Security of your information


The Internet was originally designed as an open system with no built-in security. However, we are required to protect the information we collect and maintain about you and will not use the Internet to do business with you unless we can do so in a secure manner. We will take reasonable precautions to maintain the security, confidentiality and integrity of the information we collect at this site. We take the following steps to secure the information we collect:

  • Employ internal access controls to ensure that the only people who see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties.
  • Train appropriate personnel on our privacy and security policies to know requirements for compliance.
  • Secure the areas where we retain paper copies of the information we collect online.
  • Perform regular backups of the information we collect online to ensure against loss.
  • Use technical controls to secure the information we collect online including, but not limited to:
    • Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
    • Encryption.
    • Firewalls.
    • Password protections.
  • Periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance.
  • Employ external access safeguards to identify and prevent unauthorized tries of outsiders to “hack” into or cause harm to the information contained in our systems.

When we use contractors to perform various website and database functions, we make sure that the agreement language with the contractor ensures the security, confidentiality and integrity of any personal information the contractor may have access to in the course of contract performance.

For information on how you can help us with security, visit our taxes security together page.

For information on reporting security vulnerabilities, visit our vulnerability disclosure policy page.

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