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Privacy Policy

We Respect the Privacy of Users Who Visit Our Website

  • Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We may use cookies in order to customize this site for return visitors. We may also use cookies to remarket visitors with advertising for more or our content. No personal information is passed along to us from the cookies.
  • We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google does not pass your personal information to Google Analytics.
  • We log requests and IP addresses in order to aggregate information on how much traffic we have, which pages users access, and whether there are any technical issues present. This information is collected solely for internal website management purposes and is never used in an attempt to identify individuals.
  • The Tax Foundation website is served over a secure, encrypted connection. Any information provided by visitors through the Tax Foundation website is likewise encrypted and access to that information is limited among the staff.
  • The Tax Foundation allows users who wish to receive email updates from us to submit their email and mailing addresses at This information is then used to communicate only with individuals who have requested that we do so. We do not sell, rent or otherwise share this personal information with any third parties, for any reason whatsoever. Registered subscribers can change the email messages that they receive, or stop receiving them altogether, at any time by clicking the link reading “update subscription preferences” at the bottom of Tax Foundation emails.
  • Visitors should be advised that the Tax Foundation’s website links to other websites. The Tax Foundation cannot be responsible for the content or privacy policies of the websites to which its website links.

We Respect the Privacy of Our Donors

  • We collect personal information from donors for the purposes of processing donations, providing materials, notifying donors about events, and for federal and state record-keeping purposes. All information submitted is stored on a secure server, and employee access to submitted information is carefully restricted to appropriate Tax Foundation staff.
  • Like many charitable organizations, the Tax Foundation shares its postal mailing list (name and address) of financial contributors with non-profit organizations that wish to solicit charitable donations. We do not sell or rent this information, we do not provide information to commercial entities, nor do we ever provide phone numbers or e-mail addresses to anyone. Donors may opt out of such mailings by sending an e-mail message to with their opt-out request.
  • To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
  • This policy applies to all information received by Tax Foundation, both online and offline, on any Platform, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.


  • Opinions on the Tax Foundation blog are not necessarily those of the Tax Foundation, and information must not be construed as personal, financial, or legal advice, either expressed or implied.
  • The Tax Foundation reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for any updates.