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4. Restriction on Spidering. H&I strictly prohibits the use of any tools, programs, robotic algorithms or products to automatically download or "spider" the Website or any of the pages of the Website. Any such use constitutes an infringement upon the intellectual property rights of H&I and its licensors. Accordingly, you acknowledge and agree that you shall not engage in any such conduct.
You may not post or transmit content (even if made in a joking, sarcastic or unintended manner) that, at H&I’s sole discretion, damages H&Is reputation; is offensive to the online community, such as sexually explicit content, or content that promotes obscenity, pedophilia, racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; intimidates harasses or advocates harassment of another person; involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”; or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous.
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12. Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement. If you believe that you have a claim of copyright infringement based upon any material accessible on or through this Website, notice of such claim should be submitted in writing to H&I's designated copyright agent as follows:
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Chicago, IL 60606-2833