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2. Acceptable Site Use
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3. User Information and Privacy
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10. LICENSES AND RELEASE BETWEEN THE FOUNDATION AND PROFILED AGENCIES
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12. Limitation of Liability
We accept no financial or other responsibility for your use of the Site and the Content.
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If you breach any of these Terms, The Foundation reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to immediately terminate your registration with, or ability to access, the Site, any Content, and/or any other service provided to you by The Foundation.
You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless The Foundation, its affiliates, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees (whether incurred as the result of a third-party claim or a claim to enforce this Term), alleging or resulting from your use of the Content or the Site or your breach of any of these Terms. The Foundation will notify you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and will assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit, or proceeding.
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