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Some time ago we were nominated Member of the Month at the Educational Software Cooperative. Here is an excerpt from what we said about ourselves at the time:

Wow ... Rosemary (the Webmaster) and the ESC really caught us by surprise ... the news about the Member of the Month nomination came just after we had released major updates to our programs. We were preparing for the usual wrestling match with the first support questions, and secretly planning to emigrate to somewhere where there are no computers and where stamp collecting is regarded as a respectable way to earn a living.

TAC-Soft The Multiple Choice Quiz Maker is an authoring suite of templates to produce tests and quizzes for the inter- or intranet. it is aimed at teachers or parents who want to catch up with screen-happy children, or at coaches in the corporate training market who require a motivating and entertaining e-learning platform. Our guiding principle has always been 'Keep it Simple'. You can easily check out whether we have succeeded or not by downloading an evaluation version from our web site.

The homebase of TAC-Soft and the development is Reutlingen, a small town which is located in the south of Germany, a beautiful area with the Black Forest, Heidelberg, the Lake of Constance, Munich and the Alps all within easy reach. John, Robin, Gabi, and two cats are the core of the team. Does anybody know why so many software developers seem to like cats? John and Robin do the programming, Gabi looks after them and is our chief sales-management helper.

Our first educational software publication was a remarkably stable and compact DOS program called 'The Grammar and Vocabulary of Business English'. It was published way back in 1991 by Cornelsen/Oxford University Press and was still being sold a couple of years ago! We will be more than happy if our current program achieves a similar life-cycle ... if not there's always the stamp collecting option.

Screenshots of the team are not yet available (too frightening!) but you can contact us at any time ... via the support email address or by snailmail and fax.
We value your feedback and look forward to hearing from you.

PS For those of you who stumble over the rather strange name 'TAC-Soft', here is the explanation. When we started many, many years ago the business was called 'Turner Academic Software'. For touchpad keyboards and smartphone screens this was much too clumsy and perhaps a little bit old-fashioned. We shortened 'Turner' to 'T', 'Academic' to 'AC' and 'Software' to 'SOFT'. The resulting abbreviation 'TAC-Soft' has proven to be a well-accepted alternative.

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Contact details

Prof. Dr. John F. Turner
Lindachstrasse. 40
72764 Reutlingen

Tel: +49 (0)7121 1459018
Fax: +49 (0)7121 372127
Please send your direct support and/ or contact requests to:

Contact TAC-Soft
Contact TAC-Soft Support. *TAC-Soft is owned and managed by Prof. Dr. John F. Turner.

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Privacy policy

This privacy policy statement is for the website www.tac-soft.com which is owned and managed by TAC-Soft. It governs the privacy of the users who choose to use the website.
The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and the website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information are also detailed within this policy.

The Website
This website and its owners take a pro-active approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies
Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of a website. Cookies are not set or used on the TAC-Soft website.

Third-party tracking
The TAC-Soft website does not use Google analytics or any other external tracking software.

Server Log Files
The provider of this website stores information which your browser automatically transmits to us in so-called server log files. These server log files contain the following information:
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating System
  • Referral URL
  • Host name of accessing device
  • Time of server request
  • The data cannot be associated with individual persons. It is not correlated with data from any other sources and the data is not made available to any third party. We reserve the right to check this data retroactively in case of concrete indications of unlawful or malicious use.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the relevant European Data Protection Acts. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

External Links
Although this website makes every efforts to include only quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.)
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links.

Disclosure, Removal, Blocking
At any time, you have the right to request information about what personal data associated with you we store, where it originated from, and the purpose of its processing. You also have the right to demand correction, blockage or deletion of this data. You may contact us at any time with questions on this or any other topic in connection with personal data security.

Changes to the TAC-Soft privacy policy statement
TAC-Soft may change this privacy statement from time to time; when updates are made, the version date (located at the bottom of this Privacy Statement) will also be updated to reflect that a revision occurred. We encourage you to periodically reread this Privacy Statement to see if there have been any changes that may affect you. This Privacy Statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Privacy statement update: 19th May 2018