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The parties have requested that these terms and conditions and all communications and documents relating hereto be expressed in the English language. Les parties ont exigé que cette entente ainsi que tout document s'y rattachant soient redigés dans la langue anglaise.
This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Morningstar regarding the subject matter hereof, and shall supersede any and all prior negotiations, representations, warranties, undertakings, or agreements, written or oral, between the parties regarding such subject matter.
To the maximum extent possible, each provision in this Free User Agreement shall be interpreted in such manner as to be valid and enforceable under applicable law. If any provision of this Free User Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, such provision shall be modified so as to be rendered valid and enforceable while implementing, to the maximum extent possible, the original intent of such provision. If such modification is not possible or allowed, then such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such unenforceability or invalidity without affecting the remainder of such provision or any other provisions in this Free User Agreement.
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THIS FREE USER AGREEMENT WAS LAST UPDATED ON February 21st, 2007.