Data Security

Data Security Declaration of Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG

Hello user! Before you send any information about yourself by Internet, you must ask your parents' permission. Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG  recommends that you use the Internet together with your parents whenever possible.

I. Handling personal data

Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG  respects your right to privacy. In this data security declaration we would therefore like to explain which personal information we collect when you visit our website and how we use this information.

1. Need for personal data

Personal details are not necessary for gaining general access to the website. However, if we ask you expressly for such data and you decide not to submit it, we will under certain circumstances not be able to:

-  grant you access to certain parts of the website
-  register your interest in Depesche products, services or special offers.

2. Gathering information

Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG only gathers such personal information (e.g. names, date of birth, address, e-mail address or hobbies) as is supplied to us freely on our website or in the course of e-mail correspondence.

Before we gather any personal information, we would like to explain to you in the following how your data may be used. 

If we would like to use your personal data for the purpose of advertising or market research, we will ask you for your special consent.

3. Options on the website 

On our Internet pages you have, for example, the possibility to participate in competitions, to communicate interactively with other users, to contribute texts, to take part in surveys, to subscribe to a newsletter, or to place advertisements. In order to participate in these activities, it is necessary for you to be registered. For some services we may ask you about your hobbies and activities in addition to this, if these details are necessary for the use of the service.

We would like to introduce these features of the website to you as follows:

  • Registration
    In order to use the full scope of what we can offer you, it may be necessary for you to register yourself. To do this, you need to register with a codename, which you have chosen yourself, with a secret password, also self-selected, and, if necessary, an e-mail address. We will then save your codename, password, and e-mail address. You will be asked to use your codename and password every time you visit the website.
    For the use of certain extra services, and in order to join certain communities, you may need to supply further personal information. In accordance with all relevant regulations, we will ask you for your surname, first name, sex, address, and year of birth so that we can determine whether you are a minor or not.
    Your membership ends automatically if you have not logged in to the website for a year. All your data will then be automatically and irreversibly deleted.
    Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG can organize competitions and draws. Within the framework of such competitions, you will be asked to supply the personal information necessary for participation, handling, and notifying the winners.
  • Questionnaires/Surveys
    Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG asks visitors to the website to take part in surveys about their interests. These surveys help us to offer better services and products and to improve our website. Participation is completely voluntary.
  • Communities
    On the website you will be asked about your hobbies and favourite sports, for example. This information is then saved on your personal “comp card”, which might also be seen by other users. Of course, all details are supplied voluntarily.
    This information is used in an anonymous form for statistical purposes, so that our internet offer can be improved to meet your requirements.
  • Statistical Data
    Furthermore, we gather information of a more general nature (e.g. the type of browser you use, materials you request from us, your domain name, as well as the country you are contacting us from) so that we can optimise our efforts to make the website fulfil your requirements. This information is evaluated anonymously.
    If you have supplied Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG with personal information electronically and you wish this information to be deleted or adapted, please contact us by e-mail at: .

4. Use of gathered information

We handle and use personal information only for the purposes for which it was gathered. It can only be handled or used for other purposes if this is legally permissible or if your express consent has been given.

The information you entrust to us is used by Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG to give you access to certain services, perhaps send you little surprise presents, answer your questions, provide you with any informative material about Depesche products and/or services you may request, send you a newsletter, or create a list of members.

Your personal data (name, address, e-mails etc.) will be automatically and irreversibly deleted from our database if you have not logged in to the website for more than a year.

5. Do we pass your personal details on to third parties?

Any personal data you supply is either used by us or by a company we have commissioned to do our data processing. We will only share your information with a third party if this is in accordance with current data protection legislation and only then if it serves a legitimate interest that is not outweighed by your need for protection. Furthermore, we will not share your information with third parties unless you have given us express permission to do so. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us, and will take the greatest care to protect your personal data.

6. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time.

If you have supplied us with personal information, you can simply delete it at any time. You can access, correct or update your personal data at any time by calling up your “comp card”. If you would like to delete your details, please follow the instructions given there.

7. Cookies

Like many other websites, Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG uses the technology generally known as "Cookies" to gather information about how you use the website and to ensure that your visit runs smoothly.

Our cookies neither hide nor contain any personal details. Cookies cannot read any information on your computer or interact with other cookies on your hard disk. However, cookies enable us to recognise you on later visits.
If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can deactivate this function by setting your browser accordingly. Note: By deactivating the cookie function, you will prevent this website from working properly. Under certain circumstances you will then not be able to access all features and information on this website.

It may be necessary to disclose your personal information under legal provision or by court or official order.

II. Children and parents

Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG is of the conviction that the protection of children's privacy online is of the utmost importance. Your parents should therefore - at least in the beginning - go into the Internet together with you in order to supervise your activities and experience them together with you. Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG observes the national laws and regulations with regard to the data security of children.

It is not the aim of Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG to gather personal information about children under 14 years of age without their parents' or guardian's consent. If you are under 14, you should only supply personal information to Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG if you have obtained your parents' or guardian's express consent beforehand. Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG will inform you further about this matter.

Under certain circumstances, and subject to consent, we will gather further information about you, such as your hobbies, if these details are necessary for the use of certain activities.

Furthermore, we will collect information under certain circumstances even without your parents' consent in the following special cases:

-  If a child under 14 sends us a request, we save the e-mail address until we have answered the request. This information is deleted as soon as the question has been answered.
- From time to time Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG offers special activities or advertising campaigns on the website (e.g. competitions or contests) which are suitable for children under 14. In these cases the children are only asked to supply information which is essential for their participation in the activity in question. We may, for example, ask for their postal address or telephone number so that we can notify them in the case of a win.

Any information supplied in the special cases mentioned above is deleted from our data bank at the end of the advertising campaign, programme, or activity within the legally required minimum storage time for such information.

You and your parents can check the information you have supplied to us at any time by sending a written request to Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG, Vierlander Strasse 14, D-21502 Geesthacht. Your request should contain your address, your password and any other details needed for confirmation. You can instruct us at any time not to ask for any further personal information by writing to Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG, Vierlander Strasse 14, D-21502 Geesthacht, or phoning 04152/936-0 or sending an e-mail to . However, once your information has been deleted, you may under certain circumstances no longer be able to take part in all our activities.

III. Validity of this guideline for data security

This guideline for data security is valid together with our conditions of use. Together these conditions regulate the use of this website. We would encourage all our users to familiarise themselves with these conditions. If you are not in agreement with this guideline for data security, we would ask you not to use our website any longer. We reserve the right to alter, supplement or remove parts of the guidelines for data security at any time. Any alterations will be announced on the website. Please check our website at regular intervals in this connection.

Should you have any comments or questions regarding these guidelines for data security or any other guidelines on this website, please contact us by mail or e-mail at

Depesche UK Ltd
The Old Trasury
7 Kings Road
PO5 4DJ Hampshire
United Kingdom