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World Politics Review TERMS OF USE
(Effective as of September 24, 2009)

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1. General. World Politics Review, L.L.C. ("WPR") operates this Web site for the personal enjoyment of our users. Your use of the WPR website after any changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use. You understand and agree that WPR may discontinue or change the WPR website at any time, without notice. It is your obligation to check these Terms of Use frequently to determine whether any changes have been made. You also understand and agree that WPR may discontinue or restrict your use of the Web site for any reason without notice and without any liability to you. In addition, when using the WPR website, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules, which may be posted from time to time and which are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.

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