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  1. All original content of is copyrighted by Medical Connectivity Consulting's owner, presently Timothy C Gee, and is not to be used without permission except as provided herein. "Medical Connectivity Consulting," "" and "Connectologist" are trademarks belonging to Timothy C Gee. In using you recognize that is a website describing company consulting services and also a source of news, analysis, speculation and opinion on workflow automation in health care, medical device connectivity and related subjects, that all content is provided on an as-is basis, and that no factual statement on this site should be relied upon without further investigation on your part sufficient to satisfy you in your independent judgment that it is true. These terms of use are subject to change, and should be reviewed regularly.
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I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I possess no copies of the website in any form whatsoever; that neither I nor any employee or associate will access that site in the future in any form whatsoever; that I will immediately destroy any copies of content that happen to come into my possession. I understand that action contrary to these statements constitutes both perjury and a violation of the Terms of Use, subjecting me to possible civil and criminal liability.

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