IRS StayExempt Tax Basics for Exempt Organizations
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Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. While this website does not ask for or collect any information that personally identifies you, it does collect other technical data, which are outlined below.

For your confidence, this Privacy Statement answers the following questions:

  1. What information is collected through this website?
  2. What organization is collecting the information?
  3. How is the information used?
  4. With whom may the information be shared?
  5. What choices are available to you regarding the collection of information?
  6. What security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information?


1. What information is collected through this website?
This website can collect two types of information:

    1. Technical information about your computer
    2. Anonymous feedback regarding your satisfaction with the training

A. Technical information about your computer
The courses on this site feature interactive games that require Macromedia Flash Player. A software detector will be used to determine if your computer has Flash Player installed. If Flash is not detected on your computer, a prompt to download and install will be provided.

All technical information is destroyed immediately when you leave the website or close the browser.

This site also records your IP address, your operating system, your Web browser, and the URL from which you linked here (if that is provided by your Web browser). The information is compiled and used to analyze traffic but does not allow the IRS to identify you personally.

B. Anonymous feedback regarding your satisfaction with the training
At the end of each course, you will be asked to complete a brief evaluation survey. Since you take all training anonymously, you will not be asked for any identifying data. You will simply be asked to provide your opinion in response to a series of course-related questions.

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2. What organization is collecting the information?
The anonymous feedback you provide in the course surveys is received by the IRS office of Exempt Organizations after it is compiled by the third-party organization that partnered in developing this computer-based training course.

3. How is the information used?
Your feedback will be used to help refine future training efforts by the IRS office of Exempt Organizations.

4. With whom may the information be shared?
The IRS office of Exempt Organizations may share your course feedback with the third-party organization involved in the development of this computer-based training course. Beyond this, your feedback will not be shared with any other third-party individual or organization.

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5. What choices are available to you regarding the collection of information?
If you would prefer that the website does not run the Flash detector, simply:

  • Go to “Tools” in your Web browser’s toolbar
  • Select “Internet Options”
  • Select the “Security” tab in the “Internet Options” window
  • Click the “Custom level” button on the bottom of the window
  • Scroll down to “Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins” on the menu of options and set it to “disable”
  • Scroll down farther to “Active scripting” and set it to “disable”
  • Click “OK” to exit the “Security Settings” window
  • Click “OK” to exit the “Internet Options” window
  • Restart your browser and return to www.stayexempt.irs.gov

6. What security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information?
In accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), this website follows the guidelines of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) .

As a result, this website employs a combination of powerful password encryption and firewalls that are continually tested and upgraded—effectively eliminating threats to the host server or the website.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 11-Mar-2015