Privacy

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Sooner Tax Service’s sites and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information.

Information we collect and how we use it

Sooner Tax Service doesn’t make money from ads. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. Tracking we do at Sooner Tax Service is to make our product work as well as possible.

In order to give you the best possible experience, we collect information from your interactions with our network. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Sooner Tax Service, such as what pages you access and your interactions with our product features. This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you were referred to the Sooner Tax Service site).

We use this information to:
• provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Sooner Tax Service Services
• measure and improve our site security
• fight spam and other forms of abuse
• generate information about how people use Sooner Tax Service Services

Information Disclosure

Sooner Tax Service won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you.

We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; or when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

Data Storage

Sooner Tax Service uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Sooner Tax Service. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using Sooner Tax Service Services, you authorize Sooner Tax Service to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.

Third-Party Embeds

Some of the content that you see displayed on Sooner Tax Service is not hosted by Sooner Tax Service. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Sooner Tax Service. For example: videos, gifs, audio files, tweets, GitHub code, or documents that appear within Sooner Tax Service. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Sooner Tax Service post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity). Sooner Tax Service does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. So, third-party embeds on Sooner Tax Service are not covered by this privacy policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service.

Tracking & Cookies

We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences, evaluate email effectiveness, and personalize content and other information.

Sooner Tax Service doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within the Sooner Tax Service network (which encompasses Sooner Tax Service.com and custom domains hosted by Sooner Tax Service). Some third-party services that we use to provide the Sooner Tax Service Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by Sooner Tax Service only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

Sooner Tax Service complies with the “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium. For logged-out users browsing with DNT enabled, Sooner Tax Service’s analytics will not receive data about you, but we will do some first-party tracking in order to customize content and provide data to third-party service providers that enable Sooner Tax Service Services to work. When you use Sooner Tax Service while logged-in to your account, we cannot comply with DNT. Here’s some more information about Sooner Tax Service’s Do Not Track policy.

Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information

To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period. But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. Sooner Tax Service may preserve and maintain copies of your information when required to do so by law.

Data Security

We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy by deleting your account before transfer.

Email from Sooner Tax Service

When your interact with an email sent from Sooner Tax Service (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction. We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please send it to us so we can investigate.

Changes to this Policy

Sooner Tax Service may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be here and we will archive former versions of the policy here.

Questions

We welcome feedback about this policy at soonertaxinfo@tulsacoxmail.com.

Data Protection Statement for European Union Users

Description of Processing Activity

Sooner Tax Service collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.

Purposes of Processing

• Provide, test, promote, and improve the services
• Gather usage statistics of services
• Provide customized reading experience
• Pay authors in Partnership Program for certain content
• Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services

Legal Bases

In order to provide the services, Sooner Tax Service collects and stores personal data about its users on the legal basis of consent given when you create an account and agree to the Privacy Policy.

Sooner Tax Service also pursues its legitimate interests by collecting minimal data of logged out users to provide the services, as outlined above.

Where Sooner Tax Service collects and stores personal data about non-users, it does so under performance of contract obligations with users who use the services to publish content on web sites hosted by Sooner Tax Service. In such cases, users authoring such content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. Sooner Tax Service will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.

Categories of Personal Data Collected

Logged out users

• Reading history
• IP address
• Browser information
• DNT status

Logged in users:

• Username
• Display name
• Bio
• Avatar image
• Email address (non-public)
• Session activity (security)
• Linked social media accounts (optional)
• IP address
• Browser information
• Reading history (on Sooner Tax Service network only)

Categories of Recipients

Sooner Tax Service shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:

• Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrasructure
• Security
• Analytics
• Communication & Support
• Payment Processors

Search engines will index user profiles, public interactions, and any user-generated content. Users may also share links to your content on social media.

Embedded Content

Sooner Tax Service posts may contain third-party embeds, which may in some cases collect and store personal data. The use of personal data by embedded content providers is not covered by this statement, but by the privacy policies of those sites or services.

Existence of Automated Decision-making

Sooner Tax Service collects and stores personal data about its users to customize reading. This includes automated decision-making to promote content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the user, and to their browsing history and network interactions.

Sooner Tax Service also filters content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse.

Potential Consequences of Processing

By creating an account on Sooner Tax Service, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases constitute special category protected data which is considered manifestly made public by the user.

Due to the public nature of information posted to Sooner Tax Service, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.

Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users may also choose to use the service without posting data or engaging in network interactions. However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the services.

Cross-border Transfers

Sooner Tax Service is hosted in the United States. By using Sooner Tax Service Services, you authorize Sooner Tax Service to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.

Retention

Sooner Tax Service retains personal data associated with your account for the lifetime of your account. If you would like to delete your personal information, you can delete your account at any time. Deleted account profile pages will yield an error 404 “file not found” page, immediately upon initiating deletion, and will become unrecoverable in our system after a period of fourteen days. It may take several additional days for your personal data to be de-indexed from search engines, depending on those search engines’ practices, over which Sooner Tax Service may have limited or no control.

To delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with your payment provider, as Sooner Tax Service only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide the services.

Rights of Data Subjects

1. If you sign up for a Sooner Tax Service account, you may at any time request an export of your personal information from the Settings page.
2. You may correct information associated with your account from the Settings page, and the Customize Your Interests page to update your interests.
3. You may withdraw consent by deleting your account at any time through the Settings page, which will erase your personal information completely within 14 days (except to the extent Sooner Tax Service is prevented by law from deleting your information).
4. You may object at any time to the use of your personal data by contacting soonertaxinfo@tulsacoxmail.com. If your complaint relates to alleged misuse of your personal data by a third party, it may result in suspension of that post or account in keeping with relevant law, public interest, our contractual obligations, and the rights of expression and access to information of others.
5. You may at any time lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by Sooner Tax Service with the Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.

Contact Information

Sooner Tax Service
5807 S. Garnett Rd., Suite B
Tulsa, OK 74146
(918) 249-1086

Representative: soonertaxinfo@tulsacoxmail.com