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AHIMA welcomes your comments. All comments, suggestions or other information sent by you to this site are for internal use by AHIMA or its advertisers or business partners, or in response to solicitations on this site, will become AHIMA's property.

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AHIMA does not warrant or represent that the information you submit to AHIMA Communities of Practice Web site will be protected against loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

You are responsible for taking all steps to ensure that no other person has access to your password or account. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of your password; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your password; (3) promptly inform AHIMA of any need to deactivate a password. You permit AHIMA and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Web site to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the operation of AHIMA Communities of Practice Web site. AHIMA does not and can not assume any responsibility or liability for any information submitted by you to AHIMA Communities of Practice Web site or for your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received through AHIMA Communities of Practice Web site.

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