Privacy statement

TMT Taurus Meat-Trading GmbH (hereinafter: “we”) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in conformity with legal data protection regulations. When you visit this website or contact us, various personal data are collected. Personal data (hereinafter: “data” or “information”) are data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter: “data subject(s)”). This privacy statement issued pursuant to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides information on how we process personal data.

As a rule, our website can be utilised without requiring the disclosure of any personal data. If and when personal data (such as name, address or email address) are collected on our sites, it is done, insofar as possible, solely on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

  1. Contact data of the controller

TMT Taurus Meat-Trading GmbH

Am Altenwerder Kirchtal 4

21129 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 43 13 74 0


Fully authorised managing directors: Ingo Rischer, Antonius M. Zandbergen, Adriaan Gerrit Figee


  1. Data protection officer


We have designated an external data protection officer for the enforcement of privacy regulations in our company:


Asss Arbeitsschutzservice Struve e.K.

Lagerstrasse 17

20357 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 80 79 400 –34 or –40


  1. Purpose of the processing

We process the personal data we have collected from you solely for specific purposes. In other words, the collected data will be used solely for the (original) purpose and any processing must be consistent with that purpose. In general, the data are processed for the purpose of selling our goods and services. Detailed information about the purposes of the processing and the legal grounds can be found in the pertinent sections. Every processing act we perform is based on legal grounds:

  • You have granted us consent to the processing for a specific purpose (consent pursuant to point (a)[ÜB1]  of Art. 6 (1) GDPR);
  • The processing is necessary to take steps prior to entering into a contract or for the performance of a contract (performance of contract pursuant to point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR);
  • Processing is necessary for compliance with legal obligations to which we are subject (legal obligation pursuant to point (c) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR);
  • Processing is necessary to protect a natural person (vital interest pursuant to point (d) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR);
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (public interest pursuant to point (e)[ÜB2]  of Art. 6 (1) GDPR);
  • Processing is necessary for the pursuit of our legitimate interests (legitimate interest of the data controller pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR).
    1. Data capture on our website

SSL or TLS encryption:

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents such as orders or queries that you send to us, the site operators. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change in the browser’s address bar from “http://” to “https://” and the display of a padlock symbol in the browser bar. If and when SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.


Accessing the website:


When anyone accesses our website, the browser on your device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is captured without any action on your part and is stored until it is automatically erased:

• IP address of the accessing computer

• Date and time of the access

• Name and URL of the accessed file

• Website from which the access originated (referrer URL)

• Browser used and possibly the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider


We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

• To secure the trouble-free establishment of a connection to the website

• To secure the ease of use of our website

• To evaluate system security and stability

• For other administrative purposes


The data ensure the error-free display of the website. The processing is based on our legitimate interest (point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR).

Use of cookies:

We use cookies that are required for technical reasons on our site. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates and stores on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when you visit our site. The information stored in the cookie is related to the specific device that is in use. The use of cookies serves to make the use of our service more convenient for you. For instance, we use so-called session cookies to recognise when you have previously visited specific pages of our website. These cookies are automatically erased when you leave our site. In addition, we use temporary cookies to optimise the user friendliness of the site or to enable functions you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart); they are stored on your device for a defined period of time. If you visit our site again to take advantage of our services, the site automatically recognises that you have previously visited the site and remembers what entries and settings you made at that time so you do not have to repeat this process. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can, however, configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or that you are always notified before a new cookie is created. Blocking cookies completely, however, can prevent you from using all the functions of our website. Cookies are used to optimise visitor functions and their use is based on our legitimate interest (point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR).

Contact form:

If you use the contact form to send queries to us, we will store your information from the query form, including the contact data you have entered in it, so that the query can be processed and we can answer any subsequent questions. We do not transfer these data to other parties without your consent. These data are processed pursuant to point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR if your query is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary to take steps prior to entering the contract. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR) or on your consent (point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR), provided that this consent has been requested. The data you enter in the contact form remain in our possession until you ask us to erase them or revoke your consent for their storage or until the purpose for the storage of the data ceases to exist (e.g. when your query has been finally processed). The above provision is without prejudice to mandatory statutory regulations, especially retention periods.

Registration on this website:

Registering on this website will give you the authorisation to use additional features. We use the entered data solely for the purpose of your use of the specific function or service for which you have registered. The required data requested during registration must be provided completely. Otherwise, we will reject the registration. We will use the email address you provide during registration to notify you of any important changes such as modifications of the scope of the services or changes required for technical reasons.  The data entered during registration are processed for the purpose of carrying out the user relationship established by the registration and, if necessary, for the initiation of further contracts (point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR). The data collected during registration are stored by us for as long as you are registered on this website and will subsequently be erased. The above provision is without prejudice to statutory retention periods.

Google Web Fonts:

This site uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure a uniform appearance. The Google Fonts have been installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.


The shop was created using Shopify. Shopify is an e-commerce software program for the creation and operation of our online shop. Shopify is operated by Shopify International Limited (Victoria Buildings, 2nd floor, 1–2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland). Shopify automatically becomes aware of the transactions whenever orders are placed on this platform. Moreover, the data entered during the ordering process are automatically transmitted to Shopify. The integration of Shopify is based on point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR as it creates an ordering opportunity for our customers. You will find more information about the handling of user information in Shopify’s privacy statement at:

Payment data:

Various methods for effecting payment of your orders are available in the online shop. When payment is made, the entered payment data are automatically transferred to the payment service provider you have selected. Only those data required for the processing of the payment are transmitted. The integration of the service providers is based on point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR as it provides the means for payment transactions. The following payment options are currently available; detailed information on data protection can be found in the privacy policies of the specific providers.


    1. Collection of data from customers/potential customers/service providers/job applicants

If you contact us by email, phone or fax or send queries to us, we will store your information, including the contact data you have provided, for the purpose of processing the query and so that we can answer any subsequent questions. We do not transfer these data to other parties without your consent. The legal grounds for the processing are the conduct of measures prior to entering a contract (point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR) or our legitimate interest in answering your request (point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR). As long as a contractual relationship exists, we process your data for the purpose of performing the contractually agreed obligations (point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR).

Job applications:

Before you begin working for our company, we process your personal data solely to the extent required for the purpose of establishing a contractual relationship. We perform an assessment based on your application data to determine whether you are a good fit for the position for which you are applying. If your application leads to your being hired, your documents will be added to your personal file as relevant. At the time of your hiring as well as during the time of your employment and/or any necessary follow-up to its termination, your personal data will be processed for the fulfilment of our obligations as employers. You will receive detailed information about the application procedure in a separate privacy statement. The legal grounds for the processing are set forth in point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.


We publish newsletters at irregular intervals; before sending them to you, we will obtain your consent (point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR). The objective here is to ensure that only interested parties receive the newsletter. Furthermore, we send newsletters to our regular customers within the limits set by the legal provisions found in point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. Our newsletters provide information to customers or interested parties about the products we currently offer and their prices. If you do not wish to receive our newsletter (any longer), simply send us a formless email with your request to the address shown above. We will immediately remove you from the distribution list and no longer send you any information of this kind.

Recipients of the data/Transfer of data:

Within our company, personal data are provided solely to the offices and persons who require knowledge of these data for the performance of our contractual or statutory obligations. Moreover, we utilise the services of various providers for the fulfilment of the contract. To the extent required, any such providers are bound by data protection regulations pursuant to a processing contract (per Art. 28 GDPR). We use the services of providers such as IT service providers, suppliers, warehouses and consulting companies in particular.    

Provision of data:

The data we request and subsequently process are required to establish, perform and end a contractual relationship with you. If you do not provide these data, we will regrettably not be able to establish a contractual relationship with you.

  1. Duration of storage:

Once the purpose for the data storage ceases to exist, the data are erased unless there are legal retention periods opposing the erasure. In accordance with Sections 195 et seqq. Civil Code [Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch; BGB], these retention periods can be as long as thirty years — as a rule, however, the limitation period is three years.  In addition, retention periods under tax, commercial and levy laws as well as other statutory retention periods must be observed. As a rule, the periods for archiving/documentation in these cases amount to between six and ten years plus the tax assessment limitation period of an additional four years. We delete job applications after a maximum period of six months.

  1. Data subject rights:

You are entitled to various rights established in statutory provisions.

  • Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to obtain confirmation and information regarding your personal data. You will receive information within the statutory period of one month (in special cases within three months).
  • Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request that inaccurate personal data concerning you be rectified without delay.
  • Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request erasure of any personal data concerning you. Provided that there are no contrary obligations, the data will be erased without delay.
  • Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to restrict the processing of your data.
  • Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to request that personal data concerning you that you have provided to us be transmitted to another controller.

Furthermore, you have the right (pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR) to revoke any consent you have given to us. The revocation is without prejudice to the lawfulness of any processing carried out pursuant to the consent, but we will no longer process your data.

  1. Information about the right to object

Pursuant to the provisions of Art. 21 (1) and (2) GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you that is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 (1), including profiling based on those provisions. We will subsequently no longer process your personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. If we process personal data for direct marketing purposes, data subjects have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning them for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.


  1. Right to lodge a complaint:

You have a right of complaint to a competent supervisory authority (especially in your federal state):

Hamburg Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Dr Johannes Caspar

Ludwig-Erhard-Str. 22, 7th floor

20459 Hamburg

Phone: 040 / 428 54–4040

Fax: 040 / 428 54–4000