Privacy Policy

Last Modified September 18, 2012

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the website and various related services (together referred to as the “Site”)., the operator of the website (referred to as “us” or “we”), is committed to protecting your privacy online. Please read the information below to learn the following regarding your use of this Site.


You acknowledge that this Privacy Policy is part of our Site Terms of Use, and by accessing or using our Site, you agree to be bound by all of its terms and conditions. If you do not agree to there terms, including having your personally identifiable information, used in any of the ways described in this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use this Site. may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion. It is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policy for any changes each time that you use the Site and you are bound by such changes. Use of the Site by you following us posting a new privacy policy on our Site constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Policy as modified.


1. Types of Information Collected collects information on our users in various ways, such as, by your voluntary submissions, participation in services provided via the Site, and through the use of cookies and other Internet tracking technology. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our Site. collections the following types of information:


Personal Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as register for a membership, create a profile, submit a Request for Bid, participate in any bidding activity, make a purchase, or submit a review, we need information such as your name, phone number, email, postal address, and possibly other information relating to certain support or services, to provide to you various functions of this Site.


Submission of Reviews, Ratings, and Comments: We collect information that you voluntary provide as part of our Site, including messages, posts, comments, responses, reviews, and ratings you submit through the Site, (“User Generated Content”). may in our sole discretion, share any User Generated Content with others. If you do want your information shared with others, you should not submit User Generated Content to the Site. Once you have submitted User Generated Content to the Site, reserves the right to publish it in any other medium to others.


Non-Personal Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather information about you based upon where you visit on our Site in several ways and use it in order to help enhance the Site to make for a better visitor experience. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and aggregate basis. This information may include how many visitors visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they click on, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol “IP” address. We collect this information through use of technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and other standard internet technologies, which are discussed in greater detail below in section “2” of this Privacy Policy.


Third Party Information: We may supplement information you provide to us with information from other sources, such as information to validate or update your address, payment card, or other demographic information. We use this information to help maintain the accuracy of the information we collect and for the business purposes of


2. How We Collect Information


We do not collect Personal Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You provide personal information to us when you register to utilize the Site. We may further collect information from you at other points on our Site that state such information is being collected, such as entering crediting card information or submitting a review.


We automatically collect Non-Personal Information from your computer and about your activities on our Site though the use of cookies, web beacons, and other customary, usual and standard Internet technologies. This information is gathered from your browser when you visit our Site. may use the following methods to collect Non-Personal Information:


Cookies: A cookie is a small file that is stored on a user’s computer that is used by the Site for record keeping purposes in order to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s ongoing access to the Site and facilitate the use of the Site. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your activity and behavior on our Site, such as the web pages that you visit, the links or advertisements you click on, and other actions you taking while accessing our Site. Cookies will not store any Personal Information about you. You can control whether or not to receive or block Cookies through your web browser settings. Please be aware, that if you decide to block cookies for our Site, it is possible that certain features of the Site may not function properly.


We may use an outside ad serving company to display banner advertisements on our Site. As part of their service, they will place a separate cookie on your computer. We will not provide any third-party ad server with any of your Personal Information or information about any bidding activity or purchases. We and our third party ad server will collect and use Non-Personal Information about you, such as your IP address, browser type, the server your computer is logged onto, the area code and zip code associated with your server and whether you responded to a particular ad. Other advertisers may also place banner ads as above, but we will not disclose any Personal Information to them.


Other Technologies: We may use web beacons and other usual and customary and standard Internet technologies to track your use on our Site. Web beacons (also know as clear gifs, pixel tags, targeting and re-targeting pixels, third party pixels or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. We may also include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.


3. Use of Information


The Personal Information collected by generally is used in the following ways:

  • For internal review and improvement of the Site;

  • Manage your utilization with;

  • To develop and display Content tailored to your individual interests on our Site.

  • Communicate with you via e-mail, telephone, postal mail and/or mobile devices about our Site and Service Providers;

  • To connect Clients with a Service Provider of their choosing.

  • To process transactions by submitting your credit card or other payment information when purchasing tax preparation services from a Service Provider after accepting a bid.

  • To verify the legitimacy of reviews and ratings submitted to our Site

  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site features.


The Non-Personal Information collected by is used to produce a generic overview of the users of the Site, including their collective viewing habits, and allows us to modify information on our Site based on user traffic and behavior. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer the site and to gather demographic information. Our third party ad servers may provide us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked upon on our Site.


4. With Whom do we Share Your Information does not disclose Personal Information to others, except Site operations when one of the following conditions are true:

  • We have your permission to make the disclosure

  • The disclosure is consistent with the purpose for which the personal information was obtained.

  • The disclosure is to a Service Provider, in order to fulfill and carry out the tax preparation service requested by you.

  • The disclosure is to a credit card-issuing bank to confirm payment for accepted bids.

  • The Personal Information to be disclosed is publicly available.

  • The disclosure is for own marketing purposes.

  • The disclosure is to outside business to perform certain services for us, such as maintaining the Site, processing claims, providing market assistance, and data analysis.


Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personal Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personal Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.


We may also provide Non-Personal Information about our user bids, traffic patterns and related site information to third party advertisers, but these statistics contain no Personal Information.


5. User Choices on Collection and Use of Information may, from time to time, send you e-mails regarding our Site. These e-mails include information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related products or service information. When editing your account your may be able to select an option not to receive certain e-mails. You cannot, however, opt out from receiving specific types of e-mail messages such as account status and billing related e-mails


You also have choices with respect to cookies, as described above. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies some parts of our Site may not work properly in your case.


6. Security of Information takes appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your Personal Information from unauthorized access and disclosure. As we deem appropriate we use security measures consistent with industry standards to protect your Personal Information. We also use industry standard encryption technology, such as Secured Socket Layer (SSL), to protect credit card and password information.


In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions and order fulfillment may be handled by established third party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information. They are required to keep the information confidential.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be to be completely secure. As a result, as we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations on the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit to a third party.


7. Privacy Policy of Third Party Sites


Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Our Site may contain links to other websites owned and operated by third parties. You may also have cookies placed on your computer by third party websites that refer you to our Site. These sites have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Please consult each third party site’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Additionally, other companies which place advertising on our site may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertisers through the use of Cookies. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these advertisers directly if you have any questions abut their use of the information they collect.


8. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues does not intend that the site to be used by individuals under the age of 13. Our policy, in the compliance with the requirements of the COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), is that we do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose, Personal Information about visitors who are under 13 years of age.


You should be aware that when Personal Information is voluntarily disclosed to a public area of the Site, such as a Service Provider profile or review or rating of a Service Provider, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and used by third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. If you do not want your comments in public areas to be viewed by third parties, you are advised to make any submissions.


9. How to Contact Us


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us at:

5 Florence Avenue,

Smithtown, New York 11787

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