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Last updated: Nov. 20, 2002

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Welcome to Worldpress.org's Library of International Affairs. Worldpress.org provides the Worldpress.org's Library of International Affairs service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you; provided that, we will not alter Section 7 ("Content Submitted to Worldpress.org's Library of International Affairs") without prior notice to and acceptance by you. You can review the most current version of the TOS at any time at: http://worldpress.org/library/terms.htm. Please note that other Worldpress.org services, outside of Worldpress.org's Library of International Affairs, are governed by a different Terms of Service.

2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
Worldpress.org's Library of International Affairs currently provides publishers and non-governmental organizations with access to a rich collection of on-line resources, including Web page hosting services (the "Service"). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new Worldpress.org's Library of International Affairs resources, shall be subject to the TOS. In order to use the Service, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access Web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device.

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7. CONTENT SUBMITTED TO WORLDPRESS.ORG'S Library of International Affairs
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You acknowledge that Worldpress.org does not pre-screen Content, but that Worldpress.org and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Worldpress.org and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.

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12. TERMINATION
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22. GENERAL INFORMATION
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23. VIOLATIONS
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