SilverFlume Terms, Conditions, Privacy and Security Policies

ATTENTION:

The Secretary of State is not responsible for the content, completeness or accuracy of any document filed in this office. Customers should periodically review the documents on file in this office to ensure that the documents pertaining to them are complete and accurate.

Pursuant to NRS 239.330, any person who knowingly offers any false or forged instrument for filing in this office is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 5 years and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $10,000. Additionally, any person who knowingly offers any false or forged instrument for filing in this office may also be subject to civil liability.

Pursuant to NRS 205.397, any person who presents for filing in this office a lien against the real or personal property of a public officer, candidate for public office, public employee or participant in an official proceeding, or a member of the immediate family of a public officer, candidate for public office, public employee or participant, which is based on the performance of or failure to perform a duty relating to the office, employment or participation by the public officer, candidate for public office, public employee or participant if the person knows or has reason to know that the lien is forged or fraudulently altered, contains a false statement of material fact or is being filed in bad faith or for the purpose of harassing or defrauding any person is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 2 years and a maximum term of not more than 20 years and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $150,000. The person may also be subject to civil liability.

BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO:

1. Filing only What You Have Authority to File.  You are responsible for what you file, and you will not file anything you do not have legal authority to file.  

For all actions or transactions for which you use SilverFlume, you are legally authorized to perform those actions or transactions, and that you are legally authorized to act on behalf of any entity involved. You further agree that you will only use SilverFlume to perform lawful actions, and that you will not use SilverFlume to file any false or forged document. Filing or offering for filing any false or forged document is a Category C felony, pursuant to NRS 239.330, and may also result in civil liability. Furthermore, any use of SilverFlume that is or which appears to be taken without legal authority may result in suspension or termination of your access to SilverFlume.
Under Nevada law (NRS 225.083), the Secretary of State is not responsible for the content, completeness or accuracy of any document filed in this office. Customers should periodically review the documents on file in this office to ensure that the documents pertaining to them are complete and accurate.

Also, pursuant to NRS 239.330, any person who knowingly offers any false or forged instrument for filing in this office is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 5 years and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $10,000. Additionally, any person who knowingly offers any false or forged instrument for filing in this office may also be subject to civil liability.

2. Not Interfere with the Portal. 

You will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person’s use of the Site.  User access will be terminated if SilverFlume notices any form of security violations.

3. Keep Your Account and Password Confidential. 

If you use any State of Nevada Service, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
 
4. Stay Within Public Areas of Portal. 

You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any State of Nevada server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means.
 
5. Maintain your Browser and Other Software.

You will keep any browser, operating system, or other software you use to access this site up to date with the latest security patches and versions supported by the respective software company. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We are not responsible for any malfunction, loss of data, security breach, or other events caused by your failure to use the most recent version or latest security patches and versions to your browser, operating system, or other software used to access this site.  
 
Supported Internet Browser versions or above: Apple iOS 9.3.5, Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18617, FireFox 52.0.2, Google Chrome 57.0.2987.98

6. No Warranty of Portal Contents. 

Neither the SilverFlume Nevada Business Portal (Portal), State of Nevada, nor any agency, officer, employee, or representative of the State of Nevada, referred to as "We", warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this Portal, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this Portal, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this Portal does so at their own risk.
 
7. No Liability. 

In no event will We be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
 
8. No Guarantee of Portal Availability. 

The State of Nevada makes no guarantee, and will not be liable for, the Nevada Business Portal or state and local agency systems being temporarily unavailable.
 
9. Collection of Your Information. 

The Portal may collect information about your computer when you browse this site, as follows:

SilverFlume collects the necessary payment information to process your online payment. SilverFlume only keeps the last 4 characters of the payment credit card. SilverFlume does not store full credit card numbers and does not store card verification value (CVV) codes. We use your information to respond to your inquiries.  We do not sell customer or mailing lists to outside parties, including marketers.

If you do nothing during your visit to this Portal but browse or download information, standard data is automatically collected and stored which is standard for all web server software. That information is as follows:
 
a. The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used (but not the e-mail address).
b. The Domain name (DNS) assigned on the Internet to your IP Address (if there is one).
c. The type of browser and operating system you used.Example: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; IE4WDUS-1998101501);
d. The date and time you visited this Portal;
e. The web pages or services you accessed at this Portal; and
f. The web site you visited prior to coming to this Portal. (Note: this is included so that summary analysis can be done on how visitors found the Portal, i.e., from a search engine, from a link on another site, etc.).
 
User navigation choices are not tracked. However, We reserve the right to summarize the information listed above to determine what organizations are the most frequent users (item 2 above) to better target content for the audience, what browsers are being used on this Portal to determine what techniques can be used to develop pages that will work with different browsers (item 3 above), how often Portal pages are being used (item 5 above),by the traffic from organization names such things as the search engines that are successful in directing people to the Portal (item 6 above).
 
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this Portal may monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If security monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations no attempts are made to identify users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the state law and federal statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

SilverFlume collects the necessary payment information to process your online payment. SilverFlume only keeps the last 4 characters of the payment credit card. SilverFlume does not store full credit card numbers and does not store card verification value (CVV) codes.
 
10. Some information you provide may be disclosed to the public.

Information reported to the Nevada Business Portal that is not made confidential by law may be requested by and disclosed to the public because of Nevada's public records law (NRS Chapter 239). Personal information may be confidential.  

a. "Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that such as a name, address and telephone number. Such personal information may be exempt from disclosure if disclosure would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy under the circumstances. A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information.
b. The Nevada Business Identification Number is a unique number assigned to every business entity in the State of Nevada. The Nevada Business Identification # is displayed on your entity's State Business License or Exemption, and this number is considered public information.

For Title 7 entities, this is the number assigned to your entity in addition to your entity number assigned when you filed your organizational documents. For non-Title 7 entities (NT7) this is the number assigned upon issuance of the State Business License. This number is a conjunction of 3 fields:
NV[Year Entity Filed with NV S.O.S][Serial Number]
Example: "NV20081006344"

11. Some information You Provide May Be Shared As Required By Law

If compelled by law or court order, the Portal may share information with parties to court matters.

12. Some information You Provide May Be Shared With Other Agencies. 

Being a one-stop shop application, SilverFlume collects data in the process of business registrations and exchanges with partner agencies like the Department of Taxation’s applications through the industry standard secured point-to-point web services.

That includes “Common Business Registration” or “CBR” which is a defined set of basic information collected from a Business Customer by the Portal about a business, including, for example, the Nevada Business ID Number, business name, date of incorporation or organization, etc. This set of information may change to include new data fields. This set of information consists of both public and confidential information.

With whom do we share CBR data?

By entering your Common Business Registration (CBR), you agree to release this information to partner governmental agencies to reduce the number of steps to register your business in Nevada. Governmental agencies sign an Inter-Local Agreement to obtain access to the CBR.

Also, the Portal reserves the right to share an email entered as part of the Portal profile set up with other State of Nevada agencies and municipalities residing within Nevada. However, every email so collected on the site is protected from non-governmental inquiry and uses unless compelled by law or court order.

If you submit an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personal information, or fill out a form that electronically transmits such information, the only information used will be the information needed to respond to the request. Additionally, your message may be redirected to another government agency that is in a better position to answer the question. You are advised never to email your social security number, Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN), State tax identification number, or other proprietary identifiers and information.
 
Note: Nevada Business Portal staff does not open unsolicited e-mails that have attachments, due to the wide varieties of viruses.

13. We Don’t Set the Rules for Other Sites Linked to the Portal.

This Portal contains links to other web sites. These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Nevada Business Portal site and will need to read the terms and conditions of that site.  We do not warrant any representations made by outside organizations.

14. It is Possible that your Portal Downloads from the portal Will Not Be Virus Free. We do Our Best to be Secure, But There are limitations on security of data transmitted to and from the Portal.  

For secured-data transmission, this site uses the industry standard encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL). The URL in your browser will change to "HTTPS" instead of "HTTP" when this security feature is invoked. Your browser may also display a lock or key symbol on its task bar to indicate invoked secure transmission. If these indicators are not present, any information is susceptible to interception by other parties. Most Internet e-mail communication will not be secure. If you are communicating sensitive information, you might want to consider sending it in by postal mail..  

To reduce the likelihood of damage from computer viruses, the Nevada Business Portal uses virus protection software on its computer systems and regularly updates the software. Although unlikely, it is possible that data you request for download from our website may contract a virus and become corrupted before it reaches your computer. The Nevada Business Portal or State of Nevada is not responsible for files that may become corrupted as the data travels through the Internet.

15. We May Use Cookies. 

A cookie file is a small text file created by a web site on your computer hard drive that contains unique information the site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages you've visited, the date when you last looked at a specific page or to identify your session at a particular web site. A cookie is often used in commercial sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application. If cookies are used on the web site their use will be clearly marked. While most browsers have an option that allows you to control the use of cookies, their use might provide some features that cannot be used if cookies are turned off. Each application start page where cookies are used will have a specific statement that explains the use of the cookies, what information is being stored and whether the information is deleted or retained for future use when you complete your session.

We do not use cookies to identify you personally without your express consent.
 
16. If There is a Dispute, Suits may only be brought in Nevada state courts and decided using Nevada law.
 
In any dispute arising out of, about, or involving SilverFlume services, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada, USA, without regard to conflict of law provisions and without regard to your actual state or country of residence. Any claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with SilverFlume services will be brought solely in the First Judicial District Court in and for Carson City, Nevada, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in such court.

17. Abide by these Terms and Conditions and Any Changes.

Each time you use the Portal, you should review the Terms and Conditions for any changes.  You will be responsible for complying with any changes.
 
ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please contact the Nevada Secretary of State at (775) 684-5708 option 9 or support@nvsilverflume.gov.