Terms and Conditions (Last revised June 3, 2002)
Copyrights and Trademarks
This site as a whole is copyrighted as a collective work, and individual works appearing on or accessible through this site are likewise subject to copyright protection. You agree to honor the copyrights in this site (including the selection, coordination and arrangement of the contents of this site) and in the works available on or through this site. You may download and maintain single copies of designated materials for your personal use only.
In addition, trademarks and tradedress belonging to us or to others appear on or are accessible through this site. The fact that we have permitted you access to this site does not constitute authorization to reproduce any of these trademarks or tradedress for any other purpose.
By submitting any material to us, such as by posting a comment to a discussion group, or by sending to us an email, you are thereby granting to us a non-exclusive license to reproduce, display, distribute, modify and create derivative works from such material and to use such material and the fact of your authorship of it for marketing purposes.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Warranties
This site is provided as a research and reference tool. Although we make every reasonable effort to ensure that the information, analytical tools and data provided at this site are useful, accurate, and current, we cannot guarantee that the information, tools and data provided here will be error-free. This site and the information available through it do not, and are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice. We urge you to obtain such services before making decisions with legal and other professional implications. By using this site, you assume all responsibility for and risk arising from your use of and reliance upon the contents of this site.
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Termination of Site and Site Access
We reserve the right to change the contents of this site or to discontinue it at any time, as well as the right to deny access to the site to any person whom we have reasonable grounds to believe may be using the site for an unlawful or unauthorized purpose or in a manner that may harm us.