Privacy Policy

By visiting and/or using this site you are implicitly agreeing that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the regulations set forth in this privacy policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.

If you have questions regarding the specifics of this statement, you should contact MTF via our contact form.


You may access and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. The personal information you choose to provide us is voluntary. We do not require you to provide any information about yourself that you do not wish to share.

You may choose to provide us with personal information if, for example, you request membership information via the online form, send us questions through e-mail, respond to our surveys, or apply for a job.

If you participate in one of our surveys, the personal information and answers you provide will only be amassed with all responses and analyzed in aggregate. Any additional personal information that you provide us will only be used for the specific purpose that you provided it for.

Our online forms are delivered to us using electronic mail. Your information is not encrypted, so we are cannot guarantee the absolute security of information sent to us through electronic mail.

We will make every effort to preserve your privacy. There may come a time where we need to disclose personal information. This would only arise when required by law and we believe that such action is required to comply with legal investigation, judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.


We care about the safety and privacy of children online, and we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.


We use cookies to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. When you visit, your browser saves a tiny piece of information on your computer. Our cookies do not contain any personal identifiable information.

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.


We log IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.


Reproduction of any information contained herein may be made without limitation as to number, provided that it is not distributed for the purpose of private gain and is appropriately credited to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation or its respective publications.

Digitized photographs, graphics, and logos created by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation are the property of Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and may not be used without permission.

Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation does not permit the use of its name or image in advertising as an endorsement for any product or service, or for any other commercial purpose.


We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without notice. If any change to our policy affects the way we use your personal information, we will provide an avenue for you to opt out of such use.


We provide relevant links to information outside of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation web site as an additional resource for our users. However, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation does not endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by organizations that are hyperlinked from our web site. We make no claim or representation regarding the quality, content, nature or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from this site or sites linking to this site, and we accept no responsibility in connection therewith. When leaving this site to go to a linked site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms, conditions and policies, including privacy and data-gathering practices, of each linked site.