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Acceptance

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We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify or discontinue the site, or any features of the site, temporarily or permanently, without notice to you, and you agree that WKLB BLOG is not liable to you should it do so. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Licenses

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Disclaimer

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DISCLAIMER
The material contained on the site has been prepared by WKLB BLOG as a site to its readers and the internet community and is not intended to constitute legal advice. WKLB BLOG has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing quality information and material, but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained on or linked to the Web site. Users of information from the site or links do so at their own risk.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

WKLB BLOG is operated by CCH Incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America. The WKLB BLOG seeks to provide current information in securities law to the patrons of the web site.

Collection of Personal Information

In order to use the WKLB BLOG, we may ask you to provide us with your name, email address and other personally identifying information. We will never sell your personally identifiable information to any third party except: a) where required by law; c) to enforce the terms of our site policy of that of our third party site host; or d) to respond to claims in law, state agency, or federal regulatory agency. Our policy in this regard may differ from the site, so you are advised to read the privacy terms of the third party host where our site may reside.

The WKLB BLOG will occasionally link to other web sites, but we are not responsible for the content of the web site to which we link or the privacy policy of those linked web sites.

We may use information that you provide to create demographic information for various commercial and non-commercial matters, but we will not include any of your personally identifiable information in such demographic data.

Changes to this Policy

We may amend our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. You are therefore, requested to review the terms of this Privacy Policy regularly. If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Policy, please contact us via email, found at the bottom of our “about” page.