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Third-Party Links and Endorsement Disclaimer
This site may provide links to other Web sites maintained by third parties which are not under the control of GAAS. GAAS makes no representations or warranties with respect to any linked site. Your use of any linked site is solely at your own risk. Such links are provided for your convenience and do not reflect or imply a recommendation, endorsement or affiliation by GAAS, its Board of Directors, Officers, Employees, Members, Subsidiaries, Chapters or its Affiliates with respect to the linked site or providers of such linked sites. GAAS makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy of any items or claims contained therein including the accuracy, quality, reliability, completeness, currency, quality, performance or any other characteristic or feature of the information, products and/or services available or advertised on or through any linked site. GAAS is not responsible in any manner (including without limitation with respect to any loss or injury you may suffer) for any matter associated with the linked site, including without limitation, the content provided on or through any such linked site or your reliance thereon. In addition, you should be aware that your use of any linked site is subject to the terms and conditions applicable to that site, including the privacy policies (or lack thereof). Reference on the Site to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by GAAS, its Board of Directors, Officers, Employees, Members, Subsidiaries, Chapters or its Affiliates. The views and opinions of independent authors regarding such products or processes do not state or reflect those of GAAS, its Board of Directors, Officers, Employees, Members, Subsidiaries, Chapters or its Affiliates.
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GAAS reserves the right to modify this Site at any time, including the Content contained on the site. GAAS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change this User Agreement from time to time, and your continued use after such change(s) take effect will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of and agreement to the new User Agreement
Term and Termination
This User Agreement will take effect as soon as you begin using this Site. GAAS reserves the right, at any time and for any reason, without notice to you, (i) to deny you access to this Site, any materials or Content on the Site, or any portion thereof; (ii) to change, remove or discontinue any of the Content, materials or information available on or through this Site; or (iii) to terminate this User Agreement.
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