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1. Searches by USER.
USER is licensed to undertake searches of the Product for the benefit of USER or the benefit of clients of USER in the practice of law.
2. Third Party Searches
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USER at all times shall treat the Product as proprietary information of Geronimo and shall comply fully with the limitations on usage and distribution contained in Section A above. Geronimo’s grant to USER of access to the Product is in consideration of USER's acknowledgment of these limitations and USER's agreement not to use or to allow third parties access to the Product, except as expressly provided in this EULA.
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F. SUBSEQUENT CHANGES
1. New Functions or Features
From time to time, Geronimo may, but shall have no obligation to, add new functions or features to the Product or make new information services available to USER.
2. Changes in Terms and Conditions
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