Data Protection



The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy statement.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified.
This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for and for what purpose.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet can have security gaps. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.



Hubert Schmitz GmbH

Aphovener Str. 75/77

52525 Heinsberg

How do we collect your data?

Some data is collected automatically or after consent by the IT systems when visiting the website. This is technical data (internet browser, time of page view, etc.) that is automatically collected when you visit the website.

Other data is collected when you provide it to us, for example by filling out the contact form.

What do we use your data for?

We collect and use your personal data mainly only to guarantee error-free provision of the website. Some data may also be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have?

You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipient(s) and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to have this data corrected or deleted. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time. You have the right to have data that we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or a third party in a common, machine-readable format. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Unless a specific storage period has been specified, we will store your personal data until the purpose for processing no longer applies. If you request legitimate deletion of your data or withdraw your consent, your data will be deleted unless there are other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data.

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, this site uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of your browser changes from http:// to https:// and by the lock symbol in the browser bar.

The use of contact data published within the scope of the obligation to provide a site notice for sending advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the site reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information.



Our website partly uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

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

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


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

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP adress

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.


If you send us enquiries and messages via the contact form, the information you provide in the form, including the contact details you enter there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by email. The lawfulness of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal provisions –particularly retention periods – remain unaffected.


By registering for our events, you agree to the collection, storage and use of the above personal data as well as the special data (Section 3 para. 9 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
By registering, you expressly agree that Hubert Schmitz GmbH may also pass on the participant’s personal data to third parties commissioned to organise the event. Hubert Schmitz GmbH shall ensure that the rights of the participant are protected in this respect.
You agree that your surname, first name, company, address and email address will be listed in the list of participants.
The email address can only be used for sending information material of Hubert Schmitz GmbH and information relevant to the event. In this case, sending the invitations electronically is equivalent to sending them by post.
You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.
Please send the cancellation to Hubert Schmitz GmbH in good time before the event.

Information on photographs and their use:
Pictures are regularly taken at our events, some of which are published on our homepage and on our social media channels.
If you do not wish this, please inform the photographer on site.



The website uses the Google Maps service to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google collects, processes and uses data about the use of the Maps function. For detailed information on data processing by Google, please refer to Google’s privacy policy:


Our website uses the etracker analysis service. The provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.

The data can be used to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your internet browser. The cookies make it possible to recognise your browser. The data collected with the etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify visitors to our website without the separately granted consent of the person concerned and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future. To object to the future collection and storage of your visitor data, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker using the following link. This will ensure that no visitor data from your browser is collected and stored by etracker in the future:

This sets an opt-out cookie with the name “cntcookie” from etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you wish to maintain your objection. For more information, please see etracker’s privacy policy:


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage 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. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link

We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, The legal basis for the storage of the cookie is the consent given (Art. 6 para 1 p. 1 lit. a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The further evaluation of the collected data by means of Google Analytics takes place over a period of fourteen months based on Art. 6 para 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can also find more information on this at or at (general information about Google Analytics and data protection).



All data entered by customers during order processing are stored. This includes:

  • Surname, name
  • Address
  • Payment data
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Those data that are mandatory for delivery or order processing are passed on to third party service providers. As soon as the storage of your data is no longer necessary or required by law, it will be deleted.


Payment data is collected as part of the ordering process. For orders on our website, you have the option between different payment methods.


If you pay by credit card, SIX Payment Services AG, Hardturmstrasse 201, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, collects the following data:

  • Name of the credit card holder
  • Credit card number
  • Period of validity of the credit card
  • Security code

For Switzerland, there is an adequacy decision within the meaning of Article 45 (1) of the GDPR, so that a sufficient level of data protection is guaranteed.


Furthermore, there is the possibility of processing the payment process with the online payment service PayPal. PayPal makes it possible to make online payments to third parties. The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg. If you choose PayPal as your payment method, your data required for the payment process will automatically be transmitted to PayPal. This regularly involves the following data:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Company
  • Email address
  • Telephone and mobile number
  • IP address

The data transmitted to PayPal may be transferred by PayPal to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness. PayPal may also pass on your data to third parties insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment of contractual obligations or the data is to be processed on behalf. PayPal’s privacy policy can be found at

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR, as the processing of the data is necessary for the payment with PayPal and thus for the execution of the contract.


We also offer payment by instant bank transfer. In this case, the data will be collected by Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich. Fleurop does not collect or store the data itself.

To do this, Sofort GmbH requires the IBAN as well as the PIN and TAN of your online banking account. During the ordering process you will be automatically redirected to the secure payment form of Sofort GmbH. Immediately afterwards, you will receive confirmation of the transaction. We then receive the transfer credit directly.

Anyone who has an activated online banking account with PIN/TAN procedure can use instant bank transfer as a payment method. Please note that a few banks do not yet support payment by instant bank transfer. You can get more information about this via the following link: For more information on the stored data, see

Rechtsgrundlage für die Datenverarbeitung ist Art. 6 Abs. 1 b) DSGVO, da die Verarbeitung der Daten für die Bezahlung per Sofortüberweisung und damit für die Durchführung des Vertrages erforderlich ist.


If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, as well as your rights regarding data protection, please contact:

Innovative Technologie und Unternehmensberatung GmbH & Co. KG
Mr Michael Errens
Zechenring 10
41836 Hückelhoven

Telefon 0 24 33 – 80 50 20