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You acknowledge that any submission you make to Cultural Diversity at Work Archive may be rejected, edited, removed, modified, or published online as is by the GilDeane editors.

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As part of the registration process you will give GilDeane certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated. Your User ID and Password (your Logiin) will be issued automatically when you sign up as an Individual or Group Content Licensee. As a Licensee you must agree to the terms and conditions of this User Agreement by clicking in the I agree box. Your Login entitles you to an Individual Content License or as a member of a Group Content License to Cultural Diversity at Work Archive. The following registration requirement must be observed: You may not share, transfer, or give out your Login information to any other person; your License is for your private, individual use only. If you are interested in providing access to the site for co-workers, colleagues, executives, managers or employees, then you must buy and arrange a Group Content License for 15 people or a Site Content License for more than 15 people. If you are interested, you may arrange a Trial License to investigate the Archive for a few days. Please see the Content License options for cost-effective group rates. Failure to comply with the terms of this paragraph shall constitute a breach of this Agreement and may lead to the termination of your license.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Login for your Individual or Group License. You are expected to notify of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your License or any loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your Login.
You are responsible for all usage or activity on Cultural Diversity at Work Archive. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for immediate termination of your License and GilDeane may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

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You may terminate your License at any time by communicating with GilDeane at or by telephone, 206-362-0336. Upon notification, your access will be suspended within 24 hours. You are responsible for all charges incurred up to the time the License is terminated. Exercising its sole discretion, GilDeane may terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the web site for any reason without limitation, breach, or assignment of this Agreement.


This Agreement is made, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of Washington State and any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Seattle, Washington.

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