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The following conditions apply to participation in the sweepstakes organized by General Logistics Systems Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, GLS-Germany-Straße 1 - 7, 36286 Neuenstein (hereinafter referred to as GLS Germany):


By participating, each participant accepts these conditions of participation. Only natural persons over the age of 18 who are resident in Germany are eligible to participate and win. By participating, each participant agrees that his/her profile name may be used by GLS Germany to determine the winners of the competition in compliance with the statutory data protection provisions. By participating, the participant warrants that all information provided by him/her is true and correct. Furthermore, the participant agrees that he/she may be contacted by GLS Germany via Facebook or Instagram for the purpose of notifying the winner if he/she has been determined as the winner. In this case and for the delivery of the prize, his address may also be stored and used. The stored data will be deleted no later than 6 months after the end of the sweepstakes.

Participation by:

To participate in the sweepstakes, participants must comment, hashtag, like, heart or share the post under the sweepstakes post on the official GLS Facebook or Instagram page. For exact conditions of participation, please refer to the current sweepstakes post.

The prize/period of the sweepstakes:

Please see our current sweepstakes post for details on the prizes and the entry deadline. The prizes cannot be paid out in cash or exchanged. If the winner(s) do not respond within one week, the claim to the prize will be forfeited. After the end of the sweepstakes, the winners will be drawn in a timely manner.

Determination of winners and notification of winners:

After the expiration of the designated sweepstakes period, the winners will be drawn at random from all participants by the GLS Social Media Team. Winners will then be notified of their win by GLS Germany via comment or private message. Thereafter, the winners will contact GLS Germany via private message (with name and delivery address) for the purpose of address determination. If one or more winners do not get back to us with their address within one week, they will forfeit their claim to the prize. For data protection reasons, we ask participants not to leave addresses on the pinboard or as a public comment. The prize packages will be delivered by GLS Germany to the delivery address in Germany provided by the winner within two weeks of receiving the winner's delivery address.

Exclusion from the competition:

GLS Germany has the right to exclude participants from participating in the sweepstakes who manipulate or attempt to manipulate the entry process, the sweepstakes and/or the offer, who culpably violate entry rules or GLS netiquette, or otherwise attempt to influence the sweepstakes and/or the entry process in an unfair manner. In this case, the corresponding Facebook or Instagram postings may be deleted. In such cases, GLS Germany is also entitled to subsequently disallow and reclaim any prizes that have already been handed out.

Reservation of right to change:

GLS Germany reserves the right to cancel a competition at any time for good cause and without prior notice. This applies in particular in the event of force majeure and if the competition cannot be carried out or continued for other organizational, technical or legal reasons or if manipulations become apparent. Furthermore, GLS Germany reserves the right to change these conditions of participation at any time.

Legal notice / disclaimer:

The legal process is excluded. GLS Germany is not responsible for events beyond its control. In particular, but not exclusively, this applies in principle to unlawful participant entries, misdirection of participant messages, and unavailability of the website, technical problems affecting the continuation of the Sweepstakes, Internet malfunctions hindering the progress of the Sweepstakes, failures of the participant PC ́s, databases or software, all problems of communication networks, servers or Internet providers, loss of data during transmission, delay in delivery, consequences of a virus or anomaly. The GLS Germany Sweepstakes is not affiliated with Facebook and Instagram and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or organized by Facebook or Instagram. Facebook and Instagram are not available as contact persons for the sweepstakes, but merely serve as a platform for organizing the sweepstakes and the data exchange and data processing required for this purpose.

Data protection information

Purpose of data processing:
Implementation of the sweepstakes.

Contact details of the data protection officer:
GLS Germany GmbH & Co. OHG
Company data protection officer
GLS Germany-Str. 1-7
36286 Neuenstein

Legal basis:
The legal basis for the sweepstakes is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO.

General Logistics Systems GmbH & Co. OHG for the implementation of the sweepstakes.

Duration of storage:
The data will be deleted no later than 6 months after the end of the respective sweepstake.

our rights as a data subject:
There is a right to information on the part of the responsible party about the personal data concerned according to Art. 15 DSGVO as well as to correction of incorrect data (Art. 16 DSGVO) or to deletion, provided that one of the reasons stated in Art. 17 DSGVO applies, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued. There is also the right to restriction of processing if one of the conditions set out in Art. 18 DSGVO applies and, in the cases of Art. 20 DSGVO, the right to data portability.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority:
If you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data concerning you violates data protection regulations, please inform us of your concerns. In such cases, however, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 DSGVO in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG).

Competent supervisory authority:
Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
(The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)
Graurheindorfer Str. 153
53117 Bonn

Necessity of collection:
The collection of personal data is necessary for participation in the sweepstakes. Without collecting the necessary personal data, you will not be able to participate in the sweepstakes.

Existence of automated decision making
There is no automated decision making including profiling according to Art. 22 (1) and (4) DSGVO.

Data protection notice for our Facebook page:



Welcome to the official site of GLS Germany! This netiquette is intended to create a pleasant environment for all users. We are looking forward to the exchange with you about GLS and to your comments.

Respectful and responsible interaction in our community is very important to us. Therefore, please always remain polite and fair to each other. We will review comments and reserve the right to delete offensive and irrelevant content.

The following comments will be deleted by us without exception:

  • Content that is hurtful, offensive or threatening in nature, or content that otherwise infringes on the rights of others.
  • Content that is offensive or insulting, glorifies violence, or is otherwise unlawful.
  • Discriminatory content directed against a particular race, ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality, or political affiliation.
  • Content that is protected by intellectual property rights or personal rights – unless you
    can prove that you own this content or have permission to publish it.
  • Spam, advertising, chain letters or commercial appeals for donations.

In case of multiple violations of this netiquette, we reserve the right to ban users!

Please do not post any personal data. For your own protection we will always hide personal data. If you have any questions about your shipment, please use the private message feature to submit your information or send an email to our customer support at

Please remember: Always treat other users as you would like to be treated. Remember that there is a human being behind every user. If there are disagreements, stay fair and tolerant in the discussion. Insults (even with emojis), personal attacks as well as insults have absolutely no place here. Also SCREAMING, persistent bold font as well as several punctuation marks!!! one after the other are not allowed!

GLS Germany GmbH & Co. OHG is not responsible for statements and opinions published by others. If you notice a comment on our platform that violates the GLS Netiquette, please contact us at, we will gladly follow up on this hint.

Your GLS Germany Social Media Team

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