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  1. Access to this Web site (this "Site") is granted to you by limited permission of Pantone, LLC ("Pantone"), which limited permission Pantone may revoke at any time, for any reason, in Pantone’s sole discretion. This Site is not intended for the use of children. If you are under 18, you may use this Site only with involvement of a parent or guardian. 

  2. Your use of this Site is governed by all applicable laws, as well as these Terms of Use. In addition, when using particular Pantone-owned or Pantone-operated services, you are subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use. If you do not or are not willing to abide by each and every one of these Terms of Use, or by applicable law, your limited permission to access this Site and its contents, as well as any other service owned or operated by Pantone, is hereby revoked, and you should (i) immediately exit this Site, (ii) delete any copies of this Site or its contents in your possession, custody, or control, and (iii) not return to this Site without the prior written permission of Pantone. Pantone may amend these Terms of Use from time to time, at any time, without prior notice to you. The amended terms of use shall be effective as of the date and time they are posted on this Site. Your continued use now or following the posting of any amended terms of use will indicate acceptance by you of such amended terms of use.

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  6. Pantone reserves the right to send electronic mail to you for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to this Site, or to ask you to participate in user surveys, to provide feedback on this Site, or to better enable us to understand our users. Pantone reserves the right to disclose information about you as well as your use of this Site in accordance with the provisions of our Privacy Policy, incorporated here by reference.

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  9. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE." TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, PANTONE, ITS AFFILIATES,OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS SITE ARE COMPUTER SIMULATIONS OF THE PANTONE COLOURS AND MAY NOT MATCH PANTONE-IDENTIFIED COLOUR STANDARDS. REFER TO PANTONE PUBLICATIONS FOR ACCURATE PANTONE COLOUR STANDARDS. THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION THEREOF, WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US AND YOU. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

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