Please read this services agreement (“Agreement”) carefully before using any of the services provided by Bench Accounting Inc. (“Bench”). By clicking on “I accept Bench’s terms of service” on the sign-up page, or using any of Bench’s services, Customer (as defined below) is agreeing to be bound by and comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If Customer does not agree to this Agreement, Customer is not permitted to use Bench’s services.

Adept recommends that you print a copy of this Agreement for your records.


a. “Customer” means the person, entity, partnership or organization utilizing Bench’s services.
b. “Party” means either Customer or Bench and “Parties” means both Customer and Bench
c.”Recipient” means a Customer who is an accountant, accounting firm, or other third party whose clients include Bench customers. Recipients access the Services in accordance with this Agreement for the purposes of obtaining, with their clients’ authorization, Customer Data about such clients to provide them services.
d. “Services” means the services described on Bench’s website and selected by Customer during Sign-Up. Bench reserves the right to update its description of the Services from time to time during the Term.
e.”Sign-up” means the on-line sign-up process on Bench’s website.
f. “Term” has the meaning set out in Section 6.

Subscribing to the Service

Customer subscribes for the Services by selecting them from the options available during Sign-up. In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and the information provided during Sign-up, this Agreement shall control.


a. License Grant.Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Bench grants to Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable license during the Term, to permit Customer Personnel to access the Services through Bench’s currently available interfaces.

b. User IDs. Upon Customer’s request, Bench will issue a Customer ID to Customer. Customer may share this Customer ID with each of its partners, shareholders, employees and contractors who are bound by confidentiality restrictions at least as restrictive as this Agreement (“Customer Personnel”). Customer Personnel may only access and use the Service through the Customer ID. Customer will not allow Customer Personnel to share the Customer ID with third parties. Customer is responsible for all activity occurring under its Customer ID. Customer is responsible for all use of the Services by Customer Personnel and for maintaining the confidentiality of the Customer ID and will promptly notify Bench of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of the Services. Bench reserves the right to replace the Customer ID if it determines it may have been used for an unauthorized purpose.

c. Internet Connectivity; Disclaimer. Bench will make the Services available for access via the Internet. Customer shall provide, at Customer’s own expense, all necessary hardware, applications and Internet connectivity necessary to access the Services. Customer acknowledges that the Internet is known to be unpredictable in performance, unsecure and may, from time to time, impede access to the Services or performance hereunder. Customer agrees that Bench is not in any way responsible for any interference with Customer’s use of or access to the Services or security breaches arising from or attributable to the Internet and Customer waives any and all claims against Bench in connection therewith.

d. Limitations. Customer agrees that it will not permit any Customer Personnel or any other party to: (a) permit any party to access or use the Services other than the Customer Personnel authorized under this Agreement; (b) modify, adapt, alter or translate any software underlying the Services, except as expressly allowed hereunder; (c) sublicense, lease, rent, loan, distribute, or otherwise transfer the Service to any third party; (d) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise derive or determine or attempt to derive or determine the source code (or algorithms, structure or organization) of any software underlying the Services; (e) use or copy the any software underlying the Services except as expressly allowed hereunder; (f) conduct or promote any illegal activities while using the Services; (g) use the Services to generate unsolicited email advertisements or spam; (h) use the Services to stalk, harass or harm another individual; (i) use any high volume automatic, electronic or manual process to access, search or harvest information from the Services (including without limitation robots, spiders or scripts); (j) interfere in any way with the proper functioning of the Services or interfere with or disrupt any servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services; (k) attempt to gain access to secured portions of the Services to which it does not possess access rights; (l) upload or transmit any form of virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other malicious code; (m) use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to extract, “screen scrape”, monitor, “mine”, or copy any static or dynamic web page on the Services or the content contained on any such web page for commercial use without our prior express written permission; (n) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent its affiliation with a person or entity; or (o) mirror or frame the Services or any content, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages.

e. Suspension of Access. In addition to any other suspension or termination rights of Bench pursuant to this Agreement, certain extraordinary circumstances may require Bench to suspend or terminate (where appropriate), as determined in Bench’s discretion, Customer’s access to and/or use of, or otherwise modify, the Services and/or any component thereof, without notice in order to: (a) prevent damages to, or degradation of the integrity of, Bench’s Internet network; (b) comply with any law, regulation, court order, or other governmental request or order; or (c) otherwise protect Bench from potential legal liability or harm to its reputation or business. Bench will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify Customer of the reason(s) for such suspension or termination action as soon as reasonably practicable. In the event of a suspension, Bench will promptly restore Customer’s access to the Services as soon as the event giving rise to the suspension has been resolved as determined in Bench’s discretion. Nothing contained in this Agreement will be construed to limit Bench’s actions or remedies or act as a waiver of Bench’s rights in any way with respect to any of the foregoing activities. Bench will not be responsible for any loss or damages incurred by Customer as a result of any termination or suspension of access to or use of the Services.