Privacy policy

3 August 2021

Our Terms & Conditions can be found here.

This website is operated by Maris B.V.. We take the privacy of our users seriously and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices with regard to (TAO), and related TAO applications and Internet-accessible products and services operated by Maris B.V.. Other websites to which this website links are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Not everything listed on this page may apply to you as we distinguish the following users: website visitors; subscribers only; and authors.

Maris B.V. has put in place, and regularly reviews and updates, appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information.


Our Services are not directed to or intended for children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from such users. If we become aware that any user under 16 has provided personal information to us or we knowingly collect any such information from a user under 16, we will promptly delete such information.

Anonymous data (all website visitors)

When you visit this website we automatically collect some information which is stored in the web server logs. These logs contain a history of page requests. Information about the request, including client IP address, request date/time, page requested, HTTP code, bytes served, user agent, and referrer are added. A statistical analysis of the server log is used to examine traffic patterns by time of day, day of week, referrer, or user agent. Software used to analyse the server logs: AWStats ( and Matomo Analytics (

HTTPS (all website visitors)

This website makes use of HTTPS for the authentication of the accessed website and protection of the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data. More information can be found here

Cookies - Session cookies (subscribers only, after they sign in)

We use cookies only for the convenience of our users. Temporary cookies (session cookies) enable us to serve secure pages to our users without asking them to login repeatedly during a session. If a user's system is idle for a longer time period, however, the cookie will expire, forcing the user to login again to continue their session. This prevents unauthorised access to the users information while they are away from their computer. Web browsers normally delete these cookies when the user closes the browser and cannot be used by third parties to identify you. We do not store persistent cookies on your device(s).


When you send us an email, either directly, or via one of the forms on the website, your name and email address and the message are automatically stored in our email programs and a customer relationship management (CRM) software application. The CRM is used to keep track of client and prospect details. Your Personal Data may be stored in our customer relationship management software (Zoho) and is stored on servers in Europe. More information about Zoho's GDPR compliance can be found here: (Maris B.V. uses Zoho CRM, Zoho Campaigns and Zoho Books). This data is also stored on our local network and only accessible to staff of Maris B.V..

Email updates (all website visitors)

Visitors of this website can register their name, organisation and email address to receive updates of recently published material such as new articles, available legal & regulatory documents, and case reports. Once registered they need to confirm their interest by clicking on a confirmation link they will receive via email. They can "opt-out" at any time by using the link provided in the update emails or by visiting our website directly.

Email updates (subscribers with personal accounts)

Each user with a personal login account who is able to sign in with their User ID and Password receives emails to inform them of new material being added to the website. They can "opt-out" at any time by using the link provided in the update emails.

Email updates (subscribers only using IP range based authentication)

Visitors who are automatically signed in to access material when they visit this website because their organisation has requested IP range based authentication, can register their name and email address to receive email alerts to be informed of new material added to the website. They can "opt-out" at any time by using the link provided in the update emails or by visiting our website directly.

Usage (subscribers only)

When you have signed in we collect the following additional information for analytical purposes:

Disclosure of third parties

Information collected may be shared in the following situations:


We may contact potential new subscribers by sending information about our TAOpublication, subscription offers and invitations to register for a free trial membership,.

Should an organisation decide not to renew their subscription, the email addresses of former users and members may be used for marketing purposes to inform them of published issues and provide information about the option to renew their subscription.

An "opt-out" link will always be included in such messages.

Email Marketing (tracking)

Emails may include email "tracking links" to determine your interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. If you receive a message through this email marketing system and wish to "opt-out", click the link provided in the footer of the email ("If you prefer not to receive future e-mails of this type, click here").

Personal Data (transactions, subscribers)

Should you decide to purchase a subscription to our services we need to collect financial information in order to conduct the transaction and check the qualifications for your registration. This may include membership details of professional associations to check if you are eligible for a requested discount. The name, email address and possible membership number may be shared with such organisations to confirm your membership. Financial information is only shared with third parties in so far as it is needed in order to complete a financial transaction.

After the contract has ended, account information of the registered TAO users will be deactivated and archived for five years for future reference for the following reason: former users are not allowed trial access to the TAO publication for up to five years after the end of contract. After the five year period, the user data will be removed from our administration.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may implement new functionality, improvements and changes to this website which may have implications on our Privacy Policy. If, and when these changes occur, they will be published on this website. You can view this page at any time and check for a "last update" date at the bottom of the page.


If you have any questions about our privacy policy or requests about your personal information we may have on record, you can contact us at:

Maris B.V.
Gildeweg 7a
2632 BD Nootdorp
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-15-2029210

Office hours: 09:00 - 17:00 CET