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We do not want to discourage users from taking controversial positions or expressing unpopular views in the Structure Research Website, nonetheless, Structure Research Ltd. reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the Service is used to disseminate statements which are deeply and widely offensive and/or harmful.
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Although some of the individuals posting to the Structure Research Website (including the columnists and moderators) work for Structure Research Ltd., any opinions expressed are the personal opinions of the original authors, not of Structure Research Ltd. The content is provided for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be an endorsement or representation by Structure Research Ltd. or any other party. Structure Research Ltd. does not assume any responsibility or liability for any blogs, opinions or other commentary posted on the Structure Research Website or any website linked to the Structure Research Website and makes no express or implied warranty or guarantee about the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or any other aspect of the content. Structure Research Ltd. does not claim ownership of any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you post, upload, or submit to public areas of the Structure Research Website (such as bulletin boards (“BBSs”), forums and chat rooms), video content and textual content (collectively, the “User Submissions”).
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