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Subscribing to Hidden Winners
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Disclaimer & Limitation of Liability
We’ve stated this in the Fool’s Rules but it bears repeating: The Motley Fool does not warrant the completeness, accuracy, or usefulness of any information or materials provided through Hidden Winners. Hidden Winners is intended to give general advice and/or comment only, and the investments mentioned may not necessarily be suitable for you. Accordingly, you agree that you have sole and complete responsibility for any decisions your make or actions you take in reliance upon information contained on or available through Hidden Winners.
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TMF, its employees or shareholders will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of Hidden Winners, even if TMF has been advised of such damages or losses.
TMF may, at its sole discretion, suspend or discontinue Hidden Winners for any reason at any time. In such event, you will receive a prorated refund. Subject to the foregoing, you agree that TMF shall not be liable to you or any third party for such suspension or discontinuance.
Details of our complaint handling process can be found here.
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