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  1. The website (“Website”) of the Institute of Cognitive Therapy (“ICT”) is developed and maintained by the Institute of Cognitive Therapy (“ICTHK.ORG”). You acknowledge and agree that if you decide to browse or utilize the services provided by the ICTHK.ORG, you do it entirely at your own risk. The ICTHK.ORG will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from or in connection with or otherwise associated with browsing or using the Website.
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  6. Persons browse or access the Website agree not to conduct any activities not in compliance with the intellectual property laws (IP Laws), or infringe or cause to be infringed any intellectual property right and/or other proprietary right of any materials on the Website, and you agree not to link any parts of the Website to any websites which may conduct such infringing activities. Such infringing activities include, for instance:
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    4. Supply pirated files or links to such files.
  7. If a user is found conducting activities infringing IP Rights, we may without liability or recourse to you, with or without notice:
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    2. terminate the relevant registration or account of the User and may consider taking appropriate legal actions.
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  11. If a user is found to be in breach of the Public Dissemination Laws, we may without liability or recourse to you, with or without notice:
    1. Remove any posting, content or materials which we consider infringing, in relation to the Public Dissemination or otherwise, or in breach of the Terms;
    2. Terminate the relevant registration or account of the User and may consider taking appropriate legal actions.

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