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Terms and Conditions

Posted by: African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network on April 1, 2009

AACORN launched Critical Transformations to foster idea generation and to provide individuals the opportunity to interact with likeminded thinkers and doers. The blog is open to the public, but we do have a set of rules to ensure that blog postings and comments are a beneficial resource for all users. Materials presented in the blog are the opinions and preferences of the author. In addition all the opinions expressed by blog users are strictly the users' individual views and beliefs, unless otherwise stated and are not commissioned by the Network. By accessing, creating or contributing to this blog, you agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions.
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    AACORN does not verify, endorse or in any way take responsibility for information or claims made by individuals who choose to post a comment. Blog Users will be responsible for the content of their comments, and the consequences of their comments.

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    AACORN will not be accountable for any damages or harm occurring from the ability or lack of ability to operate this site. The Network reserves the right at any time to modify the terms and conditions of the blog. Blog Users are required to review the terms and conditions on a continual basis. The Network will be free of liability due to user negligence to comply with terms and conditions.

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