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Agreed Terms of Use

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Effective/Updated as of June 30, 2022

Introduction. “Cherry Bekaert” is the brand name under which Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC, independently owned entities, provide professional services in an alternative practice structure in accordance with applicable professional standards. Cherry Bekaert LLP is a licensed CPA firm that provides attest services, and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC and its subsidiary entities provide tax and advisory services.

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply to www.cbh.com and to any other websites operated or controlled by Cherry Bekaert (collectively, the “Site”).  Some websites and content operated or controlled by Cherry Bekaert (“us” or the “Firm”) may be subject to different or additional terms.  By accessing such additional website or content, you agree to be bound by any additional terms that govern use of each such website or content.

Please read these Terms carefully as they contain important information regarding your legal rights, remedies and obligations with respect to your use of the Site, including but not limited to various limitations, exclusions, and indemnities.

By accessing or using the Site, and the content and services available thereon, you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms in all respects. Such agreement will be deemed for all legal purposes to be in writing and legally enforceable as a signed written agreement. If you are not willing to be bound by each and every term or condition, or if any representation made herein by you is not true, you may not use, and must cease using, the Site.  If you are an individual accessing or using the Site on behalf of, or for the benefit of, any corporation, partnership, or other entity with which you are associated, then you are agreeing to the Terms on behalf of yourself and such corporation, partnership, or other entity, and you represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to bind same to these Terms.

The Site is available only to individuals and entities that can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, the Site and the services offered by the Site are not available to minors.

Your use of the Site is subject to our Privacy Policy, which describes our policies and practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information.

Jurisdiction. The Site is controlled and/or operated from the United States and is not intended to subject us to non-U.S. jurisdictions or laws, except as otherwise expressly stated in these Terms. The Site may not be appropriate or available for use in some jurisdictions outside of the United States. If you use the Site, you do so at your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations. We may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.

Modification of These Terms. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to change, modify, add, or remove the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Site is offered. It is your responsibility to check periodically for any changes we may make to these Terms. Your continued use of this Site following the effective date of changes to these Terms or other policies means you accept and consent to the changes.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use.  As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to us that you will use the Site in a professional manner and in compliance with all applicable all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, and regulatory requirements.  You further agree that you will not:

  • use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, conditions, and notices;
  • use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site;
  • obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided through the Site;
  • use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the Site or the contents or information contained therein without our prior express written consent;
  • use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted through the Site;
  • copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display any content (except for any information in which you have an ownership interest) from the Site without our prior express written consent or the appropriate third party;
  • provide us information that (i) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information, or (ii) creates liability for us or causes us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers;
  • frame, scrape, data mine, or collect the content of the Site in any form or manner;
  • permit anyone other than yourself to use your username or password to gain access to the Site.

Additionally, you agree to take reasonable steps to maintain the privacy of your username and password and to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of your username and password.  You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for all activities that occur under your account.

In the event you gain access to information or material not intended to be accessed by you, you agree that you will immediately notify us and destroy all copies of such information in your possession and not forward such information to any third parties. For this notice, you may contact us at CBHLegal@cbh.com.

Information Provided to the Firm or Posted at Any Firm Website. Other than information that you may provide through the Site in connection with (a) utilizing our tax and other professional services or (b) submitting an employment application, we do not claim ownership of the materials or information you provide to us (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Site or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”).

However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission (excluding materials provided in connection with utilizing our tax and other professional services, which will only be used in connection with providing those services), you grant us, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of the Site and its businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: utilize, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission, except to the extent prohibited by law.

With the exception of materials submitted in connection with utilizing our tax and other professional services, none of the Submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. Without limitation of the foregoing, we shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose without compensation to the provider of the Submissions. All personal information provided to this Site will be handled in accordance with the Site’s online Privacy Policy, the terms of which are incorporated into the Terms.

We are under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may in our sole discretion remove any Submission at any time, for any reason, without notice to you.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission, as described in this section, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

In the course of using the Site, you may submit your personal data and/or the personal data of others. It is your responsibility to ensure this information is accurate and up to date.

Links to Third Party Sites. The Site may contain links to other web sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site.

By providing these links, we do not endorse, sponsor or recommend such sites or the materials disseminated or services provided by them, and are not responsible for the materials, services or other situations at or related to or from any other site. We are not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. We are providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by us of the site or any association with its operators. We reserve the right to disable links from any third-party sites to the Site.

Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet and using the Site. You should be aware that when you are using the Site, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from the Site pages that take you outside of the Site.

Links to Third Party Integrations. We may provide links to third party integrations. Third party integrations are websites or platforms that synchronize with our Site to provide you with additional functionality, tools, or services such as accepting job applications or providing locations.

You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such sites or resources and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, goods, services or other materials on, available through, or provided by such sites or resources.

We are not responsible for the privacy or other practices of such sites and cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that you provide to such sites or that such sites collect.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms and conditions on those linked sites.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability. The Site and the materials located on or through the Site are provided by us for informational purposes only, with the understanding that we are not, by the provision of these materials, engaged in the rendering of legal, financial, or other professional advice or services.

We make no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information or materials. The information and material on this Site should not be relied upon or used as a basis for making significant decisions without consulting primary or more accurate, more complete, or timelier sources of information.

ANY RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION OR MATERIAL ON THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL, CAREER, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. WE MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, DESIGN, ACCURACY, CAPABILITY, SUFFICIENCY, SUITABILITY, CAPACITY, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY, OR COMPATIBILITY ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FIRM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAYS, COMPUTER VIRUSES, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS AND DATA, AND OTHER TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FROM ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF EMAIL MESSAGES OR OTHER COMMUNICATIONS YOU SEND US, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE FIRM OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES AND AS A RESULT THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Electronic Communications Privacy Act Notice (18 U.S.C. 2701-2711). We make no guaranty of confidentiality or privacy of any communication or information transmitted on the Site or any website linked to the Site. We will not be liable for the privacy of the information, e-mail addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other content transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Site.

Right to refuse service or terminate access. We may prohibit you from participating in or utilizing the Site if, in our sole and absolute discretion, you show a disregard for the Terms or act in an unacceptable manner, such as with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, or in any other disruptive manner. We also reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content or cancel orders in our sole and absolute discretion without notice to you.

Suspension of site. If for any reason any portion of the Site is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond our reasonable control which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Site, we reserve the right, but do not assume the obligation, in our sole and absolute discretion, to prohibit you and any other individual or entity from using the Site, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Site or any portion thereof and void such information.

Limitation on liability. You also agree that we are not responsible or liable in any way for injury, loss or damage to your computer or interception or use of credit card information, related to or resulting from use of the Site or any sites, services or materials linked or related thereto or therefrom, nor are we responsible or liable in any way for any injury, loss, claim or damage relating to or resulting from any part of the Site operating or not operating on computers or networks used by you or communicating with such computers or networks.

Availability of products and services. The products and/or services described in and available through the Site may not be available in your country. We make no representation that the services or products offered via the Site are appropriate or available for use in any particular location.

Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If use of the Site and/or viewing or use of any material or content therein or services offered thereby violates or infringes any applicable law in your jurisdiction(s), you are not authorized to view or use the Site and must exit immediately. Your viewing and/or use of the Site constitutes your representation that you are unconditionally and without limitation permitted to view and use the Site and that we, our affiliates, and their owners, partners, franchisees, subsidiaries, officers, each of such person’s or entities’ directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors and suppliers (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) may rely upon such representation.

The Site is operated from the United States and it is possible that some software from the Site or the products and services offered on the Site may be subject to United States export controls. Products and services described on the Site and software downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported from the Site are not intended for sale, download or export (i) into or to a national or resident of any country that is subject to a U.S. or U.N. embargo or sanction or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or anyone subject to the same or similar restrictions even if not listed or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the software, products or services available via the Site, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any of the above restricted lists or subject to such restrictions.

Indemnification. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Indemnified Parties from and against any and all allegations, demands, claims, liabilities, damages, fines, losses, expenses, penalties or costs of whatsoever nature, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, and whether by reason of death of or injury to any person or loss of or damage to any property or otherwise (“Claims”) arising or resulting in any way from any violation of these Terms, the services or products provided to you as part of the Site, or any related act or failure to act by you and whether or not occasioned or contributed to by the negligence of the Firm or any agent or employee of the Indemnified Parties or any of them (except as and to the extent prohibited by applicable law) or Claims arising from your account, including, without limitation, any Claims related to infringement by you of the intellectual property rights of any person, including without limitation, copyright, patent, trade secret, trade mark, artist rights, droit moral, privacy, publicity or rights under other intellectual property laws.

Without limiting the foregoing, if you cause a technical disruption of the Site or the systems transmitting the Site to you or others, you agree to be responsible for any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising or resulting from that disruption. In the event that any Claim is made or any action or proceeding is brought against the Indemnified Parties, or any of them, arising out of or connected with the Terms, any such Indemnified Party may, by reasonable notice to you, require you, at your expense, to resist such Claim or take over the defense of any such action or proceeding and employ counsel for such purpose, such counsel to be subject to the prior written approval of such Indemnified Party, which approval shall be deemed to have been given hereby in the case of counsel acting for your insurance underwriters engaged in such resistance or defense. You shall cooperate with us in the defense of any Claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you

Governing Law. To the maximum extent permitted by law, these Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Virginia  and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Virginia in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. You also agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to the Terms shall be filed only in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, or, if there is no federal jurisdiction over the action, in the courts of the State of Virginia located in Henrico County, Virginia. You hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.

General Terms. The following general terms apply to you and your use of the Site:

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these Terms or use of the Site.

Our performance of these Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these Terms is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.

If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, including, without limitation, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein or agreed to by the user, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between the user and the Firm with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and the Firm with respect to the Site. A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Electronic Signature. You represent and warrant that you have the legal right, power and authority to agree to the Terms on behalf of yourself and the member, buyer, or supplier participating in the Site. You further agree that your use constitutes an electronic signature as defined by the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (“E-Sign”) and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (“UETA”) and that you have formed, executed, entered into, and accepted the terms of and otherwise authenticated the Terms and acknowledged and agreed that the Terms are an electronic record for purposes of E-Sign, UETA and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act and, as such, are completely valid, have legal effect, are enforceable, and are binding on, and non-refutable by, you and the member, buyer or supplier on whose behalf you are acting.

Copyright and Trademark Notices.  The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of the administrator(s) of the Site and others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Sites without our written permission or the permission of such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Sites.

All contents of the Site are: Copyright 2022 Cherry Bekaert, All rights reserved. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

How to Contact Us. If you have any questions regarding this Policy, your privacy, or our policies in the event of a compromise of your information, you may contact us at:

Cherry Bekaert
3800 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
Phone: (919) 782-1040
Email: CBHLegal@cbh.com