PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY.
The Client Portal Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between Akler Browning LLP (“the “Firm”) and the Client (“You”) effective on the date it is consented to by the Firm’s representative. The use of the Client Portal is conditioned upon your acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. By using the portal you agree to these terms and conditions.
Description of Service
The Firm provides a Client Portal to permit easy and secure electronic transfer of documents between Client and the Firm and to permit Client access to certain documents created or maintained by the Firm. By using any feature of the Firm’s Client Portal, Client consents to the following terms and conditions and acknowledges that the Firm is relying on your consent in allowing you to use the Firm’s Client Portal. Your continued use of the Firm’s Client Portal after the posting of any amended terms and conditions shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. The Firm may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of the Firm’s Client Portal, including the availability of any portion of the content at any time, without notice or liability.
The Firm's Client Portal provides authorized clients with access to information displayed on the portal for inquiries and deliveries of documents and communications for their account only. The information, documents, and communications on the portal are provided as a convenient resource to clients and may be used for informational purposes only. The information contained on this site should NOT be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting, tax, legal, or other competent advisors.
User Password and Security
Using the portal and its related services requires the use of a password and a user name. The Firm will set up a Client logon account for your use. Initial logon credentials will be transmitted to the designee by email, which will then be changed by you.
The confidentiality of your password and account is your responsibility. Any activities that occur under your account are your responsibility. You acknowledge that the use of username and password is an adequate form of security. You are solely responsible for (1) authorizing, monitoring, controlling access to and maintaining the strict confidentiality of your username and password, (2) not allowing an unauthorized person to use your username or password, (3) any charges or damages that may be incurred as a result of your neglect to maintain the strict confidentiality of your username and password, and (4) promptly notifying the Firm when a username should be deleted due to security concerns or otherwise. The Firm is not liable for any harm related to the misuse or theft of usernames or passwords, disclosure of usernames or passwords, or your authorization to allow another person or entity to access and use the Firm’s Client Portal using your username or password.
You shall immediately notify the Firm of any unauthorized use of your username or password and any breach of confidentiality.
ACCURACY OF CONTENT AND LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
THE FIRM WILL STRIVE TO USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO INCLUDE ACCURATE AND UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE PORTAL; HOWEVER, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE FIRM IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO DO SO AND NEITHER THE FIRM NOR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY ABOUT THE SUSTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS, AND COMMUNICATIONS CONTAINED ON THE PORTAL FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS, AND COMMUNICATIONS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. THE FIRM, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS, AND COMMUNICATIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FIRM, OR ITS SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PORTAL, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE PORTAL OR RELATED SERVICES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE FIRM OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATES DO NOT PERMIT THESE TYPES OF LIMITATIONS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
GIVEN THE CHANGING NATURE OF FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL LAWS AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, OR INACCURACIES IN INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS SITE. AS SUCH, NO INFORMATION ON THIS OR RELATED SITES SHOULD BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTATION WITH PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING, TAX, LEGAL, OR OTHER COMPETENT ADVISORS.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE PORTAL, INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS, OR COMMUNICATIONS ON THE PORTAL, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE PORTAL AND THE INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS, OR COMMUNICATIONS YOU OBTAINED FROM THE PORTAL.
THE FIRM MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE EFFICACY OF THE SECURITY OF THE CLIENT PORTAL. THE CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND THE FIRM SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT. THE FIRM, ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM OR CAUSED BY THE PORTAL, ITS CONTENT, SECURITY OR ANY SERVICES PROVIDED HEREIN. THE FIRM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CLIENT PORTAL’S FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE FIRM’S CLIENT PORTAL OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Icons, Logos, and Other Proprietary Material
The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the portal are registered and common law trademarks of this firm. Nothing contained on the portal should be construed as granting, by implication, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Trademarks displayed on the portal without the written permission of this firm. Your use of any of the Trademarks displayed on the portal or displayed on any content on the portal is strictly prohibited. You should assume that everything you see or read on the portal is copyrighted and is a trade secret and may not be used except as provided in these terms and conditions of use or in the text on the portal without the written permission of this firm or its suppliers.
Changes to Terms and Conditions of Use
The Firm reserves the right to modify the terms, conditions, and notices under which the portal is offered. This Agreement and the services contemplated by it may be terminated by either the Firm or Client with or without cause and with or without notice at any time. The Firm may at any time terminate in whole or in part the Firm’s Client Portal without notice or liability.
Confidentiality, Information Protection, and Protection of Data
Notwithstanding any existing legal or contractual obligations regarding confidentiality between you and the Firm, you undertake to treat all knowledge relating to business secrets, which come into your possession, as confidential. You shall assure that any protected data, which comes into your possession through the use of the portal, is not transmitted to any unauthorized person. In partial consideration of the opportunity to access the resources of the portal concerning your account, you agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of access of the portal and its data to you and your authorized employees and to indemnify and hold harmless the Firm and its officers, shareholders, and employees and their heirs, successors, and assigns from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, losses, damages, judgments, costs, and expenses, including without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and liabilities of every kind that may arise from your or your employees’ use of the portal or because of violation of these terms and conditions of use.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
You are prohibited from using the portal to damage, disable, or overburden the Firm's servers or network or impair the portal or interfere with any other party’s use of the portal. Hacking, password mining, or any other means to gain unauthorized access to the portal, portal accounts, computers, or network is prohibited. Posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law is also prohibited.
This is the entire agreement between the Firm and Client regarding its subject matter. This Agreement does not modify or affect any existing or future engagement letter or agreement between the Firm and Client. The Firm may, in its discretion alter, add to or delete the Terms and Conditions from time to time without any prior notice.
By using the Client Portal, you hereby acknowledge that you have read the Client Portal Agreement and that you agree to its terms and conditions.