Legal Notice

Duty to inform according to § 5 TMG.

TARAS® worldwide
Wiederitzscher Str. 15, 
04519 Podelwitz, 
Germany (German)

UID number: DE141668955

Phone: +49 (0) 342 94 - 84 0 0

Fax: +49 (0) 342 94 - 84 0 11

E-Mail: info (@) taras-worldwide.de

Image rights: pixabay.com / Fotolia.de

EU dispute resolution
In accordance with the Ordinance on Online Dispute Resolution in Consumer Matters (ODR Ordinance), we would like to inform you about the Online Dispute Resolution Platform (OS Platform).
Consumers have the possibility to submit complaints to the Online Dispute Settlement Platform of the European Commission at http://ec.europa.eu/odr?tid=321110412. You will find the necessary contact details above in our imprint.
However, we would like to point out that we are not prepared or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration body.
Liability for the contents of this website
We are constantly developing the content of this website and endeavour to provide correct and up-to-date information. According to Telemediengesetz (TMG) §7 (1) we are responsible as a service provider for our own information, which we provide for use, according to the general laws. Unfortunately, we cannot assume any liability for the correctness of all contents on this website, especially for those provided by third parties. As a service provider within the meaning of §§ 8 to 10, we are not obliged to monitor the information transmitted or stored by you or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity.
Our obligations to remove information or to block the use of information under the general laws due to court or official orders remain unaffected even in the event of our non-responsibility under §§ 8 to 10.
Should you notice any problematic or illegal content, please contact us immediately so that we can remove the illegal content. You will find the contact details in the imprint.
Liability for links on this website
Our website contains links to other websites for the content of which we are not responsible. Liability for linked websites does not exist for us, because we had no knowledge of illegal activities and do not have, we have not noticed such illegalities and we would remove links immediately if we become aware of illegalities.
If you notice any illegal links on our website, please contact us. You will find the contact details in the imprint.
Copyright notice
All contents of this website (pictures, photos, texts, videos) are subject to the copyright of the Federal Republic of Germany. Please ask us before you distribute, reproduce or exploit the content of this website, for example by republishing it on other websites. If necessary, we will pursue the unauthorized use of parts of the contents of our site legally.
Should you find any content on this website that violates copyright law, please contact us.
Picture proof
The pictures, photos and graphics on this website are protected by copyright.
The following photographers and companies own the rights to the images:
- Photographer Mustermann
privacy statement
data protection
We have prepared this privacy statement (version 24.06.2019-321110412) in order to explain to you, in accordance with the requirements of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, what information we collect, how we use data and what decision-making options you have as a visitor to this website.
Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these statements sound very technical, but we have made every effort to make them as simple and clear as possible.
Automatic data storage
When you visit websites today, certain information is automatically generated and stored, including on this website.
When you visit our website as you are doing now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such as
- the address (URL) of the called web page
- Browser and browser version
- the operating system
- the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
- the host name and IP address of the device from which it is accessed
- Date and time
in files (web server log files).
Web server log files are usually stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.

According to Article 6 (1) f DSGVO (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by recording web server log files.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
Below we explain what cookies are and why they are used to help you better understand the following privacy statement.
What exactly are cookies?
Whenever you surf the Internet, use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. Most Web pages store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.
One thing cannot be dismissed: Cookies are really useful helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, since there are also other cookies for other applications. HTTP cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by our website. These cookie files are automatically stored in the cookie folder, the "brain" of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more additional attributes must be specified.
Cookies store certain user data from you, such as language or personal page settings. When you return to our site, your browser sends the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you your usual standard settings. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.
There are both first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our site, third-party cookies are created by partner sites (such as Google Analytics). Each cookie is unique because each cookie stores different information. The expiration time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other "pests". Cookies also cannot access information on your PC.
For example, cookie data may look like this:
- Name: _ga
- Expiry time: 2 years
- Use: Differentiation of website visitors
- Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152321110412
A browser should support the following minimum sizes:
- A cookie should contain at least 4096 bytes.
- At least 50 cookies should be stored per domain.
- A total of at least 3000 cookies should be stored.
What types of cookies are there?
The question which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the Privacy Policy. At this point we would like to briefly explain the different types of HTTP cookies.
There are 4 types of cookies:
Essential Cookies These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functionality of the website. For example, these cookies are needed when a user places a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and later on goes to checkout. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.
Functional cookies These cookies collect information about user behaviour and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are used to measure the loading time and the behaviour of the website with different browsers.
Target-oriented cookies These cookies ensure better user friendliness. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are stored.
Advertising cookies These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to deliver individually adapted advertising to the user. This can be very practical, but also very annoying.
Usually, when you first visit a website, you are asked which of these types of cookies you want to allow. And of course this decision is also stored in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?
How and whether you want to use cookies is up to you. Regardless of which service or website the cookies originate from, you always have the option of deleting cookies, only partially allowing or deactivating them. For example, you can block third-party cookies, but allow all other cookies.
If you want to determine which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:
Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome
Safari: Managing cookies and website data with Safari
Firefox: Deleting cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer
Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies
Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies
If you do not want cookies, you can set your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether to allow the cookie or not. The procedure varies depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term "Delete cookies Chrome" or "Deactivate cookies Chrome" in the case of a Chrome browser or exchange the word "Chrome" for the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.
What about my privacy policy?
Since 2009 there are the so-called "cookie guidelines". These guidelines state that the storage of cookies requires the consent of the website visitor (i.e. you). Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines. In Germany, the cookie guidelines have not been implemented as national law. Instead, this directive was largely implemented in § 15 para.3 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
If you want to know more about cookies and do not shy away from technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called "HTTP State Management Mechanism".
Storage of personal data
Personal data that you provide to us electronically on this website, such as your name, e-mail address, address or other personal information when submitting a form or comment in the blog, will be used by us together with the time and IP address only for the purpose stated, kept secure and will not be disclosed to third parties.
We therefore use your personal data only for communication with visitors who expressly wish to contact us and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We do not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.
If you send us personal data by e-mail - i.e. outside of this website - we cannot guarantee the secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by e-mail.
According to Article 6 paragraph 1 a DSGVO (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that you give us your consent to process the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time - an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.
Rights according to the data protection basic regulation
According to the provisions of the DSGVO, they are generally entitled to the following rights:
- Right to rectification (Article 16 DSGVO)
- Right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 DSGVO)
- Right to limitation of processing (Article 18 DSGVO)
- Right of notification - notification obligation in relation to rectification or erasure of personal data or limitation of processing (Article 19 DSGVO)
- Right to data transferability (Article 20 DSGVO)
- Right of objection (Article 21 DSGVO)
- Right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 DS Block Exemption Regulation)
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

Newsletter Privacy Policy
When you subscribe to our newsletter you provide the above personal information and give us the right to contact you via email. We use the data stored within the scope of the registration to the newsletter exclusively for our newsletter and do not pass these on.
If you unsubscribe from our newsletter - you will find the link to unsubscribe at the bottom of each newsletter - then we will delete all data that was stored when you subscribed to our newsletter.
Google Fonts Privacy Policy
We use Google Fonts of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
You do not need to login or provide a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google Account, don't worry that your Google Account information will be transmitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google collects and stores information about your use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and fonts. We'll take a closer look at how the data is stored.
What are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory of more than 800 fonts that the Google LLC provides for free use.
Many of these fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License, while others are released under the Apache License. Both are free software licenses. So we can use them freely without paying royalties.
Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?
With Google Fonts, we can use fonts on our own website, and don't have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important building block to keep the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web and this saves data volume and is a great advantage especially for use on mobile devices. When you visit our site, the small file size ensures fast loading time. Google Fonts are also known as secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can partially distort texts or entire web pages optically. Thanks to the fast Content Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all popular browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod).
So we use Google Fonts to make our entire online service as beautiful and consistent as possible. According to Art. 6 para. 1 f lit. F DSGVO, this already represents a "legitimate interest" in the processing of personal data. In this case, the term "legitimate interest" refers to legal as well as economic or ideational interests that are recognised by the legal system.
Which data is stored by Google?
When you visit our website, the fonts are downloaded via a Google server. This external call transmits data to the Google server. In this way, Google also recognises that you or your IP address is visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the collection, storage and use of end-user information to what is necessary for the efficient delivery of fonts. API also stands for "Application Programming Interface" and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software sector.
Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests at Google and is therefore protected. Google can determine the popularity of the fonts through the collected usage figures. Google publishes the results on internal analysis pages such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which web pages use Google fonts. This data is published in Google Fonts' BigQuery database. BigQuery is a Google web service for companies that want to move and analyze large amounts of data.

However, it should also be remembered that each Google Font request automatically transmits information such as IP address, language settings, browser screen resolution, browser version and browser name to the Google servers. It is not clear whether this data is also stored or not, and Google does not communicate this information unambiguously.
How long and where is the data stored?
Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on your servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This allows us to use the fonts using a Google stylesheet. A stylesheet is a style sheet that can be used to quickly and easily change the design or font of a website, for example.
The font files are stored on Google for one year. Google's goal is to improve the loading time of websites. If millions of websites refer to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and appear immediately on all other websites visited later. Sometimes, Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is viewed. To delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=en&tid=321110412. In this case, you will only prevent data storage if you do not visit our site.
Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. So we can have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and get the most out of our website. You can find out more about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=321110412. Although Google deals with data protection issues there, it does not contain really detailed information about data storage. It's relatively difficult (almost impossible) to get really accurate information about stored data from Google.
You can also read about which data is basically collected by Google and for what purpose this data is used at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .
Google Maps Privacy Policy
We use Google Maps of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
By using the functions of this map, data is transferred to Google. You can find out which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .
Embedded Social Media Elements Privacy Statement
We include elements of social media services on our website to display images, videos and text.
By visiting pages that display these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We do not have access to this data.
The following links will take you to the pages of the respective social media services where we explain how they handle your data:
- Instagram Privacy Policy: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
- YouTube is subject to Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
- Facebook data policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
- Twitter Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy
Facebook Privacy Policy
On this website we use functions of Facebook, a social media network of the company Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
You can read about the functions (social plug-ins) provided by Facebook at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
By visiting our website, information can be transferred to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, Facebook may associate this information with your personal account. If you do not want this, please unsubscribe from Facebook.
The privacy policy about what information Facebook collects and how they use it can be found at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
YouTube Privacy Policy
On this page we use the video service YouTube from YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
By accessing pages on our website that have integrated YouTube videos, data is transferred to YouTube, stored and evaluated.

If you have a YouTube account and are logged in, this information will be associated with your personal account and the information stored in it.
To find out what information Google collects and how it is used, please visit https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Twitter Privacy Policy
On this website we use functions of Twitter, a social network of Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.
This also allows personal data to be transmitted to Twitter. We do not monitor or store this data exchange.
If you would like to know more about the use of your data by Twitter, please refer to the Twitter Privacy Policy at https://twitter.com/de/privacy. for all information.
If you have an account with Twitter, you can change your privacy settings in your account settings at https://twitter.com/settings/account
Google+ Privacy Policy
On our website we use functions of Google+, the social network of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
If you want to take full advantage of the features offered, you will need a Google Account.
Even when you use the functions (Google +1 Buttons, Google+ Badge, Follow button, Google+ Share button and Link, Sign-In Button, Hangout Button) without a Google Account, information is already transmitted to Google.
If you are logged in with your Google account while using the above-mentioned functions, your data will be published worldwide on https://plus.google.com/settings/ and collected and evaluated by Google, depending on your settings.
You can read about which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .
Instagram Privacy Policy
On our website we use functions of the social media network Instagram of the company Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA.
With the functions for embedding Instagram content (Embed function) we can display pictures and videos.
By accessing pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date, time, cookies) is transmitted to Instagram, stored and evaluated.
If you have an Instagram account and are logged in, this information will be associated with your personal account and the information stored in it.
The privacy policy about what information Instagram collects and how you use it can be found at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.
LinkedIn Privacy Policy
On our website we use functions of the social media network LinkedIn of the company LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
By accessing pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) is transmitted to LinkedIn, stored and evaluated.
If you have a LinkedIn account and are logged in, this information will be associated with your personal account and the information stored in it.
The privacy policy of what information LinkedIn collects and how they use it can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
XING Privacy Policy
On our website we use functions of the social media network XING of the company XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
By accessing pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) is transmitted to XING, stored and evaluated.
If you have an XING account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.
You can find the privacy policy regarding what information XING collects and how it uses it at https://www.xing.com/privacy.
Facebook Pixel Privacy Policy
On this website we use the Facebook pixel of Facebook, a social media network of the company Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
The code implemented on this page can evaluate the behaviour of visitors who have come to this website from a Facebook advertisement. This can be used to improve Facebook advertisements and this information is collected and stored by Facebook. The information collected is not visible to us and can only be used in connection with advertisements. Cookies are also set through the use of the Facebook pixel code.
By using the Facebook pixel, the visit to this website is communicated to Facebook so that visitors can see suitable ads on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, the visit to this website is assigned to your Facebook user account.

To find out how Facebook pixel is used for advertising campaigns, visit https://www.facebook.com/business/learn/facebook-ads-pixel.
You can change your ad settings in Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen if you are logged in to Facebook. At http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/, you can manage your preferences for usage-based online advertising. You can deactivate or activate many providers at once or configure the settings for individual providers.
For more information about Facebook's data policy, please visit https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
Google AdSense Privacy Statement
On this website we use Google AdSense, the advertising program of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Data on the displayed advertising media and your IP address may be transmitted to servers in the USA and evaluated there.
In AdSense, cookies are used to enable better advertising, the cookies do not contain any personalized data. Google AdSense sends a cookie to the browser after every impression, every click and every other activity that leads to a call to the Google Adsense server. If the browser accepts the cookie, it will be stored there.
Third party AdSense providers may be able to place and read cookies in your browser or use web beacons to store information they receive from ad serving on the site. Web beacons are small graphics that enable log file recording and log file analysis used for statistical purposes in online marketing.
Disable Cookies
You can delete or deactivate cookies that are already on your computer at any time. The procedure for this varies depending on your browser, it is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term "delete cookies chrome" or "deactivate cookies chrome" in the case of a chrome browser or exchange the word "chrome" for the name of your browser, e.g. edge, firefox, safari.
If you do not generally allow us to use cookies, i.e. deactivate them via browser settings, some functions and pages may not function as expected.
Disable personalized advertising
If you have a Google Account, you can disable personalized advertising on the https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated page. Even if you opt out of personalizing ads, you may still see ads based on factors such as your approximate location derived from your IP address, browser type, and recent search terms.
To find out what information Google collects and how we use it, please visit https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Source: Created with AdSimple's data protection generator in cooperation with 123familie.de.