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Broker-Dealer's Potential Conflicts
As a broker-dealer, Avalon Investments, Inc. and/or its affiliates (including any entities that are "affiliates" as that term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940) may act as a principal for its own account or as agent for its customers in connection with the sale to you or purchase by you of a security that is the subject of content prepared by Avalon. If it receives a mark-up or commission or acts as agent for another person in connection with any such transaction, Avalon may have a potential conflict of interest. You understand this potential conflict and acknowledge that you may choose to effect securities transactions at another broker-dealer.
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You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Avalon, its affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, members, partners, managers and employees against any losses, damages, claims, liabilities and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) to the extent resulting from or arising out of any unauthorized or otherwise inappropriate use of any of the content of this Website attributable to you or which occurs through the use of your ID.
System Outages and Incomplete Transmissions
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Avalon may terminate your access to the Website for any reason, without prior notice.
No waiver by Avalon of any right under or term or provision of these Terms will be deemed a waiver of any other right, term, or provision of these Terms at the time of such waiver or a waiver of that or any other right, term, or provision of these Terms at any other time.
Integration and Severability
If any provision of these Terms is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
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Dated: February 11, 2014
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