At Intuit, we place the highest importance on respecting and protecting the privacy of our customers. Our most important asset is our relationship with you. We want you to feel comfortable and confident when using our Web site. Therefore, we would like to share with you the following principles that govern our information practices and other privacy aspects of our Web site. Throughout this privacy statement, we refer to information about you as an identifiable person as "personal information."
We protect your information
We work to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration by using industry-recognized security safeguards. We use both internal and external resources to review our security procedures. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information.» Tell Me More
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We protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration.
Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security procedures.
We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services. If you wish to request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We tell you how we use and share your information
When we ask you for your personal information such as your name and email address to find out more about Intuit Brainstorm, we make clear what we need to know to fulfill your request and how we will use the information you provide to us. Generally, we use your personal information to fulfill your request, such as providing you a product or service. In addition, when you become a customer of Intuit, we may also use your personal information to customize your experience with us and communicate information on offers we think may interest you. We do not share, sell, or rent your personal information to anyone outside of Intuit for marketing purposes.
Intuit is a global company with facilities around the world. As such, Intuit may access and store your personal information in countries outside of the European Union. Some of those countries may have privacy protections deemed “inadequate” by the European Union Data Protection Authorities. When you submit personal information to Intuit, you agree to allow Intuit to transfer your personal data outside of the European Union.
Intuit Brainstorm processes adhere to the US Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement, and Brainstorm data are registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor Program.» Tell Me More
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This Web site is not designed to attract children under the age of thirteen. Intuit does not knowingly collect information about children through its public Web sites.
From time to time, Intuit may share your personal information internally across Intuit subsidiaries in order to fulfill your requests, provide you information on other Intuit products and services, and complete other business purposes.
Intuit may use and share information that does not identify you personally, such as aggregate statistical information. Primarily, Intuit uses this aggregate or de-identified information to enhance products and services, analyze market and customer trends, and make business decisions and improvements.
We tell you about our relationships with third parties
We have limited relationships with third parties to assist us in servicing you, such as fulfilling customer orders or providing customer service. These service providers are contractually required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide them.
Additionally, we have business partners that provide services, some of which are co-branded. We clearly identify partner services and sites. When you request any of these products or services, you are permitting us to provide your personal information to the partner to fulfill your request. We may disclose your information if we are required to by a law enforcement action such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant.» Tell Me More
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In some cases, your employer or another organization provides you access to the Intuit Brainstorm offering and may access any information, including personal information, you provide through the offering.
Sometimes we enter into contracts with third parties who assist us in servicing you, such as filling customer orders or providing customer service. The contracts outline the appropriate use and handling of your information and prohibit third parties from using any of your personal information for purposes unrelated to the product or service for which they’ve been contracted. Vendors are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. We may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or a law enforcement request. We have business partners that provide services, some of which are co-branded. Partner services and sites are clearly identified. When you request any of these products or services, you are permitting us to provide your personal information to the partner to fulfill your request. This Web site may provide links to third-party sites, such as those of our business partners and online advertisers. Because Intuit does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personal information.
Should we sell, merge or transfer any part of our business, part of the sale may include your personal information. If so, you will have the opportunity to ask not to receive promotional information following any change of control.
We may use sources outside of Intuit to supplement the information you give us. For example, we may validate your address using other sources. We use this data to help us maintain accuracy and provide you with better service.
We tell you how we use Web technology
Like many Web sites, we use technology, such as cookies, that allow us to make your visit to our Web site easier by recognizing you when you return and help to provide you with a customized experience. You can control your computer’s handling of cookies, including blocking cookies from being used. However, some areas of our Web sites require cookies to function correctly. If you turn off cookies, your experience with our Web sites may be negatively affected.» Tell Me More
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We use a variety of technologies on our Web site. Among these are cookies, which are pieces of information that our Web sites provide to your browser. Cookies allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas users prefer. Cookies also allow us to customize your visit to our Web site by recognizing you when you return. You can choose to decline cookies while at our Web site, however, this may limit your ability to access certain areas of the Web site. Most browsers accept and maintain cookies by default. Check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preference.
When we track activity on this or other Intuit Web sites, we collect information such as your IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you get to our sites and any links you click on to leave our sites. We do not track URLs that you type into your browser, nor do we track you across the Internet once you leave our sites. We use your Web site activity to assist you by reducing the need to re-enter your data and to help us resolve technical support issues. We may also use this information to offer you a personalized Web experience and to tailor our offerings to you. Remember, you control whether you receive Intuit promotional materials.
We may access and set cookies using Web beacons, also known as single-pixel GIFs which are invisible graphical images. These Web beacons tell us useful information regarding our site such as which pages users access. When we send you e-mails, we may include a single-pixel GIF to determine the number of people who open our e-mails. When you click on a link in an e-mail, we record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you.
Advertising networks that serve ads on our Web site may assign a different cookie to you. The information collected is anonymous and is not linked to your personal information. These cookies may be used to select which ads you see and determine the effectiveness of this advertising. You may choose to decline cookies from third-party ad servers, which Intuit does not control. We have no access or control of any third party tracking technologies.
We give you choice and control
When you request that we contact you with additional information about Intuit Brainstorm, we ask whether we may also use your contact information to tell you about products or services we think might interest you. You can subsequently withdraw your consent for this marketing by emailing your opt out request to email@example.com or follow the unsubscribe instructions included in each promotional email.
Your contact preferences only apply to marketing communications. We may need to communicate with you regarding the usability of your product or with critical messages relating to your service or software (such as service messages, subscription renewal notices, critical notices, or legally mandated notices) and you may not opt-out of these service related emails.
Access to your Personal Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or request deletion of your information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request for access within 30 days.
If we make material changes to any of our privacy policies or practices regarding personal information we will update our statement and post a notice on our site 30 days before they take effect. If we make substantive changes to privacy practices that reduce the protections we offer, we will contact affected customers and request their consent before implementing any of these changes.
You can contact us
If you have questions or concerns about Intuit’s collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, or if you want to review or request a change to your personal information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Brainstorm Privacy Team
2632 Marine Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
Last Updated: 03/01/2011