Privacy and data protection laws
La Comba takes the protection of your personal data seriously and adheres strictly to all applicable data protection laws. However, every transfer of data via the internet entails a potential security risk that makes complete protection from third-party access impossible. The legal basis for data protection in Germany is mainly set out in the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG /Federal Data Protection Act) and Telemediengesetz (TMG /German Teleservices Act). The provisions described below provide you with information in regard to the type, scope and purpose of capturing, usage and processing of personal data by the provider:
In accordance with applicable law, use of this website follows as a matter of principle without disclosure of the identity of the visitor to the website. Personal data, such as name and email address, are only registered if visitors to the website provide such data actively and of their own accord, as for example is the case when filling out a contact form. However, data transfer is not encrypted, making it impossible to absolutely exclude the possibility of third parties gaining unauthorised knowledge of such data. Personal data provided by visitors to the website will only be stored, processed or used for the purposes of processing the request. Such data are not sold, leased or passed on to any third party. Data referring to the user are captured only to the extent required for technical purposes and are rendered anonymous.
La Comba will temporarily automatically store on its server information from log files transmitted by the user’s browser. These include the type and version of the browser, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited site), hostname of the computer accessing the site (IP Address), and date and time of server request. This data cannot be allocated to any specific person by the owner of the website. The data is not combined with data from other sources. It is also deleted following statistical evaluation Following the same principle, La Comba makes statistical information available to the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort). To this end, La Comba integrates so-called counters in the texts so that authors on the website have access to their royalties from second utilization rights. Each counter consists of a tiny invisible diagram that is stored on the VG Wort server. It gives VG Wort the option of retrieving the above-mentioned statistical information from all internet pages where such tracking pixels have been included. Other than that, the inactive diagram does not interact with visitors‹ personal data and does not provide any customized information.
Protection against misuse is not only necessary for website visitors‹ data but also for providers‹ information. Third parties shall not be permitted to send messages, for example by using the contact information provided in the statutory website owner information, that have not explicitly been requested (unauthorised promotions or other unauthorised messages, for example via bulk mailings). In the case of violation of such prohibition, La Comba shall take legal steps against the authors and distributors of such spam emails. This provision does not apply to ordinary business communications. La Comba welcomes potential customers of fruit and vegetables to email us a contact request.
For reasons of enhanced data protection, La Comba does not use any services offered by Google Inc. to evaluate statistical information. More specifically, Google Analytics Google, AdSense and Google AdWords are not used on this website. This notwithstanding, Google can record your surfing habits and, as a result, your contact with La Comba, if you have your own Google profile and are logged in. La Comba shall in no way be responsible howsoever for any virtual activities occurring outside this platform. Moreover, there is reason to assume that tracking by Google cannot be altogether avoided. The Google internet group – with headquarters in 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Parkway Mountain, CA 94043, USA – uses tracking options, at least to some extent, in combination with Google Fonts, Google Maps and YouTube. Google is often criticized for using these tools to collect, store and evaluate statistical information. Nevertheless, these selected services have been integrated into this website because La Comba believes that the advantages outweigh any theoretical damage.