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i) Users do not acquire any rights in the material offered on this site for use by authorized Users apart from their final work product authorized by these Terms.

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6) TRADEMARKS

The following trademarks and service marks are owned by Religious Technology Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. These marks are licensed for use by Church of Scientology International and its affiliated organizations and are registered in many nations around the world.

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SCIENTOLOGIST is a collective membership mark owned by Religious Technology Center indicating membership in a church and church membership services of the affiliated Scientology churches and missions.

THE WAY TO HAPPINESS and the "Road & Sun" design are trademarks and service marks owned by L. Ron Hubbard Library in the USA and in other countries (trademark registrations issued and other registrations pending) and are used with permission.

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The Foundation for a Drug-Free World logo is owned by that Foundation and is used with permission.

The United for Human Rights Logo is owned by United for Human Rights and is used with permission.

The Youth for Human Rights International logo is owned by Youth for Human Rights International and is used with permission.

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