The Pennsylvania Society of Tax and Accounting Professionals (PSTAP) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Statement applies to the PSTAP website and describes PSTAP’s treatment of the information collected from you when using our website or any social media pages we operate such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  By using the PSTAP website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. 

Collection of Your Personal Information
PSTAP may collect personally identifiable information provided by you including but not limited to your name, company name, email address, home or work address, telephone number, professional credentials. The PSTAP may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

We collect information from you when you use the Site, sign up for one of our courses, purchase our products or services or fill out a form.  The PSTAP may use Automatic Datal Collection Tools including cookies, embedded web links, pixel tags and others to collect information. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses.  We may also use Google Analytics for internal tracking purposes.  This information is used by the PSTAP for the operation of the organization, to assess and maintain the quality of our service and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the PSTAP site.

The PSTAP encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the PSTAP so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The PSTAP is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the PSTAP.Use of Your Personal Information
The PSTAP collects and uses your personal information to operate the PSTAP  website and deliver the services you have requested. The PSTAP also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the PSTAP and its affiliates. The PSTAP may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The PSTAP may, occasionally contact you on behalf of our external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In addition, the PSTAP may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or deliver information. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the PSTAP.  

The PSTAP tracks the websites and pages our visitors frequent within the PSTAP in order to determine which services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the PSTAP to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular product or service or subject area.
The PSTAP collects credit card and ancillary payment information when you purchase products and services through our website.  

PSTAP website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law or protect the personal safety of the users of our website.

Use of Cookies
The PSTAP website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the PSTAP pages or register with PSTAP website or services, a cookie helps the PSTAP to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information such as billing addresses, shipping addresses and so on. When you return to the PSTAP website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PSTAP features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the websites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information
The PSTAP secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The PSTAP secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to This Statement
The PSTAP may occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect association and member feedback. The PSTAP encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how the PSTAP is protecting your information.

Contact Information
The PSTAP welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement.  If you believe that the PSTAP has not adhered to this statement, please contact the PSTAP at  

The Pennsylvania Society of Tax and Accounting Professionals (PSTAP) presents the information on this website as a benefit and service to our members and other internet users. While some information on this site is about tax issues, IT SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS TAX ADVICE.  Unless expressly stated, views and opinions expressed on our website have not been approved by the PSTAP Board of Directors and do not necessarily represent the policy of the PSTAP. In addition, due to the rapidly changing nature of tax law and the overall business environment, and PSTAP’s use of information provided by outside sources,  the PSTAP makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of any of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link or which may in any respect use or refer to this website or to the PSTAP or any of its members.  

The pages on this website contain links to other resources on the internet.  In some cases those links are provided to help you identify and locate other resources that may be of interest and are not to imply affiliation, referral or endorsement of any linked entity and we assume no responsibility for the content of any linked site.  

The PSTAP hosts a Listserv that is promoted through this site.  The Listserv enables participating members to exchange e-mail concerning a wide variety of tax, accounting and practice issues.  Ideas and comments posted belong to the members who post them and are not those of the PSTAP.  Further, use of the Listserv for any purpose other than the exchange of information and ideas concerning matters related to tax and accounting practice is strictly prohibited. The PSTAP is not responsible for any material posted on the Listserv.   The PSTAP specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages, which may result from posting by third parties. The PSTAP does not endorse the opinions or facts posted through its Listserv.  You are encouraged to independently validate the information obtained through any Listserv.