Baker Newman Noyes Legal and Privacy Statement

By using this site, you agree at all times during your use of this site to abide by these terms of use and any additions or amendments to these terms. Please read the terms of use carefully. Baker Newman Noyes [BNN] reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. In addition, when using this site or a service of this site, you will be subject to any posted guidelines, rules or policies for the service. Those guidelines, rules and policies, whether now existing or adopted in the future, are incorporated by reference into these terms of use

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

BNN maintains this Internet site as a service to the Internet community. The design of this site, and information contained within are the property of BNN and protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property and proprietary rights. The selection, arrangement and design of the entire contents of this Internet site, as well as the original contents herein, are the property of BNN.

This site may be viewed and its contents downloaded by you for your own personal non-commercial use or your companies' internal use. You must keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. The site and its contents may not be displayed, modified, transmitted, reproduced, copied, licensed, sold, broadcast, published, re-published or distributed in whole or in part in any manner without the prior written consent of BNN.

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

BNN respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users and visitors to do the same. BNN may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate access to a user or visitor who infringes the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the BNN site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify BNN by regular mail or electronic mail at the following address:

Baker Newman Noyes
280 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101

DISCLAIMER

This site has been established for the benefit of BNN, its customers and other visitors.

We will use reasonable efforts to include accurate, reliable and up-to-date information, but make no warranties or representations as to the truth, accuracy, reliability, usefulness, timeliness and completeness of the information provided here by BNN. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF: (1) YOUR ACCESS OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR YOUR USE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE bnncpa.com; (2) YOUR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE; OR (3) FOR THE LOSS OF ANY DATA OR INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US. The products and services descriptions included are for the sole purpose of providing a general reference tool concerning the nature and type of products and services available and from BNN. The descriptions are not intended to be relied upon by customers or by potential customers.

WE ALSO DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING COMPUTER CODE THAT MAY BE LOADED INTO USER'S COMPUTERS WHEN THEY DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS FROM THIS WEB SITE. BNN PROVIDES ACCESS TO TOOLS, INCLUDING DOWNLOADABLE TOOLS, BUT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THEIR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE, THEIR SUITABILITY FOR ANY TASK, THEIR ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR USEFULNESS, OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH YOUR COMPUTER OR SYSTEM. Users of this site are strongly advised to obtain and use appropriate anti-virus and security software. The access provided to the tools on any BNN site or service does not include any proprietary rights in the tools. The rights to any such tools shall at all times be retained by BNN or its third party licensors. Although BNN will not knowingly infringe the rights of third parties, it makes no representation or warranty that the tools provided do not infringe the rights of others.

Clicking on certain links within this site will let you leave BNN's site. The linked sites are not under the control of BNN and BNN is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. BNN provides these links to you only as a convenience, and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by us of a linked site. BNN is under no obligation to maintain any link on this site and may remove a link at any time in its sole discretion for any reason whatsoever.

We reserve the right at all times and in our sole discretion to change the products and services referred to in www.bnncpa.com.

PRIVACY

This privacy statement applies to information collected by BNN on this website (www.bnncpa.com).

We have established policies and procedures concerning the collection, use and security of information that are designed to protect the privacy of registered users.  While we diligently attempt to preserve the confidentiality and security of all of such information, we must advise you that no system of safeguards is absolutely secure against unauthorized penetration or misuse, and that we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit via this website.

Information that you voluntarily supply through online forms on our website enables us to provide services to you and to better identify and serve our customers and to respond better to their needs.  We do track people’s movements through the site in a general, statistical way because it helps us spot malfunctions, correct confusing navigation, identify topics that need to be expanded or condensed and generally improve our service. We also collect and store certain information in order to answer your e-mail.

If a web site visitor creates a personal profile, we will undertake to store the visitor’s submissions to provide the visitor the ability to retrieve the submissions, but we do not assure that this data will be available. We also reserve the right to change, withdraw or terminate the functionality which enables access to past and pending submissions.

In general, we will not intentionally disclose the details about web visitors or any of their business information to anybody outside BNN without the visitor’s express permission, unless disclosure is required by law, or is in compliance with legal process, or if necessary to protect our rights or our business reputation or to act in an emergency situation to protect personal safety or to prevent harm to persons or property.

BNN does not sell, rent, or trade your personal information to marketers outside of BNN.

From time to time, we may share personal information with third-party service providers that perform services on our behalf, such as processing payment information, hosting various webinars, distributing e-newsletters, and helping us understand the use of our services (e.g. Google Analytics).  In such circumstances, we require that our service providers agree to maintain the confidentiality of such personal information.

Our website (www.bnncpa.com) may contain links to other organizations’ websites, including social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Neither these third party sites nor their privacy practices are under BNN’s control.  BNN can therefore accept no responsibility for your decision to access linked sites, to rely upon their information or to interact with them. 

BNN may also allow users to participate in our social profiles on certain social media platforms. This participation may involve, but is not limited to, posting, “following,” commenting, or any other social interaction offered by said third-party sites. 

This Privacy Statement does not apply to your interactions with these social media platforms or any other third party websites, even if they are accessed through our site.  BNN recommends that you read the privacy policies of such third-party website providers to understand how your information might be used by those other providers.

We will collect information about the Internet Service Providers and the Browsers that visitors use to visit our website, and we will use this aggregated information statistically to serve our customers better. From time to time, this site may use cookies. A cookie is a small file that is created to help visitors navigate about a site, and is useful to track the traffic to and at a site. You may refuse the cookies but certain services on a site may not then function properly.

SECURITY

We cannot provide any assurance of privacy over a network that is not a secure network or over a network that we do not control. The Internet is not a secure network and, aside from our own servers, not within our control.

Electronic Message and E-Mail Security – Messages traveling through the Internet using your Internet provider's e-mail process are subject to viewing, alteration and copying. We are not responsible for the security or confidentiality of communications you send to www.bnncpa.com through the Internet using the e-mail process.

TERMINATION

These terms of use are effective until terminated by either party as follows: (1) you may terminate by discontinuing use of this site and destroying any materials obtained from this site; and (2) BNN may terminate this agreement at any time without notice, and remove and discard the site or any content within the site, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use, or if BNN believes in its sole discretion that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the terms of use. BNN may also discontinue providing this site and service at any time, with or without notice.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BNN BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, EVEN IF BNN OR A BNN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.THIS INCLUDES ANY STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE.

SINCE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. HOWEVER, IN NO EVENT SHALL BNN'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS U.S.

INTERPRETATION

The provisions of this Policy are intended as guidelines and are not meant to be exhaustive. Generally, conduct that violates law, regulation, or the accepted norms of the Internet community, whether or not expressly mentioned in this Policy, is prohibited. BNN reserves the right at all times to prohibit activities that damage its commercial reputation and goodwill or the commercial reputation and good will of its vendors and customers. We may modify our policy at any time. We may add, delete, or modify any provision of this Policy at any time without notice. We may take whatever action we deem appropriate, including (among other things) investigating allegations of improper activities, making reports to law enforcement authorities or suspending or terminating service to you, if we believe that there has been a violation of this Policy or a breach of our agreement with you.

CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION

These terms of use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maine, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or U.S. federal courts located in Maine and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.