The Tax Pros Privacy Policy

SECTION 1 – YOUR PERSONAL DATA

When you are filing your taxes with The Tax Pros, as part of this process, The Tax Pros collect the personal information you give me. I may reach out to you via email with relevant updates about your file.


SECTION 2 – CONSENT

When you provide The Tax Pros with personal information to complete an action, file your taxes, or verify your payment method, The Tax Pros implies that you consent to The Tax Pros collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If The Tax Pros asks for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, The Tax Pros will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for The Tax Pros to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting The Tax Pros.


SECTION 3 – SECURITY

To protect your personal information, The Tax Pros takes reasonable precautions and follows industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

Wix

The Tax Pros site is hosted on Wix. Your data is stored through Wix’s data storage and databases. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Security of Wix's Sign Up Services and User Information


Wix values the security of our customers' information and we do everything in our power to protect it. 


Here's what we do to protect your information:


Wix contracts security consultants to ensure the security of our user information. They perform regular security audits and infiltration testing to maintain our ISO/PCI security certifications. Any issues that are reported to our security team or raised during security audits these are resolved as soon as possible.


Wix encrypts databases containing sensitive information, according to PCI standards, to add additional protection of personally identifiable information. Our encryption methods renders this information unreadable without a cryptographic key. 


Wix has a multiple layer security architecture to help protect against 0-day security issues. 


Wix's signup and login services are completed through a secure server. The information provided to Wix in the signup process is secured via HTTPS/ SSL communication. 


Wix uses cryptography hash functions to protect your information. Your password is stored as a hash digest and, in the event of a security breach, your original password cannot be recovered from our servers.  

About SSL and HTTPS


HTTPS is a security protocol that helps your site stay secure. This protection is validated by an SSL certificate. All Wix sites have been enabled for HTTPS.

What is HTTPS?
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure protocol through which your browser communicates with sites.
When using HTTP sites, any data that is transferred can potentially be accessed or manipulated by attackers. However, when using HTTPS sites, data is encrypted and authenticated and therefore secured.
We at Wix are committed to protecting your and your user's data. Therefore, all new sites created on Wix have HTTPS automatically enabled at no additional cost. If you have a Wix site that is not yet SSL/TLS secured, you can easily enable HTTPS from your site's dashboard. 

Benefits of Using HTTPS
Your site visitors' information is encrypted, and therefore more secure.
Many users are more comfortable making purchases and sharing their personal information online when visiting secured sites.
Google Chrome now displays warnings anytime a user visits a site that is not using HTTPS. Therefore if your site is not secured, your site visitors will get a warning message anytime they access your site. 
Google ranks HTTPS sites more favorably. Converting your site to HTTPS will therefore improve your Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

What is an SSL Certificate?
A Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL certificate, allows your site visitors to view your site over an HTTPS connection. It secures the connection between your browser and the site you’re visiting. 
Wix provides your site with an SSL certificate. You can see if your site has an SSL certificate if the URL begins with https:// instead of http://. 

Wix also automatically generates a certificate for each custom domain and subdomain connected to your site.


SECTION 4 – COOKIES POLICY

Cookies and Your Wix Site
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a site visitor's browser. They are typically used to keep track of the settings users have selected and actions they have taken on a site.
In accordance with the GDPR, you must inform your visitors that you are using cookies on your site. This can be done by adding a section about your site's cookies in your privacy policy. 

Wix uses cookies for many important reasons, such as:

  • To provide a great experience for your visitors and customers.

  • To identify your registered members (users who registered to your site).

  • To monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of Wix's platform.

  • To ensure our platform is secure and safe to use. 

First-Party Cookies

Strictly Necessary

  • ForceFlashSite; Session; When viewing a mobile site (old mobile under m.domain.com) it will force the server to display the non-mobile version and avoid redirecting to the mobile site

  • hs; Session; Security

  • smSession; Persistent (Two days or two weeks); Identifies logged in site members

  • XSRF-TOKEN; Session; Security

Functionality

  • svSession; Persistent (Two years); Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

  • SSR-caching; Session; Indicates how a site was rendered. 

  • smSession; Persistent (Two weeks); Identifies logged in site members

Third-Party Cookies

  • TS*; Session; Security

  • TS01*******; Session; Security

  • TSxxxxxxxx (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters); Session; Security

  • TSxxxxxxxx_d (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters); Session; Security

The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:


To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

SECTION 5 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to me.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

123 Form Builder

123FormBuilder, the web form and survey online builder, is actively taking all the measures needed to keep your form data secured. It’s hosted on AWS (Amazon Web Services) and stores all information in data centers across the United States on a 256-bit SSL connection. All servers are scanned on a daily basis by AWS and McAfee Security, preventing any type of security threats. 

As for your personal data within your 123FormBuilder account, all necessary precautions and measures are made to be compliant with the needed data security laws within the US and international, in healthcare (HIPAA) and in general (Data Protection Act).

We are also compliant with the UETA and ESIGN Acts when it comes to use the Digital Signature field on your forms.

SECTION 6 – AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 7 – DISCLOSURE

The Tax Pros may disclose your personal information if The Tax Pros is required to by law to do so or if you violate The Tax Pros Terms + Conditions.

SECTION 8 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Tax Pros reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon my posting on the website. If The Tax Pros make material changes to this policy, The Tax Pros will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information The Tax Pros collects, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If The Tax Pros site  is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that The Tax Pros may continue to provide service to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information The Tax Pros has about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, please contact us.