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If you do not agree to these Terms, you are directed to discontinue using and accessing the Site. INW reserves the right to change these Terms at any time without prior notice. Your continued access or use of the site after such changes indicates your acceptance of the Terms as changed. It is your responsibility to review these Terms regularly. These Terms were last updated on April 18, 2006.
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Your access to the Sites is licensed to you, not sold. This license immediately terminates upon your breach of these Terms. In addition, INW may terminate this license immediately at any time, at will and for the convenience of INW. If you do not abide by the disclaimers, limitations, exclusions, or conditions as provided in these Terms, you are not authorized to use the Site.
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Although INW strives to protect the personal information and privacy of each user, INW cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk. You acknowledge that you are aware of security and privacy limitations including but not limited to: (1) the global accessibility of World Wide Web sites on the Internet; (2) the limitation of security, privacy, and authentication measures and features in this Site; and (3) the risk that data or information on the Site may be subject to eavesdropping, sniffing, spoofing, forgery, spamming, “impostering”, tampering, breaking passwords, harassment, fraud, electronic trespassing, hacking, nuking, system contamination (including viruses, worms, and Trojan horses) causing unauthorized, damaging, or harmful access and/or retrieval of information and data on your computer, may be subject to other security or privacy hazards, may not reach its destination, or may reach an erroneous address or recipient.
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