Protecting your privacy is important to Tax Talk Today. We hope the following policy will help you understand how Tax Talk Today collects, uses, and safeguards the personal information you provide on our website.
If you browse Tax Talk Today's website, you do so anonymously. We don't collect personal information, including your email address. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which parts of our website you visit and how long you spend there. But we do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable. The only other information automatically provided to us is the type of computer and operating system you are using. Your browser supplies us with this information.
Like many other commercial websites, the Tax Talk Today website may use a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how you use the site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalized content on your later visits.
In some of our customer email communication, we use a device called a "click-through URL". When you click on one of these URLs, you pass through our system before arriving at the page that is your true destination. Tax Talk Today uses click-throughs to determine the level of interest in particular topics and to measure the effectiveness of our communications. We do not share this data with anyone.
At times we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, such as your email address and postal address, for purposes such as corresponding with us, registering at a site, making a purchase, or participating in an online survey. When you register with Tax Talk Today, for example, we collect your name, address, profession, firm, and email address.
We use the personal information you provide to create a personal Account, called Tax Talk Today ID. Your Tax Talk Today ID gives you easy access to Tax Talk Today services including the Tax Talk Today Store. Here's how it works. Using a unique identifier (your current email address and a password for security), you fill out your Tax Talk Today profile with information you feel comfortable sharing with us, such as your name and telephone number. Once you enter your information, your Tax Talk Today ID saves you time when you order something from the Tax Talk Today Store or register to view a webcast. You simply enter your Tax Talk Today ID and password, and the system looks up the information it needs. Also, your Tax Talk Today ID and password allow you to edit your personal information and preferences at any time, at Your Account, then click on My TTT.
If you provide us with your email or postal address, or have done so in the past, you are consenting to receive updates on the latest Tax Talk Today programs. If you do not want us to contact you, you can choose to opt out of "receiving occasional email updates", and Tax Talk Today will respect your wishes.
When you supply Tax Talk Today with your personal information, we will use it to register you for our webcast. This will help us to develop better programs and topics. And if you have given us permission, we may use your personal information to inform you about new programs, services, and offers that may be of interest to you. These offers may be based on the information you provided in your initial transaction with us.
Tax Talk Today provides customers with an easy means to decline to receive email updates. Although most customers tell us they appreciate receiving notice of these opportunities, we recognize the importance of providing you with choices. At any time, you may request to discontinue receiving these offers from us by logging in and going to My TTT and Edit My Profile and choosing "Don't Send" then clicking on "Update Profile".
Tax Talk Today's website contains links to other websites and is not responsible for privacy practices of those websites. Tax Talk Today encourages users to learn about the privacy practices of those websites.