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The SAMA Website ("Website") is owned and operated by the Strategic Account Management Association ("SAMA") together with its officers, directors, employees, representatives, subsidiaries, affiliates and assigns, for your information, reference and education. By accessing this website, you agree, with the understanding that your access to, and use of, the Website is subject to the specific terms and conditions set forth herein and all applicable Federal, State and Local laws and regulations. By accessing and browsing the Website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, all of the terms and conditions set forth herein.
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