Privacy Policy

Your privacy is of great concern to us. When collecting, processing and using data during your visit of our website, we take the following measures to ensure the protection of your personal data.

Name of the controller:

Hans K. Schmitt GmbH & Co. KG
Individually Liable Partner: Schmitt Peterslahr GmbH

Managing director:

Bus. Admin. Grad. (Dipl.-Kfm.) Peter Schmitt
Address of the controller:
Hans K. Schmitt GmbH & Co. KG
Erlenstraße 1-9
D-56587 Oberhonnefeld, Germany

Data Protection Officer:

Jürgen Golda
c/o P2 Consult

Purpose and data minimisation

As a mid-sized forwarding agent, we orient ourselves towards meeting the demands of the national and international markets. Our portfolio of performances includes forwarding & logistics, construction materials & disposals as well as truck service. In addition, we offer model lorries and textiles in our shop. We collect and use your personal only within the framework of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and the legislation of German Federal Republic related to data protection.
Please note the following information regarding the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. There shall be no processing for purposes other than those laid out below. You may access this Policy anytime on this website.

Data transmission and logging for system-internal and statistic purposes

For technical reasons, your web browser automatically transmits data to our webserver when you access our website. This data includes, inter alia, date and time of access, URL of the referring website, file viewed, amount of transmitted data, browser type and version, operating system and your IP address. This data is stored separately from other data you enter when using our service. We are not able to associate this data to a particular person. This data is analysed for statistical purposes and will subsequently be deleted.

In addition to the legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR for the secure operation of the website and to defend against attacks, Section 25 Paragraph 2 TTDSG also applies with regard to browser data generated by their use will be automatically transmitted.

Personal information

When you use our message form (shop query or contact form), we collect, store and use personal data (name, first name, email address, phone and fax number, message) you provide us with to reply to your inquiry and/or process your shopping order (webshop). We shall only collect and use this data to the extent necessary for these purposes. In particular, data is stored when you send your inquiry.
Upon request from competent official authorities, we may disclose information about this data (master data) in individual cases and as far as needed for purposes of criminal prosecution, risk prevention, fulfilment of the constitutional authorities’ or the Military Counterintelligence Service’s (MAD) legal tasks or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Query/Contact form via SSL

We use a safe contact and query form via SSL encryption. Please pay special attention to the “s” in “http(s)” of the URL (i.e. the web address you have entered), as well as your web browser’s labelling as “safe” or the padlock symbol on the left side of the URL. These indicate that your web query is safe. Additional information: you can obtain detailed explanations on safety procedures and encryption in your web browser’s help or support section.

Usage data

Where required, we collect and use your personal data to provide our online services (usage data). This includes data for identification purposes as well as information about the start, end and extent of the use of our website. We have the right to create user profiles for advertisement, market analysis and the provision of tailored services provided we use pseudonyms. You have the right to object to this type of use of personal data. We are not allowed to connect these usage profiles to personal data belonging to the bearer of the pseudonym.
Apart from that, data will not be transferred to third parties without your explicit consent.

Data subjects and categories

Data subjects include clients, website users, and business partners as well as staff members. Within the scope described in “Purpose and data minimisation”, data categories include first and last name, and if necessary, your address, email, IP and payment details.

Legal basis

The legal basis for storing, processing and transferring your data is your consent (for example to receive a newsletter), a legitimate interest pursued by us or a third party which is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring protection of personal data, or in case of a contract conclusion, your contractual agreement with us.

Erasure of data

When the purpose expires and there are no legal requirements to keep your personal data, we will delete it. In principal, data is only stored for the duration of the above-mentioned purposes.

Recipients or categories of recipients personal data might be shared with

Your data will be given to postal services to mail your order. Due to several legal requirements, your data is also transferred to the tax or other authorities.

Data transfer to third countries

There is no and shall be no data transfer to third countries.

Rights of the data subject

Under the EU GDPR and at any time, you have the right to address the controller or our DPO (see above) and request information on how your data is process. You also have a right to rectification of your data. Or you can have the processing restricted, meaning a right to have processing limited to parts of your data. At any time, you may object to the processing of your personal data. When you do so, we will check whether there are any conflicting legal transmitting and processing obligations and inform you accordingly. You also have a right to data portability, meaning that we hand over your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format determined by us upon your request.
In addition, if you feel that we do not treat your personal data properly and as laid out in this Policy, you have a right to complaint to the supervisory authority responsible for your country.
When you’ve given your consent to the processing of your data you may, of course, revoke your consent at any time.
If you receive advertising from us, you also have a right to object at any time so that we stop sending you ads.


strings of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer or mobile device and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Cookies help improve websites’ user-friendliness and thus users (e.g. by storing login data), as well as with the collection of statistic data on website usage and analysis and improvement of our services. You can influence the use of cookies: most browsers have an option for limiting or completely disabling cookie storage. Please note that this might affect your use and in particular your comfort of use.

If cookies are used that track user behavior, they are usually personal processes data that falls under both the GDPR and the TTDSG. Therefore, § 25 also applies here Paragraph 1 TTDSG in relation to the GDPR.

List of cookies:

pll_language: Saves the language setting
Lifetime: 1 year

moove_gdpr_popup: saves the cookie settings
Lifetime: 1 year

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Use of Social Plugins

We use so-called Social Plugins (plugins) on our website for the participation in social networks with social media content.

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook („f“-oder „like“-Button)

Our website integrates plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You may recognise Facebook plugins from different variations of the Facebook logo on the right and lower site of our website. You can obtain an overview of Facebook plugins on this site:
When you use our website, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Thus, Facebook obtains the information that you have visited our website you’re your IP address. When you click on the Facebook „like“-button or „f“-logo or Facebook content while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link our website content to your Facebook page. In this case, Facebook can connect your visit of our website to your specific user account. You can obtain more information on this in our Privacy Policy for the use of our Facebook Fanpage below as well as in Facebook’s Privacy Policy under
If you do not wish for Facebook to be able to connect your visit on our website to your Facebook user account, please log off from your Facebook account.

Privacy Policy for the use of Pinterest

We use the plugin of the social network Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA („Pinterest“). You may recognise the plugin on our website from the “Pin it” button”.
When you click on the “pin it” button on our website while you are logged into your Pinterest account, you can link our website content to your Pinterest account. When you are logged into your Pinterest account, Pinterest will learn about your visit on our website with the “pin it” button through a corresponding cookie, even when you do not click the “pin it” button. In both cases, Pinterest can connect your visit to your user account and will read the cookie content the next time you use Pinterest and use this information to personalise your Pinterest feed. According to Pinterest, the processed data will be deleted after 30 days.
If you do not wish for Pinterest to receive this data, please log out of your Pinterest account and turn off “personalisation” in the Pinterest account settings or activate the “do not track” feature in your web browser. You can obtain more information on this in Pinterest’s privacy policy under und

Privacy Policy for the use of Youtube

We also use the plugin for the services of Youtube. Youtube is a part of Google Inc. (Google“, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). You may recognise the plugin on our website from the symbol of the black and red „YouTube“ or a video you can click on. When you click on the symbol, content or logo on one of our sites containing such a button, your browser will connect directly to the Youtube server. Thus, the Youtube server will receive the information, which specific site of our web presence you have visited. In case you are also logged into your Youtube account, this will allow Youtube to directly link you surfing behaviour to your personal Youtube profile. You can avoid this by logging out of your Youtube account before clicking on the button. You can find more information on this under

Privacy Policy for the use of our Facebook fan page

Below you find information on the data processed when you call up our Facebook fan page.

As administrator of our fan page, we receive anonymised visitor statistics (“insights”) created by Facebook on the basis of the following data: Page Insights are aggregated information to help us understand how users interact with our site. We do not receive any personal data. This means, that Facebook does not disclose individual personal data of our fan page visitors to us. As administrator of the fan page, we are joint controllers with Facebook for the processing of Insights Data (Art. 26 EU GDPR), with Facebook taking primary responsibility. The legal basis for using the Insights Data is our legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) (f) EU GDPR to offer information and means of communication to interested parties and customers via social networks. We use this information for economic and communicative purposes, including to remain competitive as a company.

When you visit our Facebook fan page, Facebook (Facebook Inc., headquarters: 1 Hacker Way, 94025 Menlo Park, CA, USA; for users within the EU: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland) places cookies on the device you use for your visit (i.e. your computer or your mobile device). These cookies store information in web browsers and will remain valid for a maximum of two years unless they are deleted beforehand. Facebook receives the information stored in the cookies, stores and processes it. This not only happens when you use Facebook services such as our fan page, but also when you use services offered by other members of the Facebook company group as well as services offered by other companies who use Facebook services. Facebook partners and third parties also use cookies on Facebook services to offer their services to Facebook or to companies placing ads on Facebook.

Please note that the cookie will be set upon your visit of our Facebook fan page regardless of whether you have a Facebook account or not.

If you do have a Facebook account, Facebook collects and processes data upon accessing the fan page, in case you have disclosed this information in your Facebook account. This includes your age, gender, relationship status, employment status as well as information about your life style, your interests and your purchases or shopping behaviour (demographic data). Facebook also collects and processes geographical data such as your location. Facebook uses both types of data to offer customised information and advertisement (personalisation). Facebook can link this data to your person.

If you do not have a Facebook account, the cookie placement at least collects your IP address, information about your device, the region or possibly the more exact location where you use your device, time and duration of your visit and estimates the above-mentioned demographic data via your surfing behaviour
You can prevent the collection of data through the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), its transfer to and use by Facebook by changing your cookie settings before visiting the Facebook fan page. Most browsers offer an option for restricting or completely blocking the cookie storage. Please note that the use and the user comfort might however be limited without cookies. You can also activate the “do not track” setting in your web browser, deactivate script code in your browser or use a so-called script blocker.

You can obtain more information in Facebook’s Privacy Guideline under, Facebook’s Cookie Guideline under, information on Page Insights under and read about advertisement settings in the Data Protection Information under