1. About BRIDGEBIS
2. The “BRIDGEBIS.COM” website
3. Legal Disclaimer
1. ABOUT BRIDGEBIS
BRIDGEBIS LLC is a New York State Limited Liability Company that provides professional services to clients and does participate in client engagements. BRIDGEBIS LLC oversees implementation of policies and has authority to represent or bind any thereof.
2. The “BRIDGEBIS.com” Website
The “BRIDGEBIS.com” website (the “Website”) is comprised of global content, which relates to the business and operations of BRIDGEBIS. The global content on the Website is owned and operated by BRIDGEBIS LLC (“BRIDGEBIS”), a Limited Liability Company registered in the New York State.
3. LEGAL DISCLAIMER
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on this Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.
The information on this Website is intended to furnish users with general information on matters that they may find to be of interest. While every effort has been made to offer current and accurate information, errors can occur. Furthermore, this Website may contain references to certain laws and regulations that will likely change over time and should be interpreted accordingly and only in light of particular circumstances.
BRIDGEBIS LLC DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS SITE.
Your use of the Website and all content on the Website and all services provided through it are provided “as is”, with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy or timeliness, and without representations, warranties or other contractual terms of any kind, express or implied. BRIDGEBIS does not represent or warrant that this Website, the various services provided through this Website, and / or any information, software or other material downloaded from this Website, will be accurate, current, uninterrupted, error-free, omission-free or free of viruses or other harmful components. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our Website for any reconstruction of any lost data.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, BRIDGEBIS DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY TO YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE IN RESPECT OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE AND ALL SERVICES, INFORMATION, AND MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH IT, WHETHER UNDER ANY THEORY OF TORT, CONTRACT, WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY OR NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER IN RESPECT OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF BRIDGEBIS WAS ADVISED, KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
BRIDGEBIS Company does not accept unauthorized idea submissions outside of established business relationships. To protect the interests of our current clients and ourselves, we must treat the issue of such submissions with great care. Importantly, without a clear business relationship, BRIDGEBIS Company cannot and does not treat any such submissions in confidence. Accordingly, please do not communicate unauthorized idea submissions to BRIDGEBIS Company through this website. Any ideas disclosed to BRIDGEBIS Company outside a pre-existing and documented confidential business relationship are not confidential and BRIDGEBIS Company may therefore develop, use and freely disclose or publish similar ideas without compensating you or accounting to you. BRIDGEBIS Company will make every reasonable effort to return or destroy any unauthorized idea submissions without detailed review of them. However, if a review is necessary in BRIDGEBIS Company sole discretion, it will be with the understanding that BRIDGEBIS Company assumes no obligation to protect the confidentiality of your idea or compensate you for its disclosure or use. By submitting an idea or other detailed submission to BRIDGEBIS Company through this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this stated policy.
The information presented on this Website should not be construed as legal, tax, accounting or any other professional advice or service. You should consult WITH another professional advisor familiar with your particular factual situation for advice concerning specific tax or other matters before making any decision. You should not send any confidential information to any member firm of BRIDGEBIS until you have received an agreement from the firm to perform the services you request.
3.A. Your Personal Information
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords associated with your account, monitoring all activity under your account, and assuming full responsibility for all activities that occur under your account.
When you sign up to use the Website or certain services through the Website, you may be requested to provide your name, email address, work/position title, phone number and such other information to enable your registration. These are your credentials for accessing the services on the Website which is only available to registered members. In doing so, you agree that you:
- are not impersonating any person or entity; and
- are not violating any applicable state, federal, or other law regarding use of personal or identification information.
BRIDGEBIS may from time to time use any of the information you submit to verify the completeness, accuracy or truthfulness of the information you have provided on the Website. Your failure to maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date account information, including uploading an invalid or illegible form of identification, or your failure to provide additional evidence requested by BRIDGEBIS, may result in your inability to access and use the Website or BRIDGEBIS’ termination of your account (without prejudice to any other remedies BRIDGEBIS may have). You may not authorize or otherwise allow third parties to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity.
3.B. General Eligibility
The Website is not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. You must be at least 18 years old and have reached the age of majority in your jurisdiction of primary residence and citizenship to participate in the Website. You may not access or use the Website if you are a citizen or national of any country that is subject to United States export restrictions (currently including, but not necessarily limited to, Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, Libya, and Sudan). Also, you may not access or use the Website from any such country. You may not use the Website if you do not have legal authorization to work in the country in which the postings to which you apply are to be performed. If any applicable law, rule or regulation prohibits your access to or use of the Website, you may not access or use the Website. You also represent that you are not an individual or an individual employed by or associated with an entity identified on the US Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons or Entity List, the US Department of Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals or Blocked Persons Lists, or the Department of State’s Debarred Parties List or otherwise ineligible to receive items subject to US Export control laws and regulations, or other economic sanctions of any sovereign nation.
RSS feeds, podcasting and email updates are free services offered by certain BRIDGEBIS member firms to individuals for private, non-commercial use. The BRIDGEBIS RSS feed is a means by which BRIDGEBIS offers article headlines, descriptions and links in XML to individuals who use RSS readers or aggregators. A podcast is an audio program for which individuals can subscribe. When BRIDGEBIS makes podcasts available to individuals for their own personal use. RSS, podcasting and email update aggregators may incorporate the BRIDGEBIS feeds into their directories for the benefit of individuals using the aggregator. Any other use is prohibited, including copying, reproducing, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting, or distributing our feeds or podcasts in any way by any means.
BRIDGEBIS reserves the right to discontinue our feeds, podcasts and email updates at any time. All content, imagery, and logos that appear within the BRIDGEBIS RSS feed, podcasts and email updates are owned by BRIDGEBIS and all rights are reserved.
3.D. Third-Party Links and “Linking”
You may link to this Website provided that you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation; and provided further that such link does not involve:
- unauthorized use of our logo;
- any false claim (actual or implied) of endorsement by, or other relationship with, Website or local member firm(s);
- framing or embedding of any pages of our Website; or
- other infringement or unauthorized use of our trademarks, copyright and/or other intellectual property rights.
You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to stop. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
BRIDGEBIS does not bear any responsibility whatsoever for the content, accuracy or security of any websites that are linked (by way of hyperlink or otherwise) to this Website.
Certain links on this Website lead to servers maintained by individuals or organizations over which BRIDGEBIS has no control. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. BRIDGEBIS makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, or any other aspect of the information located on such servers. A link to a third party’s website should not be construed as, and is not, an endorsement by either BRIDGEBIS or that third party of the other or its products and services. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this BRIDGEBIS, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
The information provided on this Website is free of charge and for informational purposes only and does not create a business or professional services relationship between you and BRIDGEBIS LLC. Links on this site may lead to services or sites not operated by BRIDGEBIS LLC. No judgment or warranty is made with respect to such other services or sites and BRIDGEBIS LLC takes no responsibility for such other sites or services. A link to another site or service is not an endorsement of that site or service. Any use you make of the information provided on this Website, or any site or service linked to by this Website, is at your own risk.
This site and its contents are provided “as is” and BRIDGEBIS LLC makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to this site or any site or service accessible through this site. BRIDGEBIS LLC expressly disclaims all express and implied warranties including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In no event will either BRIDGEBIS LLC or its third-party service providers be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential, or other damages (including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data) without regard to the form of action and whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this Website, any content on or accessed through this Website or any site service linked to, or any copying, displaying, or use thereof.
3.E. Prohibited Uses
You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these terms and conditions. You agree not to use the Website:
- In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the U.S. or other countries).
- For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter”, “spam”, or any other similar solicitation.
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate BRIDGEBIS, a BRIDGEBIS employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the BRIDGEBIS or users of the Website or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software or code comprising or in any way making up a part of the Website including any algorithm used by the Website.
- Post content which contravenes a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement, insider trading laws, or intellectual property rights which you are not authorized to transfer to another party.
- Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.
- Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.
- Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
- Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.
- Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.
- Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.
3.F. Copyright Notice
Except where noted otherwise, all material on the global portion of the Website is Copyright © 2023 BRIDGEBIS LLC, and on the individual country sites, local material is Copyright © 2023 to the relevant member firm(s). All rights reserved. No part of the materials on this Website, including but not limited to the text, graphics and html code, may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by any means without BRIDGEBIS’ written permission or, in respect of local content on an individual country site, the written permission of the relevant member firm(s).
“BRIDGEBIS” and the stylized BRIDGEBIS symbol/ logo are registered or pending registration with the US Patent and Trademark Office or other trademark offices around the world.
You acknowledge that you have read the Privacy Statement located on each of the Website(s), as it may be updated from time to time (the “Privacy Statement”). You further acknowledge that, to the extent required under applicable law, by using the Website you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure by us of your personal information (whether previously collected or to be collected) for the purposes identified therein. You also consent to our use of such personal information in accordance with such Privacy Statement, which is incorporated herein by reference and forms an integral part of these terms and conditions.
You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this Website and you agree that you will not access or use the information on this Website in violation of such laws. Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, any information submitted by you through this Website shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. You represent that you have the lawful right to submit such information and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so. Because of the open nature of the Internet, we recommend that you not submit information you consider confidential.
You agree to indemnify and hold BRIDGEBIS and its officers/employees harmless from any claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or relating to your use of the Website, violation of these Terms, or infringement of any intellectual property or other rights.
3.I. Dispute Resolution/Governing Law
All claims, disputes, or controversies arising from or related to your use of the Website and these terms and conditions (including all statutory claims and any state or federal claims) shall be resolved in accordance with the mediation and arbitration herein.
By agreeing to arbitration, the parties understand and agree that they are waiving their rights to use other available resolution processes, such as a court action or administrative proceeding, to settle their disputes. The parties agree that these terms and conditions require the use of mediation and arbitration on an individual basis to resolve covered disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions.
A party shall submit a dispute to mediation by written notice to the other party or parties. The mediator shall be selected by mutual agreement of the parties. If the parties cannot agree on a mediator, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”) shall designate a mediator at the request of a party. Any mediator must be acceptable to all parties and must confirm in writing that he or she is not, and will not become during the term of the mediation, an employee, partner, executive officer, director, or substantial equity owner of any BRIDGEBIS audit client.
The mediator shall conduct the mediation as he/she determines, with the agreement of the parties. The parties shall discuss their differences in good faith and attempt, with the mediator’s assistance, to reach an amicable resolution of the dispute. The mediation shall be treated as a settlement discussion and shall therefore be confidential. The mediator may not testify for either party in any later proceeding relating to the dispute. The mediation proceedings shall not be recorded or transcribed.
Each party shall bear its own costs in the mediation. The parties shall share equally the fees and expenses of the mediator.
If the parties have not resolved a dispute within ninety (90) days after written notice beginning mediation (or a longer period, if the parties agree to extend the mediation), the mediation shall terminate and the dispute shall be settled by arbitration. In addition, if a party initiates litigation, arbitration, or other binding dispute resolution process without initiating mediation, or before the mediation process has terminated, an opposing party may deem the mediation requirement to have been waived and may proceed with arbitration.
The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the procedures in this document and the CPR Rules for Non-Administered Arbitration (“Rules”) as in effect on the date of the Agreement, or such other rules and procedures as the parties may agree. In the event of a conflict, the provisions of this document will control.
The arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator, to be selected in accordance with the screened selection process provided in the Rules. Any issue concerning the extent to which any dispute is subject to arbitration, or concerning the applicability, interpretation, or enforceability of any of these procedures, shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and resolved by the arbitrator. No potential arbitrator may be appointed unless he or she has agreed in writing to these procedures and has confirmed in writing that he or she is not and will not become during the term of the arbitration, an employee, partner, executive officer, director, or substantial equity owner of any BRIDGEBIS audit client. Each party shall bear their own costs in the arbitration, and shall evenly split the fees associated with the arbitrator.
The arbitrator shall have no power to award non-monetary or equitable relief of any sort or to make an award or impose a remedy that (i) is inconsistent with the agreement to which these procedures are attached or any other agreement relevant to the dispute, or (ii) could not be made or imposed by a court deciding the matter in the same jurisdiction. In deciding the dispute, the arbitrator shall apply the limitations period that would be applied by a court deciding the matter in the same jurisdiction and shall have no power to decide the dispute in any manner not consistent with such limitations period.
Discovery shall be permitted in connection with the arbitration only to the extent, if any, expressly authorized by the arbitrator upon a showing of substantial need by the party seeking discovery.
All aspects of the arbitration shall be treated as confidential. The parties and the arbitrator may disclose the existence, content or results of the arbitration only in accordance with the Rules or applicable professional standards. Before making any such disclosure, a party shall give written notice to all other parties and shall afford them a reasonable opportunity to protect their interests, except to the extent such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law, regulatory requirements or professional standards.
The result of the arbitration shall be binding on the parties, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
If you attempt to bring any legal proceedings against BRIDGEBIS LLC, you specifically acknowledge that BRIDGEBIS LLC is free to choose the jurisdiction of our preference as to where such action against us may be held. As you have agreed by using this site to choose the laws of the State of New York to govern any such proceedings, we will probably choose to defend any such action in New York City and we can make this decision entirely as it suits us, without regard to where in the world you are located, or from where in the world you visited this Website.