of the 60th calendar day following the end of the Conflict Resolution Period, Seller has filed for and given notice of the commencement of arbitration or legal case in accordance with the Conflict Resolution section of these Instructions, and given acceptable proof of the commencement of arbitration or legal case to the Buyer and sicuro.com, then Seller shall be deemed to have waived any rights Seller may have to a return of all or any portion of the purchase price, the Transaction shall terminate, and sicuro.com will tell to our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen to return Buyer's funds as provided herein.

  6. sicuro.com will tell to our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen to begin the process of disbursing the Funds upon the first to occur of either:

    1. Seller's acceptance of the returned goods; or

    2. the end of the Seller Inspection Period without any Seller's outcome; or

    3. The Seller rejected the good, but didn't lunch the Conflict Resolution during the following 10 days; or

    4. sicuro.com didn't receive any legal proof of commence arbitration or legal case by the Seller (in accordance with the Conflict Resolution section: 10 below).

  7. If, in the Transaction Instructions, Buyer agreed to pay for shipping, sicuro.com will tell to our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen to pay Buyer the purchase price, less these costs, total sicuro.com fees and payment charges (if applicable). sicuro.com will pay Seller for the Shipping Fee, in the amount set forth in the Transaction Instruction, less the payment charges (if applicable).

  8. Once all costs are paid, and funds are disbursed, the transaction shall be deemed closed, with no further obligation due by Buyer, Seller, or sicuro.com (or Broker when applicable) under this Agreement or under the Transaction Instructions.

  9. sicuro.com reserves the right to provide the Seller a written 48-hour notice if an Inspection Period has ended without the Seller's involvement and wait for Seller's replay to proceed.

    8. Cancellation and Disbursement of Funds

  1. Once escrow funds have been deposited, in the event that Seller fails to ship the merchandise within the required ten (10) day period or within any longer time period upon which Buyer and Seller have mutually agreed, Buyer may request a refund of the deposited funds.

  2. Buyer hereby agrees that the entire sicuro.com fee shall be deducted from his/her/its refund regardless of any other previous arrangement for allocation of the sicuro.com fee that may have been made between Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable). Buyer and Seller also agree that Seller may request the transaction be cancelled at any time upon to send the good/s and the Buyer refunded, less sicuro.com fees and payment charges (if applicable).

  3. In the event of a cancellation after funds are received on our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen, or rejection of merchandise, the Broker will not receive the commission unless otherwise stipulated in the escrow agreement.

  4. The revocation request should be submitted in writing form to sicuro.com.

    9. Transactions Involving a Broker as a Party

  1. The Broker will initiate the Transaction providing the Buyer and Seller email addresses and shall give instructions as to any restrictions on access to Buyer or Seller contact information. Once the Buyer and Seller agree to the Transaction, including the agreement to the Broker’s commission, the Buyer will be prompted to send payment to sicuro.com via wire transfer.

  2. In case of the Domain Name/s transactions and restiricted by Brokcer on access to Buyer and Seller contact informations, contact informations of the parties will be disclosed as soon as the domain name/s transfer is finished.

  3. Once the Buyer and Seller agree to the Transaction, including the agreement to the Broker’s commission, the Buyer will be prompted to send payment to our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen. After our the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen secures and verifies funds, sicuro.com will instruct the Seller to transfer the merchandise to the Buyer. When the Buyer or sicuro.com has confirmed the Buyer’s receipt of the merchandise, the Inspection Period shall begin. Upon the Buyer’s acceptance or the Inspection Period expiring, our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen will disburse funds to the Seller and the Broker per the Agreement.

  4. In the event of a cancellation after funds are received by our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen, or rejection of merchandise, the Broker will not receive the commission unless otherwise stipulated in the escrow agreement.

  5. The revocation request should be submitted in writing form to sicuro.com.

    10. Conflict Resolution

  1. In the event of any dispute, claim, question, disagreement or breach arising from or relating to sicuro.com's Terms of Use, this General Transaction Rules, the Transaction Overview Screens, or the Transaction Escrow Instructions, including but not limited to Seller's rejection of returned goods, Buyer's or Seller's Acceptance or Rejection of an item and/or Cancellation of the Transaction, Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) hereby agree to use their best efforts to consult and negotiate in good faith for the Negotiation Period, as defined below, to reach a solution satisfactory to all parties.

  2. If the parties reach an agreed upon resolution, Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) will promptly notify sicuro.com in writing by joint instruction of the terms and conditions thereof.

  3. The following shall be referred to herein as the "Dispute Date":

    1. the Seller launches the Conflict Resolution on the sicuro.com website; or

    2. sicuro.com rejecting merchandise/domain(s) on behalf of the Seller if the Seller is unable to gain access to the sicuro.com website.

  4. The sixty (60) calendar days beginning with the Dispute Date shall be referred to as the "Period of Conflict Resolution". The first fifteen (15) days of the "Period of Conflict Resolution" are named as "Period of the negotiation".

  5. If, after begin of the "Period of Conflict Resolution", and during the following 15 days of the "Period of Conflict Resolution" the Seller, the Buyer and the Broker (when applicable) cannot achive the agreement and/or didn't informe sicuro.com in writing about the achievement of the satisfactoring agreement for all parties, the Seller will have another 45 days, till to the end of 60 days, to launch Arbitration or the legal case and to informe the Buyer, Broker (when applicable) and sicuro.com about that. This second time range of the 45 days are named as "start of the arbitration or legal court case"

  6. sicuro.com reserves the right (but has no obligation) to commence arbitration, or to interplead the funds with a court of competent jurisdiction at any time. In this case, Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) authorize sicuro.com to use the deposed funds to pay the administrative fees to initiate arbitration or to file a judicial action and process service of the summons and complaint. Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) agree to accept service of the notice of demand for binding arbitration or legal court case via e-mail (via the e-mail addresses previously provided to sicuro.com by Buyer, Seller, and Broker when applicable).

  7. Any such binding arbitration or legal court dispute should be hold in Bonn (Nord Rhein Westfalen), in Germany, unless Buyer, Seller, (and Broker when applicable) and sicuro.com all agree otherwise in writing to a different place. In addition to the fact that Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) agree to have any dispute, claim, question, disagreement or breach arising from or relating to sicuro.com's Terms of Use, these General Tranascation Instructions, or the Transaction Overview Screens be determined through binding arbitration and court order in this instance, Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) also agree that any issue that may arise regarding the arbitrability or legal court case of any dispute sent to arbitration or court under this section shall be determined by the arbitrator or this court alone.

  8. The complainer shell provide the copy of the launch of arbitration or of the leagl case to other parties, including sicuro.com. Although sicuro.com must be informed of the request for arbitration or legal proceedings and also outcome of that procedure, sicuro.com not have any active role in this process, unless sicuro.com voluntarily choose to take part in it.

  9. Since sicuro.com isn't a party involved in a dispute between Buyer and Seller (and Intermediary, if involved), sicuro.com is not responsible for the payment of expenses and fees of legal proceedings.

  10. The parties commit to notify sicuro.com with a copy of the final decision. sicuro.com will comply with these final verdict.

  11. In the event of a dispute, Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) are aware that no action on closing the Transaction will be taken on the part of sicuro.com and the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen until such time as the dispute is resolved except by either:

    1. sicuro.com's receipt of a written notice of a joint instruction providing the terms of an agreed upon resolution;

    2. an order of the arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction with reserve to bring an adequate remedy against it

  12. sicuro.com shall have no responsibility and/or liability to initiate and/or continue to update either party regarding status of the Transaction, arbitration or other legal proceeding.

  13. THE OBLIGATION OF the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen AND THEIR AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE HOLDING AND DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS UPON WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS SIGNED BY ALL PARTIES OR AN AWARD FROM THE ARBITRATOR AND/OR JUDGE.

  14. Notwithstanding any other provision in these General Instructions to the contrary, and regardless of whether sicuro.com and/or our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen is identified as a party to any arbitration or other dispute governed by this section, nothing herein shall be construed to limit sicuro.com's legal and/or equitable rights, including but not limited to the filing of an interpleader action in any court of competent jurisdiction.

    11. Integrated partner

  1. In the event an entity's site is integrated to the sicuro.com website in whole or in part for the purpose of data transmission, that entity shall be considered an integrated affiliate ("Integrated Affiliate"). In the event that Seller (and Broker when applicable) is an Integrated Affiliate, Seller (and Broker when applicable) shall automatically be deemed to agree to the terms set forth in the Transaction Overview Screens effective when the terms pass from Seller's site (and Broker’s site when applicable) to the sicuro.com site. Seller (and Broker when applicable) shall agree automatically to these General Instructions, the Terms of Use, the Transaction Instructions and any Supplemental Instructions effective when Buyer selects the "Agree" button, thereby attaching Buyer's Digital Identification.

    12. Time Limits

  1. Should the sicuro.com site or our services be unavailable, or if Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) jointly desire to extend the Buyer Inspection Period or the Seller Inspection Period, then sicuro.com may, but shall not be obligated to, extend such times as set forth in the Transaction Instructions at sicuro.com’s sole and absolute discretion, and sicuro.com will provide prompt email notification of any extension to all parties. With the exception of sicuro.com extensions, the Buyer Inspection Period and the Seller Inspection Period as set forth in these Instructions and the Transaction Instructions shall not be modified.

  2. If, for any reason, you are unable to gain access to the sicuro.com site to inform sicuro.com of any acceptance, rejection or return of merchandise, then you must notify sicuro.com within the applicable time limit by emailing us from the support form. This notification will not be considered effective until sicuro.com acknowledges receipt by notifying Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) via email or by updating the Transaction Detail Screen.

    13. Timing of Payment

  1. All Funds due to Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) shall be paid as soon as possible following the Buyer's acceptance, Seller's acceptance, or the resolution of a dispute. In the event that Buyer makes any form of overpayment, we shall reimburse the overpayment upon the Close of Transaction. In the event that Buyer or Seller (and Broker when applicable) is overpaid for any reason, Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) agree to promptly return the funds to our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen. The payee agrees to pay any postage costs and/or wire fees if an alternate payment is requested. Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) shall also hold sicuro.com harmless from any loss that may arise due to currency conversion.

    14. Method of Payment

  1. Once the buyer selects a payment method, the buyer agrees to transfer the funds to sicuro.com within 5 following calendar days. Buyer agrees to provide sicuro.com with any documentation required to validate Buyer's identity. Our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen reserves the right to refuse any form of payment for any reason, and sicuro.com is under no obligation to disclose the reason for the payment refusal. If our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen refuses the payment, the Transaction shall be considered cancelled 20 days after sicuro.com's notification to the Buyer of the refusal and Buyer's failure to cure within that period. All fund disbursements shall be made to Seller, or Buyer in the case of a refund (and Broker when applicable), through to the wire transfer, unless otherwise requested by the payee. Alternatively, the payee may receive payment by other payment source, if payer requires this and sicuro.com authorized to do so.

    15. Finality of Payment

  1. Upon any payment or other disposition of the Funds, the Transaction shall be deemed closed and final with no further obligation on the part of Buyer, Seller, (and Broker when applicable) or sicuro.com. If after a Transaction is closed and sicuro.com has distributed proceeds, a Buyer (and Broker when applicable) who has made a payment with a credit card through to the PayPal instructs a credit card company to stop payment or make a charge back so that sicuro.com does not receive the payment from the credit card company or the previous credit from the credit card company is reversed or “charged back”, said action by Buyer (and Broker when applicable) is deemed to be a material breach of this agreement. The parties agree that if such a breach does occur after the Transaction closes liquidated damages in the amount of the stopped payment, reversal or charge back plus an additional $5,000 will be imposed (“Liquidated Damages”). The parties agree the Liquidated Damages amount set forth herein is reasonable in light of:

    1. the anticipated or actual harm caused by the breach;

    2. he difficulties of proof of loss; and

    3. the inconvenience or non-feasibility of otherwise obtaining an adequate remedy.

    16. Funds

  1. All Funds shall be deposited in a non-interest deposit account of the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen in any German bank institution.

    17. Unclaimed Funds

  1. The Buyer and Seller (or Brokers when applicable) may held the funds on deposit in our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen for longer than twelve (12) months shall be charged an annual maintenance fee of fifty euros (€50,00) (the “Maintenance Fee”), beginning with the last day of the twelfth month. Thereafter, the Maintenance Fee shall be charged on the last day of the 24th month, and finally on the last day of the 36th month. On the first day of the 37th month, our trusted account at the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen shall have the right to escheat unclaimed Funds.

    18. Communication Between Parties

  1. Unless otherwise agreed upon by all parties, all communication from sicuro.com to Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) may be by email to the last address provided in the user profile. Buyer and Seller agree to use the sicuro.com site to verify the accuracy of all email communications from sicuro.com.

  2. If a party is unable to use the sicuro.com site after the Transaction is created and the terms agreed on, a party may contact sicuro.com by telephone, to make arrangements for alternative methods of signature and acknowledgment. Buyer, Seller, (Broker when applicable), and sicuro.com shall only be required to agree to employ alternative communication methods, which are reasonable accommodations under the circumstances of the Transaction.

    19. Digital Identification

  1. sicuro.com creates and revises digital identifications for all those who are involved in a transaction. The identifications are considered digital signatures, are personal, they can also be used in security procedures for verification purposes.

  2. Digital identifications are attached to all electronic documents accepted and all notification emails.

  3. Despite the digital identifications, sicuro.com has the right at any time to require written signatures (in ink) on paper, on this general regulation of the transaction and on the instructions of the transaction.

  4. From a total transaction volume of € 2.500, sicuro.com is obliged to carry out an identity check of the 'Buyer, the Seller's (or broker, if any) and request a copy of identity cards or other documents in order to verify their identity, as defined by the guidelines of the German Money Laundering Low.

    20. sicuro.com Rights, Disputes and Bankruptcy

  1. If sicuro.com belives that the Transaction violates the terms of these General Instructions, or the Transaction violates or is likely to violate any applicable law, rule or regulation, then sicuro.com togheter with the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen may terminate the Transaction and seek court-ordered protection of the Funds in a court of competent jurisdiction by any court-ordered means, including but not limited to, an impound account and/or institution of a receiver.

  2. If any dispute arises between the Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) and such dispute is not resolved within a reasonable time, or if any conflicting demand shall be made upon sicuro.com, sicuro.com shall not be required to take any action until such time as sicuro.com receives written instructions signed by all parties. sicuro.com may take such action including but not limited to the institution of an arbitration proceeding or the filing of a judicial action as sicuro.com, in its sole discretion, elects to do. If sicuro.com is compelled to initiate arbitration and/or judicial proceedings to enforce the terms of these General Instructions including but not limited to any action to collect unpaid fees and/or enforce judgments in any jurisdiction sicuro.com will be entitled to reimbursement of attorney fees and costs incurred.

  3. Should a Buyer or Seller file for bankruptcy protection in any Court while either party has an open transaction with sicuro.com, or while sicuro.com holds title to a domain name or any other property or ongoing service which is the subject of an transaction, sicuro.com reserves the right to cancel such transaction and return the property to the Seller with no further instruction required from the parties.

    21. Authority

  1. The natural person who selects the "Agree" button at the bottom of this screen on behalf of the Buyer or Seller (or Broker when applicable) certifies that by selecting the "Agree" button, that Buyer or Seller (or Broker when applicable) is at least eighteen years of age and that he or she has read and agrees to be bound by the terms of these General Instructions, and the Transaction Instructions. If the natural person is acting on behalf of a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, trust or business entity of any type, by selecting the "Agree" button, he or she represents and warrants that he or she has the authority to bind said entity.

    22. Services Not Included

  1. The Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) understand that the above services DO NOT include any representation of warranty, either expressed or implied by sicuro.com, and that sicuro.com assumes no responsibility for the legality of the transaction, condition of the ownership, sufficiency of instruments conveying ownership, or agreements therefore. Payment of sales tax, utilities, future performances of Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable), transfer of any insurance policies or warranties, legality of the transaction or legal effect thereof or any other matters related to merchandise or this transaction NOT specifically included herein shall be considered outside of this transaction and sicuro.com and the Law Office of Bernhard H. Jansen shall have any further responsibility and/or liability for same.

    23. Entire Agreement

  1. In case of conflict between any of the terms of these General Instructions and our Terms of Use, or any of the agreements and any other agreements between any of the parties to a transaction, these General Instructions shall control. Any agreement between Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) that is not reflected in either the Transaction Instructions, or these General Instructions, in no way bind sicuro.com. By submission below, Buyer and Seller (and Broker when applicable) agree to be bound by the terms of these General Instructions.

    24. Governing Law; Venue

  1. This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed exclusively by the laws of German State to be performed wholly within such jurisdiction, regardless of such parties' actual domiciles. All parties submit to personal jurisdiction in Germany and venue in Bonn. The aforementioned choice of venue is intended by the parties to be mandatory and not permissive in nature. Each party hereby waives any right it may have to choose a different jurisdiction.

    25. Severability; Headings

  1. If any provision herein is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any way. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the cope or extent of such section.

    26. Force Majeure

  1. If performance hereunder is interfered with by any condition beyond a party's reasonable control, the affected party will be excused from such performance to the extent of such condition.

    27. Counterparts

  1. These General Instructions may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original and all of which together will constitute one instrument. The parties may execute these General Escrow Instructions and forward an executed counterpart signature to the other party by electronic signature.