TRUSTe online privacy certification      

Effective: 11/30/2014 to 11/30/2015

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. This privacy policy applies to owned and operated by 1040Now. 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, 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 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 such as Anonymous Device Identifiers (“Device IDs) 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.

    We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell your personal information to third  parties. 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 of any change in ownership or uses of your personally identifiable  information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information.

    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. When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety of the  safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

    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

    Tracking Technologies

    Technologies such as: cookies, Anonymous Device Identifiers (“Device IDs"), tags and scripts are used by 1040Now and our marketing partners, affiliates, or analytics or online customer support provider. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site, users's account(s) creation and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis. We use cookies to remember users’ settings for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

    Analytics / Log Files

    As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

    We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.

    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 such as Social Security Number 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.

    We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal 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, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any  questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at

    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, correct or delete 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.