Responsible body for processing according to DSGVO

The person responsible for privacy policy within the meaning of the General Privacy Policy Regulation and other data protection laws in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Oscar Bóbolo – Härtel und Kusak GbR
Franklinstrasse 56,
40479 Düsseldorf

Tel: +49 (0) 211 261 747 36

Privacy Policy

We welcome you on our web pages and appreciate your interest. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we conduct our activities in accordance with applicable personal data protection and data security legislation. Therefore, we would like to inform you below which data of your visit is used for which purpose. Should there be any further questions concerning the handling of your personal data, you are welcome to contact our data protection supervisor:

Oscar Bóbolo – Härtel und Kusak GbR
Patrik Kusak
Franklinstrasse 56,
40479 Düsseldorf

1. Scope of anonymous data collection and data processing

Unless otherwise stated in the following sections, no personal data is collected, processed or used when using our websites. However, we find out through the use of analysis and tracking tools certain technical information based on the data transmitted by your browser (for example, browser type/version, operating system used, our visited websites including length of stay, previously visited website). We only evaluate this information for statistical purposes.

2. Use of cookies

The websites of Härtel & Kusak GbR uses cookies. Cookies are data stored by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. The cookies can be transmitted to a page when they are accessed and thus allow an assignment of the user. Cookies help to simplify the use of websites for users. For these purposes, our legitimate interest is in the processing of personal data pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In addition, we use cookies on our website that allow an analysis of users' browsing behavior.

(1) Entered search terms
(2) Frequency of page views
(3) Use of Website Features

It is always possible to turn off the setting of cookies by changing the option in the Internet browser. The Cookies set can be deleted. It should be noted that disabling cookies may not fully exploit all features of our website. The data of the users collected in this way are pseudonymized by technical precautions. Therefore, an assignment of the data to the calling user is no longer possible. The data will not be stored together with other personal data of the users.

When accessing our website, users are informed by an information banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and referred to this privacy policy. In this context, there is also an indication of how the storage of cookies in the browser settings can be prevented.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is provided after the user has consented to this art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

3. Creation of log files

Each time the website is accessed, the Härtel & Kusak GbR records data and information through an automated system. These are stored in the log files of the server. The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

The following data can be collected here:
(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The operating system of the user
(3) The Internet service provider of the user
(4) The IP address of the user
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the system of the user reaches our website (referrer)
(7) Web pages accessed by the user's system through our website

4. Newsletter

If the newsletter of our company has been subscribed, the data will be transmitted in the respective input mask to the controller. The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called closed-loop authentication. That means, after the registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses.

When registering for the newsletter, the IP address of the user and the date and time of registration are saved. This is to prevent misuse of the service or the e-mail address of the person concerned. A transfer of the data to Mailchimp, The Rocket Science Group. 

The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. Subscription to the newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. Similarly, the consent to the storage of personal data can be canceled at any time. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in each newsletter.

The legal basis for processing the data after the user has registered for the newsletter passes after the user has given his consent, art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is § 7 sect. 3 UC.

5. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller will only process and store personal data of the data subject for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage. In addition, such storage may take place if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the person responsible for processing is subject.

As soon as the storage purpose is removed or a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned regulations expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted.

6. Right to cancellation

6.1 You may require the controller to delete your personal information without delay, and the controller shall promptly delete that information if any of the following is true:

a. Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
b. You revoke your consent to the processing pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
c. Pursuant to art. 21 para. 1 GDPR you give objection to the processing and there are no prior justifiable reasons for the processing, or pursuant to art. 21 (2) GDPR you give objection to the processing.
d. Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
e. The deletion of personal data concerning you is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member States to which the controller is subject.
f. The personal data concerning you was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

6.2 If the person in charge has made the personal data concerning you public and pursuant to article 17 (1) of the GDPR is required to delete it, is taking due account of the technology available and the costs of implementation, including appropriate technical measures, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you have requested the deletion of any links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data.

6.3 The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary

a. to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
b. to fulfill a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the member States to which the controller is subject, or to perform a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;
c. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to art. 9 (2) lit. h and i and art. 9 (3) GDPR;
d. for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to article 89 (1) of the GDPR, in so far as the law referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
e. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

7. Right to information

If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the controller, he/she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have a right to the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

8. Disclosure of data to third parties

8.1. Google Analytics and Conversion Tracking

Since the vote of the Hamburg commissioner for data protection and freedom of information with Google on the basis of the decision of the Dusseldorf circle for the privacy-compliant design of analysis methods for measuring range in Internet offers a privacy-compliant and complaint-free use of Google Analytics, possible under certain conditions. We comply with these requirements. In particular, we point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).

Please also note the following information about the use of Google Analytics:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

In addition, we use Google conversion tracking in connection with Google Analytics. This allows us to capture the behavior of our website visitors. For example, we see how many PDF's were downloaded on our website or how often the contact form was filled out. It also tells us how many clicks on ads from external sources (AdWords, LinkedIn, Xing, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.) have taken us to our website.

The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by using the link below (https:// to download and install the available browser plugin.

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit or at

We also use Google Analytics to analyze data from AdWords and the Double-Click-Cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want to do this, you can disable it through the Ads Preferences Manager

8.2. Google Adwords and Conversion-Tracking

To draw attention to our current projects and developments, planned activities and services, we run Google AdWords ads and use Google's conversion tracking as part of that. These ads appear after searches on Google Network sites. We have the opportunity to combine our ads with specific keywords. We also use AdWords remarketing lists for search ads. This allows us to customize search ad campaigns for users who have visited our website before. Through the services we have the possibility to combine our advertisements with certain keywords or to show advertisements for previous visitors, e.g. services our visitors looked up on our website.

Interest-based offers require an analysis of online user behavior. Google uses cookies to carry out this analysis. When you click on an ad or visit our website, Google places a cookie on Google's computer. This information is used to target the visitor in a later search request.

For more information on the cookie technology used, please refer to Google's guidance on Website Statistics and Privacy Policy.

Using this technology, Google and we as a customer receive information that a user has clicked on an ad and has been redirected to our web pages to contact us via the contact form. Likewise, Google and we as a customer use Google forwarding numbers to obtain information that someone on the Internet clicked on a phone number from us and contacted us by phone. The information obtained here is used exclusively for a statistical evaluation for ad optimization. We do not receive any information that personally identifies visitors. The statistics provided to us by Google include the total number of users who have clicked on one of our ads and, if applicable, whether they have been redirected to a conversion-tagged page of our website. Based on these statistics, we can understand which search terms were used most often on our ad and which ads lead to contact via the contact form or over the phone by the user. In relation to telephone contact with prospects or customers, the statistics provided by Google include the start time, the end, the status (escaped or received), the duration (seconds), the area code of the caller, the telephone costs and the call types.

If you do not want this, you can prevent the storage of the cookies required for these technologies, for example via the settings of your browser. In this case your visit will not be included in the user statistics.

You also have the option of selecting the types of Google ads or disabling interest-based ads on Google using the ad settings. Alternatively, you can disable the use of third-party cookies by calling the network advertising initiative's opt-out help.

However, we and Google continue to receive statistical information on how many users visited this page. If you do not want to be included in these statistics, you can prevent this with the help of additional programs for your browser.

8.3. Use of Facebook plugins and other social plugins

On our pages plugins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook links on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "like-button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook Privacy Policy at If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

We offer on our website the possibility of using so-called "social plug-ins" of companies:

"recommended-link" by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;

By clicking on the links you will be redirected to the respective services of the provider. Only then will their data be sent to the respective services. Unless you click on the link, there will be no exchange between you and the social networks mentioned above. Information about the collection and use of your data in the social networks can be found in the respective terms of use of the respective providers.

8.4. Facebook Pixel, Custom Audiences and Facebook remarketing

9. Duration of storage of personal data

Personal data is stored for the duration of the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the deadline, the data will be routinely deleted, unless there is a need for a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

10. Safety

We have taken extensive technical and operational safeguards to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. In addition, privacy is granted on an ongoing basis through constant auditing and optimization of the privacy organization.

This Privacy Policy was created on 20.05.2018