Data protection

Privacy Policy

About this Privacy Policy

Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of SMS Tourism.

The processing of personal data of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to SMS Tourism. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise

SMS Tourism
Pascal De Laet
Blomberger Str. 25
D – 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg

would like to inform the user of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, SMS Tourism has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For any further enquiries concerning your data you will find our contact at the bottom of this document.

Personal data

Due to technical reasons certain data will be automatically collected and stored while visiting our website (date, duration of visit, website path, the browser types and versions). These data will only be used for the technical administration of the website and for the fulfilment of your requirements.

Furthermore we do need personal data from you in order to fulfil our performances. These data are necessary for the user administration, newsletter administration and contact administration.

This applies to in particular:

Signing-in for our Newsletter

By signing-in for our newsletter service the following personal data will be collected in accordance with the GDPR:

• name
• e-mail address

If you sign-in for our newsletter service your e-mail address can be used for informative purposes. You can always sign-out of the newsletter service by clicking on the link at the bottom of each newsletter.

Fam-Trips and Trade Events

In the event of participating in a fam-trip or a trade event personal data will be collected for the handling of such an event. Details about which data will be needed / used for which purpose will be forwarded with the confirmation of registration.

Contact Form

By using our contact form the following personal data will be collected in accordance with the GDPR:

• name
• e-mail address

Log Files

The website of SMS Tourism collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files.
We do analyse anonymously collected log files and the following general data and information are stored in the server log files of our internet provider:

• Access to the internet site: date, time, frequency and information statistically
• How you accessed the site (previous site, hyperlink etc.)
• Amount of sent data
• The browser types and versions used
• Your Internet protocol address (IP address)

The collected data will only be used to improve our service. The operator may only save the log files for a longer period, release them or access them at a later stage if this is within the statutory framework (e.g. on suspicion of illegal activities).


The Internet pages of SMS Tourism use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser. Cookies allow us to recognize our website users. Cookies do not inflict any harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.


For safety reasons and for the protection of confidential data that is transmitted (such as enquiries) via our website, our website uses an SSL-encoding. When using an encoded internet connection the browser bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and there will also be a locket symbol in the browser bar. When SSL-encoding is activated transmitted data cannot be viewed by third parties.

Registration for Fam-Trips & Trade Events

After participating in a fam-trip or a Trade Event we reserve the right to provide you with information about similar fam-trips or events. This information will be sent to your e-mail address you provided us with when signing-in for a fam-trip or trade event. You can always sign-out by clicking on the link at the bottom of each mail.

Subscription to our newsletters

We sent relevant newsletters to the stored e-mail addresses of our users. Therefore we have to store this data in a mailing list. If you do not wish to receive any further newsletter, you are able to sign-out from this service via Link Newsletterabmeldung:. Once we have received your mail your data will be immediately deleted from the mailing list.

Contact possibility via the website

If you contact us via our contact form, your personal data transmitted are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

Third Parties

We never provide third parties with your personal data unless this is necessary for the service execution of our partners or you explicitly have agreed to this. We also control our system on a regular basis to ensure that your data can not be viewed or accessed by third parties.
In some cases providing third parties with your personal date can be inevitable for the fulfilment of certain contracts such as:

• List of participants for a fam-trip or trade event
• Hotel accommodation for a fam-trip or trade event
• Any means of transportation in the line with a fam-trip or trade event (coach, plane or train)
• Organizer of a fam-trip or trade event

These partners use your personal data for the following reasons:

• Personal identification
• Official directives
• General terms and conditions

We assure you that the transmitted data do apply to the legal guidelines and that your personal data will only be transmitted to third parties if it is fully justified.

Your rights:

Regarding your processed data you do have certain rights. According to the law we are obliged to inform you about these. Claiming and execution of these rights is free of charge.

Right to withdraw data protection consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent of processing your personal date at any time. This right does apply for the future; until the legal effect of the withdrawal the processed data remain unaffected.
In order to withdraw your consent please follow the following link:


Right to data portability

You have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller.

Right of access

You have the right to obtain from us free information if and how we get personal data from you. This right is fully covered by this Privacy Policy. In addition you are entitled to receive this information electronically.

Right of rectification, erasure and blocking of personal data

You have the right to have your personal data rectified, erased or blocked at any time. The latter will be the matter if erasure is not possible in accordance to the legal situation.

Right to complain

In the event of a reason for complaint you are entitled to send your complaint to a controlling institution or any other organisation dealing with this matter. For claiming this and the last two rights please contact our data security officer whose contact details you will find at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Responsible for the data collection

If you have questions, enquiries, requests, complaints or criticism regarding our Privacy Policy please contact:

SMS Tourism
Pascal De Laet
Blomberger Str. 25
D – 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg

Data Security Officer

The implementation of data security is looked after by a data security controller. Should you have a request concerning your personal data please feel free to contact the controller via

Amendment of the Privacy Policy

SMS Tourism reserve the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time should the data protection regulations be changed / adjusted. As at May 2018