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Changes to Terms of Use

I, Troy Bartlett, reserve the right, from time to time, with or without notice to you, to change these Terms of Use. The most current version of these Terms of Use can be reviewed by clicking on the "Terms of Use" hyperlink located in the lower right corner of the pages of this web site. The most current version of the Terms of Use will supercede all previous versions. Your use of this web site after changes are made means that you agree to be bound by such changes.

Right to Terminate

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Some of the hyperlinks on this web site may lead to other web sites that are not controlled by or affiliated with me. In addition, other web sites may link to this web site. I have not necessarily reviewed these web sites and I am not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these web sites.

You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to any page of this web site so long as the link does not portray this web site or its contributors in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.

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This web site and its contents are provided "as is" and I make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this web site or its contents. I assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this web site, any failures, delays, or interruptions in delivery of any content contained on this web site, any losses or damages arising from the use of the content provided on this web site, or any conduct by users of this web site. I disclaim all representations and warranties, including, for example, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. In addition, I do not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this web site is accurate, complete or current.

In no event shall I be liable to you for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this information. If any applicable authority holds any portion of this section to be unenforceable, then liability will be limited to the fullest possible extent permitted by applicable law.

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