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About The Content
By submitting any Content to Mayors & Cities, The Author represents that he/she has full rights to send us the Content and that sending us the Content for publication on Mayors & Cities will not violate or infringe the rights of any third person or party, including but not limited to, rights in copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights. The Author also represents and understands that he/she will not receive any form of compensation from Mayors & Cities for the Content he/she is submitting. The Author further understands that submission of any Content to Mayors & Cities does not in any way guarantee the Content will be published or appear on Mayors & Cities.
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