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Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Last Updated: January 2013

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  1. General. Access to and use of this website ("JWATCH.org") is subject to these terms of use. Any use of this JWATCH.org shall constitute acceptance of these Terms of Use.
  2. Copyright Ownership and Permitted Use. Unless otherwise indicated, the content available through JWATCH.org is protected by copyright and may be used only in accordance with copyright and other applicable laws. Content available through JWATCH.org is for your personal noncommercial use. For permissions information, please refer to JWATCH.org copyright information.
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  4. Modifications of Terms of Use. MMS reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. Any such modification will be posted JWATCH.org, and the continued use of JWATCH.org after any such posting shall constitute acceptance of the Terms of Use as modified.
  5. Website Modifications and Availability. MMS will make reasonable efforts to keep JWATCH.org available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, owing to technical failures, routine maintenance, or other unforeseen circumstances, availability may be limited and MMS will not be responsible for the nonavailability of JWATCH.org. MMS reserves the right to modify, suspend, discontinue, or restrict access to, all or any part of JWATCH.org at any time.
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  7. User Generated Content. The following provisions apply to user generated content submitted to JWATCH.org. By submitting content to JWATCH.org, you agree to the following provisions, which may be amended from time to time:
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    4. You agree to submit content to JWATCH.org only for non-commercial purposes.
    5. Submissions to JWATCH.org must be comprehensible and written in the English language.
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