Nationwide Incorporators® is committed to protecting the privacy of information provided by its clients. The following information describes what information we collect from you and how we use that information.
Our site uses an online secure questionnaire for clients to complete. When your service request is placed through our secure online server, or you send us an email, we collect confidential client information. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all service request information you input before it is sent to us. When you send us an email (as distinguished from a secure questionnaire, which is encrypted), it is not necessarily secure and is not encrypted. All of the client data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.
We use an independent company, Authorize.net, to act as a payment portal to process credit card transactions. The information you enter for payment on our website is transmitted to Authorize.net to submit to your credit card processing bank for approval. We only receive email notification of the approval or disapproval of your payment transaction. No credit card information is sent to us or stored on our servers.
We undergo periodic PCI DSS Compliance checks from an independent company retained by financial institutions to ensure that we achieve compliance with the associated programs of Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, and other credit card associations.
What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected?
During the process of delivering content to you, we do not collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, address, phone number or email address. We do not require any information from you to simply access the information on our website. In order to evaluate our website and make improvements or changes to content, our Web hosting company may collect certain types of non-personally identifiable information, such as your browser type, your computer operating system, the pages that you access and the sequence in which you accessed each page. This information is collected for statistical reporting purposes only, and is not connected in any way to your personal information.
The client information that is collected to process your service request generally includes contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number, fax number and/or email address); corporate information (business name and description of business, information regarding directors, officers, members, stockholders and registered agent and information regarding shares of stock and par value); and financial information (name on account, credit card number and expiration date), depending upon the nature of your service request. If you request us to obtain your corporation’s tax identification numbers and/or make an S Corporation election for tax purposes, your service request will require us to obtain personal information including social security numbers.
The contact information, corporate information, financial information and personal information from the questionnaire is used to process your request. Your contact, corporate, financial and personal information is private and confidential. All information is secured and maintained on-file in our corporate office in Frisco, Texas and/or on the secure server of our web hosting company. Financial information that is collected for payment purposes is not shared with anyone outside of our company, except the merchant bank for the processing of credit card orders and our online payment portal used to transmit your credit card information to your credit card issuing bank for approval.
Disclosure to Outside Parties
Other than information you provide to enable us to process your filing with required governmental agencies to properly complete the formation of your entity in accordance with the services you have specifically requested, we do not release any contact, personal, corporate or financial information to third parties other than when such release is reasonably necessary to comply with law, prevent fraud, or to otherwise protect the rights, property or safety of Nationwide Incorporators®, our clients or other third parties.