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The answers provided in response to your questions reflect the advice of volunteers and staff and are intended to provide useful information to HVI members, consumers, building and construction professionals, and other interested website users. This information should not replace your own individual counsel with professionals in the home ventilating industry. Home Ventilating Institute does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information. All content is provided "as is." Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. The individuals providing responses may not have the complete, entire, or accurate information and no answer provided should be considered the final or only answer on the topic. The entire risk as to the results and the performance of the information is assumed by the user, and in no event shall the Home Ventilating Institute be liable for any direct, consequential, incidental or indirect damages suffered in the course of using the information provided.

ANY INFORMATION OR RESPONSE PROVIDED TO YOUR INQUIRY BY THE HOME VENTILATING INSTITUTE (HVI) IS PRESENTED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. ANY INFORMATION YOU USE SHALL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK. HVI AND ANY PARTY PROVIDING A RESPONSE AT THE DIRECTION OF HVI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE RELIABILITY OF THE RESPONSES PROVIDED AND SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTS CAUSED BY YOUR APPLICATION OF ANY RESPONSE FROM HVI. HVI DISCLAIMS ANY DAMAGE OR LIABILITY THAT MAY ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF ANY RESPONSE FROM HVI. HVI DISCLAIMS PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE AND ANY TECHNOLOGY USED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. HVI MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS AS TO RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, INTEGRITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, OR TO MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. HVI MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ANY RESPONSES WILL BE TIMELY OR ERROR-FREE. IN NO EVENT SHALL HVI OR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, AND/OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF THE PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold HVI, and its directors, officers, employees, and applicable third parties (collectively "Indemnified Persons") harmless from and against any and all claims, including reasonable attorneys' fees, costs, and expenses incidental thereto, which may be suffered by, accrued against, charged to, or recoverable from any Indemnified Person, arising out of, or related to, my use of the HVI website "Contact Us" Service, HVI's authorized use of any of my Inquiry, my application of any information, advice, or responses provided by HVI, and/or my breach of this Agreement. If HVI takes legal action to enforce rights under this Agreement, I agree that I will be financially responsible for the expenses of the action for both parties, including, but not limited to, court costs and attorneys' fees.

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