Privacy Notice

High data protection standards are part of the DHL Group's core brand and, like the security of our IT systems, are of particular importance for our business. As a company with global operations whose business model is based on connecting people and exchanging sensitive data, we see ourselves as having a particular responsibility in this area.

Protecting your personal data during the entire business process is very important to us. The information provided below is intended to give you an overview of how your data are processed.

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General

The controller for this website and other DHL Paket products and services is

DHL Paket GmbH
Strässchensweg 10
53113 Bonn

The controller for Deutsche Post products and services is

Deutsche Post AG
Charles-de-Gaulle-Strasse 20
53113 Bonn

The controller for DHL Express products and services is

DHL Express Germany GmbH
Heinrich-Brüning-Strasse 5
53113 Bonn

The controller for DHL 2-Mann-Handling GmbH products and services is

DHL 2-Mann-Handling GmbH
Charles-de-Gaulle-Strasse 20
53113 Bonn

The controller for DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH products and services is

DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH
Hermann-Köhl-Str. 1
04435 Schkeuditz

The data protection officer of the aforementioned controllers can be contacted as follows

Konzerndatenschutzbeauftragte Gabriela Krader, LL.M (CIPP/E)
Konzerndatenschutz
53250 Bonn
datenschutz[at]dpdhl.com

Personal data are any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

You enjoy the following data protection rights vis-à-vis the relevant controllers:

a) In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you can request information about your personal data processed by the particular controller.

b) You can request rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR if your data are not (or are no longer) correct.

c) You can request the erasure of your personal data in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR.

d) In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data.

e) If the requirements of Art. 20(1) GDPR are met, you have the right to receive your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

f) You have the right to object in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR if the processing of your data is based on a legitimate interest.

g) If you have given your consent to a certain type of processing, you can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future by informing the relevant contact addresses.

h) If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection legislation, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77(1) GDPR.

The competent supervisory authority for DHL Paket GmbH, Deutsche Post AG, DHL Express Germany GmbH, DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH and DHL 2-Mann-Handling GmbH with regard to postal and telecommunications services is:

The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Graurheindorfer Straße 153
53117 Bonn

The competent supervisory authority for other data processing by the named controllers is:

State Commissioner for Data Protection in North Rhine-Westphalia
Kavalleriestrasse 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf

and (concerning DHL HUB Leipzig GmbH)

State Commissioner for Data Protection in Saxony
Devrientstraße 5
01067 Dresden

Please contact the relevant company at the addresses below if you wish to assert your data subject rights:

  • DHL Paket GmbH - please use the relevant contact form
  • Deutsche Post AG - please use the relevant contact form
  • DHL Express Germany GmbH - please send an e-mail to exp.de.privacy[at]dhl.com
  • DHL 2-Mann-Handling GmbH - please send an e-mail to DHL-2MH-datenschutz[at]dhl.com
  • DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH - please send an e-mail to lejhubdatenschutz[at]dhl.com

Your personal data will be deleted or blocked by the particular company responsible as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to apply. In addition, data may be stored on account of statutory or contractual retention periods. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a legally prescribed storage period expires unless there is a need for further storage of the data for contractual reasons. Please refer to the sections below for more information about retention periods associated with specific products and services.

The aforementioned controllers do not sell, transfer or pass on your data to third parties in any other way and will not do so in the future unless this is required by law, necessary for the purposes of the contract or you have consented to such transfer. For example, when providing postal services, your address data and possibly your contact details may be disclosed to companies involved in the transport process (e.g. delivery partners abroad, courier service providers, customs service providers and - except for postal services - service provider for denied parties due to customs sanctions and controlled items services).

External service providers who process data on behalf of DHL Paket GmbH, Deutsche Post AG or DHL Express Germany GmbH or DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH or DHL 2-Mann-Handling GmbH (e.g. customer service activities, IT services) offer adequate guarantees that suitable technical and organisational measures have been implemented in such a way that processing is carried out in compliance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. They are contractually obliged to maintain strict secrecy in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. In these cases, DHL Paket GmbH, Deutsche Post AG or DHL Express Germany GmbH or DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH or DHL 2-Mann-Handling GmbH continue to be responsible for the protection of your personal data. External service providers (e.g. PostIdent, Boku, TeleSign) only process personal data on documented instructions of the relevant controllers.

For international shipments, your data will also be processed in a third country, i.e. in a country outside the European Union (EU) / European Economic Area (EEA), or they will be accessed from there. Specifically, this involves the recipient country of the particular shipment. This transfer of data is necessary for the fulfilment of the particular transport contract (e.g. delivery, customs clearance). Insofar as transfer to a third country is performed by the aforementioned controllers, this is only carried out on the basis of the DHL group data privacy policy, EU standard contract clauses or within the scope of the exceptions of the GDPR.

The aforementioned controllers undertake all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from misuse or loss. For example, your data are stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. In certain cases, your personal data are encrypted during transmission using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This means that an approved encryption method is used for communication between your computer and the DHL Group servers, provided your browser supports SSL.

Should you wish to communicate by e-mail with one of the controllers, please bear in mind that the confidentiality of the information transmitted cannot be guaranteed. The contents of the e-mail messages can be read by third parties. The particular controller therefore recommends that confidential information addressed to them be sent by post.

The DHL Group Data Privacy Policy governs the data processing standards applicable throughout the Group with a special focus on third-country transfers, i.e. transfers of personal data to countries outside the EU that do not have a recognised adequate level of data protection. Please follow this link if you would like to learn more about the Group Data Privacy Policy:

The content of this data protection information notice is reviewed regularly. The controllers reserve the right to make changes to the data protection information notice at any time, with or without prior notification.  Please visit regularly to stay up to date with any changes. The current version is 18.03.2024.

Data processing when you visit our website

DHL Paket GmbH ensures that the data of visitors to this website are protected with the separate areas of DHL Paket and DHL Express. When you visit this website, the web servers temporarily store data for security reasons that may permit identification.

The following data are collected: IP address, hostname of the accessing computer, website from which you accessed this website, a list of the sites you visited within the scope of our overall Internet presence, the date and duration of your visit, notification of whether the visit was successful, volume of data transferred, information about the identification data of the browser type and operating system used by you. Other personal data such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address are not collected unless you provide these data of your own accord, e.g. when completing an online contact form, in the course of registration, a customer survey, a competition, contract processing or relating to an enquiry.

Temporary storage of this data is necessary during your visit to the website in order to allow the website to be delivered to you. Further storage in log files is performed to ensure the functionality of the website and the security of our IT systems. These purposes are also covered by a legitimate interest in data processing. This measure is undertaken on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

The website is hosted by T-Systems International GmbH, Hahnstrasse 43d, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, which receives the aforementioned data as a processor.

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer needed to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the provision of the website, this is the case when the session terminates. The log files are kept for administrators to access exclusively. They are permanently deleted after 30 days.

DHL Paket GmbH uses tracking software to find out how many users visit our website and how often. This software is not used to capture individual personal data or individual IP addresses. The data are used exclusively in an anonymised and condensed form for statistical purposes and for the further development of the website on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR (legitimate interest).

“Cookies” are small files that allow specific information relating to you to be stored on your device while you visit this website. Cookies help to determine the frequency of use and the number of users who visit this website and to make our services to you as convenient and efficient as possible.

When you access this website, you will be informed via a cookie banner that technically necessary cookies will be set. The processing of data by means of technically necessary cookies is based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR to ensure the technically flawless operation of the website. In addition, you will be informed that you can give your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR to the use of performance cookies and/or analysis cookies. Of course you have the possibility to revoke a given consent. Of course, you have the option to revoke the consent you have already given at any time. To do this, please use the "Consent Settings" button at the top of this page.

Duration of storage

These “Session cookies” are only stored for the duration of your visit to this website. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

Secondly, "persistent cookies" are used to record information about visitors who regularly access this website. No individual profiling is performed on the basis of usage behaviour. The contents of a persistent cookie are limited to an identification number. Your name, e-mail address, IP address etc. are not stored. The reason for using these cookies is to be able to offer you optimum user guidance as well as to "recognise" you and to be able to present you with as varied a website and new content as possible during recurrent use. The legal basis for this is the user’s consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

DHL Paket GmbH offers you an improved user experience on this website by integrating Bing Maps as part of shipment tracking and location search.

Location search: you can use the Standortfinder on this website to search for our postal outlets, Packstations and parcel shops, which are displayed on a Bing Maps map.

We use Bing Maps from Microsoft Corporation (One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA) to display the map. The following data are transmitted to Microsoft for this purpose:

  • Referrer (address of the page where Bing Maps is used)
  • IP address of the user
  • The browser used and browser preferences such as browser size and resolution, browser plugins, date, language setting
  • User's location: only if the user explicitly confirms the browser prompt "Should www.dhl.de be allowed to access your location?"

The basis for the data processing is your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. You can decide whether you want to give your consent on a one-off or permanent basis. If you give your consent on a permanent basis, your consent will no longer be requested whenever you access the site in the future. You can revoke your consent at any time in the consent settings.

Only the search address entered by the user is passed on during the location search. There is no link or storage between the search input and the user.

Processing of personal data due to the use of Bing Maps and information obtained through Bing Maps is subject to the Microsoft Bing Maps and MapPoint Web Service End User Terms of Use and Embedded Maps Service Terms of Use. In addition, the Microsoft Privacy Statement and Microsoft Service Agreement apply.

In the shipment tracking tool, you can use the shipment number to track your parcels, view the expected time of the delivery and track the delivery live on a map provided by Google Maps.

Delivery to Packstation/branch: In shipment tracking we will tell you if there is an option to redirect your shipment to a Packstation or branch if you're not at home at the delivery time. You can select the relevant Packstation/branch on a map provided by Google Maps.

To display the map, we use Google Maps provided by Google Inc. (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). For this purpose, the following data are transmitted to Google:

  1. Referrer (address of the page on which Google Maps is used)
  2. IP address of the user
  3. Google account (if the user is logged in to Google, this is recognised and assigned)
  4. The used browser and browser preferences such as browser size, browser resolution, browser plugins, date and language settings
  5. Location of the user: only if the user explicitly confirms the browser request "Should www.dhl.de be allowed to access your location?"

To enable route navigation in our location search tool, we link to the website of Google Maps provided by Google Inc. (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland).

To ensure that you do not have to repeatedly enter into Google Maps the starting and destination addresses for your navigation, the following data are transmitted there when you click on "Mit Google Maps navigieren" ("Navigate with Google Maps"):

  • Referrer (address of the location finder website)
  • IP address of the user
  • Browser; browser preferences, size and resolution; browser plugins; date; language setting
  • User's location - only if the user explicitly confirms the browser prompt "www.deutschepost.de möchte deinen Standort abrufen" ("www.deutschepost.de would like to access your location"); otherwise, the location entered into the search input field (address, postal code or city/town) is used as the starting address for the navigation
  • Destination address of the accessed postal location
  • Selected travel mode (walking, car, public transportation)

The basis for the data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. Within the context of the location search, the map offers the option to display the route to the branch/Packstation. You can decide whether you want to give your consent on a one-off or permanent basis. If you give your consent on a permanent basis, your consent will no longer be requested whenever you access the site in the future. You can revoke your consent at any time in the consent settings.

We will not link the search to the user, nor will it be saved.

Data generated through the use of Google Maps and the information obtained through Google Maps are processed according to the terms and conditions of Google and the additional terms and conditions for Google Maps/Google Earth. The Google data privacy statement also applies.

Products and services

You can obtain additional detailed information by clicking on the particular product:

The data are primarily processed for the purpose of handling the matter. They include name, address and additional contact details of the person submitting the application, name and address of a recipient (where applicable), subject matter of the issue (where applicable including information on consignments, etc.), bank details (where applicable). The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

In addition, in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. c) GDPR, the data are also processed in order to comply with legal requirements such as Section 99 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (StPO), Section 40 of the Postal Act (PostG), regulatory requirements, or tax provisions, etc.

If you are not a customer, we process necessary data within the framework of incident reports on the basis of your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. This enables us to inform you of the incident status. You may withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. Withdrawing consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

Finally, the data are also used to prepare statistics. In the opinion of Deutsche Post AG, there is no overriding interest worthy of protection, since the intervention intensity of the processing operations is kept as low as possible, e.g. through the use of anonymisation or aggregation. The legal basis for this is thus Art. 6 (1) lit. 1 f) GDPR.

DHL Paket GmbH offers you a chat function to answer your questions about certain products and services quickly and in the best possible way. When you ask a question in the chat, an application (Customer service chatbot "Marie") tries to answer your questions in a partially automated manner. The system responds with keyword-based answers, gives a link recommendation for the relevant website, recommends a contact via a different channel or passes your request to a member of staff in a live chat. Should DHL Paket GmbH receive an enquiry from the area of responsibility of Deutsche Post AG, it will be forwarded to Deutsche Post for further processing as far as necessary.

Depending on your request the following categories of data can be processed within the chat functionality:

  • Chat history as transcript
  • Shipment number (including internal shipment data)
  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Usage data (e.g. chat start, chat end, chat duration, chat performance data)

Use of the chatbot is based on your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time:

All questions that you enter into the chat are stored for a maximum of two years for the purpose of providing evidence of the service performed. The legal basis for such storage is our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR in order to prove the performance of the service.

User data is anonymised. The anonymised data are used to manage and improve the business processes and service processes. We look at data such as which products generally generate more requests and, where applicable, whether the general processing of requests takes too long. The legal basis for the anonymisation is the abovementioned legitimate interest in managing and improving the business processes and service processes pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

The subsequent processing of your request in relation to a specific service or a specific shipment is carried out within the chat to enable the performance of a contract; the legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

The "Marie" chatbot is operated by Salesforce (Salesforce.com, Inc. Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States) under a data processing contract.

Salesforce operates the systems on its own servers within the EU, as well as currently some system parts hosted by Amazon Web Services, Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109, USA ("AWS"), also within the EU.

When using the ChatBot "Marie" via WhatsApp, data is processed at WhatsApp Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. For more information, see WhatsApp's privacy policy.

By installing and using WhatsApp on your mobile device, you agree to WhatsApp's terms and conditions, over which DHL Group has no control. These include, among other things, that you grant WhatsApp Inc. access to your phone number and the contacts stored on your mobile device. Likewise, data is stored on servers of WhatsApp Inc. that are not subject to European data protection law.

If you use the chat communication via WhatsApp, you consent to the data processing by WhatsApp (possibly also in third countries such as the USA). If you do not wish to do so, please use alternative contact channels, which you can find in the help and contact area on dhl.de (private customers: https://www.dhl.de/en/privatkunden/hilfe-kundenservice.html, business customers: https://www.dhl.de/en/geschaeftskunden/kontakt.html) in the corresponding topic area.

For more information please consult Salesforce's privacy policy and AWS' privacy policy.

When using the “Marie” chatbot via WhatsApp, data is also processed by LINK Mobility GmbH, Am Sandtorkai 73, 20457 Hamburg, Germany. Further information can be found in the LINK Mobility Privacy Policy.

LINK Mobility operates the systems on servers within the European Union.

This website contains contact forms for both DHL Paket GmbH and DHL Express Germany GmbH that can be used to contact the desired company electronically. If the user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask are transmitted to the relevant company and processed accordingly.

The personal data provided by you (e.g. first and last name, e-mail address, telephone number, address, comments, customer number, information on the weight and dimensions of a shipment, delivery documents, invoice-relevant information, information required for customs clearance) are processed exclusively for the technical administration of the web pages and to fulfil your wishes and requirements - i.e. primarily to process either contracts concluded with you or your enquiries. In addition, within the scope of processing a customer request, data processing may also be performed, for example, to create a customer account, accept and process a transport order, cooperation or registration of a service. The legal basis is performance of a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

Provided that no statutory or contractual retention periods must be complied with, your request will be stored for a maximum of two years by the respective controllers to prove that processing is being carried out properly, to ensure that processes run smoothly and to further optimise the services. The legal basis for this is the abovementioned legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

As part of the contactless delivery of parcels and goods consignments requiring proof of delivery, it is possible for delivery agents themselves to confirm that delivery has taken place. This makes the delivery process more convenient and easier for recipients and at the same time increases efficiency of shipment deliveries.

DHL Paket GmbH uses various attributes to automatically assess whether the recipient's signature is not required for a specific shipment. These attributes include shipment-related attributes (e.g. weight, dimensions, date), sender-related attributes (e.g. total quantity being shipped, total liability amounts) and attributes linked to the address of the building where the shipment is to be delivered (e.g. total quantity being shipped, number of liability cases, number of residents). These attributes are linked to the shipment in a logical second and fed into an evaluation logic. Only the attributes themselves are used for the evaluation and not also the source to which the respective attribute was linked (e.g. address of the building). All attributes are also deleted after the automated evaluation has been carried out.

If, on the basis of the evaluation, no recipient signature needs to be obtained for the item in question, the delivery agent receives the information that the recipient's signature is not required in that specific case and they themselves acknowledge the successful delivery.

The data is processed once for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with the sender in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR and also on the basis of Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. e GDPR (guaranteeing a functioning postal system) in conjunction with Section 41a (3) Sentence 1 of the Postal Services Act (PostG) for the provision of the postal service and for proof of the proper provision of the service.

DHL Paket GmbH offers its customers the opportunity to register for a DHL customer account on its website by entering personal data. The personal data are entered in an input mask, transmitted to DHL Paket GmbH and stored. Registration requires, in particular, e-mail address, password, security question and answer, first name and surname, address, telephone number and date of birth to be processed. The data are not disclosed to any other third party.

Registration for the DHL customer account is required firstly for the provision of certain content and services on this website (e.g. use of the Packstation) and secondly for the fulfilment of a contract, in particular the fulfilment of service bookings (e.g. sending the parcel announcement) as well as shipment-related and permanent DHL receipt preferences (e.g. delivery of parcels on a day selected by the customer).

When DHL recipient services are used, a DHL customer account contains information about the storage locations for parcels in the customer's absence (preferred location), desired delivery day (preferred day), desired delivery time window (preferred time), first name and surname, street and house number of another person who is to accept parcels in the customer's absence (preferred neighbour), postal outlets and parcel shops or Packstations to which a customer wishes to redirect their parcel (local rerouting, parcel rerouting).

According to Art. 6, 1. (a) GDPR the processing of neighbour data requires a consent which the customer has to obtain in advance. The personal data of the neighbour will be used exclusively to provide the "Delivery to Neighbour" service.

The data (e-mail or telephone number) provided to the deliverer in the context of an expression of interest regarding the preferred location service will be used exclusively for sending the notification concerning the preferred location initiation. The legal basis is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR (implementation of pre-contractual measures). The data will be deleted immediately after sending the notification.

Customers who wish to use one of the following recipient services must verify their customer data once: Packstation, parcel rerouting, delivery notification. This is necessary so that we can guarantee the security of the services and delivery to the recipient indicated on the shipment. The legal basis is Art. 6,1. (b) GDPR. Customers can choose whether they would like to confirm their data by means of an addressTAN or by POSTIDENT. If POSTIDENT is selected, the customer data will be transmitted to the Deutsche Post AG for identity verification. Further information on the processing of data by POSTIDENT can be found here.

The use of shipment-related and permanent recipient services is regulated in our General Terms & Conditions, which the customer confirms when creating the customer account. A non-registered customer who uses the shipment-related recipient services must confirm the General Terms & Conditions each time.

The processing of personal data associated with registration and booking of DHL recipient services primarily serves to perform the contract in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Furthermore, data processing is carried out in order to meet legal obligations in accordance with Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR in connection with contract performance.
Finally, the aforementioned data categories are processed in connection with our security concerns (e.g. to detect criminal offences and misuse) and to ensure the security of the DHL customer account (e.g. identification during customer service provision). DHL Paket GmbH has also undertaken the following measures to ensure the security of customer accounts:

  • Prompt for a security question and answer as part of the registration process that allows customers to reset their password and identify themselves to customer service.
  • Prompt for a change of password every three months and information on the possibility of 2-factor authentication. 2-factor authentication informs the customer by e-mail when their customer account is accessed from a new browser or device. Access must then be verified with a login code.

Changes to customer data and the use of the customer account are also logged for security reasons. Data processing is performed in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR to ensure security and smooth contract processing.

When logging into the DHL customer account, user data and login attempts are analysed and processed by the Customer Identity & Access Management service (CIAM) of the service provider Akamai Technologies GmbH in order to maintain our IT security requirements. 

The service provider analyses the following data on the basis of a commissioned data processing contract exclusively on servers in the EU:

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Contract data
  • Customer history
  • Account credentials
  • Metadata (e.g. IP address, browser data)

This reduces the risk of unauthorised third parties accessing customer data and using compromised accounts. Data processing is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR to ensure security and smooth contract processing.

Users of a DHL customer account can also sign up to the DHL Paket GmbH rewards programme immediately on registration or subsequently under My Data and automatically collect reward points for selected services and products. We use the data collected under the DHL rewards programme (e.g. postal number, shipment number, services, e-mail address, voucher type) to credit reward points to your rewards account and for marketing purposes. As a participant in the DHL rewards programme, you may receive promotional information and interesting offers from us, including about our rewards. The data processing associated with this primarily serves to fulfil the contract in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR and to safeguard legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. DHL Paket has a special legitimate interest in providing advertising information and attractive offers, including those relating to our rewards.

You can terminate your participation in the DHL Paket GmbH rewards programme at any time without having to observe a period of notice, thereby commissioning the erasure of your data. Notice of termination can be sent by e-mail to paket[at]dhl.de or by letter to DHL Paket GmbH, Kundenservice Paket, Postfach 148, 57549 Mudersbach.

If DHL Paket GmbH suspects that a customer's login data has been compromised, the customer's account will be closed to protect it against potential misuse. Proactive information is not sent to the customer as doing so might warn potential criminals. We therefore recommend logging in regularly in order to ensure before an order that the account has not been locked.

The sustainability overview in your DHL customer account shows you how many shipments you have received since the feature went live, or in the last 12 months. It also shows how many of the shipments were already sent sustainably by the sender using the GoGreen or GoGreen Plus services, and the corresponding saving in greenhouse gas emissions (measured in kg CO2). If you sign up to the GoGreen Plus recipient service, a new reporting period starts and you can see how many shipments you have received since subscribing to the service, or in the last 12 months. Your DHL customer account also shows that you receive all shipments sustainably as a result of the sender signing up to GoGreen Plus or through your subscription to the recipient service. Your data are also processed in this context for these statistical purposes. The General Terms and Conditions for Delivery and Shipment Options (GTC) apply. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

If you are already a customer of DHL Paket GmbH, Deutsche Post AG, DHL Express Germany GmbH or DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH, your address data (e.g. name, address) will be processed to inform you about offers, news, products and services of the particular company in question.

Alongside an existing consent, the relevant controller processes your e-mail address solely in order to provide you with information on their own and similar products where this is permitted by law. For example, DHL Paket GmbH or DHL Express Germany GmbH sends e-mails that you or others have requested, such as parcel notifications. Similarly, you may receive important usage instructions for product, service or system information as well as details of your particular customer account with DHL Paket GmbH or DHL Express Germany GmbH by e-mail. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The processing of customer data for our own direct marketing purposes is carried out within the scope of the legitimate interest of the particular company in question. You have the right to object to such processing at any time. In order to exercise your right, simply contact the company in question using the contact details provided above.

Customers of DHL Paket can subscribe to free information by e-mail in the Customer account section of this website and DHL Express customers in the Info & know-how section. During registration, the e-mail address provided by the customer is transmitted to DHL Paket GmbH or DHL Express Germany GmbH. The user's e-mail address is collected for the purpose of delivering e-mails. If you register to receive information and news from DHL Paket GmbH or DHL Express Germany GmbH by e-mail (consent), the companies in question are each entitled to process your e-mail address for this purpose.

In addition, if you grant consent, e-mails (e.g. newsletters, delivery notifications) will be personalised in order to provide you with offers and services tailored to your interests and preferences as well as specific tips on the products and services of DHL Paket GmbH, Deutsche Post AG or DHL Express Germany GmbH. We also make contact for market research purposes - including a customer satisfaction survey on the aforementioned services and products. To this end, for example, controllers will process your master data (e.g. name, address) as well as information on the use of the particular services (e.g. total number of shipments, desired time and place of delivery time) together with, if applicable, your data from the DHL Paket GmbH rewards programme (e.g. award of reward points for goods and services used, discount amount, place and time of the transaction) and information on the use of subscribed e-mail communication (e.g. opening the newsletter, orders placed from the newsletter). The legal basis for this data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You may stop receiving information and news by e-mail at any time by clicking on the relevant link at the bottom of the e-mail. You can also withdraw consent at any time with effect for the future using the contact address of the particular companies provided above.

If you unsubscribe from e-mail communications or withdraw your consent, the corresponding data will be removed or blocked from the mailing list and will no longer be processed for these purposes. Your e-mail address is included in a blocking list at the particular company in question in order to protect the legitimate interests of the relevant controller in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in not sending you any information by e-mail in future.

The controller performs a measurement of success as part of the e-mail distribution process. For example, a record is made of whether an e-mail has been opened and if links in the e-mail have been clicked on. The analyses serve to identify the reading habits of users and to adapt content to them or to send different content according to users' interests. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. This data processing for our own direct marketing purposes is carried out within the scope of the legitimate interest of the particular company in question.

The sales departments of DHL Paket GmbH and DHL Express Germany GmbH process personal data in addition to business data in order to implement pre-contractual measures and for sales purposes. These data are contact details of the particular contact person of the interested party or customer (name, business e-mail address and telephone number) as well as information on the planned annual shipment volume and shipment structure. All other shipment and personal data stored as part of the business relationship (e.g. quotation calculation, contract processing, invoicing) are linked to the purpose of contract fulfilment. The legal basis for the abovementioned data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. These data are also processed for the purpose of providing optimal and customised support (legitimate interest). The legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

DHL Paket GmbH, DHL Express Germany GmbH or Deutsche Post AG process the data collected in the course of implementing the contract for (data) security purposes (e.g. to detect criminal offences or misuse), to produce statistics and for quality assurance, process optimisation (e.g. improving registration and verification of DHL customer accounts) and planning reliability to the extent permitted by law. The controller has a legitimate interest for this processing in ensuring the smooth operation and continuous improvement of the particular products and services. In the opinion of the controllers, there is no overriding interest worthy of protection, since the intensity of the processing operations is extremely low, e.g. through the use pseudonyms. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Your personal data provided on the order form will be forwarded to the participating retailers, who will subsequently process them to carry out the order. The data include your contact details and preferred location information. The legal basis for the processing is pursuant to Art. 6(1) sent. 1(b) GDPR (performance of a contract).

When shipments (incl. returns) are handed in, a digital Drop-off receipt (proof of posting) is sent to the e-mail address that is provided to DHL Paket GmbH or DHL Express Germany GmbH with the contact details for the shipment. This posting receipt serves as proof of posting of the consignment and is part of the fulfilment of the contract. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. For returns, DHL Paket GmbH or DHL Express Germany GmbH receives the contact details from the original sender of the shipment.

If you send shipments via a Packstation, it is also possible to receive a proof of posting for your shipment from DHL Paket GmbH via e-mail. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, since the processing is necessary for the performance of the contract. Your e-mail address will not be disclosed to third parties and will be erased after 7 days. You can also receive a proof of posting without providing an e-mail address. To do this, however, you must post your shipments at a postal outlet or DHL parcel stores, where you will then receive a printed proof of posting.

Shipping confirmation is provided free of charge by DHL Paket GmbH to inform the sender or recipient that the shipping label for your shipment has been successfully generated and that your shipment has either already been passed on or will soon be passed on to DHL Paket GmbH. DHL Paket GmbH requires the e-mail address of the sender or the recipient in order to be able to notify you by e-mail of the shipping confirmation for your shipment. DHL will receive the particular e-mail address from the sender of the shipment if they wish to use DHL Paket GmbH's shipping confirmation service. DHL Paket GmbH subsequently processes the e-mail address for the sole purpose of sending the shipping confirmation. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The processing of the e-mail address for the purpose of shipment confirmation is part of the performance of the contract to inform you about the delivery of your shipment to DHL Paket GmbH that has taken place or will take place in the near future.

1. Introduction

The DHL Group is delighted that you have decided to visit our Facebook fanpage and are interested in our company and our products and services. Please find below information on some aspects of data protection law in relation to your visit to our fanpage.

  • Our fanpage has been made available to us by Facebook in accordance with the valid terms of use. Facebook has sole responsibility for technical operation of the fanpage.
  • We have sole responsibility for the content provided by us on this page.
  • Your visit to and your interaction on our fanpage are recorded by Facebook and made available to us in anonymised form (page insights). If you have a Facebook account, Facebook processes your data according to the Facebook terms of use. If you are not a member of Facebook, your interactions on our fanpage are recorded anonymously and also made available to us as statistical analysis (page insights). We and Facebook are joint controllers of the processing of personal data in events for page insights (insights data).
  • According to the agreement that applies to us and Facebook (the Page Insights Controller Addendum), each of the joint controllers must fulfil its information obligations itself.
  • To exercise your rights as a data subject (see No. 4), please contact one of the controllers of the insights data. If we receive a request which falls within the sphere of responsibility of Facebook, we will forward this on to Facebook for further processing.
  • In addition, firstly we have no influence on data processing carried out by Facebook, and secondly we are unable to ascertain the extent to which, the purposes for which and the duration for which the data are stored by Facebook and, where applicable, are analysed, linked and forwarded to third parties. If you wish to contact us directly, i.e., without using Facebook, please use the contact details provided on our website.
  • More detailed information on data processing for which Facebook has sole responsibility can be found in the Data Policy and Cookies Policy of Facebook.
2. Who is responsible for the data processing?

Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle Str. 20, 53113 Bonn, Germany is the controller of the information that it provides and of the processing operations for which it is responsible.

Our data protection officers can be contacted at:

Deutsche Post AG
Konzerndatenschutz
53250 Bonn
Germany
datenschutz[at]dpdhl.com

Insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data in events for page insights (insights data), Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland is also the controller of the data processing in addition to us. Joint processing is carried out on the basis of an agreement between the joint controllers pursuant to Article 26 GDPR, which you can view here: Information about Page Insights

3. What data do we process and how and why do we process your data?
3.1 Data processing of page insights for statistical purposes

Facebook provides us with page insights for our fanpage. Page insights are anonymous statistics that are created based on specific events and are recorded by Facebook when fanpage visitors like you perform actions on our fanpage. We can use the page insights, which do not contain any personal data, to identify which types of content are requested particularly frequently by which group of persons. We can then optimise the presentation of our fanpage. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the processing that takes place (processing of personal data in events for page insights). The legal basis for data processing within the context of the page insights is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

You can change the settings of your Facebook advertising preferences in your Facebook account.

3.2 Data processing in the event of contact and other communication

We process personal information if you make contact with us, e.g. via a contact form or Messenger. These data are used solely for the purpose of answering the matter in hand, for making contact and for the associated technical administration, and provided that no other statutory or contractual retention periods apply, are used for a maximum of two years in order to prove proper processing and the further optimisation of services.

Our legitimate interest lies in processing your request properly and as quickly as possible. The legal basis for such processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. If contact is made in order to initiate or conclude a contract, the applicable legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

Where you provide personal data to us via our fanpage (e.g. in comments), this is done on the basis of your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time, with effect for the future. If you wish to replace existing personal data held by us, we recommend that you contact our Customer Service department.

Within the context of competitions, data are collected for the purpose of their implementation and management. The relevant details, for example on which data are processed for which purpose, can be found in the data protection information notices and terms of participation for the respective competition.

3.3 Data processing for direct marketing purposes

We process personal data in order to inform you about our offers, innovations, products and services. Personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes on the basis of our legitimate interest. The legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. You have the right to object to processing for direct marketing purposes at any time (see No. 4). Once we are in receipt of your objection, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

3.4 Data processing for consultations without obligation

You agree that DHL Paket GmbH, Deutsche Post AG and DHL Express Germany GmbH may share data about their respective products, services and business relationships with each other and may organise their own and/or joint marketing measures in a customer-specific way based on the joint analysis and use of data. The consent applies both to data that are protected by postal secrecy (such as geographic volume data and shipment data) and also to other personal data (e.g. names and contact details of the contact persons). You also agree that all company units may reach out to you by telephone and email in relation to the entire portfolio. Details can be found in the supplementary data protection information and, if you re-consider matters at a later date, you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to kundendaten[at]dhl.com. The legal basis for such processing is your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.

4. What rights do users have?

In accordance with the GDPR, data subjects have the following rights:

  • Pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, you can obtain information about your personal data that is being processed by the respective controller.
  • Pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, you can obtain rectification if your data are not or are no longer applicable.
  • Pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, you can obtain the erasure of your personal data.
  • Pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data.
  • If the prerequisites of Article 20 (1) GDPR apply, you have the right to receive your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
  • Pursuant to Article 77 (1) GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.
  • Pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR, you can object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time.
  • Pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, you have a right to object where the processing of your data is based on a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR (see Nos. 3.1 and 3.2) and where you can demonstrate grounds for such objection which relate to your particular situation. You can submit your objection to our Facebook Customer Service team by providing your contact details, the specific processing operation to which you are objecting, the grounds for objection relating to your particular situation and the name of the fanpage.

or, in the case of an objection to the processing of page insights for statistical purposes (see No. 3.1), you can contact Facebook. If we receive a request which falls within the sphere of responsibility of Facebook, we will forward this on to Facebook for further processing.

If you wish to exercise your data subject rights vis-à-vis Facebook, please contact Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. You can do so online via the contact form provided on the Facebook website.

If you wish to exercise your data subject rights vis-à-vis us, please use the contact details provided under No. 2.

As users (e.g., if you don't have a smartphone or don't want to use the Post & DHL app), you generally have the option of arranging redelivery to your home address. A redelivery can be requested via this website. In this case, the shipment sent to the Packstation will be taken out of the Packstation and a second attempt to deliver to your home address will be made.

Alternatively, you can also completely exclude the notification or redirection of shipments to Packstations. Parcels will then only be dropped off with neighbours and/or in branch. You can do this via customer services or as a registered customer in your DHL customer account under "My data and services", and then "Delivery note" under parcel receipt. Clicking "No deliveries to Packstation" will show the relevant notification. Delivery agents will then receive this notification when making a delivery and will be required to deliver parcels to a different location.

DPAG, DHL Paket GmbH and DHL Express Germany GmbH process your identity document data in certain circumstances.

We may request that you prove your identity by submitting a valid identity card or passport or by submitting other official identity documents in order to ensure that the postal service is performed properly; see Section 41b of the Postal Act (PostG).

If there is a special interest in preserving evidence, we may collect and store the following data from the identity document pursuant to Section 41b (2) PostG in order to prove at a later date the proper performance of the postal service:

  1. The type of identity document
  2.  The issuing authority
  3. The identity document number
  4. The date of issue

The identity document reader is used for this task. No other identity document data are stored by the identity document reader for this purpose.

We also process the following identity document data if the sender has booked the "Ident-Check" service. The following data are scanned, stored and checked:

  1. First name and surname
  2. Date of birth

In this case too, the processing is carried out for a specific purpose and is necessary in order to prove the proper handling and delivery of the shipment due to the greater interest in preserving evidence. The data collected in relation to the "Ident-Check" service is stored only in relation to the shipment and for the duration of the statutory and contractual retention periods. We perform the service on behalf of the sender. The legal basis for the processing of your data as a recipient is Article 6 (1) lit. e) GDPR in conjunction with Section 41a PostG. The provisions of Section 41a PostG permit the processing of personal data in order to guarantee a functioning postal system and are thus in a special public interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. e) GDPR. This also includes the authority pursuant to Section 41a (3) first sentence of PostG, which permits the processing of recipients' personal data where this is necessary for the proper delivery of postal items.

1. Introduction

We are delighted that you have decided to visit our LinkedIn account/fanpage and are interested in our company and our products and services. Please find below information on some aspects of data protection law in relation to your visit to our fanpage.

  • Our fanpage has been made available to us by LinkedIn in accordance with the valid terms of use. LinkedIn has sole responsibility for technical operation of the fanpage.
  • We have sole responsibility for the content provided by us on this page.
  • Your visit to and your interaction on our fanpage are recorded by LinkedIn and made available to us in anonymised form (page insights). If you have a LinkedIn account, LinkedIn processes your data according to the LinkedIn terms of use. If you are not a member of LinkedIn, your interactions on our fanpage are recorded anonymously and also made available to us as statistical analysis (page insights). We and LinkedIn Ireland are joint controllers of the processing of personal data in events for page insights (insights data).
  • According to the agreement that applies to us and LinkedIn (the Page Insights Joint Controller Addendum), each of the joint controllers must fulfil its information obligations itself.
  • To exercise your rights as a data subject (see No. 4), please contact one of the controllers of the insights data. If we receive a request which falls within the sphere of responsibility of LinkedIn, we will forward this on to LinkedIn for further processing.
  • In addition, firstly we have no influence on data processing carried out by LinkedIn, and secondly, we are unable to ascertain the extent to which, the purposes for which and the duration for which the data are stored by LinkedIn and, where applicable, are analysed, linked and forwarded to third parties. If you wish to contact us directly, i.e. without using LinkedIn, please use the contact details provided on our website.
  • More detailed information on data processing for which LinkedIn has sole responsibility can be found in the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy of LinkedIn.
2. Who is responsible for the data processing?

Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle Str. 20, 53113 Bonn, Germany is the controller of the information that it provides and of the processing operations for which it is responsible.

Our data protection officers can be contacted at:

Deutsche Post AG
Konzerndatenschutz
53250 Bonn
Germany
datenschutz[at]dpdhl.com

Insofar as it concerns the processing of personal data in events for page insights (insights data), LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company ("LinkedIn Ireland"), as the provider of LinkedIn in the countries of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as Switzerland, is also the controller of the data processing in addition to us. Joint processing is carried out on the basis of an agreement between the joint controllers pursuant to Article 26 GDPR.

3. What data do we process and how and why do we process your data?
3.1 Data processing of page insights for statistical purposes

LinkedIn provides us with page insights for our fanpage. Page insights are anonymous statistics that are created based on specific events and are recorded by LinkedIn when fanpage visitors like you perform actions on our fanpage. We can use the page insights, which do not contain any personal data, to identify which types of content are requested particularly frequently by which group of persons. We can then optimise the presentation of our fanpage. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the processing that takes place (processing of personal data in events for page insights). The legal basis for data processing within the context of the page insights is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

You can change the settings of your LinkedIn advertising preferences in your LinkedIn account at https://www.linkedin.com/campaignmanager/accounts/508274196/campaign-groups and at https://www.linkedin.com/campaignmanager/accounts/508015026/campaign-groups  

3.2 Data processing in the event of contact and other communication

We process personal information if you make contact with us, e.g. via a contact form or comment. These data are used solely for the purpose of answering the matter in hand, for making contact and for the associated technical administration, and provided that no other statutory or contractual retention periods apply, are used for a maximum of two years in order to prove proper processing and the further optimisation of services.

Our legitimate interest lies in processing your request properly and as quickly as possible. The legal basis for such processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. If contact is made in order to initiate or conclude a contract, the applicable legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. For some of this processing, we use external agencies that have their headquarters in Germany and generally process the name, address, contact details and email address on our behalf.

Where you provide personal data via our fanpage (e.g. in comments), this is done on the basis of your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time, with effect for the future. If you wish to replace existing personal data held by us, we recommend that you contact our Customer Service department.

Within the context of competitions, data are collected for the purpose of their implementation and management. The relevant details, for example on which data are processed for which purpose, can be found in the data protection information notices and terms of participation for the respective competition.

3.3 Data processing for direct marketing purposes

We process personal data in order to inform you about our offers, innovations, products and services. Personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes on the basis of our legitimate interest. The legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. You have the right to object to processing for direct marketing purposes at any time (see No. 4). Once we are in receipt of your objection, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

3.4 Data processing for consultations without obligation

You agree that DHL Paket GmbH, Deutsche Post AG and DHL Express Germany GmbH may share data about their respective products, services and business relationships with each other and may organise their own and/or joint marketing measures in a customer-specific way based on the joint analysis and use of data. The consent applies both to data that are protected by postal secrecy (such as geographic volume data and shipment data) and also to other personal data (e.g. names and contact details of the contact persons). You also agree that all company units may reach out to you by telephone and email in relation to the entire portfolio. Details can be found in the supplementary data protection information and, if you re-consider matters at a later date, you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to kundendaten[at]dhl.com. The legal basis for such processing is your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.

4. What rights do users have?

In accordance with the GDPR, data subjects have the following rights:

  • Pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, you can obtain information about your personal data that is being processed by the respective controller.
  • Pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, you can obtain rectification if your data are not or are no longer applicable.
  • Pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, you can obtain the erasure of your personal data.
  • Pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data.
  • If the prerequisites of Article 20 (1) GDPR apply, you have the right to receive your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
  • Pursuant to Article 77 (1) GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.
  • Pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR, you can object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time.
  • Pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, you have a right to object where the processing of your data is based on a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR (see Nos. 3.1 and 3.2) and where you can demonstrate grounds for such objection which relate to your particular situation. You can submit your objection to our Instagram Customer Service team by providing your contact details, the specific processing operation to which you are objecting, the grounds for objection relating to your particular situation and the name of the fanpage.

or, in the case of an objection to the processing of page insights for statistical purposes (see No. 3.1), you can contact LinkedIn. If we receive a request which falls within the sphere of responsibility of LinkedIn, we will forward this on to LinkedIn for further processing.

If you wish to exercise your data subject rights vis-à-vis LinkedIn, please contact:

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company
Attn: Legal Dept. (Privacy Policy and User Agreement)
Wilton Plaza
Wilton Place, Dublin 2
Ireland

If you wish to exercise your data subject rights vis-à-vis us, please use the contact details provided under No. 2.

On their websites (dhl.de/kundewerden and dhl.de/warenpost) Deutsche Post AG and DHL Paket GmbH offer business customers the option of concluding a DHL Paket business customer contract online or arranging a telephone appointment by entering personal data. The personal data are entered in an input mask on dhl.de and transmitted to Deutsche Post AG and DHL Paket GmbH in SSL-encrypted form on conclusion of the contract and stored.

The following data are processed when a contract is concluded or a telephone appointment is arranged (mandatory fields are marked with *):

  • Company: Company name*, legal form*, street*, house number*, postcode*, town*, VAT ID, commercial register number, local court, webshop URL
  • Owner/managing director: Form of address*, surname*, first name*, telephone*, e-mail*
  • Shipments: Number of domestic parcels (per year)*, number of international parcels (per year)*, sustainable shipping with DHL GoGreen, interest in merchandise mail (Warenpost), information regarding the sender's property*
  • Bank details: Account holder*, IBAN*, BIC*
  • Contact person (* if selected): Form of address, surname, first name, telephone, e-mail
  • Alternative collection address (* if selected): Company name, legal form, street, house number, postcode, town
  • Alternative billing address (* if selected): Company name, legal form, street, house number, postcode, town.

Customer personal data are processed for the purpose of contract initiation, processing and fulfilment as well as for compliance with legal requirements (e.g. Section 257 of the Commercial Code (HGB), Section 147 of the Fiscal Code (AO)). The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6(1)(b) and (c) GDPR.

For process optimisations (e.g., to simplify registration and verification of the DHL business customer account), the responsible parties have a legitimate interest in processing personal customer data in relation to ensuring a smooth process and the continuous improvement of the respective products and services. The legal basis for this data processing is the legitimate interest described here Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

No data is disclosed to third parties, except for real-time authentication of the bank account by means of the TÜV-certified immediate verification procedure from Sofort GmbH.  

Sofort GmbH will only use the data retrieved as part of the immediate verification procedure to determine the name stored for online banking or to compare the bank details for a real-time comparison with the account holder, IBAN and BIC details provided dhl.de. Sofort GmbH does not store any other personal data from online banking access, and in particular does not store account balances, turnover data, withdrawal limits, account lists or PINs.

For billing purposes vis-à-vis DHL Paket GmbH and to fulfil legal obligations of proof and retention, Sofort GmbH stores the account holder, the IBAN and the BIC, the date as well as the result of the verification, if applicable also the country, customer number, project number and transaction identifier (of the DHL customer) within the legal or contractual periods of retention. These periods of retention range from three to ten years.

Should the process of concluding the contract be interrupted, or the contract terminated due to a timeout, data entered on this page by the customer will be stored by Deutsche Post AG and DHL Paket GmbH for 30 days when the "Continue to your individual shipping costs" button at the bottom of the first page of the form is clicked on. These data are only stored for the purpose of assisting the customer and restoring the data already entered by the customer so that they can easily continue conclusion of the contract at a later date. To this end, the system will send them an e-mail 24 hours after the process of concluding the contract online was aborted containing a link that can be used to continue conclusion of the contract without data having to be re-entered. If the contract process is not completed within one week after the first e-mail has been sent, the customer will receive an additional reminder e-mail. This data processing is carried out in order to safeguard the aforementioned legitimate interests of DHL Paket GmbH and is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

If a business customer contract is concluded with DHL, personal data collected via the online customer acquisition process on dhl.de will be archived for a further 10 years after termination of the business relationship in accordance with legal requirements.

If no business customer contract is concluded with DHL despite registration, personal data collected via the online customer acquisition process on dhl.de will be erased after 60 days. If you wish to exercise your right of objection - in particular to the use of your data for advertising purposes - please send an e-mail with the following subject line "Request for erasure from mailing list", stating your company name, to the following address: geschaeftskunde[at]dhl.de.

Payment methods

DHL online franking offered by Deutsche Post AG enables you to buy your own DHL shipping labels for national and international shipping of your Päckchen and Paket items. Personal data of the purchaser of the DHL shipping label and of the sender and recipient of the shipment (e.g. shipping method, type of product, additional services, pick-up address, name and address of the sender and recipient, PostNumber of the sender/recipient, telephone number of the recipient (where applicable), information on the customs declaration (where applicable), email address of the sender and (where applicable) of the recipient, payment method) are processed for the purpose of contract handling and fulfilment as well as compliance with legal requirements (e.g. Section § 99 of the German Code of Criminal Procedure (StPO), Section 40 of the German Postal Act (PostG) Section 257 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), Section 147 of the German Fiscal Code(AO)). Depending on which product or service you have booked, the shipment data are forwarded to the companies involved in providing postal services (in this case: DHL Paket GmbH, DHL Express Germany GmbH), in order to be able to ensure the proper delivery of the shipment. The legal basis for the processing of the personal data is Article 6 (1) lit. b) and lit. c) GDPR.

With the exception of the name of the payment services provider used and anonymised IDs which are required to process recall or cancellation requests, Deutsche Post AG does not store any details relating to payment. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR, as the processing of the data is required for returning the payment and thus for execution of the contract. The payment services provider alone carries out the entire payment processing operation and it alone utilises the payment data required for this. Various payment methods are offered when a DHL shipping label is purchased.

Credit card

To process payment by credit card, Deutsche Post AG uses the Braintree service of the payment services provider PayPal (Europe) S.á r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg. If you pay by credit card, the data required for processing the payment (credit card number, expiry date and verification number) are collected and processed by the payment services provider. The legal basis for the data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR, as the processing of the data is required for the payment and thus for execution of the contract. PayPal's applicable data protection provisions can be viewed in the PayPal data protection information notice.

Giropay

Where the payment method is Giropay, EVO Payments International GmbH, Elsa-Brändström-Straße 10-12, 50668 Cologne, Germany (EVO) is commissioned to process the payment. The data required to process the payment are collected and processed by the payment services provider. The legal basis for the data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR, as the processing of the data is required for the payment and thus for execution of the contract. The applicable data protection provisions for payment via Giropay can be viewed in the data protection information notices of EVO Payments International GmbH.

PayPal

It is also possible to process the payment transaction using the PayPal online payment service. PayPal's European operating company is PayPal (Europe) S.á.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A. 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg. If you select PayPal as the payment method, your data which are required for the payment process will be transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option you consent to the transmission of your personal information as required for payment processing. Generally, the following data are transmitted to PayPal: name, address, company name, email address, telephone number and mobile number, IP address. Those personal data relating to the respective shipping order are also required in order to process the contract. The legal basis for the data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR, as the processing of the data is required for the payment via PayPal and thus for execution of the contract.

The payment process also offers the opportunity for the customer to conclude a billing agreement with PayPal. No personal data are exchanged with Deutsche Post AG in this connection. In certain circumstances, the data transmitted to PayPal are transmitted to credit reference agencies by PayPal. This transmission is for the purpose of checking identity and credit worthiness. PayPal's applicable data protection provisions can be viewed in the PayPal data protection information notice. Deutsche Post AG does not use any payment services provider where the payment method is direct debit. Only the data required to process the payment transaction are processed. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR; contract fulfilment.

Processing on the basis of a legitimate interest of Deutsche Post AG

Where applicable, in order to safeguard the legitimate interests of Deutsche Post AG, your data are transmitted to a credit reference agency to carry out an identity and credit worthiness check. This applies in particular if Deutsche Post AG provides a service in advance and bears the economic risk (e.g. in the case of payment by direct debit). The legal basis for data processing within the context of a credit worthiness check by a credit reference agency is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

Finally, data are also processed for the additional purposes as listed below:

  • within the scope of our security concerns (e.g. to detect criminal offences),
  • for the purpose of preparing statistics,
  • for purposes of quality assurance, process optimisation and
  • planning security

In such cases, Deutsche Post AG has a legitimate interest in order to guarantee a smooth process and to continuously improve its products and services. Deutsche Post AG does not consider that an overriding interest requiring protection exists as the processing operations are carried out with as little interference as possible (e.g. using pseudonyms). The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

DHL Paket GmbH offers the DHL Retoure Selbstzahler service, which the retailer/sender can use to make the process easier for customers/recipients wishing to return an item. DHL Paket GmbH will send an e-mail to the recipient on the sender's behalf, containing a link to a shipping label with the relevant data already entered. The sender guarantees that it is entitled on a legal basis (e.g., by consent) to provide DHL Paket GmbH with the e-mail address and any other contact data for this purpose. In addition, the sender will be informed that the recipient has purchased the shipping label for return shipping. DHL Paket GmbH processes this data on the grounds of its legitimate interests in the performance of the contract concluded with the sender; Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The recipient can object to such processing by applying to the sender.

Packstation expert panel supplementary data protection notice

With this data protection notice, we want to inform you about data processing in connection with participation in the user panel for private customers of Deutsche Post and DHL. For general information about the processing of personal data, responsible parties, contacts, and especially exercising your rights as a data subject, go to www.deutschepost.de/datenschutz and www.dhl.de/en/dataprotection

Purpose of data processing

As part of the Packstation expert panel's activities, we will occasionally invite you to participate in studies and surveys relating to the DHL Packstation and its functionality and interfaces, and to DHL Group portals and websites for private customers. The data we collect is used to obtain a better impression of you and your needs and to make relevant improvements. 

Among other things, we process your data to:

  • Make the operation of DHL Packstations as pleasant as possible
  • Develop new functionality oriented to user needs
  • Compile statistics
  • Provide you (if permitted) with customized ads inviting your participation in studies and surveys
  • Perform quality assurance, process optimization and planning certainty measures

We will store your contact information until further notice. We will store data from studies and surveys for no more than 2 years.

Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing of your data is your consent within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can withdraw this consent here at any time without giving reasons. 

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Transfer of your data

Your data will not be transferred, nor will it be passed on to an EU third country.

The DHL Paketkasten, placed directly in front of your door, means you can receive parcels at home at any time. To ensure convenient and secure receipt, the DHL delivery agent then places your shipments in the parcel box or collects returns and pre-franked parcels. When purchasing and using the parcel box, your personal data (e.g. first and last name, contact data, contract information, billing information, postal number, DHL Paketkasten ID) are processed for the purpose of fulfilling the contract on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Furthermore, data processing is carried out in order to meet legal obligations in accordance with Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR in connection with contract performance.

A DHL Paket GmbH parcel notification informs you free of charge about the expected delivery date of the parcels you have ordered to your home address. Furthermore we inform you in case of a delay in delivery or if we did not meet you upon the delivery.

DHL Paket GmbH requires your e-mail address in order to be able to notify you by e-mail.

Parcel notification is a part of DHL Paket services that are activated as an integral element of the contract when you register with DHL Paket. The processing of the e-mail address for the purpose of parcel notification is carried out for the performance of a contract on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

If you are not a registered DHL customer, DHL Paket GmbH will receive your e-mail address from the sender of the shipment if they wish to use DHL Paket GmbH's parcel notification service. The legal basis for the sender to pass on the e-mail address to DHL Paket GmbH is usually your consent to the sender in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. DHL Paket GmbH subsequently processes the e-mail address for the sole purpose of sending you the parcel notification. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

Every parcel notification includes an opt-out for future parcel notifications.

Satisfaction surveys

DHL Paket GmbH and Deutsche Post AG regularly conduct satisfaction surveys for various areas and use this customer feedback as a basis to continuously improve their products and services. They welcome your participation, which allows you to inform them what they are already doing well and where you would like to see improvements. Your participation in a satisfaction survey is voluntary and is based on your consent; the legal basis is Article 6 (1), first sentence, lit. a) GDPR.

You can ascertain whether or not a satisfaction survey is anonymous either from the e-mail invitation or from information provided in the questionnaire itself. If a satisfaction survey is not anonymous, your responses can be linked to your contact data. We can thus react directly to your responses and contact you if necessary. In such cases, your personal data is used only in order to communicate with you and is handled in compliance with data protection requirements. If surveys are anonymous, your responses are not linked to your contact data. This means we cannot react to your responses or contact you.

Your consent to participation in the satisfaction survey also includes us being allowed to use your responses for advertising purposes. However, unless separately agreed, the use of your responses for advertising purposes is always on an anonymised basis, i.e., without any reference to you as a natural or legal person, or to your company if you are a business customer of ours.

A DHL Paket GmbH pick-up notification informs you about the expected pick-up time frame.

DHL Paket GmbH requires your e-mail address in order to be able to notify you by e-mail about the pick-up time frame.

If you use an e-mail address of a third person for the pickup notification, to whom the pick-up should be announced by e-mail, you have to make sure that this person has consented to the use.

DHL Paket GmbH subsequently processes the e-mail address for the sole purpose of sending you the parcel notification. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

The provisions of Section 41a of the Postal Act (PostG) permit the processing of personal data in order to guarantee a functioning postal system and are thus in a special public interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. e) GDPR. This also includes the authority pursuant to Section 41a (3) first sentence of the Postal Act (PostG) which permits the processing of personal data of alternate recipients (neighbours or other third parties) where this is necessary for the proper delivery of postal items. This includes, for example, name, address, capacity as neighbour or other third party.

Processing primarily serves the following purposes: documenting delivery, (potentially) providing evidence vis-à-vis the parties involved (sender, recipient, alternate recipient), and informing the actual recipient that his shipment has been delivered, so that he knows from whom he can collect his parcel.

The period for which data are stored is based on the time limits for exclusion of liability and on the statutory retention periods pursuant to Section 439 (1) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) and pursuant to Section 257 (1) Nos. 1 and 4 of the German Commercial Code (HGB). Data retention period: 

  • Parcels: 3 years
  • Letters and parcels with payment transactions: 10 years

The storage of personal data in connection with the provision of postal services is necessary for the provision of the service and is also permitted pursuant to the Postal Act (PostG) and in particular Section 41 et seqq. of the Postal Act (PostG). The data are stored solely in order to prove proper handover and can only be called up via the individual shipment number, the "Identcode", and only in connection with a specific shipment.

If the recipient specifies you as alternate recipient, the recipient must obtain your consent for this pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. Your personal data will then be used solely in order to provide the service "delivery to neighbour".

In principle, the legal basis for the processing of recipient data is Article 6 (1) lit. e) GDPR. The provisions of Section 41a of the Postal Act (PostG) permit the processing of personal data in order to guarantee a functioning postal system and are thus in a special public interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. e) GDPR. This also includes the authority pursuant to Section 41a (3) first sentence of the Postal Act (PostG) which permits the processing of recipients' personal data where this is necessary for the proper delivery of postal items. This includes, for example, name, address, shipment data, whether the recipient was available to accept the delivery or if the shipment was delivered to an alternate recipient. In this context, the processing of the personal data primarily serves two purposes: documenting delivery and (potentially) providing evidence vis-à-vis the parties involved (sender, recipient).

Depending on the relevant legal regulations, the recipient's name and address are in some instances transferred to the authorities of the country of transit or destination for the purposes of customs clearance and payment of taxes, or for security screening.

For shipments with the delivery variant "closest droppoint" (e.g. delivery to a parcel shop in the country of destination), the legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit. e) GDPR in conjunction with Section 41a (3) first sentence of the Postal Act (PostG) as informing the recipient of the fact that a shipment can be collected and from where it can be collected is necessary for the proper delivery of postal items and thus in order to guarantee a functioning postal system.

The period for which data are stored is based on the time limits for exclusion of liability and on the statutory retention periods pursuant to Section 439 (1) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) and pursuant to Section 257 (1) Nos. 1 and 4 of the German Commercial Code (HGB). Data retention period:

  • Parcels: 3 years
  • Customs documents: 6 years
  • Parcels with payment transactions: 10 years

The storage of personal data in connection with the provision of postal services is necessary for the provision of the service and is also permitted pursuant to the Postal Act (PostG) and in particular Section 41 et seqq. of the Postal Act (PostG). The handover data are stored solely in order to prove proper handover to Deutsche Post AG and can only be called up via the individual shipment number, the "Identcode", and only in connection with a specific shipment.

For information on the processing of your recipient data as registered recipient, please refer to Customer Account and Recipient Services.

Within the context of the respective services - especially transport and logistics services - provided by DHL Paket GmbH, Deutsche Post AG or DHL Express Germany GmbH, personal data are processed on the basis of contracts concluded with the senders. These data include, for example, name, address, email address, telephone number, shipment information, bank data. These data are, for example, used to execute a (transport) contract, to administer customer data, to process payments and, where applicable, to carry out credit checks. Depending on the relevant legal regulations, certain sender data are transferred to the authorities of the country of transit or destination for the purposes of customs clearance and payment of taxes, or for security screening. Such data generally include the sender's name and address, a description of the goods, the number of items, weight and value of the shipment. In the course of delivery the sender data will additionally be disclosed to the recipient and/or where applicable also to the alternate recipient.

In principle, the legal basis for the processing of sender data is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR as the data are processed for the performance of the contract and to provide evidence of correct provision of the service.

The period for which data are stored is based on the time limits for exclusion of liability and on the statutory retention periods pursuant to Section 439 (1) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) and pursuant to Section 257 (1) Nos. 1 and 4 of the German Commercial Code (HGB). Data retention period: 

  • Parcels: 3 years
  • Customs documents: 6 years
  • Letters and parcels with payment transactions: 10 years

The storage of personal data in connection with the provision of postal services is necessary for the provision of the service and is also permitted pursuant to the Postal Act (PostG) and in particular Section 41 et seqq. of the Postal Act (PostG). The handover data are stored solely in order to prove proper handover to Deutsche Post AG and can only be called up via the individual shipment number, the "Identcode", and only in connection with a specific shipment. 

A sanctions list check involves the screening of persons with whom it is illegal to do business ("Denied Parties"). Such Denied Parties are natural or legal persons who have been listed by regulatory authorities as being blocked from import or export transactions. Shipments to or from such persons can be held back for further scrutiny by DHL HUB Leipzig GmbH on behalf of DHL Express Germany GmbH until it has been verified that onward transport of the shipment is not prohibited. To facilitate the quick release of the shipment, you will usually be requested to submit a copy of your identity card (or alternatively your residence permit) or passport. The following data categories are required: type of document, document number, full first name, any name affixes, full surname, date of birth, place of birth. You can make any other data illegible.

The legal basis for processing is either the compliance with a legal obligation pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. c) GDPR in conjunction with EU Regulations (EU) 2580/2001, (EU) 881/2002 and (EU) 753/2011 or a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR in conjunction with additional lists such as those of the UN and the US OFAC. Depending on circumstances, local, country-specific lists may also be applicable. DHL has a legitimate interest in ensuring compliance with applicable laws, in particular US laws, and not being subject to sanctions by local authorities. In addition, DHL must ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations along its entire service and shipping chain as part of its international and highly dynamic network.

Generally, customers receive an automated text message or email containing a link that takes them to the "MyDHL - Perfect Your Shipment" portal, where they can upload their documents securely and in compliance with data protection requirements. The document data collected will be deleted after a maximum of 5 days. If you are concerned about the electronic transmission of sensitive identity-card or passport data, DHL can offer you "end-to-end" encryption. You can access DHL's own key server at keyserver.dhl.com and download a public encryption key. You can then use this key to encrypt your email containing the copy of your identity card/passport in compliance with data protection requirements.

Some information is required to process your request (e.g. shipment number or drop-off date). Processing of these data is necessary and is carried out to enable the performance of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR. We also ask you to provide other pertinent data on a voluntary basis, as these may facilitate faster processing (e.g. IBAN or email address). The legal basis for processing such data is your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. The mandatory fields for required information are indicated accordingly [*mandatory field].

You can use shipment tracking service to track shipments addressed to you or sent by you, and also view the expected time of delivery. For tracking, simply enter your shipment number and the current status of your shipment will be displayed. You will also receive all important detailed information about your shipment. In addition, the sender or recipient can also receive further information about the shipment in question by e-mail or SMS. For this purpose, the e-mail address or mobile phone number of the recipient of the notification can be stored and the notification activated. In this context, the person entering the data must ensure that the notification recipient agrees to the processing of e-mail address, mobile phone number and notification.

The following data are processed as part of shipment tracking: shipment number, name and address of the sender, name and address of the recipient, e-mail address of the sender/recipient if applicable, name and address of the alternative recipient if applicable, customer data of the sender, product or service name, shipment history, signature of the recipient, confirmation that a minimum age has been checked (over 16/over 18).

The data are processed for the purpose of fulfilling the contract on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

In selected cases, you will be offered live tracking for your parcel in DHL shipment tracking. As part of live tracking, you can follow the route of your parcel live on a map on the day of delivery. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR because such processing is carried out to enable the performance of a contract.

It is also possible to track national express shipments from DHL Express Germany GmbH via the shipment tracking function on this page. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR, as this processing is carried out in order to fulfil the contract.

1    Introduction

Thank you for visiting Deutsche Post AG's social media pages and for your interest in our company and our products and services. Please find below information on some aspects of data protection law in relation to your use of our social media pages.

  • Our social media pages are provided by the respective social media platform operators in accordance with the valid terms of use. The respective platform operator has sole responsibility for technical operation of these pages.
  • Deutsche Post AG has sole responsibility for the content placed on its social media pages (e.g. information about our company, products, services, competitions, campaigns), and for interaction with visitors to the pages.
  • The social media platform operators manage the entirety of the platforms' IT infrastructure, provide their own data protection information notices, and are in an independent relationship with the respective platforms' registered users. The social media platform operators have sole responsibility for all data protection matters relating to your user profile, to which we have no access.
  • Firstly, we have no influence on data processing operations carried out by the social media platform operators, and secondly we are unable to ascertain the extent to which, the purposes for which and the duration for which the data are stored by the social media platform operators and, where applicable, are analysed, linked and forwarded to third parties.
  • Please note that in certain circumstances, your data may also be processed outside of the European Union/the European Economic Area. This can present data protection risks for users as an appropriate level of data protection may not be guaranteed, and enforcing the rights of data subjects may be restricted.
  • Please ensure that you consult the respective data protection information notices and cookie policies to find out about data processing operations by the social media platforms and how you can exercise your rights vis-à-vis the social media platform operators.
  • If you wish to contact Deutsche Post AG directly, i.e. without using social media platforms, please use the contact details provided on our website.

2    Contact details for the controllers and data protection officers

Deutsche Post AG is the controller for the information provided by it and for the data processing operations for which it is responsible on the following social media pages:

Where personal data are processed in the context of page insights, the platform operators designated below have joint responsibility with us for data processing. Joint processing is carried out on the basis of an agreement between the joint controllers pursuant to Article 26 GDPR.

3    Purposes and legal bases for processing

3.1    Data processing within the framework of our social media pages

We use our social media pages to share information with you about, for example, our company, products, services, campaigns and competitions, and to interact with you on various topics and answer your enquiries accordingly. The associated data processing is carried out in order to safeguard our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest concerns PR and communication.

The data provided by you on our pages such as comments, likes, images, videos, etc. are disclosed by the social media platform operators and are processed by us solely for the aforementioned purposes. We merely reserve the right to delete illegal content should this be necessary. This applies, for example, in the event of infringing or illegal posts, hate comments, offensive comments (explicitly sexual content) or attachments (e.g. images or videos), which may potentially infringe copyright laws, personal rights, penal laws or the ethical principles of Deutsche Post AG.

Within the context of competitions, data are collected for the purpose of their implementation and management. The relevant details, for example on which data are processed for which purpose, can be found in the data protection information notices and terms of participation for the respective competition.

If you wish to replace existing personal data held by us, we recommend that you contact our Customer Service department.

3.2    Data processing of page insights for statistical purposes

The social media platform operators of Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn provide us with page insights, for which we are responsible together with the platform operators. Page insights are anonymous statistics which are created based on specific events and which are recorded by the social media platforms using cookies and similar technologies when a user such as yourself is active on our social media pages. We can use the page insights, which do not contain any personal data, to identify which types of content are requested particularly frequently by which group of persons. This enables us to optimise our social media pages. This constitutes a legitimate interest of ours for the data processing that is carried out. The legal basis for data processing within the context of the page insights is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. We would like to point out that data processing may also be carried out irrespective of whether you are logged on to or registered with the social media platform. We cannot exert any influence over the use of cookies and similar technologies on the social media platform and in this respect refer to the option available to you as user to click on the respective cookie banner on the social media platform and apply your settings relating to the associated data processing (granting or non-granting of your consent).

3.2.1 Data processing in the event of contact and other communication

We process personal information if you make contact with us, e.g. via a contact form or Messenger. These data are used solely for the purpose of answering the matter in hand, for making contact and for the associated technical administration, and provided that no other statutory or contractual retention periods apply, are used for a maximum of two years in order to prove proper processing and the further optimisation of services.

Our legitimate interest lies in processing your request properly and as quickly as possible. The legal basis for such processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. If contact is made in order to initiate or conclude a contract, the applicable legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

Where you provide personal data via our fanpage (e.g. in comments), this is done on the basis of your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time, with effect for the future. If you wish to replace existing personal data held by us, we recommend that you contact our Customer Service department.

Within the context of competitions, data are collected for the purpose of their implementation and management. The relevant details, for example on which data are processed for which purpose, can be found in the data protection information notices and terms of participation for the respective competition.

3.2.2 Data processing for direct marketing purposes

We process personal data in order to inform you about our offers, innovations, products and services. Personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes on the basis of our legitimate interest. The legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. You have the right to object to processing for direct marketing purposes at any time (see No. 4). Once we are in receipt of your objection, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

3.2.3 "Data processing for consultations without obligation"

You agree that DHL Paket GmbH, Deutsche Post AG and DHL Express Germany GmbH may share data about their respective products, services and business relationships with each other and may organise their own and/or joint marketing measures in a customer-specific way based on the joint analysis and use of data. The consent applies both to data that are protected by postal secrecy (such as geographic volume data and shipment data) and also to other personal data (e.g. names and contact details of the contact persons). You also agree that all company units may reach out to you by telephone and email in relation to the entire portfolio. Details can be found in the supplementary data protection information and, if you re-consider matters at a later date, you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to kundendaten[at]dhl.com. The legal basis for such processing is your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.

3.3    Social Media Monitoring

We use social media monitoring to generate a picture of how our company, our products and our services are perceived, in order to identify any potential for improvement. During this process, contributions on the social media platform are analysed based on channel links and also relevant hashtag links. Only contributions which you have made available freely to an unrestricted public are used. The legal basis for processing personal data within the context of social media monitoring is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in being able to identify any deficits in our products and services in freely accessible comments and in being able to respond appropriately to them.

4    Rights of data subjects

According to the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • Pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, you can obtain information about your personal data.
  • Pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, you can obtain rectification if your data are not or are no longer applicable.
  • Pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, you can obtain the erasure of your personal data.
  • Pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data.
  • If the prerequisites of Article 20 (1) GDPR apply, you have the right to receive your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
  • Pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, you have a right to object where the processing of your data is based on a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR and where you can demonstrate grounds for such objection which relate to your particular situation.
  • Pursuant to Article 77 (1) GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.
  • You can revoke consents granted to us at any time, with effect for the future.

Please use our contact form to assert your data subject rights.

If you wish to exercise your data subject rights vis-à-vis the social media platform operators, please contact the platform operators using the contact details provided on the social media platform. If we receive a request which falls within the sphere of responsibility of the social media platforms, we will forward this on accordingly for processing.

5    Duration of storage

The duration for which your data are stored depends on the respective context in which they are processed and is based on the general legal conditions relating to data protection. All public contributions by you on our social media pages will remain on them for an unlimited period of time, unless we erase them due to the original contribution being updated, a legal infringement or an infringement of our guidelines. Naturally, you can erase your contribution, content, etc. yourself at any time, or exercise your right to erasure with us.
Since we have no influence concerning the erasure of your data by the social media platform operators, please refer to the data protection information notices of the respective platform operators.

A web session is comparable to a face-to-face seminar but takes place via the Internet and is computer/software-based. Our format is aimed at (potential) business customers and deals with letter and/or parcel shipments or related topics. The web sessions primarily serve to present services or products from Deutsche Post and DHL or to provide support for their use.
To enable smooth participation in the format, contact may be made, both before and after the session, with the email used for the registration process (e.g. in the form of a registration confirmation, the sending of an access link or the provision of the presentation shared during the web session).  

You can participate in a web session if you have registered for it in advance. The following data are requested for this: first name, surname, email address.  

Processing of these data is necessary to enable you to use the web session and is based on your registration (consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time, with effect for the future. This will not affect the lawfulness of the processing up to this point in time. You can send the revocation informally by post to: Deutsche Post AG, Attn.: Dept. 123F, Sträßchensweg 10, 53113 Bonn.

In order to be able to conduct web sessions via the Internet we use the software solution from WebinarGeek B.V. WebinarGeek's privacy policy can be found here: WebinarGeek privacy policy. When you click on this link you will exit dhl.de
For the order-related execution of the web session, we transmit your registration and/or customer data to WebinarGeek B.V.?

Statistical data are transmitted to Deutsche Post AG during and after the web session. If you participate in a web session, ask or answer a question during a web session, we receive the following in addition to your registration data: information on (the duration of) participation, the question asked and/or answer given, for the purpose of further customer support or enhancement of the user experience. Users who express a wish to receive personal advice during or after a web session will additionally be contacted by their sales contact person. The following data are requested in advance for this: company name, customer number (optional), street, building number, postcode, city and telephone number.?

An encrypted connection is established between you and the web-session organiser. No image of or sound from you will be transmitted or recorded during the web session. By clicking "Join", you confirm that you will also not make any recording or capture any screenshots of this session.?

You can end the session at any time by simply closing the browser window or exiting the program or app. If your contact person ends the session, your participation in the session will also end automatically. The web session provider (WebinarGeek B.V.) and Deutsche Post AG will store your registration data (first name, surname, email address) and information on your usage behaviour during the web session (e.g.: duration of participation, answers to brief surveys). The data will be anonymised after one year at the latest, so that identification is no longer possible.

The web session provider (WebinarGeek B.V.) and Deutsche Post AG will store your registration data (first name, surname, email address) and information on your usage behaviour during the web session (e.g.: duration of participation, answers to brief surveys). The data will be anonymised after one year at the latest, so that identification is no longer possible.

* This application is only available on the German part of this website.

Updated: 06/11/2024