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User Conduct/Prohibited Uses
(a) copy, transcribe or otherwise acquire any data, content or information available on or through the Website by any means (e.g., via screen-scraping and the like);
(b) damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website (e.g., a denial of service attack), any related server or the network(s) connected to any such server;
(c) interfere with any other party's use or enjoyment of the Website or related services;
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(e) stalk, intimidate, and/or harass another;
(f) incite others to commit violence;
(g) harm a minor in any way;
(h) provide any content or other material that you do not have a right to provide under any applicable law or contractual or fiduciary relationship, including for or about any person under the age of 18 years;
(i) provide any content or other material that infringes any intellectual property right or other proprietary right of any party;
(j) impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(k) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any of content or other materials posted on or transmitted through the Website of the Website Services;
(l) use the Website, its content or other materials such that it will mislead another into believing that they are interacting directly with EBI, Erin Brockovich or any Website Service;
(m) engage in any chain letters, contests, junk email, pyramid schemes, spamming, surveys, or other duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise);
(n) use any EBI domain name as a pseudonymous return email address;
(o) provide any content or material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment;
(p) access or attempt to access any content or material that you are not authorized to access or through any means not intentionally made available through the Website or applicable Website Service;
(q) market any goods or services for any business purposes (including advertising and making offers to buy or sell goods or services), unless specifically allowed to do so by EBI; or
(r) use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction methods in connection with the Website, any content or materials provided on or through the Website, and/or any Website Services.
Use of Website Services
The Website may (currently or in the future) contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large, other Users of the Website or with others or groups (collectively, “Website Services”). For all such Website Services, you agree only to post, send and receive messages and material that are legal, proper and related to the particular Website Service. EBI has no obligation to monitor the Website Services. However, EBI reserves the right to review materials posted to or via a Website Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion, without notice. EBI also reserves the right, but undertakes no obligation, to terminate your access to any or all of the Website Services, or completely block your access to the Website, at any time without notice for any reason in EBI’s sole discretion.
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When you provide any personally-identifying information, including protected health information (“PHI”) about yourself or others (e.g., your children, your community) to or through a Website Service, you should use caution and you do so at your own risk. EBI neither controls nor endorses the content, messages or information found in or through any Website Service. Without limiting the foregoing, EBI specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability with regard to any Website Services, and any results or actions connected with your participation in same. Views expressed in or through a Website Service do not necessarily reflect those of EBI.
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