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PhotoCamel Membership Agreement, Guidelines, and Rules

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17. You agree that there are, may be, or will be, times when all the current rules will not cover a given incident, and you agree that the PhotoCamel owners, moderators and supporters have the right to lock, suspend or remove any content or membership with no time delay or warning.

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Failure to meet any of these rules or guidelines may result in your PhotoCamel membership being suspended for a given period of time, or permanently. Depending on the severity, repeated offensive, or any combination of offenses, either warnings, or an immediate suspension (ban) may be issued and is at the sole discretion of the PhotoCamel owners, moderators, or supporters.

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