Privacy Policy

We at 1st Tax Inc. are committed to protecting your privacy and would never sell or share your information with any third party, unless you specifically ask us to do so by a signed request, submitted in writing accompanied by two forms of ID verification. Our security is PCI compliant 128 bit SSL secured, and we have secured from root levels down. The only parties who will have access to your sensitive tax information is the preparer assigned to your return, the supervisor assigned to review their work, and high level security cleared admins.
1st Tax Inc. ("1st Tax") operates 1stTax.com and may operate other websites. It is 1st Tax's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, 1st Tax collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. 1st Tax's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how 1st Tax's visitors use its website. From time to time, 1st Tax may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

1st Tax also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on 1stTax.com blogs/sites. 1st Tax only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to 1st Tax's websites choose to interact with 1st Tax in ways that require 1st Tax to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that 1st Tax gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at 1stTax.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with 1st Tax are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, 1st Tax collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with 1st Tax. 1st Tax does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

1st Tax may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. 1st Tax may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, 1st Tax does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

1st Tax discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on 1st Tax's behalf or to provide services available at 1st Tax's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using 1st Tax's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. 1st Tax will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, 1st Tax discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when 1st Tax believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of 1st Tax, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an 1st Tax website and have supplied your email address, 1st Tax may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with 1st Tax and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. 1st Tax takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. 1st Tax uses cookies to help 1st Tax identify and track visitors, their usage of 1st Tax website, and their website access preferences. 1st Tax visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using 1st Tax's websites, with the drawback that certain features of 1st Tax's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If 1st Tax, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that 1st Tax goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of 1st Tax may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by 1st Tax and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, 1st Tax may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in 1st Tax's sole discretion. 1st Tax encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a 1stTax.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.



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