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Extracts of the information in the website may be reviewed, reproduced or translated for research or private study but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes. Any use of information in the website should be accompanied by an acknowledgement of ICW as the source, citing the uniform resource locator (URL) of the article. Reproduction or translation of substantial portions of the website, or any use other than for educational or other non-commercial purposes, requires explicit, prior authorization in writing. Applications and enquiries should be addressed to ICW.

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ICW does not warrant that the information contained in the website is complete and correct and shall not be liable whatsoever for any damages incurred as a result of its use.

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A "Registered User" will assume all risk for using "The ICW Forums and Chat" pages, including but not limited to, the possibility of reading vulgar or adult material (not likely), the possibility of being harassed by other visitors, the possibility of downloading a computer virus, and/or any other foreseen or unforeseen possibility.

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