Privacy Policy

Acme Ventures, Inc. (AV) - Privacy Policy 10/12/2014

This document states the terms of the Privacy Policy of Acme Ventures, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, including the website owned by AV, namely (which are collectively hereinafter referred to throughout this document as "AV"). This privacy policy is provided as required by law. Please note that this policy may be updated in the future. If the date above changes, that will indicate that changes may have been made to the privacy policy.

How We Protect Your Information:

We abide by federal and state laws and regulations and we take additional steps to protect the personal and financial information you share with us when you are using our systems to prepare your documents. The steps we take are reasonable and consistent with industry practice to assure such compliance. However, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

Security programs we adhere to and measures we take:

Third Party Programs to Further Assure Security

  1. SSL - AV uses secure socket layer (SSL) encryption of data to protect the security of information you submit to us when you use our online tax preparation services. SSL Certificates provides you with a technological "lock and key" system to help assure that only you can obtain access to your account and information.
  2. Third Party Contractors - To the extent that personal information may be entrusted to third parties as part of our computer processing operations or as occasioned by your selection of third parties through links on our site to perform additional services for you, those companies have agreed to adhere to our Privacy policy or have in place their own Privacy Policy protecting such information. You agree that such third party Privacy Policies, Statements, or Contracts as stated by third parties will govern entirely your dealings with those third parties.

Steps We Take Internally To Protect the Confidentiality of Your Information

  1. Our employees are trained to safeguard your private information.
  2. Customer data is encrypted so that only authorized employees are permitted to view your data.
  3. AV employees are given access to your data only on a "need to know" basis and all employees have signed written employment agreements requiring them to maintain the confidentiality of AV and customer data.
  4. AV employees undergo a background check before hiring
  5. AV facilities are secured by various protective devices and systems.

Your Responsibilities to Protect Your Information

  1. Remember that e-mail you send us is not necessarily secure against interception. If your e-mail communication includes sensitive information like your Social Security number, bank account number, or debit, credit or charge card numbers, you may want to consider contacting us through one of our secure online forms, or by mail, or telephone. If you contact us by e-mail, you assume the risk of interception.
  2. If you wish to send us secure online communication, please click here.
  3. You agree that you will provide information about yourself that is accurate, current and complete. Information that is not accurate may not be subject to privacy protection.
  4. You have the responsibility to protect your personal information, particularly in the context of use of the Websites, to protect your user name, password and any other confidential access codes. AV does not have responsibility for your actions in failing to protect your user name, password or any other confidential access codes. In the event you think your user name, password or any other confidential access codes have been compromised, please notify us at
  5. You must maintain the confidentiality of what you submit to us, for example, you must sign out properly so that no one else may gain access to your account. Make sure you click on the "sign out" button. You must notify us of any theft of your personal data as soon as you become aware that there might have been a loss.
  6. AV has no liability for problems created by your actions as described in this clause (AV's liability is covered more extensively in its Terms and Conditions).

How and what do we collect?

  1. We collect certain personal information when you fill out our questionnaires. Our questionnaires are designed to collect only the information that we need in order to process and prepare your documents.
  2. We may collect information about your visit to our Websites, including the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you may take on our Websites. We also collect the standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses.
  3. If you wish to use certain of the services available at the Websites you may be asked to sign in by providing an e-mail address and creating a password; and on some pages you may be asked to provide additional information such as name, home and/or business address and/or telephone or cell telephone number; and further asked to provide your age, gender, preferences, interests, and personal financial information; and if you make a purchase, we may ask for your credit card number and expiration date, billing address and two forms of secure ID.
  4. The Website, like most, collect information to make the Website more interesting, useful and to enable us to administer the Website and our services efficiently. For example, AV records usage data, such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, ascertain frequency of use, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The Websites may use a variety of technical methods to analyze how you use our Websites, one of which is a "web beacon" which may tell us how frequently certain parts of the Websites are visited; another is the inclusion in HTML e-mails of means to tell us whether the e-mail was opened. Such information may be transmitted to third parties hired by us to collect and/or analyze it. The information thus gathered may be combined or collected in ways that may become personally identifiable. If you use our services (rather than merely visit the Websites), the IRS requires that we record your IP address.
  5. We use "Cookies." A "cookie" is a small piece of information that our Websites may send to your computer when you visit our Websites. Cookies may be used for a variety of purposes such as storing user id number and password so that our Websites remember who you are when you return and therefore permit you to regain access to areas that are limited to registered users. By adjusting your browser settings you can be alerted every time a cookie is sent to your computer or you can "turn off"(neutralize so they don't work) all cookies. However, we recommend that you not turn off cookies because permitting us such access enables us to provide you with better service.
  6. Please note that we may be required submit personal information about you to governmental agencies, or that you may be required to submit personal information to certain governmental agencies, in order to process your documents. This information may become part of the public record.

Data Retention

  1. Legal Central will retain data collected for 3 years. In some cases, a customer may sign up for a service wherein we save data for a longer period for an additional fee.

How do we use the information we collect?

  1. If you receive e-mail from us such as newsletters or other mailings, we may use "Web beacons" (these are small pieces of data embedded on the pages of websites), customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail we sent has been opened and which links you click. We may combine the information we collect about you from one Website or service with others, including information from other companies. All of this is done to better design our services for your benefit, and to afford you a more efficient, consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with our Website. For example, we may do this to find out your general geographic area so that we may customize our offerings and services for you.
  2. AV collects non-personally identifiable information and changes personally identifiable information into non-personally identifiable information by combining it with other information, or by removing personal characteristics that make it identifiable to one person. Neither the law, nor AV's Privacy Policy restrict the use of non-personally identifiable information and AV may use this or share it with others within its sole discretion.

Change of Policy

AV reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, subject to applicable law. If AV makes a material change to its privacy policies, including a material change in the way we disclose your information or a material change of policy due to a sale or transfer or our business, we will notify you at least 30 days prior to the effective date of such a change. We will notify you by using one of the following methods: (1) we will post a notice on the Website at describing the change; or (2) we will send you an e-mail at the last e-mail address you have given us, notifying you of the change. You may also have additional rights under state or federal law in the event of a change in our privacy policy.

Contact for Questions or Complaints and to give Notice

If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, contact us by calling 855-529-3279, or by mail:

Acme Ventures, Inc.
3101 Plaza Del Amo
Unit 27
Torrance, CA 90503

You may also email us at

Do We Share the Data You Provide Us With, and if Yes, With Whom Do We Share?

Generally, we do not disclose your personal information to anyone outside AV without your consent, subject to some exceptions stated below.

  1. Of course, we will use your personal information to: a) provide you with our services and products; b) to respond to your questions about our services and products; and c) to offer you other services and products that we believe may be of interest to you.
  2. Disclosures may be made in connection with legal proceedings or government investigations as described below in Disclosures Required By Law.
  3. Disclosures may be made if the business is sold as described below in Mergers or Acquisitions.
  4. Information may be disclosed to people or companies that we hire to do work for us. We contract with such people or companies to protect your information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy, specifically not to use it except in performing services for AV.
  5. Information you disclose to third parties that you may have contacted through links on the Websites or through other access enabled through the Websites are subject to the Privacy Policies of those third parties and you agree that such third party privacy policies will govern your relationship with those third parties and AV is relieved of any liability as to information supplied to third parties, even if it is done through initial contacts through the Websites or through continuing communication through the Websites. The governing determination shall be made by reference to who is paid for the service. If you pay AV for the services or products our privacy policy governs, then you pay the third party for the services or products their privacy policy governs.

Disclosures Required By Law

AV may disclose your information when required by law, requested by law enforcement agencies, and/or when we believe it is necessary to protect AV from litigation or adverse publicity.

California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of AV who are California residents to request certain information regarding AV's disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to or write us:

Acme Ventures, Inc.
3101 Plaza Del Amo
Unit 27
Torrance, CA 90503
The State of California has a website that provides information on your privacy rights (see

Personal Account Information

  1. Prior to submission of your questionnaire, you may change your information at any time to correct inaccuracies by signing into your account.
  2. After the submission of your questionnaire, you may change your information by calling us at 855-529-3279 or through our secure message system.

Children's Privacy Notice

The Websites are not designed or intended to, nor do they contain content for children, particularly children under 13 years of age. While AV abides by the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in that AV does not solicit or collect identifiable personal information from children under 13 years old, AV urges parents to participate in and be aware of the use of the Internet by their children.

Mergers or Acquisitions

  1. AV may sell all or part of its business, including personal information about you. In such a case we will notify you by e-mail at the last current e-mail address that our records indicate for you and by posting a notice on the appropriate Websites at least 30 days prior to the transfer of the data.
  2. AV may transfer your personal information to a third party in the event of a sale or transfer of all or part of AV's assets, pursuant to an agreement that the third party acquirer agrees to continue this privacy policy or use one that provides reasonably similar protection.