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This is a binding legal agreement which governs your use of Genealogy.com User Home Pages. By using these User Home Pages, you are consenting to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not agree to any of the terms of this agreement, do not use these User Home Pages. This agreement governs use of, and participation in, all of the services incorporated within Genealogy.com. We retain the right to amend this agreement from time to time, and your continued use of Genealogy.com constitutes your acceptance of such amendments. If you find changes in these terms in some way that unacceptable, you should discontinue your use of Genealogy.com.

User Guidelines and Rules
The Genealogy.com User Home Pages are intended to provide you and other users a forum to provide genealogical and other family related information. You are solely responsible for the messages, data, information or other materials ("Materials") posted by you, including any and all legal consequences of your postings. The Material you post may have legal consequences and may violate the rights of other persons or companies. You agree that you will not use the User Home Pages for any unlawful or wrongful purpose. Unlawful or wrongful uses include, but are not limited to, reproducing or distributing Material that is (i) copyrighted (except to the extent expressly permitted by the copyright owner), (ii) obscene, (iii) protected by trade secret owned by another, (iv) an invasion of the privacy of others, (v) discriminatory, (vi) defamatory, and (vii) commercial in nature. You should assume that all Materials available through the User Home Pages are protected by copyright, whether or not they contain a copyright notice, unless an express statement accompanies such Materials indicating that they are in the public domain.

WARNING: Parents are solely responsible for any and all supervision of minors. We are not responsible for the content of Materials posted in the User Home Pages.
You agree that we have no obligation to monitor or regulate the Materials posted by you or other users. However, we reserve the right to take appropriate action if we become aware of any use of the User Home Pages that we believe is unlawful, wrongful or is otherwise inappropriate. You agree not to represent yourself as someone else or as acting on behalf of someone else. You acknowledge that you are of majority or legal age.

Ownership and Rights to Use Materials
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Other Obligations
Since you are responsible for the results of your postings and their consequences, you will protect us and others as follows: you will indemnify and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, agents, sublicensees and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses and liabilities (including reasonable attorney s' fees and court costs) (1) arising out of the publication, distribution, exhibit or other use of the Materials posted by you, or (2) resulting from your or your minor offspring's use of the User Home Pages. You forever release and waive your right, and that of your minor offspring, assigns and successors, to bring suit against us for injury allegedly arising from the User Home Pages, the Materials posted by any user, or this Agreement.

Disclaimers of Warranties and Liability
We do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, quality, content or legality of any Materials made available through the User Home Pages. The use, distribution, or publication of any Material does not constitute or imply an endorsement by us of such Material, or of any opinions or comments in such Materials. We disclaim any and all warranties with regard to the User Home Pages or the Materials, express or implied, including without any limitation any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. In no event will we be liable to you or to any party for any damages of any kind arising out of or relating to the content or use of materials or the User Home Pages, under any legal theory, even if informed of the possibility of such damages.

Termination
We reserve the right to terminate your access to the User Home Pages at any time for violation of this Agreement or the law, or as we otherwise deem appropriate. We may discontinue the User Home Pages at any time.

General
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