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JEWISHENCYCLOPEDIA.COM© End User Agreement

  1. 1. Agreement and General Terms of Use
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  6. 6. Indemnification
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  11. 11. General Terms
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  12. 12. Other Notices
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      Any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) included within the Service or participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser or other third party. JE.com shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions
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Updated: August 1, 2002