Updated September 29, 2017
Our Commitment to Your Privacy
We are proud to be a leader in the field of electronic commerce and a true innovator in the financial services industry.
We value your trust in us and will work hard to earn your confidence so that you can enthusiastically use our services and recommend us to others.
Information We Collect
We collect personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”) about you that you specifically provide to us while using the Site. Personal Data includes information that can identify you as a specific individual, such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address and IP address.
As part of our evaluation and monitoring process, we may also collect Personal Data from non-affiliated third parties such as credit bureaus, employers, and financial institutions.
Protecting Your Personal Data
We take our responsibility to protect the privacy and confidentiality of Personal Data very seriously. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that are designed to comply with federal standards to store and secure your information from unauthorized access, alteration, and destruction. Our control policies restrict access to your personal and account information to those employees who need to access that information to provide products or services to you.
The Personal Data you provide us is saved in a secure environment and is kept in our records to make it easier for you to use our services on return visits to our web site.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information, we will employ reasonable and current Internet security methods and technologies. We currently use Secure Socket Layer technology to encrypt your Personal Data to prevent your information from being read during transmission over the Internet.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the Personal Data we collect to provide you with the products and services you use through our programs.
Disclosure to Third Parties
We share Personal Data with non-affiliated third parties that provide services to us or with you for operation of our programs. In other cases, we only disclose Personal Data to non-affiliated third parties as permitted or required by law.
Our Policy Concerning Cookies
To serve you faster and with better quality, we use “cookies” technology. Cookies are small bits of code, usually stored on a user’s computer hard drive, which enable a Web site to “personalize” itself for each user.
We also automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifiers (“Device Identifier”) for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device (collectively, “Device”) you use to access the Websites. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a website or its servers, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier.
Internal Revenue Code § 7216
Preparation and Electronic Filing of Tax Returns. You may use RushTax products and services to assist you with the preparation and electronic filing of your clients tax returns. “Tax return information” is information that you provide to prepare a tax return using Rush Tax. The use and disclosure of tax return information is governed by Section 7216 of the Internal Revenue Code and many state codes and regulations. Rush Tax discloses or uses your tax return information only in accordance with applicable laws: to prepare, assist in preparing, or obtain or provide services in connection with preparing your tax return; or to provide you with the products and services you specifically request or consent to.
To provide customer technical support when troubleshooting e-filing related problems, such as acknowledgements or rejected returns, we may ask you to resubmit your tax return to us.
You may convert and import data from your prior year’s tax software products. We use industry recognized security safeguards during the transmission of this data over the Internet.
Tax Refund Processing
Your customers can choose to apply for refund processing and, upon approval, use their tax refund to pay you their tax preparation fees and other products and services. This service is offered by Refundo Inc. (“Refundo”). When your customers apply for refund processing, they are authorizing Rush Tax to disclose their personal and tax return information to Refundo. You and your customers should consult the refund processing application or applicable customer agreement to understand how Refundo will use personal and tax return information, including the processing and validity of the application and detecting, preventing and reporting fraud. Refundo may use the personal information in the refund processing application to contact you about this or financial services.