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A. Subscription Terms. We currently offer a number of subscription terms: monthly e-mail delivery of our Cyber Warnings newsletter and quarterly delivery of our Cyber Defense Magazine. We also offer continuous subscription terms, in the instance that you are offered and accept a continuous subscription service, your Subscription will continue until CDM receives notification of termination from you as described in subsection C below. In this process you authorize CDM to charge the credit card or bank account, you provided during the registration process, the current fees and charges for each subsequent term according to the subscription plan chosen by you. If you subscribed for a term of one (1) year or more of our PRINT edition, you will be notified by CDM before the account designated by you lapses, after your first term.
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