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other way. Your continued use of the Site and/or the Services following such posting shall constitute your
following any such modifications hereto, then please do not use the Site.Changes to the servicesWe may
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any resale or commercial use of the Site or the Site Materials therein;
the collection and use of any professional listings, pictures, profiles, ratings or descriptions;
the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Materials,
modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Site and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof;
use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods;
downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site, the Site Materials or any
information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or
any use of the site or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose.
Any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the
prior written permission of Company, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein.
Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark
laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in
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To the extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will LawTrades be liable to you for any loss of
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and County of New York, pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration
tribunal shall consist of one arbitrator. The decision or award of the arbitrator shall be final, and
judgment upon such decision or award may be entered in any competent court or application may be made to
any competent court for judicial acceptance of such decision or award and an order of enforcement. The
parties agree that the arbitrator shall have the authority to impose equitable and injunctive relief as
well as to award monetary relief, as the arbitrator deems appropriate.
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you in your capacity as the parent or legal guardian of such child or as the authorized party of such
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