Privacy Policy, Terms, & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

McGrail & Associates, LLC (MALLC) is committed to maintaining your privacy and security. These Terms of Use address MALLC’s policies with respect to this website, including the information collected and provided, cookies, user profiles, and links. You must first read and accept these terms of use before using this website. If you do not accept these terms, you are not authorized to use this site. By checking the “I ACCEPT” box below, you enter into a binding agreement with McGrail & Associates, LLC to accept all terms set forth in the following Terms of Use.

Information Collected

Any information you provide via our website will be used only for the purposes of processing tax information, internal record keeping, improving our services, and as otherwise required by law.

In addition, we may collect certain information when you visit our website. All information collected is used to improve the user experience and is not sold or collected for commercial purposes. Such information includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Your domain name (i.e. your-company-name.com);
  • Your IP address (a number assigned to your computer when you use the internet);
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The pages you visit on McGrail & Associates, LLC’s website.

Access to User Profiles

Any personally identifiable information you enter in a user profile will be open and accessible to you for review and modification. In order to prevent unauthorized access to your information, we encrypt such information with an industry-standard encryption protocol. Further, we employ other reasonable measures to protect your information including procedural safeguards.

Cookies

McGrail & Associates, LLC uses “cookies,” a simple text file stored by your web browser. McGrail & Associates, LLC does NOT use “Flash™ Cookies.” Cookies created by our website do not compromise your privacy or security.

Information and Link Disclaimer

McGrail & Associates, LLC does not warrant the accuracy of the information obtained from this website. This information is not offered as and does not constitute legal advice and may not be legally relied upon by any person or organization. While an attempt has been made to provide correct information, the law and regulations in Pennsylvania are subject to change without notice. This site is only meant as a guide to Act 32 and the related collection services provided by McGrail & Associates, LLC on behalf of its local government clients. We recommend you contact your legal counsel or the DCED with any questions.

Please note that hyperlinks on this page, including those for payment options, may bring you to other sites which are not McGrail & Associates, LLC. websites. McGrail & Associates, LLC is not responsible for any such third party content that may be accessed via these external hyperlinks. Any fees or costs associated with such third party sites are the responsibility of the user and are not the responsibility of McGrail & Associates, LLC.

Confidentiality of Employee Tax Information

While MALLC has controls in place to protect confidential tax information received from taxpayers, MALLC is not responsible for the misuse of confidential tax information by unauthorized persons, employers, third-party companies, or any of their employees, agents, or assigns.

Payment Processor

Credit card payments are processed by First Data, a third-party payment processor. A processing fee will be charged for this service.

Electronic Payment Posting

Credit Card transactions are not processed until the payments clear the bank. This can take anywhere from 2-5 business days after the online transaction has been completed. If you are making a payment in an attempt to prevent further action by your Municipal Taxing Body (e.g. Magistrate Hearing or Sheriff sale) please note that payments made in person with certified funds (e.g. cash, certified check) are the ONLY guaranteed methods of preventing such actions.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented in these Terms of Use, or if you have received any suspicious e-mails purporting to be from or associated with McGrail & Associates, LLC., please feel free to Contact Us.

Who we are

Suggested text: Our website address is: https://mcgrailassociates.com.

Comments

Suggested text: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

Suggested text: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

Suggested text: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Suggested text: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

Suggested text: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Suggested text: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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