Privacy

All VITA and TaxAide volunteers agree to the following standards of conduct:

  • I will treat all taxpayers professionally, with courtesy and respect.
  • I will safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information.
  • I will apply the tax laws equitably and accurately to the best of my ability.
  • I will only prepare returns for which I am certified.
  • I will exercise reasonable care in the use and protection of equipment and supplies.
  • I will not solicit business from taxpayers I assist or use the knowledge I have gained about them for any direct or indirect personal benefit for me or any other specific individual.
  • I will not accept payment from taxpayers for the services I provide. I may receive compensation as an employee of a program sponsor.

Your information that you provide to a VITA or TaxAide volunteer is private and confidential. All participating sites take great steps to ensure the secure handling of your confidential information.

Website Privacy

The Wake EITC Coalition is sponsored by Fiscal Progress, which receives funding from community providers to maintain the waketax.org website and to support coalition activities.

We are constantly striving to build long lasting relationships with you, our customers and business partners. In our effort to provide excellent service, we occasionally require information about you, such as your name and e-mail address, when you visit our site. This is necessary for access to particular areas, correspondence, providing subscriptions, and so forth. We respect your right to privacy and will let you know why we need such information and how it will be used.

COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY. We are committed to complying with relevant laws and respecting high standards in handling our own and our clients’ data. We recognize the importance of protecting personal data and individual privacy and would like to assure you that we will not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us and will not provide or sell your name and address to outside vendors. Your information will be protected as described unless the specific web page says otherwise.

COOKIES. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Some web pages may use cookies so that we can better serve you when you return to our Site. A cookie cannot be used to access or otherwise compromise the data on your hard drive. You can set your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it, or you can choose to change your browser settings to disable cookies. Check with your browser manufacturer for additional details.

OPT-OUT POLICY. Users are provided with the opportunity and ability to “opt out” of either providing personal or professional information to us or receiving communications from our Partners and us. We respect your right to privacy and offer you the opportunity to browse our Site without the need to provide private information, unless specifically required.

SITE STATISTICS. We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. However, we do keep track of the domains that users visit. As you browse our Site, our web servers anonymously collect information about your visit, not about you personally. We monitor statistics such as how many users visit our site and what pages they visit, from which domains users come, and which browsers are used to visit our site. We analyze this data to allow us to constantly improve the value of the Web site and to monitor its performance.

LINKS. Our Site may contain links to other Web sites. Please be aware that our privacy policy does not apply to these sites.

SECURITY. Our Web site logs Host Names and IP addresses (when the Host Name is not available) for systems administration and security purposes. These logs are monitored and analyzed to maintain systems and information security and allow us to constantly improve the value and the availability of the Web content. Organization names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of respective organizations and may not be adopted or distributed without the express written consent of the organization. Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

COMMENTS. Comments posted to certain articles within this site are public comments that are placed by members of the general public and visible to all viewers. Sensitive private information should not be placed in public comments since it would become visible to all viewers. Fiscal Progress reserves the right to alter or delete comments if it is in the best interests of the organization, the author of the comment or the general public. We may therefore remove certain content from comments that we feel compromise the privacy of the individual placing the comment. Individuals may send private comments to staff of Fiscal Progress by contacting us directly.

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