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Use of Web Site
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Use of ABC Online Communications Channels
ABC Online Communications Channels (including but not limited to ABC Discussion Forums, WiKi, Blogs, etc are a service hosted by ABC to facilitate the dissemination and exchange of technical information pertaining to ABC products and services. You understand that all third-party content posted to the Online Communications Channels is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. You understand, also, that all opinions expressed in the Online Communications Channels do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ABC. ABC shall have the right to remove any of your content and/or to terminate your access to and use of the Online Communications Channels should ABC in its sole discretion consider your statements or conduct to be inaccurate, illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy, injurious, objectionable, or otherwise in violation of these Terms or applicable law.
Accessing the Online Communications Channels
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Use of ABC Software
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Warranties and Disclaimers
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