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GetTaxSolutions PRIVACY POLICY

Effective July 9, 2016

1. INTRODUCTION

GetTaxSolutions want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you, because we understand you are concerned about your privacy, and we want to maintain your trust.

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect from all sources including in connection with our websites, mobile sites, applications, electronic newsletters and widgets (collectively the “Online Services”) that link to this Privacy Policy.

This Policy describes the collection and use of users’ Personal Information. It also describes generally our practices for handling Other Information (e.g., interests, demographics and services usage) collected through our GetTaxSolutions Services or from a third party to the extent such information is associated with a particular device, user or user account. As described more fully below, we share information with our partners for the purposes described in this privacy policy. By using the GetTaxSolutions Services or by providing personal information to us, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

You may choose not to submit requested information online, or may choose to restrict the use of cookies (see Other Information below, or our Cookie Policy, for more information), but that may limit the services GetTaxSolutions is able to provide to you.

Our Online Services are not targeted to, and do not knowingly collect Personal Information from, minors under 18 years of age.  We request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through our Online Services.

2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

GetTaxSolutions and our service providers may collect the following information from and about you:

Personal Information

“Personal Information” for purposes of this Privacy Policy is the information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person, such as name, postal address (including billing and shipping addresses), telephone number, email address, credit or debit card number, or profile picture.

Personal Information From You

We collect Personal Information when, for example, you register for or subscribe to certain products or services; create a profile; take a survey; visit our GetTaxSolutions Online Services; use an interactive feature (such as Chat or Email); participate in a community forum; or contact customer service.

Personal Information We Receive From Third Parties

We may receive Personal Information about you from third parties, such as social media services, commercially available sources, Affiliates, business partners. The Personal Information we receive from third parties may include, for example, your name, contact information, information about your transactions, purchase history, or relationships with various product and service providers, and your use of certain applications. For example, if you access a GetTaxSolutions Online Service through a social media service or connect a GetTaxSolutions Online Service to a social media service, the information we collect may also include your user name associated with that social media service, any information or content the social media service has the right to share with us, such as your profile picture, email address or friends list, and any information you have made public in connection with that social media service. When you access the GetTaxSolutions Online Services through social media services or when you connect a GetTaxSolutions Online Services to social media services, you are authorizing us to collect, store, and use such information and content in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Other Information

“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as browser information, app usage data, information collected through cookies and other technologies, demographic information, and aggregated information.

Other Information You Submit

We collect Other Information when you submit it to us. It may include your gender, zip code, birthday, education, occupation, financial information (such as your income, investments, portfolio transactions and value, and other information), and interests.

Other Information We Receive From Third Parties

We may receive Other Information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, social media account number, information about your interests, and information about your activities on other websites.

Other Information We Collect Automatically When You Are Online

When you access and interact with our Online Services, we and our service providers may automatically collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the GetTaxSolutions Online Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the GetTaxSolutions Online Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device (“UDID”), geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device. GetTaxSolutions and our service providers also may use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) when you visit or use the GetTaxSolutions Online Services. Third parties that support the GetTaxSolutions Online Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content, customizing content based on usage, or tracking aggregate site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect Other Information on the GetTaxSolutions Online Services and on other websites. Please see the GetTaxSolutions Cookie Policy for more information about our use of these technologies and your choices in connection with these practices. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en- US/windows-vista/Block- or-allow- cookies). You can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, http://www.adobe.com/devnet/security.edu.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through our GetTaxSolutions Online Services.

3. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use the Personal Information we collect from and about you for the purposes set forth below. Please note that we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information. We may combine Other Information with your Personal Information, and when we do, we treat the combined information as Personal Information.

To improve the quality of our services and to personalize your experience by presenting content, products and offers tailored to you, we may also combine the Personal and Other Information we collect with information relating to your use of other GetTaxSolutions services and websites. In addition, we may supplement the Personal and Other Information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from GetTaxSolutions Affiliates or business partners.

To provide and manage our services. We use the information we collect from and about you to provide our services and features to you, including: to process and fulfill your subscription, to send you information about your relationship or transactions with us, to measure and improve those services and features, to provide you with customer support and to respond to inquiries. In addition, if you have multiple service subscriptions, we may use your information to allow you to sign in with the same user ID.

To deliver relevant content and recommendations. To make your experience more interesting and personalized, we may use any of the Personal and Other Information we collect to assist us in delivering content on any of our GetTaxSolutions Online Services

To deliver relevant online advertising. The GetTaxSolutions Online Services and our service providers may use any of the information we collect from and about you (in certain cases, such as with respect to financial information, only with your express permission) to assist us in delivering relevant ads to you when you use the GetTaxSolutions Online Services or another service provided by GetTaxSolutions, or unaffiliated third parties.

To allow social sharing functionality. If you log in with or connect a social media service account with a GetTaxSolutions Online Service, we may use Personal and Other Information to facilitate your sharing of information between the GetTaxSolutions Online Services and your social media service.

To contact you. GetTaxSolutions may periodically send promotional materials, surveys, or notifications related to our services. To help make these materials more relevant to you, we may use and combine any of the Personal and Other Information we collect to assist us in sending you these materials. We may also use your information to contact you, including to respond to your comments, inquiries or requests.  If you want to stop receiving these materials from us, please notify us.

To protect the rights of GetTaxSolutions and others. GetTaxSolutions may use your Personal Information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of GetTaxSolutions, our Affiliates or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our terms of use); (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our products and services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process, including laws outside your country of residence; or (v) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence.

4. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

Our Disclosure of Information

GetTaxSolutions its affiliates may share your Personal Information with one another, for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including for each company’s marketing purposes. Please see the Introduction for more information about the companies that make up the GetTaxSolutions Affiliates. In addition, we may share your Personal Information with non- affiliated third parties when sharing is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy, including:

To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing our services. We may make your Personal Information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide our services by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; sending email messages on our behalf; processing payments; fulfilling orders; delivering subscriptions; auditing; processing data or statistics; and serving, customizing or delivering marketing or ads. These outside service providers are required to protect Personal Information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to us.

To provide co-branded services and features. We may offer co-branded services or features, such as conferences, contests, sweepstakes or other promotions together with a third party (“Co- Branded Services”). These Co-Branded Services may be hosted on the GetTaxSolutions Services or on the third party’s service. By virtue of these relationships, we may share the information you submit in connection with the Co-Branded Service with the third party. The third party’s use of your information will be governed by the third party’s privacy policy.

To allow social sharing functionality. If you log in with or connect a social media service account with a GetTaxSolutions Online Service, we may share your user name, picture, and likes, as well as your activities and comments with other GetTaxSolutions Online Services users and with your friends associated with your social media service. We may also share the same information with the social media service provider. By logging in with or connecting your GetTaxSolutions Online Services account and your social media service, you are authorizing us to share information we collect from and about you with the social media service provider, other users and your friends, and you understand that the social media service’s use of the shared information will be governed by the social media service’s privacy policy. If you do not want your Personal Information shared in this way, please do not connect your social media service account with your GetTaxSolutions Online Services account, and do not participate in social sharing on the GetTaxSolutions Online Services.

To protect the rights of GetTaxSolutions and others. There may be instances when GetTaxSolutions may disclose your Personal Information, including situations where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of GetTaxSolutions, our GetTaxSolutions Affiliates or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our terms of use); (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process, including laws outside your country of residence; or (v) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your

To complete a merger, sale of assets, or bankruptcy. If GetTaxSolutions sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger, bankruptcy, or transfer of all or a material part of its business, GetTaxSolutions may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

5. SECURITY

GetTaxSolutions uses a combination of administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard Personal Information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us.

6. CHOICES AND ACCESS

Your Choices Regarding Our Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We give you many choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for marketing purposes.

You may opt-out from receiving electronic communications from us (including surveys or notifications), by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Please note that there are certain service notifications that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to GetTaxSolutions services or policies.

How To Access, Correct or Update Your Personal Information

You can access, review, correct, update, delete or modify your registration information. Most registered users can also update their Personal Information online by signing on to their accounts and visiting the appropriate account management sections of our websites. Please note that if you have registered for more than one of our services, you may need to update your information for each separately.

You may also contact us at support@gettaxsolutions.com

For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.  We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion.

7. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Updates to Privacy Policy. GetTaxSolutions may modify this Privacy Policy. Please look at the Effective Date at the top of this Privacy Policy to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the GetTaxSolutions Online Services. Your use of the GetTaxSolutions Online Services or your provision of personal information to us following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

Do Not Track Disclosure. Some browsers or other tools include “Do Not Track” (DNT) features which, when turned on, send a signal to websites you visit indicating that you do not wish to be tracked across websites over time.  The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups and regulators to develop a DNT browser technology standard to provide a common understanding as to how to interpret the DNT signals, but to date no standard has been adopted. Since there is no standard at this time, GetTaxSolutions does not currently respond to DNT signals. GetTaxSolutions will follow the progress of the W3C in developing the standard.

Location of Data. Your Personal Information may be stored, transferred to, and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using our services, you consent to the processing and transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, which may have different data protection rules than in your country.

Data Retention. We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

Collection of Personal Financial Information by a Payment Service. In some cases, we may use an unaffiliated payment service to allow you to purchase a product or make payments (“Payment Service”). If you wish to purchase a product or make a payment in such a case, you will be directed to a Payment Service webpage. Any information that you provide to a Payment Service will be subject to the applicable Payment Service’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, any Payment Service’s use of information collected through any Payment Service.

8. CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@gettaxsolutions.com

We ask that you not disclose any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., tax file numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) when contacting us.

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