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I. Access termination: ibmsystemsmag.com may, at its discretion and without providing notice to users, terminate the access of visitors, subscribers and registered users who violate the conditions stated in this Terms of Service statement through irresponsible user conduct, such as: posting content and photos that defy the rules on that matter, as described in part I of the "User Conduct" section; participating in activities while on the site that can be defined as "legal violations," outlined in part II of the "User Conduct" section; interfering with ibmsystemsmag.com’s Web server; and committing copyright violations.
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III. Criminal liability: Site use that is unlawful may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
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ibmsystemsmag.com maintains the right to modify any or all of this Terms of Service statement at any time and without notice or liability to you. If we append to or make changes concerning our privacy practices online, however, we will post those changes within this policy. The most recent version of these Terms of Service can always be found at ibmsystemsmag.com. Any changes to this policy will be effective immediately following the posting of such changes on this site. You agree that any subsequent use by you of this site following changes to these Terms of Service will constitute your acceptance of all such changes. This Terms of Service policy was last modified on May 13, 2010.
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