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Privacy Policy

OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: 1/30/2013

Free Tax Return.com, Inc. has been awarded TRUSTe’s Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe’s program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. The TRUSTe program covers the web sites: www.free1040taxreturn.com. TRUSTe’s mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact us at privacy@free1040taxreturn.com. If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry, or if your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact TRUSTe here. TRUSTe will then serve as a liaison with the Web site to resolve your concerns.

Your privacy is important, so we’d like to explain what information we collect when you visit Free Tax Return.com, Inc. (http://www.Free1040taxreturn.com), why we collect it and how it is used. We’d also like to explain your options to access and control your information, our data security practices and other matters. This Policy is governed by our Terms of Service.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU & WHY?

We May Collect Information Needed to Contact You Later:

If we collect personal contact information (as described below), you may later access and modify it, but you may not remove it from our system yourself. You may choose simply not to provide personal contact information by opting-out at the point of collection.

We May Collect Your Name, Address and Phone Number. When you use our Site, we may request your name, street address, telephone number or other “real world” contact information. This information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Site, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Your Email Address. We may request your email address or other information needed to contact you online. This information may reveal who you are or be linked to you personally. We use it to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Site, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Other Kinds of Information from You:

When you use our Site, we may collect personal information about you described below. You may later access and modify the information, but you may not remove it from the system yourself. You may choose simply not to provide actively gathered information by opting-out at the point of collection.

You May be Prompted for a Government-Issued ID Number. We may ask you to enter sensitive personal information such as your social security number, employer ID or similar identifier, so we can recognize you and to complete your tax return. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Site, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

You May be Prompted for a UserID and Password. We may ask you to enter a web site ID, password, or other personal identifier, so we can recognize you. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Site, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Purchase Information. We may collect information actively generated by the purchase of a product or service, such as a payment method. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Site, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Information About Your Computer. When you visit our Site, we may automatically collect information about your computer configuration, such as your browser type, operating system, IP address or ISP domain name through the use of log files from us as well as our third party tracking-utility partners. We also use cookies which are a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes.  In some cases, this information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to administer and run the Site, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Demographic Data About You. We may collect information about your demographic or social characteristics, such as gender, age and income level. This information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Third Party Personal Information. This type of information such as name, social security number, address is collected in order to fill out a joint return or if you are filling out a tax return for a dependent. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

SERVICE PROVIDERS

We use other third parties to provide credit card processing services on our site. When you sign up for the service we will share information as necessary for the third party to provide that service.

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

CERTAIN EXCEPTIONAL DISCLOSURES

We will not share your personal information with third parties other than as outlined in this policy.

We may disclose your information if necessary to protect our legal rights or if the information relates to actual or threatened harmful conduct. Disclosure may be required by law or if we receive legal process, subpoena, warrant or court order.

In the event Free Tax Returns goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred.  You will be notified via email and prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This Site operates AS-IS and AS-AVAILABLE, without liability of any kind. We are not responsible for events beyond our direct control. This Policy is governed by Nevada law, excluding conflicts of law principles. Any legal actions against us must be commenced in Nevada within one year after the claim arose, or be barred.

COOKIES

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

HOW DO WE PROTECT INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

We offer secure web pages to collect sensitive information and we store this information in SSL encrypted form. We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our Site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law and federal standards. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.  Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at privacy@free1040taxreturn.com

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP USER INFORMATION?

We generally keep user data on our server or in our archives for as long as we reasonably need it. We may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, we may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. We may keep other data for longer periods if the law requires it.

Data management requests are administered in an orderly manner to the extent feasible and within our direct control. Note: we have greater control over recently collected data than for archived data. Once data is removed from the system and archived, it may not be feasible to accommodate specific requests. In those cases, our general data retention policy applies.

YOUR CONSENT TO THIS POLICY

By using our Site, you agree to this Policy. This is our entire and exclusive Privacy Policy and it supersedes any earlier version. Our Terms of Service take precedence over any conflicting Policy provision. We may change our Policy by posting a new version on our Site.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This Site operates AS-IS and AS-AVAILABLE, without liability of any kind. We are not responsible for events beyond our direct control. This Policy is governed by Nevada law, excluding conflicts of law principles. Any legal actions against us must be commenced in Nevada within one year after the claim arose, or be barred.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

IF YOU HAVE A PRIVACY QUESTION

If you have a privacy question about our Site, please email: Free Tax Return.com, Inc. at privacy@Free1040taxreturn.com. Or write: Free Tax Return.com, Inc., Attn: Free 1040 Tax Return, 50 West Liberty Street Suite 880, Reno, NV 89501