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Information Surety

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Changes to this Policy

WEF, AWWA and APHA reserve the right to change this LEGAL NOTICE and TERMS of USE at any time, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating the date the terms were last updated. We encourage you to review our terms of use whenever you use this website.

Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

The contents of this Web site are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and any claims arising directly or indirectly out of any materials contained on this site are subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Severability and Integration

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and WEF, AWWA and APHA with respect to this Web site and supercedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and WEF, AWWA and APHA with respect to this site. If any part of these TERMS OF USE is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

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