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The Sparkys-Answers.com website (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Sparky's Answers (or "SparkysAnswers"). By using this Site, you explicitly agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions” or “Agreement”). By registering for, logging into, visiting and/or otherwise using the Site in any way, you indicate that you understand and intend these Terms and Conditions to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract and equally binding, and that you accept the terms of use as set forth in these Terms and Conditions and agree to be legally bound by them. Sparky's Answers may change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued use of the Site following reasonable notice of such modifications will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any changes to these Terms and Conditions. You agree that notice of changes to these Terms and Conditions posted on the Site constitutes reasonable and sufficient notice. At all times, you are bound by the then-current version of these Terms and Conditions and all applicable laws. Please review these Terms and Conditions periodically for changes. These Terms and Conditions were last updated on October 1, 2015. If you do not agree with the conditions outlined in these Usage Documents, do not proceed to use any service, information, or other products offered by or through the Sparky's Answers website.

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As stated above, members of Sparky's Answers agree to receive certain email from us as part of their membership on our website. It is very easy to configure your account to receive less email, and to cancel your account if you wish to stop receiving all Sparky's Answers emails. However, some members choose to falsely report our email as SPAM, either to their ISPs or the anti-SPAM organizations like SpamCop. In the event that a member falsely reports our email to them as SPAM, their account will be permanently deactivated, and they will not be permitted to reactivate it, nor will they ever be allowed to create a new account on Sparky' Answers.

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You agree that Sparky's Answers, in its sole discretion, may terminate your membership and/or sponsorship account (or any part thereof) or use of this website, and remove and discard any Content within this website, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Sparky's Answers believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms of Use. You agree that any termination of your access to this website under any provision of this Terms Of Use may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Sparky's Answers may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files and this website. Further, you agree that Sparky's Answers shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to this website.

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Manufacturers' guidelines should always be followed; this website provides a means of applying visual images and real world work experiences that aide in understanding a manufacture's service information. You must always refer to official resources and manuals before using any information that you find on the Internet, and confirm all procedures with the appropriate manufacturer or specialist before proceeding.

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