We take the privacy of your personal information very seriously.
To demonstrate our commitment to protecting your personal tax information, we adopted the Information Privacy Principles for Individuals. More information about California law that governs your privacy is available at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html (search for Civil Code Section 1798).
- Information we collect (more)
- What we do with the information we collect
- Protect your privacy
- Links to other websites
- Notification of changes
- If you have any questions or concerns about this policy
Whenever you visit a website, a small piece of information called a cookie can be sent to your computer. The main purpose of a cookie is to identify and customize webpages for you.
We may place and subsequently retrieve cookies that identify you and your computer to our Internet site. Cookies do not contain personal or confidential information about you and will only be used to monitor activity on our website. We aggregate statistics from users who have these cookies. We never use them to track how individuals use our website.
Information we collect
Each time you visit our website, we automatically record the following information:
|Date||Date of visit|
|Time||Time of visit|
|Client IP Address||Your Internet Protocol address – Your computer’s address|
|Server IP Address||Internet Protocol address of our Web server – Our server’s address|
|Referrer||Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the Web page that sent the requested file|
|HTTP||Hyper Text Transfer Protocol – Software that runs the Web|
|HTTP Status||Codes that indicate the condition of the request, report errors, and other necessary information (e.g., "404 Requested Page Not Found.")|
|HTTP Request URL||The address of the Web page or file you requested|
|Bytes Sent||Amount of data you downloaded during your visit|
|Bytes Received||Amount of data you uploaded during your visit|
|User Agent||Name and version of your Web browser or other software that requested information from us|
|Protocol Version||Version of HTTP used by your Web browser|
Information we collect for specific requests
We need the information listed below to respond to your request:
|Request||Type and Purpose of Information Collected|
|Registration for Events and Workshops||We use your name, address, and email address to contact you about services on our website.|
|Conference Material Orders||We use your name, address, and email address to process your order or contact you if we have a problem processing your order.|
|Subscriptions (e.g., Tax News and e-file News)||We use your email address to send your subscription materials. If you provide us your zip code, we can send you information specific to your area. You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time.|
|Email (e.g., Webmaster, Non-confidential tax questions)||We use your name, email address, and phone number to respond to your request.|
|e-Services||To use our interactive online services, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you may need to provide one or more of the following for authentication purposes:
What we do with the information collected
We use the information gathered to help us improve our website and to process your requests. We do not sell your information or distribute it to anyone outside of the Franchise Tax Board, unless required by law or necessary to process your online transaction. We may be required to comply with subpoenas and government orders, and provide information to the extent permissible by law.
Protecting your privacy
We use security technologies to protect all of your information from unauthorized viewing or corruption, by either internal or external sources. To help you conduct business with us safely and privately, we require that you use a browser that supports Secure Socket Layers (SSL) version 3.0, or higher. We label any “non secure” forms and explain that you should not use them to send confidential information.
There are things you can do to protect your privacy. Be sure to update your browser and operating system regularly. For more information on how you can protect your privacy, visit On Guard Online.
Any information we acquire, including information collected on our website, may be released if requested as stated in the Information Practices Act of 1977 (see Civil Code section 1798).
Electronically collected personal information is exempt from disclosure when requested under the California Public Records Act (see Government Code section 6250).
Links to other websites
Notification of changes
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy
Contact our Privacy and Disclosure Officer by writing to:
Franchise Tax Board
Disclosure Office MS A181
PO Box 1468
Sacramento CA 95812-1468
or call: 916.845.3226