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These Terms of Use govern your access and use of this http://www.legalpedia.wordpress.com web site and its related sites (collectively, the “LegalPedia Site”). Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the LegalPedia Site. By using the LegalPedia Site, you agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not use the LegalPedia Site. These Terms of Use are in addition to, and do not override, the terms and conditions that apply to the specific services offered by LegalPedia.

For purposes of this LegalPedia Site, “LegalPedia” means legalpedia.wordpress.com, its affiliates, divisions, external experts, contributors, and bloggers and all of its and their data sources and suppliers.

The services, including data and programs, available on or through the LegalPedia Site (“Service”) are the proprietary, copyrighted works of LegalPedia and comprise: (i) works of original authorship, including compiled information containing LegalPedia’s selection, arrangement and coordination and expression of such information or pre-existing material it has created, gathered or assembled; and (ii) trade secret and other confidential information.

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license (a) to access and use the Site strictly in accordance with this Agreement; (b) to use the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes; and (c) to print out discrete information from the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes and provided that you maintain all copyright and other policies contained therein. No print out or electronic version of any part of the Site or its contents may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.

You agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast, or circulate the information received through the Service to anyone without the express prior written consent of LegalPedia. Copying and distributing the Services to third parties is forbidden. You may not: (a) use or permit the use of the Service to prepare an original database or a comparison to other databases that are sold, rented, published, or furnished in any manner to a third party; (b) use or permit the use of the Service for the purpose of compiling, enhancing, verifying, supplementing, adding to, or deleting from any mailing list, business directory, or other compilation of information that is sold, rented, published, or furnished in any manner to a third party; (c) use or permit the use of the information in connection with any individual credit, employment, or insurance applications; or (d) voluntarily producing the Service in legal proceedings. Systematic access or extraction of content from this LegalPedia Site, including the use of “bots” or “spiders,” is prohibited. LegalPedia prohibits caching, unauthorized hypertext links to this LegalPedia Site and the framing of any content available through the LegalPedia Site. LegalPedia reserves the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames.

THE LEGALPEDIA SITE MAY PROVIDE A LINK TO OTHER WEBSITES BY ALLOWING THE USER TO LEAVE THE LEGALPEDIA SITE TO ACCESS THIRD-PARTY MATERIAL OR BY BRINGING THE THIRD-PARTY MATERIAL INTO THIS LEGALPEDIA SITE VIA “INVERSE” HYPERLINKS AND FRAMING TECHNOLOGY (A “LINKED SITE”). LEGALPEDIA HAS NO DISCRETION OR OBLIGATION TO ALTER, UPDATE, OR CONTROL THE CONTENT ON A LINKED SITE.

LegalPedia does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any of the Services. ALL SERVICES ON THIS LEGALPEDIA SITE, OR A LINKED SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. LEGALPEDIA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LEGALPEDIA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. LEGALPEDIA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY ARISING OUT OF, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, LEGALPEDIA’ CONDUCT IN PROCURING, COMPILING, COLLECTING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING OR DELIVERING SERVICES.

LEGALPEDIA WILL NOT BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, COST OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE SERVICE OR LOST OPPORTUNITY) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE LEGALPEDIA SITE OR A LINKED SITE, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE LEGALPEDIA SITE OR A LINKED SITE, EVEN IF LEGALPEDIA IS MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE TRANSMISSION OF ANY VIRUSES WHICH MAY INFECT A USER’S EQUIPMENT, FAILURE OF MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT OR COMMUNICATION LINES, TELEPHONE OR OTHER INTERCONNECT PROBLEMS (e.g., YOU CANNOT ACCESS YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER), UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, THEFT, OPERATOR ERRORS, STRIKES OR OTHER LABOR PROBLEMS OR ANY FORCE MAJEURE.

You may provide links to the LegalPedia Site, provided: (a) that you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, advertisements, the copyright notice, or other notices on the LegalPedia Site, and (b) your site does not engage in or reference Adult/Sexual Content, Defamatory, Libelous, or Slanderous Content, Illegal Drugs and Illegal Drug Paraphernalia, Hate Speech, Illegal Activity, Profanity, Suffering and Violence, Obscene or Offensive Content.

User acknowledges and agrees that by providing LegalPedia with any personal or proprietary user information through the LegalPedia Site, user consents to the transmission of such personal or proprietary user information over international borders as necessary for processing in accordance with LegalPedia’s standard business practices. User should be aware that Linked Sites may contain transmission of personal data provisions that differ from the provisions provided herein. LegalPedia is not responsible for such provisions, and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such provisions.

You will be responsible for the content of any material you enter on the LegalPedia Site. LegalPedia retains the right, which it may or may not exercise in its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any material that LegalPedia deems to be illegal, offensive or otherwise inappropriate.

All press releases and other materials presented or released to the financial community that are contained on the LegalPedia Site were, to the best of LegalPedia’ knowledge, timely and accurate when issued. However, the passage of time can render information stale, and you should not rely on the continued accuracy of any such material beyond the date of issuance. LegalPedia has no responsibility to update any information contained in any such material. All viewers should carefully check the dates of issuance of the material contained on this LegalPedia Site.

LegalPedia, the LegalPedia logo, logos of LegalPedia affiliates and subsidiaries, and the names and content of LegalPedia products referenced in a LegalPedia Site are either trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property of LegalPedia or its affiliates (“LegalPedia IP”). Other products and company names mentioned in a LegalPedia Site may be the intellectual property of their respective owners. You may not use any LegalPedia IP without the consent of LegalPedia. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise in or under any LegalPedia IP or the intellectual property of any third party.

Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of this LegalPedia Site is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the LegalPedia Site may be subject to prosecution. Certain sections of, or offerings from, the LegalPedia Site may require you to register. If registration is requested, you agree to provide us with accurate, complete registration and/or purchase information. Your registration must be done using accurate information. Each registration is for your personal use only. We do not permit (a) any other person using the registered sections under your name; or (b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. You are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use.

LegalPedia may allow access to or advertise certain third-party product or service providers (“Merchants”) from which you may purchase certain goods or services. You understand that we do not operate or control the products or services offered by Merchants. Merchants are responsible for all aspects of order processing, fulfillment, billing and customer service. We are not a party to the transactions entered into between you and Merchants. You agree that use of or purchase from such Merchants is AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND BY LEGALPEDIA, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE, FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS LEGALPEDIA LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN YOU AND MERCHANTS OR FOR ANY INFORMATION APPEARING ON MERCHANT SITES OR ANY OTHER SITE LINKED TO THE LEGALPEDIA SITE.

LegalPedia has the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time and without notice to you. Such amendments shall be effective immediately upon posting. You agree to review the LegalPedia Site periodically to be aware of any such amendments. Your continued use of a LegalPedia Site after such amendments have been made shall constitute acceptance of the amendments.

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