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This Terms of Use document governs your use of Compliance Week (published online at www.complianceweek.com), which is a news and information service published by WCW, Inc. Your use of the site, or our receipt of your subscription form, indicates your acceptance of these terms.

1. Changes to Terms of Use. We may change these terms at any time by notifying you of the change electronically, using the e-mail address we have on record for you. The changes also will appear in this document, which you can access at any time by clicking on "Terms of Use" in the lower left corner of any page on the Web site. Your use of Compliance Week after changes are made to this document means that you agree to be bound by such changes.

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a. If single-user subscription purchased, only the individual registered as the paying subscriber may access Compliance Week using the username and password provided. If multiple-user subscription purchased, all users must be employed by the same company.

b. The content available through Compliance Week is our property or the property of our licensors and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may display or print the content available through Compliance Week for your personal, non-commercial use only.

c. You agree not to sell, publish, distribute, retransmit or otherwise provide access to the content received through Compliance Week to anyone, including your fellow employees.

d. You agree not to create abstracts from, scrape or display headlines from our content for use on another web site or service. You agree not to post any content from Compliance Week to newsgroups, mail lists or electronic bulletin boards, without our written consent. To request consent for this and other matters, please contact us.

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