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All other accounts will be billed immediately via credit card or Paypal.
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Relationship of Parties: Neither the making of this Agreement nor the performance of its provisions shall be construed to constitute either party an agent, employee or legal representative of the other party. Nor shall this Agreement be deemed to establish a joint venture or partnership.
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