Updated: July 2006

Consumer Action’s Copyright Policy

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Linking. You may freely link to our online publications. All language on your site accompanying the links must clearly state that you are linking to Consumer Action materials.

Permissions. We will consider waiving provisions of the above policy when you seek written permission from Consumer Action. To request permission to reprint or alter our publications, please write to: Editor, Consumer Action, P.O. Box 1762, Washington, DC 20013, or Email the Editor.

 

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