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Terms of Use 2018-03-18T08:05:41+00:00

Legal terms of use for this website available at www.communicationmonitor.eu and for the social media channels on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ECM_CommMonitor), Facebook (www.facebook.com/European.Communication.Monitor), Slideshare (www.slideshare.net/communicationmonitor) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/channel/UC8hXre5oXr5BVNLXvN4U-5w).

Last modified: March 17th, 2018.

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Liability

The information that is presented on this website is compiled and updated periodically. It is impossible to guarantee freedom from all errors. For this reason, we disclaim and exclude all liability or warranty with regard to the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of the information provided on this website. This website also provides links to other websites. We disclaim all liability and warranty with respect to any information obtained from and your interaction with any website that you reach by means of a link from this website. These websites are operated by separate organizations. We are also not responsible for the data protection precautions of the operators of such websites. We urge you to check the privacy policy, terms and conditions disclaimers on such websites before using them.

In no event will the provider or content manager of this website be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any websites linked to this site, or the content contained at any or all such sites, including but not limited to damages to computer system, data or any personal objects resulting from the downloading of material and/or data from this website .

Data protection and cookies

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