Privacy notice for visitors of our LinkedIn presence

We, the Management Services Helwig Schmitt GmbH, Garnisonstr. 12, 34369 Hofgeismar/Germany, +49 5671 50 85 0, set out below which of your data we process, acting as processor of our LinkedIn presence. Should you have any questions relating to data protection, our data protection officer would be happy to respond at

For information relating to LinkedIn's privacy policy please check back at:

Furthermore, we entered into the user agreement for data processing with LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland:

Purpose: Presentation of the company and interaction with our users

Purpose of the data processing of our LinkedIn presence is the information about us, our products and services in combination with the option to enable users to get in contact. We are processing personal data based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is, in particular, our business interest in sharing information with our users and being able to communicate with them.

In order to operate the LinkedIn site, we are supported by service providers who are subject to data protection obligations and are committed to confidentiality. Data disclosure to authorities requires the existence of overriding statutory provisions.

If we are going to publish pictures of persons, this will be done with consent (legal basis: Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR), based on a written contractual agreement (legal basis: Art. 6 paragraph1 lit. b GDPR); in exceptional cases based on legitimate interest (legal basis: Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR) in conjunction with § 23 paragraph 1 N° 3 Art Copyright Act).

Use of insight data

We operate online advertisement on LinkedIn and use insight data provided by LinkedIn, in order to evaluate the behaviour of our target group resp. users in the context of interaction with our site. The precise target group advertising is a legitimate interest of our company. LinkedIn users are oriented; the main responsibility for such data collection lies with LinkedIn. A Joint Controller Addendum (JCA) has been closed. Conflicting interests of users are not overriding (publication of individual target group op-timized advertising). Our legal basis is Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with the JCA. For in-formation relating to LinkedIn’s Joint Controller Addendum please check back at: In case you assert your rights against us, we will pass your concerns on to LinkedIn in accordance with the addendum.

Provision of documents/newsletters

The purpose of providing documents and/or sending newsletters is to inform you about new products and services of our company. Your consent is required for the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, the legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The data will not be passed on to third parties. When registering for the newsletter, the so-called double opt-in procedure is used, the request for the newsletter must be actively confirmed by you again by clicking on the link of the e-mail sent to you. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link. You can also send us an unsubscribe request via e-mail to the address given above. We will then remove your data from the e-mail distribution list and delete your data based on the accountability requirements of Article 5 (2) GDPR after the simple limitation period of three years after the end of the calendar year. When providing documents based on your consent, this period begins immediately after the document is sent.

Transfer to third countries

It is not excluded that data may be processed by systems outside the European Economic Area. LinkedIn has committed to complying with EU data protection standards. Data transmission to systems outside the EU will only take place if the requirements of Article 44 ff DSGVO (GDPR) are respected. You can learn more by clicking

Your right to information, rectification, deletion, object and data portability

You may avail yourself of your right to information, rectification and deletion of data at any time. Simply contact us using one of the methods described above. Should you require data to be deleted, which we are still legally obligated to retain, access to your data will be restricted (blocked). The same applies to an appeal. You may avail yourself of your right to data portability if the recipient and ourselves have the technical means.

In case you require to assert your rights towards LinkedIn, we shall pass your concern on to LinkedIn. For more information regarding your rights against LinkedIn to access and control your personal data, please visit the LinkedIn privacy statement, clause 4.2:

For more details on how to initiate assertation of your rights towards LinkedIn directly (e.g. account settings, downloads or requests), please see

Right of appeal

You have the option at any time to lodge an appeal with a data protection supervisory authority.

Currency of and changes to this privacy statement

We reserve the right to change the content of this privacy statement at any time. This is usually done if the services used are subject to further development or adaptation. You can view the current privacy statement on our website.

Date of this statement: 18.08.2020