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When information we collect is aggregated, anonymized or otherwise does not identify you, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties, to the extent permitted by applicable law. 4. INFORMATION SECURITY
We take a number of commercially reasonable administrative,
technical, personnel and physical steps to safeguard information
in our possession from loss, theft and unauthorized use,
disclosure or modification. However, no method of transmitting or
storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and therefore
we cannot warrant or guarantee that such information will never be
accessed, used or released in a manner that is inconsistent with
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