TRUSTe online privacy certification      

Effective: 11/30/2012 to 11/30/2014

Privacy Notice Table Of Contents:

  • Our Commitment To Privacy
  • The Information We Collect
  • The Way We Use Information
  • Testimonials
  • Cookies
  • Third Party Sites
  • Our Commitment To Data Security
  • Our Commitment To Children's Privacy
  • How To Access Or Correct Your Information
  • Changes To This Policy
  • How To Contact Us
  • Penalty of Perjury Statement

    Our Commitment To Privacy

    Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. “Personally Identifiable Information” is information that can be used to identify you such as your name or email address.

    1040Now has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personally identifiable information. The TRUSTe program does not cover information that may be collected through downloadable software. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through these Web sites, and TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here.

    The Information We Collect:

    This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on and We collect the information in connection with processing our clients’ requests for tax preparation or tax-related products or services. The types of personally identifiable information collected at these pages include name, date of birth, and social security number of taxpayer, spouse and dependents personally identifiable information such as their social security number considered third party personally identifiable information; physical address; email address; phone number; and any other information required to prepare and file federal and state tax returns such as income, marital status and other information pertinent to processing your request to complete a tax return on our Site.

    The Way We Use Information:

    In accordance to your authorization and acceptance of the terms and conditions of our online tax preparation and/or tax-related service, we use the information submitted in order to prepare and transmit your federal and/or state income tax return to the IRS.

    Subject to applicable laws, we may disclose the information to our affiliates. Our affiliates may collaborate with us in providing services that you have requested, or they may offer tax-related or financial services, such as mortgages, investment accounts, and banking products. These companies are authorized to use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

    In the event that 1040Now sells a portion or all of its assets to a third party, your personally identifiable information could be part of the transferred assets. In the event of such an occurrence, we shall notify you via a prominent notice on our Site as well as by email.

    We may be legally obligated to disclose information to the government or to third parties under certain circumstances, such as illegal activity on our Site. 1040Now reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information to law enforcement or other government officials as applicable by law or in response to a formal request in a civil action, court order, or judicial proceeding.

    We take precautions to ensure that your personally identifiable information is only accessible to employees at 1040Now who require access to perform their job functions in servicing your account, and we do nor sell or rent, or share your information for commercial purposes.


    We post customer testimonials on our Site which may contain personally identifiable information such as the customers’ City and State. We obtain the customers consent prior to posting the testimonial on our Site. If a customer selects to post personally identifiable information to our Site within their testimonial, it may be used by other users of this Site to send you unsolicited messages. 1040Now is not responsible for the personally identifiable information users select to post within their testimonials. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at


    We use cookies on this site. A cookie is a file that a web browser places on a computers hard drive and are used to indicate whether a user has previously visited a Site.

    Choices about Cookies: You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

    Third Party Sites

    This Site may contain links to other Websites. 1040Now is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other Sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these other Sites prior to providing them with your information. 1040Now or its affiliates may contact the clients using the contact information provided by the clients for the purpose of notifying the clients with information regarding new products, services, and/or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such information, click update your e-mail preferences.

    Our Commitment To Data Security:

    To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online that comply with applicable law and federal standards.

    Whenever our clients send or submit sensitive information to our computer server, we employ industry-standard EV Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol which provides data encryption, message integrity, and server authentication to safeguard such information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration.

    We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law and federal standards.

    Our Commitment To Children's Privacy:

    Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

    How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

    You can access, change or correct your personally identifiable information by signing into your account on our Site. In the event that you no longer require our Services and would like to delete your account on our Site, please contact us using the information provided below.

    We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

    Changes To This Policy

    We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

    How To Contact Us

    Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us:

    1040Now, Inc
    325 Bainbridge Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Penalty of Perjury Statement

    Under penalties of perjury, I (taxpayer) declare that the information I'm about to enter and accompanying schedules and statement, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete. Declaration of preparer (other than taxpayer) is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge.