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13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This Agreement, including the Privacy Policy incorporated herein by this reference, contains the entire agreement between You and Brown Rudnick relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any other oral or written communications relating thereto. This Agreement may not be amended or supplemented by You, or by statements of any of Brown Rudnick 's employees. Brown Rudnick reserves the right to make changes to this Agreement at any time without advance notice. Brown Rudnick agrees to post all amended forms of this Agreement on the Site and such amended forms shall be effective immediately upon its posting. It is at all times Your responsibility to read the most current form of this Agreement before using the Site to ensure that You agree to the terms and conditions of any amendments made to this Agreement. You agree that these standards for notice of amendments to this Agreement are reasonable.

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20. INVALIDITY: If any provision of this Agreement shall be held, be deemed or shall in fact be, invalid, inoperative or unenforceable as applied to any particular case or circumstance because of the conflicts of any provision with any law, regulation, ordinance or for any other reason, the provision or provisions in question shall not be invalid, inoperative or unenforceable in any other case or circumstance, nor shall any other provision or provisions herein contained thereby be or become invalid, inoperative or unenforceable and such provision shall be reformed so that it would be valid, operative and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted in such circumstances.

21. ADVERTISING: The content of this Site may be considered advertising for legal services under the rules of professional conduct of the jurisdictions in which Brown Rudnick attorneys practice law. Brown Rudnick does not seek to represent any person or entity based upon that person's or entity's viewing of this Site (or any portion of this Site) in any jurisdiction where this Site (or any portion of this Site) does not comply with all of the laws and ethical requirements of that jurisdiction. Prior results do not guarantee a similar result.

22. GENERAL: Brown Rudnick and/or its subsidiaries or divisions may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You agree to be bound by these Terms and any modifications to these Terms occurring prior to your continued use of the Materials or access to the Site. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then current Terms because they shall be equally binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site.

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