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Changes in Terms and Conditions
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AAOS Monitoring of Site
AAOS does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the AAOS’s attention, AAOS will take actions as appropriate, which may include removing certain material without prior notice.
In addition, the AAOS reserves the right to monitor the site for content of postings.
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