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• SPECIAL NOTICE
• DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
• YOUR COMMUNICATIONS
• LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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The GROUND and all of its materials, including, but not limited to, its software or HTML code, scripts, text, artwork, photographs, images, video, and audio (collectively, “Materials” ) are protected by copyright laws and other U.S. and international laws and treaties. All Materials are provided by The GROUND as a service to its prospective viewers and registered members and may be used only for personal informational and only if you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the Materials. No right, title or interest in our Materials is conveyed to you. This is a limited license, not a transfer of title to our Materials, and such license is subject to the following restrictions: (a) you may not copy, reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, post, modify, create derivative works from, sell, license or otherwise exploit this site or any of its Materials without our prior written permission; (b) you may not access or use The GROUND for any competitive or commercial purpose; and (c) you will not permit any copying of our Materials. Any unauthorized copying, alteration, distribution, transmission, performance, display, or other use of these Materials is prohibited. The GROUND may revoke this limited license at any time for any or no reason. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by The GROUND.
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Disclaimer of Warranty
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Limitation of Liability
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