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Here at The Markup, we make a privacy promise to you: Our website will not expose you to third-party tracking. We will collect as little personal information about you as possible, and we will not monetize this data. Our promise to you does make our job more difficult and more expensive—we call it the #PrivacyTax.

As you consider how to donate to The Markup, we want to call your attention to how online donations work. In order to comply with credit card processing requirements, we use the donor payment system Stripe, which contains tracking technology. This content is only loaded when a user clicks on the “Donate” button. (If you know of an online donations option that does not have this kind of tracking technology, please e-mail us at!)

If this makes you uncomfortable, you do have another option. Our readers who want to avoid this tracking can still make a tax-deductible donation via check or money order. Our Tax ID (EIN) is 84-3438375. Our address is: The Markup, P.O. Box 1103, N.Y., N.Y. 10159

Please see our Privacy Policy to learn more about how personal information and incidental data may be collected, used and stored. You may also be interested in our Terms of Use and Ethics Policy.