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For purposes of this agreement, "Content" refers to documents, images, graphics, logos, design, audio, video and any other information provided from or on this website, including the identity, contact information and related content and/or links posted by any of the Service Providers presented on this Website.
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While we designate certain service providers as Certified Installers once those Service Providers submit evidence of having met specific criteria set by us or our Program Sponsor, we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any Service Provider, nor any of their related claims, Content, data, advertising, products, goods or services available or unavailable from, or through, a Service Provider or any other third party. We also may, at our option, conduct a background check on a Service Provider's personnel, or request a statement from the Service Provider that they have recently conducted background checks on their personnel, Notwithstanding any steps that we may take, your determination of which Certified Installer to select, as well as your dealings with, or participation in promotions with, any Service Provider and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are between you and the Service Provider exclusively. You should make whatever investigation or other resources that you deem necessary or appropriate before hiring or engaging any Service Provider. Please carefully read our Disclaimers and Limits of Liability in Section 6.
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