At COLLINS & ASSOCIATES protecting your privacy is important. Therefore, we make sure that any information you divulge to us maintains its integrity. Our policy on maintaining your privacy is outlined below. Please take a few moments to read it and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us using the following:
COLLINS & ASSOCIATES
3352 DEAN RD
LAMBERTVILLE, MI 48144-8687
Phone - 734-854-2926 Fax - 734-854-2927
COLLINS & ASSOCIATES collects personal information about you from the information you provide us to register for our free online tax preparation services. The information we collect and retain from your registration is:
# Social Security Number
COLLINS & ASSOCIATES collects personal information about you from the information you provide us with the necessary information to calculate your income tax return. The information we collect and retain from the application is:
# Social Security Number
# Date of Birth
# Filing Status
# Name of Spouse and/or Dependents
# Social Security Number of Spouse and/or Dependents
# Date of Birth of Spouse and/or Dependents
# 1099-DIV Information for you and/or Spouse
# 1099-G Information for you and/or Spouse
# 1099-INT Information for you and/or Spouse
# 1099-R Information for you and/or Spouse
# 2441 Information for you and/or Spouse
# 8332 Information for you and/or Spouse
# 8606 Information for you and/or Spouse
# 8615 Information for you and/or Spouse
# 8814 Information for you and/or Spouse
# 8839 Information for you and/or Spouse
# 8862 Information for you and/or Spouse
# 8863 Information for you and/or Spouse
# W-2 Information for you and/or Spouse
# W-2G Information for you and/or Spouse
COLLINS & ASSOCIATES collects additional personal information about you from the information you provide us when you choose to pay us for a printable copy of your return or to electronically file your return. The information we collect and retain from the application is:
# Name on Credit Card Account
# Credit Card Account Number
# Credit Card Type
# Credit Card Expiration Date
# Cardholder's Address
COLLINS & ASSOCIATES will not sell or share any of your information with any nonaffiliated third party entities.
Other items of interest:
# Web Browsing: When you visit our site and move from page to page, read pages or download content onto your computer, we use standard web server log files, to count visitors and evaluate our site's technical capacity. We learn which pages are visited, what is downloaded, the domains our visitors came from and the addresses of sites visited immediately before coming to our site. However, none of this is associated with you as an individual. It is measured only in aggregate. This information helps us to keep the pages on our site browser-friendly and useful to our visitors.
# E-Mail: When you send us an e-mail to comment on something or to ask us a question, we learn of your exact e-mail address and the thoughts you share within such email. We use your e-mail address to thank you for your comment and/or reply to your question, and we will store your communication and our reply in case we correspond further. We may, from time to time, use this information to make our users aware of special offers from COLLINS & ASSOCIATES.
# Mailing List and Other Services: When you give us your e-mail address and/or other information and ask us to provide you with specific communications or other services we offer, we learn your exact e-mail address along with any other information you provide in your request. We use your e-mail address and any other information to provide you with the information or other services you requested until you ask that we stop (using the instructions provided with each e-mail and/or on the site or as we otherwise provide), or until the information or service is no longer available. We may also, from time to time, use this information to make our users aware of special offers from COLLINS & ASSOCIATES. Any information we obtain will remain within COLLINS & ASSOCIATES.
# Security: This web site takes every precaution to protect our users information. When users submit sensitive information, the information is protected. When we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card number, social security number, and other tax related information, that information is encrypted by utilizing a SSL.
Please note that whenever you submit any information to COLLINS & ASSOCIATES in connection with any service provided through our site, you consent to COLLINS & ASSOCIATES processing that information as necessary to provide the services in which you are participating. This includes and is not limited to any third party we may contract with to provide you with such technically advanced services.
Notification of Changes: If we change our policy, we will post a notice of change on our homepage, so our customers and users are aware of our policies. If we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we would notify users by way of e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.