Last Revised August 10, 2021
Yours in Weddings is an innovative community and marketplace for the wedding industry. Yours in Weddings is not a wedding product or service provider, wedding vendor, or agent representative. Yours in Weddings members ("Members") include prospective brides and grooms, newlyweds and their Wedding guests (collectively, Wedding Members"), and companies and other third parties offering products and services related to Wedding Suppliers ("Supplier Members"). We and the Site function solely as a neutral venue and digital clearinghouse where Wedding Members and Wedding Suppliers may connect for a particular type of service or product. We are not involved in or a party to the actual transaction between Members. As a result, We have no control over the quality, accuracy, safety, or legality of the transactions that take place on our Website, the accuracy of listings, or the ability of Wedding Suppliers to provide items or services. We are not responsible for the actions or inactions of Wedding Members or Wedding Suppliers.
Wedding Members: You acknowledge the following: Yours in Weddings does not provide any of the products or services advertised or offered by Wedding Suppliers. We do not endorse any Suppliers, nor do we guarantee the quality of their goods or services. All communications, correspondence, verbal or written, or any warranties or representations made concerning products and services offered through the Yours in Weddings venue are not provided by us and are specifically and solely between you and the Vendor Member. Any transaction you enter into with a Vendor Member is strictly between you and the Wedding Suppliers. Yours in Weddings is not a party to that transaction. Any dispute you have with a Wedding Supplier is between you and the Wedding Supplier. We at Yours in Weddings will not be a party to that dispute, except regarding your use of the Site, as discussed in Section 32.
We use techniques to help verify the identity of Wedding Suppliers when they register for memberships on our Site; however, Yours in Weddings can not guarantee each service provider's identity, nor can we guarantee their capabilities. We have implemented a user-managed feedback system to help you evaluate Wedding Suppliers with whom you are considering transacting business. In addition, We cannot guarantee that information provided by or about Wedding Suppliers on the Site is accurate. You should use Yours in Weddings as a starting point for identifying vendors/suppliers to provide the products and services you need for your wedding, then conduct your research to ensure that vendors you choose to do business with are appropriate for you. You acknowledge that participation in particular programs, when and if available, may under certain circumstances result in Wedding Suppliers receiving contact information for you under the terms and conditions governing these programs.
Vendor Members: You acknowledge the following: Yours in Weddings will not endorse you or your products or services. We are in no way responsible for assisting you in reaching an agreement with Wedding Members, nor are We responsible for assisting you in providing goods and services to Wedding Members. While all Wedding Members are required to give us accurate information about themselves, We cannot and will not verify this information or guarantee the ability of Wedding Members to complete payment for any of the products or services you provide. Any transaction you enter into with a Wedding Members is strictly between you and the Wedding Member, and Yours in Weddings is not a party to that transaction. Any dispute you have with a Wedding Members is between you and the Wedding Members, and We will not be a party to that dispute. Vendor Members must list the proper and correct name of their business on the Site, and if there is a change to that business name, the Vendor Member must promptly update Yours in Weddings and may need to provide additional documentation for proof of name change. After Yours in Weddings and the Wedding Suppliers have terminated their relationship, Yours in Weddings shall be entitled to retain all reviews associated with a Wedding Suppliers on the Site as well as basic directory information, including, without limitation, business name, mailing address, website address, and telephone number.
Membership to Yours in Weddings is available only to entities and individuals at least 18 years of age who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Our services are not available to minors or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended members. Membership in Yours in Weddings is void where prohibited. Your Yours in Weddings membership may not be transferred or sold to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement. If you are registering as an individual, you represent and warrant at least 18 years of age and can enter into a legally binding contract. Members who engage in the sale of goods and services must have a valid business operations license, as applicable. By joining Yours in Weddings, you agree to
In addition, if you contact Yours in Weddings via email, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that such conversation will be stored for quality purposes. "Free Trial," or other unpaid supplier memberships may be offered by Yours in Weddings periodically. These unpaid vendor memberships do not guarantee any advertising placement or other benefits. Yours in Weddings reserves the right to modify the terms of or cancel any such unpaid Wedding Supplier membership packages.
Visitors to and Members of the Site may not:
- Create an account in another's name
- Create more than one account
- Use another's account
- Impersonate another person or entity
- Use the Site to break the law or applicable regulations, encourage others to do so, or offer instructions on how to do so
- Offer to provide products or services that violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (collectively "Laws"), or offer any products or services in a manner that violates any Laws
- Conduct any type of sweepstakes, promotion, or contest without posting official rules
- Collect or harvest information about Site Members, including but not limited to the use of robots, spiders, or similar means
- Use information on the Site to send unsolicited emails to Members
- Do anything that interferes with or places an undue burden on the Site (as determined by Yours in Weddings in our sole discretion)
- Use the Site if your membership has been temporarily or permanently suspended or revoked
- Include promotional text or endorsements in Member's storefront name or Member storefront picture(s)
- Violate any terms of this Agreement
Product Changes. You acknowledge and agree that We have the sole discretion to set forth and post additional terms and conditions for your use at various places throughout the Site. You agree that those other terms and conditions shall be considered an effective amendment to this Agreement, and said terms and conditions should be incorporated herein. Furthermore, you expressly agree that if there is any conflict between those additional terms and conditions and the Terms set forth herein, the other terms and conditions shall govern. Yours in Weddings retains the right to revise its product or service offerings, including the tools made available to you, at any time for any reason, including without limitation, to comply with any applicable law or regulation.
There are currently NO Fees to join Yours in Weddings for Wedding Members. Optional fee-based services are available only to Wedding Suppliers, but participation is not mandatory. See below for details.
Wedding Members: There are currently no fee-based services for a large portion of the Yours in Weddings site. Yours in Weddings may offer optional fee-based functionality/services, which may include services provided by third parties, and your use of such functionality/services shall be subject to any applicable additional terms and conditions, which may consist of the third parties' terms and conditions. Your credit card will not be charged unless and until you agree to use that fee-based functionality/service or incur a charge with Yours in Weddings. The fee and timing of payments for the fee-based functionality/service will be described separately as part of the applicable fee-based functionality/service.
Wedding Suppliers: Suppliers with valid Wedding Supplier Accounts may opt into additional paid services ("Standard Monthly or Premium Annual Services"). Yours in Weddings may list the prices for these Premium Services on the Site, but it reserves the right to change these prices and offer discounts and temporary promotions.
If you believe that Yours in Weddings has charged you in error, you must contact Yours in Weddings Supplier's Support at email@example.com within 30 days after such charge. No refunds will be given for any orders which are more than 30 days old.
If applicable, based on the various optional fee-based programs, you irrevocably and expressly authorize our Third-Party Payment Gateway Provider: Payfast to debit or credit, as appropriate, any monies to the account that you have identified for Yours in Weddings. You agree that you are responsible for maintaining a valid, non-expired credit card on file with us while engaging in fee-based activities on our Site. You agree that if you do not hold a valid, non-expired card on file with us during any billing attempt, you may be subject to interest and penalties as enumerated by our Third Party Service Provider.
If, for any reason, any fees you owe Yours in Weddings have not been received, or in any manner realized by Yours in Weddings ("Unpaid Fees"), you agree to pay such Unpaid Fees immediately. In addition, Yours in Weddings may remove your Advert or Listing. Any partial payments made by Members will first be applied to the most recent fees owed to Yours in Weddings, including interest. Yours in Weddings reserves the right to waive or reduce the amount of any Unpaid Fees, penalties, or interest at any time. You also agree to pay any attorney fees and other costs of collection incurred by us concerning any Unpaid Fees. You also consent and authorize us, in our sole discretion, to make appropriate reports to credit reporting agencies, financial institutions, tax agencies, and law enforcement authorities, and cooperate with them in any resulting investigation or prosecution. Notwithstanding the preceding, Yours in Weddings agrees that it will not charge any late fees or interest to a Member's credit card.
The Yours in Weddings Site might contain or uses copyrighted material, inventions, know-how, potentially patentable business method material, design logos, phrases, names, logos, HTML code, or other computer code or scripts (collectively, "Intellectual Property Content"), all of which, unless otherwise indicated or provided according to a third-party license, are our sole property. We retain all appurtenant rights, interests, and titles to it. We also claim ownership rights under the copyright and trademark laws concerning the "look," "feel," "appearance," and "graphic function" of this Site, including but not limited to its color combinations, sounds, layouts, and designs. You agree and acknowledge that your use of this Site does not confer upon you any license or permission to use our (or any third party's) Intellectual Property Content. You shall not reproduce, modify, display, sell, or distribute the Intellectual Property Content, including but not limited to Submitted Information (as defined below) contributed by you or any other Member, or use our Intellectual Property Content in any other way for public or commercial purposes. Their rightful owners hold all other trademarks, service marks, and copyrights. You may not frame or link to the Site without our prior written permission.
You agree to release Yours in Weddings, its officers, directors, agents, and employees from all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any disputes between you and any other Yours in Weddings Members. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Yours in Weddings Members, and We are not a party to any such disputes. We reserve the right but have no obligation to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
Our Site acts as a passive conduit for any communication or distribution of information, and We do not control the Submitted Information of Yours in Weddings Members. We cannot and will not evaluate, and We are not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, completeness, veracity, or suitability of any Submitted Information or for verifying the identity of the submitting Member. Like any information you obtain through the Internet, you should verify Submitted Information before acting upon it. Yours in Weddings is not responsible for any losses you may incur due to relying on Submitted Information, even if We were advised of the possibility of such losses.
You represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Yours in Weddings an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully-paid-up, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sub-license at multiple levels) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such Submitted Information for any purpose and in any format on or in connection with the Site, the Yours in Weddings business, or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Submitted Information, and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the preceding. By posting Submitted Information to any part of the Site, you automatically grant. You acknowledge that Yours in Weddings may retain archived copies of your Submitted Information and may continue to use your Submitted Information in connection with any materials created before removing your Submitted Information under the license described above.
Furthermore, by posting Submitted Information, you expressly represent and warrant the following: (i) you are the owner, with all appurtenant rights to it, of all communication, content, or information that you post on the Site; or (ii) you are the legitimate and rightful grantee of a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce and distribute such communication, content or information. You furthermore represent and warrant that all persons and entities connected with the Submitted Information, and all other persons and entities whose names, voices, photographs, likenesses, works, services, and materials have been used in the Submitted Information or its exploitation, have authorized the use of their names, voices, photographs, likenesses, performances, and biographical data in connection with the advertising, promotion, trade and other exploitation of the Submitted Information and the rights granted herein.
You agree that your Submitted Information:
- Will not contain your personal information that you do not wish to be made public or displayed according to the applicable settings that you indicate.
- Will not contain another person's personal information or otherwise invade another's privacy
- Will not violate or possibly cause us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, or regulation
- Will not violate the terms of this Agreement
- Will not infringe any third party's intellectual property rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, or trademark rights
- Will not contain obscene, lewd, or suggestive content and or pornography
- Will not be libelous, threatening, harassing, racist, or defamatory. This specifically includes making legal claims of any sort about Yours in Weddings employees, agents, other members, or the Site
- Will not contain the proprietary information of another person or entity
- Will not contain any computer hardware or software, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, or any other computer programming that may interfere with the operation of our Site or our systems and or create or impose a significant burden or load on our Site or systems
- Will not scan or test the vulnerability or security of our Site or the system within which it operates
- Will not be used for commercial or public purposes outside of the requirements of this Agreement. Specifically, your Submitted Information may not be used to advertise the products or services of others and may not contain links to third-party websites.
- Will not create liability for Yours in Weddings in any manner whatsoever
- Will not involve the upload or insertion of any programming language or code into or onto our Site
You further agree not to impersonate another Member or attempt to disguise or conceal the author of any Submitted Information. We reserve the absolute right but do not have the obligation, to remove or restrict any Submitted Information for any reason or no reason at all, including but not limited to Submitted Information you post to the Site that is in violation of this Agreement or is otherwise inappropriate, as determined in Yours in Weddings' sole discretion. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate Members who violate these rules.
You agree to use common sense and good judgment when conducting or posting any online communication or distribution of information. You assume legal responsibility for and will indemnify us from all damages incurred as a result of any of your Submitted Information.
If you undermine the integrity of our Rating and Review system in any way, your membership may be suspended or terminated. Each Wedding Supplier acknowledges that your Rating and Review ("feedback") consists of opinions left by other Yours in Weddings members and a machine calculated feedback score. You further acknowledge that Yours in Weddings does not judge the truth or accuracy of opinions or statements.
1. Members may only leave one feedback item per unique transaction, whether positive, neutral, or negative, for any other Wedding Supplier.
2. The Member leaving the review must have conducted business with the Wedding Supplier and be able to provide proof of that business, such as a signed contract or formal proof of payment (i.e., cashed check, credit card statement, paid invoice, or receipt). Yours in Weddings does not accept editable documents or email correspondence. Yours in Weddings reserves the right to request additional information regarding proof of business.
3. By submitting feedback, you agree that feedback is subject to compliance audit by the Yours in Weddings Compliance Team at any time. Any feedback item investigated by the Yours in Weddings Compliance Team may be temporarily or permanently removed.
To protect the integrity of the Rating and Review system, Yours in Weddings will only consider removing a feedback item under the following scenarios:
1. If feedback posted contains profane, vulgar, and discriminatory language or contains adult material.
2. If Yours in Weddings is provided with a court order directing Yours in Weddings to remove or modify the feedback.
3. If feedback posted makes any reference to actions taken or purported to be taken by Yours in Weddings or any law enforcement organization.
4. If feedback posted seeks to elicit or solicit any Member's contact information, such as other Member email addresses, for any non- Yours in Weddings related commercial or business purposes, or to transmit any unsolicited advertising, "junk mail," "spam," or "chain letters."
5. If the Member who left feedback cannot be reached by Yours in Weddings or fails, within two months from the date Yours in Weddings attempts to contact such Member as part of the dispute process, to validate that the business was conducted with the Wedding Suppliers.
6. If feedback contains personally identifiable information of other members, personnel of Wedding Suppliers, or any other person. Personally, identifiable information includes, but is not limited to, full names, date of birth, physical addresses, email addresses, ID numbers, or any other identification number provided by a government.
12. Filing a Ratings and Review Dispute. Wedding Suppliers may interface to initiate a Review Dispute by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All Wedding Suppliers receiving a feedback item will have the opportunity to respond publicly to the feedback within the Yours in Weddings interface.
Fraud. Yours in Weddings may suspend or terminate your account if We suspect that you have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with our Site, as determined at our sole discretion. 13. Fraudulent acts include, but are not limited to, the manipulation of the Rating and Review System.
14. Manipulating Ratings and Reviews - You acknowledge and agree that the Site is a neutral venue and that all transactions for services are made by and between you and other Members only and, therefore, We cannot, do not, and will not make any comments on behalf of you or your services. As a consequence, you acknowledge that the key component and integrity of the Site is the ability of Members to leave Rating and Review about you or your services (whether positive, neutral, or negative) AND for other Members to read and evaluate those feedback reviews and make voluntary choices based upon that feedback. Therefore, to preserve the key component and integrity of the Site, you shall NOT:
- Attempt to restrict in any way a Member's right to post a review, by contract or otherwise;
- Offer a Member cash or other compensation in any form in exchange for a more favorable review;
- Post or cut and paste or copy the content of a Member feedback review from the Site to your own personal or business Site, to any other third party Web site or to or on any of your own personal, business, or third-party marketing/advertising materials, regardless of the form;
- Attempt to gain feedback by receiving multiple feedback from the same Member;
- Post or attempt to post, in any manner or by any means, a feedback review on your account; or
- Misrepresent or impersonate another Member.
We may allow you to receive promotional coupons ("COMPS & OFFERS") that may be used to purchase goods and services from third parties ("Coupon Suppliers"). In no event shall We be responsible for providing the goods or services indicated in an Offer. We shall have no liability for the goods or services provided under a Coupon. You agree to look solely to the Coupon Suppliers for the goods or services to be provided; therefore, the Coupon Suppliers are responsible for any damages, claims, or liabilities, including, but not limited to, injuries and property damages. You with this release us and our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents from and you waive and remove us and our officers, directors, employees, and agents from all claims, causes of action, damages, liabilities, costs, and attorneys' fees and expenses whatsoever, known or unknown, arising out of the goods or services provided in connection with the Coupons. Additional terms and conditions may be contained on each Coupon. Any violation of the Coupon terms and conditions will make the Coupon void. We are not responsible for lost or stolen Coupons. The combination of a Coupon with other coupons or offers is at the sole discretion of the Coupon Suppliers. Coupons are not redeemable for cash—only one Coupon per redemption. A Coupon is automatically void if prohibited by law. A Coupon may not be used for alcohol, tips, taxes, and any other statutory limitations. Any Coupon credit for utilizing the Coupon for less than its face value shall be at the sole discretion of the Coupon Suppliers unless otherwise required by law. You acknowledge and agree that Yours in Weddings may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Coupons to you or users generally at Yours in Weddings' sole discretion, without prior notice to you.
You, as a result of this, agree and acknowledge that your provision of services or your use of the Site does not confer or imply any contractor (independent or otherwise), agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, or franchiser-franchisee relationship with us and that no affiliation, association or connection exists between you and us. In no event shall you have authority to bind, commit, contract for, or otherwise obligate Yours in Weddings in any manner whatsoever.
We reserve the absolute right to reject your participation, or remove you from your current participation, in the Yours in Weddings Site at any time and for any reason or no reason and without notice to you. Actions that may result in the rejection or removal of your participation can include but are not limited to
Upon your removal from the Site, you may petition for reinstatement. Your Petition for reinstatement must include the following: (i) a written statement as to why you should be reinstated and (ii) your contact information. Your Petition will be reviewed at our discretion, and any determination as to your reinstatement will be based on our sole judgment. Your submission of a petition does not, in any manner, guarantee that you will be reinstated, and We expressly disclaim all representations concerning any such guarantee. We will contact you as to our decision to reinstate you. We are not obligated to give you any reason or basis as to our decision. You understand that any decision as to reinstatement may be a simple yes or no. All decisions are final.
As a result of the performance of this Agreement and whether due to any intentional or negligent act or omission, We may disclose to you or you may otherwise learn of or discover, our documents, business practices, object code, source code, management styles, day-to-day business operations, capabilities, systems, current and future strategies, marketing information, financial information, software, technologies, processes, procedures, methods, and applications, or other aspects of our business ("Our Information"). As a result, you agree and acknowledge that all of Our Information is confidential and shall be our sole and exclusive intellectual property and proprietary information. You agree to use Our Information only for the specific purposes as allowed by the performance of this Agreement. Any disclosure of Our Information to a third party, specifically including a direct competitor, is strictly prohibited and vigorously challenged in a court of law. All obligations contained herein shall survive the termination of this Agreement. Furthermore, you acknowledge that our information is proprietary, confidential, and extremely valuable to us and that Your disclosure of Our Information would materially damage us. You acknowledge and agree that monetary damages provide an insufficient remedy for the breach of this confidentiality obligation and that We shall be entitled to injunctive relief.
We reserve the right to keep all records of all communications between you and other Members for administration purposes.
We always want to receive messages and feedback from Yours in Weddings Members and welcome any comments regarding the Site. However, please be aware that any ideas, suggestions, comments, or proposals you send to Yours in Weddings (collectively, "Submissions") are non-confidential, shall become the sole property of Yours in Weddings, and you as a result of this, assign all right, title and interest in such Submissions. To the extent Submissions cannot be transferred to Yours in Weddings, you as a result of this grant and agree to grant to Yours in Weddings all rights needed for to Yours in Weddings incorporate and commercialize the Submissions at no charge or encumbrance to Yours in Weddings and you agree that Yours in Weddings may disclose the Submissions to any third party in any manner. You agree that Yours in Weddings can sublicense all Submissions in any form to any third party without restriction. Yours in Weddings shall own all rights therein, including all intellectual property rights. Yours in Weddings shall be entitled to use or disseminate the Submissions in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or credit to you.
Remedies for the use of our Site that violate this Agreement include, but are not limited to, the immediate termination of your membership, notifying our Members of your actions, issuing a warning (including a public notice), temporarily suspending your membership, monetary compensation, and injunctive relief.
Yours in Weddings, our employees, and our suppliers provide the Site and the services thereon "as is" without any warranty of any kind, whether express, implied, or statutory. Without limiting the preceding, we expressly disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Yours in Weddings further does not warrant that this Site or any information, services or tools offered on this Site will meet your requirements, will be accurate, complete or current, or will give accurate, complete or current results; that operation of the Site, including tools or other services offered on the Site, will be timely, secure, uninterrupted, or free from error or omission or free from viruses or other harmful components; or that any errors on the Site will be corrected. Yours in Weddings does not represent or warrant that data you store on the Site (for example, in connection with tools) will be secure, available, or preserved. Yours in Weddings does not represent or warrant that all devices or other services on the Site will continue to be offered.
In no event shall Yours in Weddings, our employees, or our suppliers be liable to you or anyone else for direct, indirect damages, lost profits, any special, incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind whatsoever arising out of or relating to the use of or inability to use the Site, for the benefit of coupons, or for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on information contained on the Site, whether in action for breach of warranty or contract, negligence or other tortious act, and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any remedy. Our liability, and that of our employees and suppliers, to you or any third parties in any circumstance, is limited to the lesser of the number of fees you pay to us in the 12 months before the action giving rise to liability, notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any remedy.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and our affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising in any manner in whole or in part out of your use of the Site, including but not limited to (i) your advertising, provision of or failure to pay for goods or services promoted on the Site; and (ii) claims that any of your Submitted Information includes materials owned by third parties without authorization, was defamatory or harassing, or otherwise violated the rights of any third party.
This Site may contain links to other sites provided solely as a convenience to you or which other Members offer. Yours in Weddings is not responsible for the availability of external sites or resources linked to the Site and does not endorse and is not liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Transactions that occur between you and such third-party sites are strictly between you and the third-party and are not the responsibility of Yours in Weddings. Because Yours in Weddings is not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these outside resources or their contents, you should review these linked sites' terms and conditions and privacy policies, as their policies may differ from ours.
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our service and your listing, shipping, transporting, and solicitation of offers to ship and transport items.
Venue and Jurisdiction. By visiting or using the Site, you agree that the laws of South Africa, without regard to principles of conflict of laws of any state or jurisdiction, will govern these Terms and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Yours in Weddings or any of our affiliates. Concerning any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration (as set forth below), you agree not to commence or prosecute any action in connection in addition to that other than in the country and court of South Africa, and you as a result of this consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non-convenience concerning, venue and jurisdiction in the country and court of South Africa.
Yours in Weddings uses industry-standard practices to protect your personal information, including firewalls and Secure Socket Layers. We utilize several different security techniques to protect data from unauthorized access, but except as specified in terms of Purchase, we cannot guarantee the security of our system. Except as set in terms of Purchase, we also do not guarantee uninterrupted or secure access to our system, as the operation of our Site can be interrupted by numerous factors outside of our control.
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