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no obligation to maintain the Website on a frequent or timely basis.
Changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use
We may revise these Terms at any time. You are bound by any changes to these Terms
upon our posting of such changes on the Website. You should check these Terms often
to make certain that you are aware of the most current Terms. On and after the date
updated Terms are posted on the Website, your use of the Website will be governed
by such updated Terms.
Violations of these Terms and Conditions of Use
We may seek all remedies available to us at law and in equity for your violation
of these Terms. One remedy we may pursue is to block your access to the Website.
Further, your violation of these Terms shall be considered a breach of contract.
We may investigate suspected violations of these Terms. We shall be allowed to cooperate
with: (a) law enforcement authorities in the investigation of suspected criminal
violations; (b) system administrators at Internet service providers, networks or
computing facilities; and (c) third party vendors in order to enforce these Terms.
Such cooperation may include providing Users’ IP addresses or other identifying
information to the law enforcement authorities, third party vendors or system administrators.
We may disclose any information we think necessary to comply with all applicable
law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with federal law and
the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to any principles of conflicts
of law. Any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to these Terms
and the Website shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the
Commonwealth of Virginia.
These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and us relating to your use
of the Website and the content and material on the Website.
If any provision of these Terms shall for any reason be invalid or unenforceable,
the remaining provisions of these Terms shall be interpreted so as to reasonably
effect the intent of the parties. Any such invalid or unenforceable provisions in
these Terms shall be deemed replaced with valid and enforceable provisions that,
to the extent possible, fulfill the business purposes and intent of such invalid
and unenforceable provisions.
In addition and without limiting the foregoing paragraph, some U.S. states and foreign
countries may provide rights in addition to those provided in the above Disclaimer
and Limitation of Liability section or do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of implied warranties or liability for incidental or consequential damages. Therefore,
the limitations set forth in the above Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability section
may not apply to you or there may be state or country specific provisions that superseded
such limitations. Any provision of the above Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
section that is declared invalid shall be deemed severable and shall not affect
the validity or enforceability of the remainder.
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