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1.3 Your name, firm or company name, contact details and where possible, firm or company logo shall appear with Your Content and on any web page displaying Your Content. Where the title of Your Content appears on a Publisher web page, your name and firm or company name will appear, other than in Publisher online search engine results, where the title or only part of the title may appear;
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1.5 Your name and firm name may be included in marketing materials by the Publisher. Publisher will notify You of such inclusion in advance.
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5. Applicable Law.
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