Last Updated on 12/28/2010
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact Dean Hedeker at (800) 201-9250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The law requires that CPAs and all other personal financial service providers disclose their privacy policies to clients in a written notice. These policies pertain to non-public personal information about current and former clients. Of course, Hedeker Law (the law firm that powers Cut Your Tax) has always protected your right to privacy with professional standards that are even more stringent than those required by law. In order to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines, we retain records relating to the professional services we provide you. We have rigorous physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in place to protect these records, and they are accessed internally only on an ‘as-needed’ basis.
Non-public personal information is never collected without your authorization, and we do not disclose such information except as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include third parties who assist us in providing services to you, such as CCH Incorporated, the vendor providing us with our ProSystem fx tax compliance software.
Through tracking codes and cookies, the following categories of information are tracked when a visitor enters the Site: (1) IP address, (2) domain server, (3) type of computer used to access the Site, and (4) type of web browsers. Hedeker Law uses such data for statistical, marketing, and customer service purposes. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
In order for each customer to access and utilize Hedeker Law’s products and services, Hedeker Law requires each customer to provide us with personal information such as name, address, credit card information, gender, marital status and the like (collectively “Personal Data”). This Personal Data is necessary to generate the products and services created by our software program. We use Personal Data to: (1) provide special information and promotions regarding our products or our newsletters; (2) contact the customer regarding an order; or (3) process or complete the financial transaction for your order. If you do not wish to receive information and/or promotional materials, or newsletters from the Firm or from our partners, you may ‘opt-out’ by contacting us here , sending mail to: 1 Overlook Point, Suite 250, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, by calling (800) 201-9250, or by using the unsubscribe link provided within each email communication.
We use live chat in order to assist you while on our site. If our live chat is offline we will ask for your name and email address so that we may respond to your request.
If you use the contact us page on our site we will ask for your name and email address. We will use this information for the purpose of responding to your inquiry.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can email us at email@example.com.
All information that you provide after being logged in is captured by a secure server on our service provider’s site and passes over the Internet in encrypted form. When the login form asks users to enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted and is protected with the current version of Microsoft SSL encryption software. While on a secure page, such as the login page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked. The servers that store the information on our service provider’s Site are kept in a secure environment.
Please do not send e-mail to us with personal information. All personal information should be sent through your secure online portal. We have no way to secure personal information sent via e-mail because this information can be accessed by other users on the Internet. If you send us e-mail to ask a question, we will only use the information you provide to answer your request. Personal information will not be provided to a non-affiliated third party without your prior consent, except as permitted by federal and state law. If you have submitted information about yourself through our Site and/or e-mail message and would like for us to delete that information from our records, please send an e-mail to us. We will make every effort to delete your personal information from our files.
When you open an account to use or access certain portions of the Site or the Services, you must provide complete and accurate information. You will also be provided with a user name and temporary password. You are entirely responsible changing your password and for the maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use a third party’s account, user name or password at any time. You agree to notify Hedeker Law immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, user name or password. Hedeker Law shall not be liable for any losses you incur as a result of someone else’s use of your account or password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Hedeker Law, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents and representatives due to someone else’s use of your account or password.
Updating or Correcting Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct or update it by emailing our Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
Customer Testimonials/Video Testimonials
We post customer testimonials/video testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information, such as name, video or photo. We do obtain the customer’s consent via email prior to posting the testimonials to post their name, video or photo along with their testimonials.
Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms/Blogs/Forums
If you use the blog on this Web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these blogs, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these blogs.
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys 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 email address).
We use this information to improve our website and customer experience, to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic and to send participants an email newsletter.
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.
Attn: Cut Your Tax
1 Overlook Point, Suite 250
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069-4319