Data Protection

1. Data Protection at a glance

General Information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any information that personally identifies you. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our Privacy Policy which can be found below this text.

The German version of this privacy policy is solely binding.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Their contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing us with it. This could, for example, be data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure that our website can be provided correctly. Other data may be used to analyse how you use the website.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to demand that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this purpose and for any further questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the relevant supervisory authority.

In addition, you have the right, under certain circumstances, to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted. For details, please refer to “Right to limitation of processing” in our privacy policy.

Analytics tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programmes. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information on this can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. Our privacy policy contains information on options for objection.

2. General Information and Mandatory Information

Data Protection & Privacy

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection regulations as well as our privacy policy.

When you use this website, a variety of personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. Our privacy policy explains what information we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Reference to the controller

The entity responsible for data processing on this website is:

Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG
Vierlander Str. 14
D-21502 Geesthacht
Telephone: +49 (0) 4152 936 0
E-mail: info@depesche.com

The responsible entity is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out prior to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of objection to data collection in special cases as well as to direct advertising (art. 21 GDPR)

If data processing is carried out pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your individual circumstances; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The particular legal grounds on which processing is based can be found in this privacy policy. If you file an objection, we will no longer process the personal data concerned unless we can prove compelling and legitimate reasons for such processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling in so far as it is connected to such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection according to art. 21 para. 2 GDPR).

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the case of infringements to the GDPR, the persons concerned have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their permanent residence, workplace or the location of the alleged infringement. The right of appeal shall exist without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data transferability

You have the right to request that data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract be handed over to you or to a third party in a conventional, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection from the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and from the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion and correction

Within the framework of applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the personal data that has been stored, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this purpose and for any further questions you may have on the subject of personal data.

Right to limitation of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For this purpose, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the examination you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data has taken place unlawfully, you can demand the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
  • If we no longer require your personal data, but you require it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR, a balance must be struck between both your and our interests. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests predominate, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data – apart from its storage – may only be processed with your consent or in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

3. Data Protection Officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:

Marco Schenkenberg
Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co KG
Vierlander Str. 14
D-21502 Geesthacht
Telephone: +49 (0) 4152 936 246
E-mail: dataprotection@depesche.com

4. Data Collection on our Website

Cookies

Some of our Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies which are necessary for carrying out the electronic communication process or for providing certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The site provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of server request
  • IP address

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

This data is collected in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of their website – the server log files must be compiled for this purpose.

Prize Draws

Depesche Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG can hold competitions and prize draws. In the context of such competitions, you will be asked to provide us with the personal data required for participation, processing and notification of the winners, in particular the address to which we should send the prize. Participation is entirely voluntary. The processing of the data required for participation in a competition serves to prepare the conclusion of a contract or the fulfilment of a contract; art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is the legal basis for data processing in such cases.

Contact Form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, the information you provide in the enquiry form, including the contact data you have provided, will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out prior to revocation remains unaffected by revocation.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose of data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Enquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request including all personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data to third parties without your consent.

This data is processed in accordance with art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and / or on our legitimate interests (art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of enquiries addressed to us.

The data you send us via contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

5. Analytical Tools and Advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analytical tool are undertaken in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both their website and their advertising.

IP Anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This will cause Google to shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

Browser Plugin

You may prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected on future visits to this website:

Achtung: Hier bitte den entsprechenden Cookie installieren als Link!

For more information on how Google Analytics uses user data, please see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order Processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for order processing, and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

6. Plugins and Tools

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Google Web Fonts

Diese Seite nutzt zur einheitlichen Darstellung von Schriftarten so genannte Web Fonts, die von Google bereitgestellt werden. Die Google Fonts sind lokal installiert. Eine Verbindung zu Servern von Google findet dabei nicht statt.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary for your IP address to be stored. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

We use Google Maps in order to provide you with an attractive presentation of our online services and to make it easier for you to find the locations indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the context of art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google’s privacy policy:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

7. Our Social Media Presence

Data processing by social networks

We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The social networks we use are listed below.

Social networks such as Facebook, Google+ etc. can usually analyse your user behaviour comprehensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners). When you visit our social media sites, numerous data protection-relevant processing processes are triggered. In detail:

If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data collection takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your device or by recording your IP address.

Using the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-related advertising can be displayed inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, interest-related advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are logged in or have been logged in.

Please also note that we cannot track all processing on social media portals. Depending on the provider, the operators of the social media portals may be able to carry out further processing operations. Details of this can be found in the terms of use and data protection provisions of the respective social media portals.

Legal Basis

Our social media sites are designed to ensure the widest possible presence on the Internet. This concerns a justified interest in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks are in accordance with different legal requirements which have to be stated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent in accordance with art 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR).

Responsible Party and Assertion of Rights

If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g. Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing processes triggered during this visit. You can assert your rights (to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data transferability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. against Facebook).

Please note that despite our joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have complete influence on the data processing procedures of the social media portals. Our options are largely based on the corporate policy of the respective provider.

Storage Time

The data which we collect directly via our social media presence is deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for its storage no longer applies, you request deletion, your consent to storage is revoked or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

We have no influence on the storage time of data stored by the operators of social networks for their own purposes. For details, please contact the operators of the social networks directly (e.g. in their privacy policy, see below).

Social networks in detail

Facebook

We have a profile on Facebook. The provider is Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook is certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield.

We have concluded an agreement with Facebook on joint responsibility for data processing (Controller Addendum). This agreement sets out what data processing operations we or Facebook are responsible for when you visit our Facebook fan page. You can view this agreement at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

You can adjust your advertising settings yourself in your user account. Click on the following link and log in: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads

Please see Facebook’s privacy policy for details: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Twitter

We use the Twitter short message service. The provider is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter is certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield.

You can adjust your Twitter privacy settings yourself in your user account. Click on the following link and log in: https://twitter.com/personalization

Please see Twitter’s privacy policy for details: https://twitter.com/de/privacy

Instagram

We have an Instagram profile. The provider is Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. For details on how Instagram handles your personal information, please refer to their privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Pinterest

We have a Pinterest profile. The provider is Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”). For details on how Pinterest handles your personal information, please refer to their privacy policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy