Privacy Policy

Commitment to Your Privacy  

This site is owned and operated by de maximis, Inc. (de maximis).  Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At de maximis we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.  

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.  

What information does de maximis gather and track? 

de maximis gathers two types of information about users: 

  • Information that users provide through voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to provide contact and user information, as well as re-imbursement form information so that the fund administrators may process your application.   
  • Information de maximis gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and better understand the technical demographics of our audience.   

Usage Tracking  

de maximis tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. de maximis breaks down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser). 

de maximis sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. 


We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. This site does not currently employ the use of cookies for tracking user data; instead your personal information that you provide is kept in a secure database. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. de maximis uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track click rates.  

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. 

Privacy Policy Use 

Use of Information  

de maximis uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on the website, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users, and to optimize their usefulness.  

de maximis never shares user data with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners except and only to fulfill our role as the trust administrator,  to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.  


de maximis operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. 

Your Consent  

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by de maximis If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.