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Copyright, Trademark and Other Intellectual PropertyProtection
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We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, terminate the access of users who infringe the copyright rights of others.
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible at this website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that this website contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent the information required by the U.S. Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512. Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding this website can be reached as follows:
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Limitation of Liability
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Links to Other Web Sites and Services
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Materials Posted by Visitors
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Other Restrictions on Conduct
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Severability and Enforceability
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