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In addition, you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained herein, without the prior express consent from an authorized IAP representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by Internet search web sites to direct Internet users to this site).
This site may provide you with the ability to use usernames, passwords, or other codes or devices to gain access to restricted portions of this site (\"access codes\"). The content contained in such restricted areas is confidential to IAP, and is provided to you for your personal use only. We reserve the right to prohibit the use of such access codes on your behalf by third parties where we determine that such use interferes with our site\'s operation or results in commercial benefits or other entities to our detriment, or for non-payment to IAP for services rendered including membership, or for incorrect membership status.
All IAP information is provided \"as is\" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
With respect to all communications you make to IAP regarding, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions and the like:
(1) you shall have no right of confidentiality in your communications and IAP shall have no obligation to protect your communications from disclosure;
(2) IAP shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute your communications to others without limitation; and
(3) IAP shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, content or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information.
IAP shall at all times strive to uphold the individual copyright of photographer’s whose work is exhibited within IAP.
However, IAP does not assume responsibility for infringements from outside parties or individuals.
IAP may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. IAP reserves the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements to information, and to the products and programs described in such information, at any time without notice.
IAP Internet sites contain information on IAP\'s worldwide products and services, not all of which are available in every location. A reference to an IAP product or service on an IAP Internet site does not imply that such product or service is or will be available in your location.
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