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APIC may change these terms and conditions from time to time and at any time, without actual notice to you. In the event of a change, APIC will post the revised version to our web site. Any access to or use of the site after such an update will be deemed consent to such update. You are therefore encouraged to refer back to this page regularly. These terms and conditions may not be otherwise amended without the written consent of APIC.
The foregoing provisions are for the benefit of APIC, its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.
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