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Running this website, like any human endeavor, involves uncertainty and trade-offs. We hope this website helps, but it may include mistakes and can’t address every situation. If you have any questions about your situation, we encourage you to do your own research, seek out other experts, and engage in discussions with the Privacy Guides community. If you have any legal questions, you should consult with your own legal counsel before moving forward.

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Unless otherwise noted, all content on this website is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License. This means that you can use the human-readable content on this website for your own project, as long as you give appropriate credit to Privacy Guides including a link where technically possible, and you release your project under the same license. You may not do so in any way that suggests Privacy Guides endorses you or your use. You may not use the Privacy Guides brand trademarks in your own project without express approval from this project. Privacy Guides's brand trademarks include the "Privacy Guides" wordmark and shield logo.

The underlying source code used to generate this website and display that content is released under the MIT License.

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Portions of this notice itself were adopted from on GitHub. That resource and this page itself are released under CC-BY-4.0.

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