- We never sell members data and information; we respect our members privacy.
- We believe you should have a business presence online, free from tracking your every move.
- We never engage in spidering, harvesting, or spyware and bots to collect data from you.
- We never manipulate members’ newsfeeds or embed manipulative algorithms.
- We do not use facial recognition technology since our members face is their business.
- We educate you to gain more control over your digital life in ways that increase your privacy.
- We have no political agenda. We are non-partisan.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you use TaxConnections services, we collect usage information. This includes information such as your computers Internet Protocol(IP) address, operating system and browser type, the address of a referring website or a website to which you exit, the date and time you access or use the Services, items you click on, number of pages you view, the amount of time you spend on any pages and bounce rates.
We collect information to build your tax professional profile and visibility in the market. This includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, questions asked and answered, blog posts, comments, education, experience, interests, purchases, etc.
Personal information that you post to public areas of the Services or via your Professional Profile may become publicly available and is no longer considered Personal Information. For example, information you post in your Professional Profile or in client reviews, peer endorsements, Q&A or any other interactive areas may be made publicly available and can potentially be viewed by anyone. Your postings to such public areas of the services constitutes consent to share such information publicly and you should assume such information will be widely disseminated, including via search engines and other tools to locate information online.
We use Personal Information to facilitate your use of our services, to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information, products, and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of our business, and for the purpose for which the information was provided. We may use the information we collect to send you news relevant to you or in accordance with your preferences. We may also send you advertisements from third parties. We do not disclose, rent, sell, or otherwise make available your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.
In the event we are engaged with third-party service providers in connection with our services, we may share personal information with such service providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. For example, we may use credit card processing or verification companies to verify credit card information or to verify your identity. Other than such service providers, we do not share personal information with third parties unless: you have indicated to us that you wish to receive information, or you give your consent to do so when you fill out a form to request information or in response to a subpoena.
We Encourage You To Learn About Our Go Twilight Methods
We deeply believe you should care about your Privacy and have created a page for you called Go Twilight: https://www.taxconnections.com/gotwilight We use the word deeply because we had to dig deep to find a lot of information on how your privacy is affected while working online. Once you learn what we teach you about Privacy through our GoTwilight series, we believe you will be more informed on how to operate online. We all need these technologies to conduct business; we just want to show you how to operate smartly with your personal information. Just keep it to building your professional brand for business! Nothing personal!
Please take the time to watch these videos and learn about all the infringements on your privacy daily. The information we provide is stunning and we encourage you to learn about it.
Cookies And Tracking Codes
We do not drop cookies or tracking codes on you. We do use Google Analytics and you should know they track everyone. Cookies are small data files that are stored on a User’s Computer.
We have third parties who advertise on our site and they may have tracking codes. We really limit them as much as possible as we have a big job protecting you from all these trackers.
Updating Your Listing Information
You can correct certain information by logging into your account and changing the information, and you may also delete certain information by closing your account. In addition, members may change certain information contained in their profiles. Please understand that in certain circumstances, we may not be able to remove or change certain information, even in the event an account is closed. For example, we may retain and continue to display any information you provided in connection with a question, answer, blog, endorsement, or client review.
TaxConnections endeavors to secure your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure by putting in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. For example, when we collect credit card information, we use a secure server with secure socket encryption(SSL) software and store credit card information through our secured financial provider.
No security measures are perfect or impenetrable. In fact, early in our development we consulted with a former lead of FBI internet security who advised us “There is no such thing as 100% internet security.” It is important to know we have developed multiple layers of security but no one can ever guarantee 100% security and privacy.
You are responsible for all use of your services by any person using your personal password. Please advise us immediately if your password has been used by another person.
You should also be aware that email is never secure. In fact, Google is scanning all your emails and subject titles. You should not send any confidential information to us for security reasons.
Third Party Websites And Practices
Transfers Of Information
Information about our customers, including Personal Information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency or receivership in which Personal Information could be transferred to third parties. In such an event, we will attempt to notify you in advance before your information is transferred but you may not have the right to opt-out of any such transfer.
Our Services Are Not For Children
Our services are not available to or intended for use by children under the age of 13 and such use is prohibited by our site. We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
California Privacy Rights
This section is provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018(the “CCPA”).
This section applies solely to our Users who are California Residents as defined by the CCPA.
Information We Collect
Within the last twelve (12) months, we have or may have collected the following information from our Users and/or Consumers: identifiers; personal information listed under California Civil Code 1798.80(e); characteristics of protected classifications under California or Federal law; commercial information; biometric information; internet or other similar network activity information; geolocation data; professional or employment-related information; and inferences drawn from such information.
Categories Of Sources From Which Information Is Collected
We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources: directly from you, as described above under Personal Information and Publicly Posted Information; indirectly from other Users of the Services; indirectly from third-party’s that interact with us in connection with the services that we perform; and directly and indirectly through technologies such as Use/Login Information.
Sharing Of Personal Information
We disclose your personal information for business purposes to service providers to whom you authorize or direct us to disclose your personal information in connection with the services. We also may share personal information about you for any other purpose(s) disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or with your content.
Personal Information To Third Parties
We do not sell, nor have we ever sold, any members information to anyone for any reason. We have taken a stand to protect the privacy of our members and educate members about all the ways their privacy and data is taken from them. We educate our members about their lack of privacy on alternate platforms collecting and selling all their data and information!