Data protection

Privacy Policy

The Schulhaus Hotel takes the protection of personal data very seriously and strictly adheres to the rules of data protection laws.


This privacy information applies to data processing by: Schulhaus Hotel GmbH, Address: Westfalendamm 15 - 58332 Schwelm Owner Kurt Hermandung, Managing Director Marc Konopatzki Tel: +49 2336/819 88 33 Data Protection Officer: Kurt Hermandung


a) When visiting the website When you visit our website, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

• anonymized IP address of the requesting computer, 

• date and time of access, 

• name and URL of the retrieved file, 

• website from which access is made (referrer URL), 

• browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer, as well as the name of your access provider.

We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes: 

• Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website, 

• Ensuring convenient use of our website, 

• Evaluation of system security and stability, as well as 

• for further administrative purposes. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from the purposes listed above for data collection. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find further explanations under Sections 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

b) When registering for our newsletter If you have expressly consented pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR, we use your email address to regularly send you our newsletter. Providing an email address is sufficient to receive the newsletter.

Unsubscribing is possible at any time, for example, via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can also send your request to unsubscribe at any time via email.

c) When using our contact form For any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. Providing a valid email address is required so that we know who the request is from and to respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR based on your voluntarily given consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after the request you made has been dealt with.


We do not disclose your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

• you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR, 

• the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data, 

• in the event that disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c GDPR is a legal obligation, as well as • this is legally permissible and required pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. B GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that results in each case in connection with the specifically used end device. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site. Furthermore, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a specific period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you (see Section 5). When you visit our site again, these cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies is necessary for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or to always receive a notification before a new cookie is created. However, disabling cookies completely may prevent you from using all functions of our website.

5. Analysis-Tools

a) Tracking Tools The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure needs-based design and continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the respective tracking tools.

b) Google Analytics For the purpose of needs-based design and continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies (see section 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as:

• Browser type/version, • Operating system used, • Referrer URL (the previously visited page), • Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address), 

• Time of the server request,

will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and the needs-based design of these websites. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. IP addresses are anonymized, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (

Alternatively to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google Analytics help (

c) Google AdWords Conversion Tracking To statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our website for you, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. Google AdWords will set a cookie (see section 4) on your computer if you have accessed our website via a Google ad.

These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the AdWords customer's website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that personally identifies users.

If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can also refuse the setting of a cookie required for this – for example, by setting your browser to generally deactivate the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "". Google's privacy policy for conversion tracking can be found here (


You have the right: 

• to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details; 

• to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR; 

• to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims; 

• to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, if the processing is unlawful, but you oppose its erasure and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims, or if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR; 

• to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format or to request its transmission to another controller in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR; 

• to revoke your consent to us at any time in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future; and 

• to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or work or at our registered office for this purpose.


If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation.


If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, simply send an email to or send a letter to our address: Westfalendamm 15 - 58332 Schwelm.


This privacy policy is currently valid and dated October 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and services offered there, or due to changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to amend this privacy policy. The current privacy policy can be accessed and printed out on the website at any time.

If you have any questions, comments, or inquiries regarding the collection, processing, and use of your personal data by us, please feel free to contact us at the address provided: Schulhaus Hotel GmbH, Westfalendamm 15, 58332 Schwelm.