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Content Disclaimer / ascentregtech.com Not a Compliance Professional
Ascent provides an online portal to give visitors a general understanding of certain laws, regulations and other items of a legal and compliance nature and to provide a software solution to businesses that choose to access the Content for information and materials in respect of such matters (the “Subject Matter”). You need not download or even license Ascent’s software solutions (“Solutions”). Ascent hosts its Solutions as a backend service for you when use and access the Content. The Site includes general information commonly encountered in connection with the Subject Matter. Ascent and its Solutions also include a review of your information, from time to time, for completeness with respect to the requirements of the Solutions, spelling, and for internal consistency of names, addresses and similar items, but at no time do we review your answers for accuracy (legal, compliance or otherwise), sufficiency (legal, compliance or otherwise), conclusions (legal, compliance or otherwise), advice (legal, compliance or otherwise), opinions (legal, compliance or otherwise) or recommendations (legal, compliance or otherwise) about your rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms, or strategies, or apply the law, regulations or other aspects of the Subject Matter to the facts of your particular situation. Ascent is not a law or compliance firm and may not perform services (legal, compliance or otherwise) performed by an attorney, consultant or other compliance professional (collectively, “Compliance Professionals”, each a “Compliance Professional”). Ascent and its Solutions, and its forms or templates are not a substitute for the advice or services of a Compliance Professional. Ascent strives to keep its Solutions accurate, current and up-to-date. However, because the Subject Matter changes rapidly, Ascent cannot guarantee that all of the information on the Site or included as part of its Solutions is completely current. The Subject Matter varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction (and/or between and among regulatory bodies or agencies), and may be subject to interpretation by different courts and/or regulatory authorities. The Subject Matter may be specific to you, and no general information or tool like the kind Ascent provides (including, without limitation, its Solutions) can fit every circumstance. Furthermore, the information contained on the Site with respect to the Subject Matter and included as part of Ascent’s Solutions is not legal advice and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date. Therefore, if you need legal or compliance advice for your specific problem, or if your specific problem is too complex to be addressed by Ascent and its Solutions, you should consult a Compliance Professional (who may or may not need to be licensed in such case and/or jurisdiction) in your area. From time to time, Ascent may perform certain access services and introduce our visitors to Compliance Professionals through various methods, including but not limited to (i) service plans, (ii) third party directory listings, and (iii) third party limited scope agreements. At no time is an attorney-client relationship fostered or created with Ascent through the performance of any such services. This Site and Ascent’s Solutions are not intended to create any attorney-client relationship, and your use of the Site and such Solutions does not and will not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Ascent.
The Site and Ascent’s Solutions Are Not Legal Services
The use by you of any Services or Information, or your access to any Site does not constitute legal advice nor does it by itself establish the delivery of any professional service. Even if your access to the Services was provided by an attorney or law firm (or other legal service provider), no attorney-client relationship with any person or entity is created or implied by you accessing or using any Service. Any such relationship, and any relationships or privileges related thereto, may only be formed between you and that attorney in accordance with its formal engagement and conflict checking procedures. The Information and Services provided on the Sites, whether authored by Ascent, a user, a user’s Compliance Professional, or otherwise, is provided purely for informational purposes.
No Professional Advice
If we provide you any professional information in the course of providing the Site or Ascent’s Solutions, it is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. For clarity, you will be solely responsible for: (i) compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations affecting your business, and (ii) any use you may make of the Site or Ascent’s Solutions to assist you in complying with any such laws, rules or regulations. The Site or Ascent’s Solutions does not include any legal, compliance, accounting or tax advice. You will retain and rely solely upon your own advisors with respect to such advice.
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Without prior notice to you, we may change the Site or Ascent’s Solutions, stop providing the Site or Ascent’s Solutions or features of either, to you or to all of our Users generally or create usage limits for the Site or Ascent’s Solutions. We may permanently terminate or temporarily suspend your access to the Site or Ascent’s Solutions without notice and liability to you for any lawful reason, including, if in our sole determination, you violate any provision of this Agreement, or for no reason if lawfully permitted. Upon any termination, you will continue to be bound by any terms of this Agreement that by their nature extend beyond termination.
Intellectual Property Rights
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Use of Forms
On our Site, through our Solutions, and through certain partners, we offer “fill in the blank” forms. You understand that your use of a form is neither legal advice nor the practice of law, and that each form and any applicable instructions or guidance is not customized to your particular needs. By using our forms, you agree that such forms may only be used by you for your business use or used by you in connection with Ascent’s Solutions. You are not permitted to use in any manner other than as permitted and expressly authorized by Ascent on the Site nor sell, distribute, sublicense or commercialize our forms in any way, shape or manner. Once you populate a form with your information, you are fully responsible for such information, including, without limitation, to the extent that such information is submitted on your behalf directly via the Solutions or indirectly by you in hardcopy format using the forms Ascent provides through its Solutions. Further, you agree that Ascent makes not warranties about the accuracy or completeness of such information that you provide and you will hold Ascent harmless and indemnify Ascent for any costs, expenses, losses and other damages that Ascent may actually incur as a result of your use of the forms provided by Ascent whether or not the forms are submitted, but including with respect to any such submission thereof.
Google Translate Disclaimer
Translation of pages on www.ascentregtech.com, www.ascent-technologies.com, app.ascentregtech.com, and any subpages, is done by Google(TM) Translate, a third party application. Ascent may offer translation of some of its content through Google Translate. Because Google Translate is an external website, Ascent does not control the quality or accuracy of translated content. Google Translate may also maintain unique privacy and use policies. These policies are not controlled by Ascent and are not associated with Ascent’s practices.
Ascent uses Google Translate to provide language translations of its content. Google Translate is a free, automated service that relies on data and technology to provide its translations. The Google Translate feature is provided for informational purposes only. Translations cannot be guaranteed as exact or without the inclusion of incorrect, missed, or inappropriate language. Google Translate is a third-party service. As such, Ascent cannot guarantee or claim responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, or performance of this service nor the limitations provided by this service, such as the inability to translate specific words or files like PDFs and graphics (i.e. .jpgs, .gifs, etc.).
Ascent provides Google Translate as an online tool for its users, but Ascent does not directly endorse the website or imply that it is the only solution to users. All site visitors may choose to use similar tools for their translation needs. Any individuals or parties that use Ascent content in translated form, whether by Google Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk. Ascent is not responsible for any damages or issues of translated content of any kind.
Linking and Framing
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Communications with Ascent
Please be advised that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to us via the Site or via electronic mail. Accordingly, we suggest that you use caution when transmitting any information to us via the Internet. Ascent expressly disclaims any liability for damages resulting from third party interception of your communications with us via the Internet. If you choose to send us any information via the Site or via e-mail, you do so solely at your own risk.
Links to Other Web Sites
Authorizations; Authorization of Recurring ACH Debit
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In order to connect the Site or Ascent’s Solutions with any third-party service, you designate Ascent as your agent and attorney-in-fact in connection with such services and further specifically authorize us to: (i) store your Account Information, (ii) access the relevant service using the Account Information you provide us, (iii) use and apply any signatures or other materials you provide us in order to provide you the Site or Ascent’s Solutions, such as to complete a benefits enrollment form or tax document, (iv) gather and export from such service any data or other information reasonably necessary for us to provide the Site or Ascent’s Solutions to you, and (v) otherwise take any action in connection with such service as reasonably necessary for us to provide the Site or Ascent’s Solutions to you, including, but not limited to, opening accounts on your behalf at third-party institutions and making changes on your behalf with such third-party institutions and services in order to manage your programs. You agree that those third-party service providers are entitled to rely on the foregoing authorization, agency and power of attorney granted by you.
Authorization of Recurring ACH Debit
When you subscribe to a paid product that is part of the Site or Ascent’s Solutions, you authorize us and our designated payment processors to store your designated bank account information and other related information. You authorize us to automatically debit all applicable charges for such paid product from your designated bank account via ACH debit on the date such charges become due, as described in the Individual Service Agreement or other applicable agreement for such paid product. You agree to follow National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA) rules applicable to ACH transactions.
You understand that this authorization to initiate ACH debit transactions will remain in full force and effect until we have received written notice from you by email at email@example.com at least 30 in advance of the date the applicable charges for the paid product become due. You understand that because these are electronic transactions, these funds may be withdrawn from your designated bank account immediately. In the case of an ACH debit transaction that is rejected for insufficient funds, you understand that we may at our discretion attempt to process the debit in the amount of the applicable paid product again within 30 days and we may separately impose a fee of $25 for each transaction returned for insufficient funds, as permitted by applicable law. You certify that you are an authorized user of your bank account and will not dispute these scheduled transactions with your bank so long as the transactions correspond to this Agreement, the Individual Service Agreement (defined below) and any other applicable agreement for such paid product.
IRS Circular 230
Any discussion of U.S. tax matters contained herein (including any Content available at the Site) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or other matter. The foregoing language is intended to satisfy the requirements under the regulations in Section 10.35 of Circular 230.
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Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY OF THE ASCENT PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THIS SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY OF THE ASCENT PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SITE OR THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS THE ASCENT PARTIES’ LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT SHALL NEVER BE GREATER THAN THE PREVIOUS SIX MONTHS OF CUSTOMER PAYMENTS PROVIDED TO ASCENT PRIOR TO THE DISPUTE.
You agree to make Ascent, its affiliates, shareholders, partners, directors, officers, co-branders, subsidiaries, parents, employees and agents, whole for any and all claims, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the Site or any violation of this Agreement. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Ascent from and against any loss, cost, or damage of any kind (including reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) to the extent arising out of your breach of this Agreement, and/or your negligence or willful misconduct.”
In no event shall Ascent’s aggregate cumulative liability to you arising out of or relating to this agreement, exceed the annual fee paid by you. For the avoidance of doubt, the aggregative cumulative liability shall include, but not be limited to, indirect or consequential damages, regardless of jurisdiction.
From time to time, Ascent may make available to you a history of the rules and regulations applicable to you, as well as the documentation and tasks related to such rules and regulations (“Your History of Rules and Documents”). The presentation of Your History of Rules and Documents at all times should be considered only a courtesy and reflects Ascent’s best guess of the rules and regulations, together with the related documentation and tasks, applicable to you. Accordingly, Ascent hereby disclaims any and all liability associated with such information and your use thereof. To the extent you view Your History of Rules and Documents, please note that Your History of Rules and Documents is intended to present such information based on Ascent’s information at the time and does not provide any assurances or warranties in regards to such information. To the extent new information becomes available to Ascent at a later time, and such new information changes Ascent’s assessment of Your History of Rules and Documents as it was at earlier times, the prior history may not be accessible to you and in its place, Ascent may present Your History of Rules and Documents updated as Ascent believes it to be at such later time and in accordance with such new information.
Minors are not eligible to use the Site or Ascent’s Solutions nor are they permitted to submit any personal information to Ascent or any other person using Ascent’s Solutions.
Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or your use of any Content or this Site or your access to or links to this Site, shall be resolved by the state or Federal courts in Chicago, Illinois and Cook County, Illinois. Both parties hereby consent (a) to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Illinois or to any Federal Court located within the State of Illinois for any action and (b) to service of process in any such action by registered mail or any other means provided by law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to conflict of law principles.
Nothing on this site constitutes legal advice or gives rise to an attorney/client relationship. The contents of this site are for general information purposes only. While we strive to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and/or timeliness, and we do not accept any liability for error, omission, or delay.
We shall not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of, or inability to use, this site or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provisions of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. The sections of this Agreement entitled Intellectual Property Rights, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification, and Miscellaneous shall survive the termination of this Agreement. Ascent reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of this Site or the Content at any time without prior notice or liability. Paragraph headings are provided only for reference and shall have no effect on the construction or interpretation of this Agreement.
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You may not assign this Agreement. No waiver shall be effective unless in writing, and a party’s failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right, power or privilege under this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof. Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. You shall comply with all laws, rules and regulations which are now or hereinafter promulgated by any government authority or agency which govern or apply to the operation and use of the Site.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you expressly agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re-export any of the Content to countries or persons prohibited under the export control laws of the United States. You are prohibited from any use of the Site that would constitute an illegal offense, give rise to liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Ascent. This Agreement, together with the other policies contained on the Site and any other documentation binding you and Ascent, from time to time, contains the entire agreement of the parties concerning your use of this Site and supersedes any conflicting agreements in respect of such conflicts and supersedes any and all oral or other communication between the parties concerning its subject matter unless set forth in a signed writing between Ascent and you after the effectiveness of this Agreement.
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