Terms and Policy Service Agreement
Terms and Policy Service Agreement
Service Agreement between Commercial Registered Agent and client.
The laws of Maine govern Commercial Registered Agent and any agreements with Commercial Registered Agent.
This is our standard agreement and pricing schedule. Only the services and descriptions of services that you hire Commercial Registered Agent to perform, relate to you. For instance, if you hire us to obtain your federal tax identification number, all items and business procedures relating to registered agent service are not applicable to you.
Commercial Registered Agent is a service company designed to provide various business services including, but not limited to: registered agent services, incorporation, entity filings, etc. Commercial Registered Agent only uses the information its clients provide verbally, in the clients account, or on an order form to complete the information required on the state forms. Commercial Registered Agent does not file its clients personal contact information on state documents, only the statutory minimum information needed. Commercial Registered Agent will not give out client’s personal information. Commercial Registered Agent does not sell its clients information, or is Commercial Registered Agent for sale itself. Commercial Registered Agent will not release information to sales call visits to our office, phone calls, investigators, state and federal employees, etc. Due to the complexity of running a Registered Agent business in all 50 states, Commercial Registered Agent operates under various business names in some states, but mostly under our umbrella company name: Commercial Registered Agent. In the few states, where we operate under a different name for registered agent filing needs, it is understood that you the client, is contracted with Commercial Registered Agent and any contractual agreements are with Commercial Registered Agent, not the individual names in various states. All Statutory requirements are the responsibility and duty of Commercial Registered Agent and all correspondence will be maintained through our corporate headquarters in Portland, ME. Commercial Registered Agent is not a law firm, and neither Commercial Registered Agent, nor its employees provide legal services or legal advice. Commercial Registered Agent tries to express its opinions and provide accurate and authoritative information and services to help individuals and entities empower themselves to do business in their state, and/or protect owner assets. The information we research for you is only a guide and meant to help your decisions, not meant as a final decision for you, or a final interpretation of a statute. No warranties, or representations, implied, or expressed, are given regarding the legal or other consequences resulting from the use of our services or forms. All services and information provided to the client are offered with the understanding that they are to be used in a prudent and legal manner.
Commercial Registered Agent is a service company that tries to provide you with intelligent information derived from state and federal laws. Any information on this website, or expressed by Commercial Registered Agent is only an interpretation and opinion. This should in no way be interpreted as legal or professional advice. If you require specific tax, business, legal, or financial advice, you should seek the services of a professional in those areas. Commercial Registered Agent may be an excellent resource for you with your personal or business entity, but Commercial Registered Agent is not licensed to practice law, or file tax returns, only to file corporate documents. (Which doesn’t require a law degree and license. That is why we can save you so much money.) Any information about specific state statutes, forms, or tax information is subject to change at any time, and you should always check and thoroughly read the statutes and laws yourself for your own final interpretation.
Commercial Registered Agent’s statutory representation services are limited to the receipt and forwarding of items covered under the state statutes. Commercial Registered Agent will forward your service of process and any documents by uploading them to your online account. If items are too big to scan into our database, we will forward via regular mail, after scanning the first pages of the document into our database. The use of our services does not constitute any relation to the client except as to perform our statutory duties. Commercial Registered Agent does not own the entities it represents, or have any interest in them. Commercial Registered Agent does not have any interests in the financial aspects of the entities it represents. Commercial Registered Agent has no obligation to forward any items if client quits using Commercial Registered Agent’s services. Commercial Registered Agent has no obligation to forward items sent without an agreement between client and Commercial Registered Agent. Client assumes all liability for items delivered to Commercial Registered Agent without an agreement, and client will be held liable for our reasonable per-item fees if we keep receiving official items that client would like forwarded.
When receiving process on behalf of the client, Commercial Registered Agent shall in no event be held responsible for any part of the law suit or claim. Client agrees to indemnify Commercial Registered Agent of all claims brought in these processes. The only liability Commercial Registered Agent will hold is that to provide the services the client has hired Commercial Registered Agent to provide. Client is prohibited from assigning any cause of action or remedy to any third party.
Commercial Registered Agent specifically disclaims any warranty. Under no circumstances is Commercial Registered Agent liable or responsible for any damage or inconvenience caused or alleged to be caused by the use of our services. Commercial Registered Agent does not assume any legal, financial, or other liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any official documents prepared and or filed by a client directly with any state. Commercial Registered Agent will not be held liable for any fees or corrections needed for its clients filing their own documents improperly.
Commercial Registered Agent cannot be held liable to client or any third party for any direct, indirect, special consequential or incidental damages, loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, and anything of this matter arising out of the use of Commercial Registered Agent’s services.
Commercial Registered Agent’s financial liability is limited on all aspects, only to the fees paid to Commercial Registered Agent.
Commercial Registered Agent cannot warranty or guarantee that its services are complete or error free. If we make a typographical error in our entity filings for you, we will make the correction free of charge. This does not override or change any of the liability disclaimers in this service agreement. In order to obtain Commercial Registered Agent’s services for the stated fees, client agrees to assume the risk for any and all liabilities disclaimed by Commercial Registered Agent and all damages in excess of the fees paid Commercial Registered Agent.
If client hires Commercial Registered Agent to do a filing on their behalf, client understands that State filing fees and the State expedite fees are the State charges, not ours. We do not charge extra to expedite a filing. Client understands that if the State fails to process a normal or expedited filing quickly, that the State will not issue us a refund, and in turn, we cannot issue client a refund of State filing fees or expedite fees. Client agrees to not request a refund or dispute charges on clients credit card for filing times.
Client assumes liability for charges incurred as a result of services performed by Commercial Registered Agent on clients behalf or upon clients direction that are in addition to services bought on-line, or paid for in advance. These charges will be due upon invoice. Client assumes all liability from a tax consequence of any filings it makes or Commercial Registered Agent makes on its behalf that it ordered service for.
If Client provides a digital signature, Client agrees that this signature is acceptable for Commercial Registered Agent to use as Client’s legal signature when appropriate for work Client has hired Commercial Registered Agent to perform.
If client is an attorney hiring us for a client, and attorney loses their ability to communicate with their client, attorney agrees to help Commercial Registered Agent forward the renewal invoice to their client. Attorney also agrees to pay the resignation of registered agent State filing fee and file the document themselves, or pay our $45.00 resignation fee plus the State fees if there are any, if neither party can communicate with attorney’s client (most states have no filing fee).
It is the client’s responsibility to keep Commercial Registered Agent up to date of any changes in its address, persons authorized to receive Commercial Registered Agent’s notifications, reports, processes and legal matters. Client gives Commercial Registered Agent. and its local offices the authority to open its’ mail received and forward on to the address client designates. Commercial Registered Agent cannot be held liable for failure to get law suits and official mail delivered to its client if client changes its contact information without notifying Commercial Registered Agent. These changes will be considered true when we have entered them into our personal client profile information. No fees are refundable.
The following are a list of our few extra fees if needed:
- Returned check fee: $36.00
- Insufficient check funds: $36.00
- Late payment fee: $36.00
- Interest: 17%
- Research: $80.00 per hour
- Excessive forwarding: $25.00 each piece
* If you’re someone that gets served every day, we can use this pricing.
Usually around 15 services a year would be the cut off for “excessive”.
- ANY REFUND / you change your mind fee: $35.00
- Resignation of agent fee: $45.00
- Disputed charges: $172.00
* You dispute a charge on your credit card when you forget you hired us as your registered agent.
If client cancels service with Commercial Registered Agent, client agrees to fill out the proper paperwork to dissolve its entity, withdraw from the state, or change its registered agent on its own, for no cancellation fee, or hire Commercial Registered Agent to file the paperwork for you for ($150.00 for dissolution plus state fees, $30.00 for change of registered agent plus state fees).
If client is completely unresponsive, Commercial Registered Agent will file a resignation of agent after your bill is 70 days overdue. You will be charged the State filing fees for the resignation if there are any, our $45.00 resignation of agent fee, 1-2 $15.00 late fees, the prorated monthly registered agent fee rate for the time period we are still acting as agent for you, and the bill will be turned over to a collection company with their additional legally collectable collection fees.
This is not some goofy way to try to get a cancellation fee, and it is not our objective to hit a customer with an exit fee. If you don’t change your information with the state, we keep getting all your junk mail and are still on record to get your official mail because we still will have a legal responsibility to do our job as your registered agent. Basically, we have to do the job, without getting paid. If you’re canceling service with us, that’s ok, we would just like to not have to keep doing work without getting paid to do it.