This privacy statement describes how TaxConnections Inc, a company incorporated in the State of Delaware, in the United States of America collects and uses the personal information you provide on our company website www.taxconnections.com It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect the following personal information from you:
- Contact Information such as name, email address, mailing address, and phone number
- Billing Information such as credit card number and billing address
- Unique Identifiers such as user name, account number, and password
We also collect the following information from you:
- Information about your business such as company name, company size, and business type
- Demographic information such as age, education, gender, interests and zip code
As is true of most websites, we automatically gather information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.
We use this information to:
- Fulfill your order
- Send you an order confirmation
- Send you service information and updates
- Respond to customer service requests
- Administer your account
- Send you a newsletter
- Send you alerts and communications regarding our services
- Respond to your questions and feedback
- Improve our website to provide you with better services
- Conduct research and analysis
- Display content based upon your interests
- Facilitate your communications with other users
- Enable you to post your resume, search job postings, and contact or be contacted by prospective employers
- List you in our publicly accessible, interactive “Worldwide Directory of Tax Professionals” if you are a subscribing member of this directory
You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at email@example.com
We enable you to create a profile, and share information such as messages, photos, and videos with others. Please note that we cannot control the actions of others with whom you may choose to share your pages and information.
We post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information, such as the customer's name. We do obtain the customer's consent to post their name along with their testimonial prior to posting the testimonial. If you want to remove your personal information that is being displayed on the public-facing pages of our website, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THIRD PARTIES
We obtain credit information about you from an outside credit reporting agency to help us with customer authentication and credit-related decisions. If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us. You can import contacts from your Outlook or other email account address book to invite them to become members of our site. We collect the username and password for the email account you wish to import your contacts from and will only use it for that purpose.
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in tax polls on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these tax polls is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information such as name and email address, and demographic information (such as zip code).
We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
We may also disclose your personal information:
- As required by law to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
- When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request
- If TaxConnections Inc. is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information
- To any other third party with your prior consent to do so
- We make your contact information available to other users that you transact with on this site to help complete the transaction.
Our shopping cart is hosted by our e-commerce solutions provider. They host our ordering system and collect your billing information directly from you for the purpose of processing your order. This company does not use this information for any other purpose.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Our Web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our Site includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of TaxConnections. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, please contact us at email@example.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
When we collect personal information directly from you, we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to make a purchase from us, you must use our shopping cart provider to finalize and pay for your order. Its privacy statement and security practices will also apply to your information. We encourage you to read that privacy statement before providing your information.
ADDITIONAL POLICY INFORMATION
You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our signup form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
UPDATING/ACCESSING/AMENDING/CORRECTING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We do not store your submitted order information online for you to access. If you wish to correct, delete or change your submitted information there will be instructions provided within your order confirmation email or you may call or write to us email@example.com. Please see the "Contact Us" section at the end of this statement.
NOTIFICATION OF PRIVACY STATEMENT CHANGES
We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account - you are ultimately responsible for keeping your email address current at firstname.lastname@example.org), or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
CONTACT INFORMATION You can contact us at:
PO Box 2389
La Jolla, CA 92038