1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. This "Agreement" is by and between CPATaxBuddy.com and all users, both members and non-members, who access and/or use the web site for any content or services accessible through the site. By using the content and/or services provided by this website, the user is acknowledging his/her acceptance of the terms stated in this Agreement. If you do not agree with any of these terms, do not continue to use any portion of this web site. You also agree that by using this web site, you are at least 18 years of age and you are legally able to enter into a contract. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Disclaimer

The advice, content, product, and services on CPATaxBuddy.com's web site are provided "as is" with no warranty. You acknowledge and agree that use of any advice, content, product or services provided through this site is entirely at your own risk and CPATaxBuddy.com and its representatives are not responsible for any damages or losses resulting from your reliance on such advice, content, product or services. CPATaxBuddy.com makes no warranties, expressed or implied of any kind, including, but not limited to: the availability, accuracy, usefulness of advice, content, product or services, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, CPATaxBuddy.com and its representatives do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use or non-use of the advice, content, product or services on its web site. The entire liability of CPATaxBuddy.com and its representatives for any reason shall be limited to one month's amount paid by the member for the related services or materials from CPATaxBuddy.com.

3. Limitations

In no event shall CPATaxBuddy.com or its representatives be liable for any damages; personal or business (including, but not limited to: damages for loss of business or work, damages due to errors or omissions, loss of profits or income, damages for loss of data, or due to personal or business interruption) arising out of the use or non-use of the advice, content, product or services on CPATaxBuddy.com's web site. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so these limitations may not apply to you.


4. Memberships

CPATaxBuddy.com maintains a membership based web site that contains content and offers accounting, tax and business answers to appeal to the individual and/or small business owner. To become a member, you must have Internet access, a valid U.S. credit card with available funds, an email address and agree to provide us with complete and accurate information, and succesfully complete the registration process.

By starting the CPATaxBuddy.com membership, you are expressly agreeing that we are authorized to charge you a monthly membership fee at the current rate plan to the payment method you provided during registration. The membership fee will be billed at the start of each billing period and each month thereafter unless you cancel your membership. Memberships terms and pricing are subject to change at any time and without notice, and can be found on our "Plans & Pricing" page. All fees and charges are considered fully earned upon receipt of payment.

CPATaxBuddy.com provides an online resource to assist its members with questions related to accounting, tax, personal finance and business matters of the type that would typically be asked of an accountant or a business consultant. CPATaxBuddy.com, through its representatives, responds to those questions posed by members normally within one business day, however, there is no assurance that every question can or will be answered within that time frame.

The scope of the CPA Tax Buddy service is generally limited to responses that can be provided by an accountant or business consultant with no more than one hour’s research into the specific subject matter. Our service is not intended to provide in-depth research that would be provided by an in-person meeting with an accounting professional or business consultant. The service is intended to provide general information, specifically: guidance, feedback and suggestions on finding solutions. Our representatives conduct limited research in order to respond to specific questions. Questions that we determine, at our sole discretion, to be beyond the scope of this service, including questions related to medium to large sized businesses, not for profit organizations or governmental agencies, are outside of the scope of our services and may go unanswered.

Members who ask questions do so with the understanding that responses are provided based on the knowledge and experience of the representative answering the question and may reflect the opinions of the responding representative. Some questions have no clear or definitive answer and any response will be based on the judgment and opinion of the responding representative. Questions are also subject to misinterpretation, and due to the nature of our online service, our representatives are not able to review all of the relevant facts. Therefore, CPATaxBuddy.com cannot and does not warrant that its answers are “correct”. In fact, CPATaxBuddy.com acknowledges that its responses may contain errors or may misinterpret the question that was asked. There is a further risk that reference materials to which we refer a member relative to a particular subject matter may contain inaccurate material. The member asking the question is ultimately responsible for assessing the validity and applicability of the response before using the information provided in the response.

Information furnished by CPATaxBuddy.com and its representatives is intended for general information purposes only. Our service is not intended to replace an in-person meeting with an accounting professional or business consultant. Member is encouraged to verify the information furnished by CPATaxBuddy.com and its representatives. Any reliance on such information is done at the member's full and sole risk and liablity.

CPATaxBuddy.com does not provide legal advice. If member asks questions that request such advice, our representatives may provide suggestions for reading material that may assist the member in better understanding the subject matter. Such suggestions and/or referrals to other web sites are not to be considered as legal advice. Legal matters should be referred to a competent attorney.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on CPATaxBuddy.com's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. CPATaxBuddy.com does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. CPATaxBuddy.com may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. CPATaxBuddy.com does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

CPATaxBuddy.com has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by CPATaxBuddy.com of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms and Conditions of Use Modifications

CPATaxBuddy.com reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions of Use for its web site an any time without notice, as may be required for the provision of service on the web site and for other business purposes. Reasonable commerical efforts will be used to inform you of any material changes. However, users are encouraged to check the terms of this Agreement frequently for any changes. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Use License

CPATaxBuddy.com grants member a limited, nonexclusive, revocable right to use the web site to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on CPATaxBuddy.com's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not: modify or copy the materials; use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial); attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on CPATaxBuddy.com's web site; remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by CPATaxBuddy.com at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

9. Governing Law

Any claim relating to CPATaxBuddy.com's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Should there be any differences, disputes, claims or controversies between CPATaxBuddy.com and its member(s), which cannot be settled amicably, both parties agree these Terms and Conditions of Use and the interpretation thereof shall be subject to binding arbitration by the American Arbitration Association, governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. The parties agree and understand that they choose arbitration instead of litigation to resolve disputes. The parties understand that they have a right or opportunity to litigate disputes through a court, but that they prefer to resolve their disputes through arbitration.

10.Questions/Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Terms and Conditions of Use, you may contact us at info [at] cpataxbuddy.com or by U.S. Mail at:

CPA Tax Buddy, LLC
9114 Waukegan Rd., #1449
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Thank you and we hope you enjoy the CPA Tax Buddy service!

Current Version Date: November 1, 2015