Important Information About Us and Terms of Use

The www.rsmus.com website and all of its content (collectively, the “website” or “site”) is provided by RSM US LLP and/or affiliates thereof (collectively, “RSM US,” “we,” “us” or “our”) and is subject to the terms set forth herein. 

If you visit our site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. By using this website, you represent and warrant that you are the legal age of majority under applicable laws to form a binding contract with RSM US.  If you do not meet such requirement, you must not access or use the website.

RSM US reserves the right to make changes at any time to these Terms of Use.  Any modifications to these Terms of Use will be effective upon posting. Your continued use of the site following posting of any revised Terms of Use will constitute acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

Legal Entities and Services Information

RSM US LLP is a limited liability partnership and the U.S. member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax, and consulting firms. The member firms of RSM International collaborate to provide services to global clients, but are separate and distinct legal entities which cannot obligate each other. Each member firm is responsible only for its own acts and omissions, and not for those of any other party.

Intellectual Property Information

RSM®, RSM US, the RSM logo®, design marks comprised of a design commonly referred to as the “progress bars design”®, THE POWER OF BEING UNDERSTOOD®, EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF BEING UNDERSTOOD®, the FIRSTCHOICE ADVISOR JOURNEY logo®, GROWTH CHAMPIONS®, RSM CLASSIC®, design marks commonly referred to as “the golf greens and pennant design”®, RSM US ALLIANCETM, RSM CANADA ALLIANCETM, ADVANCECPA®, the ADVANCECPA! logo®, BIRDIES FORE LOVE®, RAPID ASSESSMENT®, FI CONNECT®, CLEARthru®, FULL CIRCLE BUDGET®, M&A360®, CONSUMER PRODUCTS INSIGHTSTM, RSM US MIDDLE MARKET BUSINESS INDEXTM, PARTNERSIGHT™, the PARTNER SIGHT logo™, PATI™, FAMILYSIGHT™, the FAMILY SIGHT logo™, CORPORATESIGHT™, the CORPORATE SIGHT logo™, 501SIGHT™, the VISION2022 OWNING OUR FUTURE VALUES STRATEGY PURPOSE VISION logo™,  and the RSM ALUMNI THE POWER OF STAYING CONNECTED logo™, are trade names, trademarks and/or service marks of RSM US or RSM International Association. These names and marks may not be used in connection with any unauthorized product or service or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or to disparage or discredit RSM US or RSM International Association. All other trade names, trademarks and service marks not owned by RSM US or RSM International Association that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by RSM US or RSM International Association. You may not use, copy, modify or display any of the trade names, trademarks, or service marks appearing on the site without the express written permission of the respective owner thereof.

All content on this website, including, but not limited to, works of authorship, software, designs, text, graphics, photos, logos, button icons, audio clips, digital downloads, images and data compilations; any improvements or modifications to such content; any derivative works based thereon; the “look and feel” of such content; and the collection, arrangement and assembly of all content on this site; and all intellectual property related to any of teh foregoing are the property of RSM US or RSM International Association or their respective licensors and are protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. 

Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be deemed to grant to you or any other user of the site any license or right in or to any copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right of RSM US, RSM International Association or any other person.

By using our website, you may have the opportunity to communicate with representatives of RSM US by sending us emails or otherwise contacting us via the website. We welcome your questions, suggestions, ideas and other information (collectively “Suggestions”) that you communicate to us so long as any such Suggestions are not obscene, illegal, threatening, defamatory, libelous, harmful, abusive, harassing, tortuous, homophobic, sexist, vulgar, hateful or racially, ethically or otherwise objectionable, invasive of privacy, infringing of third party intellectual property or privacy rights, or are otherwise injurious to any individuals or entities.  You are not obligated to provide us with Suggestions regarding our website.  If you do provide us with Suggestions, however, we retain all rights to any Suggestions that you may provide to us and you hereby irrevocably assign and transfer to us all rights, title and interest in and to any and all such Suggestions, including any and all rights of attribution and other moral and intellectual property rights therein and the right to prosecute and recover monetary damages for any infringements and other violations thereof.

Authorized Use

RSM US authorizes you to view, print, and copy the materials on this website solely for your personal, noncommercial use, provided that (i) no copyright, trademark and/or service mark notices or disclaimers therein are excluded, modified or obscured on any copy of all or a part of such content and (ii) you otherwise comply with these Terms of Use.

You agree you will not interfere, in any way, with others’ use of or access to the site and will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the computer system of any other site user or otherwise use or access the site in any manner that threatens the security or functionality of the site.  You further agree not to take any other action in connection with your use of the site which (i) infringes or otherwise violates the intellectual property or other rights of any third party (including any moral right or privacy rights) or (ii) otherwise violates applicable local, state, national or international law, rule, or regulation or order of any court.

You agree that you will not use any robot, spider or other automatic device, manual process or application or data mining, scraping or extraction tool to access, harvest, monitor, copy or use the site. (or any of its contents).  You will not use the site (or any of its contents, including any contact information displayed on the site) to send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam” (including any unauthorized commercial electronic messages), “chain letters,” or any form of unlawful solicitation to any person.  You also agree not to take any other action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the site.

You agree you will not attempt to register in any jurisdiction, or contest or challenge any rights of RSM US or RSM International or their respective licensors (as applicable) in or to, any trade names, trademarks or service marks displayed on the site or any other content on the site.

Except as expressly provided herein, you may not use, download, upload, reproduce, copy, duplicate, print, display, perform, republish, sell, license, post, broadcast, perform, transmit, disseminate, redeliver using “framing technology,” otherwise distribute, or commercially exploit in any way, the site or any portion thereof or any information or content on the site, without the prior written permission of RSM US. 

You agree that you will not authorize or assist any third party in undertaking any of the actions described in this section.

Hyperlinks

We grant you limited and revocable permission to create and display on a website you own or control a hyperlink to the home page of this website so long as (i) the hyperlink or your linking website does not portray us or any of our products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter; (ii) your linking website complies with all applicable laws and does not otherwise violate the rights of others; and (iii) your linking website has, maintains, and follows a privacy policy that complies with all applicable laws and is no less protective of user data than the privacy policy of our website. We may revoke this permission at any time, with or without cause, and we reserve the right to demand removal of any hyperlink to our website. You agree that you will immediately remove a hyperlink to our website at our demand or upon your failure to meet the above referenced conditions. You may not use any of our logos or other proprietary graphics or marks as part of the hyperlink or linking website without our express written permission. By providing you permission to hyperlink to our website, we are not granting you any rights in any of our logos or other proprietary graphics or marks beyond the permission to display the link to identify our website.

Privacy

Please click here to read and review the RSM US Privacy Policy (as may be amended from time to time, “Privacy Policy are”), which describes our privacy policies and practices with respect to this website and in connection with our provision of services to you, as applicable, and is hereby incorporated as part of these Terms of Use. We advise you to check our Privacy Policy periodically for changes.  You hereby consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the terms of and for such purposes described in our Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This website (including its contents) contains general information, may be based on authorities that are subject to change, and is not a substitute for professional advice or services. This website (including its contents) does not constitute assurance, tax, consulting, business, financial, investment, legal, or other professional advice, and you should consult a qualified professional advisor before taking any action based on the information herein.  Neither RSM US nor any related entities are responsible for any loss resulting from or relating to reliance on this website (or its contents) by any person.

This website may contain references to certain laws. The application and impact of laws can vary widely based on the specific facts or circumstances involved. Given the changing nature of laws, rules, and regulations (and the inherent hazards of electronic communication), there may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in information contained in this website. While we attempt to ensure that the information provided on this website is current and accurate, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of this information.

THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT HEREOF, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, RSM US, ON BEHALF OF EACH RSM US LLP AND ALL AFFILIATES THEREOF, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARTNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS,  AND ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, DELIVERING OR MANAGING THE CONTENT OR OPERATIONS OF THIS WEBSITE (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RSM US PARTIES”) HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ANY CONTENT ON THIS SITE IS AVAILABLE, RELIABLE, ACCURATE, TIMELY OR COMPLETE, AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR ANY CONSEQUENCES RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON SUCH CONTENT.   FURTHER, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR FREE OF ERRORS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM SUCH USE OR RELIANCE.

TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE ANY RSM US PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY CLAIMS WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, GENERAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION AND LOSS OF CONTRACTS), HOWEVER CHARACTERIZED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF OR RELIANCE ON THIS WEBSITE, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR VIA FROM THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT, EVEN IF YOU ADVISE ANY RSM US PARTY OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR IF SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED CLAIMS OR FOR DISPUTES AGAINST ANY RSM US PARTIES IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT PERMIT LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES, AND THUS SOME OR ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Username/Password

Portions of the Site may be accessible only upon registration with RSM US of a username, password and/or other identifiers.  Any such username, password, or any other piece of information chosen by you, or provided to you as part of our security procedures, must be treated as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You must exercise caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. You understand and agree that should you be provided an account, your account is personal to you and you agree not to provide any other person with access to this website or portions of it using your username, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you logout from your account at the end of each session. As between RSM US and you, you are responsible for any password misuse or any unauthorized access and for any activity on your account using your user name, password or other identifier, regardless of whether you authorized such use.

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time, to disable or terminate your account, any username, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including any violation of any provision of these Terms of Use.

Third Party Sites

Certain links in this website, which we provide for your convenience, connect to other websites maintained by third parties over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for any of these other websites or for their content (including any products or services that may be offered through these websites) or privacy policies or practices, and our display of any link to such third party sites does not imply our endorsement of the linked site or any content thereof. We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of, or any other aspect relating to, other websites, or their privacy practices or policies.  IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OTHER RSM US PARTIES BE LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANYONE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR OTHER CONTENT RELATING TO ANY LINKED WEBSITE OR THE OWNER OR OPERATOR THEREOF.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold each of the RSM US Parties harmless from and against any and all damages, liabilities, actions, causes of action, suits, claims, demands, losses, costs and expenses of any nature whatsoever (including without limitation reasonable legal fees, disbursements and court costs) arising from or in connection with (i) your use of or reliance on the site, include any content contained, displayed or available therein; (ii) your violation of these Terms of Use; and/or (iii) your violation of any rights of any third party. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to provide us any such assistance and cooperation in asserting any available defenses as we may reasonably request.

Modification or Discontinuance of the Site by RSM US

At any time, without notice to you, and for any or no reason, RSM US may modify or discontinue the site or any content thereof. RSM US shall in no way be held liable for any consequence which results from RSM US’ decision to modify or discontinue providing the site or any content thereof.

Denial of Access

RSM US may prohibit you from using or accessing the site, in whole or in part, for any or no reason, at any time, in its sole discretion, without notice to you.

Governing Law

The laws of the State of Illinois will govern these Terms of Use, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. You agree that any action arising out of these Terms of Use or your use of the site shall be brought in a state or federal court located in Illinois, and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.

Miscellaneous

You may not assign or otherwise transfer these Terms of Use or any rights or obligations hereunder.  RSM US may assign these Terms of Use at any time, with or without notice to you.  RSM US’ failure to act on any breach of any provision hereof shall not be construed as a waiver of the enforcement of any provision unless RSM US agrees to such waiver in writing.

If any portion of these Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, that portion will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. These Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding between you and RSM US with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede any prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, or agreements, whether oral or written, between you and RSM US with respect to such subject matter.

Contact

If you have any questions relating to these Terms of Use, the site or RSM US, please Contact Us.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement

RSM US respects the intellectual property rights of others.  If you believe that any content on this site may infringe your copyrights or other intellectual property rights, please provide RSM US the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying RSM US that your intellectual property rights have been infringed.

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property interest;
  • A description of the intellectual property right that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the intellectual property owner’s behalf.

RSM US’ agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement or other intellectual property infringement on the site can be reached as follows:

Intellectual Property Agent
RSM US LLP
200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois  60606
Phone:  (312) 207-1122