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RECHTMAN CPA PLLC: Privacy Notice and Terms of Use

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Disclaimer

Any consulting, accounting, or business advice contained in our communication, including attachments and enclosures to e-mail, is not intended and should not be taken as a thorough, in-depth analysis of specific issues, nor a substitute for a formal opinion, nor is it sufficient to avoid tax-related penalties. If desired, an Rechtman CPA PLLC member would be pleased to perform the requisite research and provide you with a detailed written analysis. Such an engagement may be the subject of a separate engagement letter that would define the scope and limits of the desired consultation services. Accordingly, be advised that this web site, and Rechtman CPA PLLC’s social media pages contain no opinion rendered or implied in our web-site. The entire web site and aforementioned social media pages should be viewed as recommendations and suggestions for consideration by a party with authority to decide for itself. As your consultant we are committed to safekeeping of your confidential information and we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information. Some of the service we use are third party services and may be within the United States’ or outside of it. At times, we do not control the location of the electronic storage and processing of such third party services.

Parties to whom we disclose information

For current and former clients, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing information to our employees, and in limited situations, to unrelated third parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing services to you. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.

Protecting the confidentiality and security of Current and former clients’ Information

We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards. Our current retention policy is for at least six years from the date we obtain the information from our clients.

We maintain this information in either the original format or a electronic copy. The purpose of such retention is to comply with our own procedures, and not as a service to our client. Former and current clients are responsible to maintaining their own records, and should not expect our firm to retain records other than our own internal purposes.

Please call if you have any questions, because your privacy, our professional ethics, and the ability to provide you with quality financial services are very important to us.

Internet and E-mail

Information submitted to us via our web site, or via e-mail passes as clear text and is unencrypted. Many safeguards are put in place to assure safe delivery of the electronic messages sent via e-mail and through our web site, but there is no assurance that such messages will not be intercepted. To submit confidential information to our office, please utilize a secure web site, fax, U.S. registered mail, or a common courier with tracking capacity.

Note to recipients:

Any e-mail transmission sent from Rechtman CPA PLLC or its employees, members, or other agents contain confidential or privileged information from the consulting firm of Rechtman CPA PLLC. The information is intended for the individual or entity named in the e-mail message. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, or distribution or use of the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received such an e-mail in error, please reply to us via e-mail immediately so that we may arrange for the retrieval of the original documents.

Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting one of the website of Rechtman CPA PLLC (“Firm”)!

Our website provides general information about the consulting services that we offer and/or other general information and resources.

These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy set forth the conditions under which you may access and use the website.  By accessing and using the website, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy then in effect and by all applicable law.  If you do not agree with any of the Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, you should not access or use the websites for any purpose.  We reserve the right to terminate or limit your access to the website for any violation of the Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, or for any other reason, in our sole discretion.

Legal Notices and Disclaimers

No Client-Lawyer Relationship is created by your use of this website

No client-lawyer relationship between you and the Firm is or may be created by your access to or use of the website or any information contained on them.  The only way to become our client is through a mutual agreement in writing as described below.  Further, none of the information on these website constitutes advice, nor does it reflect the opinion of the Firm, our staff or our clients.

Please contact us if you would like us to provide consultation services for you.  We will determine if we are willing to provide consultation services which will be further described in an Engagement Letter that is mutually agreed to the Firm and you.

If you submit information to us by email or otherwise, you acknowledge that it will not be considered to be confidential absent an express written agreement by the Firm to maintain your information in confidence. We reserve the right to decline to provide any services and may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with any of our current or former clients.

You Should Not Rely on the Information Contained in the Website

The information provided on the website is general in nature and does not apply to any particular factual, accounting, consulting, legal, medical, financial, insurance, or other situation.  As such, you should not rely on any information on our website and should seek professional advice as you determine to be appropriate.

In addition, although we try to provide accurate and complete information, we make no commitment or express or implied warranty that the factual, accounting, consulting, legal, medical, financial, insurance, or any other information contained on our website, or on any linked websites, is accurate, complete, error-free, or current.  We assume no liability if it is not, and your use of the website is solely at your own risk.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we are not responsible for any content, communications, information, or other materials posted, submitted, communicated, shared, discussed or otherwise generated through blogs, discussion boards, or other public areas of our website (“User Generated Content”), nor do we guarantee its truthfulness, accuracy or completeness.  Any actions you take or do not take based on or related to User Generated Content are solely at your own risk.

Third Party Websites

The website, including User Generated Content, may contain links to third party websites.  These links are provided only as a convenience to the recipient. We do not control and are not responsible for any linked third-party websites, and their policies and practices may not be consistent with these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Further, we do not necessarily endorse any of these third-party websites and do not intend to imply any association between the Firm and the party or parties involved. If you use any third-party links, you do so at your own risk, and should check their terms of use and privacy policies before accessing or using them.

User Generated Content

Any public areas of the website are intended to facilitate open communication and discussion.  If you post, submit, share, disseminate, or respond to User Generated Content, however, you agree that:  your User Generated Content will not (i) be defamatory, harassing, threatening, obscene, pornographic, or invasive of privacy, (ii) be illegal, encourage illegal activity, violate of the rights of others, or otherwise give rise to liability, (iii) be confidential or proprietary, or infringe any third-party intellectual property rights and, (iv) in particular, be copyright protected (unless you have full permission to publish it under the terms hereof from the copyright owner) you are solely responsible for the User Generated Content and your failure to comply with the foregoing. We have the right (but assume no obligation) to monitor, delete, move, or edit any User Generated Content that we consider inappropriate or unacceptable for any reason.

You grant to us, and to each user of the website, a global, nonexclusive, unlimited license to publish, reproduce, sell, display, perform, disclose, distribute, use, edit or modify the User Generated Content, and any ideas, concepts or techniques embodied in the User Generated Content, for any purpose whatsoever, and you waive any and all moral rights you may have in the foregoing.

Ownership, License & Limitations On Use

Ownership by the Firm

As between you and the Firm, all right, title and interest in this website (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) belongs to the Firm or its licensors.  In addition, the names, images, pictures, logos, icons and other marks identifying our products and services in many countries are proprietary marks of the Firm.  Except as expressly provided below, nothing contained herein should be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights.

Limited License and Right to Use the Website and Content

You are hereby granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to view and use information from the website (i) solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, (ii) on the terms herein, (iii) provided that you do not modify or alter the content in any way, and (iv) provided that you do not delete or change any copyright or trademark notice.

Except as expressly provided herein, no part of these websites, including but not limited to materials retrieved and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means.  In no event should materials from these websites be stored in any information storage and retrieval system without prior written permission from the Firm.

In addition, you may only use the website if you agree not to take any action that might (i) interfere with their proper working, (ii) impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on their infrastructure, (iii) compromise the their security, (iv) render them or their features inaccessible to others, (v) cause other damage to the websites or any content, or (vi)  launch any automated system, including without limitation, any “robot,” “spider,” or “offline reader” that sends more requests to their server(s) in a given period of time than a human can reasonably generate using a conventional web browser.

Other Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability, and Indemnity

“Covered Parties” means the Firm (including affiliated and other related entities), its listees, business partners and other entities participating in these websites, and its and their officers, directors, partners, principals, managers, members, employees, contractors, agents, successors, and assigns.

Other Disclaimers

THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND THE COVERED PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF OTHER TERMS HEREIN, THE COVERED PARTIES ALSO DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR ANY WAY RELATED TO (A) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE WEBSITE AND THEIR CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, (B) USER GENERATED CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREIN,  (C) ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS IN OUR WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREIN, (D) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITES OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, (E) YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES, (F) VIRUSES OR OTHER DAMAGING  FACTORS, OR (G) YOUR USE OF ANY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITES.

Limitation of Liability

The Covered Parties are and will not be liable for any damages, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, incidental, special, reliance, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, lost profits, savings, or data), in any way due to, resulting from, or arising in connection with the website, including their content and your use thereof, regardless of any negligence or fault of any of the Covered Parties, and whether or not apprised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will the aggregate liability of any of Covered Parties related to your use of the websites, User Generated Content, or their other content be greater than $100.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Covered Parties from any losses, damages, claims, or liabilities of any nature, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from your use of the websites, User Generated Content, or their other content, or your breach of the terms hereof.  The indemnity does not apply to events arising directly from a client-lawyer relationship, if any, that may be entered between you and the Firm on the terms described herein.

Capacity to Accept Terms of Use

In accessing or using the websites, you affirm that you (i) are more than 18 years old, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, (ii) are fully able and competent to understand and enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, and (iii) agree to comply with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. In any case, you acknowledge that these websites are not intended for children under the age of 13 and affirm that you are more than 13 years old. Please do not use these websites if you are under 13 and talk to your parents or guardian about which websites you can visit.

Entire Agreement; Severability; No Waiver

These Terms of Use incorporate by reference any notices contained on this website and, with our Privacy Policy and any end-user license agreements, constitute the entire agreement regarding your access to and use of this website.  If any provision of these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision will be severable from the remaining provisions and will not affect their validity and enforceability.  The Firm’s failure to enforce any provision on any occasion is not and should not be construed as a waiver of such provision.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy are to be governed by and construed in accord with the laws of the State of New York, USA, without regard to choice of law principles, and U.S. federal and state courts located in the State of New York, USA, are the exclusive forum and have sole jurisdiction for any dispute.

Last Updated February 12, 2021

As your CPA, we collect:

As your CPA, we are required to keep all information about our engagement confidential, so we will not disclose any information about you unless we have your approval or are required by law. This applies even when you are no longer a client.

As your CPA, we are committed to safekeeping of your confidential information and we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information. Some of the service we use are third party services and may be within the United States' or outside of it. At times, we do not control the location of the electronic storage and processing of such third party services.

Parties to whom we disclose information
For current and former clients, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing information to our employees, and in limited situations, to unrelated third parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing services to you. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.

Protecting the confidentiality and security of Current and former clients' Information
We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.
Our current retention policy is for at least six years from the date we obtain the information from our clients
We maintain this information in either the original format or a electronic copy. The purpose of such retention is to comply with our own procedures, and not as a service to our client. Former and current clients are responsible to maintaining their own records, and should not expect our firm to retain records other than our own internal purposes.

Please call if you have any questions, because your privacy, our professional ethics, and the ability to provide you with quality financial services are very important to us.


Internet and E-mail:

Information submitted to us via our web site, or via e-mail passes as clear text and is unencrypted. Many safeguards are put in place to assure safe delivery of the electronic messages sent via e-mail and through our web site, but there is no assurance that such messages will not be intercepted.


To submit confidential information to our office, please utilize fax, U.S. registered mail, or a common courier with tracking capacity.
If you send us information through electronic mail we presume that we may do the same in communicating with you.

Note to recipients:
Any e-mail transmission sent from Rechtman CPA PLLC or its employees, members or agents contain confidential or privileged information from the accounting firm of Rechtman CPA PLLC. The information is intended for the individual or entity named in the e-mail message. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, or distribution or use of the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received such an e-mail in error, please reply to us via e-mail immediately so that we may arrange for the retrieval of the original documents at no cost to the recpient.

Disclaimer
Any accounting, business or tax advice contained in e-mail communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended as a thorough, in-depth analysis of specific issues, nor a substitute for a formal opinion, nor is it sufficient to avoid tax-related penalties. If desired, Rechtman CPA PLLC would be pleased to perform the requisite research and provide you with a detailed written analysis. Such an engagement may be the subject of a separate engagement letter that would define the scope and limits of the desired consultation services.


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