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Modification of These Terms and Conditions
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General Terms and Conditions
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Choice of Law
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1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
2. Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
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5. Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
6. Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
7. Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
8. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
9. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
10. Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
11. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
12. Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
No Duty To Monitor
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Communication Service Disclaimer
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Disclosure of Information
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