On March 1st, 2022, Germany’s new act for fair consumer contracts came into effect. The most relevant provisions regard the termination of subscription contracts for the provision of goods or services over time.
All subscription plans are affected by the new criteria. Contracts and terms and conditions must be updated accordingly:
Please note: This applies to any consumer subscription contract.
From now on:
This provision applies to subscription contracts closed starting from March 1st, 2022. Therefore, contracts already in place before this date are not subject to the new rules.
Please note: This only applies to consumer contracts closed online.
Online traders targeting consumers based in Germany must now make the following available to their users on or via their website/app:
This provision applies to all subscription contracts starting from July 1st, 2022, regardless of when they have been concluded.