Taurus Concepts, LLC adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from the European Union.
Business Information Collected and How It Is Used
Taurus Concepts, LLC collects Business Information necessary to enable us to respond to your requests for Taurus Concepts, LLC products and services and to send you information regarding Taurus Concepts, LLC products and services from time to time. Since most of the users of Taurus Concepts, LLC products and Websites are doing so in their capacity as employees or companies, most Business Information we collect will be in that capacity (rather than information about you individually, such as your personal tastes, etc.). For these purposes, we have defined "Business Information" as any information that identifies or may identify a specific individual or a company or that allows others to contact a specific individual or a company.
Business Information is collected on the Websites when you complete an online form, application, survey, request for information, or when you provide contact information for purposes of establishing a user identification and password where required to access customer portions of the Websites. You will be informed at the time you provide Business Information whether the information is required or optional.
Requests for Information
Customers, members of the media and other visitors to the Websites are invited to fill out information forms in order to request more information about Taurus Concepts, LLC and its business solutions. These information forms generally require that you provide Business Information such as name, title, company name, address and contact information, as well as indications of specific interest (if applicable). Taurus Concepts, LLC uses this information to respond to your requests, to assess customer response to its business offerings, and to contact you with respect to the product and service offerings that you indicate are of interest to you.
Prospective Partners and Employees
Taurus Concepts, LLC invites Website visitors who may be interested in becoming Taurus Concepts, LLC partners or employees to submit information for consideration by Taurus Concepts, LLC. Prospective partners will be required to supply Business Information including your name, company, and contact information on the Partner Information Form. Prospective employees are required to submit their resumes. Business Information submitted to Taurus Concepts, LLC in this manner will be used in order to consider your application and to respond to your request.
Other Internal Uses
In addition to the uses outlined above, Taurus Concepts, LLC may internally use your Business Information in order to establish and verify your identity if you submit information to Taurus Concepts, LLC, provide services and support to visitors to the Website, provide you with updates, promotions and other information about Taurus Concepts, LLC, tailor the Website to your preferences, and maintain the security and integrity of its systems. To the extent you no longer wish to receive information from Taurus Concepts, LLC, please see "Communications from Taurus Concepts, LLC and Opting Out" below.
Taurus Concepts, LLC allows Taurus Concepts, LLC' customers to exchange mission-critical business documents with their trading partners, regardless of the data format or network connectivity standards. The customer determines what data will be exchanged, as well as the trading partners with whom it will be exchanged. Taurus Concepts, LLC archives the data that flows through Taurus Concepts, LLC for a limited time period so that customers can recover data and documents in the event of a system failure or other catastrophic event. Each customer controls the data that flows through Taurus Concepts, LLC, and the entities to which data access will be permitted.
Customers are required to establish user identification names and passwords to access Taurus Concepts, LLC or the Taurus Concepts, LLC customer web portal for services and/or support. An individual name and contact information is required to obtain a user identification and password.
Taurus Concepts, LLC may also anonymize Business Information by cleansing it of any information which might allow a specific person or company to be identified or contacted, and combine this Non-Personal Information with that of other visitors to the Website. Taurus Concepts, LLC uses Non-Personal Information for internal business purposes, such as analysis and planning by its marketing and other departments, and assessment and improvement of Website functionality and performance.
When you visit the Taurus Concepts, LLC Websites, like when you visit most other websites, certain information is automatically logged about your visit. This information may include your IP address, which is the number assigned to your computer whenever it is connected to the Internet, your operating system, screen settings, Web browser software, and referring website. None of this information can be used to identify a specific person or company. It is used for system improvement and administration, security, statistical analysis purposes, and other internal business purposes.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Taurus Concepts, LLC will not license, sell, rent or share your Business Information with any third party except as set forth below, to act upon your requests as detailed in Business Information Collected and How It Is Used, or with your consent.
Contractors and Agents
Compliance with Law and Legal Requests
Taurus Concepts, LLC may provide your Business Information to government agencies as required by law or regulation. In addition, Taurus Concepts, LLC may release your Business Information in the unlikely event Taurus Concepts, LLC deems release necessary to comply with the law, or to legally protect Taurus Concepts, LLC, its customers or partners, or as Taurus Concepts, LLC determines to be reasonably necessary to protect the property, safety, or rights of others.
In the event that all or a portion of Taurus Concepts, LLC, or substantially all the assets of Taurus Concepts, LLC, is sold or offered for sale to another business entity, Business Information collected from the Websites may be among the assets transferred to such business entity in connection with such a transaction or potential transaction.
Communications from Taurus Concepts, LLC and Opting Out
Some of Taurus Concepts, LLC' Website interfaces provide you with an opportunity to indicate whether you wish to receive communications from Taurus Concepts, LLC beyond those necessary to respond to your inquiry or request at the time that you submit Business Information to Taurus Concepts, LLC. In addition, you have the option at any time of opting out of further communications from Taurus Concepts, LLC by sending a message to email@example.com or by following the specific opt-out instructions provided on communications from Taurus Concepts, LLC.
Accessing and Deleting Your Personal Information
If at any time you wish to access your information in order to update, modify or delete it, please contact Taurus Concepts, LLC at the address or phone number listed below. As soon as reasonably possible upon receipt of your request, Taurus Concepts, LLC will modify your Business Information or comply with your request. If you request that Taurus Concepts, LLC delete your Business Information, Taurus Concepts, LLC may make the information unavailable for use rather than fully deleting it from its systems. Please also note that Taurus Concepts, LLC may not be able to provide you with certain products and/or services once you are removed from Taurus Concepts, LLC' contact lists.
Taurus Concepts, LLC USA, Inc.
12 Debrosses Street
New York, NY 10013
Attn: Privacy Officer
Taurus Concepts, LLC treats your information as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ information security techniques to appropriately protect confidential information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside Taurus Concepts, LLC.
Taurus Concepts, LLC and its supporting systems, which are currently located in the United States, employ industry standard practices to safeguard Business Information and other information, including firewall security, intrusion analysis, encryption technology and security audits.
As outlined above, Taurus Concepts, LLC will adopt reasonable measures necessary to protect the security of Business Information. However, Taurus Concepts, LLC is not responsible for unauthorized access to such information by hackers or others who have obtained such access through illegal measures.
Linked Internet Sites
Consent to Transfer
Children under the Age of Thirteen
Taurus Concepts, LLC' products and services are not designed to appeal to children under the age of 13. As such, the Websites are not directed at children under the age of 13 nor do we knowingly collect or maintain information from children under the age of 13 on the Websites.
Updated September 2009
- Taurus Concepts is active in these sectors:
- Health care
- Financial services
- Food & beverage
- Obstacles to improvements are:
- Labor pool issues (poor quality of employees, staff shortage or surplus)
- Low morale
- High staff turnover
- Ineffective internal communication
- Complex legislation and regulation
- Misalignment of staff performance and bonus metrics with corporate goals/objectives results in unfair compensation and lower productivity.
- Senior management's inability to implement change results in lower productivity.
- Managers, on average, spend only 11% of their time increasing productivity through active leadership.
- Managers are buried under reports they don't use to manage.
Only 60% of the reports are used to manage.
- On average, managers spend 35% of their time on paper work.
For these tasks, 25% of a manager's time is preferred.
- Most managers believe they can increase productivity 13.8%.
However, the actual average increase tends to be 9.8%.
- The biggest challenge a company can face is that of a culture change.
- On average, 70% of companies is willing to improve productivity.
- These 4 factors are pivotal in achieving organization-wide improvements in processes and controls:
- Cost reductions can be seized through:
- Business process streamlining
- Effective management control systems
- Extensive training
- The Taurus Concepts approach results in:
- Increased productivity
- Proactive staff behavior
- Strong competitive positioning
- Involvement of company's employees
- Supervisory competence is a key factor in improving productivity.
- On average, managers receive only 6 days of training per year.
- These 3 factors need to be in place to achieve organizational effectiveness & quality, and minimize waste:
- Effective supervision
- Workforce comprehension and support of processes
- Transparent communication
- During the past few years, workforce productivity has dropped to an average of 2 productive/3 unproductive days per week.