Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

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Revised May 8, 2017

These websites, www.protectingtaxpayers.org and www.tpa-foundation.org (the "Sites"), are operated by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation "we", "us" or "our").  This Privacy Policy describes the personal information we collect when you visit the Sites and how we use the information we collect. 

Informations We Collect:

Personal Information
Personal information is any information that allows us to identify you individually, such as your name, phone number, mailing address or email address. To use certain features of our Sites, such as contacting us or signing up to receive information from us, you may be required to provide personal information. If you decide you do not want to receive future communications from us, you can opt out of any email communications you receive from us by contacting us at help@protectingtaxpayers.org. We do not collect this personal information unless you voluntarily provide it to us.

Non-Personal Information
To enhance the effectiveness of our Sites, we may collect non-personal information about our users, such as Internet server and browser identification, the Internet service provider used, the website a user uses to enter the Sites, pages visited, duration of visit and domain type. This information is considered non-personal information because it cannot be used to identify you individually. We gather this information through the use of such things like cookies and web beacons. A cookie is a small data file containing a unique identification number that a website places on your hard drive when you visit a website. Cookies are able to store information relating to the device and web browser you use to access the Sites. Cookies also enable us collect usage information, such as tracking how often visitors access our Sites its subpages. You may disable cookies, but note that some features of the Sites may not work as anticipated when cookies are disabled.

We also may use web beacons (also known as pixel tags, clear GIFs or web bugs), which are tiny lines of code programmed to collect certain information about your visit to a website. The Sites use web beacons to collect non-personal, aggregate information on visits to the Sites and to track usage of website links and email delivery. The Sites are not responsible for the use of web beacons by third party vendors that may use them in connection with providing services to us.

Sharing Your Information:
Other than as described in this Privacy Policy, we may share or disclose the information we collect: (i) when it is required by law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (ii) to enhance or improve the Sites or your experience with the Sites; (iii) in connection with a merger, acquisition, re-organization or other asset purchase of our organization; (iv) when we believe disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of our users or the Sites; and (v) with third parties that perform services for us.

Social Networking Sites:
We want you to share our Sites and its content with your social network.  If you use your login information from a social networking website on our Sites to share our page or our content, we may receive information from the social networking website.  In turn, we may be required to share information with them if you have chosen to post to or otherwise share with a social networking website.  Information a social network website shares with us is governed by this Privacy Policy, and information we share with such website is governed by the social networking website’s own privacy policy.

Links to Third Party Websites:
The Sites contain links to other websites that are operated by unrelated entities. When you visit one of these links, you will be subject to the privacy policy and terms of use of that website. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or contents of these third-party websites to which we provide hyperlinks or access.

Children’s Privacy:
Our Sites are designed for visitors over the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of 18. Please contact us if we have accidentally collected personal information for a child under the age of 18, and we will take reasonable steps to delete that information.

Privacy Rights in Certain Jurisdictions:
Some jurisdictions give their residents the right to request from organizations a list of all third parties to which certain personal information has been disclosed for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding year. If you reside in such a jurisdiction and wish to make such a request, please submit your request by email to help@protectingtaxpayers.org or by mail to 1401 K Street, NW, Suite 502, Washington, D.C. 20005 and include your name and current mailing address.  In all such requests please use the subject line “Privacy Rights”.

International Transfer:
Our Sites are targeted to users in the United States and our organization is based in the United States, so your information will be collected and stored in the United States.  If you are located outside the United States, your information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you use our Sites, you hereby consent to such transfer.

Changes to This Privacy Policy:
We may periodically revise this Privacy Policy and we will notify you of any changes to this Privacy Policy by posting to this page the revised Privacy Policy with the date it was revised at the top. We suggest that you regularly review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis. Your continued use of our Site evidences your agreement to be bound by our Privacy Policy and revisions thereto.

Comments or Questions:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please write to us at 1401 K Street, NW, Suite 502, Washington, D.C. 20005 or email us at help@protectingtaxpayers.org