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Disclosure Statement

The information contained in this site is published for clients of Wink Tax Services as well as friends, other business associates and prospective clients in general. Our goal is to present tax topics and general business information. When we prepare the information at this website, we endeavor to ensure that all information is current, accurate and conforms to all applicable legislation.

This information is not intended to be for advisory services. Any information contained in these sections SHOULD NOT BE ACTED UPON WITHOUT a detailed review of your specific situation by a competent advisor. Please consult your professional advisor or a Wink Tax Service representative at (800) 878-4036 before acting on any information or suggestions contained herein.

Privacy Statement

Revised and posted as of:  January 30, 2017 

Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following statement to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. Web site. The Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. Web site is owned and operated by Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at derrick.winke@winke.com

Gathering of Information 

Voluntary Submission 

Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. does not collect personally identifying information about any individual Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. Web site user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, we may ask you for information when you register for a contest or survey or to receive a newsletter. You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. Web site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services. 

Cookies 

A cookie is a data file that certain Web sites write to your computer's hard drive when you visit such sites. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user identification code, that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc.
DOES NOT USE COOKIES. 

Please note sites linked to this web site may utilize cookies, these cookies are related specifically to those sites and are not collected by or pass through this web site.

Most Web site browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, or to refuse all cookies. 

Browser Level Information 

Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. Web servers automatically collect information about a site user's IP address, browser type and referrer by reading this information from the user's browser (information provided by every user's browser). This information is collected in a log and used--in an aggregated, anonymous manner--in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our Web site. This information is automatically logged by most Web sites. 

Electronic Mail

When you send us personal identifying information via e-mail (that is, in a message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a form that e-mails us this information, Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. use it to respond to your requests.  We do not retain or distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any parties out side of Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. or its affiliated companies.

Use of Information 

Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our Web site. We achieve this goal by, among other things, providing interactive communications such as our electronic newsletters to the e-mail address that you provide to us, and developing future editorial content based on your interests. To develop content targeted to your interests, we use aggregated user information to determine which areas of our Web site users prefer based upon traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but instead how well each page or content area performs overall. 

Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. is a free Web site. We do not disclose personally identifying information about our users to any other site or business entity not affiliated with Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc.

Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. may also disclose information about our users when we believe, in good faith, that the disclosure is required by law or in the event of a suspected attempt to deliberately bypass our server's security with the intent to gain unauthorized access or to do physical damage.  System security will upon the detection of an attempted intrusion attempt to specifically identify the individual computer system utilized in the unauthorized access.

When you are on an area of Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc.  If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to  allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service. 

Please be aware that Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. sponsors, advertisers or Web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those parties and Web sites linked to Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. are not covered by this privacy statement. Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin boards, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others. 

Kids under 13: Do not send any information about yourself to us--including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible. 

How to Contact Us 

If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at Derrick.winke@winke.com

This statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. 

DEFINITIONS:

IP address:
Every computer connected to the Internet has a numeric address called an IP address." This may or may not correspond uniquely to a particular computer. In some cases, IP addresses can be resolved to domain names, which may indicate a site visitor's Internet service provider, employer, university, etc. As part of its database analysis Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. resolves IP addresses to domain names. 

Browser type:
A users browser is a software program running on a computer that allows users to access documents on the World Wide Web. Browsers can be either text or graphic. They read HTML coded pages that reside on a server and interpret the coding into what the user sees as Web pages. Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer are examples of Web browsers. Browser type typically discloses hardware platform, operating system, and browser software and version. 

Referrer:
The referrer is the URI of the Internet resource or page that causes a browser to request a page or image from Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. servers. 

NIC:

Network Interface Card

MAC:
Media Access Control -  a.k.a. hardware or node address; the last 6 digits are, in effect, the NIC's "serial number". Each NIC has a unique serial number.  Wink Tax Services DBA/Wink Inc. security systems will attempt to gather this information during an attempted security breach.


 

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Disclaimer
We do not offer legal advice. All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for proper legal advice. If you have legal questions, we recommend that you seek the advice of legal professionals.

Tax Disclaimer: To ensure compliance with IRS Rules, any U.S. federal tax advice provided in this communication is not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used by the recipient or any other taxpayer (i) for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed on the recipient or any other taxpayer under the Internal Revenue Code, or (ii) in promoting, marketing or recommending to another party a partnership or other entity, investment plan, arrangement or other transaction addressed herein.

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Last modified: January 30, 2017