Data protection information for visitors to the website

We, Management Services Helwig Schmitt GmbH, Garnisonstr. 12, 34369 Hofgeismar, 05671 50 85 0,, set out below how we process your data on this website. If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer at Further contact information at

Purpose and legal bases of the data processing

The purpose of data processing on this website is to provide information about the products and services of our company, in addition to enabling users to contact us.

In providing our website, we comply with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA), the Telemedia Act (TMA) and the Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDPA). We process personal data in particular in accordance with the following legal bases:

  • Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR for the processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
  • Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR for the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject, as well as for taking appropriate steps prior to entering into a contract.
  • Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR for the processing of personal data necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject in accordance with the applicable EU law or in accordance with the applicable law of a country in which the GDPR is applicable in whole or in part. 
  • Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR for the processing of personal data necessary to protect the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, unless such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Legitimate interests are, in particular, our commercial interest to be able to provide our website, the security of information, the enforcement of our own legal claims and the compliance with further legislation. 

To this end, in the context of service provision, we use service providers that have been bound to confidentiality and data protection. This category of recipients includes IT service providers. Data is only transferred to authorities in the event of overriding legal requirements. A transfer of data to third countries only takes place if the requirements from the provisions in Art. 44 et seq. GDPR are fulfilled. 

When you visit the website, a connection is established with your browser. The following information is collected and stored temporarily in system files: IP address of your device, data and time of access, name and URL of accessed files, website from which access was made or from which you were directed to our site (referrer URL), browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your device, as well as the name of your provider. 

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the purpose of ensuring a trouble-free connection as well as system security. The generated connection data is automatically deleted and is not retained for longer than seven days. If the website is improperly used, log data whose further storage is necessary for evidentiary purposes will be retained until the incident has been clarified.

Use of storage technologies on your device

Change cookie settings

This website uses storage technologies ("cookies" and/or your browser's memory) to enable storage of your use of the website. The information generated by cookies about your usage behaviour on this website is used to evaluate visitor behaviour on the website and to improve how we provide information.

If the use of storage technologies on your end device is necessary for the functionality of the website, we use this technology on the basis of our legitimate interests. The legal basis for data processing is then Art. 6 (1) (f) and Section 25 (2) no. 2 TTDPA.

If the use of cookies on your end device is not necessary for the functionality of the website, we ask for your consent in advance. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and Section 25 (1) TTDPA.

The cookies will be deleted after 2 years. You can revoke your consent at any time via the cookie settings. Alternatively, you can clear your cache in your browser settings to remove the cookies. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Data collection is anonymised; the data collected cannot be traced back to you personally.


We use the Matomo software to analyse and statistically evaluate the use of our website. The information is used to analyse the use of the website and to ensure that our website is designed based on user needs. The information is not transferred to third parties. Under no circumstances will the IP address be linked to other data relating to the user. The IP addresses are anonymised so that an allocation is not possible (IP masking). You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by using the following opt-out option:

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

Contact form

If you write to us via our contact form, your data from the form will be processed to attend to your request. The legal basis for the data transfer to us is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. The data will then be deleted. If no further retention obligation arises from your request (e.g. in the case of an online order), the data will be deleted after three years. Your data will be forwarded internally to the responsible contact person for processing your request. Your data will not be transferred to third parties without your explicit consent.

Customer account/contractual services

If you order products and/or services via the website, we process your data (name, address, contact and payment information, if applicable) for the purpose of fulfilling the contract. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The data will only be transferred to third parties if it is necessary for the purpose of the contract. The data will be deleted after the expiry of the tax periods of 10 years after the annual financial statement and the end of the calendar year. The data in the user account will be retained as long as the customer account exists.

Your right to access, rectification, erasure, objection and data portability

You may exercise your right to access, rectification and erasure of data at any time. Simply contact us using one of the methods described above. If you wish to have your data deleted but we are still legally obliged to retain it, access to your data will be restricted (blocked). The same applies to an objection. You can exercise your right to data portability, provided that the technical possibilities are available at the recipient and at our company.

Right to lodge a complaint

You have the option of lodging a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority at any time.

Data security/encryption

This website uses “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure” (https). The connection between your browser and our server is encrypted.

Currentness and amendment of this data protection notice

We reserve the right to amend the content of this data protection notice at any time. This usually occurs due to further development or adjustment of the services used. You can view the current data protection information on our website.

Date of this data protection notice: 19.03.2024