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2. In some locations on the Site, hyperlinks to portable document format ("PDF") versions of certain documents, as well as photographs, logos and video files, are provided and designated for the user’s downloading, printing and/or e-mailing. If so designated, you may download, print and/or e-mail such items to be used for their intended purposes provided that the items are downloaded, printed and/or e-mailed in their entirety without modification or alteration.
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