Effective March 10, 2020
Our Privacy Assurance
As you can see from the above, protecting your personal information is important to us. In addition to the practices described above, we use a variety of physical, technical and administrative security measures which help to safeguard your personal information against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alternation, disclosure or use.
For California Residence only: California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how a website operator responds to “Do Not Track” (DNT) browser settings. DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytic companies. We do not engage in the collection of personally identifiable information about users’ online activities over time and across third party websites when an individual uses our Sites and therefore do not respond to DNT signals.
What Personal Information We Collect
Tax Guard collects the following personal information:
Sources of Personal Information
We collect personal information from the following sources:
Information we receive from your use of the Services by automated means
Examples of the data we may automatically collect as part of our website, and digital communication experiences include:
Information you provide directly to Us:
We collect your personal data when you choose to provide it as you request our Services or interact with us through correspondence, by phone when you interact with one of our representatives. You are only required to provide such information if you want to take advantage of products and services provided by us.
Information we Receive from Third Parties
If you obtain access to our Services or use the products and services of third parties with whom you elect to do business, we, in order to provide the Services to you and the Commercial Services to such third parties, contact the Internal Revenue Service to obtain your federal tax status information.
Our business customers who want Commercial Services provide us with your personal information as part of providing them with our products and services so long as you consented to (a) sharing that information with them; and (b) them disclosing that personal information to us. Prior to sharing personal data with third parties, we enter into a contract that describes the purpose and requires us and the third party to both keep that personal data confidential and secure. We collect and sell that personal information only to the third party you choose to do business with as part of our Commercial Services. These Commercial Services permit our customers to make informed decisions regarding providing and maintaining credit to businesses.
How we use and share your personal information
We use the information we collect for the following purposes:
As stated, we use a tool called Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. to collect information about use of our site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our site, what pages are visited, and what other sites were visited prior to coming to our site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our site, rather than your name or other identifying information. Google Analytics will also collect contextual information, such as type of web browser, type of operating system, browser resolution, and network location, however we do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. We have no access to or control over these cookies.
We may also collect data (some of which may be personal data) by automated means when you call us or we call you. For instance, we may monitor and/or record audio of these calls for quality control, training, security, and analytics purposes.
Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You may opt out of accepting cookies by changing the settings on your browser; however, rejecting cookies may prevent you from using certain functions and you may have to repeatedly enter information to take advantage of services. Google Analytics may collect data points associated with your visits to our website in order to assist us with analyzing and assessing our digital properties. You can, however, opt-out of certain data collection by this analytics provider. To learn more about Google Analytics and how to opt-out of their data collection go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Who should use our website?
Our website is used only by commercial customers who wish to avail themselves of the Commercial Services.
How is your information secured? Measures we use to secure your information.
To help ensure the security of your personal information that you provide us, is delivered to us by our Commercial Services customers or we obtain from third parties, we use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security measures designed to protect personal data against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use. Despite our safeguards, however, no website, app, or information system can ever be completely secure so we cannot guarantee that the use of our systems or websites will be completely safe or secure. Our practices and policies prohibit employees with whom we share this information from using personal information unless they are authorized to do so and have a business need
You should always exercise discretion with respect to exchange of any personal information over the internet. If you are concerned about the security of your communication, we encourage you to send your correspondence through the postal service or use the telephone to speak directly to us. We are not responsible for the security or confidentiality of communications you send to us through the internet using e-mail messages.
How you can review and correct your personal information
Retention and Disposal
We retain information only for as long as we have a business or tax need or as applicable laws, regulations, or government orders require. When we dispose of Personal Information, we use reasonable procedures designed to erase or render it unreadable (for example, shredding documents and wiping electronic media).
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