PUBLIC AREAS

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LINKS

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DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

You expressly agree that your use of the site, including, without limitation, any material and/or data developed by The Standard or by third parties ("information providers"), is at your sole risk. The site, and any content or materials available through the site, are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and without warranty of any kind, express, implied or statutory. The Standard and the information providers hereby expressly disclaim all such warranties including, without limitation, any implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose, title, or non-infringement, or any warranty as to results that may be obtained through the use of the site. The Standard does not represent or warrant that the site will function without interruption, that the site is error- or defect-free, that any such defects or errors will be corrected, or that the site and the server(s) that make the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, that you obtain from The Standard or otherwise through your use of the site shall create any warranty on the part of The Standard or the information providers. Further, The Standard and the information providers do not warrant or represent that the use or the results of the use of any content or materials made available through the site or from third parties will be correct, accurate, timely, reliable or otherwise.