The TAUS website [ www.taus.net ] (“Website”) is operated and managed by or on behalf of TAUS (“TAUS”). Our address is: Oosteinde 9 (1483 AB), De Rijp, the Netherlands (telephone number: +31 20 773 4172.  Our email address is  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This privacy policy is only applicable to the Website and is not applicable to information that is collected on websites of third parties of which links are included on the Website. In this privacy policy among other things it is set out which data is collected by TAUS, how TAUS uses this data and how the data is secured.

TAUS respects the privacy of the visitors to its Website. Due care will be exercised when processing and securing users’ data. In this respect TAUS complies with the requirements stipulated in the Dutch Data Protection Act and any applicable local data protection rules and legislation. Nevertheless, you must realize that it is impossible to ensure that data will be secure on the Internet.

Contents

  1. Why and how does TAUS collect data?
  2. Use of Cookies
  3. To whom may TAUS provide data?
  4. Is TAUS responsible for other websites?
  5. How is the data secured?
  6. How long is the data retained?
  7. Which rights do you have?
  8. Changes to the privacy policy
  9. Where can you go with respect to questions regarding the protection of data?

1. Why and how does TAUS collect data?

TAUS collects  data which is provided on a voluntary basis when an online form is completed and sent, or when an e-mail message is transmitted or when you use the DQF Tools on the TAUS website or through a DQF plug-in. The data may among other things include: your name, telephone number, email address and address and translated and edited segments. By providing your data you consent to TAUS saving them in a database which has the appropriate security measures. TAUS may use this data for the purposes of computerized customer administration, research and providing metrics.

2. Use of cookies

During your visit to this Website TAUS may collect data of an impersonal nature, mainly through the use of cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your computer browser from a website's computer and is stored on your computer, if your browser’s preferences allow it. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access its own cookies, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

TAUS uses cookies to help the server identify you when you log in to secure areas of the site. The cookies store your login information, so you can enter and leave the website without having to re-enter the same information over and over.

We also use cookies to track our online traffic flow , to share links on social networks , and to personalise information in online forms.

You have the opportunity to set your web browser to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Please note that not accepting cookies may affect your ability to access certain parts of our website.

You can view how TAUS uses cookies here.

3. To whom may TAUS provide data?

All data that TAUS collects is transferred, processed and stored on servers at the TAUS hosted service provider company headquartered in the United States of America. In general the data protection laws of the United States of America do not afford the same (adequate) level of protection to your data. TAUS will therefore ensure that all adequate safeguards are in place and that all applicable laws and regulations are complied with in connection with such transfer.

4. Is TAUS responsible for other websites?

The Website may contain references (such as hyperlinks, banners or buttons) to other websites. This does not mean that TAUS is related to these other websites or the owners thereof. TAUS is therefore not responsible for the compliance with the privacy legislation by these third parties.

5. How is the data secured?

TAUS ensures that adequate technical and organizational measures are taken to secure your data against loss or any unlawful processing.

The Website is hosted by Amazon in Ireland. Amazon is contractually obliged to process your data properly by, amongst other things, implementing sufficient security measures and processing the data only in accordance with our instructions.

The TAUS platform member area is password protected.  Members use HTTPS or a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection when connecting to TAUS to ensure that all data transmission is encrypted. All data is stored behind a dedicated firewall. The firewall is comprised with Amazon Firewall Software which ensures high levels of security without compromising site performance.

Online registration is also performed with an HTTPS encrypted connection. Online payment is through PayPal secure payment services.

6. How long is the data retained?

TAUS will keep your data for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, to provide you with services and to conduct our legitimate business interest or where otherwise required by law.

7. Which rights do you have?

Under the terms of the applicable data protection rules and legislation you are entitled to inspect and, if necessary, correct any data concerning you. Furthermore, you are entitled to object to the use of your data for direct marketing purposes at any time. To this end you may address a request for such inspection, correction and/or objection to TAUS at the following address: Oosteinde 9 (1483 AB), De Rijp, the Netherlands (Telephone number: +31 20 773 41 72. Or by e-mail at the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

8. Changes to the privacy policy

TAUS reserves the right, at our own discretion, to modify, add or remove sections of this privacy policy at any time. Please check the privacy policy periodically for changes or modifications. 

9. Where can you go with respect to questions regarding the protection of data?

If you have questions or requests with respect to TAUS's privacy policy, please contact:

J.D. van der Meer
TAUS B.V.
Oosteinde 9
1483 AB De Rijp
The Netherlands
Telephone number: +31 20 773 4172