DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION According to the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) (from December 2022)

The Macchia Verde Bio olive oil factory operates its website under the Internet domain, all sub-domains belonging to these domains, as well as the associated online and offline software tools and applications, can generally be used without the need to provide personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

The use by third parties of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam mails.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting information on your use of the website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Image rights
All photographs and images on this website are used in accordance with data protection regulations. All persons depicted on the photographs on this website have given their consent to the use of the photographs, and their use is therefore permitted in accordance with § 22 of the German Art Copyright Act (KunstUrhG).

Use of cookies
Cookies are used on our websites. Cookies are small files that store data in the memory of your browser for technical session control purposes. This data does not contain any information that we can assign to a natural person. Session cookies are used when you use the website. Session cookies are used for secure authentication and are deleted when you log out of a password-protected area of the website. Cookies help us to analyse web traffic on our website. In addition, in individual cases, cookies can support web applications that can tailor the use of the website specifically to your needs and, in that context, retain information about existing preferences. Furthermore, we would like to point out that browsers usually have cookie management functions that allow you to prevent the installation of cookies with appropriate settings, which may, however, lead to a limitation in the use of the website. If you wish to reject cookies, please adjust your browser settings accordingly.

MacchiaVerdeBio takes all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against loss and misuse. For example, your data will be stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to third parties. Should you wish to contact Filippo Spadaro by e-mail, please note that, due to the nature of the Internet, the confidentiality of the information transmitted can never be guaranteed 100%, and that the content of e-mails may be viewed by unauthorized third parties. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information by post only.

Storage period
We process and store your data for the duration of our contractual relationship. In addition, we are subject to storage and documentation obligations with specified periods of up to 10 years (e.g. tax law requirements). Furthermore, special legal requirements may necessitate a longer retention period, e.g. proof of statutory limitation periods. If data is no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual or legal obligations, it will be regularly deleted, unless its limited further processing is necessary for the fulfilment of the aforementioned purposes.

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why

Contact forms


When you post a comment on our website, it may mean that you consent to your name, email address and website being stored in cookies. This is a handy feature so you don’t have to enter all this information again the next time you post a comment. These cookies are kept for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will place a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login details and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select “stay logged in” when you log in, your log in will be maintained for a fortnight. When you log out of your account, the log-in cookies are deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content of other websites

Messages on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded contents from other websites behave exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

Those websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services and record your interaction with that embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to this website.

Analytics services

Who we share your information with

How long we keep your information

When you post a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. This allows us to automatically detect and approve follow-up comments, rather than keeping them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and modify this information.

What rights do you have to your information

If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal information from us, including any information you have provided to us. You may also request that the personal information we hold about you be deleted. This does not include data that we need to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your information

Comments from visitors may be examined by an automated spam control service.