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IPS does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any statement made by parties other than IPS. The organization takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts in the Members Only Area. Under no circumstances will the organization be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone’s reliance on information or the content posted in the forum or transmitted to its users.

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General Terms

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