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1. CHANGES TO TERM OF USE
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3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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(a) Curriculum Contributions. Site allows Members (and only Members) to make, publish, share and store their Curriculum Contributions on the Site, as well as the ability to view, access, and further adapt and build upon Curriculum Contributions of other Members. To the extent any Curriculum Contribution by you, or any portion thereof, is independently protectible by copyright, you retain full copyright ownership with respect thereto (excluding and subject to cestparti.org's copyright in the preexisting cestparti.org Curriculum Material), PROVIDED that:
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6. REGISTRATION AND ACCESS
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8 EXTERNAL SITES
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10 COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS
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11 TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate this Agreement and your access to all or any part of the Site, at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. We reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Site at any time without prior notice or liability.